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 […]

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 […]

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