Day: March 27, 2014


E-cigs offer loophole to Tech’s nonsmoking policy

Smoking cigarettes has become more taboo than trendy, and the habit is rather expensive to keep up. Tech passed a campus rule in 2010 stating that tobacco and related products were not allowed on campus and campus police reward students caught smoking with a fine. Until recently, the only way […]


Nietzsche was wrong: “God’s Not Dead” impresses

On Saturday, March 22, I went to see ‘God’s Not Dead.’ I fell in love with the movie and the message. The cinematography was amazing for a PUREFLIX film. The last few I saw on Netflix were lacking in this department. But ‘God’s Not Dead’ is by far one of […]


Grounds Department prepares to save trees for Centennial Plaza

Tech is scheduled to break ground early summer for the development of Centennial Plaza to be located between Derryberry and the RUC. This project will feature a large multi-purpose plaza, small patio spaces, a stage for outdoors productions, a commissioned sculpture and much more. Paramount to the character of the […]


ADPI Glow Run lights up campus

The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi sorority held their first Lion’s Share Challenge Glow Run 5K on Saturday, March 22. Approximately 120 people participated in the Glow Run 5K that began at 8:00 p.m. in front of Derryberry Auditorium. The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi worked the sign-in table, set […]


New offense unveiled in spring

The Tech football team had its first spring scrimmage of the year at Tucker Stadium Saturday. The early version of the Golden Eagles looked solid. The offense had no turnovers and skill players made strong athletic plays. The offensive performance was highlighted by Tech’s redshirt freshman Brock Mccoin. Mccoin thrived […]


Millenials: A generation covering 20 years

I am one of the generation called “Millennials.” Wow. I don’t want to claim it. I only started hashtagging in the last year and I’ve been doing “selfies” since I figured out how to use a camera back in the 90s; cell phones weren’t really an option back then. Oh, […]


A Millenial Medievalist’s mind on the matter

Every time I hear the word “Millennial,” I think about my Backstreet Boys Millennium CD. I’m 23 years old, and I haven’t listened to it in about 10 years. ( It astounds me that I have lived long enough to say I have ignored something for a whole decade. I […]


ROTC participates in regional training with other schools

The cadets of Tech’s ROTC Golden Eagle Battalion recently participated in the annual spring Joint Forces Training Exercise (JFTX) alongside cadets from MTSU, UT-Martin and Vanderbilt University at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. After arriving in Greenville on Thursday, March 20, Tech cadets conducted a daylight land navigation course […]


ovc defeat mbb

There will be no Cinderella story for Tech’s men’s basketball team this year as it was defeated in the second round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.  The Golden Eagles had a decent run in this year’s OVC tournament, defeating Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville by seven points in the […]


Weather doesn’t affect the Golden Eagles at the plate

The Golden Eagles baseball team (21-5) defeated the RedHawks of Miami (OH) (10-12) twice this week in a midweek series at Averitt Baseball Complex. The Golden Eagles battled wintry conditions Tuesday afternoon, but cold winds and flurries could not cool down Tech’s bats. Senior first baseman Zach Stephens brought in […]