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Tuesday, November 30, 2021


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A Mad-Lib Opinion Column

In addition to making the prerequisite series of fart jokes in my opinion column each week, part of my job as your assistant opinion editor is to motivate you students to write in with your own thoughts, rants, points of view, secret teacher crushes, etc. There are two ways to do this.


Obama or God?

By Angelo DiBello Richmond College '09 Over the last two weeks I, like many, have found myself reading as many articles as I can about the President-elect Barack Obama.


Richmond students are not classy

It's true that the recent frat e-mail was disgustingly prejudiced. But more to the point, the images that were so bluntly described are not that far from the true social life of a typical Richmond student. Here's the REAL problem: The university cannot figure out how to clean up after its students.


Haunted Richmond

Read about the spooky spots in Richmond! Church Hill Tunnel - In 1925 The Church Hill Train Tunnel was reopened after being closed because of deaths in 1877.


Magnolia's bistro comes to Village

Magnolia's, a new wine bar and bistro opening soon in the Village Shopping Center, will provide an atmosphere for people to learn about wine while enjoying good, simple food. The new 45-to-60-seat bistro is the sister restaurant to Village Fine Wine and Cigar.


The "Lion of Zimbabwe" comes to Modlin Center

Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited play Chimurenga music, a musical style that was born out of the struggle to gain independence faced by the people of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Mapfumo founded and popularized the musical style, which he performs with the Blacks Unlimited. Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited are coming to Camp Concert Hall in the Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m.


What the future holds, from the CDC

YOUR FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE PLAN Year One: Adjust to College Life * Learn all you can about UR and the Richmond community * Make connections with faculty, staff and fellow students and get involved on campus * Take a variety of classes and keep an open mind about your major * Meet with a CDC adviser to explore your interests Year Two: Pick a Major * Use CDC self-assessment tools to learn about your interests, abilities and values * Prepare a resume to begin the search for a summer job, internship or learning experience Year Three: Translate Experiences into Career Goals * Choose three to five interests and relate them to career goals * Make connections with professionals in fields that interest you and gain experience through jobs, internships or learning experiences * Explore graduate or professional school options; take entrance exams * Utilize CDC resources on resumes, interviewing and graduate school preparation Year Four: Implement your Goals * Organize a self-directed job search plan * Refine your resume and do a mock interview in the CDC * Finish graduate or professional school applications, if you have chosen to go CDC Events: Sept.


How can we learn from the hanging doll?

Part of me understands the desire to catch and punish the person or persons who hanged the black doll in Cousins Studio Theater in early March. This act, no matter what its intent or motivation, violated our community's sense of propriety and its long-held, if sometimes unattained ideal of mutual respect.


For new president, first task is finding university's identity

As Edward Ayers begins his second full month as president of the University of Richmond and his first week with students, he finds himself probing for answers about the university's identity -- answers he has yet to find. "My job this year, with as much honesty as I can, is to figure out what the University of Richmond is so I can help it fulfill itself," Ayers said. Ayers, the former dean of arts and sciences at the University of Virginia, said his background as a historian is serving him strongly as he works through the early months of his presidency. He is meticulously moving through the campus and among its community members, meeting with groups of students and faculty and doing whatever he can to sense a common pulse in a community that largely fails to fall into the rigid mold of a liberal arts university. "It's very clear that nobody else is built like we are.