Virginia Tech’s ‘doodler’ brings campus to life in stressful times (copy) |

“I try to get a lot of our staff and wage employees, because they’re like our heroes,” he said.

Before the pandemic, White would spend an hour before work every day sitting at a Starbucks in Christiansburg, where he lives, sketching customers.

“I love watching people. Just being an anthropologist,” he said. “Cannot get enough of it.”

On a recent Wednesday, White describes his doodling process as he sketches a skating rink put up for one of Tech’s five “well-being days,” this semester, devised to split up spring break. It also happens to be St. Patrick’s Day, and White is

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