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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →