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Autumn is in the air, and whether you’re looking for something fun to do, or simply just looking for places to take pictures that’ll liven up your Instagram feed, there are plenty of options to choose from out here in the New River Valley region. Even with the pandemic going on, there are pl…

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College is the time in your life where you finally get to find out who you are; you learn who your friends are, what you stand for and what you want to do with your life. But for many students, college brings to light mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. According to a 2018 s…

Even though the Engineering Expo occurred last month, that doesn’t mean there won’t be more job fairs happening this semester or even this school year. Since job fairs and interviews are going to be on Zoom, Skype or other video platforms for the foreseeable future, it’s important to prepare…

Well, this is an unusual comeback. Normally, if an artist hasn’t released new music in several decades, their triumphant return is a blockbuster event, worthy of trumpets and parades. But in the case of Patty Smyth (not to be confused with Patti Smith), “It’s About Time,” only her third albu…

Undergraduate computer science programs have been growing at impressive rates at many colleges since the turn of the century. With the rapid advancement of technology in recent years, it’s no surprise that the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded by undergraduate computer science programs in…

The middle of September is an important time for some Hokies. Classes begin to ramp up, deadlines become less forgiving and the all-important career fairs are about to begin. However, this scenario played out a little bit different this year. With COVID-19 taking its toll on Tech, many aspec…

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Schools have been trying to get us to recycle since we were little kids, so we should be pros at it by now, right? Unfortunately there will always be differences in recycling codes depending on where you live or even as the years progress. Making sure you know what things are recyclable at V…

Since COVID-19 has affected our world many people have found themselves trying to figure out what activities they can do safely. Picnics, outdoor movies and even photoshoots are on this list.  Whether you like dressing up or not, a photo shoot is something fun to do where you can see your fr…

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a whirlwind of media reports and varying publications about what is true, what is false, what you should know and what we don’t know. Many statements and recommendations that were initially presented as facts or accurate have been altered or completely she…

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We can all agree that dating is hard. Once you meet someone and get out of the dreaded talking stage, planning the first real date is a challenge. First, you must decide where to go on your date. You could go with the classic dinner and a movie, or something a little more interactive like bo…

Just when you thought TiK ToK was just a catchy song by Ke$ha from 10 years ago, the popular app TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, exploded in popularity this year as the world population was forced to stay at home. TikTok is an app where users can make and share short videos and was ori…

I bet you are feeling pretty crowded by now, whether it’s from the people in your house or by the bottles of hand sanitizer that have been piling up. Living sustainably has been tricky during the coronavirus pandemic, but there are some things that you can do to try and stay as eco-friendly …

One of the things that Virginia Tech is known for is its food. Many students love the food at Virginia Tech, and often it is even missed during the summertime when students are back at home. The real question is what is every dining hall known for. Now that the school year is in full swing, …

With a name like The Flaming Lips, it’s hard to imagine this band spitting anything other than absolute fire. And with that obvious joke out of the way, we may begin. The Flaming Lips has, amazingly, been around since the mid-1980s, however its stardom only rose in the early 2000s thanks to …

Under normal circumstances, fall Greek life recruitment would be right around the corner. Early September was the time where fraternities on and off campus would be hosting a variety of events known by most as “rush events,” where those interested in joining Greek life could get to know the …

Regal New River Valley in Christiansburg reopened its doors to the public in August with new health and safety measures in place. Virginia is currently in the third phase of reopening where movie theaters can reopen at 50% capacity. Regal New River Valley has been closed since March of this …

Whether you chose to stay home this semester or if you’ve returned to Blacksburg, Virginia Tech looks and feels quite different this fall. We thought we dreaded taking classes in claustrophobic chambers in McBryde. Now I’m sure we would all trade MyBryde for our bedrooms any day. We loathed …

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While it’s been a blessing for many to get out of their house and come to Blacksburg to spend their fall semester on campus, there’s been an unfortunate amount of boredom in the air. Many of the restrictions in the area have limited social gatherings and much of what students here would norm…