Posts by: The Brackety-Ack

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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By Jac Frost

            “So here we are: a thief, two thugs, an assassin and a maniac. But we’re not going to stand by as evil wipes out the galaxy. I guess we’re stuck together, partners.” – Peter Quill

 

Guardians of the Galaxy was the definitive blockbuster of the summer, if not the entire [...]

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By Erin Keating

 

The iPhone 6 has been so highly anticipated that their pre-orders are breaking records according to Apple.  However, is it really worth the hype?  The new iPhone 6 slogan “Bigger than Bigger” is ringing true.  Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have substantially larger and higher resolution screens than [...]

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By Tyler Hofmann-Reardon

 

This past Saturday, in front of a roaring crowd in Bast Gym, the Women’s Volleyball team faced off against ODAC rival, Lynchburg, in what would be a nail-biter of a match. The Maroons entered the contest with a record 12-3, 0-1 in ODAC play, and the Lynchburg Hornets entered at 7-7, [...]

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By Emily Sierra Poertner

 

Roanoke College Volleyball won on Friday in an in-conference game against Randolph College. The Maroons won three of the four sets.

The Roanoke College starters were Jessica Block, Macey Tyree, Sarah Long, Brooke Bostwick, Allison White, Alexandra Martin, with libero Ryan Hedgpeth. Randolph College started Katherine Lesnak, Marissa McClinton, Kerry [...]

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Cross Country Invitational

On September 25, 2014 By

By Emily Sierra Poertner

 

On Saturday September 20 the Maroon Cross Country teams hosted the Roanoke Invitational. The Women’s Cross Country team took first place in their race, and the men came in second in their race. The race was held at Mowles Spring Park in Salem.

In the women’s 5k, Roanoke had five [...]

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Dear Sue,

I really like my roommate and we get along well. However, he/she keeps bringing their significant other over almost every other night, and I keep getting “sexiled” when I have a right to my room also. What should I do?

Sincerely,

Sexed-out-Sam

 

Dear Sexed-out-Sam,

I suggest that you sit down with your [...]

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By 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 [...]

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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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