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After 40 years, Paul McCartney is back with his third installment of homemade solo albums: ‘“McCartney III,” released just before Christmas. McCartney’s first self-titled album in 1970 was a raw and experimental DIY project recorded in response to the Beatles’ unraveling, with the second alb…

If you are on the lookout for a cheesy romance novel-esque series to watch, “Bridgerton” might be just what you need. Brought to Netflix on Dec. 25, this show is based on a series of novels by Julia Quinn which each follow a member of the Bridgerton family as they grow into adulthood and sea…

“Soul” is a truly inspired film. It blends a fantastic score, an interesting premise, unique art and great voice performances by Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey to create one a to create one of the best Disney/Pixar movies in years. The film is a heartfelt, moving adventure that poses interesting qu…

2020 brought it with many trials and tribulations, a roller coaster of ups and downs that weathered us all. As we reflect on our growth and positive change from 2020 and our resolutions for a hopefully brighter 2021, some writers from the Lifestyles section wanted to compile a couple gratitu…

Students all over have returned back to their hometowns to celebrate the holidays with their families, enjoying the many traditions that come with the season and some very deserved time off. As for traditions, my family doesn’t do gingerbread house contests, themed Christmas trees or run Dec…

With outstanding performances from newcomer Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson, the latest season of “The Crown” provides behind-the-scenes insight into Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s relationship, political turmoil under Margaret Thatcher’s United Kingdom and the pulling tendency to uph…

Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, this football season for Hokie Nation will have a limited attendance in the stadiums. The upcoming football game of the season against the University of Virginia will be no exception to this new rule.

The start of a new semester is always made better by getting school stationary. Starting a brand new journal or writing with a fresh pen for the first time is a great, refreshing feeling. However, do you ever actually use up these journals and pens? Many times, the pens get lost before peopl…

There is no question that this year’s Presidential election has been a rollercoaster ride from start to finish. From the hectic Democratic primaries to the general election the country has been left with lots of questions and lots of confusion. 

Broaching the subject of a presidential memoir is a difficult one, now more than ever. One struggles to find the words needed to ease into it; after all, what more needs to be said about the 44th president? The Obama administration lasted eight years, was a success in some regards, a failure…

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The holiday season will surely look a lot different this year, with many sinking into the newest holiday TV releases to return to a small sense of normalcy. “Dash and Lily,” Netflix’s new eight-episode series based off the book Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, written by David Levithan and Rac…

Gardening isn’t for the impulsive – the planning and preparation required will stifle any needs you have for instant gratification. A bulb planted in the fall won’t show any signs of life until after the last frost of winter, so you’re stuck waiting there for months on end wondering if your …

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Not every student gets the honor of accompanying the highest ranking cadet on campus to class. Dara Qualter, a junior cadet studying biological sciences, gets to spend every day with him, and she also gets to practice his high fives too. Cadet Brig. Gen. Growley “Tank” II may be the smallest…

While university officials did not necessarily “cancel” spring break for the spring 2021 semester, they cancelled the longstanding tradition of students having a weeklong break from school sometime between the end of February and the middle of March. Reflecting on how the spring 2020 semeste…

Virginia Tech Dining Services is known for being one of the nation’s best campus dining experiences. What makes it even better is that it strives to be sustainable by sourcing its food locally, composting and offering reusable to-go containers when possible. Another big way the school could …

At this point in time, what more needs to be said about Elvis Costello? As one of the leading voices in alternative music from his beginnings in the late ‘70s, he rose to prominence on the strength of three home-run albums in a row with “My Aim is True,” “This Year’s Model” and “Armed Forces…