FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium. At least for now, U.S. health authorities say after being vaccinated, people should follow the same rules as everybody else about wearing a mask, keeping a 6-foot distance and avoiding crowds even after they’ve gotten their second vaccine dose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Ettinger: Outdated Laws Like A Face Mask Ban Only Help Those in Power

BLACKSBURG- We need to get our priorities straight and focus on protecting children, Eve argues, rather than enforcing a face mask ban.

Ettinger: The LGBTQ Community Needs More Than One Month of Support

BLACKSBURG-As we celebrate the LGBTQ community during Pride Month, it's important to recognize the fight for equality doesn't end on June 30.

Ettinger: Why The Colonial Pipeline Will Change My Primary Vote

BLACKSBURG-There was a detail about the Colonial Pipeline situation that we missed, Eve said. It's making them rethink their primary vote.

Ettinger: A Hard Conversation, But One That’s Needed

BLACKSBURG-Over the past week, stories of high profile men abusing their power sexually have cropped up again and again.

Peaceful protest at Monument Ave
Ettinger: Respectability Is Not Enough. We Need More.

BLACKSBURG-President Biden wrapped up his first 100 days in office this past week, and many on the left have been celebrating this time with a collective sigh of relief.

Marijuana legalization needs to be equitable, activists say
Ettinger: Questions From a Soon To Be First-Time Marijuana User

BLACKSBURG-The General Assembly didn't quite answer everything when they legalized marijuana. Eve Ettinger has some questions.

Ettinger: Social Stamina? What Social Stamina?

BLACKSBURG-As we start to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to relearn some social norms. People have to rebuild social stamina.