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The lifestyle page has a little bit of everything and could be considered “magazine-like.” Popular topics discussed on this page range from relationships, style guides, and aspects of student life all from a fresh and light perspective.

Sun Has Set on Summer Flings

Written by Kaelyn Spickler Hello Roanoke College, your favorite gossip columnist here, and the time has come for the sun to set on those summer...

Girl vs. Humidity: Tips and Tricks for Summer and Fall Skincare

Written by Caisi Calandra Hello! And welcome back to another lovely semester here in the (very) hot and humid Salem, Virginia. Seeing as it’s my...

Hi Shishters: Here’s the Basis for A Good Foundation

Written by Caisi Calandra Even though there’s technically not a specific age at which children can start playing with makeup, most start at a young...

Living My Best Life: There’s No “I” in Newspaper

Written by Emma Grosskopf I started working with the Brackety-Ack during the first semester of my junior year. I honestly don’t know why I waited...

The Ole Switcheroo: Five Tips to Shake Up Your Love Life

Written by Emma Grosskopf and Shamira James Are you in a relationship rut? A drought? Unfairly not getting any action from anyone? Is it looking...

The Awfulest of Arthurs: A Tribute

Written by the Editor Staff (The legal ones, anyway) About every other Thursday, the 21+ members of the staff here at the BA celebrate...

Living My Best Life: Spring Cleaning – Aura Edition

Written by Emma Grosskopf A couple of weeks ago, in my Pilates class, my professor Renee Rauch asked us if we wanted to have our...

The Handy-Dandy BA Horoscope Guide: The Terms You Should Know (but probably don’t)

Written by Caisi Calandra Sun sign Your sun sign is simply the constellation you were born under -- look up your birthday to figure out which...

Steppin’ Up and Steppin’ Out

Written by Emma Grosskopf and Shamira James We’re sure that every gal has read at least one article with “clothing” tips (ones that compare our...

This Spring, Embrace Darty SZN: Get Your Day Drink On With These Tips

Written by Caisi Calandra When you think of darties, the first thing that might come to mind are the cute outfits and pics for the...

Welcome to the LOVE SHACK, Baby!

Written by Shamira James Lucky you, you’re gettin’ laid! I’m sure all your friends are super happy that the guy or gal you’ve been eyeing...

EL JEFE: Is The Club REALLY Going Up On A Tuesday?

Written by Emma Grosskopf How does Salem’s newest RC weekday hotspot measure up to its predecessors? The Atmosphere Maybe I’m broke and have low standards, but...

It’s Pisces Season: Put Your Best Fin Forward

Written by Caisi Calandra The sun entered into Pisces on Feb. 18, meaning that until March 20, it’s Pisces season, baby! Along with people who...

Downtown: Everything’s Waiting For You

There might truly be nothing worse than having an itch to go out on the weekend, and there are no viable frat options to...

Living My Best Life: Leave the Games on the Court

Written by Emma Grosskopf Has anyone ever played Monopoly? Unless you play the same way that my little brother and I do, where we divvy...

Oops, We Did It Again: Hookup Stories

Written by Emma Grosskopf “Someone called campo on us because the music we were using was too loud. Apparently it was loud enough to block...

Single? We’re All in This Together this Valentine’s Day

Written by Caisi Calandra It’s that time of the year again to which a whole aisle at Walmart (how luxurious) is dedicated to shades of...

Oh, Hickey, You’re So Fine

Written by Emma Grosskopf Are YOU dating a vampire? Hooking up with a vacuum cleaner? In love with a leech? If so, then you are...

Improve Your Tinder Profile With These TEN COMMANDMENTS

Get rid of pictures of dead animals. Deer? Bears? Fish? Nope. No underwear pics. It’s 2019, and this year we wear pants...

Living My Best Life: New Year, Better Me (Hopefully)

Written by Emma Grosskopf I don’t like to make New Year’s resolutions. To be honest, I feel like people always fall off the wagon around...