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There is a rising notion with college students who consider themselves poets. First off, in many respects, poetry cannot be defined to a single, structured definition. For centuries, poetry has changed, and writers of every decade dating back to the beginning of poetry have continually redefined what poetry can be. Without delving [...]

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Dear Sue,

I am having such a problem trying to study for exams. These are very important, and normally I study for tests in my room, but for some reason my roommate is not respecting my study habits now. I have, what I feel like, tougher exams than she does considering all mine are cumulative [...]

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I really hope you didn’t sign up to live in Sections. Why? Because this summer, work begins on the Cregger Center, and it won’t stop until the building is ready to open, hopefully in Fall 2016. That means construction will be starting at around 8 in the morning for the next few years. For the [...]

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As students, we pay the school around forty thousand dollars a semester for an education. Yes, it is a great education, and Roanoke is a great school, but it is inappropriate to ask students for even more money. Many of us will be in debt for many years to pay off what we owe for [...]

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I’m sure many of you have heard of Roanoke College’s The Uprising Campaign, right? I mean, they’ve literally been beating our doors down because of it. As annoying as some of you might think that is, I think it’s absolutely fantastic. Our schools needs us, as evidenced by the slogan of the campaign “7,4,2…#1 is [...]

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Dear Sue,

I like this girl whom I see a few times a week. We both have similar majors involving English-related stuff, but I know I’m out of her league. She is an honors student, and I am not. Her grades are (I assume) fairly high whereas I’ve struggled throughout the year. Perhaps I am [...]

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Video games often take themselves seriously, and so do the developers. Time is taken to correctly program everything for fair gameplay and delivering the experience the developers strive to give the gamers. Whether it is to ensure correct physics and balance of the gameplay, to trying to being as authentic as possible, [...]

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Dear sue,

I am going on May Term this summer to a foreign country and I have never been out of the country. I am extremely nervous. Do you have any advice or tips for people leaving the country for the first time?

Signed,

International Freak-Out

 

Dear Freak-Out,

I have experienced a similar problem. [...]

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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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Dear Sue Z.,

I feel like all of my friends have their lives planned out and where they want to go. We’re only freshmen and my friends already have started thinking about what grad schools they want to go to and what jobs they want to get, and some already have helpful internships and connections. [...]

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On Saturday, 21 brave students gathered at 7 a.m. in the Outdoor Adventure headquarters to prepare for the Catawba Challenge. With full packs, eager spirits and hearts ready for adventure, we all assembled into the vans that would drop us off at the trail heads. Some people knew what awaited them on [...]

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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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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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Dear Sue,

I am really worried about not getting along with the people in my dorm next year. I like the people that I live with now and don’t really know how to adjust to new neighbors. Please help!

-Housing Worries

 

Dear Housing Worries,

The beginning of the year is the hardest time for [...]

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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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Dear Sue,

I know we just got back from spring break, but I feel like I never left. I’m getting swamped with homework, projects, and presentations. On top of that I have to worry about housing and pretty soon I have to pick classes for next semester. I want to do well in my classes, [...]

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The horror genre in the video game industry, specifically survival horror, has been lackluster or nowhere to be found as of recent, particularly with many of the blockbuster franchises of this past console generation that were originally founded on horror now becoming action-oriented games or twitch shooters. For example, Dead Space 3 [...]

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Dear Sue,

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 [...]

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The Psychology of Love

On February 13, 2014 By

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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