A First Look at the New Science Center

A First Look at the New Science Center

    When we here at the Brackety-Ack heard there was a model of the proposed new Science Quad, naturally we got curious. Not to mention being the nerds we are, we love models. So we tracked down said model…

Conspicuous Dog Siting Sparks Questions

Conspicuous Dog Siting Sparks Questions

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by David Hall   Editor’s note: Lack of a concrete explanation led us to mark this story opinion, which is subject to change depending on potential availability of information.   A canine led…

The Imperative of Inquiry

by Alex Carr The summer has slipped by once again and in its place a fresh batch of eager students have arrived at Roanoke College, anxious about what the next few years hold. As every RC student should know from…

The Interfaith Living Facility

The Interfaith Living Facility

photo courtesy of roanoke.edu by Alexa Doiron Next school year, Residence Life and Housing will implement a new affinity housing known as the Interfaith Harmony Affinity House, or Interfaith Harmony House (IHH), on the first floor of Crawford. This community…

Donate Your Plasma for a Quick Buck

Donate Your Plasma for a Quick Buck

By Isaac Davis When we think of ways to make money, saving a life doesn’t spring to mind. Plasma donation is an option that can do both. It has few requirements and side-affects, but saves thousands of lives every year…

International Community Moving to Chalmers

International Community Moving to Chalmers

By Shannon Yard Catawba Hall at Roanoke College was built in the mid-1960s with the intent of becoming a new fraternity house. Now, it is a unique building on campus that is home to the Global Village Living and Learning…

Zika Virus Updates

Zika Virus Updates

  The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus outbreak “to be a global public health emergency” on Feb.1. The virus, which is spread by the same mosquito that carries Dengue and other diseases, has spread to at least…

Flashback Friday: Groundhog Day

Flashback Friday: Groundhog Day

The first Groundhog Day was on Feb. 2, 1887. Tradition says that if the groundhog comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter; if he does not see his shadow, then…

Stairs Closed For Cregger Construction

Stairs Closed For Cregger Construction

The beginning of spring semester at Roanoke College is marked with the closing of the concrete stairs leading from Colket Center to two North Side dorms-New Hall and CAR. An email was sent to students on January 13, outlining the…

FBF: How did the Candy Cane earn its stripes?

FBF: How did the Candy Cane earn its stripes?

  Christmas time is fast approaching this year, and with it, we see the annual reemergence of candy canes. Candy canes dominate the seasonal aisles in grocery stores, and are seen used as inspiration for decorations for the season. Yet,…

Flashback Friday: Our Thanksgiving Meal

Flashback Friday: Our Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving gets closer and closer, and some families may already be preparing their traditional meal of stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pies, and, let’s not forget, turkey. But has turkey always been a traditional food for Thanksgiving? Was it served at…

Improving Safety on School Campuses

Improving Safety on School Campuses

Since we’ve been back to school this semester, there have been a total of six shootings involving an injury or death on college campuses. At the beginning of October, sixteen people were shot in class at Umpqua Community College, and…

Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Week

Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Week

By Samantha Snead   Gamma Sigma Sigma’s Service Week is just around the corner, bringing food, fun, and tons of opportunities to learn about the organization and its commitment to service. There will be an event for each day of…

Climate Change Talk

Climate Change Talk

By Samantha Snead   On Wednesday evening, Eban Goodstein, Ph.D., visited Roanoke College to give a talk on climate change and what students can do to change the future. RC’s Chair of Environmental Studies, Valerie Banschbach, introduced him as the…

Happy Birthday To Us! Brackety-Ack Celebrates 100 Years

Happy Birthday To Us! Brackety-Ack Celebrates 100 Years

Over Fall Break, Roanoke College experienced a special anniversary-the 100th year of publication of this newspaper, The Brackety-Ack. The first issue of RC’s school newspaper was published on the evening of Oct. 19, 1915.   The Brackety-Ack was the first…

Flash Back Friday: Zombies

Flash Back Friday: Zombies

By Erin Keating In honor of Halloween and last week’s crazy Walking Dead episode – don’t worry; no spoilers here! – Flash Back Friday is exploring the history of zombies.   The word zombie originates from Louisiana and Haitian Creole…

A Look Inside the Cregger Center

A Look Inside the Cregger Center

Over the past year, students and faculty have watched the Cregger Center come to life. The building has just passed the halfway point of construction. It is still on track to open fall semester 2016. Recently, the Brackety-Ack was given…

Roanoke Alum, McAfee, Bids for Presidency

Roanoke Alum, McAfee, Bids for Presidency

  Roanoke College alumnus, John McAfee, announced his bid for the 2016 Presidential Election last month. The eccentric millionaire, best known as the creator of the McAfee Anti-Virus software, has been in the news a lot the past few years….

Jurassic PARKing

Jurassic PARKing

  This week, I found myself in a place I had hoped I’d never have to be in my four years here at Roanoke College. This week, I found myself sitting in the office of the Director of Campus Safety….