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Run for Raft Brings Funds, Awareness of Mental Illness and Suicide

by Travis Handy BLACKSBURG, Va.–One in four people in the U.S. suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition. That means in the typical family of four, one member is or has been affected by a mental health disorder. Additionally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, mental illness accounts for … Continue reading

Jury Delivers Verdict, Awards $8 Million in VT Wrongful Death Trial

by Travis Handy CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.-The jury found in favor of the parents of Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson, two of the victims of the April 16, 2007 campus shootings, and awarded each of the families $4 million in damages. It is not likely that the families will receive that amount, as Virginia law caps the … Continue reading

Santorum’s Comments on Higher Education Draw Criticism

Political rhetoric has been heating up as GOP hopefuls jockey for the party’s nomination to candidacy for President in 2012. Rick Santorum has found himself in the hot seat over comments made during an address he made to supporters in Michigan on February 25, when he called President Obama a snob for believing that every … Continue reading

Radford’s new mayor wishes RU a bright future

This article first appeared in The Tartan on October 19th 2010 // Travis Handy thandy@radford.edu Radford City’s newly elected mayor Dr. Bruce E. Brown is a busy man.  His kind demeanor and infectious personality are just two of his many attributes, and he brings a great attitude to his role as mayor.  He is a people … Continue reading

Thousands flock to Highlanders Festival

This article first appeared in The Tartan on October 5th 2010 // Travis Handy thandy@radford.edu The sound of bagpipes filled the air Saturday Oct. 2, as hundreds of students, parents and local residents gathered under a beautiful blue sky to celebrate Highlanders Festival’s fifteenth year. Radford City Mayor Dr. Bruce Brown was on hand at the festival, … Continue reading

RU leasing off-campus apartments

This article first appeared in The Tartan on September 21st, 2010 // Travis Handy thandy@radford.edu On Friday Sept. 10, more than 50 students moved into apartments leased by Radford University on Downey St., between the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center and the Covington Center. The move was in response to overcrowded dorm rooms on campus, with … Continue reading

Construction changing the face of Tyler Avenue

This article first appeared in The Tartan on September 17th 2010 // Travis Handy thandy@radford.edu Construction projects are popping up all around Radford University as of late.  One particular construction site that has been causing a lot of curiosity is located on Tyler Avenue beside the 7-11.  Rumors and speculation circulated about its future. Students have heard … Continue reading