This Week’s MCTV

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MCTV Newscast: 2-25

In this week's edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Justin Gonzales and Alyssa Herzog are in studio with the latest look at all the news and information from around campus. First, we have a look back at this week's SGA Candidate Forum. If you're feeling … [More]

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Blossom, a young domesticated prairie dog owned by Texas Tech librarian Rob Weiner, explores TheHub@TTU newsroom. Weiner said most of his pet prairie dogs respond to their own name.

Prairie Dogs Serve as Loyal, Unique Companions

http://youtu.be/QgUBxPt7eNk While some residents of the South Plains have worked to eradicate the native black-tailed prairie dog, one Texas Tech librarian has opened his home to the embattled rodents. Rob Weiner has had prairie dogs as roommates for more than 15 years. Weiner said he fights to change perceptions about a misrepresented animal. “I personally think that prairie dogs are wonderful animals,” Weiner said. “They get a bad rap around … [More...]

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Snow Days: The Process Behind Class Cancellation

Texas Tech University was hit with a torrent of snow this week, sending students scrambling in an effort to cope with the unfavorable conditions. Ana Navarette, a senior environment and humanities major from Houston, said the weather affects not just her driving but also her mood and schoolwork. “It definitely has affected my body,” Navarette said, “and my schoolwork; I can’t handle it. I get cold very easily, so making the hike to … [More...]

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TTU Agricultural Communications Program Ranked First in Thesis Poll

In a recent Master of Science degree thesis, Texas Tech University was listed as having the top agricultural communications undergraduate program in the United States, according to an opinion poll of 17 faculty members from across the nation. Morgan Large, a graduate student at the University of Arkansas, conducted her thesis, "Characteristics of Agricultural Communications Undergraduate Programs," as a part of her master's degree in … [More...]

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Emily Latham, Techsan Tradition: “We Want To Leave Something Behind”

Emily Latham said she is not the average business school student, describing herself as quirky and different. With bright red lips and a constant smile on her face, Latham does not seem like she is in the middle of her first election campaign. Latham, a senior marketing major at Texas Tech University, is a chief of staff candidate running with the bloc Techsan Tradition. The chief of staff is an appointed, not elected, position, and Latham … [More...]

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Meet Mass Comm: Silverthorn Focuses on Video Production Career

A fortunate few people know their future career aspirations from an early age, and Blake Silverthorn can count himself amongst the lucky. "When I was 6 years old," Silverthorn said, "at one of my aunt's wedding, I wanted to take pictures with my mom's camera so bad." The now 20-year-old media strategies major at Texas Tech University explained his mother owned an analog single-lens reflex camera at that time, but she was hesitant to allow … [More...]

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Who Will You Vote for in the 2015 SGA Election?

Last year, Student Government Association Internal Vice President, BaLeigh Waldrop, won her position by four votes. Trust us when we say your vote counts. This year, there are two campaign blocs vying for your vote. Techsan Tradition is comprised of presidential candidate Holton Westbrook, external vice presidential candidate Ben Sharp, internal vice presidential candidate Valerie Briley, and graduate vice president candidate Saba … [More...]