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‘I’ll Do It Tomorrow:’ The Procrastinator’s Motto

By Haylee Uptergrove Cell phones, social media and Netflix: the college student’s perfect trifecta for avoiding homework. Throw in a nap and hanging out with friends, and it is the perfect recipe for the phenomenon that plagues most college students: procrastination. Procrastination is something studies show students start dealing with early on in their collegiate years, often a habit that dates back to high school. According to a 2007 … [More]

Duffield Jumping Back into Action

“Stay off of high jump competing and rest for six months or go ahead with surgery.” No athlete wants to hear these words — especially one who is training for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. After a month of resting, the training resumed and the pain returned. By December 2015, JaCorian Duffield could no longer jump or run and had to completely quit training. After going in for an MRI, his fear was confirmed: 10 stress fractures found in his … [More]

More Than a Check-In

By Laura Ragsdale More than 128,600 people have checked into J&B Coffee on Facebook, according to their page, and that number grows every day. Scott Cline, owner of J&B Coffee Company, said his coffee shop uses the Facebook check-in feature to allow customers to connect to the Wi-Fi. “The Facebook check-in feature was brought to us and it was a no brainer,” Cline said. He said J&B is very limited on the amount of Wi-Fi … [More]

Story Behind the Story: David Fahrenthold and the 2016 Election

In the third episode of The Story Behind the Story podcast, Katie Main is joined by Washington Post reporter and recent Pulitzer Prize winner David Fahrenthold. Fahrenthold spent more than two years covering the 2016 presidential election, specifically investigating Donald Trump's charitable donations. Fahrenthold's findings received significant attention and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. The podcast below … [More]

Food on Campus: What’s the Story?

For students on Texas Tech University’s campus, food is a big deal. From salad to home style cooking, there are tons of options. But, few people are truly aware of how these food options come to campus and why there are not certain types of food options that students often ask for. Alan Cushman, manager and business developer for Texas Tech’s Hospitality Services, said, often, these food options take a lot of time and planning to get them … [More]

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 the nonprofit Student Public Interest Research Groups, otherwise known as PIRGs. Kayla Stephens, a graduate student in the Texas Tech … [More]

A Colorful Celebration of Culture

The Holi Festival, also known as the "Festival of Colors," is a Hindu festival celebrating Spring and other famous Hindu mythologies, mainly the triumph of "good over evil." Texas Tech held its own celebration on Saturday. Its main purpose is to push past social boundaries of caste, race, and other barriers to bring people together in harmony and showcase unity and prosperity. This is an important part of Indian culture which pushed past … [More]

New Parking App Whooshes Onto Campus

By Travis Bremner Last month, Texas Tech Transportation & Parking Services expanded their partnership with Parkeon to provide a new pay-for-parking mobile app on campus called Whoosh. Stacy Stockard, marketing coordinator for Transportation & Parking Services, said the department thinks Whoosh will offer a better service and will be easier for customers to use. She said the app can automatically locate where a user is parked, which … [More]

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