MDMA at EDM Festivals: Drug Safety Concerns

By Natalie Ortiz Beaming lights, high energy and beat drops make electronic dance music, or EDM, festivals popular events. But some attendees look for a higher experience, possibly risking their lives by doing so. Some concert-goers fall victim to the psychoactive drug, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, because of lack of education about potential side effects. MDMA generates feelings […]

Humans of the South Plains Fair

The smell of funnel cakes, fried cheese on a stick and turkey legs immediately conjure up images of the fair. Those smells were prevalent at the South Plains Fair this week where hundreds of patrons and workers came to enjoy the fun.

Do You Have What It Takes To Escape?

By Kaylon Jackson Looking for a unique date spot or an adventurous night out with friends? Check out Trapped! Escape the Room on 50th Street to get the fun going. Ben Posey, the owner of the establishment, said he got the idea to offer escape games from an experience he had with his wife while on a […]

Texas Tech is Just a Party School: Fact or Fiction

By Kortni Robinson Texas Tech University often appears on lists of top party schools in the country, ranking number 89 out of 1,475 party schools on the college ranking website Niche. But should this ranking be taken seriously? Talia Quigley, a freshman advertising major, said she heard about Texas Tech’s reputation before she even attended […]

YWCA to Open Water Park and Gym Facility

By Elizabeth Hale  The Lubbock chapter of the Young Women’s Christian Association is set to open a new outdoors water park and an exercise facility in Lubbock this summer. The renovation has been in the works since 2008 — two years after the YWCA bought the Sun ‘N Fun Aquatics Center at 6204 Elgin Ave., […]

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

By Joseph Marcades As the weather warms up and the grass turns green, the Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech University is preparing for another busy spring season. With an estimated 35,000 rounds of golf played on the Rawls every year, the staff is always working to maintain a tournament-level course, ranked by Golfweek as the […]

Painting Made Easy for Everyone

By Abby Aldrich and Preston Derrick Painting with a Twist allows Lubbock residents to take a break from their daily lives and make some art in the process. Local artists lead customers through painting different works of art — including seasonal, Texas and animal designs. Danielle Counts, an instructor at Painting with a Twist, said even if someone has never lifted […]

Lovers And Friends – A Valentine’s Guide

If you give a girl a bouquet of flowers, she’ll want to be your valentine. If you give a girl nothing, she’ll want to be your worst nightmare. Okay, maybe this isn’t the exact science of how one acquires a valentine, but after talking to a few Tech students there was a definite consensus about […]

Intern Roulette

Finding an internship is a total gamble. There are good internships and there are bad internships, it’s all about finding the right one for you. A part of finding a suitable internship is knowing what you want to do with your life, which can be easier said than done. Sometimes it’s best just to roll […]

Carol Of Lights 2013

Whether you had a night class, live out of town, or were simply in the back of the massive crowd, here is a recap of this year’s Carol of Lights. With almost 20,000 in attendance and the weather a little less frigid than usual, the 55th annual event was packed. Raider Red, The Masked Rider, […]

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