In Today’s News

Chair yoga in the Commons

OMSA and RecSports host Wellness Fridays, in the OMSA office in the Student Commons. This week’s activity is chair yoga.

Barricade situation in Chesterfield home over

A barricade situation ended early Friday morning, when police entered the Chesterfield home to find the suspect dead. Police say they responded to a domestic assault call to the house. Multiple gunshots were fired inside the house before police entered.

Virginia House and Senate divided on Medicaid expansion

The Virginia House and Senate both passed two year spending bills Thursday. The House’s bill included expanded medicaid, as well as teacher raises and more financial aid for college students. The Senate’s bill cut more than $420 million from the budget proposed last year by former governor Terry McAuliffe.

Russian mercenaries attack US soldiers

A Putin ally, believed to control the mercenaries that attacked U.S. soldiers in Syria this month, was in contact with the Kremlin and Assad before and after the attack, according to U.S. intelligence documents. Yevgeniy Prigozhin was indicted in the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

In Today’s News

Tissue Drive Held Today for Cancer Patients

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.

Staff Picks of 2017

As the year wraps up, we checked in with some of our staff to see what they were listening to this year!

Evie King, Production Director

  • Birds of a Feather, We Rock Together – Mr. Finish Line – Vulfpeck (ft. Antwaun Stanley)

Laura Bryant, Promotions Director

  • Slack Jaw – What Now – Sylvan Esso
  • Slow Mover (single) –  Angie McMahon
  • Palace – The Thrill of it All – Sam Smith
  • Creature Comfort – Everything Now – Arcade Fire
  • It’s Getting Old – Sixteen – Cottonwood Firing Squad

Hayden Molchan, DJ

  • Peak Magnetic – Death Peak – Clark
  •  Leitmotiv – Theory of Colours – Dauwd
  •  Andromeda (Bonobo Remix) – Single – Gorillaz (feat. D.R.A.M.)
  •  Piano Boy – 1987 – Amtrac
  •  Show You The Way – Drunk – Thundercat

Corey Lightner, Volunteer

  • Reddi Whip – Heart Break On A Full Moon – Chris Brown
  •  Droptop In The Rain – Beach House 3 – Ty Dolla $ign
  •  Crew – At What Cost – Goldlink
  •  Everybody Knows – Heart Break On A Full Moon – Chris Brown
  •  Take You Home – No Album – Angel

Sean Pritchard, DJ

  • Alterlife – RINA – Rina Sawayama
  • Legendary Iron Hood – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream – Open Mike Eagle
  • SWEET – SATURATION II – BROCKHAMPTON
  • Mythological Beauty – Capacity – Big Thief
  • LAND OF THE FREE – ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ – Joey Bada$$

Anh Nguyen, DJ

  • June – spin – Tigers Jaw
  • Sunshine Type – Good Nature – Turnover
  • 24 Hours – Paradise – Knox Fortune
  • Sand People – Little World – Zack Villere
  • Only in the West – Sebastian – Yeek

Kiara Walker, Programming Director

  • The Weekend – Ctrl – SZA
  • Tailwhip (single) – Men I Trust
  • Road Head – Soft Sounds from Another Planet- Japanese Breakfast
  • Running- An Open Letter – Nicotine’s Famous Honey
  • Loving is Easy (single) – Rex Orange County

The 2017 Dominion Energy Christmas Parade on WVCW

In case you missed it, here are photos and the audio from our 8th annual coverage of the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade! You can find more photos on here on our Facebook page.

The Monday Morning Lady Lovers hosted the Parade Preshow this year!

This years coverage was hosted by Jon Carpenter, Jacob McFadden, Kiara Walker, and for the final time, senior, Katie Moody.

Needle Paw Album Review

By: Joseph Arbid

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.

VCU Volleyball vs. Dayton

Rams remain undefeated in the A-10

By: Adrian Manzano

​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.