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 28, 2016

Vincent van Gogh's painting, "Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity's Gate)."

            There’s a stereotype that the people that find their home in the creative realms are subject to suffering, and that stereotype most likely stems from our predecessors and our current crea...

September 26, 2016

Glossolalia kicked off the new school year with an open mic night at She-Sha Café and Hookah Lounge on Thursday, September 22nd from 9-11 pm.

Glossolalia officers Forrest Rike and Paul Veracka announced readers as both undergraduate students and graduate students shared...

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 21, 2016

In the words of Robert Frost: “Retard the sun with gentle mist; / Enchant the land with

amethyst.” Photo Credits: Kirsten Corbman

There are so many things to love about summer, like the air conditioning that will save

you from heat stroke and the daily debate of whether o...

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 19, 2016

The American Shakespeare Center, usually housed at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia, traveled to Blacksburg to perform “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” on September 15, 2016. The small cast of 10-12 actors played many roles at the iconic theater, The Lyric,...

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 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...

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