Day: October 2, 2014


“Shake It Off” unoriginal

Taylor Swift has announced her upcoming album “1989” will be her first official “pop” album. With this announcement came the release of the album’s first single, “Shake It Off.” The song starts with a horn track played over a looped open hi-hat and Swift stating, “I stay out too […]


Quidditch sweeps Raiders off the field in scrimmage

The new players on the Tennessee Tech Quidditch team beat Middle Tennessee State University 170 to 30 in an unofficial scrimmage Sunday. The object of the match was to give the newer players a chance to show their skills, and they did not disappoint.  “The game on Sunday was for […]


Can we prevent 1.4 million by January?

We may be almost 5,000 miles away, but we’re still involved. Right now, at this very moment, I promise you’re better off than them: them being our fellow people of West Africa. The Ebola epidemic has reached a death toll of 2,917 as of last Thursday, according to the World […]


October’s must see movies

The beginning of October means one thing to me: awards season movies are ready to hit the big screen. The last two years have provided some really great films during fall. I was skeptical of what kind of movies we would get this year. Not anymore. Below are my picks […]


“The Equalizer” a cool action flick

First in box office dollars this weekend, Denzel Washington’s newest action-packed thriller is full of enough violence and Russian gangsters to satisfy any lingering Cold War animosity. Robert McCall (Washington) is a retired, quaint man working at a neighborhood home improvement store. He regularly helps the people he meets, including […]


New artist’s work on display

Students will notice a few new splashes of color on the walls of Joan Derryberry Art Gallery as the new exhibit by Jim Graham opens. The pieces in the collection, “New Paintings for Exotic Tastes,” are “comparing things from two dissimilar categories, often focusing on the gap between the natural […]