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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...

The Trials and Times of a Semester in DC

by Devon Mitchell Studying in Washington DC has been a dream of mine for five years, and now that I am only two weeks away...

The End is So Close Yet So Far

by Marisa Seager The end of the semester as we know it is so close yet so far. It’s easy to look at your class...

I’m Sad to See People Leave

by Rebecca Dance This is my first real semester being friends with people who are graduating, and it’s worse than I thought it would be.  I...

I Think I’m Allergic to Pollen

by Rebecca Dance My sinuses hurt. Since I don’t have a cold and I don’t have COVID (I’ve tested, don’t worry), I’ve decided that it...

t’s Supposed to be Fun: The Reality of Turning 21

by Devon Mitchell          I was once told if you remember your 21st birthday you did something wrong. That is the idea of what a 21st...

War is Peace

This is the third publication I have written about the war in Ukraine. It has been interesting to see how the conflict has developed,...

Cavern, I Miss You

by Marisa Seager The title says it all. It’s been closed for renovations now since December 2021, but to me it feels much longer than...

Returning to Normalcy Maskless

Imagine my gratification as a senior walking into the Commons last week without a mask on. There are times you know will come eventually,...

What’s so Great About Guinness?

by Chamberlain Zulauf If you’re a typical college student there’s a good chance you had a drink last night in celebration of whoever Saint Patrick...

“Toads”

by Rebecca Dance  Recently, I’ve decided that I don’t believe in toads.  To give a little background into why I’ve been thinking about amphibians, spring has...

Endemic Now?

Devon Mitchell It’s been over two years since the novel coronavirus found its way into all of our lives and it seems like an end...

How I Feel About TikTok

by Rebecca Dance  I did not love TikTok when it first came out as the new social media app, but eventually I did get sucked...

The Pros of Staycations

by Chamberlain Zulaf Spring break is coming up soon, after midterms. The break comes in clutch after such a stressful week of studying and testing....

Opinion 2 Why Salem Should Be More Like Downtown Roanoke

by Edgard Lacayo I enjoy biking around Salem during the warmer months of the school year. Usually when I bike, I go through the back...

New Identity for Washington Football

by Chamberlain Zulauf As a lifelong fan of the Washington blank-blanks, February second was a huge day for me. The thing with this team is...

The Language of Flowers

by Rebecca Dance Flower Buying Survival Guide You may have heard of the “language of flowers”: a centuries old code of different flowers and different colors...