Month: September 2014

News

‘Everybody Talks’ about Neon Trees

Neon Trees and opening artist Slow Hands performed for excited Tennessee Tech University students Tuesday night. The Student Government Association hosted another successful S.O.L.O. concert headlined by Neon Trees. On Sept. 23, students and members of the community filled the Hooper Eblen Center to watch Neon Trees and Slow Hands […]

Arts

Album Review: “Tyranny”

The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has returned to the sound of his 2009 album, “Phrazes for the Young,” this time with backup band The Voidz. “Tyranny” is the name of the new album and like Casablancas’ “Phrazes for the Young,” this is a drastic departure from garage rock of the […]

Arts

‘The Maze Runner

In perhaps one of the most popular releases of the month, “The Maze Runner” slammed into the number one position in the box office at $32.5 million. Based on the novel by James Dashner, and starring Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario, the movie keeps the plot fresh and audiences on […]

Arts

How you doin’? Twenty years after Friends

  The cast of 'Friends'. Twenty years. That’s how long it’s been since the first episode of “Friends” aired. On Sept. 22, 1994, the blockbuster television show made its debut on NBC, and this past Monday was the official 20th anniversary for the show. It was a show that captivated […]

Opinion

Suffering mental illness or gun control?

On Tuesday, there was a shooting at a UPS location in Alabama. It always upsets me whenever there’s a shooting or any sort of violent act like this. My heart always goes out to the victim and their families, but it seems like those sentiments fade all too quickly for […]

Opinion

When can we afford to be healthy?

It’s full of neatly stacked recyclable boxes, plant based nutrients and gluten-free ingredients – it’s the organic aisle. It's the aisle that also screams the lovely reminder that I am a poor college student living on ramen. Is anyone else tired of skipping the organic aisle, because I’m pretty sure […]

News

Renovations to South Patio begin

Trees were relocated to Sherlock Park from South Patio this week to prepare for construction of Centennial Plaza as part of the Master Plan to refine Tech’s campus. The project will block off a portion of South Patio, making it only accessible from inside the RUC as well as the […]

News

Purple Pride introduced to Cookeville preschoolers

Awesome Eagle poses with children at the TTU Child Development Lab playground As part of a grassroots marketing campaign for Tech Athletics, the Athletic Marketing and Promotions team, along with Awesome Eagle and members of the Cheer and Dance teams have been visiting community daycare facilities to educate and energize […]

News

Internet Outages affect campus productivity, Frontier fixes connectivity

On Tuesday, the Internet at Tennessee Technological University went down around noon. Frontier Communications fixed the situation by 10 p.m.  “How can this happen? I had organic chemistry homework due and was not able to get it done because the stupid Internet did not work,” pre-pharmacy major Ashley Barnes said. […]

News

Street Preachers Return to South Patio

For the fourth time in three years, South Patio was home to evangelical speakers John McGlone and Josh Yeshua from Pinpoint Evangelism. The displayed open-air preaching elicited different responses from students.  “We just preach the truth and we take the gospel of Jesus Christ where it belongs: in the streets,” […]