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Double T Insider – Episode 23 – Season II

Check out the semester's last Double T Insider, hosted by Bret Brown and Kaitlyn Kravik. In this week's edition of the Double T Insider, we talk with Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt. We sit down with Texas Tech Baseball's Zach Davis, and we … [ More ]

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10 Songs for a Rainy Day

Typically the weather outside influences what "music mood" I am in, and because Lubbock has been experiencing abnormally rainy conditions lately, I've been listening to some of my favorite rainy day music. 1. "Apartment" by Young the Giant Formerly known as The Jakes, Young the Giant was signed by Roadrunner Records in 2009 and released their album "Young the Giant" in 2010. The band's first three singles, "My Body," "Cough Syrup" and … [Read More...]

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Tim Cole Becomes Permanent Figure In Lubbock

Most students come to Texas Tech University in hopes of success. It may have taken 30 years, but Tim Cole has posthumously achieved that goal. Cole was a 26-year-old Army veteran pursuing a business degree at Tech. In March 1985, he was falsely accused of rape. Cole served 14 years of his 25-year sentence before dying in prison in 1999. Thanks to his family, Cole's legacy has become much more than a wrongful conviction. "...he believed … [Read More...]

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Tech Community Remembers 9/11

Thirteen years ago, our nation experienced a series of events that arguably shook it completely off its axis. Even though time has passed and society has changed, several organizations made sure the Texas Tech University community did not forget September 11 this year. Early Thursday morning, Tech’s chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas, or YCT, placed 3,000 small American flags in the ground in remembrance of every life lost in the … [Read More...]

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The Big Issue : ALS Or Water Conservation?

Searching "Texas ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" on YouTube brings up 327,000 videos, including ones from Texas Tech. Searching "Texas Drought" results in 63,800 videos -- just a fraction of the first search. Which one would you most likely look up? If every "Texas ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" participant on YouTube used two gallons of water to complete the dare, that would be around 654,000 gallons. The average family of four uses 400 gallons of water … [Read More...]

Michelle Obama's #BringBackOurGirls picture was one of the most widely circulated on the internet. Photo courtesy of mashable.com.

#Activism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkmz6bQKACc When she was studying for her Ph.D., Lindsey Blumell wanted to look at journalism and human rights. “I used to volunteer at an old-folks home, and then I did a lot of volunteer work -- both where I come from in Canada but also abroad in Croatia and China. I used to volunteer for Amnesty International there fighting against the death penalty.” However, she said that these activities didn’t stop … [Read More...]

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Texas Tech International Film Series Begins Thursday

International film might seem like a foreign language to many students, but starting Thursday students have the opportunity to become "fluent." The Texas Tech University International Film Series is beginning its second run, beginning with "The Conformist" by Bernardo Bertolucci. College of Media & Communication Associate Professor Rob Peaslee, Ph.D., along with a programming committee, is in charge of the film series. He said he is … [Read More...]