Month: November 2014


Student groups, organizations prepare for Saturday parade

The 2014 Tennessee Tech Homecoming Parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Many of Tech’s groups, dorms, organizations, fraternities and sororities will be showcasing their themed floats during the parade. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Every day’s a Holiday.” All participants have been designing and building variations of holiday […]


Student gives controversial presentation in speech class

A Tech student gave a speech during class about sex toys on Oct. 28 and was met with mixed reviews. Another student recorded the video and posted the video onto YouTube, gaining over 60,000 views. Erik Skottegard, 26, a chemical engineering major, gave a persuasive speech about sex toys in […]


Boys State Luncheon to reunite program alumni

Every year for the past 51 years, Tech has played host to the American Legion Boys State, a program that aims to expose participants to “the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen.” Founded in 1935, Boys State has since become a widely known and […]


Flex dollars a possibility at athletic events

Using your dining dollars at sporting events may be possible in the near future due to one of the newest bills passed by Student Government Association. “An Act to Allow Dining/Flex Dollars to be Accepted at TTU Sporting Events,” written by SGA Senator Drake Fenlon, College of Arts and Sciences, […]


“Avenue Q” opens at Backdoor Playhouse

The fun-filled Broadway musical “Avenue Q” has dropped into the Backdoor Playhouse as of last night to begin its performances for the fall show. The first performance was last night, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. This part-flesh and part-felt musical is about some of the true struggles college kids face […]


Progress on Centennial Plaza Construction being made

Construction of Centennial Plaza has been in progress over a month now. Despite recent harsh weather, construction still moves forward. Centennial Plaza will be a large area able to facilitate any size gatherings. The entire plaza will be defined with seat walls and will include a stage at the end […]


Where is the Derryberry Eagle?

The eagle normally perched atop Derryberry Hall has been removed in preparation for next year’s centennial celebrations. Originally placed on Jere Whitson Building in 1954, the eagle was moved to Derryberry’s clock tower in 1961, but was taken down during summer to be refurbished and have copies made. The Derryberry […]


+1989 Review

Album Cover for Taylor Swift's 1989 In her official pop debut Taylor Swift’s “1989” is finally upon us. If one thing is certain about this album, it’s that this is not the same Swift from her self-titled 2006 debut “Taylor Swift.” Swift’s signature upbeat style is still present on this […]