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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 Johnson, [...]

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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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Lyndee Zeller   ​

On the Back Quad on September 11, 2014, there was a flag presentation to commemorate all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack thirteen years ago, including servicemen and victims in the buildings. ​Students could contribute to this day by buying flags. All the proceeds will be going to [...]

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Rachel Miles

 

Thursday September 11, Dr. Monica Vilhauer made her way to the podium in Pickle Lounge to introduce The Practical Value of the Humanities speech and the guest speaker who would be giving it. She prefaced the lecture by describing her own area of study, humanities, as an area which is sometimes laughed [...]

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The Crisis in the Ukraine

On September 11, 2014 By

Noah Glover

 

It was a cold, bitter night on the lifeless streets of Kiev. Soon this country was about to witness the biggest demonstration it has seen since the fall of the U.S.S.R some twenty-five years ago. This demonstration would begin when President Viktor Yanukovych declined an offer to join the European Union. The [...]

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Lyndee Zeller

 

Roanoke College is coming to terms with its old energy-sucking buildings and putting an energy conservation program into place.  The program will have suggestions and guidelines to help conserve energy, rather than waste it. Dan Cohen is heading this new program designed to help students and faculty lessen their negative impact on [...]

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Emily Geno

Wortmann Ballroom was buzzing with excitement as the Honors freshmen waited to be officially inducted into the Honors program on Wednesday, September 3rd. This annual event, which was themed “Creativity and Ingenuity”, formally initiates new students into the Honors Program, and it is an exciting occasion for everyone. All new students are paired [...]

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Xena Callaham

If you’re looking for fun on campus, Campus Recreation has many opportunities for you to get involved. Campus Rec includes Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Group Fitness, and the Game Room. This year Campus Rec has many new additions!

Due to the success of the FIFA tournament in the Game Room [...]

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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 around campus at this year’s orientation, but also highlighted the spirit of what it means [...]

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Emily Geno

The school year is starting strong and so is construction for the Cregger Center. Bowman Hall was fully demolished this July, and in its place construction crews have been working every day across from CAR and New Hall, preparing the ground for the new athletic center that should be completed for [...]

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Fintel Library Remodeling

On August 28, 2014 By

Rachel Miles

Walking up to Fintel Library, it seems as though not much has changed. However, upon entering the first and main floor, the renovations that have been made over the summer are clear. The smell of fresh paint, the equipment and the obvious lack of books show that the renovations are not [...]

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Xena Callaham

This year, Roanoke added many new people to the staff, among whom were Aaron Fetrow, Thomas Rambo, and Carla Flahrety.

Aaron Fetrow is the new Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. He graduated from Manchester University and previously held the same job title at Guilford College for a [...]

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Emily Sorenson

This year Catholic Campus Ministries is excited to expand their services in the Roanoke community. They have made numerous changes that seek to engage other students in faith and love to one another.

One of the exciting new changes is an earlier Mass. Catholic Mass will now be held at 5pm [...]

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Kim Harrison

While you were away, many changes were made on and around campus. One of these changes was made to a place most of us have been to at least once during our time here in Salem. As you might have already noticed, our beloved smoothie and wrap shop on College Avenue [...]

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Thursday, April 10th was the second annual national interfaith tolerance day, known as Better Together Day. The Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago founded this day of service among colleges as a way to show that students, faculty, and staff of different religious and philosophical backgrounds can work together around a common theme such [...]

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Darlene Harris, a Roanoke College senior, is directing a 30 minute excerpt from the hit Broadway musical, Spring Awakening, for her senior project, which will be performed in the Studio Theater at 4 on Saturday, April 19th.

Spring Awakening is about a group of teenagers who begin to explore their sexuality all while dealing with [...]

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