Archive for October, 2014

Freshman Sportlight: Madeline Jackson

Freshman Sportlight: Madeline Jackson

Sports October 30, 2014 at 10:32 pm 0 comments

Every year, each sport team has the ability to gain fresh talent and begin a new direction. Freshman Madeline Jackson is one of the nine new members on the women’s soccer team. Hailing from Chesapeake, Va., Jackson was recruited to R-MC by former soccer coach Jim Woods. After finishing aRead More

Sportlight: Courtney Lowers voted ODAC Player of the Week twice in 2014 season

Sportlight: Courtney Lowers voted ODAC Player of the Week twice in 2014 season

Sports October 30, 2014 at 10:31 pm 0 comments

Junior Courtney Lowers has never been short of success as she has been voted ODAC player of the week two times this season. She has helped lead her team to wins in 17 of their 24 games, and has helped create an atmosphere of excitement for the players and theRead More

Opinion: Ebola far from significant threat to U.S.

Opinion: Ebola far from significant threat to U.S.

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:29 pm 0 comments

There is a new rumor about Ebola every time I look up. I walk through campus and there are Ebola jokes and t-shirts. I get it; the jokes will not stop and they are okay as long as they stay at a certain level of distaste, but the media continuesRead More

Confusion over Turkey’s role in ISIS conflict

Confusion over Turkey’s role in ISIS conflict

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm 0 comments

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces are set to march through Turkey in order to aid Syrian Kurdish fighters in embattled Kobani, Syria, which is near the Syrian-Turkish border. Several conflicting reports have made their way out of Turkey as to the details surrounding the reinforcement. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saidRead More

VA-7 finances present interesting data

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:25 pm 0 comments

When deciding to run for Congress, there are a few questions that potential candidates are forced to ask themselves: Do I have the right kind of character for this job? Do I have the time for this job? Who am I going to be running against? Perhaps the most importantRead More

Opinion: VA-7 ads take different approaches

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:24 pm 0 comments

Both Dave Brat and Jack Trammell have released new advertisements in the final push to the Nov. 4 election. I decided to conduct a brief analysis of their approaches to advertising to see if I could determine any differences in campaign strategy between the two candidates. I have tried toRead More

Debate gets audience talking from start to finish

Debate gets audience talking from start to finish

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:20 pm 0 comments

When the candidates entered Blackwell Auditorium at 7:25pm, the effect was immediate. The entire room stood up, eager to show their appreciation for Professors Brat and Trammell from Randolph-Macon, who have given much to the college as faculty and have been participants in the exhausting campaign cycle since June. ForRead More

Opinion: Choose Brat in November for VA-7

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:19 pm 0 comments

“I am an economist,” proclaimed Professor Dave Brat at numerous points during the debate on Tuesday night. While many students poked fun at this frequently stated phrase on Twitter, it holds great meaning at a time where the national debt is around $17 trillion and the economy continues to struggle.Read More

Opinion: Trammell for Virginia’s 7th district

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:18 pm 0 comments

Virginia’s 7th District is currently facing a choice: vote for moderation and well founded ideas, or accept the ideological extremism that has brought activity in our current Congress to a standstill. While Jack Trammell has presented ideas that are both popular and well-founded, his opponent, Dave Brat, has continued toRead More

Trammell talks issues with Yellow Jacket

Trammell talks issues with Yellow Jacket

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:17 pm 0 comments

With just a few days left between now and the election, it is a wonder that Jack Trammell would be able to respond to the copious amounts of emails and phone calls his campaign receives daily, let alone have time to sit down for an interview with The Yellow Jacket.Read More