Music Review: Father John Misty

Music Review: Father John Misty

Photo Courtesy of Father John Misty Article Written by Hannah Vandgrift   If you have ever watched Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None” Netflix original series, you might have briefly seen a bearded white hipster musician appear in the third episode…

Music Review: Lacquer

Music Review: Lacquer

Photo Courtesy of Lacquer Article Written by David Hall   Lacquer, a Tennessee based five-piece, displays a self-assured sound and a meticulous eye for sonic detail rare among new bands on their self-titled debut EP. “All Headlights” is the first…

I ate an orange in the shower, it did not change my life

I ate an orange in the shower, it did not change my life

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Joseph Article Written by Sarah Joseph   Like many subcultures of this generation, movements spring up randomly and sporadically due to the instantaneous nature of the Internet. A current movement finding its origins and trending on…

Play captures spiritual struggle of Maya deer hunter

Article Written by Paige Stewart   As the lights dimmed inside Olin Recital Hall, the audience got quiet and faced the screen at the front of the room. The screen introduced “Venados,” or “Deer,” a play by Feliciano Sánchez Chan,…

Fast, loud and weird as hell

Article Written by Joe Krzyston   A few months ago, on a dark December evening, Bailey Mann and I braved a cold howling wind, ferrying amplifiers, guitars, and pedalboards inside through a backdoor that had a nasty habit of slamming…

Confessions of a Recovering Music Snob

Confessions of a Recovering Music Snob

Photo Courtesy of Drake Article Written by David Hall It comes as no surprise to those who know me, but I can be a bit picky when it comes to music. Okay that’s an understatement. Let’s put it like this;…

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”…

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…

As the crow flies: Artists from around the college featured in olin exhibition

As the crow flies: Artists from around the college featured in olin exhibition

By David Hall, Editor in Chief James Glass didn’t drive down McCoy Rd to take a picture of some roadkill, he was headed for the river. But on the way, his 3 year-old son Eli, described by Glass as a “bad-ass,”…

The Beach House

The Beach House

Photo Courtesy of Alexa Doiron Article Written by Alexa Doiron The band Beach House is growing in popularity in the Southeast. This past month, Charlottesville was lucky to hold a sold-out show for the band Beach House. The band is…

The Edge of 17

The Edge of 17

Article Written By Sarah Joseph Photo Courtesy of IMDb.com “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” said Andrew Clark, wrestling jock. These frank and honest words came from the 1985 movie, “The…

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts

Article Written By Sarah Joseph Photo Courtesy of FilmMusicReporter.com Accio, Harry Potter! …. Well sort of. For fans of the Harry Potter series, this month was an exciting one as the long awaited prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find…

Black Friday

Black Friday

Article Written By Mikaela Wall Photo Courtesy of Google Thanksgiving is a holiday meant to celebrate all that we are thankful for, but that thanks is quickly forgotten about when the greed comes out and the 6pm sales begin. Black…

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Article by Alexa Doiron The Netflix Original series Stranger Things has received acclaim over the summer from both critics and lovers of all things weird after it premiered on Netflix in July. The show is set in a small town…

Greek Column: Lip Syncs

Greek Column: Lip Syncs

By Vicki Daguerre-Bradford   Lip syncs are a time-honored tradition in Greek Life at colleges across the nation. Generally, these displays of talent are part of an organization’s philanthropy week or an event during “Greek Week.” They serve as a…