Month: March 2014


Paul Campanis: An older generation shares philosophy

As a breezy Saturday afternoon rehearsal for the Backdoor Playhouse’s production of “She Kills Monsters” begins, the actors on the stage notice something out of the ordinary walk into the theater from the back of the auditorium and make himself at home in the back row. The main thing that […]


Trade in funds for fashion

`Fashion Me Fabulous is a clothing re-sale event that will be hosted by Tech’s Merchandising Association from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 3 and 4 on South Patio. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the organization and its members. Merchandising Association President Lacey Givens said, “We sell […]


Making it up as they go along: Tech players to host improv night

The Tech Players will host an improvisation event tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Backdoor Playhouse. “Our goal is to first, have fun. It’s what we love doing,” Tech Player Braden Wahl said. “And two, to make it entertaining for everyone in the building.” The Players have been practicing a […]


Scammers take advantage of Flight 370 hype

Watch out – if you come across a link involving shocking information regarding missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on social media websites, you might be walking right into a scam. Online scammers have been taking advantage of the buzz involving the missing jet to create untrue stories about it, and […]


Tech Hosts Bobby Nichols

The Tech Golf team hosted the second annual Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate at Sevierville Golf Course. Tech’s women’s golf team earned a 10th place finish after the first day   on Monday. They improved slightly Tuesday, finishing in ninth place with 654 shots. Freshman Whitney Robertson led Tech after finishing with an […]


“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 […]


New ‘Divergent’ readings

#8220;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 […]


‘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 […]


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 […]