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Jon Stewart announces he’s leaving the desk of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”

Jon Stewart announces he’s leaving the desk of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”

Politics, Politics and Opinions February 26, 2015 at 7:16 pm 0 comments

On Tues. Feb. 10, comedian Jon Stewart broke the news to his fans that he would be leaving the desk of “The Daily Show.” The popular satirical news show has maintained its appeal during Stewart’s 16 years as host by providing humorous angles to lighten otherwise heavy political issues, oftenRead More

R-MC takes to the field for exit polling

Politics, Politics and Opinions November 26, 2014 at 12:30 am 0 comments

On Nov. 4, R-MC students woke up bright and early to help with an exit poll of Hanover County, a key location in the 7th District race. The leading faculty organizers of the poll were R-MC’s Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Lauren Bell and visiting Professor of Political Science Dr.Read More

Ferguson awaits grand jury’s decision

Ferguson awaits grand jury’s decision

Politics, Politics and Opinions November 26, 2014 at 12:28 am 0 comments

This month, the St. Louis County grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri is expected to announce its decision on whether to bring charges against Officer Darren Wilson. They convened on Aug. 20. Wilson shot Michael Brown Jr. six times on Aug. 9, killing him. This particular grand jury proceeding has beenRead More

Representative J. Randy Forbes visits R-MC

Representative J. Randy Forbes visits R-MC

Politics, Politics and Opinions November 26, 2014 at 12:24 am 0 comments

Congressman Randy Forbes is a Republican from Virginia’s Fourth District and a graduate of Randolph-Macon’s class of 1974. He has served in the House since 2001, and served as a Virginia State Senator from 1998-2001. Representative Forbes currently serves in the House Committee on Armed Services and on the JudiciaryRead 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: 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

Brat catches up with YJ staff after debate

Brat catches up with YJ staff after debate

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm 0 comments

Candidate Dave Brat took a few minutes after the debate to talk with The Yellow Jacket about preparing for the debate and to clarify some of the responses that he gave during the main event. Brat noted that although he had worked with his opponent Jack Trammell for 15 years,Read More

Warner Legislative Advisor Marvin Figueroa visits R-MC, talks to Political Science classes

Warner Legislative Advisor Marvin Figueroa visits R-MC, talks to Political Science classes

Features, Politics October 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm 0 comments

Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Marvin Figueroa directed a college counseling program in Richmond, CA. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University and his master’s degree at Harvard University. Figueroa is currently the legislative advisor in Senator Mark Warner’s Washington D.C. office. On Oct. 14, R-MC students attendedRead 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