Student News

Bill Roth in Cassell Coliseum
Emily Maher has more riding on her predictions for this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament than years past. “Before, I would have been like, oh, I really like Duke’s uniforms, maybe I’ll pick them to win it,” said the Hokie senior majoring in multimedia journalism. “But now, this is fo...

Paying It Forward

Danielle Jeffers
Danielle Jeffers was packing for a study abroad trip to the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Switzerland when she received a letter from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Only moments before, the multimedia journalism major had been worrying about the logistical challenge...
Maria Jernigan and Team
Engineering, architecture, and liberal arts students swept the Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge, where 10 finalist teams that included students from business and other disciplines pitched their business ideas for a shot at prize money. The $15,000 first prize went to Maroon Assistive Te...

Catch a Wave

Andrew Knight
A surfer and an outdoor enthusiast, Andrew Knight sought adventure as he planned his study abroad experience. The senior from Richmond, Virginia, “wanted to go somewhere that wasn’t a traditional study-abroad location.” In planning the experience, he said, “it was exciting for me to look at the map...
Cadet Brett Smith of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets leads Golf Company into Lane Stadium during the pregame ceremonies.
Cadet Brett Smith has wanted to be a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force for as long as he can remember. Smith, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets senior majoring in physics through the Virginia Tech Honors College with minors in mathematics and leadership studies, comes from an Air Force f...
The War Memorial Pylons at night.
The War Memorial Pylons are reminders of Virginia Tech’s values — brotherhood, duty, honor, leadership, loyalty, sacrifice, service, and Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). To showcase the university’s core tenets and to recognize students who reflect these ideals, the Department of Communication held its...
Stefnie Cerny sits on a desk in her workspace holding a selection of paintbrushes.
Stefnie Cerny had always loved theatre. Yet, until starting her studies at Virginia Tech, she had never imagined she could combine it with her greatest passion — painting. Cerny will be graduating this month with a double major in studio art in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies ...
Mirna Veronica Palacio Ornelas (left), a graduate student in the creative writing master’s degree program, enjoys a moment of presymposium planning with Veronica Montes, assistant director of El Centro.
Rays of sun stream through the skylights above El Centro, and for a moment the atmosphere feels reminiscent of a mild afternoon. The light soon takes second place to the warmth within the Hispanic and Latino cultural and community center at Virginia Tech. For those who self-identify as La...
Anthony Kwame Harrison teaches a class, “Foundations of Hip Hop.”
This exhibit documents and celebrates the academic and extracurricular history of hip hop at Virginia Tech.
In June 1945, Private Elias Friedensohn of Bronx, New York, was photographed while working for the U.S. Army at a supply distribution center in Paris.
In honor of Veterans Day, Virginia Tech and the National Archives will host a transcribe-a-thon to make accessible an unusual collection of wartime documents — 65,000 pages of uncensored reflections written by U.S. soldiers during World War II. The American Soldier in World War II transcribe-a-th...