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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.

Pelosi Talks of “Sacrifice”

Written by Devon Mitchell The trial of the Minneapolis police officer who suffocated and killed an unarmed black man back in May 2020 came to...

The Harder They Paul the Harder They Fall

Written by Chamberlain "Zach is Wrong" Zulauf Tom Brady, Kevin Durant, Neymar… Jake Paul. No one wants to hear it, but these four legends have...

Vaccinated & Opinionated

Written by Kristi Rolf Today, one of the most popular topics on the internet is the vaccines for COVID-19 that are currently being distributed in...

COVID-19,20,21….

Written by Chamberlain Zulauf It has been well over a year since COVID-19 first appeared in the United States. Since then, our country has gone...

Gen Z: What the Hell are You Saying?

Written by Zach “Is ‘Yeet’ Still Cool?” Dalton  Every generation has some sort of hip lingo that they often time use at nauseum. For our...

Kamala’s First 100 Days

Written by Devon Mitchell Kamala Harris is making history as the first female, Black American, South Asian Vice President. Not only can she hold claim...

My Job is Super Cool and I Love It

Written by Jasey “Bring Out the Guillotines” Roberts For those that don’t know, when I’m not disappointing my parents, I am usually working in a...

The Need for Support

Written by Kristi Rolf Earlier this semester, I wrote about the state of the campus community as we approached the midway point in another semester...

Farewell to the Class of 2021

Written by Kristi Rolf As commencement quickly approaches, we at the Brackety-Ack are feeling especially grateful for the wonderful seniors on our staff who have...

To the Class of 2021, From RC Faculty

Written by Devon Mitchell Dear Seniors, congratulations on making it to the end! It’s been a windy, twisty, rocky kind of road but, here you...

Con Te Partiò

Written by Zach “Wow I Can’t Believe I Did This Bit for a Whole Year” Dalton The title is Italian for “With You, I Shall...

Zach “Big Fish 2k21” Dalton

Written by Chamberlain Zulauf What is there to say about Zach Dalton that hasn’t already been written about in the Brackety-Ack? It was easy to...

Good Mythical Morning!

By Chamberlain Zulauf I’ve been waking up to that phrase since I was 11 years old. If you aren’t also a Mythical Beast, you probably...

Living on the Dance Floor Ten Years Later

By Devon Mitchell   It’s been ten years since the iconic moms and daughters of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, took the dance stage by storm with the premiere...

Campus Culture Shock

By Kristi Rolf Roanoke College is a different place in September 2021 than it was in May. During the last school year, I grew accustomed...

Abortion Don’t Have to Go, For the Bible Tells Me So

By Devon Mitchell   The Texas abortion ban has been at the forefront of the news in the past couple of weeks. Pro-choice activists worry that...

Yik Yak is Back!

Rebecca Dance    For the reader’s convenience, I will recap my 2013 middle school experience: Yik Yak is an app that connects you with people within...

Teaching English in an Unhealthy Global World

Devon Mitchell   This summer, I taught my first online English class for Blue Ridge Literacy, a local non-profit whose mission is to teach English to...

Gender Norms Broken by Nail Painting Trend

Chamberlain Zulauf   Do you remember when people used to say, “come on it's 2016…”? Well, it’s 2021 now and even your favorite male rapper probably paints...

Festivals: Not for the Faint of Heart

Kristi Rolf         Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to go to my first music festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I got my shifts covered for...