Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recognized in international competition

Richmond’s Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden placed second in the category of Public Gardens in the USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards. The international competition put the Richmond location up against 19 other gardens around the world. The garden is currently hosting its annual exhibition, “Butterflies Live.” Zarmeena Waseem reports.

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Freedom Now Project highlights fight for education

VCU library’s Freedom Now Project tells the story of the plight for public education during the Civil Rights Movement through photographs. Edward Thornton, a project volunteer and participant of 1963 student protests in Farmville, talks about the project and the event it depicts. Joshua Jackson reports.

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Cycling race route affects VCU final exams

VCU’s final exam schedule was changed due to the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. The race was announced by the City of Richmond in May 2013, but VCU administrators were not informed that the race route would cut directly through the Monroe Park campus until March 2014. This left little time for the […]

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VCU Peppas add to havoc

InSight’s Olivia Witham sits down with Director Ryan Kopacsi of the VCU Peppas, the university pep band. The band is known as the other side of havoc. The band is known for its high energy performances, quirkiness and unique choice of songs.

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VCU campus grieves recent suicides

Two VCU students, freshman Hobie Kopczynski and senior Kelechi Uchella, committed suicide just days apart. There was no connection between the two incidents, but the suicides have left VCU students, faculty and staff grieving and asking why. Olivia Witham reports.

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“Sexting” investigation raises concerns of school officials, parents

Louisa County is investigating a sexting ring involving more than 100 students and the social media site Instagram. Instagram removed the explicit photos after being contacted by the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. Rusty McGuire, the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Louisa County, says charges against the students will likely not be filed, but the investigation has parents […]

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02 May 2014

Watch VCU InSight for May 2, 2014

VCU InSight presents its final newscast for Spring 2014, with anchors Matthew Hall and Joshua Jackson.

02 May 2014

Downtown’s resurgence continues

Downtown Richmond has seen an increase in both business and residential development over the last decade. Monument City Coffee and Records owner Eric Truitt hopes that his business will assist in the continued resurgence of the neighborhood. Nick Wright reports.

02 May 2014

Cookie delivery gets competition

One month after opening, Red Eye Cookie will receive competition from a new Campus Cookie location. Both stores offer cookies by delivery, with VCU students as their target consumer.

02 May 2014

Real Babymama’s of Richmond

InSight’s Teresa Galasso sits down with Aretha Lewis, producer of the web series “Real Babymama’s of Richmond.” The first episode received 80,000 hits on YouTube. The two discuss the theme of the show and how Lewis came up with the idea.

02 May 2014

Spring brings new life to Richmond Metro Zoo

Richmond Metro Zoo welcomed a number of new additions with spring, including a giraffe, camel and kangaroo. The babies, as well as five cheetah cubs that were born last year, are now on display for the public.

02 May 2014

Proposal transforms 17th Street Farmer’s Market into public plaza

A proposed plan by the City of Richmond would convert the 17th Street Farmer’s Market to a public plaza before the city hosts the 2015 Road World Cycling Championships. The plan, which at this point has been well received, includes a public square, outdoor dining area and a band shelter.

01 May 2014

East End Cemetery vandalized

Four gravestones were knocked over and broken in historic East End Cemetery. The gravestones were discovered by volunteers who have been cleaning up overgrowth on the 14 acre property. This is the first known incident of vandalism at the cemetery. Emily Akiyama reports.

01 May 2014

Annual “Take Back the Night” takes place

VCU’s annual “Take Back the Night,” presented by the Student Wellness Center and the student group S.A.V.E, took place April 25. The night raises awareness about sexual assault through speakers, emotional testimonials and a night march through the streets.

18 Apr 2014

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18 Apr 2014

‘E-cigs’ could pose threat to curious kids

Insight’s Matthew Hall reports on electronic cigarettes and how the flavored, liquid nicotine used in the devices may pose a threat to children attracted to fruity and sweet flavors. Experts worry about the increased risk that children could drink the nicotine, which would be toxic or fatal.

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