The Story Behind the Story: Sarah Self-Walbrick

In this episode of The Story Behind the Story, Anna Holland is joined by Sarah Self-Walbrick, the business reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Self-Walbrick covered the shooting of campus Police Officer Floyd East Jr. at the Texas Tech University Police Department in October of 2017. She contributed on-site reporting over the developing situation before […]

Athletic Fees Could Increase To Improve Game Day

A proposal to raise the athletic tuition fee for Texas Tech students could make its way onto billing statements as soon as Fall 2018. The Student Athletic Fee Committee, comprised of five students and four administrative staff members, are discussing a future increase of the fee $12.80, from $57.20 to $70 per semester. Since becoming […]

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 […]

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 […]

Humans of Diversity Week

Diversity Week is “dedicated to celebrating and understanding the importance of diversity” on Texas Tech’s campus. What are the qualities that you feel make you unique? RG: I was born in Mexico but lived the most of my life in the bottom of Texas. I am mostly reserved and quiet. I think most of it […]

Biking to Class Quickly and Safely

Since Texas Tech has one of the biggest continuous campuses in the United States, some students choose to ride bicycles to get to class faster than walking. But, as James Mandujano warns, with all the pedestrians and vehicles on campus, bikers and walkers alike need to stay alert to avoid mishaps. The senior management information systems major […]

Art and Quotes Inspire on Texas Tech Campus

The Public Art Program at the Texas Tech University System was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998 to enrich campus environments and extend the educational mission at each university. Through this program, artworks are funded and added to the system’s multiple campuses. Texas Tech’s Lubbock campus has more than 100 pieces created by some of today’s […]

The Hidden Heroes Among Us: Justin Holt

The Hub@TTU is launching a series focusing on veterans studying at Texas Tech University. The series, which will include photos, videos, diary entries, Q&A’s and profiles, will tell the stories of veterans transitioning back to civilian life and of those that have already made the transition.  Feet that have walked in the most dangerous territories in the world […]

ICYMI: Summer in Raiderland

Texas Tech University can look like a ghost town over the summer, but the news never sleeps. Here’s what you missed in Lubbock this summer. Title IX Investigation in Rawls: In June, reports of a 2014 Title IX investigation involving Franco Parisi surfaced, claiming the former visiting international scholar created hostile environments. The report claims […]

Debunking the Myths Behind Rape Culture

By Jayme Lozano Rape. For many, it’s a hard word to see and an even harder conversation to have. Ignoring the topic, however, only leads to confusion and a disturbing trend called rape culture. The most significant aspect of rape culture is victim blaming, meaning the victims get blamed for putting themselves in situations they should […]

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