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Sports Nutrition: More than Just Feeding Athletes

By Laura Ragsdale The pressure to perform well at the collegiate level is at the forefront of every athlete’s mind. However, something that seems to be the foundation of their performance, is properly fueling their bodies. Director of Texas Tech University Sports Nutrition Program, Dayna McCutchin, said she was the school’s first registered dietitian when […]

Sustainability or Accountability?

By Lilly Quiroz Texas Tech University was recently ranked No. 215 among the Sierra Club 2017 “Cool Schools.” Universities were ranked according to sustainability practices in areas such as innovation and academics. Texas A&M University came in at No. 127. Other Texas schools that ranked higher than Tech include Rice University, University of Texas Arlington, […]

Gluten Free is Sooo Granola

By: Jessica Carr A Lubbock granola business has been able to rapidly expand with the help and support from a local superfood café. Looking back, Meradyth Vestal, co-owner of Sooo Granola, would have never imagined her ailing digestive issues and the adventure to healing those stomach problems would have started her on the path she […]

BurkTech Players Prepare for Upcoming Performance

By Megan Reyna As Morgan Brundett anxiously watched her fellow company members rehearse the opening scene of her play, a theatre major in the crowd reassured her, saying “part of theater is being uncomfortable.” Brundett is a transition student at the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research and the first BurkTech Player on the […]

State Hiring Freeze Takes Tech by Surprise, Complicates Hiring Process

By Elizabeth Hale During his State of the State address in January, Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans of a hiring freeze for institutions for higher education and most state agencies in Texas. Texas Tech faculty and staff in certain departments may be affected, depending on where funds for their salaries come from. Dennis Patterson, department […]

A Valued Aid for Burgeoning Professionals

By Amanda Castro-Crist Before a potential employee even introduces themselves to an interviewer, they have already started a conversation – with their appearance. “You’ve got to be dressed well, otherwise they’re going to see this slacker that has their shirt untucked, just not looking good,” said Mateo Leos, a freshman architecture major from San Antonio. […]

Proposed Voucher Program Stirs Conversation in Lubbock Schools

By Rachel Blevins Dominant figures within the Trump Administration have voiced support for a voucher program that could bring changes in funding to public and private schools. The possibility of its implementation is raising concerns among administrators in Lubbock. Keith Bryant, superintendent of the Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District, said he sees such a program as […]

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 […]

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