Archive for September, 2014

Field hockey team looks for ODAC redemption

Sports September 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

The Randolph-Macon athletic com­munity is excited to see how the women’s field hockey team will do this year. After finishing 6-2 in the ODACs in the 2013 season, the team advanced to the championship round of the ODAC playoffs where they lost to Lynchburg College by two. However, the endRead More

Opinion: Ray Rice domestic abuse case

Football, Sports September 28, 2014 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Roughly 45 percent of the National Football League’s fan base is made up of women, yet the NFL continues to promote the idea that women are not worthy of respect by continuing to employ men who are abusive. Eighty-seven arrests involving 80 players have been made over the last 14Read More

Adrian Peterson: An excuse of a man

Football, Sports September 28, 2014 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

In 2013, shortly after the death of his two-year-old son, whom he had never met, Adrian Peterson told reporter Laura Okmin that “God wants good to come from it” when asked about his son’s death. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t think God meant for the goodRead More

Adrian Peterson: Disciplining v. abuse

Football, Sports September 28, 2014 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

On the football field, Adrian Peterson is a star, perhaps the best running back in the NFL. But as Peterson runs through the record books, he will never be able to outrun his latest allegations of child abuse. As of Sept. 12, Peterson is under investigation for “reck­less or negligentRead More

Michigan gubernatorial race remains competitive statistically

Michigan gubernatorial race remains competitive statistically

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

The race for the gov­ernor’s mansion in Michigan represents one of the most competitive contests of the 2014 election cycle. A poll by We Ask America identified that 43 percent of likely voters would choose Republican incumbent Rick Sny­der at the polls while another 43 percent would vote for oneRead More

Interview with candidate James Carr

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

James Carr is running as a Libertarian candidate in Virginia’s 7th district. He gradu­ated from William and Mary in 2000 and attained a BBA in business finance. After managing a rock band for a few years, he has had experience in the defense contract­ing industry as a senior cost analystRead More

Citizens United amendment rejected

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 28, 2014 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

On Sept. 11, the Senate vetoed a con­stitutional amendment that would reverse the 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission. This ruling held that money spent by private corporations and individuals on election advertisements fall under the First Amendment right to free speech. This meansRead More

College excludes Carr from Oct. 28 debate

College excludes Carr from Oct. 28 debate

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

Randolph-Macon College will host a debate between two of the candidates for the House of Representatives for Virginia’s 7th district on Oct. 28. The third, Libertarian James Carr, was excluded based on eligibility requirements developed for the debate by Banner Public Affairs, a private communica­tions firm based in Washington, D.C.Read More

Barthol shows leadership in SGA, DZ, Habitat

Barthol shows leadership in SGA, DZ, Habitat

Features, Senior Spotlights September 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

Katherine Barthol, a senior originally from Midlothian, Virginia now calls Okinawa, Japan home. Barthol found Randolph-Macon because she was looking for smaller colleges with smaller classes and more opportunities to feel engaged. After speaking with an admissions counselor at her high school college fair and visiting, she knew that RandolphRead More

Bedbugs plague R-MC students

Features September 28, 2014 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

This fall semester, many students at Randolph-Macon have been experiencing bedbug infestations in their dormitories. The infestations have not been limited to a certain dormitory, old or new. They have been reported in several freshman village dorms including Andrews Hall as well as in Thomas Branch dormitory and certain floorsRead More