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These are challenging times in the realm of Hokie football, but as observers, the reasons behind those challenges are far beyond our control. That being said, as Hokies, we do have our place in the stands. It might come as news to some of you, but there are some unwritten obligations that ev…

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Littering is a contemptible act. Nothing ruins the enjoyment of a scenic setting like stumbling upon someone’s leftover candy bar wrapper or a crushed can of “Natty Light” in the woods. Virginia Tech’s campus is something worth marveling at; there are few things that make you more proud to a…

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“Don’t talk to strangers, and never post anything online you wouldn’t want me to see.” These were the guidelines my mom gave me when I first got a Facebook account in fifth grade. It made me feel so mature to have one. It was my first real access to what I’d call the real internet, the one t…

One of the most important things that college students take into consideration when choosing majors, minors and courses is finding something that interests them. Some students like math and science, so they go into engineering. Others like to read, so they study English or history. This sche…

After the nonstop stress and anxious anticipation of high school graduation, college is supposed to be the reward. As your parents and commencement speakers have reminded you, your arrival at Virginia Tech is the product of over 12 years of hard work, the light at the end of a tunnel filled …

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Crouched in the grass behind an apartment complex hosting far too many parties to keep track of, one of which I had run out of crying, I stare face-to-face with a slug. As I observed the small creature, I couldn’t help but wonder how fragile it was in this big world. One speck of salt from o…

What is Home? Home is where the heart is, where the people you love are or wherever you make it. Home is where one feels a comfort beyond any other. It’s where one can breathe easy and be themselves entirely, never second guessing. Home is where the best memories are made and the stories of …

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I loved my roommate during the fall semester of my freshman year. We got along great. We both hated cleaning and went to bed late and loved riding horses. She would talk about all of the interesting science stuff she was studying and I would pretend to understand her.

“For my entire life, I just knew Virginia Tech was home,” junior Juan Pacheco described his family’s long history with Virginia Tech, stating that his mom and most of her sisters are all Hokies. “As long as I’ve had an understanding of words, I knew I was a Hokie and I knew I was going to go…

Some students at Virginia Tech like to think that their major or college prove that they are smarter than someone else. Simply put, that logic is wrong. While most attribute this train of thought to people they view as overly-arrogant Pamplin or STEM majors, this applies to students of all m…

Virginia Tech often highlights its commitment to diversity and promise of a level playing field for all students. Religious minorities looking to celebrate their holidays have struggled to reconcile this with their lived experiences at Virginia Tech. The Faculty Handbook and Hokie Handbook l…

Virginia Tech is losing money because of its investments in fossil fuels. The university’s endowment is operated by the Virginia Tech Foundation (VTF) and holds $1.15 billion in assets as of last year. Approximately 10% of this amount is invested in fossil fuels, which includes the productio…

Getting to morning classes can be the most trying moments of a college student’s academic career. It’s early, it’s cold and you don’t want to leave your bed. After much debate over whether going to class is worth it or not, some settle on taking as much of their bed with them by wearing thei…