Activism in 2017: Tweeting the Movement

By Shane Longoria  Since the election of President Donald Trump, protestors across the country – including Lubbock – have taken to the streets to voice their opposition of his administration’s ideas and policies. Lubbock citizens gathered twice in January to join a recent wave of political demonstrations. On Jan. 21, citizens showed their support for the […]

At Your Fingertips: Knowledge or Trouble?

By Courtney Plunk April 3, 1973, was a date that would change the world, although few knew it at the time. On this fateful day, an engineer made the first-ever mobile phone call. Four years later, the first home computer hit the stores, and ten years later, Motorola released the first commercial mobile phone. Shelley Barba, Texas […]

War Now Coming To You Live On Facebook

By Alyssa Chrisope It’s 2016, the day and age when you can live stream the World Series, presidential debates, your favorite animal exhibit at the zoo and now, war. The decision of several major news networks to broadcast the advance on Mosul, Iraq, where the Islamic State took a crucial stand, live on Facebook sparked […]

Twittersphere Responds to Election

By Laura Duclos Last night’s Donald Trump victory in the presidential election came as a surprise to many Americans. Although people were spread throughout election watch parties, their homes, bars and public areas, such as town squares or parks, everyone was able to come together via social media to express support for the candidate they voted for […]

Local Democrats: Media Not Feeling The “Bern”

By Jayme Lozano As the race to the White House heats up, voters are taking a harder look at how presidential candidates are portrayed by the media. While there is no lack of coverage for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, supporters of Bernie Sanders across the country have expressed concerns about a media blackout against their candidate. […]

Failed It or Nailed It: Contouring

A contour is “the outline or outer edge of something,” says the Merriam-Webster dictionary. But what does this mean when talking about makeup? According to According to Allure, modern-day contouring is “all about enhancing cheekbones, slimming your face, and tricking the eye in a believable way.” The earliest known use of the makeup technique was in the 1940s, when makeup […]

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 […]

#PrayForParis … and the Rest of the World

As the news of the Islamic State’s attacks on Paris unfolded, variations of a social media post began to stir controversy across platforms. The post highlighted tragic events across the world and encouraged expressions of sympathy. But the “Pray for…” hashtag quickly spilled onto unrelated events, including an undersea earthquake that could have led to a massive loss of […]

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. […]

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