As Virginians head to the poll, some vote for ‘lesser of two evils’

RICHMOND, Va. – As voters in Central Virginia headed to the polls on Tuesday morning to cast their votes in the gubernatorial election, there was very little enthusiasm about the choices on the ballot.

In interviews with reporters from VCU’s “iPadJournos” project, many voters in Richmond and in the surrounding counties of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover said that they were dissatisfied with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and his Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli, but decided to chose the “lesser of two evils.” While many voted along their usual party lines, several voters said that they chose Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis instead.

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Clinton urges Virginians to elect his friend McAuliffe

RICHMOND, Va. – Former President Bill Clinton drew a crowd of around 500 people on Sunday afternoon at Richmond Community High School and asked them to elect his friend Terry McAuliffe as governor of Virginia. The Democratic candidate is currently leading the race against Republican Ken Cuccinelli, but has one of the highest unfavorable polling numbers of a frontrunner in recent history.

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Wife increases pressure on Cuccinelli, McAuliffe to debate Sarvis

RICHMOND, Va. – After releasing an emotional video asking for her husband to be included in the gubernatorial debate this week, Dr. Astrid Sarvis said she remains hopeful about her husband’s chances.

“I’m very optimistic. I think that it’s going to take a lot. It’s going to take more than just us,” Sarvis said in an interview with VCU’s “iPadJournos” project at a campaign event in Midlothian on Saturday. Her YouTube video was published on Thursday and has already been viewed almost 5,000 times.

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Food pantry to open for VCU students in need

RICHMOND, Va. – Remembering his days as a college student, Terrence Walker admits he had to cut some corners in order to get his education. The university official, who was a first generation college student himself, said he was inspired to help students facing food shortages and hunger after “reflecting back on my own experiences and the challenges I had to manage my finances and to pay for my education.”

As an administrative assistant for University Counseling Services on the MCV campus at VCU, Walker realized that student hunger is still a prevalent issue today after hearing stories of students coming to class hungry and looking for help, either through the counseling services or the VCU Wellness Resource Center.

“Students go hungry in many cases because of limited resources, and one of the first things that’s easy to cut from a budget is food,” Walker said. He decided to approach the faith community at VCU about starting a food pantry exclusively for college students.

Currently, the Catholic Campus Ministry, the Baptist Campus Ministry, the Muslim Student Association and the Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church are working to start the pantry. According to Walker, it will be housed in the building of the Baptist Campus Ministry and will open some time in the coming spring semester.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Court Wilder, Students

RICHMOND, Va. – When Douglas Wilder calls, gubernatorial candidates are ready to make their case to him and his students. An endorsement by the former Virginia governor can still go a long way for any candidate in Virginia.

Both, Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, spoke to students in Wilder’s public policy class at VCU on Thursday afternoon, outlining their education plans in attempts to rally young voters behind their campaigns.

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Blogging For Your Business

Does your business have a blog?

According to Social Media Today, blogging is more important today than ever before. Blogging can help increase your business’s online presence, as well as increase your business’s website traffic. The articles you post help readers see that you are an expert in your field and help them to remember you. A well maintained blog is also a good way to set you apart from your competition. Sounds good, right? So what’s the problem?

For many businesses, blogging can become tedious and a bit depressing when they don’t gain a lot of readers right way.

Don’t despair! There is still value in maintaining a blog for your business, even if your readership is low.

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Why Your Business Should Be On Pinterest

Since its launch three years ago, Pinterest has taken the social media world by storm. It has become the third highest-trafficked social media site in the United States. The number of people who haven’t heard of Pinterest is drastically dwindling. However, there are still a number of people who don’t know how Pinterest can be useful in marketing their brand or business.

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