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Part I: What’s the Deal with Wind and Solar Energy?

Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series produced by The Hub@TTU’s staff examining the state of energy in Texas.  By Haley Turner and Courtney White Anna Thomas, the assistant research professor and associate managing director at the National Wind Institute, said the United States Department of Energy has set benchmarks regarding how much […]

There’s a Reason it’s “Extra” Curricular

By Alyssa Soles College students around the nation could be missing out on a critical component of their collegiate career. Cindy Akers said students involved in extracurricular activities are more successful in and out of the classroom. Akers is a professor and the associate dean for academic programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and […]

Adulting 101: How to be a Good Driver

This segment of the Hub@TTU’s Adulting 101 series helps students become safer drivers. Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities in the United States, not to mention they can be incredibly expensive. Never fear, Christian has a few tips on how to be a safe and courteous driver. This video covers many […]

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 […]

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