The Collegian
Monday, May 20, 2024



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.


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.


Have You Heard: Generra Peck

"Red Ragtop" -- Tim McGraw "Every time I hear your name" --Keith Anderson "Watch the Wind Blow By" --Tim McGraw "Baby, It's Cold Outside" --Dean Martin "Just to See You Smile" --Tim McGraw "Burn" --Usher My high school fight song "Our song" -- Taylor Swift "Take Me Home, Country Roads" -- John Denver "The Dance" -- Garth Brooks Generra Peck might be the busiest person on campus.


A Day in the Life: Spidey

Zorro is a nobleman, Superman is a reporter and Spidey (no, not Spiderman) uses "a job in athletic marketing" as a cover for his secret identity as the man behind the grin. "I go non-stop when I'm in costume," Spi-T said.


Everything is fresh at Cafe Caturra

If you were to take the convenience of a Panera Bread and mix it with the gourmet elegance of a European bistro, then add a dash of the Richmond prep-factor found at Mosaic's, you would probably have a restaurant that looked and smelled a lot like the recently-opened Cafe Caturra. Last Friday, on the second night at its new location near the intersection of Libbie and Grove avenues, the only thing that Cafe Caturra seemed to be running low on was empty chairs. The front patio was packed with groups and couples eager to ring in the weekend with a glass of special reserve wine and sampling platter of international cheeses.


Eve 6 and Alex Band play at Toad's Place for Donate Life

The 1990s rock trio known for putting their tender heart in a blender and watching it spin around to beautiful oblivion was at Toad's Place last Thursday asking the audience to do more than puree their precious organs. Alex Band, the former lead singer of The Calling, got involved with Donate Life after his wife was diagnosed with a liver tumor and needed a transplant, he said. That was three years ago, and since then Band said that with the help of his fans he had raised more than $100,000 for the organization. The show's producer, Denise Mancini Tripp, said that when she began working with Donate Life, she was exposed to the need for organ donations after her son was born. "I met a mother at the hospital who was waiting for a heart for her son, and right then I knew that I was the lucky one," Mancini Tripp said. "More than the money," Band said, "it's about getting people aware and getting them to go out to their local DMVs and become organ donors." The show opened with an acoustic performance from Bandcamp's Matt Bair, who serenaded the audience with lighter-swaying ballads as the room began to fill with college students, middle-aged couples and silver-haired fans, many of whom were wearing fluorescent lanyards to show their support for the cause. By the time Eve 6 took the stage, the floor was comfortably crowded with fans eager to see the punk rock trio reunited after a three-year hiatus. University of Richmond senior Maggie Gustafson said she had become a fan of the group around the time they had disbanded in 2004, so she was excited to see them in concert for the first time. "I loved them in high school," senior Matt Keough said.


Accounting alumna opens Wild Willie's

Wild Willie's, a new restaurant established by a University of Richmond alumna, has already attracted many diners since its opening in March. The restaurant, operated by 2006 graduate Amanda Orrock, is located about 30 minutes away at 7140 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Mechanicsville.


Chemistry professor, a former Olympic swimmer, still holds three world and two national records

A University of Richmond professor currently holds three swimming world records and two national records for his 40 to 44 age group. Although Christopher Stevenson, associate professor of chemistry and the coordinator of the environmental studies program, also competed in the 1984 Olympic Games, according to his students, he keeps his teaching and his passion for swimming separate. Stevenson began swimming in his hometown of San Jose, Calif.


Melvin inspires youth, details Atlantis flight

Leland Melvin never really intended to become an astronaut. But 10 years after he was accepted to NASA's astronaut training program, Melvin became the first University of Richmond graduate in space in February. Melvin was on campus this weekend to present his Reach for the Stars II program, which aims to inspire young students to pursue math and science education.


Gossip Web site sparks controversy

"Always anonymous. Always juicy," is the self-proclaimed description of the Web site, which allows students at 50 colleges and universities to post anonymous comments about other students and organizations at their schools. The Web site urges students to "give us the juice," which has often resulted in racist, sexist, homophobic and offensive posts. The University of Richmond is not currently listed as one of the supported campuses, but anyone can look at the Web site.