Posts by: The Brackety-Ack

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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Christy Blevins

Editor-in-Chief

 

Zombies are attacking. It’s us against the virus now. With crazy zombies running around downtown, you might want to know how to survive the new apocalypse. Before now, everyone always hypothetically had a plan on “How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse,” but now it is really happening. I mean, seriously, look [...]

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By Samantha Snead

 

Every year, you watch Twitches and Hocus Pocus to get in the Halloween spirit. These are great movies, but have you ever wondered what the real story behind Halloween is?

It all goes back to about 2,000 years ago, when the Celts celebrated their new year, which began on November 1. This celebratory [...]

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By Erin Keating

Frozen: Due to the success of Disney’s Frozen last year, expect Halloween to be a wintry wonderland. There will be tons of little girls – and college girls – dressed as Anna and Elsa running around. Especially after the Boston Bruins video of the team visiting a children’s hospital dressed as Frozen [...]

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By Erin Keating

 

It can be easy to get carried away when trick-or-treating when only motivation is getting more candy. However, in order for everyone to enjoy the holiday, there is an etiquette trick-or-treaters should follow. For starters, don’t visit houses that don’t have their front lights on. Generally, this is a sign that [...]

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The Ghost of Smith 23

On October 30, 2014 By

By Samantha Snead

 

One night, about a month into my freshman year, my roommate and I got into bed at around one in the morning. Like we always did, we talked for a while, until both of us decided to try to fall asleep. We had stopped talking for about half an hour when [...]

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Your first order of business is to promote your satanic ritual. Find friends that you think might be interested and ask them. Once you have recruited 10-14 participants (keep in mind that at least 3 will be used as sacrifices), you are ready to gather your materials.

So, what will you need? Candles, sheep’s or [...]

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By Emily Sorenson

 

Maybe you’re struggling to find an acceptable date to Prez Ball, or perhaps you’ve been so stressed out about midterm grades that you had a break out. So, you turn to voodoo and other magic tricks and charms to solve the problem.

Magic is powerful and can be very dangerous, so [...]

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Our Favorite Halloween Movies:

Christy Blevins: Halloween of course. Michael Myers is classic. Can’t beat John Carpenter’s 1978 film.

Emily Sorenson: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! It’s a childhood favorite that’s always stuck with me.

Tyler Hofmann-Reardon: A Haunted-House.

Lyndee Zeller: Halloween town. Disney channel movies are classics.

Erin Keating: It’s the Great Pumpkin [...]

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The Men’s Soccer team finished their regular season with one last ODAC matchup against Guilford College. The Maroons came into this contest ranked 24th for Division III schools in the nation and their record of 12-2-2 overall, 9-0-1 in the ODAC, was good for first in the league. The Guilford Quakers had struggled throughout the [...]

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On Oct. 28, the Women’s Soccer team closed out their regular season play with an ODAC match against the Quakers of Guilford College. Roanoke came into the contest with an impressive 10-6-1 overall record, including a 6-4-1 record in the ODAC, while Guilford entered with a dismal record of 2-15-1 overall, 2-9 in ODAC play. [...]

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Dear Sue,

 

I’ve been having a great semester so far, but recently my roommate has been freaking me out and it’s starting to reflect in my grades. She has been sleeping all day and goes out at night, which wouldn’t be a problem except she makes a lot of noise when she comes back [...]

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By: Rachel Miles

 

On Wednesday October 22, Dr. Morris of the anthropology department and Dr. Anderson of the sociology department set up a round table discussion about Ebola in order to give the students more information on the crisis in West Africa and the fear of what it could mean for the United States. [...]

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By Erin Keating

 

The first day of the Writing Center’s annual Roanoke Writes Week kicked off on Oct. 20, coinciding with the National Day on Writing, which is designed to celebrate all forms of writing in our everyday lives. Dr. McGlaun, the director of the Writing Center, said, “Writing is so important not only [...]

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By: The Sexperts

 

First, let’s stop using the word slut: it has a negative connotation. I propose we use the term “person who is having more fun than the rest of us.” Let’s be honest, sex feels good. Actually, sex feels really freaking amazing. So for the people out there having more of it, [...]

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Dear Sue

On October 23, 2014 By

Dear Sue,

I don’t really have such a complicated question. There’s this guy I see around all the time and I obviously think he is really attractive, so how do I get him to notice me? I am a returning student this year. Do I just wait for him, or is there some cheesy pick [...]

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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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