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This page offers articles of a humorous nature, opinion pieces, social and political commentaries, and even rants. If you're down for a laugh or hear a side this is the page to go to.

Class Registration is Stressful

by Rebecca Dance I’ve been registering for classes since 2019, and I’m on the final stretch. I’m a first semester senior registering for the classes...

Elon and Twitter: BUAD Notes

by Chamberlain Zulauf Maybe Elon Musk knows more than I do about macroeconomics and strategic management. I can admit that, sure, but Macroeconomics and Strategic...

Thanksgiving – A Picky Eater’s Nightmare

by Marisa Seager While I’m excited for another break from classes, I’m not so excited about the reason behind this upcoming break – Thanksgiving.  As much...

Halloween Decor

by Rebecca Dance So I love Halloween, but I hate spiders. This comes at a price, since there are a lot of arachnid-based Halloween decorations....

The Best Holiday

by Marisa Seager Halloween is the best holiday, and you can’t change my mind. But I will tell you why.  You have an excuse to...

Pumpkin Spice Lattes Own My Soul

by Rebecca Dance I’ll admit to it: I deeply enjoy pumpkin spice lattes despite the general perception that they are a silly drink. I’ve always...

Halloweekend Costume Scaries

Chamberlain Zulauf Halloween week is a spirited time on campus. It’s a perfect storm of spookiness and post-fall-break-rowdiness. The student body seemed overwhelmed this past...

Muzak vs. Silence: Is There a Place for Silence in Public Spaces?

by Chamberlain Zulauf Looking for opinion article inspiration online I came across the above prompt, thanks to the folks at wowessays.com. It isn’t the most...

Columbus Day vs Indigenous Peoples Day

by Rebecca Dance The second Monday of October, October 10th this year, is the day that we celebrate the federal holiday Columbus Day. Coincidentally, it...

Working Through Midterms

by Marisa Seager The countdown to Fall Break has officially started but that also means so has the countdown for midterms. Assignments, bigger projects, and...

The Battle Against General’s Chicken

by Rebecca Dance To be perfectly honest, I think that General’s chicken is my least favorite meal at Commons. Personally, I believe that there are...

Rooney’s Hours Review

by Rebecca Dance I adore Rooney’s. I always have - even before they accepted meal swipes. When they switched to accepting swipes, I think it...

Family Weekend: By Someone Who Does Not Have Family Coming

by Rebecca Dance This is my senior year at Roanoke College. I have seen two Family Weekends (one was canceled because of the plague), and...

The Return of Cavern

by Marisa Seager By now we’ve all heard the news – Cavern is back! But was it worth the wait? As happy as I am to...

Are Queen Memes in Bad Taste?

by Chamberlain Zulauf  Yes, absolutely— but hear me out.  Of course, I first want to make the statement that the Queen’s death is worthy of our...

My Cat Away From Home

by Marisa Seager I don’t know about you, but one of the highlights of coming back to campus for me is seeing our well-known campus...

Lets Get Back Into It

by Rebecca Dance The time has come.  I stepped on the first crunchy leaf of the season so I am happy to announce that it is...

The Queen is Dead

by Rebecca Dance The Queen is dead.  The day has come. I am in the middle of a presentation about the Writing Center when all phones...

Planning Summer After Finals

by Chamberlain Zulauf Is it too early to be looking forward to summer? Maroons have a few more weeks of school left (three as of...

Edgard’s Senior Farewell

Dear Roanoke,  I don’t know how to thank you for these four years. The person that moved into Chalmers Hall 011 all those years ago...