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National News Engagement Day 2017

National News Engagement Day was Tuesday, October 3rd. But, The Hub@TTU’s video series is applicable all year.

Up All Night: Do All-Nighters Really Help?

By Shane Longoria and Courtney White “It’s worse than a hangover,”  Alexandria Fuller said. “Honestly. I feel sick, like I have a cold and a headache. I’m sensitive to light and sound. I’m extremely irritable. I’m sleepy, but I can’t get to sleep.” The Texas Tech senior history major said she is against all-nighters, but […]

Fentanyl: Investigations into the Dangerous Drug Scene in the South Plains

By Elizabeth Hale Lubbock police and addiction rehabilitation providers are in the midst of a battle against an extremely dangerous and deadly prescription pain medication: Fentanyl. “The patches are so highly concentrated to push the Fentanyl through the skin, that if they break open, and get on your skin, you’re dead. If you use a […]

Food Insecurity: How Does Hunger Affect Our Communities?

By Amanda Castro-Crist More than 13 million children in the United States lack reliable access to adequate amounts of affordable and nutritious food. They are part of the population known as “food-insecure.” Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows food insecurity among average U.S. households sat at 12.7 percent in 2015. At colleges and […]

Politics of Long-Term Birth Control

By Kristen Barton In 2016, some women were deciding who to vote for. Texas Tech student Gaby Wohead was worrying about how the presidential election would affect her affordable access to birth control. As the election inched closer and Wohead saw the chance that Donald Trump would become president, she decided to make sure her […]

Children and Media Man Podcast: Episode One

Dr. Eric Rasmussen, an assistant professor of public relations at Texas Tech University, publishes a popular blog entitled “Children and Media Man.” It covers “the effects of media exposure on children and what parents can do about it.” The blog can be viewed here and below is a link to the first episode of Rasmussen’s podcast, which […]

Adulting 101: How to Ace an Interview

As graduation approaches, finding a job is on all soon-to-be graduates’ minds. If you finally land an interview, where should you go from there? Our latest episode of Adulting 101 gives the perfect tips on acing an interview. These can be applied for part-time jobs, internships, and careers. Remember to be confident, and keep attending interviews […]

Social Media Sparks Conversation on Racism

By Shane Longoria After an Instagram post by user “sydnieshowmaker” circulated Twitter and Facebook, many Texas Tech students used it as an opportunity to have a discussion about racism and cultural appropriation. The image showed a woman wearing a basketball jersey and afro wig, and in the caption she called herself Laquifa. The image has since […]

#TuneInTuesday: DAMN.

By Courtney White After posting a cryptic teaser on Instagram the morning of March 23, Kendrick Lamar released a track called “The Heart (Pt.4)” and fans went crazy. He ends the song by telling industry opponents “Y’all got ‘til April the 7th to get y’all sh*t together”. On April 7, fans were disappointed due to […]

Adulting 101: How to Take Care of Pets

Who doesn’t love puppies and kittens? While they are cute and lovable, many college students do not consider the full responsibility that comes with adoption. Adopting a pet is a huge decision, and you need to make sure you are mentally, physically and financially prepared. In this episode of Adulting 101, some Hub@TTU pets helped […]

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