Month: November 2018


American Legion vies for millennial members

A 24-year Navy veteran and Cookeville local wants millennials from Tech to join the American Legion. The American Legion, an organization that benefits veterans and their families, is searching for new members in Cookeville.  The American Legion started in 1919 with a mission statement of “mutual helpfulness” and has grown […]


An examination into “The Mind of Jake Paul”

On Wednesday, Jake Paul took to Twitter to announce he ended his four-month relationship with his girlfriend Erika Costell. Normally, this wouldn’t be surprising to me, because Paul doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to relationships. However, I was shocked to read this so soon after the conclusion […]


An interview with a smith

Assistant Professor Daniel Randall works a piece of hot steel using the power hammer at the Appalachian Center for Craft.  Photo by Jacob Bray Daniel Randall, 38, is currently an assistant professor at the Tennessee Tech School of Art, Craft and Design where he oversees the metalsmithing and blacksmithing concentrations. […]


Tech Counseling Center offers free counseling to students

Counseling center officials say they want students struggling with mental health, relationships and personal issues to utilize on-campus resources.  Officials provide services in personal counseling, academic skill enhancement, career exploration, crisis services, couples and marital counseling, group counseling, substance abuse, workshops, outreach and consultation. Outreach coordinator Ashley Gilbert said that […]


Baja Blast: An introduction to Tech’s Baja team

Craig Bowen and Max Lamantia with their car.  Photo by Britney Beaty Mechanical engineering students weld, tinker and joke in a workshop beneath Tucker Stadium while constructing an off-road vehicle they plan to race in April. Tech participates in Baja Society of Automotive Engineers, an intercollegiate competition in which students […]


Podcast: Baja SAE looks forward to competition

Baja team co-captains, Max Lamantia and Criag Bowen, discuss the road to hosting the Baja Society of Automotive Engineers competition at the Tennessee Tech campus next year. GREG TAYLOR: So, what is your name for the record? MAX LAMANTIA: I'm Max Lamantia, I'm one of the two co-captains. CRAIG BOWEN: […]


Tech lays off seven employees due to budget constraints

Tech officials laid off seven employees last month due to budget adjustments, spokesperson Dewayne Wright said. Provost Lori Bruce said the adjustments allow the annual budget to be cut without affecting the academic colleges and schools. President Phil Oldham said the decision to make cuts wasn’t easy. “Budget decisions that […]