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Yellow Jacket
Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
The official student voice and student newspaper of Randolph-Macon College
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In the brief moments between assigned readings I started reading, dare I say, “The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks. I was looking for a quick fun read and though Nicholas Sparks has never been my cup of tea, at the suggestion of my sister, I went and bought this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
There were many people I wanted to be like growing up. The four I can remember off the top of my head were my father, Elvis, Kenickie (from Grease), and Ren MacCormick. It’s quite obvious that two of those people are fictional characters, and one of those fictional characters has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
I have been jokingly thinking of dropping out of school. The plan is simple; I'll pack up my car with clothes, books, and my laptop then drive to Savannah Georgia. I'll live in my car for a month or so while I work at a restaurant and get enough money... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
The Brock Center will be undergoing some major changes over hopefully Fall Break, but over Thanksgiving Break at the latest. After years of wear and tear, the Brock Center equipment is finally being upgraded. In last year’s budget, funds were requested to support a regular upgrade schedule for all work... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
This week’s issue of the Yellow Jacket offered an article detailing some secrets to academic success at Randolph-Macon College, according to two successful R-MC seniors. Here, we have a full bulleted list of the tips given in the article, plus a few extras. FIND A GOOD PLACE TO STUDY. “Personally,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
By Bethany Rotenberry ‘12 If you have the urge to see the world, R-MC’s Office of International Education has the solution. On Friday, September 16 at 2 pm in the Campus Center, the OIE is holding a Study Abroad fair for interested students. The study abroad fair will have brochures... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
On Tuesday, August 23, the East coast of the U.S. was shaken from Pennsylvania to Georgia by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. This quake is the second-largest in Virginia's history. Ashland, Virginia was merely a few miles from the epicenter of the quake that dominated CNN directly after its occurrence. Students... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
Zach Spaeth, a new editor for the 2011-2012 school year shares his top ten summer experiences: 10) I have finally taken up tumbling with Tumblr. I find it quite awesome because I can post long, interesting stories that people would not want to read on facebook, so if they really... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
Though our wonderful networking editor had a fantastic list, here is a spin on the summer's Top Ten from the previous Sports Editor and current Editor-in-Chief of your very own YJ. 10) Randy Moss is retiring! After watching him wage fights in high school, moon fans at Lambeau Field, squirt... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
This summer has been a rather exciting one for me, so I decided I would put down my "Top Ten" of the summer. Starting with (10) Twitter, which I recently rediscovered and have learned to use in a some what annoying way that provided much more entertainment than it truely... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
Laura Young, 2014, shares her opinion on the Casey Anthony trial. As Randolph-Macon students wrapped up our Spring Exam Week, in Orlando, Florida the Casey Anthony trial was just beginning to unfold. The trial ended yesterday afternoon when the jury shared its verdict. After a approximately 6 week trial and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
Students have been facebooking, calling, texting and emailing about how to forward their @students account to the new @go account, and the Yellow Jacket is here to help you out! Follow these steps: Go to Sign in as [First Name Last Name] using your ORIGINAL email password (first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
Bethany Rotenberry, 2012, describes her experience working for the Special Olympics this summer: It’s rare enough for a college student to find a good internship with good pay these days, but I am fortunate enough to have found such a job that also allows me to feel like I’m helping... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
Rachel Johnson, 2013, shares her experience working at the Goodwill Offices this summer when Governor McDonnell visited the site: The Central Virginia Goodwill headquarters located on Richmond’s Midlothian Turnpike was buzzing with activity and excitement last Tuesday. And the C2 office I work at was the flurried hub of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
This summer, Randolph-Macon College has allowed a group of ten potential freshmen to spend a short summer session at the college in order to earn grades that will allow them admission to the college in the fall. This program was piloted last summer with five students and proved very successful.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
The Randolph-Macon student body encountered a serious loss early this morning in Annapolis, Maryland when Van Eney was killed in a motorcycle accident. Eney was found near an entrance to the Naval Academy on King George Street near Route 450. Eney and a female victim were found dead at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
Yesterday, June 13, a gorgeous summer day at Randolph-Macon College was interrupted around 2:00 pm with a natural gas leak when utilities contractors struck a gas line between Birdsong and Henry Street. Initially, students in the Birdsong and Clements Townhouses and the Honors House were evacuated as the stench of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
Here is a taste of what some of the SURF students are up to this summer. The students have been researching and performing experiments since June 6 and will present their projects on August 4. Tory Spindle (2011): The name of my project is The Effect of Mood on Distance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
This past Tuesday I got on a train and headed to New York City with my lovely girlfriend. We were on break from performing (her) and doing whatever needed doing (me) for the World Amateur Premier of Spring Awakening. Months ago I had gotten tickets for Catch Me If You... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
This Sunday, June 12, the R-MC Black Studies program will present Beyond Juneteenth from 4 pm-6 pm in Blackwell Auditorium. Juneteenth, first celebrated on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, celebrates the day that the last enslaved Americans were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. Though the Proclamation was passed on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
The 30th annual Ashland Strawberry Faire held yesterday, Saturday, June 4, was enormously popular. Before the faire even began, cars were flocking toward R-MC's campus in search of scarce on-campus parking. Luckily, the town offered parking in several locations throughout the town, making parking less of a nightmare for non-local... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
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The Ashland Strawberry Faire will take place on Saturday, June 4 from 10 am - 5 pm. Located on the Randolph-Macon campus, students can join the local town in this family-friendly event. There will be arts and crafts vendors, church and civic club booths, fantastic food choices, and music. Fresh... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at The Yellow Jacket
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