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The New River Valley (NRV) is always alive and bustling, even when school is not in session. The area offers beautiful hiking trails, mountain biking, amazing food and a rich history. While Virginia Tech can sometimes seem like a “bubble” around Blacksburg, there are so many more hidden trea…

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The general consensus on campus is that the five wellness days scattered throughout the semester are not enough of a break for students working tirelessly and without end. While this format does inhibit mass, long-term vacationing, what are students losing in this trade? While assignments or…

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The phenomenon can be likened to a continental shift, a mad dash that can be felt throughout all of Blacksburg. The mass exodus of freshmen scrambling to find off-campus living occurs from September until the beginning of spring semester. The eventual transition from dorm living to the “real…

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Figuring out the best course of action after four years of college can be tough. At this point, many undergraduates might be thinking about whether to attend graduate school, with factors such as tuition, career path and more coming into play. Before you get into the application process, mak…

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It’s that time of the year again where love is in the air and creativity is put to the test. Despite the pandemic often making fun holidays difficult to celebrate, students here at Virginia Tech are still hoping to have a fun and safe Valentine’s Day weekend. 

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With Valentine’s Day here sooner rather than later, those who want to do something special but currently don’t have a special someone to do things with, time is of the essence. Luckily, there are a number of Hokie guys out there who are single and ready to mingle this Valentine’s Day. Below …

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While 2020 is (thankfully) over with, Virginia Tech’s adaptations to the pandemic unfortunately are not. With cases of COVID-19 not going away, especially when many states have been seeing a rise in the number of positive cases daily, the university is continuing its effort to keep students …

2020 brought it with many trials and tribulations, a roller coaster of ups and downs that weathered us all. As we reflect on our growth and positive change from 2020 and our resolutions for a hopefully brighter 2021, some writers from the Lifestyles section wanted to compile a couple gratitu…

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Students all over have returned back to their hometowns to celebrate the holidays with their families, enjoying the many traditions that come with the season and some very deserved time off. As for traditions, my family doesn’t do gingerbread house contests, themed Christmas trees or run Dec…

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There is no question that this year’s Presidential election has been a rollercoaster ride from start to finish. From the hectic Democratic primaries to the general election the country has been left with lots of questions and lots of confusion. 

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The holiday season will surely look a lot different this year, with many sinking into the newest holiday TV releases to return to a small sense of normalcy. “Dash and Lily,” Netflix’s new eight-episode series based off the book Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, written by David Levithan and Rac…

Gardening isn’t for the impulsive – the planning and preparation required will stifle any needs you have for instant gratification. A bulb planted in the fall won’t show any signs of life until after the last frost of winter, so you’re stuck waiting there for months on end wondering if your …

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Autumn is in the air, and whether you’re looking for something fun to do, or simply just looking for places to take pictures that’ll liven up your Instagram feed, there are plenty of options to choose from out here in the New River Valley region. Even with the pandemic going on, there are pl…

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Undergraduate computer science programs have been growing at impressive rates at many colleges since the turn of the century. With the rapid advancement of technology in recent years, it’s no surprise that the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded by undergraduate computer science programs in…

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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 …