Posts by: The Brackety-Ack

By Erin Keating

 

This Thanksgiving, the iconic Macy’s Day Parade will celebrate its ninetieth anniversary. The first parade was held on Nov. 27, 1924, exactly ninety years before we will celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Surprisingly, the parade was originally called the Macy’s Christmas Parade, because, although it was celebrated on Thanksgiving, it […]

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By Julie Stout

 

On Nov. 19, Roanoke College hosted an annual tradition, Bittle’s Bash. On this day students faculty and staff join together to commemorate the birthday of the college’s first president and founder, David Bittle. The celebration had many fun aspects, most of which have become trademarks of the History Department and Historical […]

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By The Sexperts

 

It’s the time of the year again for holiday feasts and family celebrations, and, for some of you, that may mean traveling to the house of your significant other. This can be especially tricky if it is your first time meeting the folks. Here are a few pieces of advice that […]

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By Erin Keating

 

The Campus Activities Board hosted their fourth annual R-Glow in Alumni Gym from 10 PM to 2 AM on Saturday, November 15. Hundreds of students decked out in neon clothes flocked to R-Glow and spent the night dancing under the black-lights to the beats of DJs Jackson Goyette, Josh Storo, and […]

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By Gina Olson

 

On Nov. 15 Students had the opportunity to preserve their 3D selves in optical crystals. Kramer Entertainment, Inc. provided a 3D printer in the lower atrium of the Colket Center from 4:30-9:00 p.m. to take pictures of students and transform these photos into three-dimensional portraits on crystal keychains. The event was […]

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Dear Sue,

I’m a little concerned about my class, grades, and health. I’ve been sick and I had to miss some classes in order just to feel slightly better. The problem is that my classes all have attendance policies where they grade attendance and an absence or two really impacts my grade. What do I […]

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R-Glow Preview

On November 13, 2014 By

By Lyndee Zeller

 

This year marks the fourth annual Campus Activities Board “R-Glow”. The rave-style event is aimed to bring a large-scale music experience produced by state-of-the-art production technologies to students once a year. Known as one of the biggest parties thrown by Roanoke College’s CAB for students and their guests, R-Glow will provide […]

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By Julie Stout

 

On Wednesday November 12, 2014, Dr. Michele Lise Tarter gave a lecture on the RC campus about the “wichcraze”. After a warning that some material may be hard to swallow, she began her presentation. Despite some of the unpleasant aspects involved in the history of witch hunts, Dr. Tarter said “once […]

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By Erin Keating

 

The President’s Ball on Nov. 8 lasted from 8:00 p.m. to midnight in the Colket Center and featured New Orleans-inspired entertainment.   On the main level of the Colket Center, inspired by the French Quarter, guests were greeted by beautiful string lights and Mardi Gras decorations.  In Commons, dueling pianos provided live […]

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Photo courtesy of John Anderson

By Gina Olson

 

Throughout the world, many families and individuals live their lives without a home. In the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, on a given night in January 2014 “216,261 people were homeless in 67,613 families, representing 37 percent […]

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By Samantha Snead

 

On November 11, students, faculty, and members of the Salem community gathered for “Take Back the Night”, an event to raise awareness and show support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The event began with words from five speakers, followed by two songs from Mainstreet. Participants then walked around […]

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By Erin Keating

 

Darcey Steinke held a reading for her new novel, Sister Golden Hair, at 7:30 on November 6, in the Wortmann Ballroom.  The author of five novels and a memoir, as well as a professor at the New School in New York and Columbia, grew up in Roanoke and said that she […]

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Dear Sue,

I’ve gotten through registration (Thank God),  but my schedule is really full and I’m afraid I don’t have enough time to fit in all my extra and co-curricular activities, including my jobs and leadership roles in clubs. I feel I need all this stuff so I can get into grad school. What do […]

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By Tyler Hofmann

 

This past Saturday, Kerr Stadium hosted the ODAC championship match between #1 seed Roanoke Maroons and the #2 seed Lynchburg Hornets. The game, played in front of a packed house, was set to be a classic and thrilling matchup between the top two teams in the ODAC. Not only would the […]

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Managing Monogamy

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By The Sexperts

 

If you’re in a long-term monogamous relationship, you may find that things just aren’t as exciting as they used to be. After several months or years, sex with the same person has become a habit instead of a way to express your passion for the other. This is a problem that […]

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Big Hero 6 Review

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By Erin Keating

 

Disney’s Big Hero 6—its first animated movie based on Marvel comics—opened on Nov. 7 and closed its successful weekend by ranking  in $56.2 million according to Yahoo Movies.

In high-tech San Fransokyo, fourteen-year-old Hiro Hamada is a genius, and brilliant robotics designer who is more content winning easy money on “Bot […]

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By Julie Stout

 

On Friday, October 24, the Brothers of Alpha Phi Omega hosted their annual showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show. The empty seats of Massengill began to fill at around 7:45 p.m. in anticipation for the 8 p.m. showing to begin. As students and professors alike made their way inside the auditorium, […]

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Campus Ghosts

On October 30, 2014 By

By Tom Carter

 

Nora Jackson was in Chalmers with only half a dozen other RC students. The semester hadn’t started, so the dorms were still mostly empty, but a few people had arrived early for jobs and other activities.

Jackson was putting on makeup, getting ready to go out with her friends, when she […]

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Movie Review: Annabelle

On October 30, 2014 By

By Rachel Miles

 

On October 3 the supernatural horror film Annabelle was released to theaters. Annabelle was produced by James Wan, director of The Conjuring, of which Annabelle is both a prequel and a spin-off of sorts. This film is also based around the true story of the Annabelle doll that was a pivotal part of both […]

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By Samantha Snead

 

The new season of American Horror Story began just under a month ago, yet it’s already about one-third of the way over. So far, we’ve met dozens of characters whose stories are some of the most unique to ever appear on AHS.

In the pilot episode, conjoined twins Bette and Dot, […]

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