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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...

Feeling In-Between This Valentine’s Day

by Marisa Seager Most people are pretty quick to say whether or not they are in favor of Valentine’s Day, but most of the time...

The Loveliest Valentine’s Day Playlist Spotify DIDN’T Make

by Devon Mitchell February is upon us, meaning stupid Cupid’s quiver is full of arrows of love ready to pierce the hearts of mere mortals....

Pro-Life Marchers Swarm DC

By Devon Mitchell It’s a new semester for Roanoke College, and for this Maroon, I’m spending my time in the nation's Capital, Washington DC. During...

Starting the Semester with Online Classes

By Marisa Seager After being fortunate enough to return to in-person classes this past semester, I started to feel hopeful that we wouldn’t have to...

Winter is Coming

Rebecca Dance The shifting seasons are a wonder of the circle of life: the world is dying to be born anew come approximately March. We're...

Top 5 Best Christmas Songs (Inarguably)

Chamberlain Zulauf #5 Christmas in Harlem- Ye If Die Hard counts as a Christmas movie then Kanye deserves a spot. Teyana Taylor who has a great...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Spotify Wrapped

Devon Mitchell We’ve been waiting patiently since December 2020 for the joy and happiness only one special day can bring. Sharing the goodwill of man...