November 19, 2016

Anyone that goes to this school knows the line “We are Virginia Tech.” A famous line written by Nikki Giovanni after the events that transpired on April 16, 2007. A broken people brought together under a common banner of unity.

Division eats at the heart of who we are a...

November 10, 2016

This is about the time of year that the crushing weight of school comes crashing down hardest on many of us. Exam week is bad but the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving are consecutive weeks with a single day of respite since school started up in August. The everyday gri...

October 27, 2016

Halloween is in a week, a holiday that, for college students, has become more synonymous with parties and revealing outfits than scares, frights, and the supernatural. Haunted houses still hold their appeal for many of us and the frequency with which horror movies are...

October 17, 2016

I was once asked what my influences are when I write and I had to stop and think about it. Sure, there’s an inner desire to emulate those things that led you to paint, draw, or write but as far as influences go I was at a loss.

And then it hit me.

It’s everything. Everyt...

October 14, 2016

 Artist Spotlight - Lynn Hershman Leeson

The Moss Arts Center is, unbelievably, the forgotten treasure of Virginia Tech. Despite being one of, if not the biggest building on campus, too many students never set foot inside of it during their time at Tech. It’s a pity – d...

October 5, 2016

How far do you walk on campus every week going to-and-from classes, to the bus stop, or back to your dorm, how many times do you trek across The Drillfield for some Chick-Fil-A? I know I’m particularly guilty of that last one.

And yet, how much time do you keep your hea...

September 26, 2016

Oculus and the HTC Vive have already released earlier this year and in a few weeks, the PlayStation VR will launch. Years from now, 2016 will be remembered as the year of Virtual Reality. It’s not farfetched to say – so why aren’t we giving it its due importance, today...

September 19, 2016

Throughout the semester, Silhouette will be covering a number of the readings and workshops given by various writers who will be sharing readings from poems, stories, and give insight into their writing process.  While specific spotlights will be written up on the indi...

September 13, 2016

(or Stop Telling Me You’re... if the above is too fiery/obnoxious/whatever)

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard “Oh, that’s wonderful, I’ve always wanted to...” or “I’m just planning on...” or any variation of these phrases. Stop telling me what you’re going...

September 11, 2016

Literature and art transcend any geopolitical boundaries. They’re an expression of humanity that’s purely honest. Once every four years this language is brought to the sporting world where the sculptors are the athletes, toiling away for hours at a time on the form of...

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