Month: February 2012

On campus

Gym Class Heroes set to perform at April SOLO concert

Gym Class Heroes will perform at 6 p.m. April 24 in the Hooper Eblen Center. Opening acts are Dev, artist behind “Bass Down Low,” and Outasight, recognized by popular song “Tonight Is The Night.” While Gym Class Heroes was not the first choice in the Fall 2011 vote, the band […]


Bell to lobby for expansion of Hyder-Burks

President Bob Bell is preparing to go to Washington, D.C. in early March to lobby for programs on campus and an expansion of the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. “We view it as an economic incentive plan,” Pat Bagley, Agriculture and Human Sciences dean, said. “It’s an investment in the future and […]


Annual Engineering Week to offer fun, food, leadership training

Tech athletes aren’t the only students getting ready for a major competition. Engineers Week starts Monday, Feb. 20 and engineers across campus are preparing for the annual events. Students from every engineering department compete against each other. “It’s a fun competition between all the different majors,” Robert Griffin, Engineering Joint […]


Battle of the Bands to rock campus

One of Tech’s newest student groups is hosting a battle of the bands at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23, bringing the Nashville and Cookeville music scenes closer together. Underrepresented, New, and Creative Live Experiences, formed last semester to give people a better local opportunity to listen to and perform live […]


Tech to revamp building letter code system

The University’s campus building abbreviations are changing, with the first being Derryberry Hall’s sign by Feb. 21. Tech has used a two-letter abbreviation system for building names for several years. The new building abbreviations will use three and four letter codes to prevent potential confusion caused by the two-letter system.  […]


Residential Life Office to host second annual Cardboard Boat Race

Tech’s Residential Life Office plans to set sail for the second annual Cardboard Boat Race at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Fitness Center pool. Residence halls will compete against one another by making and racing cardboard boats. A panel of judges will score the boats on different categories […]


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 […]


The Woman in Black, bleak and boring

#8220;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 […]


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 […]


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, […]