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 […]

Much To Be Contributed To Lubbock Growth

Panera Bread. Crave. World of Beer. Twisted Spigot. Four of just the dozens of new restaurants continuing to pop up around the Hub City. All of these new businesses are contributed to one thing: an increase in Lubbock’s population. “There is a bigger need for restaurants and hotels because of all of these people pouring […]

‘I’ll Do It Tomorrow:’ The Procrastinator’s Motto

By Haylee Uptergrove Cell phones, social media and Netflix: the college student’s perfect trifecta for avoiding homework. Throw in a nap and hanging out with friends, and it is the perfect recipe for the phenomenon that plagues most college students: procrastination. Procrastination is something studies show students start dealing with early on in their collegiate […]

Duffield Jumping Back into Action

“Stay off of high jump competing and rest for six months or go ahead with surgery.” No athlete wants to hear these words — especially one who is training for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. After a month of resting, the training resumed and the pain returned. By December 2015, JaCorian Duffield could no longer […]

Food on Campus: What’s the Story?

For students on Texas Tech University’s campus, food is a big deal. From salad to home style cooking, there are tons of options. But, few people are truly aware of how these food options come to campus and why there are not certain types of food options that students often ask for. Alan Cushman, manager […]

Increasing Textbook Prices Upset Students

When a new semester rolls around, students know they are going to break the bank on one thing alone. Purchasing textbooks. Since 2006, the cost of a college textbook has increased by 73 percent, which happens to be more than four times the rate of inflation – according to Covering the Cost, a report from […]

A Colorful Celebration of Culture

The Holi Festival, also known as the “Festival of Colors,” is a Hindu festival celebrating Spring and other famous Hindu mythologies, mainly the triumph of “good over evil.” Texas Tech held its own celebration on Saturday. Its main purpose is to push past social boundaries of caste, race, and other barriers to bring people together […]

New Parking App Whooshes Onto Campus

By Travis Bremner Last month, Texas Tech Transportation & Parking Services expanded their partnership with Parkeon to provide a new pay-for-parking mobile app on campus called Whoosh. Stacy Stockard, marketing coordinator for Transportation & Parking Services, said the department thinks Whoosh will offer a better service and will be easier for customers to use. She said the […]

Beats in the Books: The Library Recording Studio

By Mary Onishi The Crossroads Recording Studio is a state-of-the-art facility in Texas Tech University’s Library that has been open to students, faculty and staff for over four years. The studio is free and can be booked for up to four hours at a time. The studio gives students opportunities to engage in creative projects […]

Minding the Gap: Taking a Year Off Helps Some Students Succeed

By Jacy Cabler  While many students transition directly from high school to college, this is not the case for everyone. Emma Mortensen, a freshman from Brush, Colorado, said she understands the impact of her decision to defer a year from college. “It was a tough decision,” she said, “but I thought of it as an […]

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