Day: January 30, 2014

News

Student arrested for selling drugs to pay for tuition

A Tech student was arrested on drug charges earlier this week after individual packages of marijuana were allegedly found in his Browning Hall residence room. Julian M. Upshaw, 18, a fourth-floor Browning Hall resident, was arrested and charged with simple possession of a controlled substance by Tech police on Tuesday […]

Arts

‘Frozen’ is original, outside-the-box

After the film’s debut last fall, “Frozen” became a box office hit; it has grossed over $763 million in sales, received a Golden Globe, and won an Academy Award. “Frozen” became an instant Disney classic within months of its premiere. As the skeptic inside, seeing this movie was not on […]

Arts

‘I, Frankenstein’ is a complete flop

If coming in sixth in the box office this weekend and receiving a five percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes is any indicator, “I, Frankenstein” is a strange fantasy/sci-fi combination that simply does not deliver. Aaron Eckhart and Bill Nighy star in this graphic novel adaptation about a dystopia present where […]

Arts

‘Yankee Tavern’ coming to Backdoor Playhouse

“Yankee Tavern”, a play by Steven Dietz, will be coming to the Backdoor Playhouse stage for seven nights in February. Students Josh Rapp and Joe Clark will direct the play. Mark Creter, artistic director, said Yankee Tavern is a thought provoking performance. “Dust falls from the ceiling and a man […]

Arts

Editor’s top 30 movies of 2013

2013 was an outstanding year for film. It was one of best that I can remember for some time. I was literally in the movie theater every weekend of this past year, except for a handful. Often, I would watch more than one movie a week, and I probably watched […]

News

South Hall gets a facelift

Taking a walk through the Main Quad this semester, students and faculty may notice visible progress on the renovations to South Hall. An overhaul on the building has displaced several faculty and students. The project is expected to continue until the fall semester. As the fourth part of a multi-phase […]

News

TAB seeks new membership as semester begins

Tech Activities Board is looking for more students to assist in the planning of student activities on campus. Student activities coordinator Katie Williams said the club offers students who join the opportunity to not only gain social skills, leadership abilities, and develop personally, but also a greater chance at employment […]

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Vice President Soni plans to double University research initiatives

Dr. Bharat K. Soni, vice president of research and economic development, spoke about his plans of innovation and research development for Tech at the SGA meeting Tuesday night. “Innovation can happen any place, any time,” said Soni. “We want graduates who are not job seekers, but job creators.” Soni’s said […]

News

Awesome Eagle wins UCA Mascot National Championship

Tech’s mascot, Awesome Eagle, was crowned with the coveted gold medal when he won first place at the 2014 Universal Cheerleading Association Mascot National Championships at Walt Disney World over winter break. Awesome competed with a minute-and-a-half long skit against four other mascots from across the country to claim his […]

News

Campus has power outages due to weather

As subfreezing temperatures and chilly winds swept through campus during the last two weeks, Tech facilities worked to keep operations running smoothly. “We’re trying to do everything we can to prepare and ensure the campus is able to meet whatever weather situations occur,” said Andy Loftis, power plant manager in […]