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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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On Thursday and Friday, April 10th and 11th, Fintel Library was filled with poster presentations and exhibits, displaying the work of over 200 Roanoke students who completed experiential learning projects this semester.

Attendees wandered around students’ displays of internships, service-learning projects, research, and creative/artistic works, and were encouraged to ask questions about students’ […]

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Friday night students began the 12 hour walk for Relay for Life organized by the Relay Committee. The walking trail was around the front quad with inflatables, tents, and tables filling inside the circle. This is the 12th year that Roanoke College has hosted a Relay event and this year the event had a […]

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Popular Broadway tunes flooded out of Bast Gymnasium Saturday as the Roanoke College Choir, Oriana Singers, and select soloists performed their annual “Off Broadway, On Campus” concert.

Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg directed both college singing groups through medleys of popular Broadway tunes. The Oriana Singers performed after the first selection of soloists, singing a medley […]

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On April 1, Robert Wittman delivered a talk in the Wortmann Ballroom about his time at the FBI working on the Art Crime Team.

The talk started a little late because the ballroom was filled to capacity, and more chairs needed to be set up for the large audience. The talk lasted an hour an […]

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