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Folks at Noke is the page for features on exemplary students here at Roanoke! From 'Humans of RC' to 'Maroons Talk Backety-Ack' and even columns from students abroad, this is the place to go to get to know your fellow Maroons.

Maroons Talk Back(-ety Ack)

It’s getting cold & dark outside, so it’s time to stay inside with Netflix and a blanket. What TV show are you binging this...

Humans of RC: Dillon Kopec

Written by Brice Hall Dillon Kopec is the Human of Noke for this edition of The Brackety-Ack. Even though this is our Halloween edition Dillon...

Maroons Talk Back(ety-Ack)

What’s your favorite spooky movie or TV show? Lauren Barney, sophomore, APO scream queen: The Shining Tara Hrdlick, junior, got spooked when I approached her: the...

Derry Girl for a Semester: Chapter 3: In Which Derry Welcomes the World…for Halloween?

Written by Charissa Roberson Here in Derry, the biggest holiday of the year isn’t Christmas, or Easter, or even St. Patrick’s Day—it’s Halloween. Posters have...

Maroons Talk Back(ety-Ack)

Are you holding on to Summer, or ready for Fall? Hiram Belt, freshman, not affiliated with Riverdale: Nah I want Fall right now, no cap. Samantha...

Humans of RC: Tammy Harris

Written by Brice Hall Most students might not know who Mrs. Tammy Harris is, but they should. Without her, they’d have a very different experience...

Derry Girl for a Semester, Chapter 2: In Which I Decipher Some Northern Irish...

Written by Charissa Roberson Here in “Norn Iron,” everyone uses English—but that doesn’t mean we always speak the same language.  In the time I’ve been...

Maroons Talk Back(ety-Ack)

What do you think of Friday on the Quad not being free? Quinn Keatley, Freshman, heart and soul of the Honors c/o ‘23: “I think...

Derry Girl for a Semester, Chapter 1: In Which I Become Acquainted with the...

Written by Charissa Roberson After months of anticipation, it’s surreal to look out my window and see the huge River Foyle flowing through the city...

Humans of RC: Blake Morrin

Written by Brice Hall Blake Morrin is a Freshman here at Roanoke College. He is understandably undecided on his major but is very excited to...

Humans of RC: Kaelyn Spickler

Written by Lorin Brice Hall Kaelyn Spickler is a Junior here at Roanoke College. She is the new Editor-in-Chief of the Brackety-Ack and has a...

Prologue: In Which I Introduce Myself and Ponder the Coming Semester

Written by Charissa Roberson Hey Brackety-Ack readers! This is Charissa Roberson, and I’m a sophomore at Roanoke College. Except this semester I’m not actually “at”...

Maroons Talk Back(ety-Ack)

“What are you looking forward to this year the most, in 5 words or less?” Tucker McKay, senior, really misses Shamira: “Lomo Saltado, obviously.” Jayna Jean-Jules,...

Tips for a POPPIN Playlist

Sometimes when you go on Spotify, you go for a very specific song, maybe to play “Work”  by Rihanna because its been 3678387 days...

Maroons Talk Back(ety-Ack)

There’s been a lot of bops this semester, which has been your favorite? Youssef Labriny, freshman, DC Moe “J.Cole’s ‘Love Yourz’ has been my jam...

Humans of RC: End of the Road, Our Brackety-Ack Seniors

Ian Gillen, Emma Grosskopf, Shamira James and Aeryn McMurtry are our senior staff members. In honor of their last issue they’ve decided to dish...

Maroons Talk Back(ety-Ack)

It goes by faster than you think, what’s on your RC bucket list? Colin Mattice, junior, We hope your senior year will bring you a...

Listen Up Seniors, It’s The Final Countdown

Brace yourselves, seniors, whether you want to acknowledge it or not, IT is almost here (the g-word will not be used, to avoid you...

Humans of RC: Spreading Love and Positivity, Vanessa Mutesi

Written by Shamira James Vanessa Mutesi is a freshman from Rwanda. She is undeclared as a major, but leaning towards computer science. She runs a...

Ya Hate to See It, Ya Better Not Be It!

Let’s face it: we all have our SMAN that is our Social Media Arch-Nemesis. You know the person: you roll your eyes and scoff...