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Part III: What’s Holding Up Renewable Energy?

By Shane Longoria and Travis Bremner Editor's note: This is Part III of a series by TheHub@TTU's staff examining the state of energy in Texas.  The common belief about renewable energy is that it is not economically viable enough to replace fossil fuels, but those who work in renewable energy disagree. Charles Crumpley, president of Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc., says the problem is quite straightforward. "The policy of Texas is to … [More]

Part II: What’s Next for Solar Energy?

By Courtney White Editor's note: This is the second story in a series by TheHub@TTU's staff examining the state of energy in Texas.  The solar energy industry is expanding rapidly due to new processes and innovations developing all around the world. Janie McNutt, President of Solar Chef International and SolarTech Energy, said she has seen the solar industry change for the 18 years she has been involved in it. “The old wind generators … [More]

There’s a Reason it’s “Extra” Curricular

By Alyssa Soles College students around the nation could be missing out on a critical component of their collegiate career. Cindy Akers said students involved in extracurricular activities are more successful in and out of the classroom. Akers is a professor and the associate dean for academic programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She received a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary agriculture, master’s in … [More]

Dreamers’ Future in Limbo

By Lilly Quiroz Saba Nafees emigrated Lahore, Pakistan and came to the U.S. at the age of eleven to purse a better education. Today, she attends Texas Tech University as a doctoral student in mathematical biology. She is a DACA recipient. On Jan. 25, 2017, in an interview with ABC News, President Trump said, “[Dreamers] shouldn't be very worried. They are here illegally. They shouldn't be very worried. I do have a big heart.” However, … [More]

Lubbock: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The biggest decision for many college students as their graduation date approaches is deciding where life will take them next. For Texas Tech students, they must decide whether to stay put in their beloved Lubbock or take their career elsewhere, leaving their college years behind them. Texas Tech School of Nursing alumna Kaitlyn Jones said she met some of her closest friends at Tech, but it did not stop her from moving back to the Dallas … [More]

Being Transgender in Lubbock

By Hope Lenamon Cameron Crumbley and Jody Randall sit next to each other in a small office tucked away in the Center for Campus Life at Texas Tech University. To anyone passing by, these two people appear polar opposites. Crumbley is a dark-eyed, brown-haired, college-aged guy, Randall, a light-eyed, blonde, middle-aged woman. However, one aspect of their life knits them together as part of a community. Crumbley and Randall both identify … [More]

Adulting 101: How to be a Good Driver

This segment of the Hub@TTU's Adulting 101 series helps students become safer drivers. Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities in the United States, not to mention they can be incredibly expensive. Never fear, Christian has a few tips on how to be a safe and courteous driver. This video covers many common driving scenarios that often result in a crash if the drivers are careless, Christian explains how to navigate … [More]

Broadway: The History Beyond The Bars

Broadway Street is a Lubbock icon for nightlife. Bars, shops, and churches line the street from left to right as far as the eye can see. But was it always this way? Texas Tech alumnus and associate professor Bill Dean said many houses that were home to residents on Broadway have been renovated into law firms, bars, and stores. Chimy’s, The Lubbock Women’s Club, Broadway Salon, and The Fig and Flower Co. were all houses before the … [More]

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