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Santorum believes college is not for everyone

Former Pennsylvania senator/Republican candidate Rick Santorum has caught many people’s attention with his outlandish views on social issues over the last few months. His most recent attack was towards President Barack Obama’s advocacy for higher education for all.   “President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college,” said Santorum, at … Continue reading

Northern Va. reggae group sends peaceful vibes through RU’s Bondurant Auditorium

Featured in The Tartan, Radford University’s student newspaper. Natalie Del Castillo ndelcast@radford.edu Feel-good words, positive vibes and sweet tunes filled Preston Hall this past Wednesday night. RSPaCE hosted its first spring concert with The Movement as the opening act for Arlington Va. headliners, SOJA. Students, anxiously holding their tickets, made multiple lines outside Preston Hall … Continue reading

New River Valleys sees the first, and possibly only, snowy day

After weeks of surprisingly spring-like weather, the New River Valley has finally faced its first snowstorm. With snow accumulations ranging from five to, almost, ten inches, residents all over the region experienced a snowy end to their weekend. Word spread throughout last week that the weekend would bring snow to the NRV but considering that … Continue reading

Classics Corner: Whitney Houston’s self titled debut album

Natalie Del Castillo ndelcast@radford.edu The music industry suffered another loss in their family this past week. Recording artist Whitney Houston was found dead in her suite at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel, merely a few hours before she was supposed to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy celebration. While people anxiously wait to hear the cause of … Continue reading

Classics Corner: Nick Drake’s Pink Moon

Natalie Del Castillo ndelcast@radford.edu Only the good die young. Nick Drake was a folk rock  singer-songwriter/musician that should have musically bloomed in his later years but unfortunately, took his life in 1974. Drake, the child of two musical parents, lived the last few years of his life in a state of depression. His last album … Continue reading

Classics Corner: Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death

Natalie Del Castillo ndelcast@radford.edu The feud between East and West Coast hip-hop artists in the 90s left the hip-hop community without two of their best artists, Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace. Wallace was better known as The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls. Fifteen days after being shot and killed outside of a Vibe magazine after … Continue reading