Posts by: John Stang

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As part of a yearly event, Roanoke College hosted Relay for Life to raise money for cancer research.

After weeks of hard fundraising, the teams gathered on the Back Quad Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. with pitched tents and various festivities to walk around it for the cause. Some would […]

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The Trump Card

On April 15, 2011 By

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Megalomaniac millionaire Donald Trump’s recent media crusade to find the answers to President Obama’s birth certificate problem certainly have put a bad stain on the reputation of the Republican Party. In a mere ten days Trump has achieved a cult like status in the GOP by touting a long ago disproven conspiracy […]

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News Editor

The question of what historically makes the U.S. different from the rest of the world was the topic of conversation on Wednesday, April 6 as students, faculty, and community members packed into Bast for another Fowler lecture.  Joseph Bottum, contributing editor  to the Weekly Standard, and Jon Meacham, former editor of […]

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News Editor

Grim news looms at the beltway on Friday as the U.S. federal government will officially shutdown if the House and the Senate cannot reconcile their budget differences.  Both House Speaker John Boeher (R, OH) and Senator Harry Reid (D, NV) have been in talks with the president to resolve the issue to […]

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Courtney Francisco

Staff Writer

She fist pumps, hair bumps, boy humps, and she’s running for president! Nicole Polizzi, better known by her stage name, Snooki, from MTV’s hit reality show, The Jersey Shore, is launching a campaign for president and is highly supported by her shore-mates and the rest of the young republican community.

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Sean Anderson

Staff Writer

As part of a new financial plan for Roanoke College in the coming years, Roanoke College has decided to cut the majority of funding to Greek life organizations.

 The cut will require all of the Greek organizations—including those that currently reside on Elizabeth Campus—to be relocated to the Crawford […]

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News Editor

America is struggling through a dark time of economic uncertainty, cultural frustration, and throwing itself into foreign policy quagmires the likes of which no one has ever seen.  It looks obvious that President Barack Hussein Obama is not up to the job of governing.  His Keynesian stimulus package, his government takeover of the […]

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Important Announcement

On April 1, 2011 By

April Fools from the Brackety-Ack.  None of the stories in this edition are true, otherwise I think we would be up for at least a Pulitzer Prize if we were this good.  Enjoy reading these humorous stories.

The Brackety-Ack Staff

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John Stang

News Editor

In today’s political climate split by partisan lines drawn from ideological differences, Jonathan Haidt finds it very important to understand why those differences exist. Haidt presented his theory to an audience of RC students and faculty on Wednesday, March 16 with the title “What Liberals Don’t Understand About Moral Psychology […]

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News Editor

With the fighting intensifying in Libya everyday between the government of Moamar Gadhafi and Libyan rebel forces, the international community is taking action in an attempt to suppress the violence perpetrated by Gadhafi.  Reports indicate that the fighting has been taking place along the coastal cities of Libya, specifically in areas where there […]

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Ask Dr. P

On March 18, 2011 By

Galdino Panzarone

Contributor

Dear Dr. P, Just last week CBS News had an article saying that oral sex causes oral cancer.  How can this be true?  It seems to be a scare tactic invented by sexual puritans.

Dear Concerned. 

It is both true and scary.

I too saw the article that clearly stated that […]

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Jillian Foerster

The opinion article written by Josh Goldsmith in the most recent issue of the Brackety-Ack is poorly reasoned.  I actually agree with his underlying argument that marijuana should be legalized.  However, questioning Campus Safety’s (not “Security,” a mistake appearing fifteen times) tactics for enforcing a federally mandated law is not the correct method […]

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Patrick Dolan

To Whom It May Concern:

            As a concerned member of the student body, I would like to put forward a proposal to make mid-term grades available to all students each semester. Currently, only freshmen and students who have a “D” or below receive mid-term grades, however, based on substantial support from the […]

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O News

On March 18, 2011 By

Delta Gamma

This past weekend Delta Gamma welcomed the Virginia Tech chapter to a Founders Day celebration held at Hotel Roanoke. The celebration recognized leaders within the chapters and allowed the two Delta Gamma chapters to bond over a luncheon. Delta Gamma at Roanoke College looks forward to continuing its close bond with the chapter […]

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Dean’s Award

On March 18, 2011 By

DEAN’S AWARDS FOR FACULTY EXCELLENCE

IN TEACHING AND IN PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

 

                                      Nominations Sought from Students and Faculty

 

 

            In order to give public recognition to outstanding performance, which is frequently typical of so many faculty members at Roanoke College, the Dean’s Council has established awards for faculty excellence in the […]

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Former NRA Lobbyist Visits RC

On February 25, 2011 By

News Editor

Former National Rifle Association (NRA) representative, Richard Feldman, gave a lecture called “Behind Enemy Lines: Guns, Politics, and Public Policy.” Feldman’s point was to explain both sides of the gun control debate and demystify some elements that have been portrayed negatively by both sides. He also discussed his work with the NRA and […]

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RC Celebrates Chinese New Year

On February 25, 2011 By

News Editor

In an effort to give students a flavor of another culture, Roanoke College students and faculty celebrated the Chinese New Year on Thur., Feb. 17 in the Wortmann Ballroom. The celebration lasted for about two hours, and included traditional Chinese food, songs performed by students in the Chinese and Japanese classes, trivia, […]

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Courtney Francisco

Staff Writer

Tuesday evening the Turk pre-law program hosted a speaker, Dr. Rodney Smolla provided answers to questions about what it meant to be a citizen and their rights and privileges. It was a great honor for Roanoke College to have him come and speak. He is the current president of Furman University […]

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New EC Tennis Courts Are Safe

On February 25, 2011 By

Josh Goldsmith

Staff Writer

 Tuesday evening the Turk pre-law program hosted a speaker, Dr. Rodney Smolla provided answers to questions about what it meant to be a citizen and their rights and privileges. It was a great honor for Roanoke College to have him come and speak. He is the current president of […]

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Dr. Galdino Panzarone

Contributor

This is the truth.  I was told that babies, including me, since I was asking about my own origins, were obtained from a woman on St. Louis Avenue one block away.  When I asked the initial question at age four or five years old, “Mom, where did I come from?”  I […]

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