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As we all know, right now is a very difficult and uncertain time. With the coronavirus spreading so fast, there is a tense feeling in the air. These circumstances increase the need to connect and unify as a community –– but with social distancing, this becomes tricky. Social distancing recom…

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With the COVID-19 pandemic creating hysteria and problems around the world, it came as no surprise to many that universities such as Virginia Tech would have to take action at some point to reassure public concerns. Fearing that bringing thousands of students back to campus would pose a pote…

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As you may have heard, COVID-19 is all we ever talk about anymore. For us students, many parts of life that simply make us students have been taken away from us, and the shared sacrifice is all in hope of getting back to everything that makes us happy, unless happiness involves watching pain…

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When it comes to exploring the endless possibilities and opportunities that college life has to offer, it can be difficult at times to find what best suits your interests. It may be simple things such as finding events in the area, or maybe ways to travel around. Here are some of the top app…

James Taylor can easily be counted among America’s greatest living singer-songwriters. With his unmistakable voice, blending a homespun approachableness with precise attention to timbre and inflection, Taylor has continually proved his vocal and writing chops over the course of a career span…

With its glass walls, abundant flat screen TVs and ambiguous chalkboards, New Classroom Building has been here for us since 2016, and we have yet to give it a proper name.

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The Stoneman Douglas High School shooting took place on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, 2018. The shooting left 17 high-schoolers injured and 17 tragically murdered. Aubrey Dosky, a junior majoring in political science, was one of the millions who were outraged by the appalling event, so much so th…

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…