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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]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 →
The great misconception in both the general public and symposium among critics, columnists, and the outspoken media is that interactive entertainment, specifically video games, cannot be a form of art or serious representative in the entertainment world. The generalization is a commonality: every game is trigger happy like that of Call of [...]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 →
Dearest Susan Zelda,
I am a sophomore at Roanoke that doesn’t really belong to a particular social group. I also feel like no one is taking applications. Constantly, I feel like I’m being judged by the various cliques deeply rooted in Roanoke culture. How do I navigate my way through and find a niche that [...]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 →
My girlfriend and I have been dating for several months now and we’re both really happy. In the first week of us seeing each other I was involved with another girl. It was more than a fling at a party, but I didn’t consider myself to be “in a relationship” at that point. [...]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 →
Lone Survivor premiered on January 10th in the United States, and is a recommended “go-see.” This action packed war movie detailed the nonfiction journey of four Navy Seals in the depths of war ridden Afghanistan during 2005.
The movie was based on a book of the same title that was published in 2007 by Marcus Luttrell, [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve been looking into studying abroad sometime next year and was really interested in a program in New Zealand. I’ve talked to my family about it and my grandmother is really supportive of the idea, but my mom thinks it’s way too far away. How do I convince her to let me venture [...]Continue Reading →
Last semester I was friends with a bunch of people who were really into drinking. I gave it the old college try but discovered it really wasn’t my thing (I’m sure my parents would be glad to hear that). I still like the people but not the drinking, and being the sober one [...]Continue Reading →
EXAMS! Basically sums up how I feel. I’m incredibly stressed about next week. Luckily all of my exams are on different days but they’re at randomly different times, some in the morning some in the afternoon. I just keep thinking it’s almost over, except for the twelve hours of exams I need to [...]Continue Reading →
Dear Dr. P, What do you think about the Madonna-Whore Syndrome? It seems that guys separate women into two categories—one they date and sleep with, and one they marry—and I don’t think this is fair.
The Madonna-Whore Syndrome cuts both ways. A Father-Don Juan complex exists also. There are women who find that they are [...]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