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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. 

I feel strange writing this, having never attended a full Relay event at Virginia Tech. Though Relay for Life is a one-day event, it still results in a year-long a buildup that litters my inboxes and my friends’ social media pages with videos of people trying to use cancer and survivorship a…

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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.

Relay For Life will take place on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. Relay For Life at Virginia Tech is the largest collegiate Relay For Life event in the nation, and raises nearly half a million dollars for cancer research every year. Being that Relay is such a …

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The 3.2 Remembrance Run is, hands down, one of the best events held at Virginia Tech during the spring semester. Held in remembrance of the 32 students and faculty that lost their lives on April 16, 2007, the 3.2 for 32 shows the importance of staying strong after a tragedy.

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.

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By the time Christmas rolls into town and Santa sends out his sleigh, Crow’s Nest Greenhouses has already closed up shop for the winter, and it won’t reopen until the spring.

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Fences make great neighbors, at least that’s how the saying goes. There are already enough roommate trials and tribulations to go around without having to deal with nosey, loud and all- around bad neighbors. Whether you live in a house off Main Street, the townhouse style apartments of Maple…

When I first came to Virginia Tech, I was most concerned with which dorm I was going to stay in, and who would be sharing it with me. As someone who lived in the same place for 19 years, it was intimidating to play the housing lottery. Even when I moved off-campus, my main worries resided in…

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“Rain, rain, go away,” is the nursery rhyme a lot of us grew up reciting when we were younger. As a child, I never really thought anything of the nursery rhyme, but now that Blacksburg has recently turned to “Bleaksburg” with its cloudy skies and rainy days, I understand the nursery rhyme mo…

Ah yes, it’s that wonderful time of the year when students begin to leave the seasonal depression phase and take in the fact that the months of unbearably cold weather are — maybe — coming to a quick end. It almost seems as if it should be a stress-free period for college students, until you…

In today’s world, so many college students dream of acquiring a medical degree in the near future, but medical school isn’t for everyone. Not only is it extremely expensive and time consuming, it also has a highly competitive application process where not everyone makes the cut.

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 …

Believe it or not, getting into graduate school is not totally composed of your academic records and accomplishments. Though graduate school applicants may focus on the personal statement, resume or transcripts, it is important to note that the value of a solid network is priceless.

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The week leading up to Valentine’s Day can be stress-filled, as your plan for a meaningful handmade gift is dashed away in a sea of procrastination. You race to Kroger, probably the day before Valentine’s Day, to pick through the discarded and unloved teddy bears and the chocolate-covered ch…