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Once high school graduation comes and goes, the overwhelming stress of college being less than three months away will likely hit you like a brick wall, as it did to me. The pressure of starting completely fresh can be daunting, especially if it is your first time being the “new kid,” but at …

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Virginia Tech is a growing school full of countless opportunities, among which lies an impressive selection of sororities and fraternities. Tech boasts a plethora of Greek organizations, including 23 fraternities and 21 sororities, which can be overwhelming to someone unsure of whether becom…

People always say, “the more the merrier,” but this year’s freshmen are definitely pushing the limits with that statement. While some students get to live the “suite life” at the Holiday Inn, the rest will be stuck in Virginia Tech’s dorms. We got lucky –– my friends that go to other schools…

It’s no secret that everyone and their brother’s cousin’s ex-girlfriend is attending Tech in the fall, and because of this, Virginia Tech is sticking freshmen in every available living space possible. While the size of your space may be limited, you’re going to want to cram as much of your p…

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The simplicity of reading is something that, as college students, is overlooked as a tool for success. The social media we digest and the textbook pages that shine dimly in the late hours of studying are things that can be seen as insignificant to educated individuals, yet life-changing to s…

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More often than not, national holidays such as Independence Day are spent at home with friends and family. This day is filled with numerous traditions like  having backyard barbecues and watching late night firework shows together. 

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…