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RVA born and bread: Sandwich Week stacked high with savings

Five-dollar hoagies, heroes, reubens and burgers beckoned locals inside popular establishments from downtown to the Fan last week during RVA’s annual “Sandwich Week.”

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Illustration by KALI GREGAN

One year later, not enough

One year after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, protesters returned to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.

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Junior Austin Lushinski looks to power surge men’s XC this season. The team competes on Sept. 1 at CNU. PHOTO courtesy of vcu athletics

XC runs from the competition

The VCU men’s and women’s cross country team opens its 2015 season Sept. 1 in Richmond at the Christopher Newport University exhibition meet.

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One third of new students completed Title IX training

Of VCU’s 8,762 new students, 24 percent of graduate and 33 percent of undergraduate students have completed the mandatory Title IX training by the prize-eligible deadline of Aug. 25.

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Freshman phenom Kelly Graves, center, wins the header over College of Charleston defenders  photos by becca schwartz

Women’s soccer drops two of three in season opener’s

VCU’s women’s soccer team played another close match Aug. 28. The College of Charleston traveled to SportsBackers Stadium and defeated the Rams 1-0 in overtime.

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Titus Andronicus performs at Webster Hall in New York City on Sept. 6, 2014. They will play at The Camel in Richmond on Sept. 13, 2015. PHOTO courtesy  of Carly hoskins/Thisischuck.org

Titus Andronicus: a peculiar band on the road to RVA

Titus Andronicus is touring for the release of their latest album, “A Most Lamentable Tragedy,” and will make a stop at one of Richmond’s local venues, The Camel, on Sept. 13.

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New Beginnings: Briante Weber seeks return

For some, “everything happens for a reason” is a phrase that helps them get through the day. For Briante Weber, it’s a mantra to live by that acknowledges the road ahead offers more long-lived joy than the pain of the past.

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Alchemy Coffee, next to The Depot at VCU, is still preparing for the bike race, but they’re expecting a decline in business. PHOTO BY Anastasia garvin

Businesses brace for UCI’s anticipated 450,000 spectators

With the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships only 19 days away, Richmond’s local businesses are taking caution and making preparations for the quickly approaching event.

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Illustration by Mira Ko

Minority culture still missing from textbooks, classes despite achievments

American history books addressing social issues, written by historians for high school curriculums, fail to adequately represent minority culture.

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Sophomore midfielder Rafael Andrade Santos forces Akron’s Adam Najem out of bounds. photo by audry dubon

Men’s soccer prepares for tough matchups

The Rams will take on each of the top-three ranked teams in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America preseason poll this season. Eight of VCU’s first 10 opponents are ranked in preseason.

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Ross Volpe spins tracks at the DMC U.S. Finals in Brooklyn. Under the name DJ Throdown, Volpe has been performing since before his graduation from VCU in 2007. PHOTO courtesy of Andrew volpe

VCU grad throws down in national DJ competition

If you had told Ross Volpe at his graduation from VCU Arts that he would be competing at one of the most prestigious disc jockeying competitions in the country eight years later, he would have thought you were crazy.

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