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Naomi Osaka’s fast-paced rise to tennis stardom has been one of the more impressive sports feats in some time. She has been a dominating force, racking up four grand slam titles, leading to her current ranking of No. 2 in the world. Her superhuman athleticism combined with her undeniable cha…

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Arriving on campus for the first time as a freshman can be stressful for a multitude of reasons, so keeping yourself busy is key to settling into a healthy routine. In order to get into this new college lifestyle, Virginia Tech provides its students with plenty of opportunities outside the c…

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I was so excited to get my COVID-19 vaccine in mid-April. As a remote student, I was unable to get vaccinated at the clinics on campus and had been scouring local pharmacies for appointments. I finally managed to book an appointment at a grocery store, and I was every bit as nervous as I was…

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Joe Biden took his place behind the Oval Office desk after a long and contentious political election against the political equivalent of your heinous conspiracy-weaving uncle. Political pundits were confident that the election would be a landslide, but Biden’s narrow victory reminded us of t…

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On April 11, President Joe Biden made his first public comments on the recent police shooting that fatally wounded unarmed Black man Daunte Wright. Before any sort of investigation had transpired, Biden was asked about whether he had reached out to Wright’s family. His response was mild-mann…

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In 2011, a movement named Occupy Wall Street gained force. Disenchanted with the economic disparity between wealthy and poor Americans, protesters marched and camped in Wall Street’s Financial District for two months. It was a sensational occurrence that took up news headlines and disrupted …

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In an astounding career that has spanned over 20 years and has included many comebacks and triumphs, Tiger Woods’ latest incident is cause for more serious concern. 

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Course Request opened this week, which means that most students are spending hours deliberating over their ideal schedule for next semester before finally hitting “submit.” Unfortunately, these hours of deliberation don’t result in immediate answers. For the following weeks, students wait as…

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One of the things I enjoyed most about high school was participating in organized sports. I ran cross country and track year-round throughout all four years, and my experience competing changed my life. I made so many new friends, most of whom are still my closest friends to this day, and I …

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Happy Women’s History Month, Hokies! These next few weeks are dedicated to celebrating all the incredible women in our lives and their contributions to society. While there is much to celebrate, we must also use this time to reflect on women’s equality and how much work is yet to be done. We…

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Finally, we can say goodbye to 2020. During the winter break, I had time to reflect upon this past year. I graduated high school, became closer with my family, spent more time outdoors and started my first year of college. Although I was proud of all that I accomplished, I couldn’t help but …