By Stormy Holt and Chandelis Duster
The issue of fair play for air play has been causing some controversy on Capitol Hill between the recording industry and radio broadcasters.
The Performance Rights Act is a new bill in Congress that if passed would make radio stations pay performers, not just song writers, when their music is played over the air. The amount the radio stations will pay will be based off of their annual revenue.
Radio stations have been paying royalties to songwriters for years. The National Association of Broadcasters opposes the bill. Reggie Baker, Program Director and on-air host for Praise 104.7, says if the bill goes into effect it will lead to job loss.
By Asia Stormy Holt
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.
By Asia Holt
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.
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 Derick Waller and Asia Holt
RICHMOND,Va.- Virginia Commonwealth University has a fresh face leading one of the largest university police forces in the nation.
Chief John Venuti maybe new to VCU, but he is familiar with the Richmond community. Venuti, who comes from the Richmond Police Department, said the change is going to simple.
“Well I think it’s going to be a relatively easy transition because the majority of my career in the city of Richmond has been spent on the various streets and neighborhoods that surround the entire university.”