Day: October 30, 2018


Naerdemann reflects on Tech soccer career

The Tech soccer team’s season ended on senior night after a 2-1 loss to Eastern Illinois on Oct. 21. The team ended the season with a record of 9-7-3. The team scored a combined 21 goals, and racked up five home wins.  One senior stood out among the rest, goal […]


Frights, fun at seventh annual Purple Palooza

Dozens of children who participated in the seventh annual Purple Palooza on Thursday received treats and tricks. The hallways were lined with Tech students, faculty and local businesses passing out candy while dressed in costume. After traveling around the concourse for treats, the children were led into the arena where […]


It’s bird! It’s a plane! It’s the homecoming parade!

Planning is in full swing for Saturday’s superhero-themed homecoming parade as groups spend thousands of dollars on their floats. Organizations from Tech and the surrounding areas participate in the parade with hopes of winning the best float award. Between 50 and 60 groups registered to participate in the parade this […]


Feature: Fifty years of teaching at Tech

Peggy Fragopoulos Three generations of a family, spanning over five decades, have a unique, inherited tie to Tech. Alumna Peggy Fragopoulos, 70, first became familiar with Tech as a child when tagged along with her father, a janitor, to campus. Fragopoulos said her father, S.P. Adams, worked in T.J. Farr […]


Meet the 2018 Mr. and Miss TTU candidates

The race for Mr. and Miss TTU has officially commenced and candidates are excited to campaign for votes. Tech SGA sponsored an event to meet the candidates on Oct. 23 in Derryberry Hall. "We are so excited to start this new event for the students as well as the candidates. […]


Student on the street: Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia

Student on the street: Students offer opinions on Saudi Arabia being a credible source after the death of Jamal Khashoggi and the impact on America Jamal Khashoggi was an influential Saudi Arabian journalist who wrote against governmental policies and went missing soon after Oct. 2. Khashoggi was allegedly confirmed as […]


“Frankenstein” comes to the Backdoor Playhouse

Jacob Alexander, playing Young Victor, recites lines while holding an unconscious Michaela Crawford, playing Elizabeth. Photo by Rebecca Franey. Frankenstein is brought back to life through a new lens that delves deeper into the philosophical question of creation. Tech Players perform the fall production “Playing with Fire (After Frankenstein)” by […]


Feature: Tennessee Tech Love Story of 1983

Don and Jane Foy sit in the backyard of their Cookeville home. Photo by Lauren Clark Tennessee Tech alumni Don and Jane Foy met in the Roaden University Center in the summer of 1983. Jane, whose maiden name is Mabry, was a senior English major working in the Information Center […]


Ralph’s Donut Shop vs. Big O Donuts

Kitty Porterfield:  Ralph's Ralph’s Donut Shop opened in 1962, 11 years before Big O Donuts. Ralph’s longevity adds to its charm and nostalgia, as well as its dependability. Ralph’s keeps an abundance of its signature doughnuts available, such as the Hillary and the iconic Butter Twist, which is greatly superior […]


Volpe library hours reduced, students react

Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library.  Photo by Naomi Harmon A decision to close the Volpe Library two hour earlier left some students dissatisfied according to a poll conducted online. The library previously closed at 2 a.m. Changes in the library’s hours are due to less attendance after midnight as well […]