Posts by: Cara Cooper

Editor-in-Chief – After being suspended from campus and gone for almost 14 years, the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity is hoping to make a comeback at Roanoke College.

In 1997, members of the RC Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, also commonly referred to as Pi Lam, left various forms of drug paraphernalia as well as kegs [...]

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RC has implemented a new five year plan currently titled the “Quality Enhancement Program” to improve student’s experiential learning outside of the classroom.

There are three main components to a college education:  The general education courses, a person’s major, and the experiential learning, which are things done outside of the classroom, such as study [...]

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First he took his talents to South Beach, now he’s bringing his talents to Sunny Salem! The Roanoke College men’s basketball team has announced that two-time reigning NBA MVP Lebron James will join the coaching staff next season as an assistant to head coach Page Moir.

James, who is only 26 years old, said [...]

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Editor and Chief

I would like to bring up an injustice that has been an ongoing issue I have experienced in the commons.  I pay this school $40,000 each year for an education.  That is over $100,000 over my 4 years here.  In my 8 semesters, I will have eaten over 1,500 meals in the [...]

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RC Makes Princeton Review

On March 18, 2011 By

Cara Cooper

Editor and Chief

There were many questions being asked after students received a mysterious email over spring break inviting the entire Roanoke College community to a special announcement by President Mike Maxey on Tuesday.  The invitation was very coy as to what the message was, but it turned out to be very prestigious [...]

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With housing selection for the 2011-2012 school year beginning this week, many students were left to ponder if it would be worth it to live in their chosen dorm due to the impending changes as to where they would be able to park their car.  Roanoke College Campus Safety emailed all students [...]

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Kathleen Fountain

Staff Writer

Friday, March 18, 2011the UVA Men’s Glee Club is celebrating 140 years of “harmony, love and brotherhood.” At 8:00 p.m. the Roanoke College Women’s Choir, Oriana, will join them, singing Mozart’s Requiem as they kick off the weekend long celebration.

Comprised of around forty women, Oriana is in its second year [...]

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Tourney Time for NCAA

On March 18, 2011 By

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It’s that time of year again. The madness of college basketball has begun, but not without debate. With many notable snubs from the tournament, and other questionable seeds, the NCAA tournament has everyone struggling to fill out their brackets.

Much controversy has surrounded this year’s tournament field, especially considering who did and did not [...]

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As the ODAC Basketball Championships get closer, many local Roanoke College athletes are taking advantage of their being able to play college basketball close to home.  RC men’s basketball team currently has five players who are from the Roanoke Valley/Timesland area, while the RC women’s team has three.  All of these athletes will showcase [...]

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 This past week, Roanoke College was taken over with the theme of HBO as the Honors Program celebrated their annual Honor’s Conference Week.

 The week’s theme, which was chosen by Committee Chairperson Carmella Parker ’12 and Honors Program President Kayla Klingensmith ’12, was based upon the popular television station and different shows [...]

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Sports Editor

There is more to athletics than just your skill on the field.  The way you play and treat your opponents is a huge part of college sports.  The ODAC has announced athletes from each fall sports team that shows good sportsmanship on and off the field.  Six Maroons were chosen for the honor, [...]

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Roanoke’s women’s basketball team has jumped to a 2-1 start to the 2010 season. 

The women started the season off right with an overtime thriller against Ferrum College in the Randolph-Macon Tip-Off Classic, winning 73-64.  Rebecca Bays ’11 helped lead the team to overtime by helping the Maroons come back from 10 points [...]

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Ultimate Frisbee Teams at RC

On November 19, 2010 By

 Sports Editor

Ultimate Frisbee is much different from the Frisbee you used to play in gym class, and that is what Roanoke College’s men’s and women’s club teams are out to prove to everyone.

The RC men’s ultimate team was formed in 2005 and the women’s team was formed in 2007 by Katie Kurtessis ’11.  [...]

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The fall sports season may not have ended the way Roanoke College’s team would have liked, but many individual athletes were still honored for their outstanding play by being named All-ODAC.

The women’s soccer team had seven players earn All-ODAC honors.  Jessica Welfare ’11 earned first team honors for the fourth straight year.  [...]

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The Roanoke College men and women’s soccer teams both hosted ODAC tournament quarter final games Saturday that ended with very different results.

After finishing the regular season 13-2-3 the RC men’s soccer team was second in the ODAC standings. But they would have to get past a tough Hampden-Sydney team that held them [...]

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Even though my Cubs were eliminated from playoff contention in basically May, I still watched every baseball playoff game this October because, for the first time in a long time, it was all good baseball.  If you did not watch the MLB post season this year, you missed one of the best World [...]

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Cara Cooper – Sports Editor

Every other Tuesday, Mac and Bob’s restaurant is taken over by the Roanoke College athletic department in a new show called “Maroon’s Tuesday Night Live.”

“Maroon’s Tuesday Night Live” is a bi-weekly talk show hosted by the RC athletic department that recaps the previous two weeks in Maroon athletics, as [...]

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Cara Cooper – Sports Editor

The Roanoke College men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted the RC Invitation on Saturday. The meet, which served as a sort of parent’s weekend for the team who will be out of town Saturday, drew a huge crowd at Mowles Spring Park, and RC’s runner did not disappoint their [...]

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Cara Cooper – Sports Editor

With the fall sports season just over a month underway, it seems as if each Roanoke College team is finding its season to already be successful.  On every field, court, and course the Maroons have competed on they have found ways to be successful.

The word ‘undefeated’ is a hard [...]

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Week 1 of NFL is Underway

On September 17, 2010 By

It is known to many as “The Greatest 17 Sundays of the year.” From now until January you can watch non-stop, good old-fashioned, hard-hitting American football for hours on end, making the Sabbath day that much more holy. And with more drama and entertainment unfolding every week, all NFL fans should go ahead and take Terrell Owens’ advice and “get your popcorn ready.”

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