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Mental health has been a stigmatized conversation since its conception. It has been widely considered better to shut up and smile than to be true with others and ourselves on how we’re feeling, inside and out. In recent years, talks of mental health have increased considerably, but in a time…

Since the term was first coined in 1931, the mass majority of Americans have bought into the notion of the “American Dream,” where anyone, regardless of background or class standing, can work hard enough to progress in the world and become “successful” in life. This success is often associat…

During this unprecedented time, many things have changed, both small and big, from having to wear a mask to the grocery store to not being able to visit family and friends. Of course, Virginia Tech has not been excluded from these changes. The majority of classes are online. Club and organiz…

I remember the first true hike I ever went on. It was a hot day last summer when my friends and I got the idea late one afternoon to hike Old Rag. We left around 1 p.m. and reached the trailhead around 4 p.m. From there, we began the hike. Pushing through hundreds of feet of elevation gain, …

Hokies have faced many disappointments during this pandemic — online classes, the cancellation of traditions close to our heart like Ring Dance and the Big Event, and separation from friends and family when we need them most. However, the biggest blow we’ve faced is university administrators…

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to ponder whether we’ll ever return to what we once considered normalcy. As a collective, we’ve been grieving publicly about the demise of our lives as we knew them. The first stage was shock and denial; pundits on both ends of the political spectrum initi…

It is four in the morning. Though my hands should be reaching for my blanket to cover myself with and finally go to bed, they find my phone instead. Lying peacefully in bed is a fundamental human right that was stolen from Breonna Taylor when police officers stormed her home and killed her. …

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As much of society has seemingly come to a screeching halt amid the pandemic, for digital creators, the world is still at their fingertips. Many of our own students have been cultivating an online presence for years by delivering carefully crafted content for their devoted followers through …

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The past few months of the coronavirus pandemic have highlighted many failings within our response systems. However, one notable positive that some are highlighting is the apparent rebirth of nature in areas now desolate of human activity. While it is doubtful one can truly appreciate this f…

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…