Trump and The Media: A Relationship Explained

By Rachel Blevins When Donald Trump held his first conference after the election on Jan. 21, he made headlines—not for his remarks about the economy or foreign policy, but for his reaction when he was asked a question by a reporter from CNN. “No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake […]

Muslim Imam: ‘We Feel That We Are American’

By Mary Onishi “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon was blasting through my car’s speakers when I pulled up to the Islamic Center of the South Plains, one of two mosques in Lubbock. I walked into the quiet entrance of the mosque where I was asked to slip off my Chuck Taylors and leave […]

Travel Restrictions Bring Stress, Fear for Students

By Nathan Lawson Since President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Jan. 27 banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, immigrants in the Texas Tech community have voiced their feelings. According to a fact sheet issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the seven countries being denied entry to the United States are Iraq, Syria, Sudan, […]

Activism in 2017: Tweeting the Movement

By Shane Longoria  Since the election of President Donald Trump, protestors across the country – including Lubbock – have taken to the streets to voice their opposition of his administration’s ideas and policies. Lubbock citizens gathered twice in January to join a recent wave of political demonstrations. On Jan. 21, citizens showed their support for the […]

Super Bowl 51: Betting on More Than the Spread

For many, sports are about watching games they love played by teams they love. But, for millions more, it could mean wagers involving serious amounts of cash. Sports gambling is a big business in the United States. Over the years, Americans have thrown more and more money into what has become a goliath of an industry. […]

Sugar Babies Live Life in the Lap of Luxury

By Laura Duclos “She never had sex with them,” Mary* said. “They went to dinner with her. One of them bought her some purses, shoes and clothes. Then she met her long-term sugar daddy, Tom*, and he was a lobbyist.” Mary is the friend of a successful sugar baby. During their senior year of high […]

As Families Change, So Do Sibling Relations

By Kaylyn Smith For most, a sibling is both one’s best friend and biggest headache. But is it the same for those born 10 or more years apart? Kyle Dupuis, a graduate student at Texas Tech, says it is not. He has five sisters between the ages of 14 and 25, and his relationship with his 10-years-younger sister is […]

The PoliTech Girl Speaks Out

In November of 2014 the inboxes of a Texas Tech University student filled with frantic texts from friends, her Facebook blew up with message requests, and later, her email cluttered with threats. Within weeks of the release of the PoliTech “Politically Challenged” video, it went viral, and currently has over two million views. Courtney Plunk, the […]

Living in a Trump World: Tech Students React

By Leigh Waldman It’s been more than three weeks since Donald Trump was elected president, an event that resulted in protests as well as celebrations across the country. Even though a majority of Lubbock County voters chose Trump, reactions by members of the Texas Tech community have been just as diverse as those at the national […]

The Hidden Heroes Among Us: Odes Gish

Since being adopted at the age of 13, the road to Texas Tech University for Odes Gish was far from traditional. Searching for a way to become more self-disciplined and motivated, Gish enlisted in the United States Army in 2009 after graduating from high school. Now, he walks among the other Red Raiders on campus. Now a […]

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