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Campus Ghosts

On October 30, 2014 By

By Tom Carter

 

Nora Jackson was in Chalmers with only half a dozen other RC students. The semester hadn’t started, so the dorms were still mostly empty, but a few people had arrived early for jobs and other activities.

Jackson was putting on makeup, getting ready to go out with her friends, when she [...]

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By Samantha Snead

 

Every year, you watch Twitches and Hocus Pocus to get in the Halloween spirit. These are great movies, but have you ever wondered what the real story behind Halloween is?

It all goes back to about 2,000 years ago, when the Celts celebrated their new year, which began on November 1. This celebratory [...]

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The Ghost of Smith 23

On October 30, 2014 By

By Samantha Snead

 

One night, about a month into my freshman year, my roommate and I got into bed at around one in the morning. Like we always did, we talked for a while, until both of us decided to try to fall asleep. We had stopped talking for about half an hour when [...]

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Our Favorite Halloween Movies:

Christy Blevins: Halloween of course. Michael Myers is classic. Can’t beat John Carpenter’s 1978 film.

Emily Sorenson: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! It’s a childhood favorite that’s always stuck with me.

Tyler Hofmann-Reardon: A Haunted-House.

Lyndee Zeller: Halloween town. Disney channel movies are classics.

Erin Keating: It’s the Great Pumpkin [...]

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By: Rachel Miles

 

On Wednesday October 22, Dr. Morris of the anthropology department and Dr. Anderson of the sociology department set up a round table discussion about Ebola in order to give the students more information on the crisis in West Africa and the fear of what it could mean for the United States. [...]

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By Erin Keating

 

The first day of the Writing Center’s annual Roanoke Writes Week kicked off on Oct. 20, coinciding with the National Day on Writing, which is designed to celebrate all forms of writing in our everyday lives. Dr. McGlaun, the director of the Writing Center, said, “Writing is so important not only [...]

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Lyndee Zeller

 

Over 750 parents, family, and students attended the annual Campus Activities Board event, Musical Extravaganza. Musical groups sang and played their instruments, showcasing to the RC community their talents. Dr. Sandborg directs RC Choir and Oriana, the two official choirs on Roanoke College Campus. RC Choir sang selections from Sweeny Todd. The [...]

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By Lyndee Zeller

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first United States case of Ebola Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Don’t mind the upcoming flu season, get ready for Ebola. The deadly virus has taken over three thousand lives in West Africa already, including some US medical aides’. Officials at Texas Health [...]

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By Rachel Miles

 

Saturday September 27 saw parents, students, and members from the community gathered in the Wortmann Ballroom to learn more about the Wilderness Act and American environmentalism- an event sponsored by Roanoke College and The Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Both outside of the ballroom and in the back of the room, informational boards [...]

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By Samantha Snead

 

On September 29 Howland Blackiston, a Roanoke College graduate, spoke about the qualities that make honeybees unique as well as the current dangers facing them. The talk took place in Massengill Auditorium, where nearly every seat was taken.

Blackiston opened by showing an image of a honeybee and asked the audience [...]

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By Amanda Wolfe

 

On Friday, September 26th, CAB hosted a Build-a-Bear as one of the kick start events to Family Weekend. The event, which was free of charge to students and their families, was unsurprisingly popular with students, younger siblings, and even the parents.

Similar to the experience one would have at [...]

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By Rachel Miles

 

On Tuesday September 23, I sat down with Adriana Otalora to find out a little more about one of the freshmen at Roanoke. Adriana comes to Roanoke College from a town called Winter Springs just outside of Orlando, Florida. She picked Roanoke, she said, “Because I really wanted an [...]

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By Rachel Miles

 

On Thursday September 18, five students and two professors took a van to Lynchburg VA to hear a speech on Peace. The students present were from The Peace and Justice Concentration, students with professors in that concentration, and those intrigued by the idea of overthrowing war with peace. The speech was [...]

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By Erin Keating

 

The Ninth Annual Roanoke Greek Festival was held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on September 19, 20, and 21.  The weekend of fun, food, and dance was free to the public and offered the chance to experience real Greek culture. Last year the festival entertained more than 15,000 [...]

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By Jack Hill

 

The campaigning is done. The votes have been cast. The ballots counted. Twelve senators were voted into office, four representing their respective class and the remainder representing the various areas on campus. The winner for the North Side seat is Chris Temple. The East Side is represented by Ryan Dill. Pete [...]

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Greek and Rush Week

On September 18, 2014 By

Pete Johnson

 

Greek and Rush week has proven to be a successful, interesting, and occasionally weird event at times.  Furthermore, if anyone out there likes loud obnoxious music, thundering applause, cheap and rather uncoordinated dancing, and of course the inevitable drunken lush falling off the stage, then look no further: Roanoke College Lip-syncs may [...]

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Noah Glover

 

On September 16, Gordon Wood came to Roanoke College to give a talk on advice America can give the new Egyptian government. The talk began with an explanation of the Arab Spring beginning in 2012. The first country to fall to this was Tunisia, followed by Egypt. Then, in the spring of [...]

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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 Express has been a shuttle bus that runs on Saturdays with stops at the main [...]

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Amanda Wolfe

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014, professional relationship expert David Coleman made a visit to the Roanoke College campus to give an auditorium full of students – mostly female – advice on dating, making the first move, sex, and similar subjects. With the majority of the men in the crowd shamelessly crammed into the [...]

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Sydney Goldberg

 

Olde Salem Days was a major success when it hit the streets early on Saturday morning. The annual event started at 8 a.m. and ran until 5 p.m. The streets were booming all throughout the day with local vendors from near and far.

This is a huge accomplishment for the town of [...]

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