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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...

Disastrous Decisions from the Democrats

Written by Ethan Perritt It’s no secret the Democratic Party doesn’t want Bernie Sanders as its candidate. There are numerous documents proving their allegiance to...

Puns

Written by Zachary Dalton “I see,” said the blind man As he picked up his hammer And saw.   The Mid-Western short man looked up At the giant West Coaster Then...

Mercury Retrograde + Midterms

Written by Caisi Calandra Depending on which website you visit, Mercury will have been retrograde anywhere from Feb. 16 to the 18. Now, a lot...

A Cynical View on Parents and Politics

Written by Devon Mitchell Growing up, I thought “Democrat” was a bad word. Whenever my parents said the word, it had such a negative sound, like...

A Lot of Tears, but Not So Much Love

Written by Kaelyn Spickler Everyone in my circle of friends, and honestly many others around campus, know that I am a big Bachelor fan. For...

Where are the Cracks in the Glass Ceiling For Film?

Written by Devon Mitchell In the 90-year history of the Academy Awards only five women have been nominated for best director and only one has...

JB Said, “Love Yourself”

Written by Vanessa Mutesi February, the month of love. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and love is slowly brewing in the air. Every year around this time,...

Love Advice from the Single

Written by Joyelle Ronan I give pretty good relationship advice. If you’re thinking, “But Joy, you’ve been single for so long. How do you know...

Institutionalized Racism in the Grammys

Written by Ethan Perritt It’s been a long road to the end of racism in America -- one that seems never-ending. And even though we’ve...

INQ Classes: Are They Really Worth It?

Written by Caisi Calandra My time at Roanoke College is coming to an end, and I’m finding that, during my last semester, I’m taking a...

A Modest Proposal for the New Decade

Written by Zachary Dalton The year is 2020. A hundred years ago it was 1920. They had an exquisite nickname for the 1920s: “The Roaring...

Another Award Season, Another Diversity Conversation

Written by Joyelle Ronan Award season is a great time to celebrate diverse American and foreign films. Unfortunately, award shows such as The Academy Awards,...

On The Campaign Trail

Written by Devon Mitchell The New Hampshire primaries are on Feb. 11, meaning that being in the granite state is the perfect place to be...

No New Friends

Written by Vanessa Mutesi Friends, we all have our different categories for friends. There are people we consider our acquaintances, the basic friends, and then...

TI$ THE $EA$ON

Written by Caisi Calandra Hear me out -- I love shopping. At any given moment of writing this article, just know I’m probably tempted to...

Christmas in the Classroom

Written by Devon Mitchell It’s the Christmas season and soon enough grades K-12 will be celebrating in the classroom. Christmas parties will be held, Christmas...