The Collegian
Tuesday, August 16, 2022



Have you heard: Dudley Versaci

Dudley Versaci's interests in music began during the fourth grade when he started listening to the songs of Aerosmith. From there, Versaci moved onto Nirvana during his pre-teen adolescence and has continued to develop his interests in music since.


Video: Trailer to 'Home for the Hobo Days'

The trailer to University of Richmond senior Dan Shoemaker's documentary about the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa. Trailer to "Home for the Hobo Days," by Dan Shoemaker from The Collegian on Vimeo


ART 180 helps disadvantaged youth spark positive change

Ten years ago, Richmond native Marlene Paul noticed that although Richmond had several organizations to help disadvantaged youth, most of them were without art-related programs. Paul believed that artistic expression would promote positive change, so she decided to begin a nonprofit organization, now known as ART 180, to supplement Richmond's existing youth services with an art component, she said. Today, Paul's idea has grown into an organization offering underprivileged children the opportunity to choose from 10, 12-week-long after-school programs during which children can express themselves through everything from film and fashion to drumming and stained glass. Although ART 180's office is located downtown within Artspace Gallery, the free programs are run at different youth facilities such as The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, William Byrd Community House and Elkhardt Middle School. ART 180 Development Manager Amy Koch, who had been working for the organization for one year, said that the programs were run like classes where the children developed their skills each week and worked toward a final exhibition, performance or recital.

Aisan Beat Practice Wednesday @ 9:30 in Booker 101
From left to right: Sandhya Talluri '11, Serena Ding '11, (legs/jeans) Mike Meksouphy VCU '10, (front) Hilbert Billones '09, (seated) Putt Virasathienpornkul '12, (brown shirt) Sunny Mui '11, Lori Smith '09, (blue shirt) Huan Duong '11, (red pants) Mariya Sota '09, Jackie Lee '09, (pink) Claire Ligon '10.

Students form dance group to celebrate Asian hip-hop music

By Kate Foss Collegian Reporter Dance groups are often formed to showcase a certain style of dance, but at the University of Richmond, a dance group was created to showcase a certain type of music. Asian Beat, a dance group on campus, was started by senior Jackie Lee and three of her friends in the spring of 2007. "The purpose of the group is to promote Asian hip-hop and pop artists," Lee said, "as well as Asian artists here in the states." Lee, who is of Korean descent, was born in the United States but attended elementary school in Korea.


Boutique of the Week: Pink

3158 W Cary St Richmond, VA 23221 Every first Thursday of the month, Pink stays up late for Fashion First and offers cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to shoppers and possibly a special sale or a trunk show. If you've been to Carytown you probably have seen (or been in) Pink.

New Faces rehearsal, Tuesday, Sept 17th, 9pm.
Pictured left to right: Shelby Brown '12 (blue), Alyssa Davis '12 (red), Bryarly Richards '12 (turqoise shorts), Maggie Brown '10 (light blue), Jordan Stewart '12 (yellow), Nina Antani '10 (purple), Caitlin Smith '12 (grey pants).

Students prepare for annual production "New Faces"

First-year students at the University of Richmond will have their chance to make their debut as actors and as new students in the production "New Faces." "New Faces" is an annual festival of one-act plays and musical performances presented by Alpha Psi Omega, a dramatic honors fraternity.


UR music librarian reviews famous Opera

By Jenn Hoffman Collegian Reporter Football fanatics fantasize about getting their hands on autographed jerseys while archeologists dream of discovering hidden artifacts telling of past cultures.


Have You Heard: Scott Castro

By Lucy Hester Collegian Reporter "Cape Canaveral" -- Conor Oberst "Tessellate" -- Tokyo Police Club "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" -- Arcade Fire "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" -- Bob Dylan "Flight of the Conchords" -- David Bowie "Fake Palindromes" -- Andrew Bird "The Captive Mind" -- The Helio Sequence "Skinny Love" -- Bon Iver "She's A Jar" -- Wilco Senior Scott Castro loves music.


A Day in the Life: A CVS Cashier

If you had a beer can in your hand last weekend, there is a good chance that Lonnie was the guy who sold it to whoever gave it to you. "It's been pretty ridiculous this past week," Lonnie said.