eBlog: What Is Your Unchanging Constant?

What Is Your Unchanging Constant? Emily McCaul | Friday, March 23, 2018 I learned this week that I haven’t figured out life yet. Outrageous, I know. Growing up, the sweet people in my life attempted to lay out a formulaic path for me, show me the “right” things to do with my time, and point…

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eBlog: I Want to Live a Life Like That

I Want to Live a Life Like That Emily McCaul | Monday, February 5, 2018 What’s crazy is that I now live in a reality where my laptop is worth more than my living room furniture, mis-matched and pleathery as it is, it’s still mine—and I love it. But I spend more time in a…

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eBlog: “Called to Create”

“Called to Create” Emily McCaul | Tuesday, November 14, 2017 “I’m still trying to find my … calling.” The words caught in my throat as I rambled on about the woes of my life as a college senior. Sprawled on the floor of my poorly lit apartment, phone in one hand, peanut butter-pretzels in the…

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eBlog: When You Feel Yourself Drifting

When You Feel Yourself Drifting Emily McCaul | Sunday, October 15, 2017 Oh, Seattle. My heart misses you today—I wish I could step back into that uncharacteristically sunny summer. I liked catching the bus into the city each morning, sipping coffee in my favorite shop down the block from work—I liked feeling like a local….

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eBlog: Lights in the World

Sept. 14 | Today I’d like to curl up on the couch with a sweet latte and ignore the responsibilities that come with being a full-time student. I selfishly want time to myself; I want time to write about something other than assignments, and I want to capture every passing thought that scratches at the…

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The Coffee Monologues: Will travel for coffee

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times The sky was clear and the air was warm as we stepped out of our Civic and onto the familiar streets of downtown Roanoke. Inspired to venture out from Blacksburg for the day, we eagerly climbed up the steps of three coffeehouses. Upon leaving our apartments,…

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The Coffee Monologues: Winning in Starbucks, winning in life

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times For the coffee lovers on campus, Virginia Tech provides several options for its caffeine-craving students: Dunkin’ Donuts, Deet’s Place, EspressOasis, Peet’s and Au Bon Pain. The pastry shelves and coffee stirrers soon become familiar sights amid the bustling students’ school weeks. Among the growling list of coffee stops…

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The Coffee Monologues: What’s new at the campus coffee shop?

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times “This year we’ll be rolling out the cold brew,” said Leann Cook, operations manager of Deet’s Place. “It’s got a nice, smooth flavor to it.” “The objective is to try to get the flavors from the origins without compromising the flavor,” Cook said. “It’s a cold…

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Extraordinary Women: Carolyn Reilly of Four Corners Farm

Emily McCaul, editorial intern | Bella Magazine, print page 13 Carolyn Reilly is changing the way Roanoke eats. In addition to the many hats she wears as a wife, daughter, and mother of four, Carolyn continues to seek out healthy, natural living practices for the area, raising awareness through her roles as marketer, farmer and outreach personnel…

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