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Tuesday, November 30, 2021


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Spider in the Kitchen hosts cooking event

On October 5, Spider in the Kitchen, the university's food club on campus that focuses on an exchange of recipes, entertaining and cooking ideas among campus foodies, will host its second event this semester, with a "Soups and Stews" theme. Attendees can sample a menu of tomato bisque, Portuguese sausage and onion stew, Cajun-style gumbo, turkey chili, sandwiches, pumpkin cookies and chocolate bread pudding, put together by Glenn Pruden, the university's executive chef and Cynthia Stearns, assistant director of marketing and special programs, who have worked together for 33 years. Stearns and other dining hall employees, who provide a wealth of resources, founded Spider in the Kitchen in February 2008.


Students "spill" troubles in anonymous online forum

A new website that allows students to rant confidentially and receive feedback about college-related problems will soon connect Richmond students with peers who have been in their shoes. Senior Katie Wilcox is trying to bring (Supporting Peers in Laid-back Listening) to Richmond.


Video: UR Games hosts Live Action Role Play

Students from UR Games gathered in the Lower Forum April 14 to participate in a Live Action Role Play. Live Action Role Play from Jordan Trippeer on Vimeo. Contact videographer Jordan Trippeer at, videographer Brittany Taylor at and videographer Jon Ojanguren at


Afroman to perform at Pig Roast

After meeting with members of the University of Richmond administration Thursday afternoon, the Campus Activities Board has confirmed that Afroman will still perform at Pig Roast on March 27. CAB members decided they would not cancel the Afroman appearance despite recent concerns from University of Richmond community members that the rapper was inappropriate. "We think the benefits outweigh the potential negative outcomes," said Josh Huffines, who was president of CAB when it booked Afroman.


Voice of reason: a guide to campus laundry room etiquette

Ever set your clean clothes in a glob of glue-like detergent that's been lying in wait on top of the washing machine? Ever cruised into the laundry room one minute after a cycle finished and stood in the doorway while awkwardly debating with yourself whether to claim your clothes as someone else impatiently removes them for you, or come back later once they've left? Ever been a little sketched out about the self-propagating piles of clothes that live in laundry room corners? Here are some tips for cleaning the hostile laundry-room air while we clean our clothes. No.


Letter: A livable campus environment

When will this school learn how to allow a livable campus environment? Most likely not during my time here, but I hope during the interim, someone who makes decisions will weigh a few varied and serious concerns. 1.


Class shatters stereotypes through dancing in d-hall

The Sociology 306 class orchestrated the University of Richmond's first flash mob late last night at the Heilman Dining Center. The purpose of the flash mob ? a group who assembles suddenly in a public place to perform an action ? was to encourage inclusivity on campus.


Rapper Afroman to perform on campus during Pig Roast

Last spring, Guster played a concert in the Robins Center. This spring, the big-name artist of the season will be a little more unusual. The Campus Activities Board has booked rapper Afroman to perform during Pig Roast on March 27, 2010. "We wanted to do Afroman because he really fits the party atmosphere of Pig Roast," said Josh Huffines, the president of CAB.


Video: Student team adapts to Quidditch without magic

A group of students inspired by the Harry Potter book series have started a Quidditch team at the University of Richmond that they hope will compete against other local schools. For more information about joining the Quidditch team contact Jessie Kelley at Quidditch at the University of Richmond from Jordan Trippeer on Vimeo. Contact videographer Jordan Trippeer at


Magician Aaron Black impresses Richmond crowd

Students alternated between laughs and gasps as Aaron Black read minds, performed illusions and cracked jokes Friday night. He opened the show by informing the audience that a performance of his had recently been named Show of the Year at the Boulder Festival. He followed up by saying, "My mom was so proud when she wrote that review." He delved into the magical portion of the show by appearing to push a glass bottle entirely through the midsection of a stunned volunteer.


Red delicious: the search for the right apple

It was a crisp, cool morning on I-95 heading north. There were high expectations for this annual outing with my uncle on a Saturday in mid-October, an outing that included quality time, a scarf, some baskets, fresh country air and apples.


Letter: from WAY outside the closet

As an openly gay male on this campus, my experiences are certainly different from those of closeted homosexuals. This may sound familiar, as a similar sentence was published back in January: "As a closeted non-heterosexual male at the University of Richmond, my experiences on this campus are drastically different than those of heterosexuals." The difference is that I am not closeted, and I am not focusing on the differences between homosexuals and heterosexuals, but rather the difference between the experiences of out-gays and closet-gays. As highlighted in the January article, "Letter from the Closet," there is prejudice on this campus, and this prejudice is a main factor in either driving people into the closet, or keeping them locked in the closet.


All that glitters isn't always gold

Ever take a good look around Richmond? The Princeton Review ranked it the 20th most beautiful campus in its 2010 edition of "The Best 371 Colleges," but if you take an even closer look, you will find that the students are just as gorgeous as their surroundings. High-end Ugg boots and Sperrys flood the sidewalks during the fall and winter months, and then it's back to Birkenstocks and other luxury sandals come spring and summer.


Reality check: looking at emotional abuse

College is filled with all types of relationships, spanning from acquaintances to engagements. In developing a sense of self, students search for others with whom they can relate well. Unfortunately, with intimate relationships it can sometimes be difficult to realize when a relationship has passed its expiration date. Emotional abuse can spoil relationships.