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Music News

Virginia Tech’s ‘Enter Sandman’ Entry Registered on Seismograph

The slow but explosive build of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" just seems ready made to be a sports anthem, which is why it's been part of Virginia Tech's college football tradition for years. But how much does the band's entrance theme rile up the crowd? Well, this weekend's entrance for the home opener actually registered on seismographs.While not technically earthquake level, it was pretty easy to spot exactly when the football-hungry […]

todaySeptember 6, 2021

Music News

Watch Dave + Virginia Grohl Sing ‘You’re So Vain’ in Series Promo

As we've seen recently, there's plenty of talent in Dave Grohl's family and we get to hear a little of the singing voice of Dave's mom Virginia during a car ride sing-along of the Carly Simon hit "You're So Vain" in a promo clip for the new From Cradle to Stage series.The video opens with mother and son sharing a car ride harmonizing on Simon's 1972 chart-topping single. Dave's drumming instincts […]

todayMay 5, 2021 3

Technology

Fallout 76’s wasteland West Virginia is for lovers

Date night, for my fiancée and I, is all about closeness and intimacy. Sometimes that looks like cooking our favorite meal together, having a few cocktails after dinner, and talking the night away. Other times, however, it looks like us playing a video game set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where she’s a laser-gun-wielding punk rock goddess and I’m a machete-toting psychopath who collects teddy bears. Variety, they say, is the […]

todayMarch 31, 2021 8

Entertainment

Lester Holt Surprises Virginia 20-Year-Old With Animation Scholarship

After his handwritten cover letter went viral on LinkedIn, professional training academy and studio Exceptional Minds offered Ryan Lowry, who is on the autism spectrum, a scholarship to its summer animation program. “I am interested in a job in animation, or in IT,” Lowry wrote in the viral letter to his potential future employer. “I realize that someone like you will have to take a chance on me, I don’t learn […]

todayMarch 20, 2021 3 2

Politics

Important New Lawsuit Challenges Attempted Racial Balancing at Prominent Selective Virginia Public High School – Reason.com

The 25-page suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against Brabrand and the Fairfax school board, charges that the revisions to TJ's admissions process were specifically meant to drive down the number of Asian American students enrolled at the school and cites presentations and comments made by the superintendent and school board members to try to prove that point. As described in the […]

todayMarch 16, 2021 1 2

Sports

Virginia Pulls Out of A.C.C. Tournament Because of Coronavirus

Conferences that place multiple teams in the tournament — as the A.C.C. and Big 12 are likely to do — face an altogether different scenario if one of their schools withdraws. If a team from a conference with more than one school in the bracket will not be able participate in the tournament, organizers will look at four designated replacement teams from across college basketball and slot one into the […]

todayMarch 13, 2021 4

Politics

New Virginia PAC forms to diversify state’s political landscape

As Rathod sees it, these are “the candidates most receptive to diversity in their staffing, not only within the campaign, but if they become governor, how are they going to staff — especially at cabinet and senior level positions — [with aides] that are more reflective of the diversity of the commonwealth,” he said. Lack of diversity within campaigns has been a longstanding issue in both Democratic and Republican politics. […]

todayMarch 8, 2021

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