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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.

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...

Cheating Student Deterred by RC Wallpaper

Written by Joseph Krzyston A student determined to plagiarize a paper was deterred definitively through clever tactical deployment of a computer background. The potential offended,...

Local Redheaded Photographer Trampled by Fame-Hungry Sorority Sisters

Written by Shamira James There’s nothing like the thrill of a snow day. Waking up to the campus-closed email, seeing how many people posted about...

Easter Celebrations Vary Worldwide

Written by Isaac Davis Millions wait impatiently for the long Easter weekend and the beginning of April. Groups of various faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds gather...

Student Mistakes RC Light for Cheap Beer

Written by Joseph Krzyston This week, a Roanoke College senior was mildly flummoxed to find definitively that RC Light, the weekly college chapel service that...

Humor Writer Getting Tired, Less Funny

By Joseph Krzyston Look, it’s been a long couple of weeks, ok?

California Reviews Southern Exposure

Written by Leilani Doneux I think it was the sideburns, or maybe an accented, homoerotic Sacha Baron Cohen telling Will Ferrell that he tasted of...

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...

Commons in Crisis: Paper Plates Cause Mass Hysteria

Written by Shamira James Hello everyone, or those left. It’s Day Four of the post - apocalyptic world of the out-of-order Commons dishwasher. Students have...

Trudo Vertical Forest Attempts to Combat Climate Change and Urban Housing Issues

Written by Isaac Davis Elon Musk’s sleek, electric Tesla Model 3 is a huge step toward a cleaner transport industry. However, priced at $35,000, is...

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...

Present-Day High Schoolers Actually Have Their Lives Together

Written by Joseph Krzyston As the country’s eyes turned to the high schoolers leading national protests this week, support has been widespread for the students...

‘Inept’ Humor Editor Labeled as a ‘Buffoon’ in Late of His Most Recent Hijinks

Written by Joseph Krzyston Thursday, Joe Krzyston, editor of the humor/opinion page, hopped on a plane to see his friend in Wisconsin: there was only...

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...

Shopping at Goodwill? You’re Making A Good Choice!

Written by Isaac Davis I hope we have all had an encounter with the rather unassuming grey rectangle and blue lettering that is Goodwill. However,...

My Final Remarks: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Written by David Hall I’ll cut to the chase. I’ve done a lot here at Roanoke and Emma wants me to write one final piece....

RC Community Impressed By Man In Shorts

Written by Joseph Krzyston The RC community was in awe this week of a particularly brave junior, probably a business major, who enthralled the campus...

Embattled Humor Editor Excited for Summer

Written by Joseph Krzyston According from sources close to him, embattled section editor Joe Krzyston is looking forward to the summer. The Brackety-Ack contacted him...

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...

Californian in Awe of South’s Biscuits

Written by Leilani Doneux Is a biscuit by any other name as bitchin’? The truth is, probably, but there’s something about walking into a biscuit...