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President’s Select Ushers in New Wave of Recruiters

By Caroline Huey Hordes of the “red bags” are a familiar sight on the Texas Tech University campus. The leader of the group, who can be seen navigating the group while walking backwards, is more than likely a President’s Select member. Texas Tech does not hand the recruiting process of its precious prospective students over […]

Show Me Some (National) ID

By Mary Onishi Just like everyone has a mom, everyone has a national identity. But determining the second is a little trickier than a simple blood test. Factors such as birthright, language, beliefs, values and citizenship play a role in piecing together national identity, according to Associate Professor of U.S. at Texas Tech University History […]

LARPing: From Fantasy to Reality

By Breanna Bordelon In American culture, there is an expectation that growing up means leaving behind the fantasy world harbored in the childhood imagination. One community, however, defies the norm by bringing their childhood fantasies to life. LARPing, or Live Action Roleplaying, is a form of role play where participants, usually dressed in costume, totally […]

Say ‘Hola’ to Learning a New Language

By Mary Onishi A report by the Modern Language Institute revealed that American enrollment in foreign language courses in higher education is declining. Chairperson of the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures at Texas Tech University Erin Collopy said one reason enrollment rate in foreign language courses is dropping is because students don’t […]

Stock Watch: NFL Draft Experts’ Take on Mahomes

By Jonah Tuls A day when dreams become a reality. The first round of the 2017 NFL draft begins at 7 p.m., April 27, and according to some draft experts, former Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II could hear his name called on the opening night. Marcus Mosher, a featured columnist at Bleacher Report, said […]

Festival Goers Say Price of Coachella is Worth It

By Breanna Bordelon Every April thousands of concertgoers flock to Indio, California to rub shoulders with A-listers and create lifelong memories in a desert full of wonders. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival marks the pinnacle of achievement for established and up-and-coming musical talent from around the globe. The event, held on two consecutive […]

True Crime or Truly Weird: Interest in Murder Shows

By Zach Bedair Being observant in today’s pop culture, it is easy to spot a particular trend in almost everything that is worth talking about. From television shows, movies, books, now even podcasts, this moving genre phenomenon has a lot of people hooked. Any guesses? It involves one type of crime: murder. Where does this […]

‘I’ll Do It Tomorrow:’ The Procrastinator’s Motto

By Haylee Uptergrove Cell phones, social media and Netflix: the college student’s perfect trifecta for avoiding homework. Throw in a nap and hanging out with friends, and it is the perfect recipe for the phenomenon that plagues most college students: procrastination. Procrastination is something studies show students start dealing with early on in their collegiate […]

More Than a Check-In

By Laura Ragsdale More than 128,600 people have checked into J&B Coffee on Facebook, according to their page, and that number grows every day. Scott Cline, owner of J&B Coffee Company, said his coffee shop uses the Facebook check-in feature to allow customers to connect to the Wi-Fi. “The Facebook check-in feature was brought to us […]

Nothing Was the Same: Drake, Kendrick and Modern Rap Beef

By Shane Longoria With the release of Drake’s “More Life,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn,” hip-hop fans are back to doing what they do best: speculating. Arguably the two biggest hip-hop artists in the industry right now, Drake and Lamar have been engaged in a rap cold war that dates back to 2013 – and fans have […]

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