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If you’re staying in Blacksburg over the summer, chances are you may get tired going to the same places in town and doing the same things every day. Since your schedule won’t be full of football games and date parties, why don’t you try doing some things that you wanted to do during the scho…

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The seniors have graduated, Blacksburg is empty, you’re here for the summer and have the town to yourself … now what? Don’t fall into a summer slump of doing the same thing over and over –– take advantage of all of the fun things that Blacksburg has to offer. Blacksburg offers many events th…

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Meeting a therapist for the first time is like going on a blind date. Sometimes, you are overwhelmed with feelings of excitement and nausea; other times, you go because your friends talked you into it. You ponder about what kind cologne they wear, if they sit with their legs crossed, use a p…

Anyone can make a bland, bullet-ridden summer action flick and then degrade its message with 17 sequels spanning several generations. The “John Wick” movies, all directed by Chad Stahelski, do none of that. In fact, they have brought a new generation of hip action films to a now increasingly…

Walking around campus, you probably have noticed the very unique squirrel population at Virginia Tech. Depending on where you’re from, there might be a lot of differences between these squirrels and the squirrels back home.

What started as a vegetable stand in 1982 morphed into a college staple. Since 1995, Sycamore Deli has been Blacksburg’s main source of live music from all over the country and cheap munchies of all shapes and flavors. On May 9, it was announced that Sycamore Deli will be closing its doors, …

Many of us have sat in the gray abyss they call the Math Emporium at Virginia Tech. Trying to obtain self-actualization whilst beating our heads against our own mental wall, we wait for a proctor to come over and un-flip our orange Solo cups. Five, 10, 20 minutes — the time rolls by as we si…

If a class about rejection were taught, it would quickly evolve into a contest of who got rejected the most and most creatively. You would sift through your inbox to find the folder where you dumped all your emails from potential employers that started with “unfortunately.”  Like a mid-life …

I don’t know about you, but in high school I couldn’t even touch the doorknob to leave my house without my mom inquiring about my whereabouts from three rooms away. I dreaded every “Where R U?” text and every missed call, and don’t even get me started on voicemails. You finally get your lice…

On Wednesday, May 1, in the Squires Commonwealth Ballroom, a light shone through the impending finals-week clouds: free massages, smoothies and flavored oxygen were available to students as part of the Virginia Tech Union’s annual Relaxation Station event. Making it all happen were the Virgi…

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Congratulations seniors! You’ve finally made it to graduation. Whether you’re counting down the days until you hear “Pomp and Circumstance” or you’re dreading what the future will hold, chances are you’ll be reflecting on your college experience before you walk across the stage on May 17. Si…

Spring has officially sprung which means baseball is back, the finish line for the school year is in sight and campus squirrels are getting nice and fat all over again. The only problem with this glorious part of the semester is the abundance of pests that come in all shapes and sizes. These…

There’s a reason Jimmy Buffet sang about Margaritaville –– this classic cocktail is an easy, delicious and refreshing drink. Typically made with tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur, the margarita is thought to have originated in Mexico. With the Mexican-American holiday Cinco de Mayo upon…

Glossier is a millennial-targeted makeup and skincare brand that has swept the nation in the past few years. Glossier embodies the idea of no makeup makeup, meaning the products are formulated to enhance your skin, not change the look of it. This brand is a great choice for those days when y…

“Avengers: Endgame” is the perfect, bittersweet ending to 11 years of Marvel movies. It made me laugh, it made me cry (six times) and it made me feel empty inside because my favorite movie series was finally over.

Until recently, “nerd” was a derogatory term. If your middle- or high-school peers branded you with this four-letter word, you had a rough life ahead of you, one in which you were doomed to forever be in the out-crowd and to get your share of swirlies — or so movies and TV would often sugges…