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Boutique closes to start new venture

New fitness studio changes up cardio BY KELLY CLINE | news editor

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CARLA CRAFT summer lifestyles editor

A downtown ladies boutique is closing its doors to move in the direction of a local artisan-based shop. 8 Petals, located next to the UPS Store on North Main Street, sells upscale women’s clothing, shoes and locally made jewelry and candles. The store has been open since November 2012, but will be closing its doors by the end of August. Instead of closing due to financial difficulties, owner Jane Ellen Cranwell of Blacksburg has had a lot of things change in her life recently, and says that her priorities have shifted. “I didn’t want to be tied down to that see 8 PETALS / page two

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Cardio Uncaged owners Krystal Profitt and Shannon Wright pose for a photo in their new facility.

With emphasis on group exercise and individual experience, Cardio Uncaged invites varied membership

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lacksburg residents have a new way to stay fit. Cardio Uncaged, an all group fitness studio, officially opened its doors on July 20 in Hethwood Square Shopping Center, offering the public a new and differ-

ent way to workout. Owners and managing partners Krystal Profitt and Shannon Wright started the new fitness center with the intent of creating an intimate, positive atmosphere to make clients’ workouts

something they can look forward to. “Our hope at Cardio Uncaged is to build a community of people who want to support each other toward their goal to get healthy,” Profitt said. Cardio Uncaged offers weekly sessions of six classes see STUDIO / page two

Media Day leaves questions unanswered TAMIA SPELLS sports writer

Virginia Tech’s 15th annual football team media day shed light on many unanswered questions, as well as possible position changes for the upcoming season. The event began around noon with a press conference where head coach Frank Beamer welcomed the media

and opened with his impressions of his team thus far. “I’ve really been pleased so far with how we’ve practiced. I’ve been pleased with the leadership of our kids,” Beamer said. The floor was then opened for questions, a majority of which centered on the uncertainty at key positions. “We certainly have a lot of question marks still on our

team; it’s just how many of those can we get solved and feel good about before we open up with a team like Alabama,” Beamer said. The defensive players selected for the press conference included seniors Kyle Fuller, Jack Tyler, Derrick Hopkins and James Gayle, and addressed what the uncersee FOOTBALL / page eight

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Studio: Gym offers classes based on community

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taught by skilled instructors, such as Zumba fitness, Zumba toning, Insanity and others. The owners pride themselves in their fitness center’s structured set-up and accessibility, offering visibility by spending time in the front of the center and by teaching some of the classes themselves. They hope through these efforts, clients can see them and get to know them, furthering their goal to provide a personable and comfortable workout environment. “The mission was to have a place where people can come together and not feel threatened when they walk in,” Wright said. “It makes it a lot more focused on fun rather than feeling like you’re dragging yourself to the gym. You can just come in your work out clothes, take the class and go home. It’s just one of those

things that’s supposed to be a very easy and fun experience and that’s going to make people want to continue working out.”

The mission was to have a place where people can come together and not feel threatened when they walk in. Shannon Wright Co-Owner

The classes focus on a range of physical aspects including strength building, cardio fitness and meditation. Cardio Uncaged offers new clients’ fi rst class for free. After that, a single class rate is $8, a day pass with unlimited uses is $12 and punch card passes, three-month passes,

and year-long passes are also offered with discounts for students and local businesses from 25-30%, Wright said. Cardio Uncaged encourages members to contact the owners with new class ideas, from hip-hop to martial arts to pilates. “We are open to bringing new types of fitness to members,” Wright said. Profitt said Cardio Uncaged has been attracting a lot of professionals, grad students, and professors, though they anticipate a wider client base in the future. “We’re looking to add a Zumba gold class and walk live — a walking class targeted to a more senior population,” Profitt said, citing the gym’s methods to broaden community outreach. Members of Cardio Uncaged say they enjoy the way the center is set up and how different it is from typical gyms. “I enjoy it because of the overall fun atmosphere,”

said Haley Critts, a member who participates in the Zumba classes as well as Kick Boxing and Insanity. “I don’t feel intimidated when I go in there. Everybody is welcoming and excited. That’s what makes Cardio different. It’s just fun.” Molly Wagner, another member of Cardio Uncaged, likes the consistency in the clientele during programs. “It’s totally fun to go work out with people who know your name,” Critts said. “One of the cool things is that everyone who’s going now, you usually see them in a couple different classes so you really get to know them. Just getting that daily encouragement to go to the gym keeps you working hard toward your personal and group goals.” The new fitness center will be hosting an open house on Saturday, August 17, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and welcomes the community to

enjoy a casual get-together. Visitors will be able to sample a variety of classes offered by the center, such as Zumba, Boot Camp, Insanity, Turbo Kick and Yoga. “We just wanted to have a way for the public to come in and tour the studio, meet the instructors, and demo the classes,” Profitt said. The open house will feature refreshments, giveaways and music in the hopes of encouraging people to break out of their regular fitness routine and try something new.

more info Single class pass: $8 Day pass: $12 10-use punchcard: $50 3 month membership: $50 per month year membership: $40 per month

