Posts By: Kate

Kate Robertson is a features writer for Pretty Southern. Follow Kate on Twitter

December 31, 2013 Featured Variety

I come from a traditional Southern family. Both of my parents were born and raised in small North Carolina towns. I was born near my dad’s hometown and raised in Atlanta. In 2006, my dad’s job moved us above the Mason-Dixon Line to the Philadelphia suburbs. It’s a different world up there, but my family… Read more »

December 10, 2013 Featured

At Virginia Tech, football is a way of life.  Saturdays are reserved for tailgating and losing your voice with 66,233 of your closest friends.  It’s Blacksburg’s biggest party, or arguably Southwest Virginia’s biggest party, if you ask me. As my last season in Lane comes to a close, I look back on the last four… Read more »

August 19, 2013 Featured Opinion

I recently found Lauren’s piece “Love The South” and wanted to try something in a similar fashion myself. So I thought, what better way to kick off my senior year at Virginia Tech than a tribute to the place I’ve spent the last three years of my life, and where a final year awaits And… Read more »

July 23, 2013 Featured

When I looked out my window this morning, I didn’t see three rows of train tracks or hear a symphony of honking taxis.  Instead, I saw green grass and birds swarming our four feeders, and listened to my cat meowing outside my bedroom door. Toto, I have a feeling I’m not in London anymore.

A cup of English Breakfast tea goes great with any English breakfast.
June 17, 2013 Featured

I will admit up front: I am a coffee addict.  I drink an almost shameful amount of the magical liquid on a daily basis, thanks to my Keurig brewer and the abundance of coffee on Virginia Tech’s campus.  There’s a joke in the communication department that “caffeine is necessary to [our] continued health.”  It’s not… Read more »

June 9, 2013 Fashion Featured

London is an extremely fashionable city. People certainly dress to impress, and it works. Even the simplest outfits look like they should be modeled on a stage. Young men look especially dashing in button-downs and blazers, and young ladies are always classy in dresses or nice pants. I’m continually awed by the fashion scene here, and… Read more »