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MCTV Newscast: 3-23

In this Thursday edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Alma Bustamante and Megan Reyna are in studio with the latest news, information and events happening around campus.  First, a plume of black smoke over Jones AT&T Stadium brought a lot of attention to … [More]

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I’ve Learned to Love Myself, Even if She Doesn’t

By Jean Reese When I was little, I would run to the one place I knew was safe. To you, to anyone, it was just a closet. In it was a small white chest—nothing fancy or decorative. The only markings on it were the ones I had put there. It was filled with bits of broken crayons, headless Barbie dolls and an abundance of nonsense. To me, it was a wondrous, magical place. This was a place where I could run off to other worlds and think freely. … [More...]

My Life’s Most Meaningful Moment

By Jack Browne* The night started like any other. We were sitting on her couch, watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix, when I was struck with an idea. I asked her if she wanted to go outside and look at the stars. At first, she said it was too cold. It took some convincing, and about 10 blankets, but finally, there we were, in the back of my truck, on a pallet of blankets. The air was crisp, with a slight breeze just strong enough to make … [More...]

Billboard Dad

By Olivia Daniels* His scent was reminiscent of peppermints and Axe body spray. The kind of smell that lingered long after he left a room, making its presence known. I begged him to sleep in my twin bed when my mother reluctantly allowed him to crash in our home. Not because I wanted to sleep beside him, but to simply capture this scent. If history repeated itself, I knew his peppermints-and-Axe mixture would willingly stick around … [More...]

How Dancing Set Me Free

By Jennifer Hicks Most of my life was spent in a box with minimal windows and doors. Not a bad box, though. The purple color of the exterior made the metallic silver letters that said "Earle Cobb Dance Studio" stand out. Purple was the favorite color of Dena, the owner. The front wall was covered in mirrors, with a bench at the bottom to sit or store one’s things. Wrapped around rest of the room were barres with two levels. Many before me … [More...]

State Hiring Freeze Takes Tech by Surprise, Complicates Hiring Process

By Elizabeth Hale During his State of the State address in January, Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans of a hiring freeze for institutions for higher education and most state agencies in Texas. Texas Tech faculty and staff in certain departments may be affected, depending on where funds for their salaries come from. Dennis Patterson, department chairperson and professor of political science, explained the jobs being put in jeopardy are state … [More...]

A Valued Aid for Burgeoning Professionals

By Amanda Castro-Crist Before a potential employee even introduces themselves to an interviewer, they have already started a conversation – with their appearance. “You’ve got to be dressed well, otherwise they’re going to see this slacker that has their shirt untucked, just not looking good,” said Mateo Leos, a freshman architecture major from San Antonio. “But if you walk in wearing a suit, it automatically gives off a great … [More...]