Month: February 2015


Feminism =/= Equality

Patricia Arquette took a different approach to accepting her award for Best Supporting Actress during Sunday’s Oscar Ceremony. Toward the end of her speech Arquette called for everyone to help women receive rights they deserve. I don’t have a problem with Arquette asking for change, nor do I have an […]


Adjunct rights at TTU

Dear Editor, Not all teachers at Tech are equal. Whether you realize it or not, many classes are taught by adjunct instructors, which is code for part-time contract labor. Adjuncts are hired on a per-semester basis, and typically teach two or three general education courses but never the standard full-load […]


Brian Williams is real (or at least he said so)

As a journalism student, the news of Brian Williams comes as a wave of frustration. Our major already comes with skepticism and comments such as, “Anyone can tell a story,” and “You’re not really studying anything hard.” These comments come with little to no understanding of the job force and […]


Rugby busts into playoffs

The Tennessee Tech rugby team is headed to the Dixie Conference Playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the east. The game begins at noon Feb. 28 at MTSU’s rugby field. Tech defeated Covenant College 76-8 on Feb. 14 advancing Tech to the playoffs. Coach Michael Sliger works at the […]


Guacgate: Jack White, guacamole and student journalism

In case you haven’t already heard, nine-time Grammy Award winner Jack White and Oklahoma University’s student newspaper, The Oklahoma Daily, recently sparred off into an online spat. The beef began after the newspaper lawfully requested and published White’s performance contract rider with the university just days before his scheduled appearance […]


“Fifty Shades” snooze-inducing

Based on the E.L. James’ popular book series that is based on Twilight fanfiction, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is the bestselling sexy lit, detailing the intimate BDSM relationship between wealthy business mogul Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and the timid college senior, Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). After Ana interviews him for […]


Track pursues first indoor conference title

Tennessee Tech’s track and field team will be competing this weekend at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships hosted by Eastern Illinois University. The team, under new coach Wayne Angel, has been breaking school records and personal bests. However, Angel said they are aiming for new bests rather than aiming […]


87th Academy Awards Recap

This past Sunday, the 87th Academy Awards were held and while most winners were not surprising, there were a few that could be deemed surprises. The overall show was not bad, a bit too long for my taste, but not that bad. Neil Patrick Harris as host was fine, not […]


TAB says “Halo” to video game tournament

The Tech Activities Board will be having a video game tournament on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the second floor of the Roaden University Center. “Teams of two can play ‘Halo 3,’ and that will be on the Xbox 360 … We’re doing Madden 15 […]


Men’s basketball starts February with two OVC victories

The Golden Eagles’ men’s basketball center Charles Jackson has been able to inflict 326 points and 233 rebounds on the Golden Eagles’ opponents so far this season. Jackson was dominant Saturday night against the visiting Gamecocks of Jacksonville State. The junior owned the paint, earning 17 points and grabbing 16 […]