Posts by: The Brackety-Ack

Lyndee Zeller

 

Over 750 parents, family, and students attended the annual Campus Activities Board event, Musical Extravaganza. Musical groups sang and played their instruments, showcasing to the RC community their talents. Dr. Sandborg directs RC Choir and Oriana, the two official choirs on Roanoke College Campus. RC Choir sang selections from Sweeny Todd. The [...]

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By Lyndee Zeller

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first United States case of Ebola Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Don’t mind the upcoming flu season, get ready for Ebola. The deadly virus has taken over three thousand lives in West Africa already, including some US medical aides’. Officials at Texas Health [...]

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By Christy Blevins

 

On October 25, three Roanoke clubs will participate in a 24 hour gaming fundraiser to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Limited Edition, Video Games Club, and Harry Potter Club will host 24 hours of gaming with a personal goal of raising two thousand dollars for the cause.

This [...]

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By Rachel Miles

 

Saturday September 27 saw parents, students, and members from the community gathered in the Wortmann Ballroom to learn more about the Wilderness Act and American environmentalism- an event sponsored by Roanoke College and The Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Both outside of the ballroom and in the back of the room, informational boards [...]

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By Samantha Snead

 

On September 29 Howland Blackiston, a Roanoke College graduate, spoke about the qualities that make honeybees unique as well as the current dangers facing them. The talk took place in Massengill Auditorium, where nearly every seat was taken.

Blackiston opened by showing an image of a honeybee and asked the audience [...]

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By The Sexperts

 

There’s nothing worse than being bored or boring your partner when you get down to business. Are you and your partner tired of the “same-old, same-old” when it comes to the bedroom, or are you just looking to try something new? Carrying out a fantasy or fixation can go a long [...]

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Hello, Maroons! Fez is back, with another edition of Five Things. Last time, it was NASCAR, this time it is PC gaming system Steam. Steam is where you can find a range of games, some made by big-budget studios to ones made by college students. Here are my recommendations on a few titles to try:

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Opinion: Smoking

On October 2, 2014 By

By Jack Hill

 

First off, let me say I have no issues with smoking or smokers. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a personal choice, and one you have a right to. What I do have an issue with, though, is being trapped behind a smoker when we both have to go to the [...]

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By Amanda Wolfe

 

On Friday, September 26th, CAB hosted a Build-a-Bear as one of the kick start events to Family Weekend. The event, which was free of charge to students and their families, was unsurprisingly popular with students, younger siblings, and even the parents.

Similar to the experience one would have at [...]

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Emily Geno

 

The women’s field hockey team faced off against ODAC competitor Sweet Briar College on October 1, in Kerr Stadium. The Maroons seemed to have a starting advantage with a 4-5 record and 0-2 in ODAC, compared to Sweet Briar’s 0-9 and 0-1 in ODAC. It was clear that the Maroons meant business.

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By Tyler Hofmann-Reardon

 

This past Saturday, the Roanoke Maroons field hockey team faced off against the Yellow Jackets of Randolph-Macon College in a critical ODAC matchup. The Maroons entered the game with an impressive 4-3 overall record, but with a loss in their only previous ODAC game. Randolph Macon entered with a completely different [...]

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Dear Sue,

I had a solid group of friends last year, but we had a falling out and now I’m basically friendless. My roommate is never around, so I don’t even have her as a friend. I’ve joined a few clubs, but I still find myself painfully shy, and the people I meet there never [...]

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By Rachel Miles

 

On Tuesday September 23, I sat down with Adriana Otalora to find out a little more about one of the freshmen at Roanoke. Adriana comes to Roanoke College from a town called Winter Springs just outside of Orlando, Florida. She picked Roanoke, she said, “Because I really wanted an [...]

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Family Weekend Schedule

On September 25, 2014 By

 Career Services Appointments

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Fowler Alumni House

(By appointment only)

Multicultural Affairs Open House

2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Second Floor, Alumni Gym

Reception for History Students & Families

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Rooftop Deck, the Bank Building

Family Weekend Information & FOTQ Tickets

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. – [...]

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By Rachel Miles

 

On Thursday September 18, five students and two professors took a van to Lynchburg VA to hear a speech on Peace. The students present were from The Peace and Justice Concentration, students with professors in that concentration, and those intrigued by the idea of overthrowing war with peace. The speech was [...]

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By Samantha Snead

 

On September 23, Dr. Jennifer Wiseman spoke about the Hubble Space Telescope. Wiseman began by giving a brief overview of the telescope’s abilities and how those abilities have changed in the 24 years since its initial launch. Its capabilities are far superior to those of its predecessors, enabling it to capture [...]

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By Erin Keating

 

The Ninth Annual Roanoke Greek Festival was held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on September 19, 20, and 21.  The weekend of fun, food, and dance was free to the public and offered the chance to experience real Greek culture. Last year the festival entertained more than 15,000 [...]

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By Samantha Snead

 

Wash your hands. Doorknobs, computer keyboards, classroom desks, elevator buttons… Every surface you touch puts you at risk for coming into contact with those nasty germs. Hand sanitizer can occasionally be used as a substitute, but don’t overdo it.

 

Clean your room. Keep Lysol wipes handy to disinfect desks and [...]

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The Jordan Harman Band

On September 25, 2014 By

Rachel Miles

 

On Friday September 19, The Jordan Harman Band came to play in the Cavern. Admission was free, and Cavern supplied the equivalent of a swipe without charge for students who ordered food to eat while they listened. The lights were dimmed, and the speakers were turned up loud to draw [...]

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By Lyndee Zeller

 

On weekends, I flutter off to assist two wonderful wedding photographers to capture one of a couple’s most important steps in their path to a lasting relationship: the wedding day. I have been to twelve weddings in the past three months, and in that time, I have gathered insight on what [...]

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