Posts by: The Brackety-Ack

On Thursday and Friday, April 10th and 11th, Fintel Library was filled with poster presentations and exhibits, displaying the work of over 200 Roanoke students who completed experiential learning projects this semester.

Attendees wandered around students’ displays of internships, service-learning projects, research, and creative/artistic works, and were encouraged to ask questions about students’ [...]

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On April 11th, 2014, schools across the country participated in a day of silence to honor the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The goal of this day was to prevent and draw attention to the bullying and harassment of the LGBT community.

Roanoke College shared their support by allowing the [...]

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Dear Sue,

I am having such a problem trying to study for exams. These are very important, and normally I study for tests in my room, but for some reason my roommate is not respecting my study habits now. I have, what I feel like, tougher exams than she does considering all mine are cumulative [...]

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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. [...]

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As students, we pay the school around forty thousand dollars a semester for an education. Yes, it is a great education, and Roanoke is a great school, but it is inappropriate to ask students for even more money. Many of us will be in debt for many years to pay off what we owe for [...]

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Thank you for your good coverage of the Forum on Ukraine held on March 14 in Miller Hall. The Russian incursion into Crimea has resulted in the illegal seizure of territory and the trampling of a sovereign nation’s right to govern. Sadly the crisis in Crimea may be just a foretaste of what is to [...]

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On Thursday, a representative from Girls Fight Back, an organization dedicated to teaching young women self-defense, visited campus to give a self-defense presentation. Speaker Heather Maggs opened her talk giving a few statistics about assault, and explained the story of Shannon McNamara who was the inspiration for Girls Fight Back. Shannon was killed in 2001, [...]

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Dear sue,

I am going on May Term this summer to a foreign country and I have never been out of the country. I am extremely nervous. Do you have any advice or tips for people leaving the country for the first time?

Signed,

International Freak-Out

 

Dear Freak-Out,

I have experienced a similar problem. [...]

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On Monday night, Dr. Cindy S. Bergeman came to Roanoke College to give a talk entitled “How Stress Gets Under the Skin”. Dr.Bergeman has a P.HD from Penn State and is currently a professor at Notre Dame University.  She began giving a little a bit of information about Notre Dame University, directing it towards potential [...]

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There are many misconceptions about smart phones. Most consumers, by no fault of their own, are misinformed about what’s going on in the cellular market. The first major point of confusion is operating systems.

When the first iPhone was launched in 2007, it introduced the world to apps. Even though the original iPhone OS had [...]

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A Call of Duty tournament was held on Friday, March 14 in the lower level of the Colket Center, where the Game Room is located. The computer science club, RCSCACM, put the tournament on “Just to have something fun for people on campus to get together and have some fun.” (Allen Kirby ’14) And fun [...]

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Dear Sue Z.,

I feel like all of my friends have their lives planned out and where they want to go. We’re only freshmen and my friends already have started thinking about what grad schools they want to go to and what jobs they want to get, and some already have helpful internships and connections. [...]

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Wednesday night, Andrea Cooper came to speak to RC about her daughter, Kristin’s, rape and suicide. Kristin committed suicide New Year’s Eve in 1995. Her mother and father discovered her body in their living room around 2 a.m. after they returned home from a party. Kristin had shot herself. Cooper was surprised to see her [...]

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Bilingual Theater

On March 20, 2014 By

This year’s bilingual theater event came to Roanoke College on March 13, presenting two great Spanish-American, student-starring works: “La Mision” an original piece from Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva, professor of Roanoke College, and “Coser y Canter” a work from a popular contemporary writer Dolores Prida.

“La Mision”, starring Charla Henley (Senior), is a monologue about a [...]

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Dear Sue,

I am really worried about not getting along with the people in my dorm next year. I like the people that I live with now and don’t really know how to adjust to new neighbors. Please help!

-Housing Worries

 

Dear Housing Worries,

The beginning of the year is the hardest time for [...]

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This spring break, Professor Jesse Griffin, along with Program Assistant Richard Grant took ten Roanoke students on a service trip to Ochomogo, Nicaragua. I had the pleasure of accompanying them, and it was certainly an experience I’ll never forget. The trip was part of a ROA 125 class called “Self, Culture, and Civic [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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Dear Sue,

I know we just got back from spring break, but I feel like I never left. I’m getting swamped with homework, projects, and presentations. On top of that I have to worry about housing and pretty soon I have to pick classes for next semester. I want to do well in my classes, [...]

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Dear Sue,

Midterms are approaching fast and I feel like this semester has flown by. This is my second semester at Roanoke and last semester my midterms were really stressful. I feel the stress creeping in again and I don’t want to be stuck in another stressful situation that will hinder my midterm grades. I’m [...]

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