Archive for April, 2016

Softball looks to repeat ODACs

Sports April 21, 2016 at 10:27 pm 0 comments

Your reigning ODAC champion Yellow Jacket Softball team is taking the field again, and they are looking for the 2016 title. Picked by the coaches of the ODAC to win the conference for the 2nd year in a row, the Yellow Jackets are returning many key players that allowed theRead More

Manning hangs up cleats for good

Football, Sports April 21, 2016 at 10:26 pm 0 comments

After 18 long seasons, Peyton Manning is hanging up his cleats for good.  On March 7, Manning addressed the nation in an emotional press conference, announcing that he is done with the game of football. Manning said it himself that there is something special about the number 18, which isRead More

On the campaign trail: Leading into March

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm 0 comments

When The Yellow Jacket last reported on the campaign trail it was in anticipation of “Super Tuesday,” the largest primary voting day in the election cycle. Since then, a lot has happened that has changed the outlook of the entire race. On Super Tuesday, Republican front runner Donald Trump pavedRead More

Nancy Reagan passes away at 94 years old

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm 0 comments

Nancy Reagan is quoted as having once said, “My life began when I met my husband.” Throughout Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan’s time as President and First Lady, it became clear that the two constituted a collective that was as emotionally and spiritually powerful as it was politically moving. AsRead More

OpEd: Bailing out John McGraw?

Opinions, Politics and Opinions April 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm 0 comments

Angry protesters, and consequently, occasional interruptions and disruptions, are faced by virtually every presidential candidate in some measure or another, simply due to the fact that, as the old adage goes, “you can’t please everyone.” Whereas most presidential candidates in the 2016 election have taken such instances in stride, itRead More

North Korea threatens nuclear strikes

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 21, 2016 at 10:21 pm 0 comments

North Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong Un asserted that North Korea has completed the construction of a nuclear war head that could be miniaturized in an intercontinental ballistic missile. He also claimed that if tested on Manhattan, New York City it would be able to annihilate the entire city andRead More

Senior Spotlight: Emily Moore

Features, Senior Spotlights April 21, 2016 at 10:19 pm 0 comments

The Randolph-Macon student body is a talented bunch, and many fellow Yellow Jackets take on a variety of different hats. However, senior Emily Moore is one who stands out amongst the pack. Moore is a woman of many diverse talents. This school year alone, she has participated as an activeRead More

This month in history at R-MC

Features April 21, 2016 at 10:18 pm 0 comments

After searching through The Yellow Jacket archives in Randolph-Macon’s Special Collections, The Yellow Jacket shares what was newsworthy at this time of the year throughout the decades. The Yellow Jacket, March 1949 * March 11- Sigma Phi Epsilon wins first place in the Intramural Basketball Championship. * March 11- ItRead More

Senior Spotlight: Erin Roberts

Features, Senior Spotlights April 21, 2016 at 10:16 pm 0 comments

Many R-MC students are involved in a handful of activities and jobs. Senior Erin Roberts is no exception. Erin, a Communication Studies major with minors in Political Science and Journalism, is also the Senior News Editor for The Yellow Jacket newspaper, as well as a member of Hillel and R-MC’sRead More

History of Saint Patrick’s Day

Features April 21, 2016 at 10:14 pm 0 comments

Wearing green and drinking alcohol are all that people think about when someone says “March 17th” or “Saint Patrick’s Day.” But what is Saint Patrick’s Day actually all about? When I ask Americans what they know about Saint Patrick’s Day, they say it is a day to wear green andRead More