The Collegian
Friday, May 24, 2024

Campus Life


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.


Students get head start on careers with 'Roadmap'

More than 1,000 Spiders swarmed onto campus early this school year, and more than 100 of them were first- and second-year students eager to get an early start on their college careers through the university's Roadmap to Success program. The program, which started last fall, seeks to teach students how to get more out of their college experiences, both academically and socially.


Time to consider reprioritizing

"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society." - J. Krishnamurti It's true what that "gamer-guy-who-has-more-video-games-than-friends" quote says: Sometimes the end gets you thinking about the beginning. If I consider the beginnings of this semester, every class, every return to Richmond after breaks at home, has functioned as a sort of nail.


Students map out wheelchair accessability

University of Richmond students participated in Campus Accessibility Day Wednesday and encouraged others to see the difficulties faced by people who use wheelchairs on campus. The students, who are in professor Kim Klinker's class on "Introduction to Geographic Information Systems," have been finishing an accessibility map of campus that was started during the fall.



This is in response to the article about the on-campus parking and the kiddies who were brilliant enough to reach $1,000 in fines.