Adulting 101: How to Recycle

In this episode of Adulting 101, Austin and Christian talk about the importance of recycling and how you can make an impact right here at Texas Tech University. Like Austin says, while the US accounts for only five percent of the world’s population, it creates more waste than any other country in the world. If […]

Part V: Renewable Energy On the Rise; Oil Still the Leader

By Shane Longoria and Travis Bremner Editor’s note: This is Part V in a series by TheHub@TTU examining the state of energy in Texas.  Despite rapid growth and innovation in renewable energy, the oil industry in Texas — and around the U.S. — is not slowing down anytime soon. Todd Staples, president of Texas Oil […]

Part IV: What’s Next: Wind Energy Isn’t a Breeze

Editor’s note: This is Part IV of a series from TheHub@TTU examining the state of energy in Texas.  By: Haley Turner Renewable energy sources are thriving more and more each year, and the industries hope that one day enough power will exist to power cities alone. But where does wind energy fall into the grand […]

Lubbock: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The biggest decision for many college students as their graduation date approaches is deciding where life will take them next. For Texas Tech students, they must decide whether to stay put in their beloved Lubbock or take their career elsewhere, leaving their college years behind them. Texas Tech School of Nursing alumna Kaitlyn Jones said […]

Red Light Cameras and Driver Safety in West Texas

By Haley Davis If you have ever sped to beat a red light in the Hub City, a photo of your license plate won’t be showing up in your mailbox anytime soon. Unlike Amarillo and New Mexico, red light cameras in Lubbock are a thing of the past. Though it may come as a comfort […]

“Tales of Texas Tech: Published 1923” Homecoming Traditions Then and Now

“Tales of Texas Tech: Published 1923” is the theme of this year’s homecoming week, which has begun and is highlighted by the Texas Tech Raiders facing the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jones AT&T Stadium. Bill Dean, associate professor in the College of Media and Communications, said that his homecoming experience while […]

Athletic Fees Could Increase To Improve Game Day

A proposal to raise the athletic tuition fee for Texas Tech students could make its way onto billing statements as soon as Fall 2018. The Student Athletic Fee Committee, comprised of five students and four administrative staff members, are discussing a future increase of the fee $12.80, from $57.20 to $70 per semester. Since becoming […]

Gluten Free is Sooo Granola

By: Jessica Carr A Lubbock granola business has been able to rapidly expand with the help and support from a local superfood café. Looking back, Meradyth Vestal, co-owner of Sooo Granola, would have never imagined her ailing digestive issues and the adventure to healing those stomach problems would have started her on the path she […]

Food Insecurity: How Does Hunger Affect Our Communities?

By Amanda Castro-Crist More than 13 million children in the United States lack reliable access to adequate amounts of affordable and nutritious food. They are part of the population known as “food-insecure.” Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows food insecurity among average U.S. households sat at 12.7 percent in 2015. At colleges and […]

Know the Law: Texting and Driving

With the Sept. 1 signing of Texas House Bill 62, texting and driving is now against the law statewide. According to HB 62, it is now illegal for Texans to read, write or send any electronic message from a wireless device while driving. However, this does not include when the car is stopped. As for […]

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