Part V: Renewable Energy On the Rise; Oil Still the Leader

By Shane Longoria and Travis Bremner Editor’s note: This is Part V in a series by TheHub@TTU examining the state of energy in Texas.  Despite rapid growth and innovation in renewable energy, the oil industry in Texas — and around the U.S. — is not slowing down anytime soon. Todd Staples, president of Texas Oil […]

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 III: What’s Holding Up Renewable Energy?

By Shane Longoria and Travis Bremner Editor’s note: This is Part III of a series by TheHub@TTU’s staff examining the state of energy in Texas.  The common belief about renewable energy is that it is not economically viable enough to replace fossil fuels, but those who work in renewable energy disagree. Charles Crumpley, president of […]

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 […]

Say ‘Hola’ to Learning a New Language

By Mary Onishi A report by the Modern Language Institute revealed that American enrollment in foreign language courses in higher education is declining. Chairperson of the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures at Texas Tech University Erin Collopy said one reason enrollment rate in foreign language courses is dropping is because students don’t […]

Marriage and Divorce from a Millennial Point of View

Whether it is a discovered note of betrayal, a heated confrontation, or a drink from a bottle, three stories paint a picture of marriage and divorce among a new generation. Growing up with divorced parents has shaped these millennials into who they are today and contributed to the way they make life-long commitments. According to […]

Story Behind the Story: Leslie Postal on the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

In the second episode of The Story Behind the Story podcast, Katie Main is joined by Orlando Sentinel Education Reporter Leslie Postal. Orlando Sentinel covered many stories after the mass murder at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida of June 2016, including profiles of survivors, friends and every person who died. One of Postal’s articles profiled […]

Proposed Voucher Program Stirs Conversation in Lubbock Schools

By Rachel Blevins Dominant figures within the Trump Administration have voiced support for a voucher program that could bring changes in funding to public and private schools. The possibility of its implementation is raising concerns among administrators in Lubbock. Keith Bryant, superintendent of the Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District, said he sees such a program as […]

Celebrities, Politics, and Opinions

By Carley Banks If we listen to celebrities about their latest diet, go-to makeup product, or favorite vacation spot, why do we not listen to their opinion on politics? Whether it is on Twitter, Instagram, or an award show, celebrities have not been silent when it comes to current events, and they have received a lot […]

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