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…

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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…

Picture this: You have a full day of classes without much time to go back home in between them. After your first class, you start to get sleepy because you were up late finishing homework. You have to decide whether you want to go all the way back to your dorm or apartment for a quick nap, o…

Nowadays, a bachelor’s degree does not guarantee a job after graduating college. Students are constantly looking for ways to set themselves apart from their peers in the eyes of employers. One pathway that is becoming increasingly popular is double majoring. Students who double major pursue …

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Every college student dreads this series of questions: what you’re studying, how your grades are, if you have an internship or job lined up, if you have a significant other and so on. Whether it’s a nosy hallmate or your uncle interrogating you at Thanksgiving, no one likes to be asked quest…

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About a week into my first semester of college, a friend said to me, “I need more brown friends.” Although this statement may have seemed like a harmless joke between two Middle Eastern girls to her, its underlying meaning and implications were a red flag to me. Sure, it is refreshing and he…

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Dear Editor of the Collegiate Times,