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VCU Students Partner With VHSL

By Curtis Cobert
VCU Insight

RICHMOND, Va.– With help from students with VCU‘s Center for Sports Leadership, the VHSL has a volleyball tournament at the Siegal Center this month.

The Virginia High School League or VHSL is the governing body over Virginia High School sports.

The Center for Sports Leadership is a gradute program that prepares VCU students for careers with sports backgrounds. The Center has a partnership with the VHSL that allows student to work side by side with the VHSL in planning events.

“We have an events class which basically pick up some of their events throughout the year and help run and organized them,” said Jeremy Hirsch, a student in the Center for Sports Leadership.

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Harry Potter’s ‘Quidditch’ Comes To VCU

Video by Curtis Cobert and Jerome Foster
VCU Insight
Print by Hoon Chung
VCU Mass Communications Student

RICHMOND, Va. – On a recent Wednesday afternoon, while many students at Virginia Commonwealth University had their noses in a textbook, others were running around with a broomstick between their legs.

Securing a ball on her side with one hand holding a broomstick, a woman ran across the field. She bumped into a crowd of players, balls flying over her head and under her legs. She stopped, hurled her ball through a large hoop and scored!

The students were playing Quidditch, a sport derived from the Harry Potter book series popular with teenagers. In the novels, Quidditch is a semi-contact sport played by wizards and witches. In real life, it’s played by muggles – author J.K. Rowling’s term for people without magical abilities.

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Vampires Strike VCU

By Curtis Cobert
VCU Insight

Richmond, Va.– The vampire frenzy that’s sweeping the nation has hit Virginia Commonwealth University. The university is offering a class through the Department of English that deals with “Vampire Literature.”

The class reads and sees films such as “Twilight,” “Interview with the Vampire,” and “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.”

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VCU’s Gains New Nanoscience Program

By Curtis Cobert
VCU Insight

RICHMOND, Va.–It’s a big deal about studying small things.

Virginia Commonwealth University recently joined the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech by offering a new program for graduate students in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Nanoscience studies particles, elements, and systems on a very small scale.

Everett Carpenter, Ph.D., Director of VCU’s Nanomaterials Characterization Center, says that nanomaterials can be found in everyday appliances like speakers, cell phones and the magnetic ink in checkbooks.

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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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Students Fight At Programming Board Events

By Curtis Cobert and Alonna Artis
VCU Insight

RICHMOND Va. — Fights have become more and more frequent at events with the Virginia Commonwealth University Activities Programming Board, or APB.

At the last four APB parties there have been at least seven fights. The most recent of these fights occurring at the Back to School Jam that was held at the Segel Center in August.

“I know during a 2007 event here at the commons and why we don’t have party here…They were macing people here and people weren’t even involved in the fight,” said Mario Wells, a VCU student.

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