About Joseph Marcades

Joseph is the Graduate Managing Director for The Hub@TTU. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Tech University and is currently pursuing his master’s in mass communication. Has been with The Hub@TTU for one year. He loves his wife, football, golf, movies, Texas, and telling good stories.

Know the Law: Texting and Driving

With the Sept. 1 signing of Texas House Bill 62, texting and driving is now against the law statewide. According to HB 62, it is now illegal for Texans to read, write or send any electronic message from a wireless device while driving. However, this does not include when the car is stopped. As for […]

Student Loan Debt: Paying it Back

For those graduating, the celebration is well-deserved. But with the celebration comes the daunting task of paying the price tag associated with a college education. Student loan debt is one of the biggest issues facing our country today and according to Student Loan Hero, total student loan debt now outpaces total credit card debt in the […]

Marriage and Divorce from a Millennial Point of View

Whether it is a discovered note of betrayal, a heated confrontation, or a drink from a bottle, three stories paint a picture of marriage and divorce among a new generation. Growing up with divorced parents has shaped these millennials into who they are today and contributed to the way they make life-long commitments. According to […]

Food on Campus: What’s the Story?

For students on Texas Tech University’s campus, food is a big deal. From salad to home style cooking, there are tons of options. But, few people are truly aware of how these food options come to campus and why there are not certain types of food options that students often ask for. Alan Cushman, manager […]

Tuning into Tech Sports Media

For fans of sports, there are countless places to go for sports coverage, news and commentary. But, often times, people do not realize how many outlets on campus fill this need. From the latest topics in the mainstream sports media to the lesser known sports organizations on campus, these outlets bring it all. Here are […]

Dealing with Loss at Texas Tech

Members of the Texas Tech club rugby team gathered in a meeting room of the recreation building on Texas Tech University’s campus. Usually, they would be out on the rugby field warming up for practice. It was unknown to the players as most of them trickled in, but a teammate and friend was missing from the group. […]

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Life as They Know It

On a Saturday morning, a ten-year-old boy walked into his living room where his dad was sitting in his favorite chair watching television while his mom and sister were in the kitchen preparing breakfast. He did not know it then, but this was the last time his father would be in that chair for years […]

SGA Forum Q & A’s

The SGA Executive Candidate Forum took place Wednesday night. Each candidate was given the opportunity to answer multiple questions, the highlights of which are included in this story. To watch the debate in its entirety, click here. Voting will take place February 28 at 9 a.m. through March 1 at 7 p.m. If no run-off […]

SGA Executive Actions Influence Grad VP Shakeup

With the end of 2016, the Student Government Association Graduate Vice President also ended his tenure as the representative of the graduate student population. Kevin Koestler left Texas Tech University and created a vacancy within SGA that had to be filled. Under Article 3 Section 4.5 of the SGA Constitution, when a vacancy occurs in any […]

Super Bowl 51: Betting on More Than the Spread

For many, sports are about watching games they love played by teams they love. But, for millions more, it could mean wagers involving serious amounts of cash. Sports gambling is a big business in the United States. Over the years, Americans have thrown more and more money into what has become a goliath of an industry. […]

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