Poll shows Virginians view police favorably

February 8, 2016

Most Virginians favorably view the police, while a majority feel concerned about the possibility of a terrorist attack in the commonwealth, according to poll data from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute at VCU released Feb. Read More

Va. opioid overdoses hit new high

February 8, 2016

  The bottom third of a sectioned-off piece of the wall at the McShin Foundation’s intake office pays homage to lives lost to addiction. Scraps of newspaper — excerpts of obituaries, names, faces and notes are Read More

Bernie camp opens Richmond office

February 5, 2016

As Virginia’s March 1 primary election approaches, a crowd of Bernie Sanders supporters gathered on the night of Feb. 4 to celebrate the opening of the Democratic presidential candidate’s Richmond field office and campaign center. Read More

VIDEO: RVA Game Jam 2016

February 3, 2016

Read the full article about the event here. Multimedia Editor, Margaret Carmel Margaret is a senior broadcast journalism major with minors in international social justice and Middle Eastern studies and a certificate in global education. Her dream job Read More

Newton’s law of silencing critics

February 1, 2016

As the opening kick-off for SuperBowl L is just under a week away, all talk has been centered around a single issue, seemingly engulfing American society. Instead of anticipating the erratic commercials for an out-of-date cheesy Read More

Bill would remove sales tax on tampons

February 1, 2016

Virginia’s sales tax covers almost everything you buy, from athletic socks to milk. It doesn’t, however, apply to medicine, contact lenses and certain other personal health items. Now, the General Assembly is considering adding feminine Read More

Richmond feels the Bern

February 1, 2016

Virginia Commonwealth University students and the Richmond community came together with one goal in mind: raise awareness and show support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Nearly 200 supporters of all ages came out in Read More

Student entrepreneurs gain new work space

January 30, 2016

  The startup spirit is more alive than ever, and VCU is determined to keep this flame going with the opening of Founder’s Corner. Located in the University Student Commons, Founder’s Corner is a new Read More

Ackell to receive $7.5 million makeover

January 25, 2016

VCU has set its sights on a new multi-million dollar project: the renovation of Ackell Residence Center. The renovations are currently budgeted at approximately $7.5 million. The building, an upperclassmen apartment-style residence hall, has not Read More

Goodbye, Greg

January 25, 2016

Below, four generations of CT Executive Editors bid their farewells to Gregory Osina Weatherford, known by many as an award-winning journalist and editor, the Director of the VCU Student Media Center at 817 W. Broad Read More

Tree supporters try to stump Maggie Walker monument

January 12, 2016

Residents discussed a proposed, and much debated, monument and urban center honoring civil rights activist and Richmond native Maggie Walker at a public forum on Tuesday night. The forum was hosted at the Richmond public library and was Read More

Fed. judges redraw Va. congressional districts

January 12, 2016

A panel of three federal judges redrew Virginia’s congressional map on Jan. 7. The new map adjusts the 3rd and 4th voting districts after a 2013 lawsuit alleged the current congressional map, drawn by a republican-majority legislature, Read More


February 8, 2016

Illustrations Editor, Shannon Wright Shannon is a senior communication arts student and an illustrator and cartoonist herself. Shannon is also the Editor-in-Chief of the VCU Comics Anthology and an active member of the art community. Read More

Pop Politics

February 8, 2016

Staff Illustrator, Gareth Bentall Gareth is a cartoonist and illustrator currently in his junior year as a Communication Arts student. He specializes in political cartoons, humorous illustration, underground comic trivia, bird watching, hoarding, forwarding, boogie Read More

Americans must stop embracing pseudoscience

February 8, 2016

The definition of science seems to be up for debate in this country. Scientific inquiry and careful experimentation are no longer valued. Widely-proven and commonly accepted truths have given way to pseudoscience, a field that Read More

Questioning the Media in order to survive

February 8, 2016

Monica Houston, Opinion Editor When it comes to this generation’s hip-hop and rap, saying you’re a fan of J.Cole or Kendrick Lamar but listen to Meek Mill is like saying you like baloney but don’t Read More

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