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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…

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…

Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, this football season for Hokie Nation will have a limited attendance in the stadiums. The upcoming football game of the season against the University of Virginia will be no exception to this new rule.

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 …

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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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…

Even though the Engineering Expo occurred last month, that doesn’t mean there won’t be more job fairs happening this semester or even this school year. Since job fairs and interviews are going to be on Zoom, Skype or other video platforms for the foreseeable future, it’s important to prepare…

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…

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…