Day: February 20, 2018

News

Awesome wins gold

Awesome Eagle is awesome, or at least that is what the judges at the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Championship decided last month in Orlando, Florida. Tech’s mascot earned first place during the annual dance and cheer team competition at Disney World. The competition consists of judges viewing a two-minute video […]

News

Greek life opposes proposed ban bill

Members of Tennessee Tech’s Greek life came together in a written resolution opposing a state bill banning fraternities and sororities in Tennessee. Rep. John DeBerry, D-Memphis, originally proposed the bill in the House of Representatives and Sen. Reggie Tate, D-Memphis, is the co-sponsor. HB 2042 would only ban organizations of […]

News

Stolen trash receptacles reports rise

University Police Chief Tony Nelson says a rash of trashcan thefts on campus needs to stop. As many as three large purple trash receptacles were reported stolen from campus in recent weeks, he said. “We’ve had two or three instances where trash cans were taken by individuals, those have been […]

News

Man with bat banned from campus

Campus police banned a man from returning to campus after they responded to suspicious activity Feb.  13 in the University Center. Students reported seeing a man, later identified as Brandon Brandy, running through campus caring a baseball bat and hitting himself while grunting. When police arrived to the University Center, […]

News

Speaker discusses social activism among colleges

  Activism in an educational setting is just as important as learning to read, write and calculate numbers, civil activist Andre Canty told Tech students Feb. 8. “When it comes to education, revolution should be as taught as the other R’s,” Canty said during his presentation “Reading, Riting, Rithmetic, and […]

Arts

Revisited: Golden Girls, 33 years later

“Thank you for being a friend, travelled down the road and back again. Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant.” A television staple since it’s premier in 1985, Golden Girls has earned its place in the American pop culture canon. But the real question why has the […]

Arts

My Oscar Winners

In past years, the Oscars seemed like a sure thing. The movie taking place in Hollywood, about Hollywood would always have an edge, such as “La La Land” or “Argo.” But last year’s envelope snaffu proved the ninety-year-old award show still had the potential to surprise. Perhaps that mentality is […]

Sports

Crosland earns full scholarship

  Coming out of high school without a basketball scholarship, Cade Crosland knew he would have to hustle if he ever wanted to play at the college level.  Hustle he did. Crosland, a sophomore communications major who joined Tech’s team as a walk-on, finally earned full-ride scholarship last month.  Tech […]

Sports

Jeannette Waldo hired as new Tech volleyball coach

University officials hired former Missouri State University assistant coach Jeannette Waldo to lead Tech’s volleyball team. Waldo, who also served as the recruiting coordinator for the Bears, succeeds Tech coach Dave Zelenock who resigned after five years with the Golden Eagles. In the past two seasons, the Golden Eagles finished […]