Sugar Babies Live Life in the Lap of Luxury

By Laura Duclos “She never had sex with them,” Mary* said. “They went to dinner with her. One of them bought her some purses, shoes and clothes. Then she met her long-term sugar daddy, Tom*, and he was a lobbyist.” Mary is the friend of a successful sugar baby. During their senior year of high […]

Documentary: (Un)Registered

By Anna Claire Beasley, Juan Gil, Justin Rex, Spencer Grzywacz and Allison Kowalczyk Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It happens everywhere, including Lubbock. Watch this documentary to learn more.

Lubbock Health Community: ‘Sex Ed Wanted’

By Kristen Barton, Amanda Castro-Crist and Lilly Quiroz Since the number of syphilis cases in Lubbock County tripled in the first four months of 2016 compared to 2015, the State Health Department issued an outbreak alert and the Lubbock Board of Health created a committee in May to address the issue of STDs. The alert was issued in […]

Debunking the Myths Behind Rape Culture

By Jayme Lozano Rape. For many, it’s a hard word to see and an even harder conversation to have. Ignoring the topic, however, only leads to confusion and a disturbing trend called rape culture. The most significant aspect of rape culture is victim blaming, meaning the victims get blamed for putting themselves in situations they should […]

Raider Rash: Fact or Fiction?

By Kortni Robinson Raider Rash. The dreaded term. We’ve all heard of it. We’ve all been embarrassed by it. But the question still remains, is it real? The phrase is a slang term for STDs at Texas Tech University, according to Urban Dictionary, which also suggests that Tech is known for a high STD rate—one in […]

Weekly Poll: Have You Ever Hooked Up Through Tinder?

Claiming to help users find friends, relationships or anything in between, Tinder has made more than 9 billion matches, according to its website. Based on a user’s self-declared gender, age, location and partner preferences, Tinder identifies potential matches. If a user is interested in a match, he or she swipes right. If the match is […]

Daisy-Petal-Picking Loses Ground to HIV Testing

You might have seen the signs at the Student Union Building earlier this week: “Free HIV testing.” Really? Who would do that? Two Hub@TTU reporters did so we could tell you what to expect. Breann Robinson and I attended the HIV/AIDS awareness event on Wednesday held by the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center and StarCare. We were […]

Weekly Poll: Would You Go to Planned Parenthood?

“Planned Parenthood Lubbock” is one of the most common search terms that lead people to The Hub@TTU, sending visitors to an article about two local Planned Parenthood locations that closed in 2013. The Planned Parenthood locations in Lubbock offered STI/STD testing and treatment, cancer and preventative screenings, contraception and abortions. When Generation Healthcare acquired Planned Parenthood […]

STI Stigma: Here To Stay

By Audra Coffman, Halima Fasasi and Alyssa Herzog Sexually transmitted infections are no dinner-table topic, but statistically speaking, you probably know many people who have them. There are 110 million STIs in the U.S.,  both existing and new cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty million new infections occur each year, about half […]

Define Your Line Campaign Encourages Open Sexual Communication

Texas Tech University students hold up a sign reading, “Have Better Sex.” Preparing to announce “Define Your Line,” a sexual communication and awareness campaign, this group of about 20 students will be speaking to a variety of student organizations, and spreading key points of the movement, before the official launch on March 23. Focusing on reaching student organizations, […]

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