Posts by: The Brackety-Ack

Jack Hill

 

The campaigning is done. The votes have been cast. The ballots counted. Twelve senators were voted into office, four representing their respective class and the remainder representing the various areas on campus. The winner for the North Side seat is Chris Temple. The East Side is represented by Ryan Dill. Pete Johnson, [...]

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Greek and Rush Week

On September 18, 2014 By

Pete Johnson

 

Greek and Rush week has proven to be a successful, interesting, and occasionally weird event at times.  Furthermore, if anyone out there likes loud obnoxious music, thundering applause, cheap and rather uncoordinated dancing, and of course the inevitable drunken lush falling off the stage, then look no further: Roanoke College Lip-syncs may [...]

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Noah Glover

 

On September 16, Gordon Wood came to Roanoke College to give a talk on advice America can give the new Egyptian government. The talk began with an explanation of the Arab Spring beginning in 2012. The first country to fall to this was Tunisia, followed by Egypt. Then, in the spring of [...]

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Dear Sue,

As this school year progresses, I’m being assigned more and more papers and projects. I have a group project coming up, and everyone is working together great, except one member. We have tried everything we can think of to make the situation better with this one group member, but they don’t seem to [...]

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Amanda Wolfe

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014, professional relationship expert David Coleman made a visit to the Roanoke College campus to give an auditorium full of students – mostly female – advice on dating, making the first move, sex, and similar subjects. With the majority of the men in the crowd shamelessly crammed into the [...]

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Sydney Goldberg

 

Olde Salem Days was a major success when it hit the streets early on Saturday morning. The annual event started at 8 a.m. and ran until 5 p.m. The streets were booming all throughout the day with local vendors from near and far.

This is a huge accomplishment for the town of [...]

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Rachel Miles

 

Dr. Nicholas Davey returned to the Roanoke College Campus Friday, September 12, for a second time to present his speech titled “Hermeneutics, Experience and Education.” Davey is a Professor of Philosophy from the University of Dundee in Scotland. The event took place at 4:15 in Pickle Lounge of the Colket Center and [...]

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Lyndee Zeller   ​

On the Back Quad on September 11, 2014, there was a flag presentation to commemorate all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack thirteen years ago, including servicemen and victims in the buildings. ​Students could contribute to this day by buying flags. All the proceeds will be going to [...]

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Erin Keating

 

On Saturday, September 6th, CAB hosted this year’s Fall Concert featuring We the Kings.  A few hours before the doors to Bast opened for the concert, twenty lucky students got to meet the band members, Travis Clark, Hunter Thomsen, Danny Duncan, and Coley O’Toole.  Unfortunately, bassist and YouTube star Charles Trippy, was [...]

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Brieanah Gouveia

 

On Friday, September 5, in the Olin Recital Hall, local artist, Ralph Eaton, held a lecture discussing the timeline of his career as an artist, as well as the motivations behind his exhibit, Tournament of Kudzu Parade. The opening reception for the show followed in Olin Gallery.

Eaton studied at the San [...]

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Rachel Miles

 

Thursday September 11, Dr. Monica Vilhauer made her way to the podium in Pickle Lounge to introduce The Practical Value of the Humanities speech and the guest speaker who would be giving it. She prefaced the lecture by describing her own area of study, humanities, as an area which is sometimes laughed [...]

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Julie Stout

 

On Saturday September 6th, Demi Lovato kicked off her first ever world tour in Baltimore. The doors to the arena opened at 6:30, and the show was set to begin at 7:30. For those who have been to a concert, you know that they rarely start on time but, to my surprise, [...]

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The Crisis in the Ukraine

On September 11, 2014 By

Noah Glover

 

It was a cold, bitter night on the lifeless streets of Kiev. Soon this country was about to witness the biggest demonstration it has seen since the fall of the U.S.S.R some twenty-five years ago. This demonstration would begin when President Viktor Yanukovych declined an offer to join the European Union. The [...]

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Tyler Hofmann-Reardon

 

 

The past weekend Kerr Stadium hosted the 2014 Women’s Soccer Roanoke Invitational. The tournament featured Johns Hopkins, Franklin and Marshal, ODAC rival Lynchburg, and your Roanoke Maroons. The Maroons, 2-0 entering the tournament, were set to face a tough Franklin and Marshal squad on Saturday, followed by the #5 NCAA Division [...]

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Scarlett Stover

 

Four North Carolina State University students have created a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs. The nail polish, once painted on the fingernail, supposedly changes colors if dipped in a drink containing commonly used date rape drugs, such as GBH, Rohypnol or Xanax. The idea of the nail [...]

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Emily Geno

 

On Tuesday, September 9, a musical group called Andes Manta performed in Olin Theater. The group is made up of four brothers: Fernando, Luis, Bolivar, and Jorge Lopez. The brothers have traveled and performed for more than twenty years and have played at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Yale [...]

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Lyndee Zeller

 

Roanoke College is coming to terms with its old energy-sucking buildings and putting an energy conservation program into place.  The program will have suggestions and guidelines to help conserve energy, rather than waste it. Dan Cohen is heading this new program designed to help students and faculty lessen their negative impact on [...]

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Five Things NASCAR

On September 11, 2014 By

Hello, Maroons! I’m Ol’ Mr. Fez, and I offer my advice on the world and the people in it. Today, I talk about a subject near and dear to my heart: NASCAR. It’s no secret that so much as admitting you watch NASCAR gets you labeled a redneck. Even with major TV deals and famous [...]

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Tyler Hofmann-Reardon

 

This past Wednesday the Women’s Soccer team hosted Meredith College in an RC Pack the House Event. Although the house was far from packed, the girls came out hyped, ready to make a statement after their loss to top-ranked Johns Hopkins on Sunday. Three minutes into the game, the Maroons made that [...]

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Letter from the Editor

On September 11, 2014 By

Christy Blevins

In the beginning of the school year it is easy to get swept up in the habits around campus and for people to fall into the “bubble” that is Roanoke College. We all know this “bubble;” the attitude in which we walk around and forget that we are actually just on a college [...]

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