By Alli Atayee
RICHMOND, Va. – For those of us not lucky enough to see the landscape and culture of Peru first hand, we can now experience the beauty of the country through the art of a group of Virginia Commonwealth University students.
The 2009 participants from VCU’s Summer Study Abroad program in Peru exhibited their art from March 1st until the 12th in VCU’s student commons.
The gallery was called Inspiration: Peru. VCU student and coordinator of the gallery, Deborah Shapiro, shared her once in a lifetime experience.
“The textiles, the landscape, the combination of Incan and Spanish architecture; the whole country was so beautiful and colorful.”
The group traveled through Lima, Cuzco, and the Sacred Valley as well as other sites along the coast of Peru for a month last summer. This visual exploration inspired artwork including photographs, paintings and more.
By Kyle Horan, Alli Atayee and Asia Holt
This spring Richmond will be formally introduced to their new football team, the Richmond Raiders. The team of over 30 roster hopefuls are pumped and getting ready for their season.
Although their first game isn’t until March 13th, the football team has already broken in their cleats. They won 49 to 45 in an exhibition game against the The AIFA All-stars and they hope their win and their rigorous training will lead them through a successful first season.
“We’re doing as much as we can to keep our team here,” said Jack Bowman, general manager, “We know there have been other teams in the past, but we have high hopes.”
By Alli Atayee and Markia Gore
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.