Fresh Faces: Class of 2018

There are around 2,000 new, eager faces on Radford University’s campus this year. This freshman class is one of the largest RU has ever seen, and hopefully will contribute positively to the academics and culture here on campus. We all know the stereotypes and characteristics of incoming freshmen, but I wanted to delve deeper and really find out who the class of 2018 is. I interviewed three freshmen girls, Cheyanne Carlile (Pre-nursing), Jamie Goeller (Communication) and Julie Keophila (Elementary Education) to see what freshmen had to say about the first weeks of their college education. When answering the interview questions, most … Continue reading Fresh Faces: Class of 2018

RU Student’s Snow Days

There are many different opinions among the Radford student body about the frequent snowy days we see throughout the winter. Some are excited when seeing the icy flakes falling from the sky, and some students dread the walk to class in the bighting cold. Freshman, Cheyenne Carlile, spent her snow days indoors watching Netflix and hanging out with some close friends, “I watched holiday movies in my dorm. Snow always reminds me of good times with my family. I like to share that feeling with my friends here at Radford too!” While Ms. Carlile spent her snow days snuggled up, … Continue reading RU Student’s Snow Days

Lessons College Has Taught Us

Looking back on the past four years, college has definitely changed my way of thinking and my life style. When I go through life, I always look for the lessons in it. If something bad happens, I think about what I learned from the whole experience. What you learn from past mistakes will most likely help you avoid more serious pitfalls in the future. College has taught me to be perceptive of all things around me, not just my own word view. College has also taught me to educate my opinions. Today, most people are a part of a larger … Continue reading Lessons College Has Taught Us

Radford vs. Virginia Tech Mentality

Radford University has been deemed as one of the best schools in Southwest Virginia. It provides education to almost 10,000 students and is best known for its liberal arts programs. On the other hand, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has almost 31,000 students enrolled and is famous for its science and engineering programs. Radford has a smaller campus, with most of its brick buildings in close proximity to each other. Virginia Tech has a huge campus with most of the buildings made of limestone, also called Hokey Stone. It seems that Radford has nothing in common with Virginia Tech, yet … Continue reading Radford vs. Virginia Tech Mentality

The Music Department’s Faculty Recital Displays Astonishing Talent

Last Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m., Radford University held a Faculty Recital at the Performance Hall in the Covington. It was led by Dr. Rob Sanderl who is a percussionist. The event also featured the musical skills of Dr. Wayne Gallops, Jeremy Marks, Sean Brazel, and Michael Strange. The concert began with Sanderl admitting that he had not gotten much sleep the previous night, so the event would be informal than most concerts at the Covington. The audience did not seem to mind, especially since Sanderl’s musical talent was anything but “informal.” The first song that was played by … Continue reading The Music Department’s Faculty Recital Displays Astonishing Talent