Take a Hike: Student Gets Hands Dirty for AT Conservation Effort

Take a Hike: Student Gets Hands Dirty for AT Conservation Effort

Photo Courtesy of Brienah Gouveia Article Written by Brienah Gouveia   Jane Rice likes getting her hands dirty. Rice, a junior Environmental Studies ma-jor at Roanoke,is an intern at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, where she assists with the organization’s social media…

Fallen Bittle Tree Takes on New Life

Fallen Bittle Tree Takes on New Life

Article Written by Joe Krzyston   Though the tree that Rev. David Bittle planted over a hundred and fifty years ago no longer stands, its legacy is made manifest in the cross now displayed in Antrim Chapel. Steeped in symbolism…

Oh Snap! Tree Falls, Campus Freaks, Slight Damage

Oh Snap! Tree Falls, Campus Freaks, Slight Damage

Photo Courtesy of David Hall Article Written by David Hall   As a result of a brief, but torrential rainstorm Wednesday afternoon, the first day of March, a tree snapped at its base and fell onto Bittle Memorial Hall on…

Ecohousing Takes Shape

Ecohousing Takes Shape

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by Sophie Bookheimer   Next fall, Roanoke College will offer new housing option for students who are environmentally conscious. The eco housing will be located on the first floor of Crawford and provide…

Students Get Ready for Second Film Festival

Students Get Ready for Second Film Festival

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by Sarah Joseph   Hold on to your popcorn. The Basically Tarantino Festival is here again. Like the Austin, Texas, semi-annual Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, future student filmmakers at Roanoke College are debuting…

RC Poll Reveals Division, Distrust

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by David Hall   Virginians are deeply divided by party lines, especially in regards to the media, according to a recent poll from Roanoke College’s Institute for Policy and Opinion Research.   The…

Battling Mental Illness

Battling Mental Illness

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written by Vicki Daguerre   Mental health is a key focus on college campuses across the nation as research and advocacy have grown substantially in recent years. Roanoke College is no exception, as testimony…

New Fall Semester in Germany

New Fall Semester in Germany

Photo by Brieanah Gouveia Article Written by Brieanah Gouveia   Roanoke College’s International Education Office will be offering a new study abroad opportunity to up to 15 students every fall semester, beginning in 2018. Spearheaded by history professors Rob Willingham and…

Building Homes, Serving People

Building Homes, Serving People

Photo Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Article Written by Sarah Joseph Spring Break – two words that convey so much for college students. Almost immediately, images of the ultimate college spring break come to mind. These may be somewhere on…

Seeking the Alternative: Native American Appalachia

Seeking the Alternative: Native American Appalachia

Photo Courtesy of David Hall Article Written by David Hall   Images of Native Americans permeate our culture from sports teams to movies, but according to juniors Megan O’Neill and Leah Weinstein, they are often forgotten about in conversations around…

Class Takes Service to Central America

Class Takes Service to Central America

Photo Courtesy of Forbes Article Written by Paige Stewart As students finish up their last midterm exams and look forward to catching up with family and friends back home, 10 are preparing to spend the coming week in the rural…

Despite Block, Immigration Ban has International Students on Edge

Despite Block, Immigration Ban has International Students on Edge

Photo Courtesy of Brieanah Gouveia Article Written by Paige Stewart   Thousands of students from across the globe attend college in the United States each year.  Within this figure is a unique pool of students at Roanoke College, who bring…

Flu Season Ravages Roanoke

Flu Season Ravages Roanoke

Photo Courtesy of Liberty Distributors Article Written by Sarah Joseph Flu season is here, and Virginia has been identified as one of eight states with widespread flu cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flu also is…

Breaking Down Roanoke's Drug Arrests

Breaking Down Roanoke’s Drug Arrests

Photo Courtesy of Spotsylvania Sheriff Article Written by David Hall By the numbers, Roanoke College’s number of drug arrests in recent years are high even when compared to schools of similar size and much larger. We’ll be exploring this issue…

Silent Chlamydia Outbreak on Campus

Silent Chlamydia Outbreak on Campus

Photo Courtesy of NPR Article Written by Mikaela Wall While Roanoke College was in the midst of a flu outbreak, another silent infection was being spread around: chlamydia. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection common amongst college students, easily curable…

Failed Bathroom Bill Prompts Campus Discussion

Failed Bathroom Bill Prompts Campus Discussion

                      Article Written by Brieanah Gouveia For Dr. Todd Peppers, a professor at Roanoke, state legislation that would prevent transgender people from using certain bathrooms impacts him in a personal…

Protest Bill Dies in Virginia State

Protest Bill Dies in Virginia State

Photo Courtesy of Brigette Rec Article Written by Joe Kryzston Following the lead of nine other state legislatures nationwide, Virginia’s State Senate considered a bill that would have increased the penalties for remaining at a protest after being told to…

How to Get Involved at Roanoke

How to Get Involved at Roanoke

Photo Courtesy of Roanoke College Article Written By Lydia Bates As Roanoke College students, we are extremely privileged to be offered extensive opportunities that prepare us for the real world. we have “With more than 100 clubs and organizations, 27…

Maroons Prepare for a Tough Matchup

Maroons Prepare for a Tough Matchup

Article Written By Sarah Joseph Photo Courtesy of Maroon Athletics Roanoke’s men’s and women’s basketball seasons are winding down and the ODAC tournament is approaching. On Wednesday, Feb. 8 the men’s team will face the Guilford College Quakers at home….

Full Immersion: Students Exchange Culture in New Semester Program

Full Immersion: Students Exchange Culture in New Semester Program

Article Written By Paige Stewart Photo Courtesy of Taylor Ferebee Yucatan, Mexico is a histor- ical gem located at the edge of the Mexican peninsula. A group of Roanoke College students are currently living and studying there, discovering the abundance…