Natalie Del Castillo

Natalie Del Castillo has written 15 posts for nataliedelc

Feminist expression through monologues

Featured in The Tartan, Radford University’s student newspaper. Natalie Del Castillo ndelcast@radford.edu “Vagina,” junior Kaitlin Clarke said during the introduction of the show. “Doesn’t matter how many times you say it, it never sounds like a word you want to say.” Last week, Radford University hosted its 4th annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” … Continue reading

Classics Corner: Joni Mitchell’s For the Roses

Natalie Del Castillo ndelcast@radford.edu Movies play a big role in creating fame for musicians. When most people fall in love with a movie, it’s most likely that you’ll remember the songs playing in the background of your favorite scenes. “Love Actually” did that for me. There is a scene where one of the main characters … Continue reading

Classics Corner: Warren Zevon’s Excitable Boy

Natalie Del Castillo ndelcast@radford.edu Warren Zevon’s musical flight through life was much like other artists when he was young. He had random projects that would eventually lead to him working solo. His first solo album Wanted Dead or Alive did not do well in sales which made his attempt at a second solo album, a … Continue reading

AKPsi’s “Walk to Remember” raises $4,600 for Alzheimer’s Association

RADFORD, Va.- Every 68 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. There are five million people living with the disease right now. By the year 2025, there will be as many as 16 million affected by the disease. For Mary Pat Hanson, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than just raising money for a good … Continue reading

Virginia Tech loses wrongful death case, Montgomery county jury awards families $8M

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.- “We the jury, find in favor of the plaintiff…” were the only words heard in the courtroom before Celeste Peterson’s cries from the gallery filled the area. After over three hours of deliberation on Wednesday, a Montgomery county jury found Virginia Tech guilty of negligence for not alerting students immediately after the first … Continue reading

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