By Markia Gore
RICHMOND, Va.-Virginia Commonwealth University’s spring break was the third week in March and students scoped out destinations, booking flights, and reserving hotel rooms.
Sophomore Vanessa Grandby said she plans to spend spring break on the beach.
“This spring break I will be going to Miami with some of my friends.”
Spring break also brings opportunities to give back. Colleges all over the nation including VCU offer the alternative spring break program where students go to another state or country and do volunteer work including feeding the homeless, working at camps for disabled children, rebuilding homes, and land beautification.
By Curt Dozier and Markia Gore
For Rick Childers the VCU basketball season is more than just fun and games–it’s become a way of life.
Going to places as far away as Cancun, Reno and Oklahoma City, Childers is as much a part of VCU basketball as its mascot, Rodney the Ram. The 52-year-old state police lieutenant keeps a very watchful eye on comparing his work and game schedules.
“I usually get a schedule and I’m making notes and sending my boss e-mails saying I need this day, this day and this day,” Childers said.
For Childers, those days add up to what he calls “the streak.”
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.