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      • Jul 17, 2018 Hokie Kindness is Contagious

        This past academic year I experienced a large amount of hardships and was overwhelmed with feelings of being lost, alone, and unmotivated. I had no interest in staying home in Texas for the summer and was fortunate enough to find an internship with Student Affairs, allowing me to stay in Blacksburg.

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      • Jul 10, 2018 Helping others feel good in their own skin

        During my freshman year, body image was never something I used to discuss. It wasn’t something I thought about, when in reality, it was constantly being engrained into my mind to think and look a certain way. Society has a way of pushing photos of women in other women’s faces that make you feel like if you aspire to look like that, you will be happy, rich, successful, and invincible. It’s something that isn’t talked about because it’s embarrassing and hush hush-- until it’s not.

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      • Jun 25, 2018 Change Your Mind

        My entire life I’ve heard people talk about life-changing experiences. How the first time that they stepped foot on their college campus, their life was changed. How they met someone who changed their life. Or how they moved to a new country and it changed their life. I’ve always wondered what this felt like and wondered if it had happened to me without even realizing. Sure, my life had changed several times. I had moved to different countries, traveled to different continents, started college, experienced losses, and each of those changed my life in small and large ways, but mostly in ways that make sense. I had never experienced the kind of life-changing journey that you read about in books until I went to Tanzania.

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      • Apr 27, 2018 A student’s perspective: My last column

        It took four years of determination, mental endurance, and procrastination to make it all the way through Virginia Tech, and in a matter of weeks it’ll all be over. On May 11, I’ll have the honor of participating in Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium commencement ceremony, on May 12 I’ll receive my diplomas, and I’m terrified to think of what May 13 will mean. Graduating seniors have been at this school for the last four or five years, but we’ve all been in school since we were five years old. So come May 13, with the exception of those attending graduate or professional schools, for many of us this will be the first time that we’ve ever really been without school. As much as we’ve all undoubtedly complained about school from time to time, or more likely everyday, it’s hard to imagine that such a defining chapter of our lives is simply going to end.

             

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