Day: March 20, 2014

Arts

“About a Boy” absolutely delights

I told myself I wasn’t going to get wrapped up in another television show this TV season. We’ve almost made it to the ending stretch of the year, but last week, I ate my words. I had seen commercials about NBC’s new comedy ‘About a Boy’ multiple times previewing it […]

Arts

New ‘Divergent’ readings

“Divergent” fever is rampant around the nation as readers are frantically finishing the trilogy from cover to cover before the film counterpart is released today. However, it appears the dystopian-loving fan base has a couple more readings to finish. Author Veronica Roth has added on a compendium of five short […]

Arts

‘Need for Speed’ is nothing original

Based on the widely popular video game by EA, ‘Need for Speed’ is an exciting racing movie that falls short of being a blockbuster hit. Starring Aaron Paul of ‘Breaking Bad’ and Imogen Poots, ‘Need for Speed’ avoids CGI and uses real cars and real stunts to pull off an […]

Opinion

“The freedom of speech and expression doesn’t mean they are entitled to a platform.”

Sarah Dingwall’s string of articles, at least as long as I’ve been reading it, have been nothing but radical Christian rhetoric and thinly veiled fundamentalist proselytizing. Her latest article, a non-story about a man banned on Facebook for homophobic comments, only confirms this while further ingraining negative stereotypes about her […]

Opinion

Tech’s new look is turning heads and raising questions

This campus has always been beautiful and one of the greenest campuses around the state. Well, at least it did until this past year. I left for Florida just before Spring Break, looked over at the Bryan Fine Arts building and had flashbacks from my childhood about the beautiful trees […]

Opinion

Sex week and state senators: TTU caught in the crossfire?

I am very grateful for Knoxville, Tenn. It has a great library, tons of delicious and exotic food, and a lot of the plays and movies that we simply can’t bring to Cookeville. They once had Nightwish there! All the way from Finland! And it’s not an unreasonable distance away […]

News

Senators say “goodnight” to nap room bill

SGA presented a bill to designate a specific napping area on campus at their meeting on Mar. 18. The name of the bill presented was “Creation of Napping Space Act of 2014.” The bill proposed that an unused room on campus would be transformed into a napping area for students. […]

Arts

‘She Kills Monsters’ preview

Tech’s Backdoor Playhouse will host a different kind of play for its spring production.  “She Kills Monsters” is a comedy-drama about a woman who finds her recently deceased sister’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook and sets on a journey in the imaginary world of the game.  “I read the play and […]

News

Chorale travels to Jacksonville, Fla. to attempt “choral suicide”

Just before Spring Break, the Tennessee Tech University Chorale embarked on a 5-day trip to Jacksonville, Fla. to perform at the annual Southern Division American Choral Directors Association convention. While away, the University’s premiere choir sang as members of the Collegiate Combined Chorus, collaborating with choirs from the University of […]

News

Students begin to sell invention in book store

Mechanical engineering majors Kyle Bieze and Scott Hill have invented a solution to space issues affecting residential life residents on campus.  It’s a small wooden table with a metal arm that hangs off the frame of the beds found in Tech’s dorms. Bieze and Hill call it The Tech Table. […]