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 […]

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 […]

“Tales of Texas Tech: Published 1923” Homecoming Traditions Then and Now

“Tales of Texas Tech: Published 1923” is the theme of this year’s homecoming week, which has begun and is highlighted by the Texas Tech Raiders facing the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jones AT&T Stadium. Bill Dean, associate professor in the College of Media and Communications, said that his homecoming experience while […]

Reporting Live from the Tragedy

“I’m terrified and freezing,” is a text message Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Business Reporter Sarah Self-Walbrick sent from the scene of the murder of Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East on October 9. Self-Walbrick, who is a Texas Tech alumna and former Hub@TTU employee, only works the “night cop” shift on Monday nights. When she got a […]

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 […]

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