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Editor-in-Chief – After being suspended from campus and gone for almost 14 years, the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity is hoping to make a comeback at Roanoke College.

In 1997, members of the RC Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, also commonly referred to as Pi Lam, left various forms of drug paraphernalia as well as kegs [...]

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RC has implemented a new five year plan currently titled the “Quality Enhancement Program” to improve student’s experiential learning outside of the classroom.

There are three main components to a college education:  The general education courses, a person’s major, and the experiential learning, which are things done outside of the classroom, such as study [...]

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This Saturday marks the four year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech.  Alum offers his perspective of the events surrounding the event. 

We all remember the tragedy of the VT shooting, but the mood around campus has become less grave.  Last year a memorial service was held in Richmond, VA [...]

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Many of us have heard the tales of the haunted houses on the Roanoke College campus, but what can you believe?

RC’s own Tom Carter, Associate Professor of English, has taken a special interest to the tales and has recently taught an INQ class about the paranormal: INQ 110 “Ghosts and [...]

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Emily Erwin and Falisha McCauley

Entertainment Editor and Chief Copy Editor

On Saturday, April 9, 2011, 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. in Washington D.C. was jam-packed with thousands of attendees for the 51st Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival which opened at 11 a.m. and closed at 6 p.m.

The festival [...]

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The Roanoke College Hall of Fame will grow Friday night as three alumnae will be inducted.

Two of the inductees played on the ODAC Champion softball team in 2001.  Pitcher Amy Layman ’01 finished her senior season with a record of 22-6 and a 0.98 era.  She was a three-time ODAC Player [...]

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As part of a yearly event, Roanoke College hosted Relay for Life to raise money for cancer research.

After weeks of hard fundraising, the teams gathered on the Back Quad Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. with pitched tents and various festivities to walk around it for the cause. Some would [...]

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The Roanoke College lacrosse team consists of many young players, all from very different walks of life. Several of our players came to Roanoke with a different view of the game of lacrosse.

Sophomore Richard Lachlan ’13, and freshman Troy Grogan ’14, are originally from Canada and were recruited to play for [...]

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Although the Roanoke golf team has no official conference standing, they are currently ranked number 67 in the nation.

Brandon Ketron ’12 notes that the team’s scoring average is 308.4, which puts the team 5th in the conference behind Guilford, Bridgewater, Randolph-Macon and Hampden-Sydney.

 “We have some work to do before our conference [...]

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Most of the time, people listen to music and do not think twice about the meaning behind the band’s name. Names offer more than just identity; they offer a look into the past of how a band may have been started.

Band or artist names are often something listeners overlook and use merely [...]

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Entertainment Editor

Time to fire up the TARDIS and grab your Sonic Screwdriver. Doctor Who will be returning to BBC America on April 23.
The sixth series will be continuing where series five left off as the Doctor and Amy investigate the strange silence that caused the Doctor’s infamous TARDIS to explode.

This series [...]

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Theater Roanoke College premiered their spring production on April 6 in Olin Hall. They performed the “5 ½ Comedies” by David Ives. This production allowed several talented performers to be featured. With so few characters in each comedy, the actors were really exposed and had to convey humor without the usual support. Never [...]

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The Trump Card

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Megalomaniac millionaire Donald Trump’s recent media crusade to find the answers to President Obama’s birth certificate problem certainly have put a bad stain on the reputation of the Republican Party. In a mere ten days Trump has achieved a cult like status in the GOP by touting a long ago disproven conspiracy [...]

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Ask Sue

On April 15, 2011 By

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Dear Sue,

The semester is almost over and summer is creeping up on us quickly. I still have not set up a summer job! I don’t know what to do! A lot of places where I live aren’t hiring because of the recession. I need a job to save up spending money for [...]

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Jayme Inman

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  If you had the misfortune of attending the most recent Fowler Lecture Series installment: The Future of American Exceptionalism, then like me, you probably found yourself entirely underwhelmed and perhaps even aggravated by the dismal performance of the speakers – Jon Meachem and Joseph Bottum.  Bottum’s utterly incoherent speech and [...]

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Roanoke College baseball obtained an impressive win on Saturday in uncertain weather.  The Maroons beat out Hampton-Sydney 7-6. They improved their record to 12-19 overall and 3-12 in ODAC action.

The men started strong with five runs in the first inning. The first was scored by Benjamin Amos ‘12 off of a [...]

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