Finding the Golden (Corn) Nugget

All my life, I’ve loved corn. I love it on, but mainly off, the cob. I’ll eat it plain, with butter, salt, creamed, popped, in a cup, baked into bread, but I am here to discuss the best way: stuffed into a nugget and fried. If you’re wondering what is in that brown bag, it is […]

Humans of Diversity Week

Diversity Week is “dedicated to celebrating and understanding the importance of diversity” on Texas Tech’s campus. What are the qualities that you feel make you unique? RG: I was born in Mexico but lived the most of my life in the bottom of Texas. I am mostly reserved and quiet. I think most of it […]

State Hiring Freeze Takes Tech by Surprise, Complicates Hiring Process

By Elizabeth Hale During his State of the State address in January, Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans of a hiring freeze for institutions for higher education and most state agencies in Texas. Texas Tech faculty and staff in certain departments may be affected, depending on where funds for their salaries come from. Dennis Patterson, department […]

More Students Now Working and Studying Through College

Tuition. Books. Supplies. Room. Board. Transportation. First thing that comes to mind? Money. With costs like these adding up for a student, working part time through college is no new phenomenon. Today, a working learner cannot pay off their education expenses making $7.25 an hour, but employment can lighten debt after graduation tremendously and pay […]

History of the Hub City: Celebrating 108 Years

On March 16, 1909 the city of Lubbock was incorporated, becoming home to 1,938 people. Located at the convergence of U.S. Routes 62 and 84, the Hub City became the center for all things agriculture, transportation, education and technology. According to the city website, Lubbock was named for Thomas S. Lubbock, a Texas Ranger and […]

Mural of the Story

Lubbock is known for being home to Texas Tech’s Red Raiders, but it is also rich in art, culture, and entertainment. Lubbock’s Cultural District, which includes locations in the Depot District, Texas Tech’s campus, and Art District, is home to fine arts, museums, and musical performances. The Lubbock Cultural District website describes the trendy area: “The […]

SGA Election Results: Three Victories and a Runoff

On Friday, results from the Student Government Association election were announced. Robbie Meyer will be student body president, Avery Martinez will be external vice president, and Alissa Payne will be internal vice president. There will be a runoff election between Cole McNiel and Shantanu Patil for the position of graduate vice president. “I’m excited,” Ben […]

Reel Film Day: A Celebration of 35mm Film

In recent years movies have become more accessible than ever, particularly due to online streaming services. What many do not know is when you take a trip to your local theater to watch the movie you have been dying to see, you are watching it on a digital projector. Digital projectors make playing movies an ease, […]

Sports Concussions: A Lasting Impact

Sydney Cook remembers waking up in the hospital, with no recollection of how she got there. After watching a video with her mom sitting next to her, it became clear. During a Wylie High School soccer game, Cook went up for a header against her opponent, was hit in the back of the head and pushed […]

Texas Tech Strives to be Inclusive, Supportive of LGBTQIA Community

By Amanda Castro-Crist When Kristen Hayes transferred to Texas Tech University, her main reason was one most people would not expect. “I had to transfer universities because of my sexual orientation. I was at a Christian university,” said Hayes, a university studies major who identifies as a lesbian. “I was looking to get out of […]

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