Show Me Some (National) ID

By Mary Onishi Just like everyone has a mom, everyone has a national identity. But determining the second is a little trickier than a simple blood test. Factors such as birthright, language, beliefs, values and citizenship play a role in piecing together national identity, according to Associate Professor of U.S. at Texas Tech University History […]

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 […]

Road Trip Adventures Starting in Lubbock

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Great Divide

A look into the poverty line and education achievement gap in Lubbock, as well as what is being done to change it. According to City Data, 29 percent of Lubbock residents have an income below the poverty level, which is 7.9 percent higher than the state average. Additionally, 26.5 percent of children are below the poverty […]

Cookie Doughn’t You Want Some?

New York’s DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections has taken Facebook by storm. The viral video circulated on social media and featured flavors such as brownie batter, signature chocolate chip, and snickerdoodle. It is easy to see why everyone wants to visit this “DŌlicious” place, and Lubbock was not far behind on the trend. The Ruffled Cup started selling edible […]

Historic Lubbock Home Repurposed to Help Homeless

By Kirby Warner  The W.D. Benson House is one of Lubbock’s oldest structures, but it still has life as the Hope House, used by the organization Family Promise of Lubbock. According to the Lubbock Heritage Society website, the W.D. Benson House was originally built in 1909 for lawyer W.D. Benson and his family. It was […]

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