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MCTV Newscast: 12-3

In this end of the semester edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Lucinda Holt and Courtney Sansbury are in the studio one last time with a look at the latest news and information from around campus.  First, reporter Dawit Haile went looking for just the … [More]

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Stress and Final Exams

At this time of year, students are preparing for or finishing up final exams. However, there is more of an incidence of college students using 'study drugs' to help them focus on final exams. George Comiskey, an instructor of addictive disorders and recovery studies, said the fall semester is the most challenging for students because of the incoming holiday season. Comiskey said abusing 'study drugs' can lead to a continuous pattern of drug … [More...]

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Parking Tickets Do Good

By Vanessa Ledesma and Nicole Crites This Christmas, students have the opportunity to make a child's Christmas morning while also giving themselves a gift. Texas Tech and the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Foundation are combining efforts to host Toys for Tickets, a program that allows students to have an unpaid parking citation dismissed with the donation of a toy. "It's a way for students, employees, even visitors, to take care … [More...]

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Credit Card Fraud Can Happen To Even The Most Prepared

Written by Austen Smith  A United Services Automobile Association member of almost 40 years, retired teacher Ann Weber always paid her credit card bills on time. After being with the credit company for decades, it was not until recently she experienced a financial scare. "My first question was why? How did this happen to me?" “My first question was why?” Weber said. “How did this happen to me?” Weber was going about her day when she … [More...]

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How Far Away Do Students Go for College?

Marcos Palacios is one of more than 5,200 Texas Tech students who chose to attend college in their hometown. The sophomore dual advertising and marketing major said that while he looked at other universities, including a couple out-of-state, he found that staying in town would be the best decision for him. “There’s opportunities everywhere,” said Palacios, “but there were still so many here in my hometown that I didn’t want to … [More...]

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Welcoming Assistant Professor of Practice Lisa Du Bois Low

The Texas Tech College of Media and Communication is proud to report Lisa Du Bois Low will be serving as an assistant professor of practice in public relations beginning next semester. According to an email from Dean Perlmutter, Ph.D., Low will also take on the editor position for the college's newsletter, Alumni Advantage. Low frequently gets asked to guest lecture for course sections in agricultural communications, PR writing and … [More...]

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Carol of Lights Brings Cheers and Smiles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqI3Gy6ubME&feature=youtu.be The 56th annual Carol of Lights lit up the Texas Tech University campus on Tuesday night as onlookers gathered in their winter gear waiting for that moment marking the beginning of the holiday season. Click to learn a few facts about the Carol of Lights Total darkness filled the sky, and then it happened. The geosciences building adorned with a 20-f00t wreath lit up, and the … [More...]