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Does First Fridays Art Walk face sketchy future and is racial tension a factor?

Were you at the two most recent Art Walks? There were about 15 fights at the most recent one, and a heavy police presence brought an intense vibe to the event. An event that has revitalized downtown Richmond now stands threatened by its own success, and by the age-old curse where we inadvertently ruin the […]

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Windshield tour drives home the problems of a community

In Richmond’s East End, six housing projects huddle around the Peter Paul Development Center. Then, I-64 wraps around the entire area, successfully positioned as a moat, or wall, which isolates the concentrated urban poverty from the resources of greater Richmond. In this bleak city island,  poor means an average income of $8,900, says Rev. Lynne […]

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Tattoos in the RVA Workplace

Recently Richmond ranked 3rd of top tattooed cities. So what’s the scoop on tatted locals finding work in our fair river city?

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20/20 Visions of Alternative Transportation

The visions of 13 people—what you missed and how you can be involved in the city’s new transit plan. Richmond Connects, a City of Richmond project, staged its kick-off event Tuesday night at the Byrd Theater. Participants were asked to present alternative visions of transportation in an alternative format: 20 slides, 20 seconds a slide. […]

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The ABC’s of Social Media and Happy Hour

Numerous restaurants in Richmond are violating, some without knowing, some simply disregarding, what many see as an invasive prohibition on social media promotion.

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Untangling the Urban Myths Behind Shoe-Tossing

Posted on 14 September 2010

All around the globe, shoes adorn power, cable and phone lines. What does it mean? Continue Reading

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Local hairdresser accepts Food Stamp Challenge

Posted on 12 July 2010

For this project, I spent a week following Alison Stokes, a hairdresser at Red Organics Salon, as she took the Food Stamp Challenge (FSC). The FSC was started by members of Congress in 2007, to increase awareness of the obstacles that complicate access to healthy food for millions of low-income Americans. Continue Reading

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Following the squash trail

Posted on 04 July 2010

Two local organizations form a unique partnership to squash hunger. Continue Reading

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Chance of acceptance plummets as grad school applicants increase

Posted on 03 April 2010

It is the time of year when, with bated breath, graduate school applicants await acceptance letters. Daily, eager eyes scan mailboxes in anticipation, as this could be THE day.  Bills and notices dressed in small, flat envelopes cause momentary panic, until further inspection reveals they aren’t fateful rejection letters. You’ve done it all. Some have […] Continue Reading

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College weight gain can be avoided

Posted on 19 March 2010

Graduate students often report a noticeable change in weight during their first year back at school. The causes are similar to those of the notorious, yet fabled, “Freshman 15,” which refers to a claim that freshman usually lose or gain up to 15 pounds in their first year. In all reality, researchers have found the […] Continue Reading

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The Grad Beat: Hire Us!

Posted on 06 March 2010

“You don’t need to hear another list of statistics to know that our economy is in crisis, because you live it every day. The impact of this recession is real, and it is everywhere.” ~President Obama Graduating college during a recession can be daunting, and sixty-four percent of college seniors surveyed have anxiety about finding […] Continue Reading

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On, Time

Posted on 19 February 2010

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate “Plurality should not be posited without necessity,” or, “Entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity.” -Occam’s Razor That is the philosophy of Occam’s Razor, and while this principle established the foundation for scientific method, at it’s heart, it gives precedence to simplicity. So it applies here to time […] Continue Reading

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Slideshow: ROSMY 40K

Posted on 20 November 2009

Click to view the slideshow of The ROSMY 40K,  a month long fundraising campaign done primarily online, with the exception of the final homestretch. Two public events rallied support for the ROSMY 40K, which generated funds and fostered community. “Perfect 10,” a date auction, was held at Babes. “Eat out for ROSMY,” was held at […] Continue Reading

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First website

Posted on 19 November 2009

Well, that’s just a sneak peek. MASC 642 presented the opportunity to craft my very own website from scratch. For our final project, we had to design a website that showcased our assignments for the semester. My finished product resulted in a more portfolio-like creation versus a news-site.  Over the winter I plan on making […] Continue Reading

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RVA GAY PRIDE

Posted on 27 September 2009

While most of the city was enshrouded by a cold, gray, drizzly atmosphere, Virginia Gay PRIDE festival offered a brightly colored alternative.  The 25th annual event was well attended, although afternoon rains had volunteers scrambling to move the event inside. Click on the photo (and click captions) to view a slideshow of the event, with […] Continue Reading

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Time Travel

Posted on 01 August 2009

Watch historical interpreters reenact the colonial experience that paved the way for life as we know it now. The Citie of Henricus, now an outdoor living museum, was established in 1611 and recreated with the help of Ron Blackburn in 2000. Henricus was our nation’s second settlement, founded by Thomas Dale and home to many […] Continue Reading

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Keep it Vocal

Posted on 01 August 2009

The South of the James Market, soon to be in its third year, was an instant success and remains the most popular farmer’s market in Richmond. Watch the slideshow to see why! Continue Reading

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