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.

Have You Ever Wondered Who…

…That new person in the lounge is? You may have noticed a new smiling face in the Student Activities office! Let us introduce you to the man behind the smile. Michael McBride is in his final semester of Graduate School … Continue reading

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SGA Election

Four candidates were in a tight race for three Senator positions on the SGA this semester.  The Knight Rider would like to congratulate the three winners: Chris Henley, Jason Surratt and Cameron Sonnenberg in their new positions.

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Bride Wars: A Two View Movie Review

Synopsis: Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Liv (Kate Hudson), two children suffering from Best Friend Forever disorder, attend a wedding during childhood. They both lose speech, awed by the glamor of a wedding. Fascination becomes fantasy when they both cement a dream: have a … Continue reading

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Easy Sugar Cookies

Makes 48 Cookies 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted 1 cup margarine 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar Cream sugar and margarine; add … Continue reading

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Sports Writer Wanted!

Do you love to watch The Knights play?  Are you at every New River sporting event?  If this sounds like you, then we want you for our Knight Rider sports writer!  Email us at to start writing for the … Continue reading

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Great Gifts On A Shoestring Budget

Do you have a long list of people who need gifts, and a short budget?  Try some of these ideas to brighten the season without emptying the bank account! Homemade cookies in decorative bags or boxes make great gifts and … Continue reading

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What to Do About A House Full Of Holiday Guests

For many people who have relatives come in for the holidays, there is an issue of “What do I do with all of these people?”.  Here is a list to answer just that question for families with lots of children … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards For Troops

Over ten thousand soldiers will open a Christmas card from someone at New River this year.  The Veterans Affairs office gathered 10,276 Christmas cards from schools, churches and veterans groups in the area  to send to the soldiers.  Several classes … Continue reading

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Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)

Time to make: 1 hour 30 Buckeyes 1 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 1 lb. dipping chocolate (sold near bakers chocolate) 30 Whole Pecans (Optional) Stir together powdered sugar, peanut butter … Continue reading

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Bookstore Grand Opening!

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