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Dining Out: Patio Dining in Blacksburg

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By Greg DiGalbo, Staff writer Contact the writer Share this Post Tables on College Avenue offer a great spot for an al fresco lunch. A short walk from campus, Souvlaki offers Greek fare at a great price. Photo by Elizabeth Bowling With springtime here and summer fast approaching, many of the popular restaurants around Blacksburg are opening up their patios for the season. With that in mind, we’ve mapped the various patio dining options in town, as well as drink and food specials that students and locals alike have come to enjoy at each spot. Check out our interactive map …

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Photo Essay: Evenings in Blacksburg

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When the streetlights in Blacksburg blink on, Elizabeth Bowling captures the evening beauty of Blacksburg and its nightlife. Her photo essay is updated weekly. By Elizabeth Bowling, Photography editor Contact the photographer Share this Post Share this Post Elizabeth Bowling ​is a local photographer born and raised in Blacksburg. She spent most of her time in high school participating in foreign exchange programs and traveling throughout Europe taking pictures. She is a former photography instructor at the Ecole d’Humanite in Switzerland.

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Charmed: Defining the Magic of Small Towns

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Share this Post Photo by Elizabeth Bowling. Photo by Elizabeth Bowling. There’s a certain rush associated with nighttime in the city: the sweet smokiness of the food carts, the gusty sound of the taxis, the lights of office buildings replacing the stars high above your head. With a wealth of options around every block, cities draw people in because they equate abundance in every sense of the word. Since evolutionary times, the surplus of food and people allowed populations to focus on more than just hunting, gathering, and survival. The rural to urban population movement being the most influential in …

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True Crime Blacksburg: The Henry Lee Lucas Story

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Illustration by Scott Beaubien. Newspaper clippings courtesy of Virginia Tech University Libraries Special Collections. Illustration by Scott Beaubien. Newspaper clippings courtesy of Virginia Tech University Libraries Special Collections. Share this Post As the Texan judge set his bail for $1 million, Henry Lee Lucas laughed. The Blacksburg, Virginia-native was being charged with the brutal murders of three women, ranging from 15 years of age to 80. “I will finish what I have started,” he tells the judge. “I will finish giving back the dead that I have taken.” He is later photographed walking out of the courtroom with a slight …

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Behind the Lens: The Humans Who Started Humans of Virginia Tech

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Share this Post The Humans of Virginia Tech team poses for a photo outside of War Memorial Chapel. The Humans of Virginia Tech team poses for a photo outside of War Memorial Chapel. Humans of Virginia Tech, inspired by Brandon Stanton’s popular street photography blog called Humans of New York, was started here in 2013 by former Tech student, Jae Lee. A team of photographers, videographers, and graphic designers work together to capture the stories of the diverse Hokie community. But instead of being behind the lens, this time we turned the camera (and the questions) onto some of the …

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More Than a Fundraiser: Relay for Life’s Symbolism

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Share this Post Luminaria bags on the Drillfield, adorned with the names of those battling and lost to cancer. Luminaria bags on the Drillfield, adorned with the names of those battling and lost to cancer. For the 15th consecutive year, Virginia Tech hosted Relay for Life Friday, April 22. The event itself raised about $570,000, a new record high, as a result of the efforts of 144 student committee and executive members who have worked yearlong to fundraise and organize for the event. According to a speech made in the opening ceremonies by Adam Bloom, a senior business information technology …