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. […]

Trump and The Media: A Relationship Explained

By Rachel Blevins When Donald Trump held his first conference after the election on Jan. 21, he made headlines—not for his remarks about the economy or foreign policy, but for his reaction when he was asked a question by a reporter from CNN. “No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake […]

Travel Restrictions Bring Stress, Fear for Students

By Nathan Lawson Since President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Jan. 27 banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, immigrants in the Texas Tech community have voiced their feelings. According to a fact sheet issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the seven countries being denied entry to the United States are Iraq, Syria, Sudan, […]

Media Roll with the Punches During Election Night

By Natalie Ortiz KLBK reporter Leslie Adami described the 2016 presidential election coverage for the KLBK and KAMC news duopoly as “chaotic.” Adami covered the Lubbock County Democrats watch party. This was Adami’s third time covering an election, but her first time without help from one of the station’s photographers. “Being a [multimedia journalist] means you […]

SGA Officers Give Opinions on Election

By MiKenna Williams Members of the Texas Tech University Student Government Association share an interest in both small- and large-scale politics, though their opinions diverge. Watch SGA executive officers and senators discuss their opinions on the presidential election, their voting decisions and the significance of this event. Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this video do not […]

Lubbock Voters Speak Out

By Alyssa Chrisope Over 73,000 Lubbock County residents voted for president in this year’s election. Many of these voters cast ballots for parties they have never voted for before; others were firm in their vote. Of the 12 voters who openly shared their voting decisions, two had voted for Hillary Clinton, one for Gary Johnson, and […]

Shock and Grief Replace Happy Mood at Dems’ Party

By Leigh Waldman and Violeta Trevizo The excitement was palpable Tuesday night at the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group headquarters as the Lubbock County Democrats occupied the space for their watch party of the presidential election. As it was announced around 7:30 p.m. that Texas, a traditionally Republican state, was split almost down the middle with Hillary […]

Spirits Run High for GOP After Win

By Blaine Hill, Courtney Plunk and Violeta Trevizo After a long election season, Americans could not wait to see who would be the next president of the United States. It was no different for Lubbock as local GOP members gathered at the Legacy Event Center for their watch party of the 2016 election. “I think that it’s a […]

Election Day 2016 Photo Gallery

Political groups across the South Plains celebrated and commiserated the results of the 2016 presidential election Tuesday night. From campaigning to watching the results unfold, these groups made the night memorable.

Party-Goers React to Trump’s Unexpected Win

By Breann Robinson At around 1:35 a.m. on Nov. 9, Donald Trump became the president-elect of the United States. People around the world were shocked to see the results of the election. So were members of Texas Tech’s Kappa Alpha Theta chapter, who had gathered for an election night party. Haley Britzky hosted the event, bringing her friends […]

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