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Holiday Foods Raise Health Awareness

By Taylor Hall and Curtis Colbert
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.– As everyone prepares for the holiday season, they also start to decide how to become more health conscious around the holidays–one of the hardest times of the year.

Some students like VCU freshman Rebecca Morrison have found a way to eat healthier all around.

“I’m actually a vegetarian and my parents aren’t so I always cook for myself for Thanksgiving.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than one-third of the U.S. is obese or overweight.

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Anderson Gallery Wraps Up Carlyon Exhibit

By Taylor Hall
VCU Insight

RICHMOND, Va. —  The VCU Anderson Gallery just wrapped up the very popular exhibit “Richard Carlyon: A Retrospective.”

The exhibit featured a re-creation of Richard’s study as it appeared for more than 50 years on West Broad Street.  Richard Carylon, a former VCU faculty member who died in 2006,  was a pivotal figure in the Richmond art community, inspiring people with his paintings, drawings, and unique style in collages.

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Historic Preservation Planning Taught At VCU

By Amy Via and Taylor Hall
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond and areas surrounding it are rich with history and diverse architecture.  The city has numerous “Old and Historic” districts which have been preserved through historic preservation programs and initiatives.

Virginia Commonwealth University has a unique program within their Urban and Regional Studies department, in which students can earn a certificate in Historic Preservation Planning.

The certificate, which combines architectural history and urban planning, is unique to VCU.

“We’re the only ones who are doing historic preservation as a profession within the community development field,” said John Accordino, PhD, the certificate’s coordinator.

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VCU Spreads Ram Spirit to Local Stores

By Taylor Hall
VCU Insight

RICHMOND, Va – Virginia Commonwealth University marketing officials are hoping to get more local stores to sell VCU paraphernalia by spreading the word through their “I Want My Gear” campaign.

According to VCU officials, the campaign launched after a heavy demand from students, alumni, and Richmond locals asking about where they could buy VCU gear and materials.

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Cheap Eats Benefit Students and Restaurants

By Taylor Hall and Iva Radman
VCU InSight

Students at Virginia Commonwealth University are taking advantage of deals at local restaurants during rough economic times. Some of the deals include $1 burgers, tacos, and slices of pizza, and 20% off meals for students.

Restaurants like Strawberry Street Cafe, Extreme Pizza, Little Mexico, and Capital Ale House are some of the hot spots that offer discounts like these. Most of these discounts are offered on week nights.

The deals are not only benefiting the students, but also the restaurants. Despite a National Restaurant Association survey reporting a 0.2% decline in restaurant sales this year, local restaurant owners say that offering these deals to students helps to bring in more traffic.

“It’s a line at the door from 6:00 to 8:30pm. It’s a busy night,” says Ron Joseph, owner of Strawberry Street Cafe.

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Students Keep Safety In Mind

By Taylor Hall and Amy Via
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. – The fall semester at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park campus began with reported crimes near campus. After five students were robbed in two separate incidents, students became more aware of safety. VCU responded by sending an email to all students, stating that VCU police would be increasing patrols.

However, most students still experience times when they don’t feel safe. Elizabeth Murray, a VCU history major, experienced a safety issue earlier this year while walking to her apartment.

“A group of guys on bikes started yelling, well, stopped me and asked me some really degrading questions. And then when I wouldn’t answer them they followed me home,” said Murray.

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