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For new college students, there are few fears as pervasive as that of a roommate or suitemate that, to put it politely, complicates their domestic lives and frustrates their attempts to relax in a space meant to feel like a retreat from the rest of the world. A good roommate is a gift from a…

Housing in Blacksburg can be hard to find at this time of year, especially due to the giant freshman class. If you’re one of the unfortunate souls still looking, here’s an update on places you can find to live out your miserable existence next year.

As the spring semester flies by and plans for the future are being made, there is one thing on students’ minds for next year: Where am I going to live? Whether you are considering re-signing the lease on your apartment, obsessively cruising Craigslist for housing listings or calling up vario…

Sorority and fraternity housing is a different beast in terms of collegiate living in the wake of the dreadful first year being trapped in a minuscule dorm room. While room size unfortunately doesn’t differ that much from the dorms, living in the sorority/fraternity house is vastly different…

New River Art opened its doors to the public in mid-January ready to serve the creatives of the area –– students and townspeople alike. Converted from a former salon space, New River Art has an open, clean and organized storefront on South Main Street that emanates just the right energy Blac…

Green Day’s inimitable, and yet endlessly imitated, style of fast and fun punk rock has been around since the late ‘80s. In the time since, listeners have witnessed the band go from irreverent southern California rockers singing about the boredom of youth culture to more pointed social comme…

While you may think that it’s too cold or too rainy in Blacksburg to do anything right now, you can sit in a warm place to find multiple upcoming events to attend or participate in for the spring semester. Here, you can find a few events that you may want to pencil into your calendar. 

While many undergrads are busy worrying about making it to their morning classes on time or getting their assignments done before the weekend, a number of people are also worrying about grad school. To some, grad school is the final stretch before true adulthood comes into play. To others, i…

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As many of us find our undergraduate careers coming to a close, some of us begin to shift our sights toward grad schools and med schools. The thought of having to undergo a second, more rigorous round of “college” applications might be even more daunting than the very application process tha…

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As your undergraduate college career comes to end, it is time to figure out the next step in life. While some people begin to search for a job, there are a number of students who plan on continuing their educational career by applying to graduate school. 

As Valentine’s Day is soon approaching, many students here at Virginia Tech are going about the process of planning out how they want to celebrate the occasion. For some it shall be treated like any other day, for others it’s going to be a night to remember. When asked what they were doing t…

It’s evening in a glorious palace on the Bosporus Strait. The stars are out, and the night is lit not just by them, but also by a sea of torches and campfires that surround the city of Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. This realm was brought into the world by Constanti…

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you were too concerned with not remembering the existence of Valentine’s Day that you forgot to think of a gift for your significant other. It also makes it so much more difficult to choose a gift because you lied to them when you first started dating …

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If you’re panicking that your significant other will never love you again because you’re struggling to find a Valentine’s Day gift for them, never fear. Blacksburg may be a small town, but there are still plenty of places to find a sweet present for your special someone.

If you’re tired of deciding between visiting TOTS or Sharkey’s on the weekend, try visiting downtown Roanoke instead. There’s more to it than just seeing the Roanoke Star — there’s an art museum, outdoor ice skating and even a pinball museum. 

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, and whether you’ve been in a relationship for years, you’re asking someone out for the first time or you’re focusing on some well-deserved self-love, you’re probably searching for something to do. When you think of Valentine’s dates, what comes to mind …

It’s almost that time of the year where your expectations are either very high or even lower than they were last year: Valentine’s Day. The day of the year where creativity is tested and Instagram feeds become a war of who-did-what. Have no fear though. There’s an endless variety of things t…

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The Academy Awards, more colloquially known as the Oscars, are soon to be upon us, and they bring with them the imminent failure of countless New Year’s resolutions. How many times have you promised yourself that this is the year you’ll watch every single movie nominated for Best Picture? Od…