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 »

June 2, 2013 Featured Variety

Hi from London, y’all!  I’m writing from my flat in the Bethnal Green neighborhood with a lovely view of the London skyline from my window. For the next month, I will be studying with twelve other students and three professors from Virginia Tech’s English department. We use London itself as our “text” to learn about… Read more »

May 2, 2013 News Variety

Virginia Tech’s motto is “Ut Prosim,” which is Latin for “that I may serve.” Hokie Nation lives up to this every day of every year. My favorite examples of Ut Prosim in action are our annual day of service, The Big Event, and Relay for Life.

September 8, 2012 Variety

The Tutu Man is about to take flight, but Lord knows to where! We do love his pink parasol and frilly skirt. Perfect for a Southern girl wanting to play dress-up or for a grown adult marching in the DragonCon parade. This is just one of many crazy costumes witnessed by Karen Hatchett at this… Read more »

July 19, 2011 Featured Variety

Y’all hopefully have read the book by now. If not, go find a copy of “The Help” a.s.a.p This story by Atlanta’s very own literary goddess Kathryn Stockett is right up there with the great Southern stories of all time: Driving Miss Daisy, Steel Magnolia’s, and Gone With the Wind. This is a story about… Read more »