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This page features engaging stories on noteworthy events on and around the Roanoke College campus. Special events, collegiate awards and accomplishments, administrative announcements, and even local crimes and emergencies are frequently covered.

Belarus Protests: A New Beginning or a Brutal End?

Written by Joseph Carrick The small, often overlooked, nation of Belarus, known to history as “White Russia” appears to live up to its name in...

9/11 Annual Tribute Causes Controversy

Written by Devon Mitchell Friday September 11th marks nineteen years since the fatal attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City. For the past...

Who is Kamala Harris?

Written by Joey Slusher As of August 11, 2020, the Democratic party has had its presidential ticket when Vice President Joe Biden nominated Senator and...

Wildfires Rage All Over Northern California

Written by Jack Miller As we shift into the latter half of 2020, California has just begun preparation for its wildfire season. Just as the...

A Reminder on Updated Policy From President Maxey

Written by Devon Mitchell On August 15th, students returned to campus in the first phase of move ins. Amid the pandemic, the Roanoke College administration...

Roanoke College Addresses Confederate Memorial

Written by Jack Miller Following the killing of George Floyd in late May of this year, and the ensuing waves of protests that the country...

Harris vs. Pence

Written by Devon Mitchell On August 11th, former Vice President Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate. With just over two months left...

Elevating Black Voices: It’s Time to Listen and to Learn

Written by Alexis Barton Let’s talk about what happened, or rather what has been happening to people of color in our country for decades. For...

Educate Yourself and Make Your Voice Heard

Written by Kaelyn Spickler This year has been like an ongoing wrestling match, and we keep getting knocked out before we can get back up...

SGA, BSA, and Shades of Maroon Take a Stand Together

Written by Devon Mitchell On Wednesday, June 3 the Student Government Association released a joint statement with the Black Student Alliance and Shades of Maroon....

What Makes Roanoke College, Roanoke College

Written by Kaelyn Spickler When you think of Roanoke College, some things immediately jump out. These things include superstitions like not stepping on the seal...

Memorable Moments at RC Over the Last Four Years

Written by Alexis Barton Time really does fly when you’re having fun! Seniors, it’s hard to believe that you’ve spent four whole years at Roanoke...

The News-Worthy Years of the Class of 2020

Written by Devon Mitchell When the Class of 2020 began their time at Roanoke College in August of 2016, they never would have guessed their...

Roanoke College Keeping Students Engaged Despite Distance Learning

Written by Kaelyn Spickler While many of the big decisions from Roanoke College on the COVID-19 situation have already been made, RC is still busy...

The Mayor of New York City’s Plea to the Federal Government and What it...

Written by Devon Mitchell As the country is facing the largest amounts of deaths and confirmed cases of COVID-19, many of those cases are in...

A Broader Scope: The Impact of COVID-19 Across the United States

Written by Devon Mitchell In the past two weeks, daily life has drastically changed for all Americans due to COVID-19.  Some places in America have...

The EARN-IT Act: What You Need to Know

Written by Robby Mangum While the Coronavirus dominates the news, one thing you may have missed is a recent bill working through Congress with many...

Roanoke College Reevaluates As COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Written by Kaelyn Spickler Almost two weeks ago, on March 15, Roanoke College students evacuated campus to follow COVID-19 precautions, and on-line classes began March...

Olin Fiber Workshop Knits Community Together

Written by Jessica Shelburne Every Wednesday from 1-4 pm through April 29, students and community members alike are invited to visit the Olin Hall Galleries...

Campus Updates Regarding Coronavirus

Written by Kaelyn Spickler  Roanoke College has been taking precautionary measures throughout the week to keep our RC community safe throughout the outbreak of the...