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This page offers articles of a humorous nature, opinion pieces, social and political commentaries, and even rants. If you're down for a laugh or hear a side this is the page to go to.

Having a December Birthday

by Rebecca Dance I always wanted to be one of those kids who could have a pool party for a birthday party. Unfortunately, my birthday...

Is it Christmas Season Yet?

by Chamberlain Zulauf The last three months on the calendar make up one of the best times of year— Holiday Season (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)....

The Void Between Thanksgiving and December 17th

by Rebecca Dance  Somebody asked me how I was doing yesterday and I had to stop and think about it because it had not occurred...

My Nose is Stuffy All the Time

by Rebecca Dance As is my constant complaint, I do not understand what the weather in Virginia is doing on any given day. In addition...

Class Registration is Stressful

by Rebecca Dance I’ve been registering for classes since 2019, and I’m on the final stretch. I’m a first semester senior registering for the classes...

Elon and Twitter: BUAD Notes

by Chamberlain Zulauf Maybe Elon Musk knows more than I do about macroeconomics and strategic management. I can admit that, sure, but Macroeconomics and Strategic...

Thanksgiving – A Picky Eater’s Nightmare

by Marisa Seager While I’m excited for another break from classes, I’m not so excited about the reason behind this upcoming break – Thanksgiving.  As much...

Halloween Decor

by Rebecca Dance So I love Halloween, but I hate spiders. This comes at a price, since there are a lot of arachnid-based Halloween decorations....

The Best Holiday

by Marisa Seager Halloween is the best holiday, and you can’t change my mind. But I will tell you why.  You have an excuse to...

Pumpkin Spice Lattes Own My Soul

by Rebecca Dance I’ll admit to it: I deeply enjoy pumpkin spice lattes despite the general perception that they are a silly drink. I’ve always...

Halloweekend Costume Scaries

Chamberlain Zulauf Halloween week is a spirited time on campus. It’s a perfect storm of spookiness and post-fall-break-rowdiness. The student body seemed overwhelmed this past...

Muzak vs. Silence: Is There a Place for Silence in Public Spaces?

by Chamberlain Zulauf Looking for opinion article inspiration online I came across the above prompt, thanks to the folks at wowessays.com. It isn’t the most...

Columbus Day vs Indigenous Peoples Day

by Rebecca Dance The second Monday of October, October 10th this year, is the day that we celebrate the federal holiday Columbus Day. Coincidentally, it...

Working Through Midterms

by Marisa Seager The countdown to Fall Break has officially started but that also means so has the countdown for midterms. Assignments, bigger projects, and...

The Battle Against General’s Chicken

by Rebecca Dance To be perfectly honest, I think that General’s chicken is my least favorite meal at Commons. Personally, I believe that there are...

Rooney’s Hours Review

by Rebecca Dance I adore Rooney’s. I always have - even before they accepted meal swipes. When they switched to accepting swipes, I think it...

Family Weekend: By Someone Who Does Not Have Family Coming

by Rebecca Dance This is my senior year at Roanoke College. I have seen two Family Weekends (one was canceled because of the plague), and...

The Return of Cavern

by Marisa Seager By now we’ve all heard the news – Cavern is back! But was it worth the wait? As happy as I am to...

Are Queen Memes in Bad Taste?

by Chamberlain Zulauf  Yes, absolutely— but hear me out.  Of course, I first want to make the statement that the Queen’s death is worthy of our...

My Cat Away From Home

by Marisa Seager I don’t know about you, but one of the highlights of coming back to campus for me is seeing our well-known campus...