The Coffee Monologues: living la vida moka

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times As the summer progressed, and the heat from our downtown sidewalks remained steady, I found myself sipping on iced coffee more often during my work days. Seldom did I find myself longing for a hot drink amid those 90-degree temperatures, opting for the refreshing chill of…

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The Coffee Monologues: tripping on coffee

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times We first discussed the prospect of a road trip over coffee at Bollo’s one morning, one of Blacksburg’s local cafes. Warm house mugs in hand, we sat together at the small wooden table by the window, looking at his phone screen. The road trip had been planned entirely…

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Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book” marks new era for juxtaposing music genres

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times Chancelor Bennett, more commonly known as Chance the Rapper, emerged at the top of music charts in February 2016 with a feature on Kanye West’s latest album, “The Life of Pablo.” His distinguishable sound, easily identified by his elastic, high-energy vocals, and contribution to “Ultralight Beam,” the first, and arguably…

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The Coffee Monologues: excuse my French press

Emily McCaul, assistant lifestyles editor | The Collegiate Times Coffee. It is defined by some as happiness in a cup. According to Merriam-Webster, it is “a beverage made by percolation, infusion, or decoction from the roasted and ground seeds of a coffee plant.” “Decoction from the seeds of a coffee plant”? Someone once told me that…

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Coffee culture: Inside the caffeinated collegiate world

Who is a coffee drinker? What defines one? Freshman marketing major Ethan Thompson from Blacksburg, Va., also a barista, classifies himself as such. Thompson was one of 151 students surveyed in a form to see which majors at Virginia Tech drink the most coffee. The form asked students various questions, including “How many cups of coffee do you…

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Roshitsh takes back “Her Campus”

“I just want to make this my world,” said Kaley Roshitsh, a sophomore fashion merchandising and design major at Virginia Tech. Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, Roshitsh serves today as the campus correspondent for “Her Campus,” an online magazine for collegiate women. She acts as both the president and the editor-in-chief of the Virginia Tech chapter,…

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