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On Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, Olin Theater was filled with jubilant circus music as The Roanoke College Jazz Ensemble and RC Wind Ensemble performed their spring semester concert.

Perhaps the most important part of the concert was the recognition of Graduating seniors, as this was their last concert with either the jazz or wind [...]

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Alumni Bingo

On April 17, 2014 By

Last Friday, CAB hosted the final bingo of the year in Alumni Gym. This third bingo of the year was 90’s themed and featured candy such as Fundip, pixie sticks and candy bracelets as well as music throwbacks from the decade. Bingo was open for Alumni participants as well, who were allowed to play, but [...]

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Popular Broadway tunes flooded out of Bast Gymnasium Saturday as the Roanoke College Choir, Oriana Singers, and select soloists performed their annual “Off Broadway, On Campus” concert.

Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg directed both college singing groups through medleys of popular Broadway tunes. The Oriana Singers performed after the first selection of soloists, singing a medley [...]

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On Thursday April 3rd, Sidney Wade visited Roanoke College in the evening and read through many of her pieces at Monterey House. The focus of her visit was on her newest book of poetry, Straits & Narrows, which was published March of last year and is her sixth collection of poetry. The poems of this [...]

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Last Saturday, April 5, the Roanoke College Activities Board (CAB) took a group of students to see the premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. When the students signed up at the info desk in Colket, they were asked to provide a $5 deposit which was returned to them upon arrival at the movie theater. [...]

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The National Society of Leadership and Success hosted a 5K for consent on Saturday, March 22. The 5K was also sponsored by Psi Chi and Heat, and was used to raise awareness and money for the NSLS service project.

The 5K course ran through the Roanoke College campus and participants were asked to run [...]

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From February 28 to April 4, Tif Robinette’s exhibit is being displayed in the Olin Galleries. Upon entering through the gallery doors, the eerie feeling that surrounded the exhibit was overpowering. Her work is described as “sickly-sweet multi-media projects that reference environments, relationships, and her own history with a sense of excess and frivolity, [...]

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If you are looking for a first person shooter game to pick up for your newly purchased PlayStation 4, I am going to go ahead and suggest Killzone: Shadow Fall. However, this comes not of large praise for the game, but rather out of the mediocre titles available.

Shadow Fall is the [...]

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A Call of Duty tournament was held on Friday, March 14 in the lower level of the Colket Center, where the Game Room is located. The computer science club, RCSCACM, put the tournament on “Just to have something fun for people on campus to get together and have some fun.” (Allen Kirby ’14) And fun [...]

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Thursday March 13th, Egyptologist Rachel Aronin visited Roanoke College and gave a discussion on The Giza Project undertaken by Harvard University. The lecture highlighted the discovery of Meresankh III’s tomb, which revealed new insight into the lives of upper-class women in Egypt about 4,500 years ago.

Aronin began the lecture asking the audience to [...]

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At its pinnacle in the early 2000’s in the United States, the Dragon Ball Z series soared in popularity, particularly with its anime that aired on Cartoon Network. One facet that became a trademark for the series was its explosive (literally), over-the-top fights. Memorable battles from the series included fierce fistfights, the [...]

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On Tuesday March 12th, Sarah Valenti came to the Roanoke College ballroom to talk to students, faculty, and guests about her books supporting feminism and discuss her journey with feminism over the last ten years. The ballroom was full and anticipating the speaker’s arrival. The event was introduced first as the kickoff for the [...]

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For the past eight years, Roanoke College has hosted the Women’s Forum, which consists of a series of lectures, film screenings, and presentations dedicated to the topic of women who are shaped by the liberal arts. The Women’s Forum takes places in the month of March, which is commonly known as the Women’s History Month. [...]

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On February 23 at 3pm, Roanoke’s Oriana Singers, the all- women choir, will be featured in a concert at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. The concert is called South Meets North: Music of Italy and Estonia, and will feature pieces by Vivaldi, Pärt, Tulev, and Kõrvits.

The Oriana Singers will be singing two pieces, and will [...]

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On Saturday February 15th, students gathered in the Allegany Common Room to attend the Alternative Saturday Night Singles Awareness Night. The event was scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. and two items were on the agenda for the evening: decorating cupcakes and watching a fun movie.

Things started off with the opportunity to decorate either [...]

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On February 14th, students came to Cavern to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Latin Lovers DJ Dance hosted by H.O.L.A. The dance started at 11:00 p.m., with the DJ pumping up the Latin inspired dance hits. Most students stopped in the outer lounge first to sample some food and drinks provided by Alejandro’s Mexican Grill.

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On Thursday February 6th, Alpha Kappa Psi put on a “What Not to Wear” Fashion show in the ballroom of Colket Center. As the students were finding their seats, music was setting the mood for the fun and lively evening ahead. The host of the evening, Ashby McGarry, currently president of the business fraternity, [...]

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Maroon vs. Food

On February 13, 2014 By

On Saturday, February 8th, six members from six separate teams met in Alumni gym to compete in the Maroon vs. Food competition. One member from each team began seated at each table, their colored T shirts identifying their loyalties. Some teams were made up of particular groups such as the purple team, which was [...]

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On Saturday February 8th, the Heritage Brass, a quintet with percussion ensemble from the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, entertained students, faculty, and guests of Roanoke College in the Olin recital hall. Dr. Blaha from the music department welcomed the group and reminded the audience that these men also serve as soldiers [...]

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Caribbean Cultural Bazaar

On February 13, 2014 By

On Friday, February 7th students were invited to share in the cultural experience of the Caribbean Bazaar. One of the main organizers of the event was Juliet Lowery who stated that the importance of the bazaar was “Just to spread information about the various cultures found on the Caribbean Islands. Many students who attend Roanoke [...]

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