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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.

College Names 12th President

by Alexis Barton Last semester, President Michael Maxey announced that after 35 years of service to the College, he would be retiring in the summer...

Hearing the Case for Historic SCOTUS Nominee

by Jack Miller On Friday, February 25, President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court. Jackson would be...

Students and Faculty Work to Destigmatize Menstruation

by Alexis Barton Dr. Carrie Murawski and Dr. Wendy Larson-Harris are working in collaboration with their INQ 120 students to raise awareness for period poverty...

SHRM Newsletter

courtesy of Indeya Paige On Thursday, February 17th the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter of Roanoke College hosted the Professional SHRM Chapter...

Pres Ball is Back!

by Devon Mitchell  The 14th annual President’s Ball is this Saturday, March 19th. After a two-year hiatus, students are excited to get back to the...

Graduation Draws Near for Class of ’22

by Jack Miller   As March continues and graduation gets closer and closer, Roanoke is excited to announce that the Final 50 Days celebration is planned...

Ukranians Stall Putin’s Progress

by Edgard Lacayo Putin’s invasion has been slowed down over the past weeks and the war has begun to become static. The feared Russian 40-mile-long...

Protestors at the White House Demand Sanctions on Russia

Devon Mitchell Hundreds of people gathered in front of the White House this Thursday calling on President Biden to take a tougher stance on Russia,...

Florida Legislation Causes Uproar

by Alexis Barton  Recently in Florida, the Parental Rights in Education bill has created uproar on the state and nationwide levels. The bill, also referred...

Judge Leans on Precedent in Libel Case

by Jack Miller Sarah Palin recently appeared in court in Manhattan for a hearing following Palin’s lawsuit against the New York Times for libeling her...

Black History Month Kicks Off at RC

by Alexis Barton February marks the start of Black History Month, a time where our entire community can come together to honor the contributions and...

Shootings Shock Virginia Campuses

by Edgard Lacayo Two recent shootings near or on college campuses have shaken both the local communities and the nation. Both shootings occurred at or...

Student Representative Helps in Presidential Search

by Devon Mitchell Former Student Government President, Emily Norton, sits on the Presidential Search Committee looking for the next Roanoke College President. Norton acts as...

Youngkin’s Mask Order Faces Lawsuit

by Jack Miller Governor Glenn Youngkin, after being sworn into office as the Governor of Virginia last month, wasted no time before setting down various...

Synagogue Members Held Hostage in Texas

by Jack Miller On January 15th, the community of Colleyville, Texas faced a distressing threat to their peace. The congregation of Beth Israel Synagogue met...

Voting Rights Legislation: What You Need to Know

Written by Alexis Barton The Senate has recently been in debate regarding a critical piece of voting rights legislation, the Freedom to Vote: John R....

Russia and Ukraine: What You Need to Know

 by Devon Mitchell The conflict over Ukraine has lurched further into crisis as NATO begins moving more military equipment into Eastern Europe and Russia continues...

Tragedy Strikes at Michigan High School

Written by Alexis Barton  On November 30th, a student opened fire at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, MI. Thus far, four students were killed...

Dopesick Showing Sparks Talk About Regional Issues For RC

Written by Jack Miller The opioid crisis has wrecked the Appalachian region for the past decade. This issue is incredibly complicated and tragic with opium...

The Omicron Variant Causes Global Unrest

Written by Devon Mitchell Last week, scientists discovered a new COVID variant in Botswana. The Omicron variant, since its first discovery, has been identified in...