8 Petals: Owner to move business in more local direction

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store anymore,” Cranwell said. However, instead of just calling it quits, Cranwell decided to close 8 Petals to move some of its wares to a location behind the original store. The new store will face the Blacksburg Farmers Market and be located adjacent to Excellent Table and the Blacksburg Farmers Market office and storefront. The new shop will be called Sutol, which is the name of Cranwell’s already popular organic candle brand. She explained that Sutol is “lotus” spelled backward, and it is pronounced “subtle.” She was drawn to the lotus because it has a special meaning to her. After weathering a lot of adversity over the past

few years with the loss of loved ones, the lotus flower stands as a sign of hope and renewal. “A lotus starts growing in the mud, and continues to grow in the light,” Cranwell said. “There’s significance to why the candles are called that. The whole (process and product) has a lot of meaning to me.” Sotul will offer some of the popular items originally sold in 8 Petals, such as fashion scarves and a line of seamless, sports and bandeau bras. In addition to the candles that Cranwell and her sister Kitty Branch produce, Sotul will also sell handcrafted jewelry made by one of her current sales associates. Brittany Folcik has been see SUTOL / page six


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Modern mainstream music lacks lyrical genius O

ver the past three or four years, pop music became a catch-all for music that pays little attention to lyrics. For example, Pitbull can release a new song by yelling gibberish and adding a catchy hook in the middle, and it automatically becomes a Top 40 hit. New artists have dropped the bar so low for lyrics that formerly great lyricists Patrick Stump, from Fall Out Boy, and Adam Levine, from Maroon 5, can get away with writing meaningless garbage and receiving popular success. A few notable exceptions to this trend include rapper Macklemore and electronic artist Avicii, but are overshadowed by many artists trying too hard to impress a mass of people that do

not appreciate the power of amazing lyrics. Queen was one of the most influential bands of the 20th century — their music sounded amazing and the lyrics were powerful and came from the heart. Pitting that against “light it up, up, up, light it up, up up, light it up, up, up, I’m on fire,” the chorus of Fall Out Boys’ hit single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark,” shows the extreme difference in today’s quality of lyricism. Many music fans shy away from lyrical genius and replace it with anything that sounds catchy. This explains why artists like Pitbull and Flo Rida continue to have successful careers. Flo Rida has not been relevant in my playlist since he came out with the song “Right Round”

in 2009. Listeners should not allow artists to repackage the same song over and over, as Flo Rida has done for over four years. I should not have to look to electronic dance music and heavy metal for real lyrics, but currently, those two genres possess more lyrical genius than pop and mainstream rock. And while I am not saying every song has to be a lyrical masterpiece, it would be nice to hear one on the radio once in awhile. The hits are a complete miss right now, and it shows that there is no better time to invest in a satellite radio. RYAN TURK - regular columnist - junior - BIT major

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Comedy highlights family values in untraditional way

Family is never easy. But imagine putting people who are not even related together and forcing them to be a family. The product is “We’re the Millers.” In, what I believe to be the best comedy of the summer, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter play a fake family in order to help Sudeikis’ character smuggle marijuana over the Mexican border. The plot follows the family’s trek across the border in their RV while trouble follows. This movie made me laugh from the beginning to the end. The dialogue was good, but the humor was what made this movie memorable. The actors’ delivery and execution were flawless and not corny in any way. What made the story even funnier was that even though the Millers were a fake family, they acted exactly like a real family. What put this movie over the top was the performance of Kenny, played by Will Poulter, as the kind-hearted neighbor without a family. He is awkward, sweet and really wants to help Sudeikis’ character. His naivety makes his role even funnier. Kenny doesn’t see how awkward and strange he is, which makes the audience love him even more. Emma Roberts’ character was necessary, but she did not have any standout moments to make her role memorable. Her main purpose, I believe for being involved, is that she really wants a family because she had runaway from hers.

As the movie goes on, we see how comfortable she gets with the Millers, which adds a heartwarming quality to the film. This movie does have its typical movie parts, like how Sudeikis’ character actually has had a crush on Aniston’s character since she moved into the apartment complex. Though we’ve seen it before, the love interest is a cute moment nonetheless. While this movie is a com-

edy and meant to make fun of an unrealistic situation, it shows the importance of family. Just because the people in this movie aren’t related by blood or know each other that well, it shows that a family is a group of people who will stand by and protect each other. HAYDEN ROBERTS - lifestyles staff writer - junior - communication major

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L to R: Donaldven Manning, Davion Tookes, Jarontay Jones, Adam Tarascheke

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The Virginia Tech football roster shrank a little this weekend as a number of players announced their departure from the team. The list included sophomore cornerback Donaldven Manning, redshirt freshman cornerback Davion Tookes, redshirt freshman defensive lineman Jarontay Jones and redshirt freshman offensive lineman Adam Tarascheke. Manning announced he was considering transferring on Saturday after defensive coordinator Bud Foster announced that freshmen Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson would be the top two corners competing for injured Antone Exum’s open spot. On Sunday, it was officially announced that Manning was going to transfer. Head coach Frank Beamer spoke with reporters about Manning’s decision Monday. “If I could help him get somewhere else I’d be glad to. I think maybe another situation would be better for him. You got two freshmen that moved in (to cornerback) and did very well and I think that was part of the issue.” Secondary coach Torrian Gray said the loss of Manning would affect the depth in the backfield. “Hopefully we can stay healthy. Manning would have added depth to us and helped special team wise,” Gray said. “We got to stay healthy, if we get any injuries we got to be able to shift guys around.”

