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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.

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...

Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Written by Robby Mangum The name, Coronavirus, is frightening. It evokes images of zombie outbreaks or Mexican beer. However, the best way to alleviate fear...

Esteemed Political Theorist Talks Devolution of Liberal Democracy

Written by Brice Hall On February 12, RC hosted Dr. Patrick Deneen, an American political theorist who is Professor of Political Science and holds the...

S.A.R.A. Talks Gendered Communication

Written by Devon Mitchell Dina Hackley from SARA (Sexual Assault Response and Awareness) came to Roanoke last Tuesday to discuss gendered communication with students and...

The Rise and Fall of Mike Bloomberg

Written by Joey Slusher Michael “Mike” Bloomberg, a late entry into the Democratic race for the presidential nomination, saw a strong uptick in support in...

Mac & Bob’s to be Featured on NBC’s “Sunday Today”

Written by Jessica Shelburne In an upcoming segment on NBC’s Sunday Today, famous and beloved downtown Salem restaurant Mac and Bob’s will be featured regarding...

RC Students Discuss What it Means to Be a Man

Written by Brice Hall On Wednesday, February 5, a late night gathering of Maroons sat down for a hearty breakfast and critical discussion of masculinity...

Monica Lewinsky Talks of Shame and Humiliation

Written by Devon Mitchell In January 1998, a 24-year-old White House intern’s life was forever changed when her personal life was thrust under a media...

What in the Malarkey Happened in Iowa???

Written by Joey Slusher The Iowa Caucuses took place on Monday, February 3. The Iowa Caucuses signal the official start of primary season during a...

RC Hosts Fanchon Glover to Honor King’s Legacy

Written by Jessica Shelburne On Monday evening, a lecture was presented on campus to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dr....

Leadership Roanoke Kicks Off with Emerging Leaders Summit

Written by Bradley Bommarito On Saturday, January 23, Leadership Roanoke and RC Student Activities hosted the Emerging Leaders Summit (ELS). This event was a day...

Impeachment Trial Lurches to a Shaky Start

Written by Joey Slusher American politics has recently become dominated (for good reason) by the presidential impeachment proceedings. Whatever it is people may believe about...

Hope Springs Eternal at RC

Written by Devon Mitchell On Thursday, Jan. 16, RC’s Kickin’ It Live program hosted a musical guest to help teach students about music throughout the...