| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
At just 21, a kid from the San Fernando Valley named Jim Berk began work as a music teacher at Carson High School. Within a couple of years, the teacher, not much older than some of his students, had turned a woebegone marching band into one of the best...
| Feb 24, 2014
From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More parents are putting their babies to sleep next to them in bed, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that over the past 20 years, bed-sharing has become more common, especially among black and Hispanic families.
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:37 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After a concussion, women tend to have worse symptoms than men. That's the case even when athletes were injured playing the same sport, according to a new study of young soccer players.
Some recent studies have found gender...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:09 PM
For John Krikorian, the revelation occurred in a University of Virginia auxiliary gym in his first scrimmage before his first season as men's basketball coach at Christopher Newport.
Ten or fifteen minutes into the scrimmage versus Washington & Lee,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:48 PM
UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links.
It does not come...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Below is a listing of writing groups and organizations (local, regional and national), as well as conferences and other resources. (List compiled by Features Editor Felicia Mason, supplemented by Leah Price.)
Hampton Roads Writers’ Organizations...
| Jan 5, 2014
During one of his final staff meetings as Virginia Tech's athletic director, Jim Weaver revealed how much pain he was enduring, how Parkinson's disease and two failing hips had not only fast-tracked his retirement but also compromised basic, daily living....
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:50 AM
University of Virginia's pop-singing a cappella sensations, The Hullabahoos, will harmonize Saturday at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. The show is a fundraiser for Wings Over America, a charity that provides college...
| Dec 12, 2013
The first one offered expansive views before crashing in spectacular fashion. The second one simply flew away, never to be found.
Scott Gerami's third homemade drone was a winner, allowing the Naperville real estate agent to market his clients' homes by...
| Nov 28, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Craig Littlepage scrapped Thanksgiving with family in his native Pennsylvania. He's delegating more to underlings and isn't nearly as conversant about early season college basketball as he'd like.
"We're trying to fix football,...
| Oct 16, 2013
Steve James' provocative documentary on concussions in sports, "Head Games," explores the science and indicts the powerful. But his storytelling truly excels when everyday moms, dads and kids reveal their hopes, fears and grief.
A Hampton native,...