Month: February 2019

News

SAE closure likely after death

The SAE house. Photo by Kendyl Seals. For the second time in five years, Tech’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter is facing closure.  Chapter members received a letter last month informing them the fraternity faces closure for four years in connection with the December death of alumnus Paul Hamilton “Catfish” Ten […]

Sports

Golden Girls Step Up

Tech’s Senior dance team member Sarah Rose cheers on the men’s basketball team at the Hooper Eblen Center on Jan 31. Photo by Kendyl Seals. Tech’s dance team improved 10 spots in this year’s national college competition at Disney World in Florida. The team competed in the United Cheer Association and […]

News

Tech committee considers extending semester

Julie Baker Tech’s scheduling committee is proposing extending semesters to 15 weeks to provide a more uniform schedule and avoid overlapping classes.  Dean Julie Baker who is co-chair of the committee, surveyed SGA members during a meeting on Jan. 28 about their opinions on the 14-week versus 15-week schedule.  Overall, […]

Arts

Fitness center experiences yearly spike

Tech’s Fitness Center experiences an overall increase in visitors in January thanks to New Year’s resolutions. “We see a big rush of people in the beginning of fall too, but there’s kind of a difference in what you see them do,” Kristin Morgan, senior sociology major and Fitness Center student […]

Arts

Museum rolls into RUC

Curator Angela Jennings begins her presentation of the Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels artifacts to a group of 25 students and faculty.The museum was displayed at Tech Feb. 5-6. Photo by Rebecca Franey. Artifacts from Africa to Black Lives Matter attracted community members to the Tech Pride Room in honor of […]

Arts

Museum rolls into RUC

Curator Angela Jennings begins her presentation of the Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels artifacts to a group of 25 students and faculty.The museum was displayed at Tech Feb. 5-6. Photo by Rebecca Franey. Artifacts from Africa to Black Lives Matter attracted community members to the Tech Pride Room in honor of […]

News

RUC opening scheduled Thursday

The wait is over. The Roaden University Center expansion is scheduled to open Thursday in conjunction with a ribbon cutting and birthday party for Tech’s mascot, Awesome Eagle.   The golden eagle has been Tech’s mascot since 1962. The mascot’s name was changed from “Golden Eagle” to “Evil Eagle” until 1985 when […]

Opinion

Can you cancel ‘cancel culture’?

Illustration by Britney Beaty Last week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and actor Liam Neeson made headlines for their past behavior. The news has sparked a debate online about the importance of a person’s past conduct and how our society should hold that person accountable in the present.  There isn’t an […]