OCTOBER 8, 1930--FROM THE BRACKETY-ACK
FLOODS OF YELLOW LIGHT . . LIKE THE SUN . . SATISFIED GRID ENTHUSIASTS . . . COLLEGE LIFE COMES INTO ITS OWN . . THE NIGHT GAME
Enough has already been said about night football to make it a sore subject with every reader of the Brackety-Ack and the Salem and Roanoke papers, but the truth is it seems almost impossible to fully realize the import of the new sport. What it means to Roanoke College, to the community of Salem, to the followers of the "massive men",[sic] to the development of football itself, can not be dwelt upon too much. It would be possible to go on and on discussing pro and con the advantages of the new system from every possible viewpoint, for the nightly bull sessions have brought forth much argument.
But, right or wrong, the night game is here--or will be here Saturday--and it appears that it will stay for some time. The cedar posts down on the field look quite formidable in the day time and when the lights flood down from their tips, they stand straight like hooded soldiers, waiting only for their conquest. Seriously night football has grown by leaps and bounds throughout our fair football realm, and Roanoke finds herself treading in the footsteps of other fathering institutions when she plays her first night game.
The great hooded owls with their steady, unblinking eyes have been proved both practicable and feasible in two states[sic] schools up to this time--William and Mary, and Emory and Henry. When William and Mary adopted the night game, thought to be only a fad at the time, she gave to it the commendation of large schools in the state, and made impossible any comments that small Virginia Conference members were resorting to an expedient that would make money for them. It is true that the new system should realize more financial profit, but it is equally true that Roanoke College games were well-attended prior to the adoption of the new idea. What Roanoke College wants to do is provide the spectators with more than the usual thrills of a battle in the arena, and she will start on Saturday at eight o'clock.
Student Activities & City Cab have updated the Student Transportation vouchers.
All old vouchers must be recycled! City Cab will no longer accept the old vouchers. The new vouchers can be picked up for the normal weekend transportation at the Colket Center Information Desk.
Community Programs and the Olin Hall Galleries team up to support Family Promise of Greater Roanoke through a cultural collaborative. The inaugural Culture 4a Cause event will be held in the Olin Hall Galleries on Friday Nov. 3 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Art Exhibit: "We Are All Homeless" with artist Willie Baronet
Music: by the Gypsy Weed Band
Cuisine and Spirits: RC Catering
Cost is $50/person or $90/couple
Proceeds to benefit Family Promise of Greater Roanoke
Come out for an informative evening fusing art/entertainment and cuisine for a cause to raise awareness of homelessness in the Roanoke Valley and beyond.
Tickets NOW available for:
"THE NEXT AMERICA: THE VIEW FROM CONGRESS" with Kelly Ayotte, former US Senator
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7:30 PM
BAST CENTER, GYMNASIUM
Free tickets are required and available at roanoke.edu/events or at the Colket Center Information Desk.
Kelly Ayotte was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, where she was ranked as one of the most bipartisan senators working across party lines to find solutions to the nation’s biggest challenges. During her tenure in the Senate (2011–2017).
Ayotte became a recognized expert on foreign policy, military readiness, revitalizing the private sector to create jobs, tax reform and fighting the scourge of opiate addiction, among other issues.
Since leaving the Senate, Ayotte became adviser for Neil Gorsuch as he made the rounds of Senate offices during the successful consideration of him for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to her Senate service, Ayotte served as attorney general of New Hampshire. Before that, she was deputy attorney general and chief of homicide prosecution for New Hampshire.
This event is sponsored by the Henry Fowler Program.
A PANEL DISCUSSION ON REFUGEE CRISIS: PAST AND PRESENT WITH AN INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 7:00 PM
COLKET CENTER, WORTMANN BALLROOM
Panel members from Virginia Tech and Roanoke College come together to discuss viewpoints related to refugees, including the historic response to refugees, the current crisis on the plight of refugees and the history of armed conflict and famine that produces displacement.
An audience question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.
This event is sponsored by Roanoke College Community Programs, the College’s Department of International Relations, and the Roanoke Refugee Partnership, a non-profit organization that serves refugee families in the Roanoke Valley.
The audience also will learn about the volunteer and donation opportunities with the partnership.
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