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Felicity Huffman Sentencing and the Un-justice System

Written by Jessica Shelburne When found guilty of committing mail fraud and honest services fraud, an individual may face a prison sentence of up to...

American Psycho—High Literary Art and Potential Great American Novel

Written by Ethan Perritt The Great American Novel. It’s what every author aspires to write but most will never achieve. There are, however, a tiny...

Junior Misses Class to Continue Binge-Watching

Written by Zachary Dalton With all the modern streaming services today, it’s easy to get hooked on one show. A local junior struggled with inner...

High School Musical: Who Says We Have to Let it Go?

Written by Joyelle Ronan The year was 2006. The jeans were low and crocs were cool. I, eight at the time, sat before my television...

Debate Letdown

Written by Devon Mitchell  The third round of Democratic debates took place Thursday, September 12th and if you didn’t watch it, you weren’t missing much....

Why We Need More Disabled and Queer Characters in Literature

Written by Caisi Calandra At the very last minute, I was able to take Dr. Bosch’s May Term -- one that focused on studying the...

Freshman Class Deals with Disappointment

Written by Zach Dalton As the school year starts up Roanoke College welcomed in one of its largest freshman class with even larger expectations about...

Switch Up Your Semester

Written by Joyelle Ronan When you have multiple exams, homework, and presentations all due at the same time, college seems never ending. However, there are...

A Seat vs. A “Seat” at the Table

Written by Vanessa Mutesi A seat at the table or a “seat” at the table. Which table are you fighting to sit at? What table...

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...

No One: … Shamira: I Just Think it’s Funny How…

Written by Shamira James Well, it’s been two weeks since I wrote my scathing piece doing the one thing no other Roanoke College boy will...

Watch Foreign Films on Kanopy

Written by Lorin Brice Hall One of RC’s best-kept secrets is Kanopy. Kanopy is a film streaming site that allows its users to access hundreds...

This Sapien Survived

Written by Lorin Brice Hall This has been a long and tiring semester. I feel stupid and dumb and tired and foolish. That was how...

The Mueller Report Report

Written by Joey Slusher Today, the so-called Mueller Report was released to the public. The Mueller Report covers an investigation into the possibility of President...

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...

MEN: If You Knew Better, You’d Do Better

Written by Shamira James In my 22 years (gross, I’m old), I’ve heard a lot of arguments. I’ve heard people argue if water is...

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: A Gift For Your Netflix Queue

Written by Joyelle Ronan One of the things I love most in the world are musicals. I don’t live in New York or D.C. so...

Give Theology on Tap a Try

Written by Emma Grosskopf During my sophomore year, I did a great many things. Many of them I’m not super proud of, like going...

Brexit: Exploring the UK’s Options

Written by Joey Slusher Brexit is something everyone has heard of, but a lot of people, particularly us Americans, don’t know a lot about. Brexit...

Elephant on the Lawn

Dear President Maxey, Roanoke’s core belief is “Freedom of Purpose.” Among the propositions of this creed is to have students “live in a diverse and...