About Us

The Commonwealth Times is Virginia Commonwealth University’s award-winning independent student newspaper, produced by a staff made up of VCU students. In 2011, the Society of Professional Journalists awarded The CT first place in Breaking News Photography and The CT took home all three awards in the Editorial Cartooning category.

The CT operates with funding from a portion of students’ mandatory student activity fee and is not subject to the oversight of VCU administration. The CT’s content is generated by student writers, editors and designers of all majors. The CT is distributed outside of the VCU campuses to some local restaurants and businesses as well as among the Monroe Park and MCV campuses in downtown Richmond.

The opinion pages of The Commonwealth Times are a forum open to the public. Clear, concise and compelling contributions are welcome by email at or by mail at 817 W. Broad St., Richmond, Va., 23220. Letters to the editor can be sent to

Letters must be sent from a valid VCU email address or signed with a daytime and evening telephone contact. We reserve the right to edit for grammar, style and space.