Day: September 13, 2019


Tech student arrested for child pornography

Cookeville police arrested a Tech student on charges of possession of child pornography on Sept. 5. According to a press release, the Cookeville Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children, issued a warrant for an investigation regarding sexual exploitation of a minor for the residence of Tatsushi Shibata. Shibata, 24, is […]

News On campus

Family Weekend

Tech’s population is expected to grow by hundreds this weekend as students and families celebrate the annual Family Weekend on campus. Organizers from Tech’s Office of New Student and Family Programs planned this event to give families a glimpse of their child’s college experience through several activities around town. “A […]


Go fish

His colleagues call him the “fish wrangler.”   Dr. Steven Frye, the interdisciplinary studies director, just laughs about the title, but he admits being the one who enjoys catching the goldfish that hopefully become someone’s lifelong pal.   Frye uses a casting net to collect the fish from the drainage […]


Tech’s front porch

Tech’s College of Fine Arts is a part of the university often overlooked and underappreciated. One reason the school may be overlooked is in its name, Tech is probably not the first school that art students would think of. Despite this, Dean Jennifer Shank said the university and administration does […]


Television studio gained from college transfer

A once state-of-the-art television studio in the Volpe Library now belongs to the Department of Communication following a move to the College of Interdisciplinary Studies.   Almost two years ago, faculty and staff began discussing why a move would be beneficial to the department. Faculty voted in favor of the […]

Football Sports

Eagles quarterback gets award after first game

Golden Eagles look toward a winning season with sophomore quarterback, Bailey Fisher, taking the lead during the Samford win with five touchdowns and 463 yards total. Fisher threw 31 for 44 for 415 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed 13 for 48 yards and three touchdowns. Fisher was awarded Offensive […]


Intramural staff implements new point system

Organizers hope a new intramural point system implemented this semester increases student participation in competition to crown a grand champion. Game officials can award teams points for sportsmanship and participation. At the end of the year, the team earning the most points receives the coveted champion T-shirt. “The main thing […]


Project AWAKEN to produce Peer Empowerment Program

Project AWAKEN’s coordinator Jac Ewasyshyn is bringing both virtual reality and possibly a new student organization to Tech’s campus this semester. Peer Empowerment Program, also known as PEP, focuses on potential sexual violence on campus. Students intend to go before the Student Affairs Committee on Sept. 26 seeking official status. […]


TN drivers lisence still required to access public records

Students requesting access to public records must still provide proof of Tennessee residency, the Board of Trustees decided during a June meeting.   Trustees rejected a request from the Society for Collegiate Journalists who asked the university to accept the use of student ID as proof to access records.   […]