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The Food & Wellness page is pretty straight forward: food and wellness, but with a twist! Our stories are created by college students and created for college students. Cheap meal ideas, mental health discussion, and tips for study are all the kinds of stories you'll find here.

The Joys of the Eno

Written by Sydney Brenner Spring has sprung in sunny Salem. As warm days on campus become more prevalent, it is not uncommon to see groups...

Mental Health in Movies: Lars and the Real Girl

Written by Joyelle Ronan A movie about a man falling in love with a sex doll doesn’t sound overly endearing. In fact, I avoided watching...

Enjoy Nature and Stress Less

Written by Marisa Seager As cliché as it might sound, spending time outside can serve as a form of therapy for people suffering from high...

St. Patrick’s Day Word Search

Written by Joyelle Ronan

Happy Women’s History Month!

Written by Joyelle Ronan Happy Women's History Month from the Brackety-Ack! The Brackety-Ack was founded 105 years ago in 1915... 5 years before women won...

Reflecting On One Year of the Pandemic: Coping With Stress and Trauma

Written by Marisa Seager On March 11, 2020 Roanoke College made the decision to send students back home and switch to fully online courses, due...

Embodying Bridgerton: 5 Tips Lady Whistledown Would Approve Of

Written by Joyelle Ronan When the trailer for Bridgerton first dropped, I wasn’t sure how to feel. As a historical drama junkie, I take my...

Listen to Your Gut: Keeping a Healthy GI Tract

Written by Zoe Manukian Over winter break, I was surprised to learn from my doctor that the gut essentially serves as the human body’s second...

Combining Mental Health and Music: “Bad Thoughts” by Belated

Written by Joyelle Ronan Is it nepotism to write an article about my musician brother? Possibly. But as editor of this page, it’s kind of...

Brackety-Snacks: Dorm Edition

Written by Marisa Seager Here are a few recipes that you can make right in your very own dorm room. Feel free to substitute ingredients...

Do You Know These Famous Film Quotes?

Written by Joyelle Ronan     Across 1. "and so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.” 3. "It isn't enough to tell us what a man did....

February Horoscopes

Written by Joyelle Ronan Aries (March 21 - April 19)- Being bold might really pay off this Valentine’s Day. Your ability to pull off a...

Making Gains on Valentine’s Day: Couple Workouts

Written by Sydney Brenner Due to COVID-19, gyms have become a potential hotspot for the spread of the virus. At-home workouts can be a safer...

Enough of Silly Love Songs: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Playlist

Written by Joyelle Ronan Paul McCartney once wrote, “You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.” Judging by the streaming records...

Getting Romantic in Roanoke

Written by Lucy Collins Valentine’s Day is only a few short days away, but because of the pandemic, thinking of romantic activities may be frustrating...

In Need of a Sweet Treat? Check Out Dilly Dally

Written by Sydney Brenner Dilly Dally is a new restaurant and convenience store that is located only a mile away from Roanoke College. They have...

Takeaways From Timothee Chalamet

Written by Joyelle “Simp” Ronan It’s been a month since Timothee Chalamet’s GQ article dropped, and it has taken up permanent residence in my mind,...

Being an Awful Human Has No Gender

Written by Joyelle Ronan 2020 has been the year of the “Karens.” If you’re unfamiliar with the meme, a “Karen” is a difficult woman, usually...

Resolutions for Better Mental Health in the New Year

Written by Marisa Seager As the year is coming closer to its end, many people will begin to consider how to take better care of...

Brackety-Snacks: Studying Edition

Written by Zoe Manoukian The semester is winding down, which means that exam stress is beginning to heighten for a lot of us students. For...