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MCTV Newscast: 10-22

In this Thursday edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Patricia Perry and Evan Ray are in studio with the latest news, information and events happening around campus.  First, Texas Tech has officially announced plans for the 2020 December Commencement … [More]

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Chasing a Moving City: Residential segregation’s historical impact on Lubbock

By Uvie Bikomo Crosby Morton grew up in a divided Lubbock. “Lubbock was a segregated city,” Morton said in a phone interview. “You could live in different places, but when I grew up, and my recollection from the fifties until now, most of the stuff for African Americans centered around East Lubbock.” From 1890 to the 21st century, East Lubbock was a racially segregated region in the city. African American individuals were legally only … [More...]

Ecologically Electrifying: Proterra adds Electric Buses to Citibus Fleet

Designed to lessen the impact of public transport on the environment, Proterra’s all-electric buses were added to the Citibus fleet in Aug. 2019. Although there are only a couple of these buses currently on campus, Chris Mandrell, general manager at Citibus, said they travel on average 150 miles each day on the Red Raider and Double T bus routes.  Citibus has deliberately used these new buses sparingly. Despite the positive … [More...]

Alcove Farms: Sowing, Growing and Restoring the Natural Way

For Kerry Ritchie, president of Alcove Farms, nutrient-rich, pasture-raised eggs are just a symptom of the farm’s overall goal; sow, grow and restore the soil of their land. Alcove Farms began in 2016, nested within the Lubbock city limits on 4th Street and Alcove. Ritchie and his team of farmers contribute to the Wolfforth Farmers Market on Saturdays, as well as local Market Street grocery stores. Furthermore, the farm’s range of products … [More...]

Choosing Up, Choosing Life: Finding hope for victims of sex-trafficking

Texas Tech student Cross Warnock gives readers a glimpse into the life of a man whose profession is based on what he calls "pimpin'." Through his eyes and local professionals who have first-hand experience in dealing with victims, Warnock delves into "The Life & The Trade." Please follow the three links to learn more about what is going on in the lives of sex-trafficking victims of West Texas and the people who use … [More...]

MCTV Sports 101 – 10/19/20

In this edition of MCTV Sports 101, join hosts Ryan Heller and Austin Seat as they debate the wide world of sports. Whether the two agree or disagree, they promise to bring you all the details as they cover the biggest headlines of the week. Here are this week's topics: TTU: Tech Football QB Change TTU: Tech Soccer Falls to TCU UEFA: COVID Concerns in UEFA MLB: World Series is Set Who Ya Got? Join us each week for … [More...]

MCTV Newscast: 10-19

In this Monday edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Natalee Gomez and Will Lanigan are in studio with the latest news, information and events happening around campus.  First, some new details regarding COVID-19 on campus were revealed during the most recent meeting of the Texas Tech Board of Regents last week.  We'll let you know about the university's only coronavirus-related fatality and how the disease has effected the student … [More...]

Supreme Court Explained: Barrett Confirmation Bucks Tradition, Underscores Party Divide

By Reece Nations, Managing Editor WASHINGTON, D.C. – In its more than 230 years of existence, the United States Senate has confirmed 126 Supreme Court nominations and more than 500 Cabinet nominations as a legislative body, according to senate.gov.  While the confirmation powers of the Senate are bestowed by the U.S. Constitution, historians point out Supreme Court nominations in recent years have shifted away from the precedents of … [More...]

MCTV Newscast: 10-15

In this Thursday edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Elizabeth Martinez and Patricia Perry are in studio with the latest news, information and events happening around campus.  First, Texas Tech officials made a big announcement earlier this week regarding the end of in-person class meetings.  Find out when the change will happen and how it may effect your end of the semester plans.  Also, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a concern … [More...]

MCTV Sports 101 – 10/12/20

In this edition of MCTV Sports 101, join hosts Ryan Heller and Austin Seat as they debate the wide world of sports. Whether the two agree or disagree, they promise to bring you all the details as they cover the biggest headlines of the week. Here are this week's topics: TTU: Tech Football Collapse TTU: Tech Soccer Falls to WVU NBA: Lakers NBA Champs NFL:  Schedule Changes Who Ya Got? Join us each week for more MCTV … [More...]

All In-Person Classes Canceled Following Thanksgiving Break

By Reece Nations, Managing Editor Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec announced via a campus-wide email Tuesday in-person class meetings for the final three class days of the fall 2020 semester will not resume following Thanksgiving break. "We know that many of you will travel over the Thanksgiving break to visit family and friends," Schovanec said in the email. "Based on feedback from students, parents, faculty, and staff, and with a … [More...]