Archive for October, 2014

USA falls to Europe in 2014 Ryder Cup

USA falls to Europe in 2014 Ryder Cup

Golf, Sports October 19, 2014 at 3:09 am 0 comments

In 1991, The Charleston News stated the following regarding the Ryder Cup: “The teams are playing for their countries, their families, their teammates, Uncle Sam, The Queen, Mom and Dad, the Fatherland and the legends of the leprechaun, all rolled into three days of golf.” The Ryder Cup is notRead More

Opinion: why deny climate change?

Opinion: why deny climate change?

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 19, 2014 at 3:07 am 0 comments

In the Colorado governor’s race, Republican Bob Beauprez was asked two questions about climate change: are humans contributing significantly to climate change, and can we reverse it? He answered both with a resounding no. Thirty-five thousand walruses beg to differ. In a hearing of the Committee on Science in theRead More

Warner and Gillespie go on the offensive

Warner and Gillespie go on the offensive

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 19, 2014 at 3:04 am 0 comments

Virginia Senate candidates are intensifying attack ads as Mark Warner’s lead narrows. Incumbent and Democrat Warner is polling ahead of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie by nine points, according to Quinnipiac University. An earlier poll from the Watson Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University found the former governor aheadRead More

Opinion: Emma Watson and the real meaning of feminism

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 19, 2014 at 3:02 am 0 comments

On Sept. 20, Emma Watson shed her roots as Hermione and made a speech at the United Nations Headquarters about a new campaign called HeForShe. This campaign encourages men and boys to become advocates for gender equality. How many of you identify as feminists? How many of you are afraidRead More

Campus groups gearing up for November election

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 19, 2014 at 3:01 am 0 comments

In the midst of election season, R-MC’s Young Democrats and Young Republicans plan to come together for an ice cream social set for Oct. 6. During the event, both organizations will get the chance to mingle and get to know fellow politically active students who happen to be from theirRead More

Senator Kaine attends open forum at R-MC

Senator Kaine attends open forum at R-MC

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 19, 2014 at 2:59 am 0 comments

On Sept. 22, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) visited a political science class at Randolph-Macon and then appeared at a question and answer session later that morning at Birdsong Café. Kaine was eager to share some of his experiences in the Senate with R-MC students after being elected in 2012, andRead More

Introduction to fraternity recruitment

Features October 19, 2014 at 2:55 am 0 comments

Fraternities have always played a major role at R-MC, and so far this semester, 32 men have accepted the honor to become fraternity men. In order for these men to join fraternities, they had to distinguish themselves in high school by achieving a 3.0 GPA. Thousands of men before thisRead More

Kelsey Hall looks toward future, veterinary school

Kelsey Hall looks toward future, veterinary school

Features, Senior Spotlights October 19, 2014 at 2:54 am 0 comments

Among the many involved students at R-MC, senior Kelsey Hall has distinguished herself for her continuous involvement here as a former swimmer, a sorority member, and as a resident assistant. First recruited by the college by the swim coach, Hall was flown out from Port Orchard, Washington to Ashland toRead More

Statement on YikYak app: Asst. Dean James McGhee

Features October 19, 2014 at 2:50 am 0 comments

YikYak, initially, came to our attention because of virulent, hateful, and disrespectful comments being made about members of our community last year. Student Government Association and other student leadership groups discussed the impact that the app was having on members of our community and agreed that it was not congruentRead More

Macon Dog Days gives students a unique study break

Macon Dog Days gives students a unique study break

Features October 19, 2014 at 2:49 am 0 comments

On Oct. 1, R-MC had its first Macon Dog Day at the Fountain Plaza. At least a dozen staff and faculty members came out with their furry friends to mingle with students. Macon Dog Day created a unique experience for students and faculty to interact with each other in aRead More