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My freshman college experience was not the one you hear about in movies or passed down between generations of families, but one rooted in a culture many had yet to experience — a pandemic.

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I started my journey at Virginia Tech in August of 2021, and by that December, I’d already changed my major. The same goes for a lot of my friends. Sometimes that’s just how it is. You take a random course for your general education requirements and boom – you find an interest, and suddenly …

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Social media companies have received criticism in recent years due to their alleged bias and severe moderation standards. Elon Musk, the world’s richest man and an avid Twitter user, is currently seeking to acquire Twitter in order to mitigate the perceived suppression of speech on the forum. 

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe finally nails Spider-Man in “No Way Home.” It has been no secret that the MCU has been setting up a three part trilogy for the hero’s origin. According to Screenrant, “Marvel Studios has never especially liked repeating stories that have been told before, and as…

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Sports competitions are categorized by sex because the physiological and hormonal differences between the sexes are significant. These differences confer a notable performance advantage for males. However, these classifications aren't an end in themselves: they are a means to achieving a mor…

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I graduated high school with a 2.7 GPA and relied on nothing but my rowing credentials to get me into college. The University of Alabama’s women’s rowing coach offered me an official visit to Tuscaloosa during my senior year and later recruited me to the team — Virginia Tech was simply off t…

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Graduating seniors are approaching the season of bittersweet “lasts,” and for many, the end of their time as students. As students look beyond graduation, they are applying to jobs and making plans for the coming months, just as we’ve been told to do — explicitly or not — for the next step i…

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One week before the beginning of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Soccer Federation came to a $24 million settlement with the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT), ending a multi-year lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the USWNT against the U.S. Soccer Federation in 2019, citing unequal pay on t…

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Video games are nothing more than an interactive medium designed to take up hours of a person’s life — or are they? Upon first glance, labeling video games as an art form might seem preposterous. However, games have become more complex than they have ever been, and are continuing to become m…

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The class of 2022’s tenure at Virginia Tech is coming to an end. Some may be planning to go to grad school while others may be traveling after graduation, but most are looking to begin their careers, sending out resumes to potential employers. On paper, this doesn’t seem so frightening, but …

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After several months of advocacy, rallying, negotiation, and outright fighting within the Virginia Tech shared governance structure, the Virginia Tech Graduate Student community has secured a major victory with the Virginia Tech University Council (UC)’s passage of the Commission on Graduate…

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Republican Glenn Youngkin, the new governor of Virginia, must act prudently when deciding whether he should continue posing as a moderate or conform to Republican idealism. Youngkin should dismiss the rebellious anti-abortion schemes of other states and push for increased access to contracep…

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Traveling is undoubtedly one of the most exciting things about life, and a lot of people choose to have these experiences with family, friends or significant others. It’s exhilarating to imagine yourself in Tokyo or Amsterdam one day, but when the image pops in your head, are you alone or ar…

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Everyone is entitled to their opinion,  just some more than others — or at least, that is the narrative some artists have been pushing as of late. Rock artists from a time of yore have decided to break out their walkers and take a stand against the streaming service giant that is Spotify for…

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The Blacksburg gays deserve a bar. Frankly, it’s shocking that we don't already have one, and with students recently celebrating Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about just how hard it is for gay people to find each other in this town. 

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Valentine’s Day is on many students’ minds, and during this season, many of us will find ourselves unfortunately single. Now, however, is the perfect time to discuss the pitfalls of modern dating, especially on college campuses. 

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For the past year, VT grad students have been fighting for a living wage. According to a university-run survey, more than a third of the graduate students at Tech are food insecure, with that number jumping to 1 in 2 for international graduate students. On Monday, the legislation went before…