Day: January 29, 2019


RUC renovations prompt parking changes

The Roaden University Center expansion is pictured. Photo by Braden Copeland. Construction on Roaden University Center will continue throughout the Spring semester. Renovations began in 2017 and a completion date has yet to be set, making it the longest ongoing renovation. A walking bridge joining Centennial Plaza and the University […]


Sports roundup: January 2019

Tech men’s tennis predicted to finish first Four men’s tennis players on preseason top 10 Freshman Rafael Tosetto took home the No. 1 preseason ranking, one of three TTU newcomers to find themselves on the noteworthy list. Junior transfer Fanis Kontopoulos tied for third, while freshman Elias Grubert tied for […]


Let’s taco ’bout a new restaurant next to campus

Victor's Taco Shop located on North Walnut Avenue. Photo by Rebecca Franey. With all of the additions affecting campus, it can be argued that Victor’s Taco Shop is one that students are happy to see fill the void on North Walnut Avenue. The Mexican restaurant officially opened on Jan.13 across […]


Tennessee Tech’s political leaders weigh in on government shutdown

Tech’s student political leaders’ opinions about the record-setting government shutdown reflect their national counterparts’ views on the matter in a stalemate that showed some hope of breaking last week. Federal buildings, parks and offices closed and employees sent home after President Donald Trump and lawmakers failed to reach an agreement […]


March for life from a student’s perspective

Crowd at March for life in Washigntion DC on Jan. 18. Photo by Kathryn Porterfield. Less than two days before the 46th annual March for Life, my roommate and I decided on a whim to take a road trip and participate in the largest anti-abortion gathering worldwide in Washington D.C. […]


Sigma Alpha Epsilon members expect closure

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon house is pictured. Photo by Kendyl Seals. Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon anticipate to be closed for four years after an investigation of a Dec. 7 event that ended in the death of a 23-year-old alumni. Members were informed at a Sunday night meeting and by […]


Professor with child pornography charges is on FBI watch list

Cookeville police are working with the FBI to locate a former Tech professor wanted on a child pornography charge. Professor Omar Elkeelany, who taught computer engineering, is believed to have fled the United States after a Putnam County grand jury indicted him in October on a charge related to sexual […]