October 2012

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26 Oct 2012

RamBikes offers students a free way to maintain their bikes

RamBikes is a student operated project the school invested $100,000 in to improve sustainability as well as providing students with knowledgeable, helpful assistance when it comes to biking and bike maintenance.

26 Oct 2012

Richmond Vietnamese restaurant takes top beer honors

Vietnamese food with top craft beer: That was what visitors to the website craftbeer.com said about Richmond Mekong restaurant, labeling them the best “Great American Beer Bar” in September.

26 Oct 2012

Richmond fan restaurant moving, not closing

Baja Bean’s lease on Main St. in Richmond’s Fan district is ending this October and they are currently looking for a new location.

26 Oct 2012

‘Rolling for Freedom’ gets out the vote for ex-cons

The Rolling for Freedom project has a goal to get people registered to vote, as well as help ex-cons restore their voting rights.

12 Oct 2012

VCU School of the Arts to Add New Building in 2015

The Pollack Building has been home to VCU’s School of the Arts for nearly 40 years. This past month the university announced plans for the 38,000-square-feet Institute of Contemporary Art.

12 Oct 2012

Is Richmond Ready for 2015 International Cycling Race?

In 2015 the River City is set to host the World Bicycling Championships. As that date comes closer Richmond is running out of time to prepare the city for the race.

12 Oct 2012

Local Hispanics Say Obama Vote Not Like 2008

Online Story by Gabrielle Jackson Video Story by Jay Powell VCU InSight With election time less than a month away, many Democratic and Republican politicians are going out into the Richmond area to talk to different groups of voters–Hispanic voters are high on the list. According to the U.S Census, the population of Hispanic voters […]

12 Oct 2012

Ashland Race Raises Money for Cancer Research

Online Story by Gabrielle Jackson Video Story by Kathlynn Stone VCU InSight ASHLAND, Va. — The 6th annual “Slay the Dragon” 5k race took place Sept. 22 at Center Park in Ashland to help raise money to “slay” leiomyosarcoma, an extremely rare yet resistant cancer that causes tumors that will eventually smooth muscles cells. The […]

11 Oct 2012

Redskins Training Camp Set to Arrive in 2013

RICHMOND, Va. — Without an NFL team of their own, the city of Richmond has long been considered Redskins territory. On June 6, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the team’s decision to move training camp to the River City. The Redskins move will be in place when the team opens for their three week camp in […]

11 Oct 2012

Students take green to the streets

Online story by Megan Gallagher Video story by Brittany Tilley VCU InSight RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond’s Union Hill is going greener. The Green Unity Leadership Team is a student group that works with the VCU Center for Environmental Studies. Their goal is to make Richmond greener, through research and service. Rachel Elves, the coordinator for […]