Day: April 18, 2013

Arts

’42’: No foul ball for audiences

“42” is a beautiful and heartbreaking look at a baseball icon’s journey to shatter racial stereotypes and forever change baseball. “42” tells the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American baseball player to play in Major League Baseball. General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) breaks […]

Local

SGA executives run unopposed

Student Government Association executive council candidates ran unopposed in the April 11 elections, making the elections unusually non-competitive compared to other universities.   “I think that no one [running] against us is just kind of a show of solidarity from the senate,” Clay Stubblefield, Tech’s new SGA president, said. “You […]

Opinion

26 miles for 26 lives: The terror at the Boston Marathon

The 2013 Boston Marathon runners had a love for running and a goal to finish the race. They did not expect to make history. They ran for the sheer adrenaline rush, for the ones who can no longer run, for the ones they love. Monday, April 15, 2013, also known […]

Opinion

Media misinforms about MS

The recent death of “America’s girl next door” Annette Funicello both saddened and angered me.  As a fan of Annette’s beach blanket movies, saying goodbye to such an iconic piece of Americana and my own childhood was heartbreaking.  As a fellow multiple sclerosis patient, I was angered by the misinformation […]

Sports

Men’s golf ties season’s best finish at Big Blue Intercollegiate

Tech’s men’s golf team ended its regular season schedule with a fifth place finish at the Big Blue Intercollegiate, hosted by Tennessee State University April 15 and 16. The fifth place finish was their best score of the spring semester, and Head Coach Polk Brown thinks that his team could […]

Sports

Softball wins big against APSU, Belmont

The Tech softball team went 3-2 this past week with wins over conference rivals Belmont University and Austin Peay State University.   The Golden Eagles hosted the Bruins last weekend and played a make-up doubleheader against the Governors Tuesday. Senior pitcher Claudia Harke got the win Sunday, which allowed Tech […]

Arts

Hannah’s happenings in Cookeville

The Backdoor Playhouse will be performing “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of The Marquis de Sade” by Peter Weiss, or “Marat/Sade” for those who would like to refer to the show without taking three years. […]

Arts

Summer is full of action, comedy at the movies

2013 is shaping up and becoming a great year at the movies. This summer is jam packed with must-see movies. As an avid moviegoer, I am ecstatic to see what will happen at the movies this summer. “Iron Man 3” Set after the events that occurred in “The Avengers,” Tony […]

Sports

Football finishes up spring practice with scrimmage

Tech football will host its annual spring game tomorrow at 1 p.m. and wrap up its spring practice with an additional week of practice before putting away equipment until the fall. There was noticeable improvement in a lot of players from week one to week two of practice, Head Coach […]

Local

Facebook allows UK users to chat with celebrities

Facebook is testing a new feature in the United Kingdom that gives users the option to pay to send messages to celebrities. For a maximum price of £10.68, or $16.32, you can send messages to any celebrity on Facebook. The price varies from person to person. For example, messaging Snoop […]