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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…

Education is a gift. We students spend a good chunk of our breath on complaints about essay deadlines, uncooperative professors and senior design. Well, maybe only engineering students have that last one to worry about, but we so often wallow in the inconveniences of getting the most out of …

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The Grammys aired on Sunday night, and the biggest night in music meant that music’s biggest stars showed up in full force. Walking the Grammys red carpet is no small feat, and celebrities and musicians alike took the opportunity to express themselves through fashion. Like every year, many l…

At this time of year, I tend to begin picking releases from bands I’ve never even heard of to review. This gets me through the time of year when big-name releases — by my standards — are sparse, and it also exposes me to some interesting new music that I might not have otherwise found, since…

Homework sucks. There’s nothing I hate more than doing homework — I’m literally writing this article instead of doing homework. Instead of doing homework that belongs to your $1,500 class, try these better and more entertaining options instead.

Ah, 2009. Where was I in 2009? Sixth grade — probably don’t want to relive that.  Still, it is fun to look back on years past and see how the world has changed since. In light of Sunday night’s 61st Grammy Awards, let’s take a stroll down memory lane to the 51st Grammys. Ten years ago, Adele…

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To create a gripping thriller is a delicate balancing act, one that demands equal parts technical prowess, character building and compelling plot. And while “Miss Bala,” the new crime film released on Friday, Feb. 1, boasts sympathetic, believable, well-acted characters forced to work their …