Trump and The Media: A Relationship Explained

By Rachel Blevins When Donald Trump held his first conference after the election on Jan. 21, he made headlines—not for his remarks about the economy or foreign policy, but for his reaction when he was asked a question by a reporter from CNN. “No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake […]

The Hidden Heroes Among Us: Odes Gish

Since being adopted at the age of 13, the road to Texas Tech University for Odes Gish was far from traditional. Searching for a way to become more self-disciplined and motivated, Gish enlisted in the United States Army in 2009 after graduating from high school. Now, he walks among the other Red Raiders on campus. Now a […]

The Hidden Heroes Among Us: Jeremy Sedeño

The Hub@TTU is launching a series focusing on veterans studying at Texas Tech University. The series, which will include photos, videos, diary entries, Q&A’s and profiles, will tell the stories of veterans transitioning back to civilian life and of those that have already made the transition. After dropping out of high school in 1995 and having his first […]

Female COMC Instructors Break International Barriers

By Rachel Blevins Though the United States is still struggling with gender pay equality and lack of paid family leave, many international women have chosen to work and study here. The Texas Tech College of Media & Communication employs several instructors who have crossed cultural barriers to pursue unique career opportunities. Sadia Cheema, a doctoral candidate and graduate instructor […]

Adviser Uses Past to Help Students’ Futures

By Kaitlin Bain Returning to Texas Tech University this school year marked a new step in an almost 20-year journey for Heath Tolleson, the journalism adviser at the College of Media & Communication. He first came to Texas Tech in 1997 as an undergraduate studying public relations. He stayed until 2003, when he decided to put more time […]

So You Think You Can Senior: Job Searching

Spring break is over, and we have eight weeks until the semester’s end. Can you believe that?! I’m officially stressed out because, like the rest of you, I’m scared to go out into the real world. It’s now time to search for jobs. Some people may not even know where to start. First, make sure your resume […]

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 […]

Panel To Discuss ISIS Recruitment Strategies

The U.S. has put much effort and money into combating the jihadist organization Islamic State, known as ISIS, but the group still has between 30,000 and 50,000 militants estimated to be fighting for it. How is that possible? This is a question Dean David Perlmutter has sought to answer in his research. He is studying how the group’s has managed […]

Journalism Student Speaks at Disability Awareness Event

October is worldwide Disability Awareness Month, and Tech’s Student Disability Services office hosted events throughout week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. George Stern, a senior journalism student who is blind, gave a speech called “Context of Disabilities” before the annual deaf bingo event Tuesday night. He started by asking the audience to name disabilities. […]

A Slice of Cam Stone’s Life

Cam Stone is a jack of all trades. He is a professor, music lover, motorcycle enthusiast and much more. I had the pleasure of being in his Intro to Journalism course, and he helped me fall in love with my major even more. Not only have I been impressed with him, but I have also overheard […]

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