By Erin Keating
This Thanksgiving, the iconic Macy’s Day Parade will celebrate its ninetieth anniversary. The first parade was held on Nov. 27, 1924, exactly ninety years before we will celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Surprisingly, the parade was originally called the Macy’s Christmas Parade, because, although it was celebrated on Thanksgiving, it […]Continue Reading →
By Lyndee Zeller
This year marks the fourth annual Campus Activities Board “R-Glow”. The rave-style event is aimed to bring a large-scale music experience produced by state-of-the-art production technologies to students once a year. Known as one of the biggest parties thrown by Roanoke College’s CAB for students and their guests, R-Glow will provide […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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. – […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
The Maroon Express system will no longer be a bus that runs on Saturdays to only a few locations, but now taxis are available to students courtesy of the Salem Taxi Inc.
In previous years, the Maroon Express has been a shuttle bus that runs on Saturdays with stops at the main […]Continue Reading →
If you’re looking for fun on campus, Campus Recreation has many opportunities for you to get involved. Campus Rec includes Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Group Fitness, and the Game Room. This year Campus Rec has many new additions!
Due to the success of the FIFA tournament in the Game Room […]Continue Reading →
RC President Mike Maxey and his wife Terri accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge on August 24 in front of the entire freshman class and O-group leaders. This was just one of the many exciting things to happen around campus at this year’s orientation, but also highlighted the spirit of what it means […]Continue Reading →
The school year is starting strong and so is construction for the Cregger Center. Bowman Hall was fully demolished this July, and in its place construction crews have been working every day across from CAR and New Hall, preparing the ground for the new athletic center that should be completed for […]Continue Reading →
Darlene Harris, a Roanoke College senior, is directing a 30 minute excerpt from the hit Broadway musical, Spring Awakening, for her senior project, which will be performed in the Studio Theater at 4 on Saturday, April 19th.
Spring Awakening is about a group of teenagers who begin to explore their sexuality all while dealing with […]Continue Reading →
Thursday afternoon at 12:45, the Market Street Complex dorms were rechristened the Robert E. and Mary J. Wortmann Complex dorms in honor of a very special couple. The Brackety-Ack as well as WDBJ7 covered the event.
Robert and Mary Wortmann reside in New Jersey but they can often be seen in other […]Continue Reading →
Early in the semester, the Brackety-Ack reviewed a huge event put on by Roanoke College’s professional business fraternity, The What Not to Wear Event. This event presented in a clever way the appropriate attire for interview wear.
President Ashby McGarry’s goal of “creating a positive presence on the campus” is certainly starting to take place. […]Continue Reading →
On Sunday night, the Phi Mu National Executive Committee officially suspended Roanoke College’s Phi Mu chapter (Gamma Eta). Â They are suspended for a period lasting for at least four years, and the suspension is effective immediately.
Phi Mu National President Kris Bridges said, “The decision to close a chapter is never easy.Â National and […]Continue Reading →
Saturday, April 5th, at 1pm, The Live Poets Society will host Roanoke College’s 2nd Annual Litpalooza on the first floor of Fintel Library. The event will feature many of Roanoke College’s Undergraduate Creative Writing majors and minors. Some of the readers include Hillary Ferguson, Frank Geurrandeno, Andrea Benson, and Rachel Barton.
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A Roanoke College senior is directing a one-act play, being performed tonight and tomorrow at 7 pm in the Studio Theater. Kris Halverson, the director of the one-act play, “Does This Woman Have a Name?” is earning her degree in Theater and a concentration in Performance and Design.
Q: What is the play about?
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National Autism Awareness month is in April, but Roanoke is holding a major event a little early. For the sixth year in a row, Roanoke College is hosting Tyler’s Trek. This is a walk to raise awareness for autism but more specifically, to honor Tyler Turner, who actually has autism. Tyler is the grandson of […]Continue Reading →
For the past eight years, Roanoke College has hosted the Women’s Forum, which consists of a series of lectures, film screenings, and presentations dedicated to the topic of women who are shaped by the liberal arts. The Women’s Forum takes places in the month of March, which is commonly known as the Women’s History Month. […]Continue Reading →
On February 23 at 3pm, Roanoke’s Oriana Singers, the all- women choir, will be featured in a concert at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. The concert is called South Meets North: Music of Italy and Estonia, and will feature pieces by Vivaldi, PÃ¤rt, Tulev, and KÃµrvits.
The Oriana Singers will be singing two pieces, and will […]Continue Reading →
Eat and live local was the theme of Jesse Griffin’s talk Monday in Colket. Jesse led us through his reasons why he eats locally grown foods, how he came to grow and create his own garden, where you can find where the food is brought from local farmers, and where you can buy local […]Continue Reading →
During the first week of February, HEAT (Health Education Awareness Team) will be hosting various gatherings to raise awareness of domestic violence. In Patterson, located in the Colket Center, on Monday February 3rd and Wednesday February 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm, students will have the opportunity to design t-shirts relevant to the awareness of domestic […]Continue Reading →