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Recent concerns regarding institutions of higher education nationwide on the issue of free speech were introduced in a bill during the 2017 Virginia General Assembly. House Bill 1401, which states that no public institution of higher education can abridge the constitutional freedom of any in…

The infantilization of public colleges has become nonsensical; safe spaces and trigger warnings have polluted campuses. Virginia Tech has been no different. I have received at least three emails from Virginia Tech administration this year regarding safe spaces and “counseling over the recent…

I experienced my first identity crisis in the spring of sixth grade, when our class was taking a standardized survey. As I was filling my information out on the form, I stumbled over one question: “What is your race?” Although it was simple, it seemed like quantum physics because none of the…

Social media plays a massive role in our everyday lives. For most, waking up in the morning means checking your phone to scroll through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. And despite many warnings not to, many people spend hours on their phone before bed. I’m as guilty as the rest. If I have…

When I decided to go to Virginia Tech, the very first thing I wanted to do once I stepped on campus was join the student newspaper. At my first Gobblerfest, I stumbled upon the Collegiate Times table and put my name down on a recruitment card. Four years later, this amazing organization has …

One of the most feared concepts to incoming Virginia Tech freshmen is the idea of taking a course at the Math Emporium. A redesigned department store filled with hundreds of Mac computers, the Math Emporium is easily intimidating and cold, but one would do well to look past the initial vibe …

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No, I am not referring to the burn that causes an itch or a rash in those sensitive areas. Tinder has probably led to a lot of those also, but that is a discussion best left for another time in the sanctuary of the Schiffert Health Center.

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With the International Olympic Committee (IOC) set to announce the site for the 2024 and possibly the 2028 Olympic Games later this year, here’s to hoping this is one of the last announcements that the IOC has to make. While it is the tradition for different cities around the world to host t…