Preparation for PUSH America
Over the course of the school year, Senior Psychology major, Spencer Munro, has been working hard to prepare himself mentally and physically for his Journey of Hope in the coming summer. Munro is a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and will embark on the philanthropic experience of [...]Continue Reading →
Near the end of the semester, every Senior music scholar is asked to present a recital in some form or another. November 10th marked Jennie Blaney’s turn to show her skills as a soprano in Olin’s recital hall. She collected several pieces, ranging from vocal adaptations of poetry, including Emily Dickinson, to [...]Continue Reading →
Over the summer, Roanoke sophomore, Joanna Peders, took a ten day volunteer based adventure to Haiti. Peders and a friend joined a church group from Indiana and embarked on a service trip to aid a Vacation Bible School in Haiti.
The task for Peders and the rest of the group involved assisting [...]Continue Reading →
Spencer Munro’s Journey of Hope Begins
Imagine the hot summer sun beating down across your brow as you pant and sweat, and the asphalt ahead of you seems to be flickering like the invisible flames roasting you from the seat of the bicycle up. Maybe, you’re in on your way across the desert [...]Continue Reading →
Roanoke’s men’s soccer team ended last season by winning their ninth ODAC title against Virginia Wesleyan. They enter this season having been selected as the number one seed in the ODAC after earning 10 first place votes from the 12 coaches around the conference. The Maroons have proven why they were selected as the number [...]Continue Reading →
Emily Sierra Poertner
Every year a few new faculty members join the Roanoke College community. In the fall of 2012, Dr. Jesse Bucher was among the new professors here. He is a member of the history department teaching African studies. After finishing his Ph. D. at the University of Minnesota he spent time [...]Continue Reading →
This week’s student spotlight is atypical to others in that two students of Roanoke College are being featured. Shana Hensley and Alex Tarasidis have recently been highlighted as the Greek and Pan-Hellenic women of the month. This is a new program to motivate ladies within the Greek life at Roanoke [...]Continue Reading →
This past Tuesday at 7 pm, Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva gave her lecture for Roanoke’s Last Lecture series.
Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva teaches Spanish and INQ courses here at Roanoke College. She also speaks a variety of different languages ranging from French to Arabic. Outside of class, she has published plays, as well as acting in [...]Continue Reading →
By Meagan Cole
Nick Apelquist, a sophomore originally from Ukraine, is the Program Director of Roanoke College’s exclusive radio station, WRKE 100.3 FM Salem. His particular show airs 3:30-5:30 on Monday. This two hour block is primarily a talk show about events on campus, but he also uses musical interludes with genres all [...]Continue Reading →
Emily Sierra Poertner
Dr. Bucher is a new teacher as of fall of 2012, and is an expert in South American studies. He is an assistant professor in African history having spent time at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. He started the African Music Club several weeks ago inviting [...]Continue Reading →
Spotlight: Fight Club: The Underground Poetry Ring
It seems today that many young writers have to remain anonymous although the English department has been a safe haven for young authors for years. Finally, there is a place where all young writers can get together; a place where writers can read their own work in a [...]Continue Reading →
No Speaker yet for Commencement 2013
January 24th marks the 100 day count down for this year’s Roanoke College Graduation ceremonies and there has yet to be an announcement about this year’s commencement speaker. Suggestions have been solicited from the senior class senators, but nothing is definite at this time.
The Baccalaureate [...]Continue Reading →
Faculty does not always mean professors specifically within our campus community. Often times, professors are brought in from elsewhere to give academic lectures across various disciplines and on special topics not covered at Roanoke College. This week Dr. Paul Snelgrove, a faculty member at Memorial University’s Ocean Sciences Center, has been [...]Continue Reading →
By Meagan Cole and Victoria Zelvin
Everyone knows that nerds are the new popular culture, what with “Big Bang Theory”, “King of the Nerds”, and, most importantly, the long-lasting decade of superhero films. Limited Edition studies comic books in depth for both educational and recreational purposes, including publishers like Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, [...]Continue Reading →
Roanoke College Sophomore Matthew Othus has officially taken over as Editor and Chief of the Brackety-Ack. A Biology Major from Portland, Oregon, Othus has been working for the student newspaper since his freshman year and even took the post of Chief Copy Editor last semester. Matt will hold his new [...]Continue Reading →
Sixty-seven year old Roanoke College Alumnus, John McAfee, founder of McAfee, Inc. which developed the world’s first computer virus scanner, who recently fled from police in Belize after they sought his cooperation in their investigation of his neighbor Gregory Faull’s murder, was detained in Guatemala on Wednesday.
McAfee crossed the Guatemalan border illegally [...]Continue Reading →
Upon first arriving at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, people packed in with ten or twelve bodies per pew, leaving latecomers with standing room only for the 3 o’clock show. So they stood, lining the walls halfway toward the pulpit itself. The high ceilings, brilliant stain glass windows, and colorful archways provided the [...]Continue Reading →
The Holiday season is arriving fast, and on November 27, Roanoke College students and staff shopped at the holiday craft fair located in the main atrium. Local artisans set up tables with samples of their merchandise around Colket’s Christmas tree. Shoppers flocked the tables starting at 10:30 am and people gathered on and [...]Continue Reading →
This Monday, November 12th, the school celebrated Founder’s Day. Every year the History Department sponsors several events that celebrate the founding of Roanoke College. Specifically, the History Department celebrates the birthday of RC’s first president, David Bittle.
David Bittle started Roanoke College, then “The Virginia Institute”, in 1842. In 1845 the Institute was [...]Continue Reading →
Emily Sierra Poertner
On Tuesday afternoon Dr. David P. Gushee, an ethics teacher at Mercer University, came to Roanoke College and hosted several lectures. He has published many books, including Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust: Genocide and Moral Obligation, which was the focus of his first talk. He discussed the involvement of Christians during the [...]Continue Reading →
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Cue lightening, thunder, and comical narrators in the form of the butler and maid. Roanoke College Theater presented their first performance of the dramatization of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on Wednesday, November 20th. The play runs until Saturday the 23rd and is [...]
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