St. Patrick’s Day: Bringing in the Green

St. Patrick’s Day: Bringing in the Green

Did you know that each person spends around $36.52 on St. Patrick’s Day, totaling about $4.6 billion according to the National Retail Federation? If the holiday itself doesn’t involve enough green, the profits raked in surely make up for it….

Capitol Steps Visits Roanoke

Capitol Steps Visits Roanoke

Nothing could be better for a Political Science major during midterm week in an election year than having a satirized version of modern politics visit a college. The visit from Capitol Steps was certainly the saving grace of many students’…

Roanoke’s Got Talent

Roanoke’s Got Talent

Roanoke College’s Campus Activities Board hosted their first annual “Roanoke’s Got Talent” event on February 27 before spring break. The event was held in Alumni Gym and featured 7 student acts competing for 1st-3rd place and cash prizes. At the…

Ryk Fortuna Visits Roanoke

Ryk Fortuna Visits Roanoke

Ryk Fortuna, film special effects artist, visited Roanoke College on Feb. 23 to give a lecture in the Pickle Lounge. Fortuna’s talk to students centered around his path to become a special effects artist, and what his experience has been…

Zumbathon for Make a Wish

Zumbathon for Make a Wish

Roanoke’s chapter of the Chi Omega sorority hosted a Zumba-a-thon event Saturday to raise money for The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Chi Omega raised over $300 towards Make-A-Wish from an hour of Zumba. In addition, Fruitions in Salem said they would donate…

Super Bowl Controversial Performance

Super Bowl Controversial Performance

By Ramatu Mohammed   The last time Beyoncé performed at the Super Bowl she wore black leather too, stripping clothes off leaving fans frantic and in excitement. This was three years ago. This past Super Bowl she wore black leather…

I Would Have Preferred a Superb-Owl

I Would Have Preferred a Superb-Owl

By Mikaela Wall The highly anticipated Super Bowl 50 was played out this past Sunday in the Bay Area of San Francisco. This Super Bowl was one of the more boring games simply because of the Panthers lack of performance…

America’s Love for the Bachelor and Bachelorette

America’s Love for the Bachelor and Bachelorette

It has been 12 years and 18 seasons since “The Bachelor” aired, and nine seasons of the equally popular spinoff, “The Bachelorette”, and yet the shows are still creating a buzz around the globe. Since the franchise began in 2002,…

Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition in Olin

Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition in Olin

By Brieanah Gouveia   Not often do students have the opportunity to readily see the work of their professors, which is what makes faculty art exhibitions a great treat. Olin Hall Galleries hosted its Fine Arts Faculty exhibition on Jan….

Happy Hundred Days

Happy Hundred Days

By Brianna Hall Roanoke College’s annual 100 Days Party entails a night of free alcohol and mixed emotions as seniors get together to celebrate their upcoming graduation. It is a fun night for all even if they know exactly what…

Spring Bingo: Welcome to Candyland

Spring Bingo: Welcome to Candyland

By Erin Hannon On Jan. 29, the Campus Activities Board held its annual beginning of the semester Bingo event. Originally scheduled for Jan. 22, Bingo was postponed due to the snowstorm that hit the Roanoke Valley, leaving behind about a…

TV Review: "OJ: The Trial of The Century"

TV Review: “OJ: The Trial of The Century”

It has been more than twenty years since millions of people watched a jury’s verdict of not guilty given to athlete O.J. Simpson on the charge of murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Yet…

Interview with Roanoke Student for Film Creation

Interview with Roanoke Student for Film Creation

With the help of the English and Theater Departments, IT, local businesses, Roanoke’s faculty, staff, and students, and a little bit of honest advice from her grandmother, Senior Stephanie Spector is set to start the production of her short film…

Osborne and Ryan at Roanoke's First Homebrew

Osborne and Ryan at Roanoke’s First Homebrew

By David Hall On Wednesday Junior Daniel Osborne played original country and folk music at the first “Homebrew” event in The Cavern. Chatter filled the cavern as attendees awaited the second act of the new “Homebrew” event.  Beers stood firm,…

American Shakespeare Theater Visits Roanoke

American Shakespeare Theater Visits Roanoke

By Drew Luther   The American Shakespeare Center performed Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” in Olin Theater at Roanoke College  on Jan. 20. There were 9 cast members along with two musicians. The troupe strictly uses the same…

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…

History of Star Wars

History of Star Wars

  Star Wars, while set “a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” really took off with the release of its first episode in 1977, A New Hope, featuring characters that would become essentially legendary to their…

Great Lucas Cook-Off

Great Lucas Cook-Off

The fifth annual Great Lucas Hall Cook-Off was held on Dec. 5 this year. An appetizer and dessert round were available for groups to compete in. A total of 25 teams and packed the Wortmann Ballroom in Colket at 5:30…

BINGO

BINGO

By Drew Luther   At 9PM on Dec. 4, the Campus Activities Board hosted the Winter Wonderland Bingo. The event was emceed by members of the Residence Life and Housing Department. Many students wore festive attire including Christmas sweaters and…

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

By Drew Luther   Theatre Roanoke College performed an adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” in Olin Theater at Roanoke College Nov. 19-22. The cast consisted of 17 people, most of which were students. The play was directed by…