Day: February 5, 2015


Students organize die-in protest in front of library

Students from the Black Cultural Center marched from the lobby of the Roaden University Center to the sidewalk in front of the Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library where they held a “die-in.” The “die-in,” as opposed to a sit-in, had the students lay on the ground for almost 11 minutes. […]


Volpe library to stay open later after student demand

ldquo;I didn’t have enough time in the library last night to finish my homework.” “I didn’t know where there was a color printer on campus.” These excuses can no longer be used at Tennessee Tech. As of Jan. 20, the Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library will be open Sunday through […]


Back to back National Champion

For the second consecutive year, Tennessee Tech’s mascot, Awesome Eagle, won the Universal Cheerleaders Association Mascot National Championship in Orlando, Florida. Competing against four other mascots, including Tech’s secondary character Grandpappy Eagle, Awesome beat out rival mascot YoUDee from the University of Delaware by 0.8 points. YoUDee has won the […]


Katy Perry slays Super Bowl halftime

This year’s Super Bowl halftime performance was Katy Perry and, though I was skeptical about how well she would live up to past performances, she did extremely well. Atop a giant tiger, Perry opened up with her hit “Roar.” She was wearing an outfit that seemed to be a mix […]


“Project Almanac” an adventure

As if we haven’t had enough of the found footage thrillers, “Project Almanac” reinforces the trend and places #2 for the Box Office sales last weekend. After discovering hidden plans for the world’s first time machine in his dead scientist father’s basement, lead David Raskin (Jonny Weston) puts it together […]


Men’s basketball falls victim to Bruins’ shooting spectacle

The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team and Belmont clashed for an Ohio Valley Conference East division battle Jan. 31. The most recent version of the Golden Eagles-Bruins rivalry featured teams with different styles of play. While Tech depended on their presence inside the paint, Belmont attacked them from the perimeter. […]


Hebdo becomes a hero

On Jan. 7 of this year, two Islamic assailants walked into the office of French satire paper “Charlie Hebdo” and killed members of the editorial and cartoonist staff. The publication was known for its controversial covers featuring images of the Islamic prophet Muhammad among other figures like a Prime Minister […]


Sex, slavery and the Super Bowl

People shuffling, drinks spilling, hearts breaking, and you’re there. You're a person who enjoys football; you drove all the way to the stadium with tickets you spent months laboring over. You take a breath and enjoy the chaos of the moment. You’re there for a game and simply that. She […]


Tech receives praise for veteran assistance

Tennessee Tech is the first school to be named as a “VETS (Veterans Education Transition Support) campus” by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Tech administers orientation programs for veterans, facilitates support programs, provides potential program credit for skills and provides a campus survey to help identify the needs, issues and […]


One Billion Rising event to stand against violence

Tennessee Tech will join activists worldwide and take part in its third annual “One Billion Rising for Revolution” event Thursday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tech’s Women’s Center will co-host this gathering on North Patio of Roaden University Center. One in three women across the world will […]