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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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The Giver Review

On August 28, 2014 By

Rachel Miles

 

The Giver, the next dystopian book-turned-movie, came to theaters August 15th of this year. In this film, as in the novel it was based on, protagonist Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites, lives in a seemingly perfect, free-of-crime-death-and meaning world. He has relationships with friends and family-like figures, but unlike the [...]

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Dear Sue,

I am a returning student to Roanoke, actually a sophomore, and I wasn’t really involved on campus much last year. I didn’t join any clubs really and I just hung out with my roommate and their friends a lot. How can I get involved on campus this year? What are some of the [...]

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There is a rising notion with college students who consider themselves poets. First off, in many respects, poetry cannot be defined to a single, structured definition. For centuries, poetry has changed, and writers of every decade dating back to the beginning of poetry have continually redefined what poetry can be. Without delving [...]

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Dear Sue,

I am having such a problem trying to study for exams. These are very important, and normally I study for tests in my room, but for some reason my roommate is not respecting my study habits now. I have, what I feel like, tougher exams than she does considering all mine are cumulative [...]

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I really hope you didn’t sign up to live in Sections. Why? Because this summer, work begins on the Cregger Center, and it won’t stop until the building is ready to open, hopefully in Fall 2016. That means construction will be starting at around 8 in the morning for the next few years. For the [...]

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As students, we pay the school around forty thousand dollars a semester for an education. Yes, it is a great education, and Roanoke is a great school, but it is inappropriate to ask students for even more money. Many of us will be in debt for many years to pay off what we owe for [...]

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Review: “RC Uprising”

On April 10, 2014 By

I’m sure many of you have heard of Roanoke College’s The Uprising Campaign, right? I mean, they’ve literally been beating our doors down because of it. As annoying as some of you might think that is, I think it’s absolutely fantastic. Our schools needs us, as evidenced by the slogan of the campaign “7,4,2…#1 is [...]

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Dear Sue,

I like this girl whom I see a few times a week. We both have similar majors involving English-related stuff, but I know I’m out of her league. She is an honors student, and I am not. Her grades are (I assume) fairly high whereas I’ve struggled throughout the year. Perhaps I am [...]

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