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Muslim Imam: ‘We Feel That We Are American’

By Mary Onishi “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon was blasting through my car’s speakers when I pulled up to the Islamic Center of the South Plains, one of two mosques in Lubbock. I walked into the quiet entrance of the mosque where I was asked to slip off my Chuck Taylors and leave […]

Travel Restrictions Bring Stress, Fear for Students

By Nathan Lawson Since President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Jan. 27 banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, immigrants in the Texas Tech community have voiced their feelings. According to a fact sheet issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the seven countries being denied entry to the United States are Iraq, Syria, Sudan, […]

Activism in 2017: Tweeting the Movement

By Shane Longoria  Since the election of President Donald Trump, protestors across the country – including Lubbock – have taken to the streets to voice their opposition of his administration’s ideas and policies. Lubbock citizens gathered twice in January to join a recent wave of political demonstrations. On Jan. 21, citizens showed their support for the […]

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 […]

Red Raider Toddrick Gotcher is Now Balling in Greece

By Steven Rodriguez For most collegiate student athletes, the journey to the professional leagues is nothing short of impossible. This was not the case for Texas Tech basketball alumnus Toddrick Gotcher. Gotcher started his five-year career at Texas Tech in 2011 and has never looked back. He has now left United States to continue his dream of […]

The GI Bill: Not Free Money

By Jessica Carr After veterans serve in the military and decide to return to college to pursue their degree, they are usually financially independent and older than their college peers. This means they rely on the GI Bill to help cover the financial costs of college. There are many different routes to take in using the […]

A Safe Haven You Should Know About

By Erika Castella, Jessica Parrott and Haley Davis In early October, officials were called out to a residential home in the 2600 block of 22nd street in Tech Terrace, where an infant was found wrapped in a blanket in a plastic container. According to a police report, as she was heading to school, a woman […]

Success at Their Fingertips

By Violeta Trevizo According to Nails Magazine, Vietnamese-Americans make up 48 percent of workers in the nail industry. Hung Dong is part of that statistic. He along with his wife Melissa own Dove Nails Salon in Lubbock, Texas. The couple bought the business in 2001. Their business is something Melissa refers to as a “mom […]

Mr. Peanut is Probably a Texan

By Laura Duclos Texas is the fourth largest peanut producer in the United States, and a lot of peanut farms are on the nearby plains. The Texas Peanut Producers Board, located in Lubbock, is a group of peanut farmers from across the state that promotes awareness for its crops. Hallie Bertrand, director of communications for TPPB, said the group is […]

Pets: To Gift or Not to Gift

By Elizabeth Hale We’ve all seen the heartwarming viral videos before: on Christmas day after all presents have been unwrapped, a final box manages to appear containing a small puppy or kitten. Excitement ensues, and while it may be magical in the moment, most people who work with animals advise against gifting them during the holiday […]

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