Day: February 9, 2012

Arts

Fashion Forward: Staple Pieces to Declutter Closets

If you have a full closet but nothing to wear, you could be missing important staple pieces that pull any outfit together. Contrary to popular belief, there comes a point when too many clothes can be distracting. The key to any wardrobe is to have a few staple pieces that […]

Arts

The Woman in Black, bleak and boring

“The Woman in Black” falls far from spooky by relying on familiar scares and a predictable plot. Daniel Radcliffe plays the heartbroken widower and father, Arthur Kipps, who is trying to make ends meet for him and his son. Kipps works as a lawyer and is sent to work in […]

Arts

Album Review: Dr. Dog, “Be The Void”

Dr. Dog released “Be The Void,” a consistent addition to the band’s previous six albums, Feb. 7 under record label ANTI-. “Be The Void” introduces few surprises, featuring Dr. Dog staples like classic guitar tones, piano-driven compositions, echoing vocals, punchy bass lines and Beach Boys-inspired, multi-part harmonies. The group has […]

Sports

The Extra Point: Athlete’s Salaries

With Prince Fielder signing a nine-year, $214 million deal last week, the commonplace argument on every sports talk show was whether athlete’s salaries today are fair or blown out of proportion. Let’s start with some numbers. By year, the highest contract in North American sports is held by Alex Rodriguez, […]

Track & Field

Bradley, Tech track and field fare well at Southern Illinois

Senior Leah Bradley led the Golden Eagle track team at the Southern Illinois University Invitational with two new career records. Bradley improved on her record, set last week at the Niswonger Invitational, in the 800-meter race with a time of 2 minutes, 25.69 seconds. She also set a personal best […]

Uncategorized

Restauraunt Review: Christy’s Bakery

Christy’s Bakery was this week’s restaurant contender, but instead of storming the castle while all her units were ready to for battle I decided to try out her baked goods at dawn! Alright, not necessarily at dawn, but I did arrive at Christy’s right as the doors opened at 7 […]

Uncategorized

Tech’s increasing tuition could lower federal funding

President Obama’s proposal to keep college affordable could have negative consequences for Tech. The proposal directly links a college’s eligibility for federal aid programs with its tuitions affordability. The plan will impact $3 billion in federal aid money known as campus-based aid that is used for programs like Work Study. […]

News

Barnes & Noble to compete for University bookstore bid

Bids for the University bookstore opened Feb. 3, with three vendors responding to the request for proposals. The contract with current owner, Barnes & Noble, whose successful proposals have retained its management of the bookstore since 1994, will expire at the end of June. Tech is looking to have a […]

On campus

TBR announces presidential search committee members

The newly appointed Search Advisory Committee is preparing for the first public meeting, scheduled for 12:45 p.m. Feb. 17 in Tech’s Multipurpose Room. The Search Advisory Committee and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan’s responsibilities are to narrow down the list of applications and screen the qualifications of the […]

News

Air quality prompts tests, warnings

An ongoing problem with the indoor air quality at South Hall has prompted doctor’s visits, numerous air quality tests and no resolution for faculty and students. Faculty and students on the second floor of South Hall first encountered symptoms of dizziness, headaches, nausea, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, breathing […]