Increasing Textbook Prices Upset Students

When a new semester rolls around, students know they are going to break the bank on one thing alone. Purchasing textbooks. Since 2006, the cost of a college textbook has increased by 73 percent, which happens to be more than four times the rate of inflation – according to Covering the Cost, a report from […]

More Students Now Working and Studying Through College

Tuition. Books. Supplies. Room. Board. Transportation. First thing that comes to mind? Money. With costs like these adding up for a student, working part time through college is no new phenomenon. Today, a working learner cannot pay off their education expenses making $7.25 an hour, but employment can lighten debt after graduation tremendously and pay […]

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 […]

Students Hold Black Lives Matter Demonstration

On Friday, Sept. 30, several students at Texas Tech University congregated at the Student Union Building in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Students then moved to the free speech area where they held hands, formed a circle, said a prayer and sang “Lift Every Voice,” most commonly known as a Black pride song. Some […]

Forever 22

I got the email on a Sunday. “I wanted to let you know that we do not have a fellowship to offer you at The Texas Tribune,” the email read. “You submitted a great application, and you were one of our semifinalists. All the best with your journalism endeavors.” My heart sunk. I would rather […]

Texas Higher Ed. Has A Bright Future But A Long Way To Go

A packed room in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center buzzed with anticipation as the four panelists and the moderator took the stage. Attendees expected a discussion on higher education in Texas, but they probably didn’t expect some of the answers the panelists gave. On Monday, Texas Tech University Systems Chancellor Robert Duncan, Juliet Garcia, Ph.D., state […]

Texas Tech Student Missing Since Sunday

Gordon Fang-Wong’s Facebook page shows a happy young man at Disney World, enjoying time with his family. Other pictures include a high school senior ring and a meal at Whataburger with friends. The most recent picture is of a missing person poster. Fang-Wong, a student at Texas Tech, was reported missing January 18. According to […]

Updated: Texas Primary Election Results

Here are the state and county election results that affect Texas Tech students. Winners’ names are in bold, and only the two candidates with the most votes are featured. The percentage numbers only represent Lubbock county, and were provided by the Lubbock County Election office. Governor:  Greg Abbott, R-Texas 76.38% Wendy Davis, D-Texas 22.10% Lieutenant […]

Early Voting Now Open In Texas Election

Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis, Kathie Glass or Brandon Parmer? Early voting opened on Monday, meaning it is time to choose who to vote for as the next Texas governor. Early voting will run through October 31, and Election Day will be November 4. Students who are registered to vote in another county can request a […]

Lubbock Man Does Not Appear to Have Ebola

By Sarah Self-Walbrick and Alicia Keene This morning, a Lubbock man was admitted to University Medical Center with two flu-like symptoms that are similar to Ebola, but news reports stated it has been confirmed he does not have Ebola. According to the Center for Disease Control website, clinical criteria involves having a fever above 101.5 […]

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