Tookes is another cornerback that announced he would be leaving the program. Tookes was a part of the 2012 signing class. He redshirted last season and was not expected to see any significant playing time this season. Jones and Tarascheke were also both 2012 signees who decided to transfer. They both redshirted last season and were not expected to make a significant impact this year. None of these three scholarship players gave a reason for their decision to leave. Head coach Frank Beamer said there were a variety of reasons that led to the players’ choices. “Some of them are injurywise, some of them was getting on with their school and some of them was just giving up football,” Beamer said. “It’s kind of a mixed bag in there.” Greg Jones, a walk-on free safety, also decided to leave because of a shoulder surgery he had in the spring. As of now Jake Goins, an offensive lineman, is not on the team due to medical reasons. There is no word yet on whether he will return. While, Coach Beamer expressed sadness for the decisions of these players, he said he has no hard feelings toward them. “Virginia Tech is not for everyone, college football is not for everyone. You have to be special,” Beamer said. “If there is a place that’s better for them, I’m going to help that guy. When we recruit him I want his life to turn out good whether it’s here or somewhere else.”

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Sutol: New store to focus on candles, jewelry, accessories from page two

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working at 8 Petals for the past three months. She moved to the area to start school at the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga. She believes the new location will be beneficial for Sotul and its handcrafted, locally-made wares. “I think it’ll help to be back there with the farmers market,” Folcik said. Ellen Stewart, the market director of the Blacksburg Farmers Market agrees that the farmers market may benefit the new store. “There’s a lot of potential in the famer’s market base,” said

Stewart. “Since we’ve opened up our own storefront, we have had a good flow of people coming through all throughout the week, not just when the actual market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. (Sotul) would probably be of interest to the people who come to the farmers market.” Going from selling high-end women’s clothing to handmade candles and jewelry is quite a shift on the retail spectrum. Cranwell explained that although she enjoyed owning 8 Petals, she just didn’t feel right selling the expensive clothing. The candle making is meaningful to her, and it brings her

a lot of fulfillment. She hopes that her candles and other handcrafted wares will bring the same happiness to her customers that they do to her. “Women loved (the clothing) and they bought them, but then they’d worry about how much money they had just spent,” Cranwell said. “At Sutol, I want people to feel great when they leave. I want them to come in and buy things that enrich them, not something that will leave them struggling with the purchase. A little bit of love goes into each of those candles. It’s fulfilling for me, and I hope it will be for the people who buy them.”

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Football: Players and coaches talk upcoming season from page one

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“No pressure, just opportunity. We have the opportunity to hold our team until the offense is ready to come up to speed,” said defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins. He continued, “they will (come up to speed) as time goes on and they practice more. They will start to match.” Defensive coordinator Bud Foster followed the defensive players and had several questions to answer concerning who would replace Exum. “Really I think we’ve got two outstanding prospects with Brandon Facyson and Kendall Fuller. Those two are battling right now for the number one corner going into this first game until we get (Exum) back.” As depth charts continue to switch around during camp, there is evident competition for more than just the cornerback position. Offensive lineman Andrew Miller, quarterback Logan Thomas, tailback Trey Edmunds and tailback JC Coleman were the offensive

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players selected to follow Coach Foster at the press conference. “I feel like everyone in the running back run is able to come out and make exceptional plays. I feel we all work hard in practice every day and we all get after it and we all push each other and we help each other learn,” Edmunds said. Despite the question marks and unsettled positions, one thing has been made clear: this is Thomas’s team. Hokie fans and spectators should prepare to see a more “take charge” quarterback this year. “I just kind of realized that its time to step up. (Coach Loeffler) was extra motivation for me to start doing so,” Thomas said. The football team wrapped up the day with a scrimmage Saturday night. The Hokies have two more weeks of camp and two more scrimmages before they face the two-time national defending champion Alabama in the Georgia Dome for the Chickfil-A College Kick Off game on August 31.

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Virginia Tech announced the football team will play a home and home series against Penn State in 2022 and 2023, on Wednesday. The series will start out in Blacksburg on September 17, 2022. It will be the first time the Hokies have ever played the Nittany Lions in football.

The Lions are the fourth Big Ten team that the Hokies have scheduled for the future. They also have Ohio State in 201415, Wisconsin in 2019-20 and Michigan in 2020-21. Tech has only played three other current members of the Big Ten: Indiana, Nebraska and Michigan. Tech is 3-2 against the teams, one of the losses being the Sugar Bowl loss to Michigan in 2012.


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