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Journalism is very well known as an indispensable fact-checker and guardian which puts accountability on powerful figures. Without this field, it would be very difficult for many in the general populace to learn about important global events. However, with the rise of the internet and misinf…

At first, I considered addressing these thoughts simply to boomers; however, I have since come to realize that many of my young peers have also adopted the mannerisms that I take issue with. Thus, I invite all readers, young and old, to consider what I have to say. 

At the time of writing this, March 19, 2020, it’s been 81 days since the world first heard of the deadly virus, roughly 71 days since the WHO identified the risk of a novel coronavirus, and 59 days since the CDC reported the first known case in the United States. Consequently, there are zero…

50 years ago, when Dr. Scott Geller was deep into his first year of teaching at Virginia Tech, many things stood as they do now. The Drillfield constituted the center of campus. Burruss and War Memorial Hall flanked its elongated sides. In its 10th year since construction, the War Memorial C…

During exam weeks, it is not surprising to find hundreds of students crammed into Newman Library, hunched over notes and laptops. Though there are thousands of books available on our shelves, we as students may not take advantage of the resources presented to us offline. Print copies have be…

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The Roanoke School Board voted to terminate a contract with Milestone Communications to build cell towers at two of the county’s schools on Dec. 12th, 2019.

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When you hear the word “fraternity,” what are your initial thoughts? Do you jump to quick conclusions about social habits or a lack of academic discipline? It’s okay if you do –– you’re not alone. Around the country, a growing movement has one message: Greek life has no place on a modern col…

When institutions begin to talk about diversity, it may seem a drab sort of affair or something that just needs to be said in order to appeal to the masses. While this can be the case, I would like to think that we talk about this because we appreciate others. As stated in Virginia Tech’s Pr…

On Dec. 30, 2019, Dr. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, grew concerned he was witnessing the resurgence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) which ravaged China’s population in 2003. Back then, the disease shook the world, spreading to 26 different countri…

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By now, you have probably already heard about one of these three big fields of our time: polymer science, computer science and nanoscience. One would think that many readers might be unaware of the presence of a nanoscience institute here at Virginia Tech, let alone the impacts that it has o…

At Virginia Tech, innovations aren’t exclusive to inventions; breakthroughs aren’t always scientific; and maroon and orange aren’t our only two colors. The true strength of Virginia Tech isn’t the size of its endowment or the height of its halls, but the determination of students from differ…

I’m tired. I’m sure in some sense, you are too. It’s a week back into our trudge toward the end and I don’t feel any more refreshed or light than when I left for Thanksgiving break. In fact, I feel substantially less motivated to work toward a strong finish of the semester. I feel deflated. …

A couple of months ago, I was having a conversation in the cramped hallway of my apartment with one of my roommate’s friends. As a Juul was passed around, we discussed the frequent news stories that spoke of vaping-related illnesses. I opined that, of the problems with vaping, one is that we…

Virginia Tech never misses an opportunity to boast its ranking as number one among colleges for food on campus, but sometimes chicken parmesan doesn’t do the trick for everyone. As veganism becomes more popular due to environmental awareness, protest of animal cruelty and more, it is importa…

Hardly a week has gone by where the protests in Hong Kong haven’t been one of the prevailing news stories for major outlets. The story is consistently making headlines and stands out to me, especially during a period where I feel there is a major discontent with today’s political and social …