Three Candidates Contend for Salem Sheriff

Photo Courtesy of Clark Ruhland Article Written by Brieanah Gouveia   Since the reversal of Salem Sheriff Eric Atkins’s decision to run for re-election was announced last week, three individuals have stepped forward seeking to replace him. Whoever is elected…

Dr. Ivonne Wallace Fuentes: Making History Beyond the Classroom

Photo Courtesy of PR Article Written by Paige Stewart   Many college students are unaware of the lives their professors lead outside the classroom.  Dr. Ivonne Wallace Fuentes, a professor in Roanoke College’s History department, however, makes her activities quite…

Disruptive no Divisive, Black Lives Matter INQ Course to be Offered

Photo Courtesy of Black Lives Matter Article Written by Leah Weinstein A new INQ course at Roanoke College will focus on current issues surrounding the black community in America. Beginning next week, Roanoke students, including incoming freshmen, can register for…

Campus Thefts Up, Campus Safety Gives Advice

Photo Courtesy of Brieanah Gouveia Article Written by Brieanah Gouveia   This semester, the number of thefts on Roanoke College’s campus has increased, compared with the fall. Roanoke Campus Safety Director, Thomas Rambo, wants students to be more aware of…

Take a Hike: Student Gets Hands Dirty for AT Conservation Effort

Photo Courtesy of Brienah Gouveia Article Written by Brienah Gouveia   Jane Rice likes getting her hands dirty. Rice, a junior Environmental Studies ma-jor at Roanoke,is an intern at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, where she assists with the organization’s social media…

Fallen Bittle Tree Takes on New Life

Article Written by Joe Krzyston   Though the tree that Rev. David Bittle planted over a hundred and fifty years ago no longer stands, its legacy is made manifest in the cross now displayed in Antrim Chapel. Steeped in symbolism…

Oh Snap! Tree Falls, Campus Freaks, Slight Damage

Photo Courtesy of David Hall Article Written by David Hall   As a result of a brief, but torrential rainstorm Wednesday afternoon, the first day of March, a tree snapped at its base and fell onto Bittle Memorial Hall on…

Ecohousing Takes Shape

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by Sophie Bookheimer   Next fall, Roanoke College will offer new housing option for students who are environmentally conscious. The eco housing will be located on the first floor of Crawford and provide…

Students Get Ready for Second Film Festival

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by Sarah Joseph   Hold on to your popcorn. The Basically Tarantino Festival is here again. Like the Austin, Texas, semi-annual Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, future student filmmakers at Roanoke College are debuting…

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by David Hall   Virginians are deeply divided by party lines, especially in regards to the media, according to a recent poll from Roanoke College’s Institute for Policy and Opinion Research.   The…

Battling Mental Illness

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by Vicki Daguerre   Mental health is a key focus on college campuses across the nation as research and advocacy have grown substantially in recent years. Roanoke College is no exception, as testimony…

New Fall Semester in Germany

Photo by Brieanah Gouveia Article Written by Brieanah Gouveia   Roanoke College’s International Education Office will be offering a new study abroad opportunity to up to 15 students every fall semester, beginning in 2018. Spearheaded by history professors Rob Willingham and…

Building Homes, Serving People

Photo Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Article Written by Sarah Joseph Spring Break – two words that convey so much for college students. Almost immediately, images of the ultimate college spring break come to mind. These may be somewhere on…

Seeking the Alternative: Native American Appalachia

Photo Courtesy of David Hall Article Written by David Hall   Images of Native Americans permeate our culture from sports teams to movies, but according to juniors Megan O’Neill and Leah Weinstein, they are often forgotten about in conversations around…

Q&A with Coach Bill Pilat

Article Written by Ray Osterhout   Men’s Lacrosse Coach Bill Pilat speaks about his goals for the season. Q: Being ranked #1 in the ODAC, does it put any extra pressure on the team? A: “Being ranked in the ODAC…

Class Takes Service to Central America

Photo Courtesy of Forbes Article Written by Paige Stewart As students finish up their last midterm exams and look forward to catching up with family and friends back home, 10 are preparing to spend the coming week in the rural…

Baseball Heads to Myrtle Beach for Spring Break

Photo Courtesy of Visitmyrtlebeach.com Article Written by Ray Osterhout   While many college students will spend spring break on the couch watching Net ix, the Roanoke baseball team is heading to the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina….

Roanoke Baseball Logs Win Against Ferrum

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke Athletics Article Written by Ray Osterhout   The Maroons have been off to a hot start in their rst 10 games, recording an 8-2 record. On Feb. 28 in a game against Ferrum College, it was…

Men's Lax sees Defiant Win, Heartbreaking Loss

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke Athletics Article Written by David Hall   It was the best of times, it was the worst of times this week in two action packed home games from men’s lacrosse.   The Maroons, ranked 19 in…

Why Can't We Be Friends?

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written By David Hall   Fellow students,   Think for a moment about where you sit in the Commons, if you go to the Commons. I can tell you where I sit: back corner,…