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 […]

Twittersphere Responds to Election

By Laura Duclos Last night’s Donald Trump victory in the presidential election came as a surprise to many Americans. Although people were spread throughout election watch parties, their homes, bars and public areas, such as town squares or parks, everyone was able to come together via social media to express support for the candidate they voted for […]

Media Roll with the Punches During Election Night

By Natalie Ortiz KLBK reporter Leslie Adami described the 2016 presidential election coverage for the KLBK and KAMC news duopoly as “chaotic.” Adami covered the Lubbock County Democrats watch party. This was Adami’s third time covering an election, but her first time without help from one of the station’s photographers. “Being a [multimedia journalist] means you […]

SGA Officers Give Opinions on Election

By MiKenna Williams Members of the Texas Tech University Student Government Association share an interest in both small- and large-scale politics, though their opinions diverge. Watch SGA executive officers and senators discuss their opinions on the presidential election, their voting decisions and the significance of this event. Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this video do not […]

Lubbock Voters Speak Out

By Alyssa Chrisope Over 73,000 Lubbock County residents voted for president in this year’s election. Many of these voters cast ballots for parties they have never voted for before; others were firm in their vote. Of the 12 voters who openly shared their voting decisions, two had voted for Hillary Clinton, one for Gary Johnson, and […]

Shock and Grief Replace Happy Mood at Dems’ Party

By Leigh Waldman and Violeta Trevizo The excitement was palpable Tuesday night at the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group headquarters as the Lubbock County Democrats occupied the space for their watch party of the presidential election. As it was announced around 7:30 p.m. that Texas, a traditionally Republican state, was split almost down the middle with Hillary […]

Election Day 2016 Photo Gallery

Political groups across the South Plains celebrated and commiserated the results of the 2016 presidential election Tuesday night. From campaigning to watching the results unfold, these groups made the night memorable.

Diverse Supporters Demonstrate for “Black Lives Matter”

On Tuesday, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Lubbock held a demonstration in support of Black Lives Matter. It was located at the Timothy Cole Memorial, which is named after a former African-American student at Texas Tech who died in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape. Sarah Jones, a senior art history major from Keller, Texas, is […]

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