Month: November 2018


Oldham regrets Fitzgerald research endorsement

President Oldham President Phil Oldham apologized Monday for his role in the controversial Fitzgerald Glider Kits research and said he regrets signing an endorsement letter sent to Congresswoman Diane Black. “I want to personally apologize to the entire campus community for any part I played in the incident. The letter […]


Podcast: Inside ROTC from the perspective of a woman

Jessica Long, a senior political science major in the ROTC, shares her experiences and perspective of the ROTC as a woman.  Lauren: So we’re just gonna start off real easy …  just say like your name, year, rank and just tell us like a little about yourself. Jess: OK so […]


Tech football wins first game on homecoming

Freshman quarterback Bailey Fisher rushes on a QB keeper during the Nov. 3 homecoming game against Murray State. Photo by Adam Parks. Tech football coach Dewayne Alexander encouraged his players all season to play “their” game and to stay focused.  “This football team has continued to practice and do the […]


Tech students react to midterm election results

Student Republicans and Democrat from Tech experienced mixed reactions after the Nov. 6 midterm elections.  Democrats added 30 seats to take control of the House of Representatives while Republicans gained two seats to retain control of the Senate.  Republican senator-elect Marsha Blackburn defeated former Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen to become […]


WWI symposium held at Backdoor Playhouse

A placard of photos and documents from the WWI symposium.  Photo by Shea James According to the Tennessee Virtual Archive over 3,800 Tennesseans died during World War I, and on Nov. 3 The Tennessee Great War Commission held a symposium at Tech’s Backdoor Playhouse in Jere Whitson building to talk […]


Leatherheads take over president’s lawn

Walton Rittenberry advances toward the goal while dodging a U.S. Marine team player.  Photo by Britney Beaty. Tennessee State Parks personnel and former and current Tech students took the field on Walton House’s lawn on Nov. 4 to compete in a vintage football game between the U.S. Army and the […]


A Q&A with the owner of Cookeville’s newest ice cream shop

The Lazy Cow Creamery shop sign sits on the corner of South Walnut Avenue and East Jackson Street. Photo by Rebecca Franey. Meet Brandon Henley, the owner of Lazy Cow Creamery. He opened his Cookeville ice cream shop in October 2017 and the Livingston location in June 2018. Did you […]


Tech police confiscate drugs and alcohol

A Tech police case involving a group of underage students accused of possessing marijuana and alcohol has been forwarded to the dean of students. When Lt. Fred Nichols entered the room he saw Journey Hargrove lying on the bathroom floor after throwing up. Another student in the room, Madeline Wardlaw, […]