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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.

Best No-Skip Albums

Written by Marisa Seager It’s a great feeling when you put on an album that only has bangers. Here’s a list that I’ve compiled of...

Mental Health in Music

Written by Marisa Seager It’s no secret that listening to music can be a source of happiness but there are also numerous other psychological benefits....

Your Guide to: A Last Minute Oscars Party

Written by Joyelle Ronan The 93rd Academy Awards are Sunday, April 25th at 8 pm. If you think it’s too late to plan a fun...

Floral Wordsearch

Written by Joyelle Ronan

Give Back to the Earth & Your Body!

Written by Sydney Brenner Sometimes we all get caught up in our busy, hectic lives and forget to appreciate the nature around us. No matter...

Playlists: The Modern Mixtape

Written by Joyelle Ronan There is something so incredibly intimate about listening to music with another person. Sure, concerts are fun but sharing your favorite...

Big Screen, Small Theatres: Where to Catch Your Next Flick

Written by Joyelle Ronan As the United States slowly becomes vaccinated, daily life is on the cusp of returning to normalcy. If you consider yourself...

Mental Health in Movies: To the Bone

Written by Marisa Seager If you or someone you know is struggling with any mental health concern, reach out for help or encourage them to...

Hillwood Estate: A Serene Escape

Written by Zoe Manoukian With COVID ever present, it can be difficult to find safe and enjoyable activities. At times, it can even be difficult...

Women’s History Month Comes to a Close

Written by Zoe Manoukian As March comes to a close, so too does Women’s History Month, a time of recognition of the hard work and...

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...