Review: Amazon Show Falls Short

Review: Amazon Show Falls Short

Photo Courtesy of Amazon Article Written by Alexa Doiron   Amazon released its new historical fiction series based on the life of Zelda Fitzgerald this winter. While excited fans awaited the series’ premiere date, their expectations were not met when…

Book Review: The Average American Male

Book Review: The Average American Male

Photo Courtesy of Amazon Article Written by Alexa Doiron   First, I would just like to announce that the vulgarity in this novel is absolutely brilliant. Being from the male perspective, it is no surprise that “The Average American Male”…

Despite Block, Immigration Ban has International Students on Edge

Despite Block, Immigration Ban has International Students on Edge

Photo Courtesy of Brieanah Gouveia Article Written by Paige Stewart   Thousands of students from across the globe attend college in the United States each year.  Within this figure is a unique pool of students at Roanoke College, who bring…

WRKE Makes Moves

WRKE Makes Moves

Photo Courtesy of Article Written by Sohpie Bookheimer   On the main floor of the Colket Center, students can find Roanoke College’s own student-run radio station, WRKE 100.3 FM. The station has been operating all day, every day since May…

Band Review: Twin Peaks

Band Review: Twin Peaks

Photo Courtesy of Daniel Topete Article Written by Alexa Dorion   The Chicago-based band Twin Peaks has been touring the nation on their “Down in Heaven” tour, the third album which the band has produced. With songs that both play…

How to Teach English Abroad

How to Teach English Abroad

Photo Courtesy of Maximo Nivel Article Written by Brieanah Gouveia Decide what country you would most like to teach English in. Consult Google to assess what ETA programs exist. Set up a meeting with your academic advisor, professors in the…

Flu Season Ravages Roanoke

Flu Season Ravages Roanoke

Photo Courtesy of Liberty Distributors Article Written by Sarah Joseph Flu season is here, and Virginia has been identified as one of eight states with widespread flu cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flu also is…

Breaking Down Roanoke's Drug Arrests

Breaking Down Roanoke’s Drug Arrests

Photo Courtesy of Spotsylvania Sheriff Article Written by David Hall By the numbers, Roanoke College’s number of drug arrests in recent years are high even when compared to schools of similar size and much larger. We’ll be exploring this issue…

The Mystery of the Commons Cowgirl Painting

The Mystery of the Commons Cowgirl Painting

Photo Courtesy of David Hall Article Written by: Mackay Pierce If you were to make a list of places that every Roanoke College student has visited within their tenure, it may be a list quite smaller than you would expect….

Silent Chlamydia Outbreak on Campus

Silent Chlamydia Outbreak on Campus

Photo Courtesy of NPR Article Written by Mikaela Wall While Roanoke College was in the midst of a flu outbreak, another silent infection was being spread around: chlamydia. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection common amongst college students, easily curable…

Editorial: Protect Our Government

Editorial: Protect Our Government

Photo Courtesy of Article Written by: Art Abyss When America was founded the goal was to build a government and constitution that was built to last centuries regardless of who was in office. And if you ask any American politician…

Failed Bathroom Bill Prompts Campus Discussion

Failed Bathroom Bill Prompts Campus Discussion

                      Article Written by Brieanah Gouveia For Dr. Todd Peppers, a professor at Roanoke, state legislation that would prevent transgender people from using certain bathrooms impacts him in a personal…

A Cathedral for the Common Man

Photo Courtesy of Gauge Forum Article Written by Joe Krzyton From my stool, I catch glimpses of two men fighting on the sidewalk. I have to crane to see past people waiting for to-go orders and squint through the grill…

Restaurant Review: The Brown Hen

Restaurant Review: The Brown Hen

Photo Courtesy of Brieanah Gouveia Article Written by Sarah Joseph The wind caught the door as I struggled to enter the Brown Hen, a new restaurant on the corner of Main St, and College Ave. Many Roanoke students lament the…

Editorial: Res Life, the Department that Doesn't

Editorial: Res Life, the Department that Doesn’t

Photo Courtesy of Glavé & Holmes Architecture Take a moment to think about your residential experi- ence at our esteemed institution. Roanoke College is a big believer in the “four year residential ex- perience,” or so the authorities would have us…

Protest Bill Dies in Virginia State

Protest Bill Dies in Virginia State

Photo Courtesy of Brigette Rec Article Written by Joe Kryzston Following the lead of nine other state legislatures nationwide, Virginia’s State Senate considered a bill that would have increased the penalties for remaining at a protest after being told to…

How to Get Involved at Roanoke

How to Get Involved at Roanoke

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written By Lydia Bates As Roanoke College students, we are extremely privileged to be offered extensive opportunities that prepare us for the real world. we have “With more than 100 clubs and organizations, 27…

Maroons Prepare for a Tough Matchup

Maroons Prepare for a Tough Matchup

Article Written By Sarah Joseph Photo Courtesy of Maroon Athletics Roanoke’s men’s and women’s basketball seasons are winding down and the ODAC tournament is approaching. On Wednesday, Feb. 8 the men’s team will face the Guilford College Quakers at home….

Full Immersion: Students Exchange Culture in New Semester Program

Full Immersion: Students Exchange Culture in New Semester Program

Article Written By Paige Stewart Photo Courtesy of Taylor Ferebee Yucatan, Mexico is a histor- ical gem located at the edge of the Mexican peninsula. A group of Roanoke College students are currently living and studying there, discovering the abundance…

Professor Award to Help with Research

Professor Award to Help with Research

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written By Paige Stewart Dr. Elizabeth Ackley of the Health and Human Performance Department truly demonstrates what it means to care for all aspects of oneself in the quest for maximum health. Ackley was…