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The Downfall of the Last Great American Dynasty

Written by Devon Mitchell “There goes the last great American dynasty,” - Taylor Swift, “The Last Great American Dynasty”   For nearly 100 years the Massachusetts Democrats...

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Halloween

Written by Zach “There Are Currently 104 Days Till Christmas” Dalton  Ah, September. The air is changing, the children are back to school (some virtually...

Long Shifts with Hideous Men

Written by Jasey Roberts This past summer I got a job being paid a good margin above minimum wage to be your resident grocer/cashier/punching bag....

The Final Move-In Decision

Written by Chamberlain Zulauf After much suspense and speculation, the final plan for how the semester will continue was announced this past Friday. The...

Election Countdown: Mail-In Ballots

Written by Devon Mitchell With just over two months left until the general election Americans are getting anxious to get their hands on their ballots...

The Hot Topic is Hot Topic

Written by Zach “I’ve Listened to All the Artists Mentioned” Dalton  Picture this: the year is 2011 and you just got dropped off at your...

Maroons and Social Distancing

Written by Devon Mitchell It’s a new academic year for Roanoke College, and with it comes unprecedented circumstances to which we must adapt to. Over...

Zoom Etiquette: What You Need To Know

Written by Chamberlain Zulauf Every day is a new challenge during the Coronavirus pandemic. This is especially true for millions of young adults returning to...

A Letter to the HEXS Class of 2020

Consider this note a celebratory embrace for your accomplishments and contributions to the Roanoke College community. The HEXS faculty have appreciated the many opportunities...

HHP Seniors

Written by Professor Matthew Rearick Seniors Kyle Grohbrugge and Natalie Whitney presented their research posters at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference in...

Class of 2020 Memories

Written by Dr. Jennifer Jackl Senior Seminar in Communication Studies, Fall 2019, was full of our current graduating seniors who were diligently working all semester...

Madalyn Chapman: An RC Icon

Written by Joyelle Ronan If you told me that in her limited free time Madalyn Chapman found the answer to world peace, it wouldn’t surprise...

A Tribute to Our Section Editor, Caisi Calandra

Written by Jasey Roberts I met Caisi Calandra about a semester ago; she is a good friend of my good friends, and it would’ve been...

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...