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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 […]

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 […]

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