Midterms are approaching fast and I feel like this semester has flown by. This is my second semester at Roanoke and last semester my midterms were really stressful. I feel the stress creeping in again and I don’t want to be stuck in another stressful situation that will hinder my midterm grades. I’m [...]Continue Reading →
Saturday, February 1st, Roanoke College students, faculty, and affiliates visited the National Gallery of Art in D.C. Put together by Dr. Wendy Larson-Harris, the day trip provided students with a culture-filled getaway. Though some students visited other places around town, such as the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History or various national [...]Continue Reading →
Last week President Obama gave his address to Congress and expressed his wishes and goals for 2014. While Obama is to be a lame duck president in a couple of years, he did tackle some very ambitious topics on which he urged Congress to consider.
Some of the key points of President Obama’s speech are [...]Continue Reading →
During the first week of February, HEAT (Health Education Awareness Team) will be hosting various gatherings to raise awareness of domestic violence. In Patterson, located in the Colket Center, on Monday February 3rd and Wednesday February 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm, students will have the opportunity to design t-shirts relevant to the awareness of domestic [...]Continue Reading →
On Thursday, January 23, Roanoke College hosted a blood drive sponsored by the Red Cross in the Wortman Ballroom from 11 am – 4 pm. With a steady flow of volunteers and donors, it was exciting to see so many students giving to such a worthy cause.
One donor, freshman Marian Shaw, talked about [...]Continue Reading →
We all take thousands of pictures with our phones. Most of us don’t own dedicated cameras anymore, since the camera in your smartphone is adequate for the average user, and the ability to share a picture immediately to social networking sites is crucial.
A problem arises when you run out of space on your phone [...]Continue Reading →
Netflix used to be nothing but a red envelope in your mailbox containing a DVD, but now everyone has a Netflix account, and this month, they’ve even got a Golden Globe under their belts.
This past financial quarter, Netflix has taken in 2.3 million new subscribers and $50 million in profits. Additionally, their stock price [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve noticed that many of my friends simply deal with services that are handed to them and are not picky enough to search for any alternatives. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with this, I want to offer a couple programs (which you probably have at least heard of) that are intended make your workflow infinitely [...]Continue Reading →
House of Hope: Empowering Women in Nicaragua
Rachel Miles and Corey Perhac
This week, Omicron Delta Kappa worked with House of Hope: Empowering Women in Nicaragua, to raise money and awareness for women in Nicaragua attempting to escape a life of sex trafficking and prostitution. During lunch on Monday and Tuesday and dinner on Monday [...]Continue Reading →
The Art Gallery in Olin Hall was transformed completely by the alumni art that decorated all the walls and even the spaces in between. Roanoke’s second art exhibit of the fall will be on display from October 27- November 27, 2013. Each piece is labeled with the title, the artists name [...]Continue Reading →
On Saturday October 26, 2013, Roanoke College’s German Club hosted an Oktoberst in Pickle Lounge. The price for a ticket was $3 ahead of time, or $5 at the door, and that ticket bought you an evening full of traditional German Oktoberfest activities and themes. On the projector across from the door was [...]Continue Reading →
Roanoke Wind ensemble concert
Olin Theater was filled with the festive music of Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 10th. The Roanoke College Wind Ensemble combined with the Blacksburg Community Band to give a concert at 7:30p.m. This was the eighth annual concert of the combined bands.
As a combined band they filled the stage [...]Continue Reading →
How to Prepare for President’s Ball, Gatsby Style
One of the biggest motion picture releases within the last year was The Great Gatsby. The much anticipated film made a killing, striking the hearts of every literary fanatic in the world and then some. Like so many fans swooning over F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel [...]Continue Reading →
You’ve Violated Academic Integrity . . . Now What?
I recently found myself in a situation where I had potentially violated Academic Integrity, and in a bevy of regret, I turned myself in, ready to face the consequences of a full board hearing. I won’t sugar coat this: it was without a doubt one [...]Continue Reading →
“It was the Witch! No, it was the Mummy! Wait. No, I know, it was clearly the Werewolf who needed a new heart!”
Thoughts like these raced through Roanoke College students’ minds on the haunting night of Saturday October 26th at the CAB mystery theater event. The event was held in [...]Continue Reading →
“Dear Dr. P., Do tongue and genital piercings really enhance sexual pleasure? Are they safe and worth it?”
Rosanna Arquette’s character in “Pulp Fiction” explains her new tongue piercing with, “It makes oral sex more interesting.” Whether this is true is relatively subjective. To paraphrase the old saying, “It’s not whether the tongue is pierced [...]Continue Reading →
Everyone keeps talking about President’s Ball coming up. I’m not dating anyone so there is no obvious “we’re going together” and I’m not sure who to ask or if it’s okay to just go alone?
Single and Lonely
It is perfectly okay to go without a “date”. I’d even dare to [...]Continue Reading →
On October 5th, Roanoke College hosted its first ever dance marathon, following the lead of hundreds of universities that have begun this trend. About two hundred students joined with faculty and staff in Bast for a long day of “dancing for the kids”. That advertisement was written across the walk from [...]Continue Reading →
The New Art Club
On the Monday before Fall Break, the group of people who had previously been meeting to create art together went to SGA and presented their case to become recognized as an official club.
Members proposed that the soon to be club would grow in numbers, skill and interest. Their [...]Continue Reading →
Mu Beta Psi’s Annual Haunted House This Weekend
What would Halloween be without a good Haunted House? The musical service fraternity Mu Beta Psi is here to provide that holiday tradition with their annual Haunted House Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be running this Friday and Saturday from 8-10 P.M., in the Catawba basement. Every year, [...]Continue Reading →
Sig Davidson: Reflections on a Jewish Roanoke
On February 18th, the second night of Interfaith week, Wortman Ballroom began filling with students, faculty and a large number of members of the community. As a college, this is our fourth annual Interfaith week at Roanoke College, a string of events that show we can work together and embrace [...]
- Sig Davidson: Reflections on a Jewish Roanoke