14 New Artists of 2017

2017 has been incredibly fruitful in terms of musical releases, in particular the new acts we have been introduced to. So, in that spirit, here is The Hub@TTU’s list of exciting new artists of 2017. Happy listening. 1. Alex Lahey Hailing from Australia, Alex Lahey brings an exciting, blissful energy to indie rock. On her […]

What’s In a Name: Which Songs of the Same Name Are the Best

In the world of music, there are only so many titles that exist when naming a song, so it is inevitable that there will be some overlap. However, that does not mean all songs are equal, and the most important thing an artist can do is ensure their song is the best among all other […]

WrestleMania: ‘The Grandest Stage of Them All’

By Brandon Medina WrestleMania 33, the wrestling industry’s biggest event of the year, took place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on April 2. This year’s WrestleMania featured wrestlers such as Randy Orton, Triple H, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and The Undertaker, who all work under World Wrestling Entertainment. Andrew Marks, a […]

Is Jazz in a La La Land or a Desolate One?

By Mary Onishi In Damien Chazelle’s modern musical “La La Land,” Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian, a pianist passionate about saving jazz and opening his own club in Los Angeles. Sebastian’s passion is driven by the idea that jazz music is dying. But is it? Assistant Professor of Jazz at Texas Tech Ben Haugland said this […]

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 […]

Mural of the Story

Lubbock is known for being home to Texas Tech’s Red Raiders, but it is also rich in art, culture, and entertainment. Lubbock’s Cultural District, which includes locations in the Depot District, Texas Tech’s campus, and Art District, is home to fine arts, museums, and musical performances. The Lubbock Cultural District website describes the trendy area: “The […]

Konsidering the Kardashians: Role Models or Hollow Stars?

Even though the ratings of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” have fallen since its premiere in 2007, the stars of the show continue to have as much of a hold on our imaginations as ever. The reality series focuses on sisters Khloé, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, along with Kendall and Kylie Jenner and parents Kris and Caitlyn […]

Student Spotlight: Locke Takes on New York

It took many hours of research and many Google searches for Lauren Locke, a Texas Tech graduate student, to find her dream internship. But the effort paid off. This fall, she is hard at work at the Rockefeller Center  in New York as an intern for the “The Meredith Vieira Show.” “It still gives me chills walking […]

Cinema Lovers Flock to Alamo Drafthouse

Looking for arthouse movies? Look no further than Lubbock’s West Loop 289. Alamo Drafthouse, which opened in April 2014, is hosting this weekend’s Flatland Film Festival along with the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. The festival is featuring features and shorts from local flimmakers. Robert Peaslee, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism […]

Do You Like Sports and Entertainment? Get Certified!

Texas Tech’s College of Media & Communication is offering two new undergraduate certificates this fall—in sports and entertainment media. Students will still declare a major, but the certificates allow them to concentrate on an area that interests them and to get credit for the classes they have taken on the topic. Showing potential employers what they […]

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