Month: March 2012


Fee increases come one step closer to approval

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Business and Finance Committee passed several of Tech’s fee increase requests. During the telephone meeting, held on Monday, the business and finance committee passed Tech fee increase requests, including a raise in mandatory fees and non-mandatory fees. The committee unanimously passed the mandatory fee requests […]


Offending college students is unavoidable

If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my time at Tech, it’s that everything you do or say is going to offend someone. It doesn’t matter if you help a blind man cross the road, kick someone’s pet dog or simply wear high-waisted jeans. You’re going to make someone furious. […]


Rick Santorum’s bitter fight to the end

Look, I’m just going to put it out there: I’ve never been a Rick Santorum fan. My reasons are multifaceted. First of all, I desire to see a Republican victory this November, and Rick Santorum lost his last Senate race by double-digits. If he were the nominee, Santorum risks pulling […]


EXPW proposes youth sports center

Tech’s Department of Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Wellness is wanting to open a center for kids of all ages in youth sports to learn and thrive in life as a person and a player. The department has proposed to create a Center for Positive Youth Sports. This center will […]


ResLife, Habitat for Humanity host Cardboard City on Main Quad

Tech’s Residential Life is hosting Cardboard City from 7 p.m. March 30 to 7 the following morning March 31 at the main quad. Cardboard City, co-hosted by Habitat for Humanity, is an event raising awareness about homelessness and hunger. Proceeds and donations for the event will be split between the […]


Speak Up rally to raise disability, discrimination awareness

The Student Council for Exceptional Children will host Speak Up, a rally that promotes disability awareness, March 31. The rally is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tech’s campus at Memorial Gym. According to Katherine Cox, president of SCEC, the purpose of this rally is […]


Tennis team posts strong weekend; beats OVC powerhouse EKU

Tech’s tennis team began conference play last weekend with wins over Eastern Kentucky University’s Colonels and Morehead State University’s Eagles. EKU had won 25 consecutive conference matches before going up against Tech Friday. They also won the past three OVC regular seasons in 2009, 2010 and 2011, with conference tournament […]


Information Technology Services’ new printing system moves forward

Tech’s Information Technology Services has implemented phase two of the Pharos Uniprint system and changed the billing process to eliminate future printing problems. Charges will not incur during the second testing phase. The new change, printing in arrears, will allow students to pay after they print if they exceed quota. […]


Spring fever: dresses for your body type

With temperatures soaring to seasonably record heights, knowing how to wear spring clothes during this summer weather is important. Spring has officially sprung and so have the lovely dresses of the season. Knowing which patterns, sleeve lengths and necklines accentuate your personal body shape can make shopping for dresses easy […]