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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...

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...

Lets Get Back Into It

by Rebecca Dance The time has come.  I stepped on the first crunchy leaf of the season so I am happy to announce that it is...

The Queen is Dead

by Rebecca Dance The Queen is dead.  The day has come. I am in the middle of a presentation about the Writing Center when all phones...

Planning Summer After Finals

by Chamberlain Zulauf Is it too early to be looking forward to summer? Maroons have a few more weeks of school left (three as of...

Edgard’s Senior Farewell

Dear Roanoke,  I don’t know how to thank you for these four years. The person that moved into Chalmers Hall 011 all those years ago...

The Trials and Times of a Semester in DC

by Devon Mitchell Studying in Washington DC has been a dream of mine for five years, and now that I am only two weeks away...

The End is So Close Yet So Far

by Marisa Seager The end of the semester as we know it is so close yet so far. It’s easy to look at your class...

I’m Sad to See People Leave

by Rebecca Dance This is my first real semester being friends with people who are graduating, and it’s worse than I thought it would be.  I...

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,...

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