Day: October 6, 2011

Off campus

Tech College Republicans support Berkeley bake sale

The president of the Tech College Republicans said he supports the reasoning behind the controversial “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” that was held Sept. 27 on University of California, Berkeley’s campus. The bake sale charged differential prices to consumers based on ethnicity and gender. White students were charged $2, while Asians […]


‘Awesomeness’ slogan not effective

The University encourages students to “Unleash Your Awesomeness,” but the Office of Admissions says the year-old campaign has created more of an atmosphere than a recruitment tool. Dr. Bobby Hodum, executive director of enrollment management, said the campaign is successful, but he did not credit the campaign to the influx […]


Flu shots available at Health Services

With flu season approaching, students are faced with the task of deciding where to receive their flu shots. Health Services has flu shots available to students for $11 and faculty for $15, but there are only about 400 shots in stock with some on back order, according to Scott Bilbrey, […]


Spirit Squad introduces new mascots this season

The Tech Spirit Squad has added three new mascots this year to complement Awesome Eagle at appearances. Grandpappy Eagle and the Purple and Gold Morphs, or nest keepers, have been added to the program in order to get more of the crowd involved at events. “We had thought about it […]

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Parking garage in the works

A long-rumored parking garage will be built according to Tech’s Master Plan.   Building the STEM center displaced approximately 286 parking spaces and greening of the Capitol Quad courtyard will remove 142 additional spaces, according to the master plan used by the Facilities and Business Services.   To compensate for […]

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Eight Phi Gamma Delta brothers allegedly involved in theft ring

A Tech student and FIJI fraternity member was arrested by Cookeville City Police on embezzlement charges at a sporting goods store in Cookeville on Sept. 23, according to a Cookeville Police report. The report filed by Officer Justin Long said Hunter Nelson Crouch, 19, of East 10th Street, was arrested […]

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Weapons charges prompt policy review

A recent incident has administrators looking at weapons laws and trying to protect the safety of students on campus. Two weeks ago, Robert Erik Haggard, 19, was arrested for the possession of weapons on campus. According to the police report, Officer Jeffrey Bulakowski and Sgt. Sandy Thompson were patrolling the […]

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Tech looks to increase pedestrian awareness

Every year, a few pedestrians are hit on Dixie Avenue by passing cars because of distractions and ignorance.   With only six crosswalks from William L. Jones Drive to 12th Street, many students walk across the street outside of the crosswalks.   Tech’s communications department was asked to raise awareness […]

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Presidential candidate to visit Tech

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, front-runner in the recent Florida straw poll, will make a campaign stop at Tech Oct. 15. Cain is scheduled to speak to students about his presidential campaign at Derryberry Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. This event is open to the public, and is free. Also on […]


Think before you speak

We need to have a frank discussion about what we’re saying in public settings. I’m talking to you, woman on your phone in Walmart describing you menstrual cycle in detail.  I’m talking to you, too, freshman boys loudly comparing sexual histories in the dorm lobby. I suppose it’s possible that […]