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Monday, May 23, 2022


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Ex-tennis coach indicted on child pornography charges

A federal grand jury has indicted former University of Richmond men's tennis coach Steven Gerstenfeld on charges of receiving child pornography, the second scandal in as many weeks to hit the university's athletics department. Authorities with the U.S.


Offensive-minded play gets men's soccer its first win of the season

The University of Richmond men's soccer team earned its first win of the season Saturday during a game against Marshall University (2-6) as a part of the Duquesne Invitational, during which the Spiders also played Lafayette College (2-3-1). Last night's 1-0 loss to Virginia Commonwealth University brought the team's record to 1-5.


Socialism isn't patriotic, Mr. Biden

This morning on ABC's "Good Morning America," Sen. Joe Biden confidently asserted that the wealthiest Americans need to pay more taxes, and not only that, but that doing so is PATRIOTIC. They already shoulder a significant portion of the nation's tax burden, yet Obama and company are demanding more.


Class of 2009: Do it now or never at all

By Bailey Leuschen Westhampton College '09 Attention all seniors at the University of Richmond and underclassmen/women who value the free dispersal of this senior's accumulated wisdom: I am issuing you a challenge. Whether it has struck you already or whether you are still in denial, our senior and final year at UR is upon us. While for some of us this is a sad truth to acknowledge, I write this opinion article without tears or melancholy.


What are the issues?

By Jarrett Dieterle Richmond College '10 Famed economist and philosopher Adam Smith wrote "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" in 1759.


Fraternity houses all around!

How is it that this school takes such a diverse student body and creates many similar people? I'll be asking this question during the coming weeks in an attempt to analyze the enigma that is the University of Richmond and the limitations of the student experience. First, there is the issue of buildings on this campus geared toward late-night student activities.


The American Youth could make history in 2008

By Rasheed Nazeri Richmond College '10 Whether the outcome of the November presidential election comes down to the 13 Electoral College votes of the Commonwealth of Virginia or not, the voters in this state are poised to make history -- and perhaps in more than one way.


Sarah Palin: Anti-Woman "Feminist"

By Vickey Allen Westhampton College '09 One of my favorite sketches on "The Chappelle Show" stars the blind black man who is a leader in the white-power movement.


Women's Rugby: Sugar, spice and everything nice

By William Stanton Richmond College '09 Saturday afternoon while we were all dressing in various pinks and pastels, while our dates wore high heels and grandmother's pearls, while we were headed to the tailgate to pay homage to Homer Simpson's quip that "Watching stuff is way better than doing stuff," some of our Westhampton women weren't with us.


News Briefs: 9/18/08

Group proposes giving a free education for some students Members of the access and affordability Strategic Plan group proposed free tuition, room and board for University of Richmond students whose families make less than $75,000. It was the most ambitious idea discussed Monday night during the Gottwald Auditorium during a forum co-led by James Monks, an E.


Video: Trailer to 'Home for the Hobo Days'

The trailer to University of Richmond senior Dan Shoemaker's documentary about the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa. Trailer to "Home for the Hobo Days," by Dan Shoemaker from The Collegian on Vimeo


ART 180 helps disadvantaged youth spark positive change

Ten years ago, Richmond native Marlene Paul noticed that although Richmond had several organizations to help disadvantaged youth, most of them were without art-related programs. Paul believed that artistic expression would promote positive change, so she decided to begin a nonprofit organization, now known as ART 180, to supplement Richmond's existing youth services with an art component, she said. Today, Paul's idea has grown into an organization offering underprivileged children the opportunity to choose from 10, 12-week-long after-school programs during which children can express themselves through everything from film and fashion to drumming and stained glass. Although ART 180's office is located downtown within Artspace Gallery, the free programs are run at different youth facilities such as The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, William Byrd Community House and Elkhardt Middle School. ART 180 Development Manager Amy Koch, who had been working for the organization for one year, said that the programs were run like classes where the children developed their skills each week and worked toward a final exhibition, performance or recital.

Pamela Duran, '09, and Isabel Arana, '11, playing as doubles partners

Women's tennis season starts tomorrow at W&M

By Jennifer Hoffman Collegian Staff Last year's top six women's tennis players will return to the court this season with three promising freshmen, creating an intricate web of experience and new talent for the Spiders' competitors. "The team will be a level up from where we were last year," head coach Mark Wesselink said.

Aisan Beat Practice Wednesday @ 9:30 in Booker 101
From left to right: Sandhya Talluri '11, Serena Ding '11, (legs/jeans) Mike Meksouphy VCU '10, (front) Hilbert Billones '09, (seated) Putt Virasathienpornkul '12, (brown shirt) Sunny Mui '11, Lori Smith '09, (blue shirt) Huan Duong '11, (red pants) Mariya Sota '09, Jackie Lee '09, (pink) Claire Ligon '10.

Students form dance group to celebrate Asian hip-hop music

By Kate Foss Collegian Reporter Dance groups are often formed to showcase a certain style of dance, but at the University of Richmond, a dance group was created to showcase a certain type of music. Asian Beat, a dance group on campus, was started by senior Jackie Lee and three of her friends in the spring of 2007. "The purpose of the group is to promote Asian hip-hop and pop artists," Lee said, "as well as Asian artists here in the states." Lee, who is of Korean descent, was born in the United States but attended elementary school in Korea.


Calling all quarterbacks

It happened during "Remember the Titans." It happened during the "Friday Night Lights" pilot. And now, it's happening to NFL teams across the country. Back-up quarterbacks, and back-up back-up quarterbacks, are shedding the headphones and clipboards and actually getting some use out of their helmets.