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News Editor

Roanoke College is starting to see some big changes to its history department. Currently, the department has hired a new professor, lost one professor due to resignation, and is starting a new Public History initiative. 

  History is usually the 2nd or 3rd largest major on campus most years, only second to business [...]

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Sports Editor

Zumba at Roanoke College has become more and more popular this year as a fun way of working out and staying active.

Instructor Ginny Hinson ’11 started teaching last semester after becoming certified for group fitness programs and learning Zumba on her own.  She was first introduced to the Zumba DVDs by a [...]

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Staff Writer

During the General Assembly, a proposal was brought up to discontinue the state regulated alcohol sale and open it to private businesses.  This controversial issue was denied and met with much hesitation from both sides.

As of now, Virginia is one of just nine states that sell liquor through state regulated stores; Virginia [...]

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Finally, after two and a half weeks of protests and politics, Egypt’s reigning leader, Hosni Mubarak, was removed from power and replaced by Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi. 

Tantawi is part of the temporary ruling council that removed Mubarak from rule and forced his resignation last Friday. During the time of unrest, Egyptian officials [...]

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Staff Writer

With the celebration of Honors conference week, there was a student panel titled “Anxiety & Depression in College Students.” At this event, Dr. Cox ran an information session followed by a student panel in Pickle lounge.

The event began with Dr. Cox speaking about depression and anxiety. He mentioned that those who suffer [...]

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Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity would like to formally announce that Tom Groves, the Executive Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning for GSW Worldwide will be visiting Roanoke College from February 23 thru February 25. As the current Executive Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning for GSW Worldwide, Mr. Groves will [...]

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Staff Writer

This past winter, the sounds of Roanoke College students coughing and sneezing could be heard from Colket to Fintel and everywhere in-between.

Common illnesses typically seen this time of year are affecting many students. Such illnesses include influenza, the stomach virus, and upper respiratory infections. Each sickness has different levels of severity. One [...]

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Roanoke College’s International Club hosted its annual International Festival on Feb 10.  Faculty from the foreign language department and students who traveled abroad all gathered to represent over thirty countries.

 Aside from the various booths, which displayed native customs ranging from wood chiseling to origami, there were other presentations.  RC’s own, Professor [...]

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Managing Editor

“Gnomeo and Juliet” is the new animated modern twist on the classic Romeo and Juliet. I’m sure everyone’s thinking, how do you make Romeo and Juliet rated G? It is a tragic love story after all; not exactly the ideal children’s movie, but Disney and Rocket Pictures pulled it off. At first [...]

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Staff Writer

People watch the Super Bowl for more than the game. The commercials, the parties and the provided food, and who can forget the half time show? Super Bowl XLV had a lot of expectations to live up to.

For the half time show the Black Eyed Peas took the stage. The audience consisted [...]

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Ask Dr. P

On February 18, 2011 By

Dr. Galdino Panzarone

Contributor

Dear Dr. P, I’ve read about things like chocolate and oysters being aphrodisiacs, but I’ve never really considered them. Is there such a thing as a love potion?

“Love potion #9” is the lyric to the old rock song by the Clovers in which a guy who strikes-out with the girls [...]

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Tucker McDonald

Special to the Brackety-Ack

Some of Roanoke College’s most impressive educational offerings exist in their study abroad programs.   Students are literally able to pursue interests around the world.  Although opportunities exist in locales such as Japan, Uganda, and Peru, I have found that one of the most rewarding is stationed domestically.  The [...]

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Rebekah Self

Staff Writer

“Gnomeo and Juliet” is the new animated modern twist on the classic Romeo and Juliet. I’m sure everyone’s thinking, how do you make Romeo and Juliet rated G? It is a tragic love story after all; not exactly the ideal children’s movie, but Disney and Rocket Pictures pulled it off. At [...]

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Courtney Francisco

Staff Writer

We Are Number… 19??

Roanoke College prides itself on its food.  Many schools have bad cafeteria food and a fast food restaurant or two. Roanoke has a buffet with a dessert bar, and special holiday dinners that so many students look forward to. The Commons staff works hard to make [...]

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Sue Says

On February 18, 2011 By

Staff Writer

Dear Sue,

My mom used to be my friend on Facebook. She kept leaving embarrassing comments on my statuses and pictures. When I went home for break, she kept asking me about things my friends had said which usually were inside jokes. I kept asking her to stop, but she didn’t. During Christmas [...]

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