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5 Things You Need to Know About

Rebecca Knicely Music: Savages: The Savages are a British all-female post-punk rock band, which formed in 2011.  This is a well-known band in the UK which is becoming popular worldwide.  “Husbands,” is the first single of the group which helped prove their status as a punk rock band which is hard to come by since […]

Classics Corner: R&B poineer assembles his ‘Greatest Hits’

Wm. Christian Stephens Born to a family of sharecroppers in Forrest City, Ar. on April 13, 1946 Al Greene (who later he dropped the “e” from his surname) was one of the 1970s most popular vocalists. At the young age of nine, Green was enlightened by music. He and his three brothers formed a […]

St. Albans Valentine’s Scar: Till death do us part

Leonel Cabrera When a couple thinks of something to do around Radford, a stop at St. Albans sanatorium isn’t the first thing that pops into their mind. But from Feb. 15-16 from 7 to 10 p.m., that’s exactly what a handful of brave souls did, when they visited the St. Albans, “Forever and Always” […]

Side Effects: blowing viewers away with twists and turns

If you’re looking to have your mind blown, make your way to the theater to see “Side Effects” as soon as possible! Although the trailers played on TV do not do this film justice, it has received five stars in my book.  With an outstanding, and well-known cast it is impossible to take your attention […]

Lamours: Celebrating 25 years of business

Laura and Ralph

Rebecca Knicely At the young age of 12, Laura Lamoureux knew she wanted to be a business owner.  She was a papergirl for The Roanoke Times and was able to have an income as an adolescent.  Her inspiration for hippie clothing and apparel came from a shop in downtown Blacksburg, called Fringe Benefit where […]

Original Kitchen Recipes: Baked Turkey Ziti

Hannah Lindquist Ingredients: 1 pound dry ziti pasta 1 onion chopped 1 pound ground turkey 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 jars spaghetti sauce (your choice) provolone cheese slices (enough to cover top) 1 1/2 cups  sour cream 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese grated Parmesan Directions: 1. Bring large pot of water to a boil. […]

Jenn’s Original Kitchen Creations: Southwest Chicken Bowl

Jennifer Werner Ingredients: 1/2 avocado diced 1 lime 2 tbsp Greek yogurt 1 1/4 tsp Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning 7 oz. black beans For the Rice: 2 cups water 1 cup Great Value brown rice 1 tsp butter dash of cayenne dash of garlic powder dash of chili powder For the Chicken: 2 large […]

Five things you need to know about

Wm. Christian Stephens Music: “Started from the Bottom” After winning the category for Best Rap Album for Take Care at the 55th Grammy Awards, Drake released a music video for his single “Started From The Bottom.” In a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest, Drake revelaed that his upcoming album will be called Nothing Was […]

Classics Corner: Late singer leaves her final mark for fans

Wm. Christian Stephens Singer, Actress Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York. At 11 the young singer took the stage on the popular television show Star Search. Although she did not go far on the contest Aaliyah managed to sign a contract with Jive Records at the young age […]

The “Jazz Doctors” performance trio

Jesse Lykins Any music major would tell you that concerts are not at a minimum on this campus. Just about every night there is some kind of performance or show being held in the performance hall at the Covington Center, ranging from excitable percussion ensemble concerts to inspirational choir performances even to laid back […]

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