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Christmas Store provides for 1,500 low-income families
December 11, 2013
The Montgomery County Christmas Store, a 501(c)(3) non profit founded in 1982, has been making Christmas affordable for low-income families by providing clothes, food and gifts freely, courtesy of corporate and individual donations. Hear from full-time store volunteers about why they've given 20-30 years of their lives to this organization.
Montgomery County Christmas Store provides low-cost holidays
December 10, 2013
Over 30 years ago, it was an idea from a Sunday school class. Now, it’s a vision cast by over 100 full-time volunteers to make Christmas affordable for about 1,500 low-income families in Montgomery County.
Blacksburg team develops life-saving robot
December 8, 2013
Team Vigir, comprised of members from Virginia Tech, TORC Robotics and other schools around the world, is in the process of developing a life-saving robot. Hear from the team members about the complexities of designing robots and the intricacies of working on an international team.
Video: YMCA Community Garden cultivates donations
December 2, 2013
The YMCA Community Garden, in its fourth growing season, provides small lots for members of the Blacksburg community. After each growing season, the gardeners are able to donate extra produce to the Interfaith Food Pantry.
Collegiate Living: Foxridge's large complex offers great amenities
November 14, 2013
There’s a reason Foxridge Apartments was voted the No. 1 place to live in Blacksburg. It’s the same reason that I’ve lived there for the past three years: economies of scale.
Video: University commemorates Rasche Hall before demolished
November 13, 2013
On Tuesday Nov. 11, university officials and cadets took sledge hammers to the former residence hall, symbolizing the beginning of its demolition. Hear from the director of housing and residence life, commandants and cadets about the importance of a new building on Upper Quad.
Video: Common Book author shares Nepal experience at Virginia Tech
November 12, 2013
Conor Grennan, author of the Virginia Tech Common Book Little Princes, visited Virginia Tech Monday, November 11 to share his experience in Nepal working with an orphanage. Grennan spoke to hundreds at Burruss Hall that night, as well as several classes more personally.
The skinny on fad diets
November 4, 2013
Over a week, five Collegiate Times' writers tested out different fad diets to review their success.
Second languages expand opportunities
October 28, 2013
In our increasingly globalized world, learning a second language is becoming more important – and employers are recognizing that.
Video: Bill Clinton visits Tech, supports McAuliffe
October 28, 2013
Bill Clinton visited Virginia Tech on Nov. 28 on a tour with Terry McAuliffe, democratic candidate for Va. governor. McAuliffe spoke on the need for support and volunteers, while Clinton stressed "creative collaboration" in order to achieve political success.