Day: October 27, 2011


Students gather at New Hall North for weekly pancake night

At 10 p.m. every Thursday, students gather in the lobby of New Hall North for light conversation over free pancakes. New Hall North resident assistants continue pancake night, a regular event targeting hungry Tech students, with the help of Tech’s Treehouse learning village. “It gives the students a good break, […]


STEM Center now home to exotic animals

The STEM Center is no longer accompanied by only students, teachers and staff. Room 131 houses a hedgehog and a rose-haired tarantula. These animals live in their respective cages and are on a feeding schedule administered by instructors and students. Rosie, the rose-haired tarantula, feasts upon live crickets, and Reggie, […]


Panhellenic announces plans for new sorority next semester

The Tennessee Tech Panhellenic Council has decided to bring a new chapter onto campus in the spring of 2012 due to overcrowded sororities. National Panhellenic Council area officer Tricia Barber and Greek Life adviser Katie Williams agreed to open campus for expansion in the spring. Waiting until spring will allow […]


Doctorate not required for Tech presidency

The Tennessee Board of Regents chose do not require a doctoral degree in order to become the next president at Tech. TBR voted on the criteria for Tech’s presidential search during their quarterly board meeting Sept. 23. Among the qualifications for each candidate, the first one listed states that they […]


Former Tech Athletics trainer arrested for child pornography

A former Tech Athletics trainer was arrested on child pornography charges Oct. 21 in Cookeville, according to a Putnam County grand jury indictment. Upton Dabney Jr., 43, of Briarwood Street, was arrested Friday afternoon by Putnam County Sherriff’s Deputy Tory Womack and booked into the Putnam County jail, where bond […]


Fitness Center to undergo significant changes

The Fitness Center is getting new equipment and undergoing renovations for the spring semester. Rex Bennett is the Student Center Section Supervisor for the Fitness Center. He said that the changes will be mainly an aesthetic upgrade to the building, but that students will notice changes after the first of […]


NCAA approves option for student-athlete scholarship increase

Over the past year, most of collegiate athletic coverage doesn’t seem to talk about the actual sports that are being played. It seems that all anyone can talk about anymore is conference realignment rumors and scandals involving student-athletes taking improper benefits. This week, the NCAA is in the news again […]


Last minute Halloween costume ideas

Halloween is quickly approaching, if you need a costume idea, we’re here with some suggestions. The bed sheet ghost is a Halloween cliché so I offer an updated version of the classic. Instead of using a white bed sheet, use a flannel one. When people ask what you are dressed […]