Day: September 30, 2011

Sports

Tech Rugby Club wins two of three at Vanderbilt tourney

  Tech’s Rugby Club placed in the top three in the Oak Leaf Cup Tournament this weekend in Nashville, Tenn. A disappointing beginning, Friday night started out when Vanderbilt University’s A-side, last year’s champions, beat Tech. With two tries, two conversions and a rare drop goal, Vanderbilt had a 22-0 […]

Arts

Let’s Talk About Movies: The Guard

  “I don’t know if you’re really, really dumb or really, really smart,” said   FBI Agent Wendell Everett.  These words resonate throughout the whole film as we follow Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Breeden Gleeson), a.k.a. The Guard, as he helps on a case with an FBI Agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) […]

Sports

Golden Eagle Player Profile: Dontay Gay

  The senior running back from Lexington, Ky. recently set a Tech record by becoming the first Tech player to run for more than 100 yards while also having more than 100 yards receiving in the same game. Gay currently leads the OVC in rushing yards. If he could be […]

Opinion

Intolerance is an epidemic

I was watching CNN the other night when a story came on about yet another teen suicide as a result of bullying. On Sept. 18, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide in the backyard of his suburban Buffalo, N.Y. home after being taunted, bullied and ridiculed online for years for being […]

Arts

‘Gears of War 3’ finishes trilogy with fitting ending, improvements

      “Gears of War 3” builds on its previous iterations while adding new features and correcting numerous problems found in the previous games.  Admittedly, I’m not a big fan of multiplayer, so I will focus on the single player campaign. Concluding the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta […]

Sports

Tech looks to stay atop OVC with a victory at UT-M

  The Ohio Valley Conference-leading Golden Eagles (3-1, 2-0) travel to Martin to take on the UT-Martin Skyhawks (2-1, 1-1) this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the first of three Sgt. York Trophy games this season. Although Tech holds the overall series lead (20-10-2) and the visiting team has won […]

Opinion

Troy Davis: justice served?

  On September 21, 2011 Troy Davis was put to death for the 1989 murder of police officer Mark MacPhail. The case sparked a national media-frenzy as celebrities and activists such as Al Sharpton, Jimmy Carter, and the NAACP cast doubts over Davis’ guilt and called for a new trial […]

News

Buddies program helps new students adjust

Tech Buddies, a program implemented this semester by the Service Station, is cultivating student friendships on a global level. “There’s definitely a period of adjustment as you adapt to a foreign culture, and it’s always nice to have someone that is genuinely interested in helping you,” Beth Douglass, Tech senior […]

News

Paint Tech purple returns

Purple covers Tech as students come together to raise awareness of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. For one week, colleges across the nation cover their campuses in purple, the signature color of Relay, by holding campus-wide activities and spreading information everywhere. Paint the Campus Purple will be taking […]

News

Tech looks for new ways to boost retention

Tech’s Retention Committee will use this year to evaluate the effectiveness of past retention programs and to focus on students at an individual level. Retention refers to the percentage of freshmen students who return for their sophomore year. Currently, Tech’s retention sits at 73 percent which, according to U.S. News […]