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 […]

LARPing: From Fantasy to Reality

By Breanna Bordelon In American culture, there is an expectation that growing up means leaving behind the fantasy world harbored in the childhood imagination. One community, however, defies the norm by bringing their childhood fantasies to life. LARPing, or Live Action Roleplaying, is a form of role play where participants, usually dressed in costume, totally […]

Classes You Should Know About: An Update

With the main focus being on following degree plans and taking courses just to meet requirements, students tend to overlook the variety of courses Tech offers. Our last list of unique, attention-getting courses still gets many hits, so we wanted to give an update. Some of these classes are full for the fall, but students can watch […]

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 […]

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