Author Archives: Sarah Polan

About Sarah Polan

Sarah Polan entered New River Community College in the summer of 2008 at age 16 after being homeschooled her entire life. She had already been a member of the Roanoke Times "Edge" staff for two years at that point. Sarah came to New River with the dream of rebuilding the long forgotten school newspaper and with the help and encouragement of Janet Hanks and the IT staff, the online Knight Rider was born. Sarah has served as editor and contributing writer for three semesters and continues to coordinate and produce the e-paper biweekly. She also edits an on-line national publication for the Boy Scouts of America Southern Region Venturing division and will be contributing an article to the nationally published Scouting magazine blog. She has also provided a student blog post to the student organization VA21. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling in search of her dream college which she will transfer to next year.

Spring Schedule and Fall Drop Date

Looking ahead to Spring courses, the course catalog for Spring 2010 is up on the New River website at:  Registration for classes begins at 12 am on December 1st. If you feel like maybe you are not going to be … Continue reading

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Academic Assistance

Academic Assistance is a place where students can get tutoring for free with the subjects they are having trouble in. The director of Academic Assistance always goes the extra mile to make sure that all students who  need tutoring get … Continue reading

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Photo Contest!

The Knight Rider invites you to send in a picture that you have taken following our current theme.  The pictures will be judged by the staff and the winner will be published in the next issue.  This will be an … Continue reading

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Did You Know About New River’s Club Scene?

There are lots of clubs at NRCC that are looking for new members for the new semester!  If you want to become more active in your school check out the organization board in the lounge or talk to the Activities … Continue reading

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New Faculty Members At NRCC

If you happen to see Dr. David Filer, Mark Gilbert or John Somervell in the halls or in class be sure to say welcome to NRCC!  They are new to the college this year and The Knight Rider wishes them the best … Continue reading

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The Knight Rider!

Be sure to check out The Knight Rider over the summer!  There will be a new issue once a month and we will be back on schedule in August.  Also, be sure to check out the Creative Writing section that … Continue reading

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40th Graduation

New River graduated over 200 students at the 40th graduation ceremony on May 15th 2009.  The commencement speaker was Montgomery County Superintendent of schools Dr. Tiffany Anderson.  She gave an inspiring speech based on a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt.  “The … Continue reading

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Student Activities Award Banquet

On Thursday May 7th New River Community College’s honor society Phi Theta Kappa held an awards dinner for the school’s clubs. Many clubs attended to honor their members.  The Martial Arts club held a demonstration of their skills that they … Continue reading

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The Intern Report

Hello all, It has been a while since I last said hello and brought you up to speed with the Intern department. Well let me tell you, it has been a blast down here. I have enjoyed every second of … Continue reading

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Graffiti Art Contest!

Graffiti Artists Unite and Throw Down Three 10′ by 20′ slots left.  Behind Ceritano’s in Blacksburg. Send photographs of previous graffiti work to Entrants must use spray cans. Pieces must be completed by May 6. Juried exhibition May 8, … Continue reading

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