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On the news, we hear constant coverage of the plethora of mass shootings that take place across America. After the immediate relief and national mourning, many forget about the families affected by mass shootings who continue to grieve years after their losses. Joseph Samaha, father of Reema…

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One word can change a life forever, and for about 1 in every 100 college students, that word is “cancer.” With all of its triumphs and defeats, living with cancer impacts everyone in their own way. For college students, the theme of these stories centers around adjusting to college while adj…

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Did you hang out with friends, catch up with school work or do anything else except browse cable TV on the night of March 14? If you said yes, chances are you missed this year’s Grammy Awards. Do not fret, because I watched all three hours and 45 minutes of the award show so you don’t have t…

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One of the first brags a prospective Hokie will hear about Virginia Tech is the superior food on campus. Every dining hall brings new and delicious options to cater to the wide range of student palates and tastes in Blacksburg. Best of Blacksburg had to ask: what dining hall ranks above the rest?

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Our Daily Bread is a well-known staple of the Blacksburg community. The restaurant serves up fresh breakfast, bread, pastries and more daily and draws a huge crowd for brunch each weekend. It’s no surprise that Our Daily Bread took home Best of Blacksburg’s award for Best Place for Breakfast.

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Tucked away on West Roanoke Street in downtown Blacksburg, Ancient Art Tattoo looks like the quintessential tattoo shop. Through its glass storefront branded with a sign reading “Radchad’s Ancient Art Tattoo,” one can see black and red walls full of framed designs.

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At this point in the semester, many of us can say that “Zoom fatigue” is getting the best of us. Whether it’s cameras on or cameras off, breakout rooms or a full-blown lecture, having class over Zoom has become tiring for all of us who would rather work in an in-person environment. Although …

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If you’ve ever indulged in “Gilmore Girls” or “One Tree Hill,” chances are you will enjoy the new Netflix original “Ginny & Georgia.” The series was released on Feb. 24 and currently has one season consisting of 10 episodes. Beginning as a seemingly innocent family affair, the show soon …

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The general consensus on campus is that the five wellness days scattered throughout the semester are not enough of a break for students working tirelessly and without end. While this format does inhibit mass, long-term vacationing, what are students losing in this trade? While assignments or…

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Virginia Tech houses one of the only two senior military colleges in a major state university. To outside students, the life of a cadet can be an everyday mystery. Jacob Gehrt and William Connolly, both freshmen general engineering majors in the Lima company, sat down and explained their yea…

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The phenomenon can be likened to a continental shift, a mad dash that can be felt throughout all of Blacksburg. The mass exodus of freshmen scrambling to find off-campus living occurs from September until the beginning of spring semester. The eventual transition from dorm living to the “real…

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Nine months, two stinky freshmen and one 12-by-14 foot cement room: dorms. In any normal year, the college dorm is just four cement walls that give freshmen a place to sleep and keep their belongings while they go to class, study at Torgerson Bridge, hang out downtown and live life in public…

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Figuring out the best course of action after four years of college can be tough. At this point, many undergraduates might be thinking about whether to attend graduate school, with factors such as tuition, career path and more coming into play. Before you get into the application process, mak…