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Opinions Differ On Smoking Ban

By Jerome Foster and Chelse Greaux
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — The smoking ban went into effect on December 1. The law prohibits smoking in bars and restaurants. Some people disagree with it, while others agree with the law.

Smoker Clyde Willis and Applebee’s server Tyneisha Wells are opposed to the law.

“Well, I really feel like it was something against people that smoke where it’s another right that you’re losing and that’s really not good,” Willis said.

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Thrift Stores Experience Steady Sales During Economic Crisis

By Chelse Greaux and Eric Blackstock
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — Thrift stores in the Richmond area are seeing an increase in sales as Virginia Commonwealth University students continue to deal with economic issues in the United States.

Area stores, such as Fantastic Thrift and Diversity Thrift, see as many as 1,500 shoppers each day, with Diversity Thrift reporting sales of over $500,000 annually.

“I’ve noticed that we’re seeing more folks from VCU, the University of Richmond, Virginia Union, who are in here at all times during the year,” Diversity Thrift owner Jay Squires said.

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VCU Shafer Dining Court Wins Award

By Iva Radman and Chelse Greaux
VCU InSight

Virginia Commonwealth University‘s Market 810 at Shafer Court Dining Center on the Monroe Park campus has been named a Dining Hall of Distinction by University Business Magazine.

Market 810, operated by Aramark, was the winner in the Public Institution category. A total of 65 higher education institutions from around the country submitted applications for the award.

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Richmond Lawyer Stresses 1st Amendment Rights

By Chelse Greaux
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–Street preachers are not a new occurrence at VCU. However, some students find them offensive and feel they shouldn’t be allowed on campus.

Robert Dybing is a Richmond lawyer and partner at the Thompson McMullan Law Firm. He spoke with VCU InSight about First Amendment rights and why, within reason, street preachers can say what they want.

According to Dybing, street preachers have as much a right to free speech as students do–as long as their speech doesn’t violate certain rules.

“Unless the speech is physically disruptive, unless the speech is unusually loud so that it disturbs the function of the university, it is constitutionally protected,” Dybing says.

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VCU Students Show Little Interest In Governor’s Race

By Curtis Cobert and Chelse Greaux
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va–The gubernatorial election is fast approaching, but you wouldn’t know it on the state’s college campuses.

“I don’t even really know their names…I know DEEDS…right?” John Wassal said, a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Democrat Creigh Deeds is running against Republican Bob McDonnell. Both candidates say they’ve visited numerous universities throughout Virginia, but that hasn’t appeared to increase student interest. Some faculty and students believe the candidates are to blame.

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Emmy Win for VCU-TV/HD

By Chelse Greaux
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — VCU-TV/HD producers Lisa Figueroa and Jordan Rodericks won an Emmy this summer for their documentary “VCU Qatar.”

The 30-minute documentary took four months to produce and profiled the 10th anniversary of the VCU School of the Arts in the Middle Eastern country.

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Departments Reaching Students Through Social Media

By Chelse Greaux and Matt Doyon
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. —  Virginia Commonwealth University departments are tapping in to social media to stay connected with students.

Facebook, where students can become “fans” of department pages, is one of the most popular options for social networking. The site claims more than 250 million users worldwide, and already has a base nearing 40,000 in the VCU network.

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