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VCU Student Wins ‘Who’s Who’ Award

By Asia Stormy Holt
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–Tiffany Jones , a Fashion Design senior,  is one of the winners for the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.”

To be nominated, students had to be in good academic standing, were involved on campus and in the community.

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VCU Fashion Week

By Asia Holt
VCU InSight

VCU’s student organization STRUT welcomed students back from spring with the annual fashion week on April 5.

With the theme of Alice and Wonderland, STRUT brought fashion and fun to students by allowing them create their own fashion pieces through competitions and games.  The events were held in VCU’s student commons and included activities like the mad hat and make-up competition, a potato sack race, and a character dress alike contest.

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VCU Students Spend Spring Break Giving Back

By Markia Gore
VCU Insight

RICHMOND, Va.-Virginia Commonwealth University’s spring break was the third week in March and students scoped out destinations, booking flights, and reserving hotel rooms.

Sophomore Vanessa Grandby said she plans to spend spring break on the beach.

“This spring break I will be going to Miami with some of my friends.”

Spring break also brings opportunities to give back. Colleges all over the nation including VCU offer the alternative spring break program where students go to another state or country and do volunteer work including feeding the homeless, working at camps for disabled children, rebuilding homes, and land beautification.

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Couples Cut Back This Valentine’s Day

By Alli Atayee and Markia Gore
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–The recession. A new semester of expenses. Students deal with the bad economy on all sides, and that includes buying Valentine’s Day gifts for their special someones.

Virginia Commonwealth University students Amy Hadra and Drew Vanlandingham know better than most about saving money.

“We had been friends since high school but then the summer before college Drew told me he loved me and now we’re engaged,” said Hadra.

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Larrick Dining Hall to Re-open

By Iva Radman
VCU InSight

After being shut down for nearly three years Larrick Dining Center is scheduled to re-open on January 7, 2010.  Like its’ Monroe Park campus equivalent, Shafer Dining Court, it will feature salads, deli sandwiches, pizza, “comfort” foods, desserts and food to go.

Associate Director of VCU Business Services Dan McDonald says it’s a big improvement from what Larrick was before.

“Students in the past were…they had to pick from the typical cafeteria line, here they’ll be able to go up and get food prepared specifically for them.”

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Acupuncture Gaining Popularity Among Students

By Iva Radman and Amy Via
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. – In ancient times, acupuncture was a last resort medical treatment. Now people everywhere, including students at Virginia Commonwealth University, are using the Asian treatment to help everything from migraines to sports injuries.

Katherine Sammons, a VCU senior in social work, had acupuncture treatments because she said her lack of energy was interfering with schoolwork. After the four-month treatment, she noticed a difference.

“It was really beneficial to me so I definitely sing its praises,” said Sammons.

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New Cary Street Gym To Provide ‘All-In-One’ Service

By Amy Via
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Commonwealth University’s Cary Street Gym on the Monroe Park Campus has been in construction for just under two years.  The renovations will accommodate the university’s increasing volume of students.

Tom Diehl, Director of VCU Recreational Sports, hopes the new space will bring in up to 4,000 students per day.

“What we have is an all-in-one facility.  Everything we could imagine is all in one building,” said Diehl.

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