The Collegian
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Arts & Entertaiment


Richmond students are not classy

It's true that the recent frat e-mail was disgustingly prejudiced. But more to the point, the images that were so bluntly described are not that far from the true social life of a typical Richmond student. Here's the REAL problem: The university cannot figure out how to clean up after its students.


Festival brings electroacoustic music to campus

The Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival will return to Richmond for its eighth year this weekend. This two-day festival explores both the electroacoustic tradition's variety and its connection to past musical practices, according to the event's Web site, and is devoted to introducing new works through commissions and premieres. Benjamin Broening, associate professor of music and the event's artistic director, founded Third Practice and has been involved with the festival ever since. There was a void in electroacoustic music throughout the Richmond area, he said, and this event has offered the opportunity for people to get more regional exposure to the industry. Broening described electroacoustic music as a genre that presented music involving various degrees of technology - there could be pieces for instruments, computer, video, invented instruments or a mixture of any of these things. Since its first year, Third Practice has grown from a two-concert event to one that features anywhere between five and seven concerts during a two-day period. Staff from the music department and the Modlin Center for the Arts put on the entire festival.


The juice is loose

A few days ago I discovered a juicy new addition to this campus, and judging by the most popular searches this week (Richmond currently holds the top two spots), it seems that a sizable chunk of the rest of our campus knows exactly what I'm talking about. You might remember the article that ran in The Collegian last year about a fast-growing Web site sweeping the nation's universities --


Students watch as Obama becomes the next U.S. president

More than 150 elated students in the Tyler Haynes Commons embraced, shouted and cried shortly after 11 p.m., when the polls closed on the West Coast and television networks announced that Barack Obama would be the 44th president of the United States, the first black American to win the office. "This is now a country where you really can be anything," said Dwayne Foster, a freshman.


Photo Gallery: Nov. 4, 2008

In the final days of the 2008 Election, both political parties stormed in and around Richmond trying to muster up support before Tuesday's contest. Contact staff photographers Eliza Morse, Dan Petty, Megan Wilson and Alex Donoho.


As results favor Dems, a somber mood at GOP election party

By Duncan Phillips Collegian Reporter On a night that seemed ominous for conservatives across the country, the tone of the Republican election party in Richmond was focused on the few bright victories in the state and looked ahead to potential triumphs in the future. A crowd of about 400 supporters gathered in the ballroom at the Richmond Marriott West in Innsbrook to watch the election results pour in.


Women's basketball falls in opening exhibition game

By Andrew Prezioso Collegian Staff The University of Richmond women's basketball team lost 66-64 to DT3 -- a traveling team of recent college players -- but the Spiders gained some valuable lessons from the game and now have 10 days to improve before their opening game against Kennesaw State University. "[The experience] is invaluable," said Richmond coach Michael Shafer.


UR students vote in record numbers at local polls

At 5:45 a.m., a line more than a block-and-a-half long snaked out of the Westhampton Baptist Church voting precinct where 2,200 voters were registered. By 10:30 a.m., more than 30 percent of those voters had cast their ballots, said Richard Stone, chief officer of elections.


Be Part of History!

On November 4th, we will face a choice for our next president: two patriots running for the highest office in land because they believe that America's better days are yet to come.


On election's eve, 85,000 in Va. at Obama's final campaign rally

MANASSAS, Va. -- Once more droves of supporters poured in, chants of "Yes, we can" pervaded the night's cool autumn air, and for the last time Barack Obama took center stage on the eve of a much-anticipated presidential election, as 21 months of campaigning closed here in northern Virginia. "Let me start by noting, Virginia, that this is our last rally," Obama said late Monday night in front of more than 85,000 people at the Prince William Fairgrounds.