Muslim Imam: ‘We Feel That We Are American’

By Mary Onishi “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon was blasting through my car’s speakers when I pulled up to the Islamic Center of the South Plains, one of two mosques in Lubbock. I walked into the quiet entrance of the mosque where I was asked to slip off my Chuck Taylors and leave […]

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, […]

Working for You: Direct Sales Transforms Careers

People are finding newfound financial freedom in what is aptly named the “you economy.” Sometimes called the “freedom economy,” these direct sales jobs allow employees to earn extra income or make enough money to be financially stable with the perk of having a flexible schedule. Many factors cause people to launch a non-traditional career like this, including trying to makes […]

The Benefits and Downfalls of Leaving Home

Erin Willis is a senior journalism major from Ropesville, Texas, who moved out of her childhood home to Lubbock in October. She lives with two roommates in a three-bedroom house that is owned by one of her roommate’s grandparents. Willis said that she drove around 30 minutes every day to get to school at Texas […]

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