Month: February 2012

On campus

ITS to put an end to free printing on campus

Tech’s Information Technology Services is implementing a new printing system designed to reduce paper and toner waste. The Pharos Uniprint system has been installed and is expected to continue to expand this spring, around spring break. Students are already being required to scan their Eagle cards in order to release […]

On campus

Henderson Hall renovations near completion

The restricted areas in Henderson Hall have been removed and the building is safe for students and faculty use. While there is still no specified date for classes to resume in Henderson Hall, Paul Semmes, College of Arts and Sciences dean, and Kurt Eisen, Arts and Sciences interim associate dean, […]

On campus

Custodians future in hands of TBR, President Bell

Despite a year of petitions and rallies, Tech has taken the next step in outsourcing its custodians at the beginning of this semester. “The proposed vendor, Service Solutions, would provide the cleaning services for $1.1 million dollars less than what the University is spending now,” David Larimore, Custodial Services Ad […]

On campus

Tech to host TARH this weekend

Tech will host the Tennessee Association of Residence Halls conference Feb. 3-5. The yearly conference is for resident assistants, Residence Hall Association members, hall council members and other students involved in Residential Life. “At the conference, schools compete for things like spirit points as well as place bids for the […]


Armed robbery near campus prompts first TTU Alert of semester

Cookeville Police are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred less than a mile from Tech. The robbery happened the night of Jan. 20, at the Dollar General Store located on West Broad Street. “The suspect was described as a male of stocky build, between 5 feet 8 inches to […]


Awesome places third in national competition

Awesome Eagle placed third in the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s annual mascot competition in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 13. Awesome placed third out of 12 in the qualification round in November. The top five mascots were given the opportunity to compete. “We may not have gotten first place, but it was our […]


SGA bill calls for nutritional information postings

SGA passed a bill requiring all on-campus eateries to provide nutritional information to students upon request starting Jan. 24. The bill, entitled the Nutrition Act of 2011, will require at least one sign to be posted in the Perch and Swoops Food Court stating that nutritional information is available. While […]


A case of the good, the bad and “The Grey”

#8220;The Grey” is an intense and nail-biting film that portrays the struggle between man and wild and the internal struggles of being human. Directed by Joe Carnahan, “The Grey” starts off with a bang when seven members of an oil- drilling team survive a horrendous plane crash that leaves them […]


Casa Mexicana offers good food, friendly service

I checked out Casa Mexicana this week and I’m happy to say I have a new favorite to add to my list of Cookeville restaurants. The atmosphere of the place is vibrant with yellowish-gold walls and paintings of Mexican life. Each of the tables and chairs throughout the restaurant look […]


Album Review: Anthony Green “Beautiful Things”

#8220;I’ll always be unhappy if I don’t sing,” confesses singer, songwriter Anthony Green before leading listeners into a catchy vocal melody in the first track of “Beautiful Things.” The second solo installment for Green, better known as the front-man and vocalist for the experimental rock band Circa Survive, was released […]