If you don't bother the bees, they won't bother you

If you don’t bother the bees, they won’t bother you

Article Written by Rachel Miles Photo Courtesy of Brieannah Gouveia   The hum of bees causes the majority of col- lege students to jump from their chairs and run, jackets pulled over their heads or hands protecting their ears. A…

Expanding the Fiesta

Article Written by Hannah Vandegrift   A series of events this week celebrated Roanoke College’s history of welcoming students of many cultures and nationalities called “Expanding the Fiesta.” This year marks the 175th year of Roanoke College’s founding, and also…

Sociology Professors to Debut Public Health Major in the Fall

Sociology Professors to Debut Public Health Major in the Fall

Article Written by Leah Weinstein Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College   Initiated by Sociology Professors Shannon Anderson and Chad Morris, a new public health major will take its place in the Sociology Department starting in the fall of 2017.  …

New Home for Outdoor Adventure Opens in Bast

New Home for Outdoor Adventure Opens in Bast

Article Written by Hannah Vandegrift Photo Courtesy of Brieannah Gouveia   An old athletic storage space in Bast has been convert- ed into the new headquarters for Roanoke’s Outdoor Adven- tures Program. Chad Heddleston, Out- door Adventures Coordinator, said the…

Teach-in Addresses Student Debt

Teach-in Addresses Student Debt

Photo Courtesy of David Hall Article Written by Joe Krzyston   On Tuesday, April 4, faculty, staff and students attended a teach-in about student debt, which was held in the atrium of the Colket Center. The teach-in was organized by…

Roanoke Graduates Open Escape Room

Article Written by Mikaela Wall   Last month, two Roanoke College graduates and new entrepreneurs joined a business trend that is sweeping the country.Brandon Ford ‘16 and Ben Shaw ‘16, both alumni of the college’s business major, opened Deciphered Roanoke,…

Stevens Joins Board of Trustees

Article Written by Paige Stewart   Roanoke Col- lege recently welcomed a big name to its Board of Trustees. Thomas Ste- vens, a current advertis- ing executive who gradu- ated from the College in 1990, has recently joined as its…

Gearing up for Local Elections

Complied by Paige Stewart Steve McBride Question: What specif- ic event or experience moti- vated you to run for of ces? Answer: I have been thinking about it for about ve years, so what it really comes down to is…

Gearing up for Local Elections

Article Written by Vicki Daguerre What to know about the 8th Delegate District vote: In November, 2017 the 8th Delegate Dis- trict of VA, and all oth- er Districts Common- wealth-wide, will hold an election. Incumbent, Greg Habeeb will be…

Virginia Governor Race Heating Up, Expect Tight Dem Primary, Polls Show

  Article Written by Mackay Pierce Many Roanoke College students may have expected a breather from elec- toral politics after the divisive presidential campaign of 2016. Those people may be out of luck, however, as every year is an election…

A First Look at the New Science Center

A First Look at the New Science Center

    When we here at the Brackety-Ack heard there was a model of the proposed new Science Quad, naturally we got curious. Not to mention being the nerds we are, we love models. So we tracked down said model…

Hurdling Expectations: Track & Field's Nauman Settles into New Role

Hurdling Expectations: Track & Field’s Nauman Settles into New Role

Photo Courtesy of Maroon Athletics Article Written by David Hall   Spring has sprung and with it Roanoke’s track & field team, which began its outdoor season on Saturday at Washington & Lee University’s Track & Field Carnival. There were…

Ultimate Comeback: Frisbee Team Flies High

Ultimate Comeback: Frisbee Team Flies High

Photo Courtesy of Sophie Youtz Article Written by Leah Weinstein   There is a revival happening on Roanoke College’s Ultimate Frisbee team. In the past two years, the team has amassed up to 20 players per tournament, the largest of…

Confessions of a Recovering Music Snob

Confessions of a Recovering Music Snob

Photo Courtesy of Drake Article Written by David Hall It comes as no surprise to those who know me, but I can be a bit picky when it comes to music. Okay that’s an understatement. Let’s put it like this;…

Conspicuous Dog Siting Sparks Questions

Conspicuous Dog Siting Sparks Questions

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by David Hall   Editor’s note: Lack of a concrete explanation led us to mark this story opinion, which is subject to change depending on potential availability of information.   A canine led…

RC Hillel Speaks Out: Hate Has No Place

RC Hillel Speaks Out: Hate Has No Place

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by M’Elise Saloman   On any given Saturday, most Jews are enjoying the last moments of their Sabbath: resting, reflecting, and preparing for the week ahead. However, on Saturday March 18th at 4…

10 Things that are Worse than Graduating

Article Written by Mackay Pierce   It’s that time of year, folks. Whether you are graduating in some 40-odd days or if you have four years left (yes, I realize that’s impossible but alliteration is fun so step off), we…

Three Candidates Contend for Salem Sheriff

Three Candidates Contend for Salem Sheriff

Photo Courtesy of Clark Ruhland Article Written by Brieanah Gouveia   Since the reversal of Salem Sheriff Eric Atkins’s decision to run for re-election was announced last week, three individuals have stepped forward seeking to replace him. Whoever is elected…

Dr. Ivonne Wallace Fuentes: Making History Beyond the Classroom

Dr. Ivonne Wallace Fuentes: Making History Beyond the Classroom

Photo Courtesy of PR Article Written by Paige Stewart   Many college students are unaware of the lives their professors lead outside the classroom.  Dr. Ivonne Wallace Fuentes, a professor in Roanoke College’s History department, however, makes her activities quite…

Disruptive no Divisive, Black Lives Matter INQ Course to be Offered

Disruptive no Divisive, Black Lives Matter INQ Course to be Offered

Photo Courtesy of Black Lives Matter Article Written by Leah Weinstein A new INQ course at Roanoke College will focus on current issues surrounding the black community in America. Beginning next week, Roanoke students, including incoming freshmen, can register for…