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 […]

Weekly Poll: Online Misrepresentation

Brought to mainstream attention by the MTV show “Catfish,” some people choose to misrepresent themselves through social media. The television show tells stories of people who have online relationships, but have never actually met their significant other. While it may seem obvious that the people in this show are being fooled, there are many ways to […]

Weekly Poll: Religion

According to the Pew Research Center, 47 percent of college students consider religion very important, with 36 percent of them attending religious services at least once a week. In Lubbock, previously ranked as the second most conservative city in the United States, students have an abundance of student ministry options, with most places of worship […]

Weekly Poll: American Apartment Horror Story

Apartment living is not always easy, from dealing with roommates to management and maintenance. Having a difficult roommate can cause students’ grades to drop, according to a 2012 story from the Huffington Post. Some characteristics of a bad roommate include not cleaning, hogging space and resources and not respecting each other, according to HelloGiggles. im […]

Top Hat: CEO, Students and Professors Weigh In

Top Hat’s online education programs are used by more than two million students at more than 700 universities. Its expansion now includes Texas Tech, where use of Top Hat in classes been met with mixed feelings from students, particularly regarding its cost and usefulness as a way for instructors to give quizzes and take attendance. The interactive teaching […]

Weekly Poll: What Do You Use Tinder For?

Tinder is a dating application available in the App Store and Google Play. According to the description, it has “changed the way people meet around the world.” The app is like a game. After signing up or linking your Facebook, you are shown pictures of people of the gender you prefer. If you like what […]

Weekly Poll: Is the Clear Bag Policy Effective?

Starting August 19, Texas Tech implemented a “clear bag policy” at all athletic department-sponsored sporting events. According to Tech’s website, the policy will allow fans to enter games without prohibited items at “a much smoother pace.” Some of these prohibited items include alcohol, drugs, firearms and coolers. Small clutch bags and medically necessary equipment will […]

Weekly Poll: Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Last week, Target announced transgender staff members and customers are now welcome to use the restroom or fitting room that corresponds best with their gender identity. Since the announcement, many Target customers have openly boycotted the superstore and refused to go back because of the new policy. Gender-neutral restrooms have been a hot topic across […]

Weekly Poll: Fake IDs

Local bars have recently cracked down on fake ID use, with many Broadway establishments requesting multiple forms of identification before one is allowed to enter. According to a 2013 poll, a quarter of 1,000 students surveyed used a fake ID to obtain alcohol before they turned 21. The more frequently the respondents used fake IDs, […]

Weekly Poll: Student Wellness Center

Students at Texas Tech pay a $75 medical services fee each semester. This entitles them to discounted medical assistance through Student Health Services, depending on their insurance status. But are students actually utilizing the Student Wellness Center? Walk-ins and appointments are welcome, but students have complained of long wait times, with reports of it sometimes […]

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