Review: The Conspirator
"The Conspirator" deals with the trial of the people who killed President Abraham Lincoln, and whether one of the alleged conspirators, a woman, was actually guilty. But in reality, the film isn't so much about her guilt as it is about what it means to be American, what the Constitution means, and why it still matters today.
Review: Source Code
An Interview with Lester Karlin
The Virginia Tech football program has been known for consistency whether it is winning in the Atlantic Coast Conference or a relatively low turnover among assistant coaches over the years. Clearly, though, the most steadfast member of the program is the equipment manager, who has been around since the days when Bill Dooley was coach.
Lester Karlin has been the equipment manager at Virginia Tech since 1978. In that time, he has seen the school rise from a virtue unknown to a team that contends each year for the ACC championship and a BCS Bowl bid.
Review: Barney's Version
Review: Blue Valentine
Review: Another Year
Hokies Sweep Terps in Decisive Victory
Although Virginia Tech won a definitive victory against Maryland on the road earlier this season, the Hokies knew that win would offer little advantage when the Terps came back to Cassell Coliseum looking for revenge. Unfazed, the Hokies held serve at home and notched an important late season victory 91-86.
"Kansas came out last night thinking they were going to beat Kansas State because of the first game and coach kind of talked to us about that. We just couldn't let that first game get to our heads," Malcolm Delaney said after the game.
Ovarian Cancer Alters Tech Student's Life
Iona Parks can change her hairstyle at a speed most girls would kill for. If you were to see her around Virginia Tech’s campus during the day, chances are her hair would look drastically different at dinner that night. Some would admire her versatility, but the wigs she wears tell a much more sobering truth: at just 19 years old, she is a survivor of ovarian cancer.
Feature: Unemployment of College Graduates.
The economic struggles that the United States has been experiencing are now affecting areas of society that once seemed secure.
Pets for Pets: Eliminating Stress and Saving Lives
Thibodeaux, an 8-month-old basset hound mix from the Pulaski County Humane Society, wasn’t afraid of anyone. His cold, wet nose sniffed the hands of passing students, and his tail thumped back and forth with growing excitement.
After a few minutes, a new object piqued his interest: a nearby backpack. He sniffed his way over to it, and then slipped his head through one of the straps. While the crowd laughed at his sudden interest in academia, he gave a few brief tugs with his shoulders in an attempt to lug away the bag full of books, review sheets and other reminders of upcoming finals, as if to say, “No worries, I’ve got this one.”
Spring Game Offers An Early Peek At The Hokies
The Hokies kick off their 2011 Spring Game Saturday at 2 p.m. in Lane Stadium.
The theme this year will be change. Gone are the likes of Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Williams and Darren Evans. Enter QB Logan Thomas and running back David Wilson. There are other changes. Coach Mike O’Cain will now call the plays, instead of offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring.
Also former players Shane Beamer and Cornell Brown are now back as assistant coaches. The Hokie football team looks to show the rest of Hokie Nation what it can expect to see this fall.
Review: Waste Land
Hokies Overpower Wildcats in First Round of NIT
Men's Basketball Stumble to Eagles at Home
Movie Review: The King's Speech
"The King's Speech" is the type of film that wins Oscars. With 12 nominations and a host of Best Picture awards in the past few months, it seems destined to sweep March's ceremonies.
It's tough to disagree. While "The Social Network" may be praised for its modernity and "Inception" for its inventiveness, "The King's Speech" is undoubtedly a great film. However, because the film is a historical drama and the climax involves a man with no power speaking into a microphone, many audience members may take that against the film. They should not.
The Rocket Chaser
In the Sunday morning light, Billy Rose’s black-rimmed glasses reflect a winter sky crisscrossed with airplane trails. As the greeter stands at the church doors, few realize that although his feet may be rooted to the ground, his dreams once soared much higher.
Born in eastern Kentucky, Rose and his family moved to Coalwood, W.Va., when he was just 2 years old. During the late 1950s, the Coalwood area was composed of about five different mining communities situated around the coal mine.
Mighty AMC has finally struck out.
They cancelled the stylish, slow burn thriller "Rubicon," the first of their critically acclaimed shows to be cancelled.