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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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, [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
“If your roommate was a circus act which would she be: a clown, a fire eater, or a human cannonball?” This was one of the final questions in the final round of the Roommate Games.
On Friday, February 7th, CAB hosted The Roommate Games in the Cavern around 7pm. The “Games” consisted of eight roommate [...]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 →
Monday February 3rd was Hug A Jew day on The Roanoke College Campus! This was an event put on by RC Hillel or the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. This cultural organization has been present at all the activities fairs and is an open club to all those interested in increasing awareness and tolerance. RC [...]Continue Reading →
Last week Roanoke College put on its annual Maroon Madness events to pump up students for the basketball games on Saturday the 25th. This year, Maroon Madness and Spirit Week happened in the same week so the events combined to create one large celebratory week.
During the week, many events were available for students to [...]Continue Reading →
On Wednesday, January 29th , students, faculty and guests gathered to discuss T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. The main themes running through this set of poems are time, the universe, and the divine, all three of which were examined in depth at the symposium in Pickle Lounge.
The night began with a welcome and a thank [...]Continue Reading →
On Saturday, January 18 CAB hosted the comedy group Mission IMPROVable. This touring group was recently named Campus Magazine’s 2013 Entertainer of the Year.
The group is composed of four male members who call themselves “agents;” their stage names are Agent Pepperjack, Agent Raptor, Agent Sugarbear and Agent Ferretstorm. They all wore white button ups [...]Continue Reading →
Monday, January 20th Makoto Fujimura visited the American Literature class in Miller Hall. Fujimura spoke to students about T.S. Eliot and the inspiration for his, Fujimura’s, work. His work is on display in Olin Hall as part of the “QU4RTETS” program at Roanoke.
“If you understand it, or anything” Fujimura said, “we are not to [...]Continue Reading →
On January 19th, the Kandinsky Trio came to the Olin Hall Auditorium to play for students, faculty and members of the community. The first set began with two violinists and a pianist entering the stage with a Roanoke College student. Following a brief warm up, the three began playing. The first piece was “Suite in [...]Continue Reading →
Sunday afternoon at 5pm in the cavern, Roanoke College welcomed musician Lea Morris to the campus. Morris came the day before Martin Luther King Day to celebrate and talk about Martin Luther King Jr., and tell students of her own dreams along with emotional stories from her own life.
Morris recounted to the students, faculty, [...]Continue Reading →
Musical numbers, dancing animated penguins and a flying nanny are all contributive elements that appeared in Disney’s classic, Marry Poppins. Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar winner Tom Hanks star in Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, inspired by the amazing, untold story of how the bestselling book Marry Poppins was adapted onto [...]Continue Reading →
Fans of British television show Doctor Who (called Whovians) celebrated a very bittersweet Christmas as they bid farewell to the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. The show, which recently marked its fiftieth anniversary, has remained fresh and exciting by repeatedly killing off and replacing the main actor.
On June 1st, 2013, Matt Smith announced that he [...]Continue Reading →
Calling all sci-fi fans. British T.V. show Doctor Who celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on Saturday, November 23rd. The show, which was first broadcast on November 23, 1963, commemorated the day with a special fiftieth anniversary episode entitled “The Day of the Doctor”.
The show aired at 2:50 pm on televisions across the world and was [...]Continue Reading →
The New Christian Grey revealed.
50 shades of chaos
Once again the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, an adaptation of the novel by E.L. James, is back in the news. In late October into November, the previously cast male lead, Charlie Hunnam, dropped out of the film. However, with much excitement, a new [...]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