Month: September 2013

On campus

Out with Grammer, in with Augustana

Augustana will replace Andy Grammer as the opening act for the upcoming S.O.L.O. concert.  Grammer’s booking agent informed the Tech Activities Board of the cancellation on Friday, Sept. 20. “‘He’s got some personal issues’ is what we’re told,” said student activities coordinator Katie Williams. According to Williams, Grammer confirmed with […]


School of Nursing Expands Program

The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing has expanded the size of the program and accepted 60 new upper-division nursing students this fall. Previously, the department accepted anywhere between 45 and 48 students into the program. This year’s class saw a 20 percent increase in the number of students that were accepted. […]


“Campus Compass” Leads Students Forward

Tech is in the process of renovating the RUC by remodeling the information desk into an area called “Campus Compass”. Campus Compass will be a place that students can go to receive assistance on a variety of topics, academic or non-academic. The major goal of Campus Compass is to solve […]


Coaching Change Pays Off

Already flying high above last year’s 12th place OVC finish, the Golden Eagle volleyball team prepares for takeoff as it begins conference play against Murray State and Austin Peay this weekend.  With an entirely new coaching staff this year, head coach Dave Zelenock has plans to take Tech to the […]


Tigers “Outplay” Golden Eagles

The Tech football team (2-2, 0-1) suffered its first OVC loss of the season Saturday night against in-state rival Tennessee State University (3-1,1-0). The Golden Eagles fell to the Tigers 41 to 21 in a game that was plagued by turnovers and penalties. “We just got outplayed,” head coach Watson […]


Soccer Finishes Non-Conference Play with Win

        The Golden Eagle soccer team suffered a tough loss Friday to UT-Chattanooga, but turned the tables and brought home a win on Sunday against East Tennessee State University.  Tech (2-7-0) scored early in the game from senior Jessica Wilson, going into halftime with a 1-0 lead. Chattanooga answered […]


‘Prisoners’ Captivates Audiences

Number one in the box office last weekend, “Prisoners” is a dark and twisted human commentary on just how far a father will go to protect his family. The star studded cast of Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, and Terrence Howard set the audience for high expectations […]


When Will There Not Be an Issue with Parking?

When it takes close to 45 minutes to find a parking spot at a small town university, you know you have problems. When I started thinking about what I would write this week, I struggled with what the topic should be. I have covered Syria and the South Patio preacher, […]


Punishing the Conditioning of Gender

Recently on my Facebook feed, a friend posted a link to the blog post “FYI (if you’re a teenage girl),” written by Kimberly Hall, a Presbyterian women’s minister from Texas. In this particular blog post, she advises young girls – in an irritatingly friendly tone of voice – to be […]


Britney’s Back and Ready to Deliver

Britney Spears is back with a new song, a new album, and a new concert residency in Las Vegas. After almost two years away to focus on her two young sons and be a judge on ‘The X Factor’, Spears is ready to deliver new tunes. The first single off […]