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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…

“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…

Country music, according to Dictionary.com, is “a style and genre of largely string accompanied” instruments. It has roots in cowboy music of the West, usually vocalized, simple in form and harmony, and is accompanied by acoustic or electric guitar, or banjo.

I’ll admit it: my middle- and high-school self thought I was way too cool for any of the shows on ABC Family. The overly-manufactured drama of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Switched at Birth” and their equally soapy companions prompted many a swift eye-roll and channel-change …

The long-awaited and highly anticipated eighth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” began airing on Sunday, April 14. In order to properly get excited for the season, I’ve undertaken the daunting task of collecting some of the most iconic moments from the series thus far. From Daenerys Targarye…

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As Hokies, we all know how important Relay For Life is at Virginia Tech. It’s huge — in fact, it’s the largest Relay For Life event in the world, as of 2018. If that isn’t lively enough, there’s a medley of music and performances by artists and groups all focused on raising money for cancer.

As a recent PlayStation owner and born-again gamer, navigating the technology that has evolved from GameBoy and the first Nintendogs is a bit of a learning curve. Your fingers have to maneuver both toggle switches in order to look and walk at the same time. You move the left switch too far f…

Arthur Penn’s boundary-busting 1967 film “Bonnie and Clyde” ends with an abrupt bang — well, dozens of them, really — as the titular outlaws are graphically showered with machine gun fire, in a scene so gruesome and frantically shot that it hardly seems a product of its own time. Over half a…

They say the thing we fear most is the unknown, and perhaps they’re right. But if “Us,” the newest film by Jordan Peele, is any indication, the greatest of all terrors might just be that which we thought we knew best: ourselves.

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It’s almost that time of year again; time for the Class of 2020, clad in long dresses and suits, to attend the annual Virginia Tech Ring Dance. The tradition goes back almost 90 years, beginning with the Corps of Cadets in 1934, and it symbolizes the passage from junior year to senior year.

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It doesn’t feel so long ago, really. I was sitting on a charter bus, on a field trip with my middle school classmates, looking up at a small screen — one of many, hanging below the carry-on luggage. I remembered the “How to Train Your Dragon” book series from the elementary school library. T…

After four years of silence, Avril Lavigne has made a comeback, releasing her new album, “Head Above Water” on Feb. 15 via BMG. It features a number of songs ranging from a collab with Nicki Minaj to more serious songs that are filled with emotion.

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony was on Sunday, February 24, and not only are the Oscars the ultimate night of awards season, but winning an Oscar is also one of cinema’s highest honors. This year’s ceremony included old and new faces among the actors, entertainers and celebrities that atten…

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The innocent, fiery red-haired Nickelodeon girl we all knew and loved is long gone. Ariana Grande has been through hell and back in the past few years, including a devastating attack during one of her concerts, the tragic death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, and the break-off of her engagem…