The Collegian
Friday, February 23, 2024

Editorials


Opinion

The Music of Itchy Hearts

So here I was on the corner of Broad and Madison Street Friday night listening to four people in a folk(ish) band scream my name aloud in front of about 15 people with crowds nearby. I thought to myself, "Now this is really something that would never happen on our campus: There are four college-aged people playing acoustic guitar, stand-up bass, violin and accordion and stomping on a hubcap for percussion." I hadn't really planned on getting called out, but then again, I don't usually plan on these sorts of things (not that I really could), and quite frankly, it made my night. My mom always said it was one of her biggest regrets of parenting -- that she didn't make us learn to play an instrument.


Opinion

Greetings from Mexico!

Courtesy Lisa Brancheau and Lindsey Ryan By Lisa Brancheau and Lindsey Ryan Westhampton College '06 Greetings from south of the border!


Opinion

Keynesianism revisited

After taking the United States off the gold standard in 1971, Richard Nixon uttered his now infamous and oft-mocked saying, "We're all Keynesians now." Keynesianism would later run into a road-bump called stagflation, and be tossed to the backburner of the metaphorical economic theory stove.


Opinion

10 coolest states

By Benjamin Telsey and Stephen Hess Richmond '09 Let's be honest, there is really nothing going on at UR between the time classes end on Friday and forties at four.


Opinion

The fix is in...

The first hints of springtime after a long cold winter are always the most glorious of days. Like this past Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday nonetheless, with the sun poking out from the clouds and the temperature pushing seventy degrees. It was a great game, too.


Opinion

Make some noise

By Larry Burnett UR SBA '76 Two years ago I wrote to The Collegian about how I could not believe the students' lack of interest in sports activities at The University of Richmond.


Opinion

Chill out! We have spirit.

As a junior at the university, school spirit is a recurring topic of discussion on campus, often leading to possible ways in which attendance at athletic events could be improved. This topic has resurfaced with added emphasis because of the recent Richmond Times-Dispatch article by Paul Woody titled "Spider fans have taken a TO." In the article, Mr. Woody slams students and fans about not supporting their team, especially when they faced St.


Opinion

This Cafe Rocks

By Jason Barnes Richmond '09 The name of Max's Positive Vibe Cafe is more than just clever nomenclature (sorry, I live in Gottwald). It's an accurate representation of the restaurant itself.


Opinion

Letter from the closet

Editor's Note: The Collegian reserves the right to publish anonymous submissions only if an author's well-being is at stake and the article's message is deemed worthy of publication. As a closeted non-heterosexual male at the University of Richmond, my experiences on this campus are drastically different than those of heterosexuals. People stay in the closet for many reasons -- family, religious, financial, profession, social and safety.


Opinion

What do I owe?

It's spring semester, and that means we in the senior class are being harassed on an almost daily basis for donations to the class gift fund.


Opinion

Inauguration Day at Toad's Place

I would like to start off by mentioning that as a Collegian Web developer, I've had to type the words "Obama Inauguration" about one zillion times in the last week, and if I have to do it ONE MORE TIME I'm gonna immolate my keyboard.


Opinion

Letter: Spiders for Life

What is Spiders for Life? The club has been "on the books" for quite a while, but in recent years it has faded away almost entirely.


Opinion

On relationships and life

By Lucy Green Westhampton College '09 {i may kiss like a dragon, but i sting like a bee, boy:} what is it about ourSELVES that make us both SO often tempted to cutting ... each.other down and on the flipside.


Opinion

Feeling the "O-Gasm"

WASHINGTON -- The city is locked in the grip of a powerful "O-gasm." Trudging the length of the frozen Mall from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, a body could acquire a countless bounty of worthless, tacky Obama memorabilia.