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By Julie Stout

 

On Nov. 19, Roanoke College hosted an annual tradition, Bittle’s Bash. On this day students faculty and staff join together to commemorate the birthday of the college’s first president and founder, David Bittle. The celebration had many fun aspects, most of which have become trademarks of the History Department and Historical […]

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African Student Showcase

On November 20, 2014 By

On Nov. 18, the Colket Center’s ballroom quickly filled with students, faculty and guests of the Roanoke community interested in viewing the African Student Showcase that began at 7:00 p.m.

The main event of the showcase was a video that Dr. Pamela Serota Cote put together with many of the students, encouraging them to speak about […]

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By Julie Stout

 

On Wednesday November 12, 2014, Dr. Michele Lise Tarter gave a lecture on the RC campus about the “wichcraze”. After a warning that some material may be hard to swallow, she began her presentation. Despite some of the unpleasant aspects involved in the history of witch hunts, Dr. Tarter said “once […]

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By Erin Keating

 

The President’s Ball on Nov. 8 lasted from 8:00 p.m. to midnight in the Colket Center and featured New Orleans-inspired entertainment.   On the main level of the Colket Center, inspired by the French Quarter, guests were greeted by beautiful string lights and Mardi Gras decorations.  In Commons, dueling pianos provided live […]

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On Tuesday, November 11, Roanoke College celebrated Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with a special ceremony during the lunch block.

President Maxey shared a few words about the men and women in service for our country, and the impact their service has had on the Roanoke Community. […]

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Photo courtesy of John Anderson

By Gina Olson

 

Throughout the world, many families and individuals live their lives without a home. In the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, on a given night in January 2014 “216,261 people were homeless in 67,613 families, representing 37 percent […]

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By Samantha Snead

 

On November 11, students, faculty, and members of the Salem community gathered for “Take Back the Night”, an event to raise awareness and show support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The event began with words from five speakers, followed by two songs from Mainstreet. Participants then walked around […]

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One Bead Project

On November 13, 2014 By

On November 6 in Massengill Auditorium, students were introduced to the organization “One Bead” and its creator Sara Wroblewski. About seventy-five percent of the seats in the auditorium quickly filled with students. On the table in the front of the room, there were eight T -shirts laid out that advertised the organization’s name and that […]

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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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