The Collegian
Thursday, July 09, 2020



No news is good news?

Once upon a time, there was a mystical, magical land where beer grew on trees, boys only wore pants and bowties that looked like the Easter bunny threw up on them and textbooks, cigarettes, microwaveable burritos, alcoholic beverages and other pleasantries could be purchased with special currency that magically refilled itself each semester (or with one desperate call to Mom). This special land was where young idiots from New Jersey (like myself) would go to endure rigorous training to become successful accountants, surgeons, journalists and other boring professions that we swore in third grade we would never succumb to.


Letter: Learn to Laugh

Dear Natasha, I appreciate your need to "speak out" against Kristy Burkhardt's Collegian article ("The Dos and Don'ts of Freshman Year"). I also appreciate the fact that you had the courage to publicize what many of your classmates were undoubtedly thinking, however wrong you all were. Nonetheless, I feel it necessary to address your harsh words because frankly, I find them unfounded and disrespectful, not only as a senior, but also as a Richmond student. I am not writing to "rip" on you personally, as you so rudely did to Kristy.


Health and Fitness

Instructor: Any fitness professional available to you. Course meetings: Consistently and persistently. For a truly customized workout regimen, create your own major!


Art for Social Change

When I received my writing assignment for The Collegian last week, I glanced at it and saw something about art and some place called UR Downtown. I closed the e-mail and went back to frantically working on the layout for that week's Collegian (since we Collegian staffers get to spend our Wednesday nights holed up in the Collegian office cracked out on coffee, too much chocolate and excessive song-and-dance routines to Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream"). It was already 1 a.m., so I figured out of sight, out of mind. When I went back the next day to actually read the assignment, what I read interested me.


D-Hall switches up its menu

From curry and naan to a new pastry chef and desserts, the Heilman Dining Center -- known as D-Hall -- has many new food choices this fall semester. To meet the students' demand for new ethnic foods, an Indian bar opened the first day of classes.


Back to basics: Fitness 103

Who said New Year's was the only time for change? The back-to-school season is also a time for new beginnings and is a chance to re-engage academically, or to engage at all for that matter! With countless tips you've acquired from past experiences, little do you know, but you are already equipped and on your way to a personal strategic plan that does more than promise.

Pamela Duran,

Malone sisters, WC '10 and '12, killed in crash

One University of Richmond student and one recent alumna were killed in a car accident Thursday morning in Roosevelt, N.Y. The students, Paige Malone, 19, a rising junior, and Jamie Malone, 22, who graduated in May, were two of three people killed in the single vehicle accident on the Meadowbrook Parkway.


Duncan to give speech at 2010 Commencement

Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, will give the keynote address at this year's Commencement, the university announced earlier this month. A Harvard University graduate whose career spans from playing professional basketball in Australia to running Chicago's public schools, Duncan has been in the education field since 1992, when he ran the Ariel Education Initiative, a program dedicated to improving educational opportunities for students in Chicago's South Side. Many factors go into selecting a commencement speaker. "We want someone who is recognizable, informative and uplifting," said Steven Allred, university provost and chair of the speaker selection committee. "The speaker is someone who should not only be appropriate, but also challenging," Allred said.


Anderson named A-10 Player of the Year

The smallest starter for the University of Richmond was voted as the Atlantic 10 Conference's best player. Junior Kevin Anderson, a 6-foot point guard, was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year on Sunday, becoming the first Spider ever to earn the award. "It feels unbelievable," Anderson said.