The Truth Behind Homelessness

By: Steven Rodriguez Imagine waking up from eight hours of sleep on a soon-to-be lazy Sunday morning. The house temperature is set to 72 degrees, and you walk out of your room to watch the upcoming NFL games with your significant other making breakfast. Now imagine not having that. You wake up outside on the cold concrete during a freezing December day — having only an hour of sleep and nothing but a shopping cart […]

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 […]

Part IV: What’s Next: Wind Energy Isn’t a Breeze

Editor’s note: This is Part IV of a series from TheHub@TTU examining the state of energy in Texas.  By: Haley Turner Renewable energy sources are thriving more and more each year, and the industries hope that one day enough power will exist to power cities alone. But where does wind energy fall into the grand […]

Part I: What’s the Deal with Wind and Solar Energy?

Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series produced by The Hub@TTU’s staff examining the state of energy in Texas.  By Haley Turner and Courtney White Anna Thomas, the assistant research professor and associate managing director at the National Wind Institute, said the United States Department of Energy has set benchmarks regarding how much […]

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 […]

Road Trip Adventures Starting in Lubbock

Finding the Golden (Corn) Nugget

All my life, I’ve loved corn. I love it on, but mainly off, the cob. I’ll eat it plain, with butter, salt, creamed, popped, in a cup, baked into bread, but I am here to discuss the best way: stuffed into a nugget and fried. If you’re wondering what is in that brown bag, it is […]

Let’s Taco ‘Bout Breakfast: What Texas Tech is Missing

By Haylee Uptergrove I remember my first breakfast taco with the same fondness one often feels when recalling a first love — with a warm, fuzzy contentedness accompanied by a satisfied smile. I was 13 years old, in the throws of adolescence, navigating the terrifying world known as junior high school. I was just a […]

The Sound of Lubbock

Deep in the heart of Texas is “the friendliest city in America.” Those not from the South Plains might find it hard to believe that Lubbock has more to offer than cotton, haboobs and tumbleweeds. However, there must be something worth mentioning about Lubbock because artists such as Clay Walker, Aaron Watson and Josh Abbott […]

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