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Texas Tech Strives to be Inclusive, Supportive of LGBTQIA Community

By Amanda Castro-Crist When Kristen Hayes transferred to Texas Tech University, her main reason was one most people would not expect. “I had to transfer universities because of my sexual orientation. I was at a Christian university,” said Hayes, a university studies major who identifies as a lesbian. “I was looking to get out of […]

Celebrities, Politics, and Opinions

By Carley Banks If we listen to celebrities about their latest diet, go-to makeup product, or favorite vacation spot, why do we not listen to their opinion on politics? Whether it is on Twitter, Instagram, or an award show, celebrities have not been silent when it comes to current events, and they have received a lot […]

Trump and The Media: A Relationship Explained

By Rachel Blevins When Donald Trump held his first conference after the election on Jan. 21, he made headlines—not for his remarks about the economy or foreign policy, but for his reaction when he was asked a question by a reporter from CNN. “No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake […]

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 […]

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 […]

9 to 5, Past Age 65

By Alyssa Chrisope Nearly 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are still working, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is the highest rate of employed older people since the 1960s. Becky Hymes has worked as the human resources director for User Friendly Media for more than 14 years. She will […]

Millennials Say No To Stereotypes

By Leigh Waldman The generation born between 1981 and 2000 is often stereotyped as being self-absorbed, entitled, having a “me-first” attitude in the workplace and being attached to their phones. But many millennials firmly reject these stereotypes, and some Texas Tech students took the time to explain why. Tony Nwankwo The 22-year-old senior at Tech […]

Pill Popping for Perfect Body: Pros vs. Cons

By Kaylyn Smith It can be easy for people, especially college students, to become obsessed with physical appearance these days. Thanks to social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, body image anxiety consumes the Internet. According to the Boston Medical Center, 45 million Americans diet each year, spending $33 billion annually on weight-loss products. Kelsey Chandler, […]

Hardworking Hands

By Alyssa Chrisope Well, Ricky Bobby, there are plenty of people that do. From baristas, seamstresses, mechanics and more there are people all around you that have found their calling, working with their hands. Some say it was a trait passed down and others claim that you are born with the talent. But next time you […]

When You Know, You Know: Marrying in Your 20s

By Courtney Plunk Wedding bells frequent the thoughts of many girls and women, whether very single or very engaged. The white gown. Venue shopping. And, of course, wondering how to stay sane through it all. But when is the best time to get married, exactly? In the U.S., the average age to tie the knot is currently 26.5 […]

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