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Ramadan, Goats and French Are Just a Part of Dr. Barnard

A bright, curious young woman sits on a toilet in Tunisia, nervously tossing popcorn in the corner of the hay-covered bathroom in hopes of keeping the ram occupied while it awaits its Ramadan sacrifice. Through the power of French, Dr. Debbie Barnard was the fortunate soul to experience the true […]


Freshmen Shouldn’t Be Forced to Live On Campus

Living in a dorm tends to be a rite of passage for college students everywhere. Unfortunately for many freshmen at Tech, they aren’t given a choice in the matter. Tech’s housing policy states all freshmen are required to live on campus their first year. However, students may be granted a […]

Baseball Sports

Soaring From a Golden Eagle to the Cubs

On April 4, former Tech relief pitcher Ethan Roberts made the Opening Day roster for the Chicago Cubs, completing his journey to the major leagues. As a junior at Tech in 2018, Roberts went 6-1 with a 2.41 ERA and had 14 saves over the span of 71 innings pitched. […]

News Off campus

State Senate Passes Bill Against ‘Divisive Concepts’

A bill targeting what legislators are calling “divisive concepts” passed in the Tennessee Senate Monday, March 24. The bill, critics say, is yet another attack on what Tennessee legislators consider to be critical race theory and targets “divisive concepts” at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities. While critical race theory was […]

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Chemistry Students Receive Prestigious Award

Tech chemistry students, Courtney LaPointe and Rebecca Firth, received a prestigious Student Leadership Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 2021-22, respectively. Along with being an award recipient, students receive invitations to attend the ACS leadership conference. Student members of the American Chemical Society from universities around the world […]

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Tech Faculty Weigh in on Book Bans

The controversial ban of Art Spiegelman’s “Maus,” a graphic novel portraying the Holocaust, by a Tennessee school board has caused sales to increase on Amazon, resulting in it becoming a bestseller. “The Complete Maus” collection currently sits at No. 3 on the bestseller’s list. It previously topped the list at […]

Basketball Sports

Tech Men’s Basketball Win Back-to-Back Games

The Golden Eagles lost a close game to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Saturday Feb. 12 61-60. The loss put an end to a two-game winning streak for the men’s basketball team. The team has experienced the highs and lows over the past four games with two victories over Eastern […]

Basketball Sports

Golden Eagle Women’s Basketball Defeat SIUE

Tech women basketball beat Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) on Feb.12 68-64. Anna Jones led all Tech scorers with 23 points, and Anna Walker led all Golden Eagles in rebounds with 13 rebounds, six defensive and seven offensive. Jones also led the team with two assists. The win makes the […]