Feature: Unemployment of College Graduates.
The economic struggles that the United States has been experiencing are now affecting areas of society that once seemed secure.
Hokies Lock Conference Title Over 'Noles
Virginia Tech sealed its season of undefeated ACC play with a solid win over the Florida State Seminoles to be crowned ACC champions for the third time in four years on Saturday.The Hokies soundly defeated the Seminoles 44-33, putting their electrifying offense and shutdown defense on exhibition for a crowd of 72,379 fans in the bitter cold of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Taylor, Hokies Handle Hoos
Virginia Tech (10-2, 8-0 ACC) completed its last regular season game Saturday afternoon with a win over in-state rival University of Virginia (4-8, 1-7 ACC) 37-7 at Lane Stadium.
This marks the first time in 11 years that an ACC team has gone undefeated in the ACC portion of their schedule.
PBTV: FMDS Fall Fashion Show
Radford Cadets Take on Sandhurst Competition
Ryan Thursby and a group of Radford University ROTC cadets are up before the sun and enduring grueling workouts while many students are still warm in their beds.
They've been training for a competition that will test both their mental and physical strength and push them farther than they’ve ever gone before.
This weekend 11 Army ROTC cadets will travel over 17 rough miles through the mountains near Fort Knox, Ky., to participate in challenging events along the way. The time has come for the annual Sandhurst ROTC competition that will take place Nov. 5-7.
An Interview with ESPN Radio Host, Sean Bielawski
Sean Bielawski, 24, hosts The Sean Bielawski Show on ESPN Radio Blacksburg. The charismatic and well-spoken host from Roanoke, Va. has had an interesting journey to the job he has today.
Barbara Kingsolver and Steven Hopp Visit Tech to Discuss Common Book
In the midst of Sustainability Week, Virginia Tech received a couple visitors from a small town an hour and a half south of the Blacksburg campus. Barabara Kingsolver and her husband, Steven Hopp, entertained a full Burruss Auditorium on Sept. 14. The pair read excerpts of their book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life," and answered audience questions.
Virginia Tech's Chocolate Day Delivers Delicious Treats
Wednesday, Sept. 22, was Chocolate Day at Dietrick Dining Hall. The crowds piled in for the breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, which included a variety of chocolate choices to pick from in conjunction with the usual meals offered.
D2's operating hours were normal all day Wednesday and students were billed the same amount like usual. However, some of the food offered was anything but standard.
Pets for Pets: Eliminating Stress and Saving Lives
Thibodeaux, an 8-month-old basset hound mix from the Pulaski County Humane Society, wasn’t afraid of anyone. His cold, wet nose sniffed the hands of passing students, and his tail thumped back and forth with growing excitement.
After a few minutes, a new object piqued his interest: a nearby backpack. He sniffed his way over to it, and then slipped his head through one of the straps. While the crowd laughed at his sudden interest in academia, he gave a few brief tugs with his shoulders in an attempt to lug away the bag full of books, review sheets and other reminders of upcoming finals, as if to say, “No worries, I’ve got this one.”
Sharyn McCrumb To Appear Tonight At Radford University
Angry circus owners lynched an old female elephant in front of a mob of 500 in 1916.
This is one of the factual, key aspects New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb uses in one of her recent novels, “The Devil Amongst the Lawyers.”
“The Devil Amongst the Lawyers” is a fictional tale following the life and career of a reporter in Wise County, Va., who grew up knowing the stories about, Mary, the circus elephant that was lynched in Johnson City, Tenn., for trampling her trainer.
An Interview with Andrew McMahon, Lead Singer of Jack's Mannequin
On Oct. 14, Jack's Mannequin played at Burruss Hall after a summer touring with Something Corporate. Planet Blacksburg sat with him just before the show and asked about the next album, his progression as a songwriter and a recent shakeup with the lineup of Jack's Mannequin.
Dispelling the Roma Myth
Of course not all Roma are criminals. The Roma, or Gypsies, as they would prefer not to be called, are a nomadic people moving freely throughout Western Europe and elsewhere. Unfortunately, their criminal stereotype well precedes them, and that is making several European nations nervous.
PBTV: Popular Zumba Class Offers Dance Workouts
Virginia Tech held its largest Zumba fitness class on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Check out what some of the participants had to say about the class.
International Street Fair Is Again A Sign Of Blacksburg's Diversity
College Avenue in Blacksburg was closed to traffic on a recent Saturday afternoon as rows of booths lined the street on either side. International student clubs were proudly displaying their country’s flags, culture and food.
For anyone afoot that afternoon, the overpowering smell of chicken, coconuts, duck and other foreign foods was hard to miss. Music resonated along the street, as colorful performers danced to traditional music from their respective countries.
PBTV: Weekly News Wrap-Up
On the last Weekly News Wrap-Up of the semester, Virginia Tech raises tuition again, a local orchestra made from laptops and Wii controllers goes on tour, and we talk with some of PBTV's original crew members as they reflect on the past few years and what they hope for PBTV's future.
WBC Presence Reminded That April Is A Month Of Protest And Grieving In Blacksburg
About 150 students and local residents gathered at the Graduate Life Center Plaza at Virginia Tech, and then at the corner of Main and Roanoke streets in downtown Blacksburg earlier this month as a counter-protest to a controversial appearance by the notorious Westboro Baptist Church.
The Westboro Baptist Church has received nationwide attention due to its protesting of slain military members’ funerals as well as its anti-gay and anti-Semitic protests.