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Students Prepare for Holiday Shopping

By Alonna Artis and Ben Schafer
VCU InSight

With the holiday season fast approaching, businesses are trying to pull in customers, but unlike previous years students aren’t exactly preparing to shop until they drop.

Taylor Brown, freshman nursing major, says that she will be downsizing this year.

“I will probably spend less, just because I don’t have a job right now,” says Brown.

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Historic Foundation Discusses Mission and Successes

By Alonna Artis
VCU InSight

The Historic Richmond Foundation is the oldest non-profit organization in Richmond. Founded in 1935, the Historic Richmond Foundation preserves the historic assets that define Richmond’s unique character.

Katie Kelley, the foundation’s marketing manager, says that preserving Richmond’s history has real results.

“Sixteen years ago we saved The National Theater on Broad St. from demolition and if we had never done that, it would never have opened as a wonderful performance venue today,” said Kelley.

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VCU Sorority Raises Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

By Alonna Artis
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority members are getting involved and  raising money to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month on VCU’s campus this October.

The sorority set up an  informational table outside the University Student Commons early in the month to educate students about the condition. According to the National Cancer Institute, 192, 370 women and 1, 910 men have been diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone, with deaths in 40, 170 women and 440 men.

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New Artwork in Commons Plaza

By Alonna Artis
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–A new symbol of school spirit titled “Ramifications” is now on display outside the Student Commons on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus.

The 14-foot-tall, 3500 pound ram horns were created in China by Tim Blum, a 1994 graduate of VCU’s Master of Fine Art’s program.

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