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By The Sexperts

 

There’s nothing worse than being bored or boring your partner when you get down to business. Are you and your partner tired of the “same-old, same-old” when it comes to the bedroom, or are you just looking to try something new? Carrying out a fantasy or fixation can go a long [...]

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Opinion: Smoking

On October 2, 2014 By

By Jack Hill

 

First off, let me say I have no issues with smoking or smokers. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a personal choice, and one you have a right to. What I do have an issue with, though, is being trapped behind a smoker when we both have to go to the [...]

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Dear Sue,

I had a solid group of friends last year, but we had a falling out and now I’m basically friendless. My roommate is never around, so I don’t even have her as a friend. I’ve joined a few clubs, but I still find myself painfully shy, and the people I meet there never [...]

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By Samantha Snead

 

Wash your hands. Doorknobs, computer keyboards, classroom desks, elevator buttons… Every surface you touch puts you at risk for coming into contact with those nasty germs. Hand sanitizer can occasionally be used as a substitute, but don’t overdo it.

 

Clean your room. Keep Lysol wipes handy to disinfect desks and [...]

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By Lyndee Zeller

 

On weekends, I flutter off to assist two wonderful wedding photographers to capture one of a couple’s most important steps in their path to a lasting relationship: the wedding day. I have been to twelve weddings in the past three months, and in that time, I have gathered insight on what [...]

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By Jac Frost

            “So here we are: a thief, two thugs, an assassin and a maniac. But we’re not going to stand by as evil wipes out the galaxy. I guess we’re stuck together, partners.” – Peter Quill

 

Guardians of the Galaxy was the definitive blockbuster of the summer, if not the entire [...]

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By Erin Keating

 

The iPhone 6 has been so highly anticipated that their pre-orders are breaking records according to Apple.  However, is it really worth the hype?  The new iPhone 6 slogan “Bigger than Bigger” is ringing true.  Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have substantially larger and higher resolution screens than [...]

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Dear Sue,

I really like my roommate and we get along well. However, he/she keeps bringing their significant other over almost every other night, and I keep getting “sexiled” when I have a right to my room also. What should I do?

Sincerely,

Sexed-out-Sam

 

Dear Sexed-out-Sam,

I suggest that you sit down with your [...]

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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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Dear Sue,

As this school year progresses, I’m being assigned more and more papers and projects. I have a group project coming up, and everyone is working together great, except one member. We have tried everything we can think of to make the situation better with this one group member, but they don’t seem to [...]

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Rachel Miles

 

Dr. Nicholas Davey returned to the Roanoke College Campus Friday, September 12, for a second time to present his speech titled “Hermeneutics, Experience and Education.” Davey is a Professor of Philosophy from the University of Dundee in Scotland. The event took place at 4:15 in Pickle Lounge of the Colket Center and [...]

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Julie Stout

 

On Saturday September 6th, Demi Lovato kicked off her first ever world tour in Baltimore. The doors to the arena opened at 6:30, and the show was set to begin at 7:30. For those who have been to a concert, you know that they rarely start on time but, to my surprise, [...]

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Scarlett Stover

 

Four North Carolina State University students have created a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs. The nail polish, once painted on the fingernail, supposedly changes colors if dipped in a drink containing commonly used date rape drugs, such as GBH, Rohypnol or Xanax. The idea of the nail [...]

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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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Five Things NASCAR

On September 11, 2014 By

Hello, Maroons! I’m Ol’ Mr. Fez, and I offer my advice on the world and the people in it. Today, I talk about a subject near and dear to my heart: NASCAR. It’s no secret that so much as admitting you watch NASCAR gets you labeled a redneck. Even with major TV deals and famous [...]

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Letter from the Editor

On September 11, 2014 By

Christy Blevins

In the beginning of the school year it is easy to get swept up in the habits around campus and for people to fall into the “bubble” that is Roanoke College. We all know this “bubble;” the attitude in which we walk around and forget that we are actually just on a college [...]

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Dear Sue,

I just went to a health clinic and got diagnosed with gonorrhea. I didn’t know who I could tell because I’m not exactly proud of it. I have several frequent sexual partners, and I’ve hooked up with some frat guys recently. I know I should tell them, but I don’t want things to [...]

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Plastic for Tomorrow

On September 4, 2014 By

Emily Poertner

Tuesday night I was sitting in my room doing homework when it started to rain for the first time since school started. Which is good, we need a little rain sometimes. But I had my bike locked up outside. I rushed out of my room with my Maroon card between my teeth and [...]

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Dear Sue,

This is my first year at college and I’ve never had a roommate before. When my roommate and I first moved in we got along fine, but now we are starting to get on each others’ nerves. I’m not sure if this is something everyone goes through or if this is unique. What [...]

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Christy Blevins

 

In this day and age, the business of printing newspapers is slowly fading. More and more papers are online, but some companies still make print papers. So, what do you do with your old papers you have laying around? Why do we still need printed papers in this society? Here are 49 [...]

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