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 […]

10 Things Texas Tech Freshmen Need to Know

As someone who has been at Texas Tech for a little more than five years (at least I’m leaving with two degrees), there are some things that I’ve learned. Some of these things I wish I had been told before I ever arrived, so I’ll take the liberty of spreading the knowledge to younger classes […]

How to be a Friend: Suicide Prevention

This segment focuses on student mental health; specifically, what one should do if a friend is experiencing a crisis. We spoke to mental health advocates around Lubbock to learn more about what we can do as friends for someone experiencing suicidal thoughts. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Texas Tech Risk Intervention Safety and Education Office: […]

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 […]

Being Transgender in Lubbock

By Hope Lenamon Cameron Crumbley and Jody Randall sit next to each other in a small office tucked away in the Center for Campus Life at Texas Tech University. To anyone passing by, these two people appear polar opposites. Crumbley is a dark-eyed, brown-haired, college-aged guy, Randall, a light-eyed, blonde, middle-aged woman. However, one aspect […]

“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 […]

Reporting Live from the Tragedy

“I’m terrified and freezing,” is a text message Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Business Reporter Sarah Self-Walbrick sent from the scene of the murder of Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East on October 9. Self-Walbrick, who is a Texas Tech alumna and former Hub@TTU employee, only works the “night cop” shift on Monday nights. When she got a […]

Advising: The Helpful Job That Can Backfire

By Haley Turner and Sara Marshall Texas Tech students know that signing up for classes is not an easy process. After going to an advising meeting to remove any holds, waiting for registration to open, and hoping Raiderlink does not crash, students usually think they are in the clear to move towards graduation. But if […]

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 […]

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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