Month: February 2015


Best-selling Author comes to Tech

Alissa Nutting, author of the controversial satirical novel “Tampa,” will visit Tennessee Tech to read selections from two of her books Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Backdoor Playhouse. Nutting's 2013 novel, "Tampa," about a middle school teacher who seduces her students, received acclaim for its satirical look […]


Former Tech golfer receives national attention

PGA Tour golfer and former Tennessee Tech All-American Scott Stallings finished in a three-way tie for second place at last weekend’s Farmers Insurance Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California. Stallings entered the tournament Thursday as the defending champion after winning the open in 2014. The […]


Guest speakers present on campus safety to SGA

The Student Government Association hosted several guest speakers during Tuesday night’s meeting. Marc Burnett, vice president of Student affairs; Ed Boucher, assistant vice president of Student Affairs and Title IX investigator; and Marlene Hall, Coordinator for Clery Compliance and Title IX came to the meeting to speak about sexual […]


Campus construction continues, weather affecting progress

The Centennial Plaza construction project continues this semester as the health of the plaza trees comes into question. “Arborists are monitoring the construction that pertains to the well-being of the trees,” said Director of Horticulture and Grounds Kevin Tucker. “In two weeks, the (arborists) are treating the trees with growth […]


Kendrick Lamar releases new single

The day after winning Grammys for his single “i,” Compton based rapper Kendrick Lamar released his second single, “The Blacker the Berry.” This track is a departure from “i” and his acclaimed 2012 album “good kid, m.A.A.d. city.” The closest Lamar has come to this sound on his last album […]


Suspect apprehended displaying voyeuristic behavior

Tennessee Tech police have apprehended a suspect who has been causing disturbances since last semester. TTU News sent out a campus safety alert message last Friday stating: “The university recently received delayed reports about a series of instances during last semester and in late January of a man peering into […]


Is Facebook dying out on us?

Graphic by Kimmy Whittington Has Facebook died? I’ve noticed people in the past few months who have gathered an unnatural hatred for Facebook. When in comparison to other social media outlets available in this day and age, college students in certain social demographics tend to be swaying away from Facebook […]