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As college students, our lives can get pretty stressful at times. With so much work and so little time, it can be hard to find a balance between school, work and a social life, especially with finals season coming up on the horizon.

Fashion isn’t just a depiction of how we present ourselves to society, but how our society places importance on our appearance through the perspective of others. Fashion can be self-expressive, thought provoking, comical and even shocking.

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Whether it is warm or cold outside, you can usually find me at a booth in Deet’s Place. The delicious aroma of coffee and soothing lighting makes Deet’s the perfect spot to study or to hang out with friends. Considering all of the delectable pastries Deet’s has to offer, you probably will no…

After eight years of total radio silence from this pioneering group, and following member B-Real’s dalliance with the Prophets of Rage (consisting of the instrumental section of Rage Against the Machine as well as DJ Lord and Chuck D of Public Enemy), Cypress Hill has dropped its latest albu…

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The fall season is an exciting time for decorating your home and garden. For the home, autumn invites calming and cozy colors and smells that allow relaxation in an otherwise busy season. For gardening, the cool weather invites plenty of time to get outside and work enjoyably without the suf…

Not many students voluntarily sign up for an 8 a.m. class. In reality, nobody wants to do it — unless you’re a morning person and love getting up at the literal crack of dawn. Despite this, sometimes enrolling in an 8 a.m. class is unavoidable. I personally have had the privilege of taking n…

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In 2017, 53,716 refugees from around the world resettled into the United States. These individuals and families fled from war-torn countries seeking asylum. While California, Texas and New York are among the top states for refugee resettlement, there is a substantial population of refugees i…

When I first came to Virginia Tech, I had never heard about the Mountain Valley Pipeline. However over the past few semesters, I started hearing the “Mountain Valley Pipeline” name more often. Despite knowing of its existence, though, I knew almost nothing about what was going on. I find thi…

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With a new semester on the horizon, students often create goals for themselves in the upcoming school year. Some students don’t want to repeat habits from their previous year of college and might wish to improve themselves and their grades. There’s one simple solution for reaching new goals …

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As a college student, you probably have heard something along the lines of this, quite a few times: “College is about finding yourself.” Though it seems cliche and cheesy, we have all heard this phrase uttered to us at some point in our lives. Throughout our college careers, we are constantl…

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If you are anything like me, you salsa danced into the fall semester and it was nothing like what you expected. We were essentially doing the salsa at a discotheque.

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Did you know that more than a quarter of the world is used for cows? Did you know that if it wasn’t, if the world stopped eating red meat, greenhouse emissions would drop by up to 70 percent and world hunger would no longer exist?

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It’s everyone’s favorite part of going to a football game in Lane Stadium. You’re waiting, you’re waiting, and then you hear those first few notes of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and the whole stadium knows what’s about to go down. There’s a palpable energy you can feel in your feet and you s…

Three days is not a long time in the grand scheme of life. But, I decided to do it — three days, no social media.

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As the “Home Alone” hero Kevin McCallister said: “This is my house. I have to defend it.” So goes the spirit of Cassell Guard, the student section at Virginia Tech basketball games.

I’m just going to come right out and say it: Long-distance relationships suck. Being someone who has gone through one, hearing “It’ll never work out” and “I’m not sure why you try” just deflates morale and honestly made me doubt my efforts.

For many, the arrival of winter signifies the start of a joy-filled holiday season. For college students, however, with the change of season comes the end of fall semester and the start of finals week, bringing memories of past finals with it.  

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There’s a reason some people call it Dirty Santa — you have to play dirty to walk away with the best gift. It’s like when you were a kid playing Monopoly with your “friend” and they stole the last Park Place from you. Remember how they are no longer your friend anymore?