The Truth Behind Homelessness

By: Steven Rodriguez Imagine waking up from eight hours of sleep on a soon-to-be lazy Sunday morning. The house temperature is set to 72 degrees, and you walk out of your room to watch the upcoming NFL games with your significant other making breakfast. Now imagine not having that. You wake up outside on the cold concrete during a freezing December day — having only an hour of sleep and nothing but a shopping cart […]

Bitcoin and Altcoins: The Age of Cryptocurrency

In the recession of 2008, technological advances and alleged illegitimate banking practices created a need for a new way of thinking about currency. The famous white paper written by an author under the alias of Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 laid out the foundation for the first digital currency named Bitcoin. In this system, transfers of […]

Adulting 101: How to Recycle

In this episode of Adulting 101, Austin and Christian talk about the importance of recycling and how you can make an impact right here at Texas Tech University. Like Austin says, while the US accounts for only five percent of the world’s population, it creates more waste than any other country in the world. If […]

Part IV: What’s Next: Wind Energy Isn’t a Breeze

Editor’s note: This is Part IV of a series from TheHub@TTU examining the state of energy in Texas.  By: Haley Turner Renewable energy sources are thriving more and more each year, and the industries hope that one day enough power will exist to power cities alone. But where does wind energy fall into the grand […]

Part I: What’s the Deal with Wind and Solar Energy?

Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series produced by The Hub@TTU’s staff examining the state of energy in Texas.  By Haley Turner and Courtney White Anna Thomas, the assistant research professor and associate managing director at the National Wind Institute, said the United States Department of Energy has set benchmarks regarding how much […]

Part II: What’s Next for Solar Energy?

By Courtney White Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series by TheHub@TTU’s staff examining the state of energy in Texas.  The solar energy industry is expanding rapidly due to new processes and innovations developing all around the world. Janie McNutt, President of Solar Chef International and SolarTech Energy, said she has seen […]

Lubbock: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The biggest decision for many college students as their graduation date approaches is deciding where life will take them next. For Texas Tech students, they must decide whether to stay put in their beloved Lubbock or take their career elsewhere, leaving their college years behind them. Texas Tech School of Nursing alumna Kaitlyn Jones said […]

Adulting 101: How to be a Good Driver

This segment of the Hub@TTU’s Adulting 101 series helps students become safer drivers. Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities in the United States, not to mention they can be incredibly expensive. Never fear, Christian has a few tips on how to be a safe and courteous driver. This video covers many […]

Broadway: The History Beyond The Bars

Broadway Street is a Lubbock icon for nightlife. Bars, shops, and churches line the street from left to right as far as the eye can see. But was it always this way? Texas Tech alumnus and associate professor Bill Dean said many houses that were home to residents on Broadway have been renovated into law […]

Red Light Cameras and Driver Safety in West Texas

By Haley Davis If you have ever sped to beat a red light in the Hub City, a photo of your license plate won’t be showing up in your mailbox anytime soon. Unlike Amarillo and New Mexico, red light cameras in Lubbock are a thing of the past. Though it may come as a comfort […]

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