Month: November 2011


On senior night, everything is on the line

A conference championship, a share of the Sergeant York Trophy, and Tech’s first-ever playoff appearance are on the line as the Golden Eagles (6-3, 5-2 OVC) host the Austin Peay Governors (3-7, 2-5 OVC) in a high-stakes game Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at Tucker Stadium. A win in this game […]

Letters to Editor

Tech Parking Spots

A student’s worst fear is to arrive to school 20 to 30 minutes before class and not find a parking spot. Many times throughout the school week, a student only needs about five to 10 minutes to park and get to class, but not on Tuesdays and Thursdays from around […]


Anti-Muslim fear-mongering ends here

Last weekend, Republican state representative Rick Womick, of Murfreesboro, sparked controversy when he called for Muslims to be removed from the United States military. “Personally, I don’t trust one Muslim in our military,” Womick stated in an interview with Murfreesboro’s Daily News Journal followed up with Womick after the […]


Microsoft releases updated Halo

Believe it or not it’s been 10 years since Micro Game Studios released Halo: Combat Evolved. The genre of shooter adventures and console games have been shaped by this ever since. Last week, Halo: Combat Evolved 10th Anniversary edition came out for Xbox 360. At first I was a little […]


Movies on my Mind: The Rum Diary

Bringing us back to the era of the ‘50s, “The Rum Diary” centers around the misadventures of Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp), as he tries to find his own voice so he can go back to writing novels.   Getting away from the hectic lifestyle of New York,  Kemp traveks to […]


International violinist visits Tech from Afghanistan

World-renowned violinist William Harvey will be performing at Tech Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Harvey will be performing at Tech because of joint efforts by Professor Dan Allcott and the Center Stage concerts. “Harvey is an incredible musician,” Alcott said.  “He’s like my hero. (Tramadol) He’s done so much with […]


Let’s Tweet About Movies

@J.Edgar – Leonardo DiCaprio delivers a spellbinding performance amidst an otherwise below-average movie.  Wait until it hits rental services.  Grade: C- @JackandJill – Things worse than this movie: faminine, pestilence, plague, death, and “Bucky Larson” (though the last one only barely).  Grade: F @Immortals – Worth seeing if the only […]


Students find alternatives to big banks

Over the past two months, credit unions across the United States have seen a dramatic increase in membership and deposits. The Credit Union National Association reported Nov. 15 that 700,000 people have joined a credit union within the past month. CUNA also stated that the new members brought in roughly […]


Two-headed snake donated to Tech, now faces challenges in survival

The two-headed snake donated to the Biology department in October made its first live appearance to the Cookeville community Homecoming weekend, but still faces multiple threats to survival. Paul Carver of Clarksville, Tenn., donated the two-headed baby king snake to Tech’s Biology department after discovering the snake in his backyard. […]