New sculpture in Cabell Library inspired by James River
A new sculpture placed in the lobby of James Branch Cabell Library depicts the seven-mile stretch of the James River that cuts through Richmond; from Pony Pasture to the 14th Street Bridge. The sculpture, which also functions as a bench, is titled “Fall Line.” It was created by School of the Arts professor Heath Matysek-Snyder, and took two years to complete
Richmond students participate in walkout for safer schools
Hundreds of Richmond Public School students participated in the National School Walkout demonstrations Wednesday morning, to honor the 17 victims who were killed in the Parkland high school shooting. The peaceful protest heard many students speak out against gun violence, through handmade signs and chanting. Students also held a moment of silence for the victims at the end of the rally.
1 dead, 1 injured in Richmond strip club shooting
Early Wednesday morning, Richmond Police were called to the local strip club CandyBar, along the 3900 block of Hull Street Road. When officers arrived, two males suffering from obvious gunshot wounds were found in the parking lot and immediately transferred to local hospitals. Timothy Vest, 33, was pronounced dead at the hospital; the other victim suffering from non-life threatening injuries. Richmond Police have released two photos of men they consider to be persons of interest in the shooting.
World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76
A Cambridge University spokesman confirmed the death of visionary physicist and author Stephen Hawking early Wednesday morning. Hawking, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1963, was best known for his contributions to modern physics, and his best-selling book “A Brief History in Time”, published in 1988
Sisters and Stethoscopes is holding a tissue drive entitled ‘Kleenex of Kindness’ for Massey Cancer Center today at 7 p.m. at West Grace Street Student Housing South in room 1004H.
Richmond Shelters Become Scarce as Homeless Population Increases
Available shelters are becoming scarce in Richmond as the homeless population increases. Abandoned buildings such as a courthouse have become a haven for homeless residents.
City Council Vote on Meal Tax Today
The Richmond City Council moves to vote today at 6 p.m. on the meal tax increase. The proposed increase would change the meal tax at restaurants from 6 percent to 7.5 percent.
White House Considers Moving International Space Station into Private Sector
The Trump Administration is considering turning the International Space Station into a privately run program. It plans to stop funding the program after 2024.
Jamie Anderson wins Gold in slopestyle snowboarding
Jamie Anderson brought home the gold for team U.S.A in slopestyle snowboarding at the winter olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The day of the competition, weather was brutal, raising concerns about safety and limiting what competitors could do.
Hiatus Kaiyote is a band that has been getting a lot of recognition in the past few years. Sampled by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, and Drake, the Australian quartet has made a name for themselves with their glitchy, percussive, intrepid interpretation of neo-soul. Lead singer, Naomi Saalfield, a.k.a., Nai Palm, released her debut solo album, Needle Paw, and it encompasses everything that makes Nai Palm such a unique artist.
Nai Palm utilizes her full vocal abilities both harmonically and melodically, ranging from her rich lows to her glassy falsetto. Accompanied by only her guitar and her backing vocalists, she explores new territory, revisits songs from Hiatus’ sophomore album, Choose Your Weapon, and even covers songs from artists such as Jimi Hendrix (Have You Ever Been (To Electric Lady Land)) and Tamia (So Into You). Personally, her stripped down version of “Atari” is my favorite song on the album; she managed to use her voice to add texture and depth to parts of the song that were originally electronic. “Crossfire” was another great song about love, a topic Nai Palm doesn’t typically cover in her lyrics. There aren’t a lot of guest features on this album, but the features that made their way onto Needle Paw include aboriginal singer Jason Guwanbal Gurruwiwi and kora player Amadou Suso. All in all, this is a fantastic debut album from Nai Palm. She combines elements of folk, R&B, soul, and tribal music to create a one of a kind album that lets her emotions run loose.
The Volleyball game against Dayton was an exciting one. Both teams are working their hardest in this nerve-wracking game to remain in first place in the A-10. It was one of those games where you could not figure out who will win.
VCU started off with a rocky start by losing the first set 25-20, but soon picked up the pace in the second set winning 25-23. They later won the third set 25-18 and nearly taking the fourth until Dayton began to bounce back from their two set loses with a 25-22 victory. The fifth set was a nail biter until VCU earned 15 points and won the set and the game. They improved to 25-2 on the season and 11-0 in the A-10! They face La Salle on Friday the third. Dayton falls to 18-7 on the season and 9-1 in conference play.