Dealing with Loss at Texas Tech

Members of the Texas Tech club rugby team gathered in a meeting room of the recreation building on Texas Tech University’s campus. Usually, they would be out on the rugby field warming up for practice. It was unknown to the players as most of them trickled in, but a teammate and friend was missing from the group. […]

Freestanding ERs: What to Know Before You Go

On a normal night just outside the southern city limit of Lubbock, a father had a situation on his hands. His rambunctious and fearless young daughter, Ava, just broke her leg and he had a decision to make. Far away from the Lubbock medical district, he had to decide where to take 4-year-old Ava so her leg would be […]

Locked, Loaded and Ready To Go

By Kameron Court As Campus Carry goes into effect, many people are talking about guns, but few are discussing the safety precautions they should know. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, as firearm safety has increased, the number of unintentional firearm-related fatalities has decreased. Capt. Stephen Hinkle at the Texas Tech Police Department said families who have […]

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

By Kameron Court and Caitlyn Nix Ever wondered if Texas Tech is actually haunted? There are numerous ghost stories most students have heard, and we did some research to try to determine whether they are fact or fiction. A custodian by the name of Sarah Alice Morgan was horrifically murdered by a student in the […]

But First, Let Me Take A Selfie

By Kameron Court Millennials and selfies go together like Kanye and Kanye’s love for Kanye. The picture-taking technique can be a fun way to show what you are doing, but can also be dangerous. According to a study by Luster Premium White, 95 percent of millennials have admitted to taking a selfie, and it is […]

Spring Break Tragedy in Orange Beach

The Texas Tech flag was lowered Monday in memory of Brayden Chase Coverdale, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences. Coverdale was 21 when he died in Orange Beach, Ala., on March 13. The cause of death will not be confirmed until the autopsy is completed, which could take eight to 12 weeks, but Orange […]

Pursuit of Happiness

The air around us rapidly becomes more biting. The whipping wind isn’t helping. I’m aware of a man’s voice rising and falling nearby, but I can’t make out what he is saying anymore. I’m not listening closely enough. Instead, I notice how snow flecks are falling around, disappearing just before hitting the scarlet coffin. My […]

Forever 22

I got the email on a Sunday. “I wanted to let you know that we do not have a fellowship to offer you at The Texas Tribune,” the email read. “You submitted a great application, and you were one of our semifinalists. All the best with your journalism endeavors.” My heart sunk. I would rather […]

Students Remember Friends Lost

Since two Texas Tech students died during the first week of classes, their friends have begun to share memories about the lives they lived. Kacey Callaway was 22 when he was found dead in his apartment from what police suspect was an accidental overdose on Jan. 22. Victoria Landers, a senior journalism major and a close friend of Callaway’s, said he […]

Two Tech Students Dead From Suspected Overdoses

On Friday, 22-year-old Texas Tech student Kacey Callaway was found dead in his apartment at ULofts. On Monday, 21-year-old Texas Tech student Jonathan Ross was found dead in his apartment at University Pointe. The cause of both deaths is suspected to be an accidental overdose of prescription drugs mixed with narcotics, according to Lt. Ray […]

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