Day: November 14, 2008

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On the power play

Why are so many teams having problems managing the clock nowadays? It seems like every week one team loses a game because they waste so much time running the two-minute drill.Last week, it was the San Francisco 49ers that fell victim to poor time usage on Monday Night Football. The […]

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Intramural flag football team wins state

A flag football team from Tech now has a state championship to call its own.Gold Snuffleupagus claimed the crown at the Tennessee Intramural Recreational Sports Association tournament, held over Halloween weekend. The event, held at Middle Tennessee State University, hosted 12 teams. During its championship run, Gold Snuffleupagus ran the […]

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Tech landscape strengthens its roots

Anyone driving down University Drive this week may have noticed a change in scenery-or lack thereof. Part of a plan to plant better-quality trees, Tech Grounds Services cut a majority of the University’s Bradford pear trees on the northwest side of campus and replaced them with heartier trees. “I’ve been […]

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Tech takes part in regional writing project

Tech is now one of three universities across Tennessee giving teachers in the Putnam County area the chance to participate in the Upper Cumberland Writing Project.”The purpose of the program is to improve writing and the teaching of writing,” UCWP Director Shannon Collins said. “The learning doesn’t just stop at […]

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Hoops teams open season play Saturday

The Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin their 2008-2009 campaigns with a doubleheader on Saturday at the Hooper Eblen Center. The first game will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. as the women take on the 10th-ranked Louisville Cardinals. That game will be followed by the men, facing the Bryan […]

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Thinking positively and the chain of existence.

Spirituality seems to be a hot topic around these parts. I thought I’d weigh in on the matter.In my college years, I dabbled with atheism. I’d flirted with the major, Western religions throughout my childhood and adolescence. But I couldn’t find a fit. I liked most of the ideas. I […]

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Let’s stop pretending and just be honest. It’s murder and you know it.

“You pro-choice people, you need Roe versus Wade. You’re desperate for it. Not because you’re sure of your opinion, but because you’re not. You need to cling to that ruling as moral validation for a position you’re not entirely comfortable with deep down.”-William Shatner as Denny Crane in Boston Legal […]

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Higher numbers of students getting vaccinations

Flu shots have been given to a surprisingly high number of students compared to a surprisingly low number of faculty members since Health Services began offering the shots last month. Supervisor of Health Services Randy Tompkins says he is not sure why more students than faculty have received the shot. […]

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Omega Psi Phi sees 30 years on campus

Friendship is essential to the soul. Even without knowing the motto of Omega Psi Phi, a passerby of the Multipurpose Room on Saturday night would have inferred something along those lines from the booming laughter and plentiful applauses. Omega Psi Phi held its 30th anniversary banquet in the Multipurpose Room […]

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CMA Awards, the best night in Country Music

The biggest night in country music took place last night with the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards. The set was elaborately done with the theme of the show centered around love and its power over people.Single of the year went to “The King of Country” George Strait. Following the […]