November 19, 2016

Every month, an open mic night is hosted on the first floor of Newman Library. Poems and short stories are presented from writers all across Virginia Tech’s highly talented campus. They share their work for the enjoyment of an attentive audience, an hour and a half of...

November 10, 2016

The publication of The Silhouette’s Fall 2016 is fast approaching and I had the opportunity to exchange emails with this semester’s cover artist, Bryanna Dering. Bryanna is currently spending a semester abroad but, fortunately, that didn’t stop her from sharing her bea...

November 2, 2016

It is generally agreed that presenting your work is a Very Good Thing. Notice the capitalization, it emphasizes the general consensus of goodness. ‘Good’ as in it allows work to reach a wider audience, for aspiring artists to receive love, feedback. After all, if the a...

October 17, 2016

Besides being a blogger for Silhouette, I have the absolute pleasure to serve as a fiction editor. The submission process allowed me to read fantastic work from writers throughout the Virginia Tech community. After making the excruciating decisions on the three stories...

October 17, 2016

Congratulations, Virginia Tech, we made it through mid-terms! Hopefully it wasn’t a completely atrocious experience, hopefully you vaguely knew the material you were tested on. With that behind us, we can now focus on far more important things: what television show is...

October 5, 2016

Submissions have officially closed for the Silhouette’s Fall 2017 edition and that means the hopeful artists, poets, and writers are left to sit nervously ringing their hands. To ease the anxiety, we’re putting personality to the staff’s names and, maybe more important...

September 28, 2016

               On Thursday, just after the majority of students migrated off-campus, when Turner crowds died down and the Burruss bells were heard, a group of writers gathered in Shanks 370/380. It was a modest gathering, large by English departmental standards, and ha...

September 19, 2016

           

            We’re plunging into Homecoming week tomorrow.

            Monday marks the first day of public space campaigning and this year marks the second year since shifting the focus away from traditional t...

September 13, 2016

I’m not alone in my almost superhuman ability to justify procrastination; if it was an Olympic sport, every collegiate in the world would be competitively qualified. Even outside of essays and readings, crunched into the final hour, I have a mentality of “I’ll do it la...

September 11, 2016

           

            An adage has plagued the lifestyle of a writer: success comes from being married to the work. Perhaps there’s some truth to it; writers are notorious for unrequited or failed relationships. We can...

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