Part V: Renewable Energy On the Rise; Oil Still the Leader

By Shane Longoria and Travis Bremner Editor’s note: This is Part V in a series by TheHub@TTU examining the state of energy in Texas.  Despite rapid growth and innovation in renewable energy, the oil industry in Texas — and around the U.S. — is not slowing down anytime soon. Todd Staples, president of Texas Oil […]

Part IV: What’s Next: Wind Energy Isn’t a Breeze

Editor’s note: This is Part IV of a series from TheHub@TTU examining the state of energy in Texas.  By: Haley Turner Renewable energy sources are thriving more and more each year, and the industries hope that one day enough power will exist to power cities alone. But where does wind energy fall into the grand […]

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 […]

Part III: What’s Holding Up Renewable Energy?

By Shane Longoria and Travis Bremner Editor’s note: This is Part III of a series by TheHub@TTU’s staff examining the state of energy in Texas.  The common belief about renewable energy is that it is not economically viable enough to replace fossil fuels, but those who work in renewable energy disagree. Charles Crumpley, president of […]

Part II: What’s Next for Solar Energy?

By Courtney White Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series by TheHub@TTU’s staff examining the state of energy in Texas.  The solar energy industry is expanding rapidly due to new processes and innovations developing all around the world. Janie McNutt, President of Solar Chef International and SolarTech Energy, said she has seen […]

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 […]

Dreamers’ Future in Limbo

By Lilly Quiroz Saba Nafees emigrated Lahore, Pakistan and came to the U.S. at the age of eleven to purse a better education. Today, she attends Texas Tech University as a doctoral student in mathematical biology. She is a DACA recipient. On Jan. 25, 2017, in an interview with ABC News, President Trump said, “[Dreamers] […]

Lubbock: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The biggest decision for many college students as their graduation date approaches is deciding where life will take them next. For Texas Tech students, they must decide whether to stay put in their beloved Lubbock or take their career elsewhere, leaving their college years behind them. Texas Tech School of Nursing alumna Kaitlyn Jones said […]

Being Transgender in Lubbock

By Hope Lenamon Cameron Crumbley and Jody Randall sit next to each other in a small office tucked away in the Center for Campus Life at Texas Tech University. To anyone passing by, these two people appear polar opposites. Crumbley is a dark-eyed, brown-haired, college-aged guy, Randall, a light-eyed, blonde, middle-aged woman. However, one aspect […]

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 […]

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