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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.

Springtime in Salem

by Mia Shelton Happy spring to all beauties out there!  Warmer weather is creeping our way, and we are all itching to be in the...

On the DC Beat: Ask Not What the Arts Can Do For You….

by Devon Mitchell  For 50 years the Kennedy Center has served as the capital’s hub for cultural experience through the performing arts. The Kennedy Center...

Spring Cleaning: Mental Health

by Marisa Seager The practice of spring cleaning is thoroughly cleaning your home in the springtime but why not try cleaning your mind? This is...

Ciao, Italia: Two Weeks In

by Kristi Rolf Last month I wrote about my preparations for my semester abroad in Perugia, Italy. Now I’m finally at the Umbra Institute and...

RC Dining Hacks

by Marisa Seager Over my time at Roanoke College and especially as a picky eater, there are a few tips and tricks that I’ve picked...

On the DC Beat: Music to Pie For

by Devon Mitchell The Pie Shop, located on the H Street Corridor of DC, is a swanky spot for anyone looking for good music and...

Midterm Prep

by Mia Shelton T-minus one week until dreaded midterms creep upon us.  The stress lurks upon us in the air as we all struggle to...

The Five Love Languages

by Marisa Seager Love languages are the ways in which we express affection to our significant other on a regular basis. Because love can often...

Crafted with Love

by Mia Shelton Valentine’s Day, a time to express your appreciation for significant others, friends, and family.  Handing out personally made valentines can show extra...

On the DC Beat: Thank You for the Music

by Devon Mitchell 240 miles away from Roanoke College, Washington DC stands as a beacon for American politics, life, and culture. I am fortunate enough...

The Break Up Playlist You’ve Been Looking For

by Lucy Collins Happier Than Ever: Billie Eilish This song starts slow but picks up quickly. It appeals to emotions of sadness, in the...

A Snowy Soundtrack

By Mia Shelton Happy winter!  Snow is falling and the temperature is dropping.  Everyone is bundling up for warmth and enjoying company of friends.  Winter...

Ciao, Italia: Preparation

By Kristi Rolf I am kicking of my fourth semester writing for the Brackety-Ack with a brand-new column, Ciao, Italia! During the next three months,...

Winter Ready Habits

By Lucy Collins The weather during the start of the spring semester at Roanoke College is most often than not very cold and gloomy. Cold...

New Semester, New Me

By Marisa Seager Personally, I have never been a much of a fan of the phrase “new year, new me,” but I do like this...

Merry Movies

By Sydney Young With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas and Finals season are in full swing. So, when the need for stress relief is high, and...

Mentally Preparing for Finals

by Lucy Collins Finals are quickly approaching for Roanoke College students. In these next few weeks, feelings of stress and anxiety will increase among the...

Striving to Survive the Winter Blues

by Marisa Seager Seasonal depression, winter blues, or whatever you want to call it, is very much real. It is common that people find their...

Chai You’ve Gotta Try

By Marisa Seager As the seasons change, I am always eager to swing by a coffee shop and try the latest holiday drink. However, no...

Fall Activities in Salem-Roanoke

By Lucy Collins With the fall season almost to a close, it may seem that there aren’t any more fun fall activities to do around...