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On Dec. 28, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands announced in a VTx article that the university will require COVID-19 booster shots for all students and employees prior to their return to Blacksburg for the spring semester. These shots are required within 14 days of eligibility for everyone, me…

With college football back in full swing at Virginia Tech after a year-long hiatus on student attendance at games, many are excited to be back in the stands and jumping to “Enter Sandman.” Some students, however, have expressed concerns about safety and overcrowding during games when enterin…

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Unlike some universities, Virginia Tech does not require students to live on campus beyond their freshman year. As a result, for many students the apartment hunting frenzy begins early in the fall. While many students planning to live off campus in the next year have started their search, nu…

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Isimemen Etute, a freshman linebacker for the Hokies’ football team, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder on June 2. Etute, 18, is accused of killing Blacksburg resident Jerry Smith, 40. According to a press release from Blacksburg Police Department’s Lt. Josh Teubert, Blacksburg…

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A state constitutional amendment, which proposes a new bipartisan redistricting commission different from the state’s current one-party system, is set to be on November’s ballot.