Day: February 11, 2011

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Let’s Talk About Movies: Sanctum

“Sanctum” opens with a true sense of adventure but is soon drowned with a cliché plot, cliché characters and poor use of 3-D.The story, which is based on true events, follows a diving expedition to explore the Esa-ala cave system led by Frank (Richard Roxburgh). When flooding from a sudden […]

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Verizon offers iPhone 4 to customers

Verizon Wireless stores across the country added the iPhone 4 to their shelves this week, expanding availability to approximately 94 million Verizon customers.Verizon stores, particularly the main dealership on West Jackson Street in Cookeville, had additional security staff when doors opened at 7 a.m. yesterday to customers eager to upgrade […]

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Technology access fees provide network access

Evidence of Tech’s infrastructure project can be seen by walking in the front doors of the library. No student fees are being used for the renovations. The infrastructure project is additional money separate from the funds provided by the technology access fee paid by students. “In 2009, the University received […]

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Meal plans not always best value

With more than 2,500 meal plan holders on campus, it is no wonder Tech’s Dining Services’ web page states, “There is no better value than the meals per week option.” However, an in-depth look at on-campus dining alternatives may prove otherwise.Tech’s range of meal plan options serve those wanting an […]

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“The Vagina Monologues” returns to Tech

Eve Ensler’s classic off- Broadway production returns to Tech on Feb. 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. A cornerstone of the V-Day movement, performances of “The Vagina Monologues” help raise awareness of violence against women in all its terrible forms. The production has been a huge success at Tech […]

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Black history is American history

Frederick McKinley Jones. Benjamin Banneker. Dr. Charles Drew. W.E.B. DuBois. Earl Lloyd. Booker T. Washington. Jackie Robinson. Martin Luther King, Jr. These are all names of people that reached accomplishments that make them important in American history. Yes. Not black history, American History. But the funny thing is, most of […]

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Spring philanthropy events begin

Phi Mu, one of Tech’s largest Greek organizations, will host Greek God later this month. Greek God is the title of Phi Mu’s annual spring philanthropy event. During this Kappa Pi (the local Phi Mu chapter) tradition, the ladies of Phi Mu will sell trinkets like bracelets or balloons, host […]

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V-Day not just couples’ day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re single, this can be an annoying or depressing day. You have two options as a single person on Valentine’s Day. At least most people see only two options.Option one: reject the holiday; it is so commercialized now that regardless of […]

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Water damage affects International Student Affairs Office

Water damage has been found in the International Student Affairs Office. The issue is being resolved, but not without some inconvenience to the employees. “We are running over each other,” said Amy Miller, Study Abroad coordinator. “There was nowhere to put the furniture. Our files are everywhere. What can you […]