Broadway: The History Beyond The Bars

Broadway Street is a Lubbock icon for nightlife. Bars, shops, and churches line the street from left to right as far as the eye can see. But was it always this way? Texas Tech alumnus and associate professor Bill Dean said many houses that were home to residents on Broadway have been renovated into law […]

The PoliTech Girl Speaks Out

In November of 2014 the inboxes of a Texas Tech University student filled with frantic texts from friends, her Facebook blew up with message requests, and later, her email cluttered with threats. Within weeks of the release of the PoliTech “Politically Challenged” video, it went viral, and currently has over two million views. Courtney Plunk, the […]

Historical Hub City

The second your tires hit the cobblestone roads in downtown Lubbock, you can feel the history of the town rattling your tires. But despite being over 100 years old, Lubbock citizens do not always think of their town having a deep history. “Because Lubbock wasn’t incorporated until 1909, people in Lubbock don’t think of themselves as […]

Four Generations See Texas Tech Through the Years

Over the span of 93 years, Texas Tech University has grown from a piece of legislation to Texas Technological College to a national university with an enrollment of over 35,000 students. Among Tech’s fiercely loyal fans are many families for whom pursuing higher education in Lubbock has become a tradition and an expectation. One of them is the […]

PoliTech Is at It Again, Releases New Video

PoliTech, a Texas Tech organization known for a 2014 viral video showing college students’ limited knowledge about American government and politics, has posted a second video. “Politically Challenged: Texas Tech Edition” has been viewed more than 2.5 million times on YouTube, and has elicited much criticism from various quarters. In the new video, the premise […]

Best-Selling Author Max Brooks to Speak at COMC, Elaborates on Writing

Flipping through a graphic novel, images from history come alive, illustrating the story of the first all-African-American infantry regiment facing racism, wartime conflict and eventually, rightfully earned glory. While this pictorial record is available at bookstores, the author himself will speak at Texas Tech University today, with a Q & A portion open to audience […]

Ranching Heritage Center Celebrates 45th Annual Ranch Day

By Maddy McCarty On Saturday April 11, the National Ranching Heritage Center held its 45th annual Ranch Day. The event celebrated prairie life, and gave visitors a look into West Texas’s past. Cara Vandergriff contributed to this post. Texas Tech’s National Ranching Heritage Center celebrated our state’s rich history of ranching with its 45th annual Ranch […]

The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright at Lubbock Lights

“You can’t be involved in the Texas music scene and not be influenced by the music from the South Plains,” Terri Hendrix said. Hendrix, a singer-songwriter from San Marcos, Texas, said musicians like former Lubbockites Terry Allen and Joe Ely have inspired her particular sound. On April 9, she had the opportunity to play with a […]

Classes You Don’t Know About… But Should

Not every class is going to excite students and get them engaged, but some absolutely will, and these classes may not be as traditional as you would think. I searched high and low and spoke with professors and students on the Texas Tech University campus to discover the most unique and interesting classes offered to undergraduate students.  Below […]

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 […]

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