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Thoughts from Seventh Grade

by Rebecca Dance Question: What is your favorite music genre, and why?  “I love fortnite.” “Pop-rock because it is very diverse and is very energetic.” “Techno because I...

The Art of Shopping Secondhand

by Rebecca Dance Last Saturday, I went shopping at Plato’s Closet. It wasn’t the only place I went shopping, but it was a successful shopping...

The Perfect Swipe

by Marisa Seager As most Maroons know, a meal swipe is equivalent to eight dollars. But, have you noticed how tricky it is to get...

Thoughts from Seventh Grade

by Rebecca Dance Question: What are three objects that represent you? “A soccer ball, my goalie gloves, and my hoodies.” “My DVD copy of Platoon, my sketchbook,...

Gun Violence: A Future Educator’s Perspective

by Rebecca Dance To say that I am angry is an understatement. To say that I am devastated, scared, frustrated, sad, and that it feels...

Communal Kitchens and Why I Hate Them

by Rebecca Dance I have lived in Maxey Hall for my entire four years here at Roanoke College. I have been cooking for that same...

Starting the Last Semester

by Rebecca Dance You could take the title of this article in two directions, at first. Either I’m talking about the last semester of this...

My Least Favorite Week of the Semester

by Alexis Barton I have always loved going back to school. When I was a kid, I was truly thriving when I got to pick...

The Ultimate Dorm Ranking

by Marisa Seager Unlike most other students at Roanoke, I have lived in five different dorms over my time here. So, without further ado, here...

The Senioritis is Real

by Marisa Seager Senioritis (noun): “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation...

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...

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