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.

Quick and Healthy Lunch

Ingredients 1 large sweet potato, scrubbed clean 1/4 cup diced ham 1/4 cup chopped vegetables or precooked meat of your choice. Salt Pepper Margarine or butter Directions Poke several holes in the sweet potato with a fork or knife. Cook … Continue reading

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Babka, A Polish Easter Delight

Ingredients 1 cup milk 3 cups flour 1/4 cup slightly warm milk 2 packages Yeast 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 15 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup chopped almonds 1/3 cup … Continue reading

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Press Release: College Democrats Of America

Contact:  Aundrea Scott – ascott0046@email.vccs.edu College Democrats of America Chapter to be Organized The College Democrats of America (CDA) is a new group being started here on campus focusing on getting youth involved in the political process. One of the … Continue reading

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A Personal Interview With Christina Davis

Christina Davis was one of the lucky students who attended the lobbying days in Richmond in February. She was a Foundation Scholarship Recipient for the college and went to represent the college. On the trip she met Anne B Crocckett-Stark, … Continue reading

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Budget Issues

Finance is a scary subject these days, but NRCC continues surviving. Our college has an annual 18 million dollar budget, 10 million of which comes from the General Assembly of the Virginia Community College System. 8 million originates from tuition. Over the past two years the college … Continue reading

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Spring Break Ideas

Do you need ideas concerning how to spend your spring break? Here are a few things that other students are doing! Mission work in Haiti Beach rip NRCC Baseball Video game marathon Coach a swim meet Re-model your house Get a drivers license … Continue reading

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The SGA Response to Claims By Guest Writer Meagan Willis

As the Student Government Association, it has come to our attention that there are several people who are dissatisfied with the work the SGA does to represent and lead the students of New River Community College. We appreciate the criticism, but in order to make … Continue reading

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Students Show Their School Spirit In Richmond

In January several lucky students went to Richmond to represent New River and to lobby for student issues to our area Delegates. According to Public Relations Specialist Joyce Taylor, there were eight students who participated this year. Those who went with … Continue reading

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The Intern: An Ongoing Report

Things have been going well in my internship. Ben Kramer has been teaching me how to complete Purchase Orders, Local Fund Requests, and Transmittals. Some of it can get confusing at times, but I am doing quite well with it … Continue reading

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The Person Behind The Story: Sean McGrady

Sean McGrady is a 4th semester student in NRCC. A lifeguard, a tutor, he prefers hambugers with only mustard and tries to participate in Phi Theta Kappa. Sean enjoys swimming, reading, running, writing and playing the occasional video game.

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