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The Fishwick Column

Article by Ben Vester I often find myself paralyzed in intellectual discussion, unable to enhance the conversation with an insightful comment or a reasonable critique....

Editor Fired for Gross Incompetance

Written by Joe Krzyston Effective next issue, David Hall, longtime editor of the Roanoke College Brackety-Ack, will be fired from the paper for reasons related...

Soon-to-be Grads Collectively Wondering When They Can Apply for Unemployment

Written by Joseph Krzyston As the class of 2018 prepares to walk across the stage, one question is on the mind of a number of...

Sigma Chi Brothers Face Hypothermia During Fundraising Attempts

Written by Joseph Krzyston In news that might not shock any consummate observers of the back quad, three cold, wet brothers of the Sigma Chi...

Sorority Absolved of Responsibility via Cornhole

Joe Krzyston Section Editor The young women of one of Roanoke College’s sororities (and because these organizations are preposterously well lawyered, that’s as specific as I’m...

Salem to Reenact Witch Trial with RC Students

Written by Joe Krzyston In a move sure to invite the ire of college students and the amusement of residents, the City of Salem announced...

Editorial: Shrubbery as an Act of Rebellion

Article by Joe Krzyston For a brief, uncharacteristic moment, I’d like to give voice to a belief that I do not hold myself. I’d like...

Can I Get Directions to Pound Town?

Written by Shamira James Oh how the times change! Last semester, I wrote a piece for the Entertainment Page talking about the myths and assumptions...

Students Fondly Remember Nudity in Commons

Written by Elizabeth Janes Jan. 31, 2018 is a day that will live on in Roanoke College History. On Wednesday night around 7:30 p.m., student...

I’m Proud to Welcome Sisters into The Only Great Fraternity I Know

David Hall Editor-in-Chief Over the break, I enjoyed a beer with an old friend. I often like to see people from high school, catch up, trade...

Let’s Say Something

  Written by Emma Grosskopf On a campus as small as ours, rumors spread like the plague, and it’s hard to gauge their source or their...

California Dreaming in a Southern State of Mind

Written by Leilani Doneux To admit that I was afraid, I would also have to admit that when I committed to Roanoke College, at a...

Best Books to Binge this Summer

Written by Joyelle Ronan Finals are approaching which means that Summer vacation is only a few exams away. My favorite way to spend a...

The Big Reveal

Joe Krzyston Section Editor Despite some unseasonably warm weather earlier this month, Roanoke College is now, without a doubt, in the thick of autumn. The air is...

I’m the Hottest In the Street, Know You Probably Heard of Me

Written by Shamira James RC is offering students a chance to write the influential and moving speeches that the freshmen hear during convocation. Yes, RC...

RC Rock Actually Just Golf Ball Covered in Paint

Joe Krzyston Section Editor One night shortly before break, Dear old Roanoke’s Underground Network for Knowledge and Sedition (DRUNKS, for short) tore a sheet of paint...

2020 Election: YANG GANG

Written by Brice Hall Andrew Yang is my Presidential pick for 2020. Yang is an entrepreneur who has focused the majority of his career on...

Horan Concert Worth the Rainy Wait

Written by Jordan Hanson When my roommate asked me if I wanted to go to a Niall Horan concert with her, I had no idea...

Family of Mallards Awarded Tenure

Written by Elizabeth Janes SALEM – The family of mallards that has recently taken up residence in the stream cutting through the north side of...

Alone in the Laundry: Why We’re Eating Soap

Written by Joe Krzyston According to the Washington Post, the first two weeks of 2018 saw thirty-seven teenagers call poison control because they intentionally consumed...