Day: September 12, 2013


Intramurals kick new sports into play

Tech intramurals office is introducing two new sports this year with a game called kan jam and kickball. Kan Jam is a frisbee game that is played inside a gym with two garbage cans at each end with holes cut in the sides. “It’s kind of like ultimate frisbee and […]


New Provost on campus

The search for a provost and vice president of academic affairs ended July 1 when Dr. Bahman Ghorashi accepted an invitation to join the Tennessee Tech faculty. Ghorashi previously served in multiple capacities at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. He said he is very enthusiastic about his move to […]


Microsoft updates email service

Microsoft will finish upgrading Tennessee Tech’s email accounts from Live@edu to Office 365 within the next month.             “Tech switched to Microsoft-hosted Live@edu in the fall of 2010,” Annette Littrell, director of information technology services, said. “No matter how you feel about Microsoft as a company, I think everybody […]


New TV shows to keep an eye on

Fall is soon to be upon us and that means Fall TV is going to be surging back onto our screens. In this new television season, a lot of new potential hit shows enter the fold, along with returning favorites.  I love a good television show, with a great story […]


SGA to hold town hall meetings

Tennessee Tech University Student Government Association passed “Outreach Act of 2013” in their first meeting of the semester. The Outreach Act of 2013 creates monthly “town hall” meetings so that students can be more involved with the decisions and actions of SGA.  Senator for the College of Agriculture and Human […]


Hampton matchup to be season’s first test

The upcoming football game against Hampton University will be Tech’s first true indicator of the expectations for the season. Hampton is the first Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponent of the season. In week one, the Golden Eagles thrashed overmatched Cumberland University 63 – 7. Junior safety Cory Webber picked off […]


Brown leads green charge

Tech’s Sustainable Campus Committee has a new student chairperson this semester. Senior Lydia Brown was officially elected at Wednesday’s meeting. The committee has 19 student members for the fall semester, including Brown. She is also returning as the recycling coordinator this year.   Last semester, the committee’s largest endeavor was […]


Hatching fly ideas in The Nest

Tech’s student-run radio station, WTTU 88.5, is undergoing many changes in an effort to revitalize the channel. The newly named 88.5 FM The Nest is being refreshed under the leadership of disk jockeys and directors Drake Fenlon and Dillon James. “We want to put the station out in the community […]


More on Syria: “Russian Option” is best way to go

Let me start by saying, I think a military strike on Syria is a horrible idea. My faith calls me to be anti-war on all levels and as an American taxpayer (kinda?) I don’t think it’s financially prudent to get involved in yet another war in the Middle East. At […]