Day: February 14, 2013

Local

Senator proposes to raise program admissions standards

Tenn. Sen. Dolores Gresham proposed Senate Bill 664, which would require future teacher education program candidates to attain a composition score of 25 or higher on the ACT for program acceptance. If passed, Senate Bill 664 is projected to take effect statewide July 1. Gresham was a leader in the […]

Local

Students stand to gain from Facebook lawsuit

Students who received an email titled “LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION” may still receive their share of the Facebook settlement. The email is one result of a lawsuit filed against Facebook involving its sponsored story ads in 2011, in which many users were used to promote products based […]

Arts

Fall Out Boy returns, Grammy Awards provide plenty of gossip

It has been an eventful past few weeks for the music business. In case you missed it, here are a few headlines to keep up to date. Ready for a blast from the recent past? Pop punk band Fall Out Boy famous for hits like “Thnks fr th Mmrs” and […]

Arts

‘The Big Bang Theory’ kills competion with humor, ratings

When “The Big Bang Theory” started six years ago, I completely blew it off and thought I would never like it. Over Christmas break, I happened to catch the pilot episode and a few more episodes during its syndication on TBS. I fell in love with this show. I was […]

Arts

‘Side Effects’ the right dose of thriller

“Side Effects” builds a story that exposes all sides of mental health that is as intricate as it intriguing. “Side Effects” is a new take on thriller genres that follows Emily (Rooney Mara) after she is prescribed a new medication by her psychiatrist (Jude Law) to treat anxiety when her […]

Sports

The Golden Hippogriffs to host all-day tournament Saturday

Twelve teams of seven players will be flying around Tech’s Sherlock Park and chasing four balls on broomsticks on Feb. 16. If the game sounds familiar, it is. Tech’s quidditch team, the Golden Hippogriffs, is hosting a tournament based on the game made famous by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. […]