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MCTV Newscast: 2-20

In this Thursday edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Madison Hartin and Krizia Williams are in studio with the latest news, information and events happening around campus.  First, managing money can be a difficult skill to master at any age, but learning to … [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...]

Hub City Disc Golfers: How a Hobby Helps a Habitat

By Haley Goodman and Reece Nations When out for a stroll at a local park, Lubbock residents might notice distinctive metal baskets adorned with layers of chains sitting atop pedestals in the ground scattered around. These contraptions are used for disc golf, one of the country’s fastest-growing recreational sports. Often played on nine or 18-hole courses, the object of the game requires players to toss flying discs into the baskets in the … [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 – 2/19/20

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: CBB: The Return of Baseball MBB: Is Texas Tech Basketball in Trouble? NBA: NBA Season Second Half NFL: Combine & Draft Preview Who Ya Got? Join us … [More...]

MCTV Newscast: 2-17

In this Monday edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Haleigh Beaird and Uvie Bikomo are in studio with the latest news, information and events happening around campus.  First, some big news involving the Texas Tech University System made headlines last week around the state.  Find out if another university in north Texas may soon be getting their Guns Up.  Also, with the Spring semester heading into month number two, student stress levels … [More...]

MCTV Newscast: 2-13

In this Thursday edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Evan Ray and Krizia Williams are in studio with the latest news, information and events happening around campus.  First, winter weather has caused havoc on the schedule of events and activities around campus, but some groups are starting to reschedule now that weather conditions are improving.  We'll have a look at one event that got moved up the schedule but still had a chance to let … [More...]

MCTV Sports 101 – 2/10/20

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: XFL: The XFL Debut MBB: Texas Tech's Chance at a Dance? NBA: NBA Trade Wins & Loses CBB: Tech Baseball Opening Day Who Ya Got? Join us each week … [More...]

MCTV Newscast: 2-10

In this Monday edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Austin Seat and Bryant Torres are in studio with the latest news, information and events happening around campus.  First, some local entrepreneurs have some more money to invest in their dreams after taking part in an annual competition last week.  We'll have the details on the 2020 iLaunch Competition.  Also, the first Friday of every month has new significance as one campus department … [More...]

MCTV Newscast: 2-6

In this Thursday edition of the MCTV Weekday Update, anchors Sarah Karda and Krizia Williams are in studio with the latest news, information and events happening around campus.  First, students, faculty and staff got an unexpected holiday added to the schedule after winter weather made a return to the area.  We'll have a wrap up of yesterday's snow day along with a look at how much precipitation the campus received in MCTV Weather.  Also, a … [More...]