Fentanyl: Investigations into the Dangerous Drug Scene in the South Plains

By Elizabeth Hale Lubbock police and addiction rehabilitation providers are in the midst of a battle against an extremely dangerous and deadly prescription pain medication: Fentanyl. “The patches are so highly concentrated to push the Fentanyl through the skin, that if they break open, and get on your skin, you’re dead. If you use a […]

#TuneInTuesday: DAMN.

By Courtney White After posting a cryptic teaser on Instagram the morning of March 23, Kendrick Lamar released a track called “The Heart (Pt.4)” and fans went crazy. He ends the song by telling industry opponents “Y’all got ‘til April the 7th to get y’all sh*t together”. On April 7, fans were disappointed due to […]

Reel Film Day: A Celebration of 35mm Film

In recent years movies have become more accessible than ever, particularly due to online streaming services. What many do not know is when you take a trip to your local theater to watch the movie you have been dying to see, you are watching it on a digital projector. Digital projectors make playing movies an ease, […]

Story behind the Story Podcast: Episode One

In the Story behind the Story podcast, which debuts with an interview of Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reporter Lucinda Holt, The Hub@TTU will explore how journalists find and report stories. The podcast’s content will be both local and national in scope, covering a variety of topics, from crime to sports to human interest and general news. Texas […]

Happy Birthday or Merry Christmas?

By Blaine Hill ‘Tis the season for feasts, holiday parties and Christmas shenanigans. Can you imagine a birthday celebration on top of all this? But December babies say their birthdays have never been eclipsed by the other festivities. Weston Davis, an electronic media and communications major at Texas Tech, was born on Dec. 15. He said his family always worked hard […]

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 […]

A Blooming Impact

By Samantha Brookes Most of the time there are fully bloomed, colorful flowers on the Texas Tech University campus, and almost never dead ones. This is ensured by the maintenance crews who plant the flowers already blooming and then replace them when they start to fade. The changing of the flowers on campus, though not as […]

Owning Guns Gives Some Lubbockites Peace of Mind

By Jessica Parrott Two Texas Tech University students, roommates Cole Guarisco and Hayden Hood, live on 28th Street, about three streets away from where a burglary occurred in October. During the burglary in the 3700 block of 28th Street, the suspect was shot in the abdomen by the homeowner. The students said they would have reacted the […]

Increasing International Students, Hard Workers

By Lilly Quiroz During the academic year of 1972-73, there were 146,000 international students in the United States. Last year, there were 974,926, and Texas Tech University accounted for 2,131 of those international students. Binari Witanapatirana, an admissions counselor for marketing at Texas Tech from Colombo, Sri Lanka, came to the U.S. for her undergraduate studies […]

Texas is Feeling Blue

By Kristen Barton The last time Texas elected a democratic presidential candidate was John F. Kennedy forty years ago, which means Texas Tech University students could witness Texas electing a democratic presidential candidate for the first time in their lives on Nov. 8. According to an NPR article, the presidential race is closer in Texas […]

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