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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.

Until We Meet Again

Written by Caisi Calandra, Opinion Editor The last few weeks have been eventful, that’s for sure. Or I guess you could say uneventful — depends...

A Reality Check for College Students Concerning the Stimulus Package

Written by Devon Mitchell Last month, Congress passed the $2 trillion stimulus bill, which provides many Americans with payments of up to $1,200 to help...

Sincerely Strange: A Comeback Attempt from the Most Hated Man in Comedy

Written by Jasey Roberts In his new comedy special - dropped covertly on his website for digital download - Louis CK is attempting to do...

It’s Time We All Start Watching “American Idol” Again

Written by Joyelle Ronan “There was one great part to your song – it was the end!” - Simon Cowell Allow me to take you back to...

Find Your Silver Lining

Written by Vanessa Mutesi 2020 has come with energy that we never expected. For many, 2020 was going to be THAT year, but we didn’t...

Putting the Pro in Procrastination

Written by Joyelle Ronan I’m not going to tell you that you shouldn’t procrastinate. You already know this information because your professor told you two...

My Corona or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Virus

Written by Jasey Roberts It is hard to remain hopeful. Because why should I? After talks of a third World War in January alone, we are...

Bernie or Biden?

Written by Devon Mitchell It's official! Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are the only two candidates trying for the democratic nomination for the 2020 election....

Ladies, Time for Introspection

Written by Vanessa Mutesi It is officially my second favorite month of the year. The month of March marks a time when we celebrate women and...

Spring Breakers…or Alternative Breakers?

Written by Devon Mitchell While it may be fun to spend spring break lying on the beach, there is another option for Roanoke College equally...

Kidpinions: St. Patrick’s Day

Written by Joyelle Ronan As a kid, St. Patrick’s Day was one of my favorite holidays. I picked out my green outfit days in advance...

A Teetotalist’s Guide to Saint Paddy’s Day

Written by Jasey Roberts  I have come across a term that you don’t tend to see in everyday discourse but is nonetheless an important part...

Is Being Too Hot a Crime?

Written by Joyelle Ronan Can an actor or actress be too attractive to play a role? Broadway actor Jeremy Jordan was recently condemned for being...

Disastrous Decisions from the Democrats

Written by Ethan Perritt It’s no secret the Democratic Party doesn’t want Bernie Sanders as its candidate. There are numerous documents proving their allegiance to...

Puns

Written by Zachary Dalton “I see,” said the blind man As he picked up his hammer And saw.   The Mid-Western short man looked up At the giant West Coaster Then...

Mercury Retrograde + Midterms

Written by Caisi Calandra Depending on which website you visit, Mercury will have been retrograde anywhere from Feb. 16 to the 18. Now, a lot...

A Cynical View on Parents and Politics

Written by Devon Mitchell Growing up, I thought “Democrat” was a bad word. Whenever my parents said the word, it had such a negative sound, like...

A Lot of Tears, but Not So Much Love

Written by Kaelyn Spickler Everyone in my circle of friends, and honestly many others around campus, know that I am a big Bachelor fan. For...

Where are the Cracks in the Glass Ceiling For Film?

Written by Devon Mitchell In the 90-year history of the Academy Awards only five women have been nominated for best director and only one has...

JB Said, “Love Yourself”

Written by Vanessa Mutesi February, the month of love. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and love is slowly brewing in the air. Every year around this time,...