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#TuneInTuesday: Chance Won the Grammys

By Courtney White For some, Sunday may have just been a day to catch up on homework or watch the season premiere of The Walking Dead. For me and many others, it was a day to set aside all of my priorities and watch the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. While I am usually displeased with the way that the Grammys have been in the past, this year I was really grateful for the performances, the speeches and the winners that were chosen, even though … [More]

Superfoods are Super Trendy

Quinoa and chia and kale, oh my! According to Mintel, there was a 202 percent increase globally in superfood product development between 2011 and 2015. According to its records, that number is going up as a result of strong consumer demand for highly nutritious products. The beginning of the superfoods trend is not entirely clear. Some suggest it began when Beyoncè wore a sweatshirt sporting the word "kale" in her 7/11 music video. But … [More]

The Chilton: It’s a Lubbock Thing

You may not find it hard to believe that the popular cocktail Manhattan originated in Manhattan, New York or that the sweet taste of a Long Island originated in Long Island. However, you might be able to thank Lubbock, Texas for introducing the refreshing cocktail known as The Chilton. History of The Chilton According to a local legend, it all started with Dr. Chilton, his need for a refreshing beverage, and Lubbock Country Club. According … [More]

Tattoo Expo: Getting Poked Pretty in The Hub City

By Leah Doherty Last weekend, tattoo artists and vendors from around the country came to the third annual Lubbock Tattoo Expo. At the convention, visitors could get tattoos, piercings or purchase merchandise. Josh “Eon” Johnson of Mr. Tank’s Tattoos said he spends his time traveling to conventions and working at his shop in Denver, Colorado. In order to give tattoos and piercings at a convention, Johnson said artists go through … [More]

#TuneInTuesday: I Decided by Big Sean

By Courtney White Hip Hop artist Big Sean released his fourth album titled “I Decided” February 3rd, 2017. He is definitely not taking any “L’s” on this album. On February 2nd, 2017, Big Sean explained the concept of his album on The Jimmy Fallon Show. “The concept of the album is 'this is me and this is an older version of me.' It’s parallel right there with each other... So the album is basically like having that wisdom of an old man … [More]

#TuneInTuesday: SweetSexySavage by Kehlani

By Courtney White Kehlani Parrish, a 21-year-old Oakland native better known as Kehlani, first gained mainstream attention with the release of her Grammy-nominated mixtape titled "You Should Be Here". On January 27th, she released her first album, "SweetSexySavage". Throughout the album, Kehlani goes back and forth through love, heartbreaks, and self-awareness. The album opens up with a poetic declaration (“Intro,” recited by Reyna … [More]

As Families Change, So Do Sibling Relations

By Kaylyn Smith For most, a sibling is both one’s best friend and biggest headache. But is it the same for those born 10 or more years apart? Kyle Dupuis, a graduate student at Texas Tech, says it is not. He has five sisters between the ages of 14 and 25, and his relationship with his 10-years-younger sister is different from the one to his older sisters. “Sam is just a sister that I like to hang out with and take her places because we … [More]

At Your Fingertips: Knowledge or Trouble?

By Courtney Plunk April 3, 1973, was a date that would change the world, although few knew it at the time. On this fateful day, an engineer made the first-ever mobile phone call. Four years later, the first home computer hit the stores, and ten years later, Motorola released the first commercial mobile phone. Shelley Barba, Texas Tech's digital scholarship librarian, remembers getting her first cellphone in 2007. Since then, she has … [More]

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