This Week’s MCTV

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MCTV Newscast: 3-25

In this week's edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Tye Basquez and Jenna Hay have the latest information, news and events going on around campus.  First, reporter Janet Moreno has a look at an issue facing Tech students that is leaving many graduates with a … [More]

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First PR Showdown is Held, Winning Team Awarded Professional Development Trip

Wednesday evening, four fortunate students in the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication each received a plane ticket from Southwest Airlines to travel anywhere they wish in the U.S. at no cost. This award was the first place prize for the winning team at the PR Showdown, a public relations contest in which teams of students competed in daily challenges for a week before advancing to the PR Showdown Grand … [More...]

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Remembering Robert Wernsman, Journalism Giant

In his News Writing class, Robert Wernsman would give an automatic zero on any assignment with a misspelled source's name. For students whose papers came back covered in his infamous blue corrections, it is hard to imagine a time when proper spelling was not a priority of the journalism great. "In my beginning journalism class, Bob did not consider the spelling of names all that important," Professor Emeritus Everett Browning wrote in an … [More...]

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Styrofoam Densifier Broadens Recycling Program at Tech

Go Green, the sustainability branch within Texas Tech University Housing Services, is increasing its recycling capabilities with the addition of a styrofoam, or polystyrene foam, densifier. Melanie Tatum of Lubbock and Jackie Kimbler of Albuquerque, New Mexico, have been partners at Go Green for seven years. As unit managers in Housing Services, they work to increase sustainability on campus. "In August we bought a foam densifier," … [More...]

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Protestors Petition ‘Campus Carry’ Bill

Waving an American flag and holding red, white and blue handmade signs, they yelled, "Hey! Ho! Campus carry's got to go" and "It's not American to keep campus dangerous." This handful of Lubbock residents stood on the sidewalk by the Broadway and University Avenue entrance to the Texas Tech University campus this afternoon, protesting Texas Senate Bill 11 (SB 11). If passed, this proposed legislation will allow students with a concealed … [More...]

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Put a Ring On It

By Mariah Williams College life: a term students use that refers to a unique lifestyle characterized by wearing borderline sloppy clothes deemed unacceptable in non-college towns, drinking Keystone Light to get drunk cheaply, eating cereal for every meal, and hearing foul tailgate language -- all while trying to pass classes for a chosen major after changing it (at least) five times. As I entered the glory days, this was a definition I, … [More...]

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“Shark Tank” Winners to Speak at Tech

It is not every day Mark Cuban invests $1 million in your company, but for two entrepreneurs speaking to Texas Tech University students in April, it actually happened. The founders of BeatBox Beverages, a hip boxed wine brand, were contestants on season 6 of "Shark Tank" and won a $1 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks owner. BeatBox Beverages puts a creative spin on boxed wines with flavors like cranberry limeade and blue razzberry … [More...]