Month: November 2015


ASME and SHPE hosts TTU alumni to speak on career advancement opportunities

As part of the TTU speaker series for engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers invited three bilingual guests to speak about their differing experiences getting hired and the importance of knowing a second language. Speakers Samantha Mendez, Eduardo Pereira and Daniel Perez each […]


Atwood discusses book and human rights in keynote lecture

Margaret Atwood, a celebrated author, traveled to Tennessee Tech to discuss her novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” human rights and how the two intermingle in a lecture, Tuesday, Nov. 3. “Being a writer is a cross between being a gambler, an entrepreneur and a magician,” said Atwood. “Being a writer is […]


Mistletoe Market features shops and boutiques

For those who were ready to kick off the holiday season, the 13th annual Mistletoe Market was hosted by Leslie Town Centre Friday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event included 50 different merchants and boutiques that […]


Coheed and Cambria craft tight return

VISUALLY SOUND – Before the band was formed, Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez wrote "The Amory Wars," a science-fiction comic book series from which the band bases its lyrics and themese for the first seven albums.   Admittedly, I know very little about the vast comic book universe tied […]


Is family life the true price of higher education?

WAKE-UP CALL – The ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge's partner Marley pays a late night visit to Scrooge. He warns Scrooge to change his lifestyle before he loses all of his loved ones.  One of my worst fears as a young child was becoming a workaholic. I had seen “A Christmas […]


Getting married young, a lifelong journey

EARLY START – Many little girls dream of getting married at some point. Should it matter whether that is at 21 years old or 59 years old?  Some people might say getting married young is a bad idea. "Oh, you're not ready yet!" or "You've barely even lived, how can […]