Sports Nutrition: More than Just Feeding Athletes

By Laura Ragsdale The pressure to perform well at the collegiate level is at the forefront of every athlete’s mind. However, something that seems to be the foundation of their performance, is properly fueling their bodies. Director of Texas Tech University Sports Nutrition Program, Dayna McCutchin, said she was the school’s first registered dietitian when […]

Up All Night: Do All-Nighters Really Help?

By Shane Longoria and Courtney White “It’s worse than a hangover,”  Alexandria Fuller said. “Honestly. I feel sick, like I have a cold and a headache. I’m sensitive to light and sound. I’m extremely irritable. I’m sleepy, but I can’t get to sleep.” The Texas Tech senior history major said she is against all-nighters, but […]

Poll: Have You Pulled an All-Nighter?

Some say that all-nighters (staying up all night to study) are just a part of college life. But research shows that lack of sleep can increase stress levels, negatively affect your health and hinder your ability to focus. Some students may feel that this is an even trade for the extra study time an all-nighter […]

Students Weather the Effects of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey directly impacted Rockport, Texas, about 30 miles north of Corpus Christi, according to The New York Times. As it moved further from the coast, it downgraded to a tropical storm and has dumped “catastrophic rains” over southeastern Texas, including Houston and surrounding areas, as well as southwestern Louisiana. The storm has taken at […]

President’s Select Ushers in New Wave of Recruiters

By Caroline Huey Hordes of the “red bags” are a familiar sight on the Texas Tech University campus. The leader of the group, who can be seen navigating the group while walking backwards, is more than likely a President’s Select member. Texas Tech does not hand the recruiting process of its precious prospective students over […]

Minding the Gap: Taking a Year Off Helps Some Students Succeed

By Jacy Cabler  While many students transition directly from high school to college, this is not the case for everyone. Emma Mortensen, a freshman from Brush, Colorado, said she understands the impact of her decision to defer a year from college. “It was a tough decision,” she said, “but I thought of it as an […]

State Hiring Freeze Takes Tech by Surprise, Complicates Hiring Process

By Elizabeth Hale During his State of the State address in January, Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans of a hiring freeze for institutions for higher education and most state agencies in Texas. Texas Tech faculty and staff in certain departments may be affected, depending on where funds for their salaries come from. Dennis Patterson, department […]

Dealing with Loss at Texas Tech

Members of the Texas Tech club rugby team gathered in a meeting room of the recreation building on Texas Tech University’s campus. Usually, they would be out on the rugby field warming up for practice. It was unknown to the players as most of them trickled in, but a teammate and friend was missing from the group. […]

More Students Now Working and Studying Through College

Tuition. Books. Supplies. Room. Board. Transportation. First thing that comes to mind? Money. With costs like these adding up for a student, working part time through college is no new phenomenon. Today, a working learner cannot pay off their education expenses making $7.25 an hour, but employment can lighten debt after graduation tremendously and pay […]

Financial Unpreparedness May Cost Students Later

By Katie Main Students work countless hours to gain enough knowledge to earn a degree of their choosing. However, most students are graduating without the fundamental knowledge needed to make basic financial decisions. In addition to working toward a master’s degree in Mass Communications, Ashley Ryan is in the process of planning a wedding and purchasing […]

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