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Virginia Tech adds nuclear engineering minor to the College of Engineering

Allen Murfee, news staff writer ​ | ​

Virginia Tech announced Oct. 31 a new nuclear engineering minor will be available to students graduating in 2020 or later. The minor is part of the mechanical engineering department and is 18 credit hours. Students are required to take four required courses and two electives. Read more


Senior Associate Vice President Frank Shushok to replace Patty Perillo as vice president of student affairs

Kevin Sandler, news reporter ​ | ​

Frank Shushok, Virginia Tech’s senior associate vice president, will take on Patty Perillo’s role of vice president of student affairs starting January 2020 as she leaves to take over the same position at the University of Maryland. Read more



‘I don’t need anyone’: Halsey gives listeners a look into her soul with album ‘Manic’

Bryce Nolan, lifestyles staff writer ​ | ​

One of the more legitimate criticisms of modern pop music revolves around its seemingly endless romanticizing of bad decisions and personal pain. Sometimes this plays out with a reasonable degree of self-awareness, such as in Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” where she knows all too well that the relat… Read more


Blacksburg warmth, please come back again

Brandon Alimanestiano, lifestyles staff writer ​ | ​

As the limestone-ridden town of Blacksburg braces for what seems like another never-ending winter, let’s all look back to the joy just a few months ago when we would have complained about the heat instead of the seemingly rampant amount of people going on ski trips. Read more


Torn at the edges: Virginia Tech’s campus during the time of MLK Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Ashley Long, editor in chief ​ | ​

On April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Even without today’s technology and unprecedented connectivity to the rest of the world, the impact of King’s death was a shockwave felt from coast to coast. Blacksburg and Virginia Tech were no exception. Read more


The ‘20s: A new decade featuring Virginia Tech’s rapid expansion

Carey Oakes, lifestyles staff writer ​ | ​

Editor's note: This article was updated on 1/20 to accurately reflect the departments housed in Holden Hall. Read more


Locally grown: A look into the upcoming family show ‘Penny P’s Backyard’

Kyle Bassett, lifestyles staff writer ​ | ​

When it comes to thinking green and living sustainably, there are a variety of ways to go about practicing a lifestyle that is beneficial to the conservation of the environment. For producer and filmmaker Chris Valluzzo, it’s a practice worth investing effort into. With plans already underway, Vall… Read more



Tyrece Radford wins it for Virginia Tech in double overtime thriller vs. UNC

Steven Rowen, sports staff writer ​ | ​

After suffering a tough loss to Syracuse, Virginia Tech basketball looked to bounce back in an ACC matchup against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Hokies came out victorious in a nail-biting 79-77 win in double overtime. Tyrece Radford connected on a driving layup to give Virginia Tech the lead i… Read more


Women’s basketball completes second half comeback versus Virginia

Davis Carbaugh, sports editor ​ | ​

The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team improved to 13-4 (3-3) with a 69-61 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville. Read more


Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.


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Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.

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Upcoming Events

Civil War Weekend at Virginia Tech

This year, the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies' signature annual event commemorates the life … Read more

Prime Time Wine Series at Beliveau Farm Winery

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