Ink Magazine is VCU’s alternative student publication. Originally started in 1978, the publication was originally the school’s Black student newsletter, titled Reflections in Ink. In the mid-90s the name changed to The Vine before the staff changed the name again in 2008 to Ink Magazine when it became the VCU arts and culture magazine.
The publication makes an effort to highlight all the members of the community and their unique experiences and abilities. Ink Magazine publishes a print issue two times a school year, and the publication currently has a circulation of 1,000 copies per issue. The digital site publishes on a rolling basis commenting on pop culture, campus life, and the Richmond arts and culture scene. The magazine also sends out a biweekly newsletter highlighting their editorial content, events and opportunities.
Ink Magazine is entirely student-run and operates under the guidance of the VCU Student Media Center director and the governance of the VCU Student Media Board.
Ink Magazine is devoted to the goals of diversity and multiculturalism that VCU itself embodies. Our goal is to reach the subcultures, the outsiders and all those who feel unrepresented in print form. We see them and they should too in the pages of Ink magazine.