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A Devastating Look Into Isolation in “Solitary”

A Devastating Look Into Isolation in “Solitary”

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Kristi Jacobson's new documentary "Solitary" explores the lives of prisoners forced into isolation.

Virginia Felon Voting Highlights Democratic Inconsistencies

Virginia Felon Voting Highlights Democratic Inconsistencies

By Connor Borden, Staff Writer

April 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The day each citizen enjoys full access to their inalienable civil liberties is the day the U.S. will know equity, and from there progress can march forward.

Christina’s Case: University policies should reflect First Amendment rights

Christina’s Case: University policies should reflect First Amendment rights

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 14, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The Virginia Community College System will suspend its restrictive student demonstrations policy following a lawsuit that was filed by Christian Parks, a student at Thomas Nelson Community College. Both the VCCS and Parks’ legal team requested that a federal judge put the case on hold until Ma...

Supreme Court needs to protect mentally disabled

March 4, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The Supreme Court heard arguments in Hall v. Florida, a controversial case that once again brought the issue of capital punishment to the high court’s attention, on March 3. Freddie Lee Hall was tried and convicted of kidnap, rape and murder in 1978, and subsequently sentenced to death. Hall’s attorney’s...

States should increase focus on mental illness

States should increase focus on mental illness

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist

December 2, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A tragic incident involving a Virginia politician has revitalized the national conversation about the prioritization of mental health care. On Nov. 19, state senator and former gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times by his 24-year-old son Austin Deeds, who took his own life after the altercation. A report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch revealed the young man was taken to a commu...