Month: March 2011


Senior thesis studies stress management

Dealing with stress in the best way may improve the overall quality of life. Psychology major Katrina Riedel’s senior thesis, a study dealing with the ways people cope with stress, is likely the first of its kind. Her study compares college students’ stressors with the quality of life the students […]


SGA works on series of new bills

SGA is hoping to make campus safer, cleaner and more efficient for students. Enforcement of the no tobacco rule on campus, the Maintenance Entrance Note Act of 2011 and the Green Fee Committee are all projects on which SGA is currently working.Tech has been a tobacco free campus for more […]


Changing of the Guard: Payne replaces Sutton

History was made as Steve Payne was introduced as the 12th head coach in Tech men’s basketball history Wednesday, the same day that former men’s coach Mike Sutton announced his retirement. Payne previously served on Sutton’s staff as the associate head coach. Effective April 30, Payne will take of the […]


Meal plans offer deep-fried temptation

We’re all well aware of the infamous freshmen 15. College is filled with stress and hours sitting at a desk studying. That stress and lack of activity combined with the pitfalls of eating on campus means weight gain for the majority of us. I am not one of the fortunate […]


Online tools help students assess substance use

How much money are you spending on marijuana and alcohol? That is one question that the Tech Counseling Center interactive web assessment tools, e-CHUG and e-TOKE, ask.Tech staff is attentive to the well-being of the students, encouraging all students to make positive decisions regarding their physical and mental health. The […]


Students voice concerns about Health Services

When sick, students depend on Health Services to provide them with adequate care and medicine. However, during this past flu season, Health Services was not as reliable as students and parents had expected.Danica Clark, a junior marketing major, went to the infirmary at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. Before entering, […]


WTLN offers alternative news source on campus

Tech Times, WTTU and The Oracle are no longer the only outlets for news on campus. The student-run broadcasting station WTLN is now available to students on Tech’s campus on channels 72 and 75. The WTLN broadcasts include news, sports, outstanding student and faculty recognition, as well as campus updates […]


South Hall opens Friday Café

Students in Melinda Anderson’s quantity food production course offer a Friday Café for all students. The café is located in South Hall Room 005 and serves lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays. The cafe offers a three coarse meal and a drink for $7. To ensure the proper […]


Local Honey: Heypenny offers refreshing sound on third album

A few summers ago, I attended a free album-release show for local indie pop bores Parachute Musical. Billed to open was a group I’d never seen live, but whose debut album “Use These Spoons” I’d bought on impulse from Grimey’s local section. It should be noted for future reference that […]


Students join Japanese disaster relief effort

Hiromi Karamura smiles. She drinks coffee in the morning and attends her classes. She talks about the pink-white cherry trees blossoming on campus-delicate, fragrant symbols of perfected beauty-and how they remind her of her native country, Japan. But she is concerned. Across the island country that Karamura calls home, grocery […]