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Supporters Rally in Solidarity with Jewish Community

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Hundreds of community members gathered outside the Graduate Life Center on the Virginia Tech campus to support the Jewish community on Monday. Anti-Semitic messages were found on the lawn of the Chabad Librescu Jewish Student Center on March 18. “Don’t look the other way,” Tech President Tim Sands urged attendees. By Stephanie Kapllani, Variety Editor Contact the writer Share this Post Supporters sign a poster in solidarity with the Jewish community at a rally held on Monday evening outside the Graduate Life Center. The rally was in response to an incident of hate speech over the weekend, when leaflets containing …

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Photos: Executive Orders Prompt Henderson Lawn Demonstration

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Students and local residents gathered early this spring in solidarity with those affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. By Greg DiGalbo, Staff Writer Contact the writer Share this Post At the corner of College Avenue and Main Street in downtown Blacksburg you will find Henderson Lawn, a peaceful hillside where students and local residents alike eat lunch, meet up with friends, or just sit down and relax. On the evening of January 30, 2017, however, Henderson Lawn became the gathering place of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators expressing their opinions about Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and …

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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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Fireworks on Campus

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Nineteen-year-old Loren Skinker of Allentown, Pennsylvania is currently a multimedia journalism major and a professional and technical writing minor at Virginia Tech. Though he says he isn’t really involved in the Blacksburg community, he participated in Tech’s Big Event, a day of student-led community service in the New River Valley. Skinker says he has always been passionate about photography, so he decided to join the Collegiate Times as a photographer when he came to Tech. “Now, I have the opportunities to take photos like this,” he said. Share this Post

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President Sands Unveils Multi-million Dollar Future of Virginia Tech

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Share this Post President Timothy Sands delivers the inaugural State of the University Address on Sept. 30, 2016. Photo courtesy of Virginia Tech. President Timothy Sands delivers the inaugural State of the University Address on Sept. 30, 2016. Photo courtesy of Virginia Tech. In a crowded room inside the Moss Arts Center, students, teachers, families, and alumni alike anxiously awaited the arrival of the president of Virginia Tech. A hush fell over the crowd as he entered—the man with the million-dollar plan, President Timothy Sands. During his first-ever State of the University Address on Friday, Sept. 30, Sands opened by …

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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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Letter from the Craft Editors: “Earth”

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Illustration by Scott Beaubien. Illustration by Scott Beaubien. It is hard not to be inspired in our planet’s warmer months, as we marvel at the blooming of spring and get the chance to explore and connect with nature in summer (reminding us what we have been missing in those seemingly never-ending Blacksburg winters). Taking a cue from our surroundings, we chose “Earth” as the theme for our third round of submissions. The works we have selected share global insight on a variety of topics: the tragic decline of an endangered species, the romance of traveling, the amusingly twisted way we …

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An Evaluation of Virginia Tech’s Visioning Initiative

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Share this Post Photo by Erica Corder. The present has become fixated on the future. With the advent of Big Data, historical analysis has made way for predictive modeling and organizations around the world have followed suit. In that vein, Virginia Tech is stepping forward with a vision of what the future holds. In an effort to to improve on an institutional level, Beyond Boundaries, a one year visioning process that aims to reflect on Tech’s successes and failures and compare them to other top universities for the sake of growth, has begun self-examination to perfect a university that can …

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USAS Delivers Letter to President Sands

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Share this Post On April 21, over 40 students marched in Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands’ office to deliver a letter. This letter is one of several sent throughout the semester to President Sands that calls for him to pen a letter to Nike and put them on notice. The multinational shoe and clothing company has come under fire recently for their refusal to allow an independent workers’ rights organization called the Workers’ Rights Consortium to inspect their factories. While Nike’s actions do not necessarily mean they are in violation of any American or International law, the students and members …