Dear Seniors,

Dear seniors, We are less than a month from graduation and we are entering a very exciting, yet terrifying, time of our lives. I’m right there with you. I have my Honors in the major project to complete, and almost…

RC HEAT Hosts “Netflix and Chill”

RC HEAT Hosts “Netflix and Chill”

Roanoke College HEAT and Maroons United groups sponsored a “Netflix and Chill” lecture on Feb. 11 at 7:30pm in Pickle. The lecture was meant to be a “candid look at healthy relationships and affirmative consent.”   The talk was presented…

Stairs Closed For Cregger Construction

Stairs Closed For Cregger Construction

The beginning of spring semester at Roanoke College is marked with the closing of the concrete stairs leading from Colket Center to two North Side dorms-New Hall and CAR. An email was sent to students on January 13, outlining the…

TV Review: Making a Murderer

TV Review: Making a Murderer

Guilty Beyond All Reasonable Doubt? Netflix’s original true-crime documentary series, “Making a Murderer” has been getting some serious press time since its release on December 18. It has been the hit subject on social media and all around the internet…

Shack Attack Raises Awareness for Homeless

Shack Attack Raises Awareness for Homeless

  Habitat for Humanity hosted their annual “Shack Attack” event this past Friday night to raise awareness for the homeless. Roughly 45 students participated this year, and they managed to raise a little over $1,200. Shack Attack takes place on…

Carnival for a Cure: Relay For Life Kick-Off A Success

Carnival for a Cure: Relay For Life Kick-Off A Success

  Roanoke College’s Relay for Life Committee hosted their annual Relay Kick-Off Week this past week. Although early, RC Relay hosts a kick off in the fall to spread awareness and kick-off signups, and then hosts another kick-off week in…

Happy Birthday To Us! Brackety-Ack Celebrates 100 Years

Happy Birthday To Us! Brackety-Ack Celebrates 100 Years

Over Fall Break, Roanoke College experienced a special anniversary-the 100th year of publication of this newspaper, The Brackety-Ack. The first issue of RC’s school newspaper was published on the evening of Oct. 19, 1915.   The Brackety-Ack was the first…

The Show Must Go On! Chemistry Magic Show Still Performed

The Show Must Go On! Chemistry Magic Show Still Performed

    Although Family Weekend on Oct. 2-4 may have been canceled at Roanoke College due to inclement weather, the Chemistry Magic show was still held that Friday. There was only one performance of the show, even though there was…

Television Review: AHS - Hotel

Television Review: AHS – Hotel

What more could you ask for in a show that has Lady Gaga, a creepy hotel, and sex? American Horror Story: Hotel premiered Wednesday with an hour and a half show filled with the horrors of The Hotel Cortez. Hotel…

Movie Review: "Scorch Trials"

Movie Review: “Scorch Trials”

Starring Dylan O’Brien (Thomas) and a slew of other well-known actors, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials premiered on September 18 and led the box office on opening weekend, pulling in $30.3 million. Although it won the weekend box office, the…

Movie Review: "Blackfish"

Movie Review: “Blackfish”

  It wasn’t until this summer that I happened upon a striking documentary on TV entitled Blackfish. It wasn’t until I watched this documentary, twice, that I actually thought about how SeaWorld and other companies treat their entertainment animals. It…

Television Review: Fear is Not Just Another Zombie Show

Television Review: Fear is Not Just Another Zombie Show

In its five seasons, The Walking Dead has introduced us to several characters, hardened by the zombie apocalypse, traveling from Atlanta, Georgia to rural Virginia. Although we have a small introduction into the zombie breakout happening during Rick Grimes’ coma…

Holiday Movie Preview: Who Will Control The Box Office?

Holiday Movie Preview: Who Will Control The Box Office?

  With the holiday season among us and shoppers saving for all the great deals, why not go ahead and save to spend a little (or a lot) of cash at the big screen this season. The last couple of…

The Maroon Express: Updated Shuttle-System

Christy Blevins   The Maroon Express system will no longer be a bus that runs on Saturdays to only a few locations, but now taxis are available to students courtesy of the Salem Taxi Inc. In previous years, the Maroon…

Roanoke College Welcomes Students with a Splash

Roanoke College Welcomes Students with a Splash

Christy Blevins RC President Mike Maxey and his wife Terri accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge on August 24 in front of the entire freshman class and O-group leaders. This was just one of the many exciting things to happen…

49 Ways to Use a Newspaper

Christy Blevins   In this day and age, the business of printing newspapers is slowly fading. More and more papers are online, but some companies still make print papers. So, what do you do with your old papers you have…

Roanoke Jazz and Wind Ensemble Concert

On Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, Olin Theater was filled with jubilant circus music as The Roanoke College Jazz Ensemble and RC Wind Ensemble performed their spring semester concert. Perhaps the most important part of the concert was the recognition…

Men’s Baseball Defeats Greensboro College, 10-3

Wednesday night the Roanoke College baseball team bested the Greensboro College Prides with a final score of 10-3. In the bottom half of the first inning the Maroons ran onto the board early with a 4-0 lead. In a single…