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Richmond Church Helps Local Needy With ‘Free Market’

By Kyle Horan
VCU InSight

Every Saturday for the past two years, people in need from the community have found relief with Northminster Baptist Church’s Free Market. It provides a free meal, clothes and household items for people that apply.

“We believe that people in poverty need support, physical support and if we can walk beside them, through the journey, then they can walk themselves out of poverty,” Founder Cassie Matthews said.

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April’s Heat Brings Pollen for Richmond

By Kyle Horan
VCU InSight

April has seen near record high levels for pollen in Richmond. The pollen levels from oak and pine trees peaked at 3700 in early April, the highest it has been since 1998. This pollen is responsible for the yellow haze that can be seen on cars and on road or sidewalk.

“It’s really around April that we see everything bloom quite a bit, again oak and pine is really what you’re going to have the worst problems with and a lot of allergy sufferers really battle the oak and the pine,” WRIC-TV’s Meteorologist, Jason Myers, Said.

The high heat contributed with a lack of rain to help create the conditions for the excess pollen. However, Myers said that having a lot of pollen around this time of year is not uncommon.

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Richmond Tends ‘Urban Forest’

By Kyle Horan and Juliette Delp
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, VA – Richmond is undergoing some serious changes in it’s landscape. American and Winged Elm trees are posing a danger by being too close to the city’s power lines and need to be replaced.

Luke McCall, an arborist with Richmond’s Urban Forestry Division, says the program is not only about removing the hazardous trees but encourages community members to be aware of their environment.

“This program is about education and about elevating people awareness about getting the right tree in the right place and getting proper tree underneath power lines so that they don’t present a safety or maintenance problems, which some of these trees do,” McCall said.


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VCU Sports Dir. Talks About New Cary St. Gym

By Kyle Horan
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–During an in-studio interview VCU’s Director of Recreational Sports, Tom Diehl, spoke with VCU InSight about the newly renovated Cary. St. Gym on the VCU Monroe Park Campus.

While there have been a few bugs after the opening, Diehl says that things are running smoothly.

Diehl says new programs and fitness groups will be starting soon so the students can schedule their workouts for group activities. Group cycling, yoga, and even dance classes are available for members to use and get in shape. Gym memberships can be purchased by faculty and alumni, but the gym is free for students.



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Richmond Welcomes a New Football Team

By Kyle Horan, Alli Atayee and Asia Holt
VCU InSight

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.”

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VCU Cary St. Gym Re-Opens

By Kyle Horan, Chandelis Duster and Agazit Asihel
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — After two years of renovation and $47 million, the Cary St. Gym on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus is back in business.

At 125,000 square feet the new exercise and recreational complex is bigger than two football fields. It includes an indoor soccer field, an indoor track, four basketball courts, two racquetball courts, and a rock climbing wall.

“There’s so many different activities and things to do while you’re here,” Jenn DePuy, a VCU junior, said.

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Local Frat Gets Shut Down

By Iva Radman & Jerome Foster
VCU InSight

Fall semester began with one fewer fraternity on campus. On April 30 the national Kappa Sigma Fraternity office shut down the local VCU chapter for hazing and left 37 initiated students without a Greek home.

The details of that hazing have not been made public. It was serious enough that a VCU student spent four days at VCU Medical Center following a camping trip the group took last spring in Essex County, Virginia.

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