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.
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 email@example.com. Quidditch at the University of Richmond from Jordan Trippeer on Vimeo. Contact videographer Jordan Trippeer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first of two candidates for the university's chaplain position spoke to about 60 students, faculty and alumni Tuesday afternoon, citing his vision for the chaplaincy as a place where all students would feel welcomed and supported. "Wherever you may be on your journey, the Chaplain's Office will be a place of affirmation," said the Rev.
"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.
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.