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In SGA: Hazing and Title IX were discussed

This article originally appeared in the Rotunda on 9/27/17. An archive is here. In this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting the topic of hazing was discussed, beginning with a presentation by Tracy Maxwell, introduced by Longwood Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Chloe Abshire. Maxwell is the founder and former executive director of the Hazing… Continue reading In SGA: Hazing and Title IX were discussed

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SUPPORTING MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION IN VIRGINIA

This article originally appeared in RVA Magazine on 8/1/17. An archive is here. One of the ever-present issues in 2017 is the debate surrounding marijuana decriminalization and legalization. As support for marijuana increases nationally, legislators have been forced to respond by modernizing their positions. Republicans used to be united in their opposition to drug legalization, but it has become… Continue reading SUPPORTING MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION IN VIRGINIA

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Equality Virginia endorses incumbent House candidates

This article was origianlly published in GayRVA on 7/13/17. Archives are here, here, here and here. Equality Virginia’s Political Action Committee (EVPAC) recently announced its endorsement of 17 incumbent candidates (all Democrats) for the House of Delegates in the 2017 election. These endorsements are based on the candidates’ answers in a survey from EVPAC. The candidates claimed in the survey that, if… Continue reading Equality Virginia endorses incumbent House candidates

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RESTAURATEUR RUNS FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES AS LIBERTARIAN

This article originally appeared in RVA Magazine on 7/17/17. Archives are here, here and here. Jake Crocker has been a small business owner in Richmond for years, and currently owns three restaurants (Uptown Market & Deli, F.W. Sullivan’s and Lady N’awlins) in the city. Now, however, he is venturing out to try something new: he is running as a Libertarian candidate for… Continue reading RESTAURATEUR RUNS FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES AS LIBERTARIAN

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BOOTLEGGERS, BANDITS, AND THE HISTORY OF PROHIBITION IN VIRGINIA

This year marks around the 100th anniversary of Prohibition, also known as the Temperance Movement. Prohibition was an early 1900s social movement against alcohol and the Library of Virginia (LVA) is hosting a new exhibit called, Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled on the events surrounding this very sober timeframe in Virginia’s history.