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So you’ve taken the official tours, and your older brother let you wander Center Street before a football game when you were like 14. Feeling optimistic, you went ahead and decided to be a Hokie even though you may have to let your roommate know every time you use someone else’s bathroom so …

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Welcome to Blacksburg, new Hokies. Since Virginia Tech recently announced its plans to reopen campus for the fall 2020 semester, you should know which clothes to pack and which clothes to leave behind. Living in a dorm, you might not have the space you’re accustomed to at home.

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Whether you’re an incoming freshman or a returning upperclassman, we’re all struggling with what it means to be coming to Blacksburg in the fall in the midst of such uncertain times. While you probably have a host of concerns on your plate, a big one on your mind might be making some extra m…

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As a Virginia Tech student, there are a wide variety of locations around campus that are intended to benefit your overall experience here. Oftentimes, students neglect to take advantage of what is available to them, either due to a lack of knowledge or a lack of time and effort. Whether you’…

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Graduating from Virginia Tech is an accomplishment that evokes joy, celebration and cherished memories. It's walking on stage, seeing your name on an extremely valuable piece of paper and throwing your creatively decorated cap wildly into the air encompassing Lane Stadium that makes graduati…

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Editor's note: This article was edited on April 6, 2020 to correct any language that could have insinuated the Collegiate Times is encouraging people to violate local and national recommendations during this time. Read our official statement on the matter here. 

For new college students, there are few fears as pervasive as that of a roommate or suitemate that, to put it politely, complicates their domestic lives and frustrates their attempts to relax in a space meant to feel like a retreat from the rest of the world. A good roommate is a gift from a…

Sorority and fraternity housing is a different beast in terms of collegiate living in the wake of the dreadful first year being trapped in a minuscule dorm room. While room size unfortunately doesn’t differ that much from the dorms, living in the sorority/fraternity house is vastly different…

While many undergrads are busy worrying about making it to their morning classes on time or getting their assignments done before the weekend, a number of people are also worrying about grad school. To some, grad school is the final stretch before true adulthood comes into play. To others, i…

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As many of us find our undergraduate careers coming to a close, some of us begin to shift our sights toward grad schools and med schools. The thought of having to undergo a second, more rigorous round of “college” applications might be even more daunting than the very application process tha…

As Valentine’s Day is soon approaching, many students here at Virginia Tech are going about the process of planning out how they want to celebrate the occasion. For some it shall be treated like any other day, for others it’s going to be a night to remember. When asked what they were doing t…

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you were too concerned with not remembering the existence of Valentine’s Day that you forgot to think of a gift for your significant other. It also makes it so much more difficult to choose a gift because you lied to them when you first started dating …

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If you’re panicking that your significant other will never love you again because you’re struggling to find a Valentine’s Day gift for them, never fear. Blacksburg may be a small town, but there are still plenty of places to find a sweet present for your special someone.

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, and whether you’ve been in a relationship for years, you’re asking someone out for the first time or you’re focusing on some well-deserved self-love, you’re probably searching for something to do. When you think of Valentine’s dates, what comes to mind …

It’s almost that time of the year where your expectations are either very high or even lower than they were last year: Valentine’s Day. The day of the year where creativity is tested and Instagram feeds become a war of who-did-what. Have no fear though. There’s an endless variety of things t…

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The Academy Awards, more colloquially known as the Oscars, are soon to be upon us, and they bring with them the imminent failure of countless New Year’s resolutions. How many times have you promised yourself that this is the year you’ll watch every single movie nominated for Best Picture? Od…

Whether you’re looking to branch out this semester, learn about various organizations to join or simply just want to try something new, GobblerFair is the place to go. Part of truly experiencing college is broadening your horizons by taking part in activities and interests beyond the classro…

There are several traditions people use to celebrate the longest holiday of the year, Chinese New Year. On New Years Eve, which will be on Jan. 24, there is a dinner where families will reunite over usually fish and dumplings. At midnight, fireworks are set off to drive away evil and obtain …