Advising: The Helpful Job That Can Backfire

By Haley Turner and Sara Marshall Texas Tech students know that signing up for classes is not an easy process. After going to an advising meeting to remove any holds, waiting for registration to open, and hoping Raiderlink does not crash, students usually think they are in the clear to move towards graduation. But if […]

Athletic Fees Could Increase To Improve Game Day

A proposal to raise the athletic tuition fee for Texas Tech students could make its way onto billing statements as soon as Fall 2018. The Student Athletic Fee Committee, comprised of five students and four administrative staff members, are discussing a future increase of the fee $12.80, from $57.20 to $70 per semester. Since becoming […]

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, […]

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 […]

Poll: Have You Pulled an All-Nighter?

Some say that all-nighters (staying up all night to study) are just a part of college life. But research shows that lack of sleep can increase stress levels, negatively affect your health and hinder your ability to focus. Some students may feel that this is an even trade for the extra study time an all-nighter […]

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 […]

Students Weather the Effects of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey directly impacted Rockport, Texas, about 30 miles north of Corpus Christi, according to The New York Times. As it moved further from the coast, it downgraded to a tropical storm and has dumped “catastrophic rains” over southeastern Texas, including Houston and surrounding areas, as well as southwestern Louisiana. The storm has taken at […]

Student Loan Debt: Paying it Back

For those graduating, the celebration is well-deserved. But with the celebration comes the daunting task of paying the price tag associated with a college education. Student loan debt is one of the biggest issues facing our country today and according to Student Loan Hero, total student loan debt now outpaces total credit card debt in the […]

President’s Select Ushers in New Wave of Recruiters

By Caroline Huey Hordes of the “red bags” are a familiar sight on the Texas Tech University campus. The leader of the group, who can be seen navigating the group while walking backwards, is more than likely a President’s Select member. Texas Tech does not hand the recruiting process of its precious prospective students over […]

Greenhouse Watchcats Offer Love, Pest Control

Mendel and Gene sit in on labs, sun bathe and watch over the horticultural gardens and greenhouse complex when no one else is looking. You might know them as the “Greenhouse Cats.” Two and a half years ago, some Texas Tech horticulture student-workers were driving home on a Friday night when they noticed an orange […]

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