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Darlene Harris, a Roanoke College senior, is directing a 30 minute excerpt from the hit Broadway musical, Spring Awakening, for her senior project, which will be performed in the Studio Theater at 4 on Saturday, April 19th.

Spring Awakening is about a group of teenagers who begin to explore their sexuality all while dealing with [...]

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On Thursday and Friday, April 10th and 11th, Fintel Library was filled with poster presentations and exhibits, displaying the work of over 200 Roanoke students who completed experiential learning projects this semester.

Attendees wandered around students’ displays of internships, service-learning projects, research, and creative/artistic works, and were encouraged to ask questions about students’ [...]

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Friday night students began the 12 hour walk for Relay for Life organized by the Relay Committee. The walking trail was around the front quad with inflatables, tents, and tables filling inside the circle. This is the 12th year that Roanoke College has hosted a Relay event and this year the event had a [...]

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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 April 1, Robert Wittman delivered a talk in the Wortmann Ballroom about his time at the FBI working on the Art Crime Team.

The talk started a little late because the ballroom was filled to capacity, and more chairs needed to be set up for the large audience. The talk lasted an hour an [...]

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On Sunday night, the Phi Mu National Executive Committee officially suspended Roanoke College’s Phi Mu chapter (Gamma Eta).  They are suspended for a period lasting for at least four years, and the suspension is effective immediately.

Phi Mu National President Kris Bridges said, “The decision to close a chapter is never easy.  National and [...]

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Wednesday night, Andrea Cooper came to speak to RC about her daughter, Kristin’s, rape and suicide. Kristin committed suicide New Year’s Eve in 1995. Her mother and father discovered her body in their living room around 2 a.m. after they returned home from a party. Kristin had shot herself. Cooper was surprised to see her [...]

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A Roanoke College senior is directing a one-act play, being performed tonight and tomorrow at 7 pm in the Studio Theater. Kris Halverson, the director of the one-act play, “Does This Woman Have a Name?” is earning her degree in Theater and a concentration in Performance and Design.

Q: What is the play about?

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This spring break, Professor Jesse Griffin, along with Program Assistant Richard Grant took ten Roanoke students on a service trip to Ochomogo, Nicaragua. I had the pleasure of accompanying them, and it was certainly an experience I’ll never forget. The trip was part of a ROA 125 class called “Self, Culture, and Civic [...]

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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 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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Renowned cultural critic, Susan J. Douglas, started her lecture Tuesday night with a simple observation: “Many young women regard [feminism] as the ideological equivalent to anthrax.”

This is hardly an exaggeration to anyone who’s ever taken a course on gender studies, in which women will often preface their feminist arguments with the phrase “I’m not [...]

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The Psychology of Love

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What is love? Around this time of year, a lot of people would likely say “confusing,” “frustrating,” or “completely and totally irrational.” But last Thursday, Psychology professor Dr. Chris Buchholz gave a lecture that broke love, or at least attraction, down into an actual science.

Locals and students alike crowded the front of Mill Mountain [...]

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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

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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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Eat and live local was the theme of Jesse Griffin’s talk Monday in Colket. Jesse led us through his reasons why he eats locally grown foods, how he came to grow and create his own garden, where you can find where the food is brought from local farmers, and where you can buy local [...]

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On Monday February 12th, Dr. Alveda King came to the Roanoke campus to speak to the students about her family, social justice, and her pro-life cause. Alumni Gym quickly filled with students, faculty, staff, and many members from the local community, particularly members of the congregations of local churches. The evening was sponsored by Students [...]

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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

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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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