Road Trip Adventures Starting in Lubbock

Business is Bright at Tanning Salons

By Haley Turner Tanning services are in high demand in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 35 percent of American adults have reported using a tanning bed in their lifetime. The indoor tanning industry is estimated to have made $2.6 billion in 2010. What type of tanning salon a patron chooses […]

ICYMI: Summer in Raiderland

Texas Tech University can look like a ghost town over the summer, but the news never sleeps. Here’s what you missed in Lubbock this summer. Title IX Investigation in Rawls: In June, reports of a 2014 Title IX investigation involving Franco Parisi surfaced, claiming the former visiting international scholar created hostile environments. The report claims […]

Looking for a Chill Summer? Lubbock’s Got It

By Nicole Casperson and Karla Rodriguez When school is out, most people pack their stuff and head back home. Others stick around knowing that spending the hot months in Lubbock can be surprisingly enjoyable—if one is looking to have a chill summer, that is. The line at Chimy’s is nonexistent, say those who have experience […]

YWCA to Open Water Park and Gym Facility

By Elizabeth Hale  The Lubbock chapter of the Young Women’s Christian Association is set to open a new outdoors water park and an exercise facility in Lubbock this summer. The renovation has been in the works since 2008 — two years after the YWCA bought the Sun ‘N Fun Aquatics Center at 6204 Elgin Ave., […]

What Are Your Summer Plans?

Summer is quickly approaching, y’all! We’re in the final stretch, and once finals are over, we’re done for a whole three months! Summer is a time for fun, but for some, it’s a time to save money so you can have more fun during the semester. Many students take classes during the summer to get […]

Summer of Music Festivals

Although Coachella has officially ended, do not fear. It marks the kickoff of festival season and there are so many events to look forward to this summer.   Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival takes place every summer in Manchester, Tennessee. The four-day festival, June 11 to 14, features one of […]

Sarah’s Summer Playlist

Want some great songs to listen to while laying out by the pool? Here is what I have on my summer 2014 playlist! Wild Cub – Colour Wild Cub had a pretty big hit on the alternative scene earlier this year with their song “Thunder Clatter,” but “Colour” is definitely their summer song. This song […]

MAIP Deadline

Update as of October 21, the MAIP application deadline has been extended to November 15. If you are interested in applying for MAIP, you now have more time.

Robin Thicke v. Daft Punk: Will We Ever Have an Official Song of the Summer?

The defining song of every summer is the song you play by the pool and at every barbeque. The song everyone likes, despite what type of music they normally listen to. The one that you can never escape no matter how hard you try. But this summer has been different. It is half way through […]

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