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Sustainability or Accountability?

By Lilly Quiroz Texas Tech University was recently ranked No. 215 among the Sierra Club 2017 “Cool Schools.” Universities were ranked according to sustainability practices in areas such as innovation and academics. Texas A&M University came in at No. 127. Other Texas schools that ranked higher than Tech include Rice University, University of Texas Arlington, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, University of Houston, Baylor … [More]

Up All Night: Do All-Nighters Really Help?

By Shane Longoria and Courtney White “It’s worse than a hangover,”  Alexandria Fuller said. “Honestly. I feel sick, like I have a cold and a headache. I’m sensitive to light and sound. I’m extremely irritable. I’m sleepy, but I can’t get to sleep.” The Texas Tech senior history major said she is against all-nighters, but feels they are necessary sometimes if you are behind. “I have to pass. I have to get As and Bs,” Fuller said.  Many … [More]

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 heat pad, anything that’s going to increase the circulation to the skin, you’re dead,” PharmD and Professor … [More]

Poll: Have You Pulled an All-Nighter?

Some say that all-nighters (staying up all night to study) are just a part of college life. But research shows that lack of sleep can increase stress levels, negatively affect your health and hinder your ability to focus. Some students may feel that this is an even trade for the extra study time an all-nighter provides. This is why The Hub@TTU would like to know whether or not Texas Tech students are participating in this practice. Tell us … [More]

Food Insecurity: How Does Hunger Affect Our Communities?

By Amanda Castro-Crist More than 13 million children in the United States lack reliable access to adequate amounts of affordable and nutritious food. They are part of the population known as “food-insecure.” Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows food insecurity among average U.S. households sat at 12.7 percent in 2015. At colleges and universities, reports show food insecurity is much higher. Almost half of students surveyed … [More]

Politics of Long-Term Birth Control

By Kristen Barton In 2016, some women were deciding who to vote for. Texas Tech student Gaby Wohead was worrying about how the presidential election would affect her affordable access to birth control. As the election inched closer and Wohead saw the chance that Donald Trump would become president, she decided to make sure her reproductive health was under her control. After hearing President Trump's proposed health care plan, she was … [More]

Know the Law: Texting and Driving

With the Sept. 1 signing of Texas House Bill 62, texting and driving is now against the law statewide. According to HB 62, it is now illegal for Texans to read, write or send any electronic message from a wireless device while driving. However, this does not include when the car is stopped. As for the punishment associated with breaking this new law, a first offense will be a misdemeanor with a fine of at least $25 and not more than … [More]

Students Weather the Effects of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey directly impacted Rockport, Texas, about 30 miles north of Corpus Christi, according to The New York Times. As it moved further from the coast, it downgraded to a tropical storm and has dumped "catastrophic rains" over southeastern Texas, including Houston and surrounding areas, as well as southwestern Louisiana. The storm has taken at least 18 lives, prompted thousands of rescues, and caused extreme flooding that may continue … [More]

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