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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.

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...

Leadership Panel Brings Insight to RC Students

Written by Alexis Barton On Tuesday, November 9th, a panel of leaders from the Roanoke College community came together to share their experiences of failure,...

Basketball and Fleece Vests: Youngkin Wins the Gubernatorial Race

Written by Edgard Lacayo Last week, Virginians chose republican Glenn Youngkin as their governor. In a close race against democratic candidate, and former governor, Terry...

Tragedy Strikes at Astroworld

Written by Jack Miller Last weekend, the Astroworld Festival was held in Houston’s NRG Park. The music festival was showcasing many popular musicians and was...

The PLACE Helps Students Find Their Place

By Devon Mitchell Roanoke’s Career Services is going through big changes, beginning with its name change. Helping students find Purpose, Life, and Career Exploration is...

Coach Ken Carter on Leadership and Accountability On and Off the Court.

Written by Edgard Lacayo As part of its speaker series, Pi Lambda Phi invited Coach Ken Carter to give a talk on leadership and accountability...

Student Government Heads Clothing Drive Contest

Written by Devon Mitchell Fifteen student organizations competed in a clothing drive contest sponsored by the Student Government Association the weeks before fall break. Clothing...

RC Community Remembers James Buriak

Written by Alexis Barton On August 31st, Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class James Buriak tragically passed away in a helicopter crash off the coast of...

Gabby Petito Investigation Sparks Conversation About DV

Written by Jack Miller Over recent weeks, particularly over social media, hashtags like #justiceforgabby or #whereisgabby began cropping up as a peculiar case started to...

Roanoke Marches Against Reproductive Injustice

Written by Devon Mitchell On Saturday, October 2nd, more than 600 marchers took to the streets of Roanoke amid worries of the recent abortion laws...

Family Weekend Returns to Roanoke!

Written by Jack Miller Family weekend is back at Roanoke! After a year in which in-person events had been sadly limited due to the spread...

Roanoke College students & the German federal election

Written by Edgard Lacayo On September 21st Roanoke College held a panel discussion on the 2021 German federal election. It was held in the Wortman...

The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Jack Miller This past Thursday, the College was visited by Dr. Sylvester A. Johnson, the assistant vice provost for the humanities and founding director of...