Day: April 11, 2013

Local

Fit renovations to conclude, walking track to be replaced

Renovations that began at the Fit last year will end this semester. The Fit is getting a new roof this month, which allows replacement of the walking track located upstairs. Approximately 20 years after being built, the Fit began to undergo renovations to update and expand their facilities. “We feel […]

Local

Campus crime remains low despite small police department

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual Crime on Campus Report April 3, which showed Tech’s crime rates are up from last year’s report. “Given that Tech has such a small department, I am very pleased with this year’s report,” said Gay Shepherd, campus police chief, said.  “I would […]

Local

Tech purchases mobile charging stations

Tech’s Telecommunications department has coordinated with KwikBoost to purchase mobile charging stations for use in several locations across campus. Prompted by the University’s recent purchase of solar powered tables, KwikBoost contacted the Telecommunications department about the possibility of purchasing mobile charging stations that would allow students to charge phones, MP3 […]

Opinion

What’s an ‘Accidental Racist’?

According to Wordnik.com, a racist is, “a person who believes a particular race is superior to others.” The AP newswire is reporting, “Brad Paisley’s collaboration with LL Cool J on ‘Accidental Racist’ has accidentally kicked up some controversy. The song about racial perception has drawn ire from both the country […]

Local

Graduate assistant for SGA to be added in fall

SGA will add a new position this fall in order to help the bills that are passed move quicker through the process of being put into action.    “Sometimes bills take weeks to be put into action while others can take months,” said Marc Burnett, vice president of student affairs. […]

Opinion

An informed public is an empowered public

Safety is an issue on any campus in the U.S. and abroad. But, what do you know about the person sitting beside you? This week, someone asked about Tech’s policies regarding finding out who sex offenders are in the area, and if they attend the University. I did a little […]

Local

Relay for Life celebrates to cure cancer

Cancer survivors and 24 student organizations will celebrate Relay for Life’s 100th birthday by raising money in a party-type atmosphere, April 12-13 from 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. on  Tech’s Main Quad.      Games, cake decorating competitions, a car bash, food and live bands will take place as participants […]

Local

Tech continues search for Provost

The search for a new Provost/vice president of academic affairs will continue this month as the search committee narrows the candidate pool, and brings finalists to Cookeville for campus interviews. The search to fill the position has been ongoing throughout the semester. “I met with President Oldham in January when […]

Arts

Play featuring singing crazies is set to thrill

Tech is set to present the play “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum  Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade.” “The title really tells the whole story. That is that the play that our contemporary audience will also be […]

Arts

‘Evil Dead’ is bloody, brilliant

“Evil Dead” does the 1981 original justice, taking a darker approach with an abundance of blood and campy horror. Five childhood friends travel to a remote cabin to help Mia (Jane Levy) overcome a heroin addiction. Mia’s heroin addiction is the least of their troubles when they discover a “Book […]