Day: February 18, 2011

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Bonnaroo lineup announced Tuesday to cheers and jeers

If your Facebook feed was anything like mine following Tuesday’s revealing of the Bonnaroo lineup, you probably ran out of paper bags for hipsters to calm their breathing.Let’s all just relax for a minute. Yes, Eminem is the headliner. I’m just as disappointed about that as many of you are. […]

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‘The Vagina Monologues’ opened last night

“The Vagina Monologues” was written by Eve Ensler in 1996 after interviewing about 200 women about their views on sex, relationships and violence against women.Starting out at the now defunct HERE Arts Center in New York, the play enjoyed a longer tenure at the Off Broadway Westside Theatre, also in […]

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John’s Place in Cookeville awaits national recognition

During the Jim Crow south in 1949, John’s Place was the one business in Cookeville where everyone socialized together regardless of race. Michael Birdwell, history professor and Tennessee State Review Board for the National Register of Historic Places member, has submitted a registration form to Washington to have John’s Place […]

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Plant food possession legal, consumption isn’t

She did a lot of sighing and shaking her head if that’s any indicator of how serious the situation is. Some are calling it an epidemic. Gay Shepherd, Tech police chief, is planning her next move in response to the outbreak of “plant food” hospitalizations. “We’re all scrambling around to […]

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Faculty research attempts to better understand autism

Faculty research may provide the tools to better understand autism. Psychology professor Shannon Morgan has been conducting research that could benefit the lives of people with autism. Morgan’s research is in place in order to “see how people with autism see the world around them.”Morgan stated that people with autism […]

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TBR schools adapt to new funding formula

Along with the athletics fee, the health services portion and student success portion of the student activity fee will increase next school year.Tech requested three mandatory fees and six non-mandatory fees be increased for the 2011-2012 school year during Monday’s Tennessee Board of Regents Finance Committee meeting. Jan. 14 was […]

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Engineers’ Week returns to Tech

Engineers’ Week at Tennessee Tech University offers fun and competition for all engineering majors.This year’s events are scheduled for Feb. 21-24. E-Week is sponsored by the Engineering Joint Council and community members. It provides a wealth of activities, events and competitions to inspire budding engineers. “I encourage students from the […]

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Baseball opens season at Myrtle Beach

The Tennessee Tech baseball team will start its 2011 season tomorrow when it plays Virginia Tech, Costal Carolina and Boston College in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Expectations are high as the team looks to continue the success it have had the past few seasons under head coach Matt Bragga.The Golden Eagles […]

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Tech hosts BracketBuster tomorrow

The Tech men’s basketball team looks to keep its winning ways when the Runnin’ Bulldogs of Garner-Webb come to town tomorrow. Tech has won six of its last eight and is coming off a last-second win against Tennessee State.Gardner-Webb also won its last contest, as they held off Coastal Carolina […]