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, […]

Weekly Poll: Religion

According to the Pew Research Center, 47 percent of college students consider religion very important, with 36 percent of them attending religious services at least once a week. In Lubbock, previously ranked as the second most conservative city in the United States, students have an abundance of student ministry options, with most places of worship […]

Double-Edged Power: Soothe Some, Brainwash Others

Friday, November 13, 2015. This is the day everyone remembers for the horrendous news of the Paris terrorist attacks, in which 130 people were killed. As the situation unfolded, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. The French flag colors almost immediately flooded the global social space as a symbol through which people expressed sympathy, support and strength in the face […]

Texas Tech Student Mosque Vandalized

After the Texas Tech student mosque was vandalized Monday night, Adam Telfah started a gofundme, raising $625 in 19 hours. The senior electrical engineering major from Cypress, Texas, said the fundraiser is not only intended to raise money for repairs to the broken door and lights, but to raise awareness of the true message of Islam. […]

Meet Mass Comm: Wideman Captures International Cultures, Focuses on Film

Students saving to study abroad could be envious of Austin Wideman’s experience traveling through India, China, Thailand, Guatemala, Turkey and Russia — all before graduating college. Not everyone is able to see the world, but all can witness the culture, people and lifestyles he saw through his camera lens. While well-traveled, the senior electronic media and communication major has always […]

Turkish Journalist Headlines Cross-Cultural Dinner

While sipping from their warm cups, dinner guests bonded using the traditional Turkish custom of sharing a cup of coffee with friends while listening to cross-cultural and interfaith discussion. Lubbock’s Overton Hotel played host to Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol during the 10th annual Dialogue Institute of the Southwest Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony on Tuesday night, […]

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