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This page features engaging stories on noteworthy events on and around the Roanoke College campus. Special events, collegiate awards and accomplishments, administrative announcements, and even local crimes and emergencies are frequently covered.

WRKE VS. Brackety-Ack

Written by Jessica Shelburne and Bradley Bommarito One of Roanoke College’s proudest accomplishments is the WRKE radio station. The WRKE organization is comprised of 75...

Brett Kavanaugh: To Be Confirmed, or Not to Be Confirmed?

Written by Madalyn Chapman That is the question all of America has been weighing in on since July 9, when President Trump announced that Judge...

LGBTQ History Forum Panelists Discuss the Stonewall Riots

Written by Emily Leclerc In the wee hours of the morning on June 28, 1969, the NYPD entered the Stonewall Inn and proceeded to arrest...

Local Entrepreneurial Leaders Speak at CLEI Event

Written by Bradley Bommarito During the open block on Thursday, Sept. 20, Annette Patterson from The Advancement Foundation and Brad Stephens from CoLab spoke to...

Hurricane Florence Hits Coast Hard, Minimally Impacts RC

Written by Emily Leclerc At the beginning of last week, the Roanoke Valley area was bracing for a direct hit from Hurricane Florence. Its projected...

RC Recognizes Suicide Prevention Month

Written by Bradley Bommarito It’s a sensitive subject, but an important one. Last week was the National Suicide Prevention Week, and September is the National...

RC Upgrades Facilities, Improves Campus over Summer

Written by Bradley Bommarito Though the end of the spring semester means nearly four months off for most students, many of RC’s dedicated faculty and...

Activities Fair a Massive Success for RC Clubs

Written by Emma Grosskopf When RC clubs and organizations were scrambling for tables at the Activities Fair last Friday, the warm, muggy air was buzzing...

Dr. Joseph Blaha, RC’s Beloved Music Professor, Set to Retire This Spring

Written by Madalyn Chapman Come this fall, RC will have lost one of its most friendly and familiar faces. Dr. Joseph Blaha, a professor of...

Alumni Weekend Saw Busy Schedule and Fun Spring Fest

Written by Emma Grosskopf Even the temperamental Virginia weather cooperated last weekend for the return of RC alumni. Alumni Weekend kicked off on Friday, April 13,...

CEO Club Visits Entrepreneurial Themed Festival

Written by Bradley Bommarito Last Friday, April 13, a group of students in RC’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) club spent the day in Charlottesville, Va....

‘Man Question’ Challenges Perceptions of Masculinity

Written by Bradley Bommarito On Wednesday, April 4, Wil Fischer and Michael Wilson from a New York City based organization presented in the Wortmann Ballroom...

RC Hosts Relay for Life Event Happening this Weekend

Written by Madalyn Chapman RC students and members of the community will be participating in a Relay for Life event this Saturday, April 7. Relay...

AAF Club Explores Both Religious and Non-Religious Ideas

Written by Nicole Pettie Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Life Science 402, RC students get together to have meaningful discussions about their religious beliefs...

‘The Adults Have Failed Us’: Students Call for Reform

Written by Madalyn Chapman “The adults have failed us. This is in our hands now. And if any elected official gets in our way, we...

Theatre Roanoke College’s Winter Production Captivates Audiences

Written by Bradley Bommarito On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Theatre Roanoke College’s winter production, “The Shape of Things,” premiered in Olin Theater.  The play ran through...

Church of God Rumors Unfounded

Emma Grosskopf and the Brackety-Ack staff A story in the Feb. 23 edition of the Brackety Ack gave an inaccurate description of the World Mission...

Eddleman Talks Tech Projects for the Future

Written by Bradley Bommarito On March 14,  Linda Eddleman spoke about her work as CEO of the Trust for the Americas in the Colket Center’s...

Over the Hill: Unauthorized Vehicle Drives onto Campus, Gets Stuck

Written by Bradley Bommarito At around 10:27 p.m. on the cold winter night of January 21, RC Campus Safety received reports from students that a...

Club fosters RC students’ interests in entrepreneurship

Written by Bradley Bommarito Many students have probably had an encounter with Roanoke College’s Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Innovation (CLEI), or they are at...