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Dear Public Health Studies Majors and Minors

December 2019 and May 2020 Public Health Studies Majors and Minors: Thank you. Thank you for taking a chance on a new program and...

To the Class of 2020 from Professor Gibbs

Class of 2020 – a year you won’t forget!  We have watched you grow into young, independent adults and are proud of all you...

A Message from Dr. Trexler

I will remember the class of 2020 for their sharp intellect, compassion, and courage. I started teaching at RC in Fall 2017. The students...

A Message to the Class of 2020 From the Faculty

Written by Devon Mitchell To Roanoke’s Class of 2020, as you cross the finish line of your college career and enter into the crazy unknown...

To Gaston Ocampo from Dr. Rubongoya

I have a fond memory of his first day in class, fresh from Argentina wearing a heavy poncho on a warm fall day! He...

Seniors in The Research Lab

Written by Dr. Darcey Powell I have two seniors in my research lab: Riker Lawrence & Rachel Harmon, that I'd like to highlight.  Riker has been...

Best Wishes Class of 2020

Written by Kaelyn Spickler Dear Class of 2020,  The end of the semester came quicker than any of us anticipated. All of our hearts go out...

Until We Meet Again

Written by Caisi Calandra, Opinion Editor The last few weeks have been eventful, that’s for sure. Or I guess you could say uneventful — depends...

A Reality Check for College Students Concerning the Stimulus Package

Written by Devon Mitchell Last month, Congress passed the $2 trillion stimulus bill, which provides many Americans with payments of up to $1,200 to help...

Sincerely Strange: A Comeback Attempt from the Most Hated Man in Comedy

Written by Jasey Roberts In his new comedy special - dropped covertly on his website for digital download - Louis CK is attempting to do...

It’s Time We All Start Watching “American Idol” Again

Written by Joyelle Ronan “There was one great part to your song – it was the end!” - Simon Cowell Allow me to take you back to...

Find Your Silver Lining

Written by Vanessa Mutesi 2020 has come with energy that we never expected. For many, 2020 was going to be THAT year, but we didn’t...

Putting the Pro in Procrastination

Written by Joyelle Ronan I’m not going to tell you that you shouldn’t procrastinate. You already know this information because your professor told you two...

My Corona or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Virus

Written by Jasey Roberts It is hard to remain hopeful. Because why should I? After talks of a third World War in January alone, we are...

Bernie or Biden?

Written by Devon Mitchell It's official! Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are the only two candidates trying for the democratic nomination for the 2020 election....

Ladies, Time for Introspection

Written by Vanessa Mutesi It is officially my second favorite month of the year. The month of March marks a time when we celebrate women and...

Spring Breakers…or Alternative Breakers?

Written by Devon Mitchell While it may be fun to spend spring break lying on the beach, there is another option for Roanoke College equally...

Kidpinions: St. Patrick’s Day

Written by Joyelle Ronan As a kid, St. Patrick’s Day was one of my favorite holidays. I picked out my green outfit days in advance...

A Teetotalist’s Guide to Saint Paddy’s Day

Written by Jasey Roberts  I have come across a term that you don’t tend to see in everyday discourse but is nonetheless an important part...

Is Being Too Hot a Crime?

Written by Joyelle Ronan Can an actor or actress be too attractive to play a role? Broadway actor Jeremy Jordan was recently condemned for being...