Day: February 7, 2020


Fine Arts Inquiry

Many disheartening ideas surround fine arts: you won’t get a job, if you do it won’t pay well, and you’ll regret it. Between the student debt crisis and the starving artist dilemma, fine arts seems to be a risky choice. However, the horizon is not as bleak as it seems. […]


SGA Committee opposes Sherlock Park construction plans

Members of SGA’s Environmental and Sustainability Committee oppose plans to build a new engineering facility at Sherlock Park, because they say it is one of the largest and most popular green spaces on campus.   Construction of the facility is scheduled to begin within the next 18 months just west […]

Baseball News Sports

New baseball coach meets team with enthusiasm

Steven Smith, new head coach for the Golden Eagles baseball team, expressed excitement over his new teams’ professionalism during a meet-and-greet event Monday in the Eagles’ Nest of the Hoop.   “The highlight… for me were the players,” Smith said. “I didn’t know what I expected when I walked into […]


Former football player charged with fatal hit-and-run and DUI

An investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol is underway of a former Tech football player charged with a DUI and a fatal hit-and-run on Jan. 25 in Horry County, South Carolina. Riley Patton, 23, was driving east on Highway 544 near Cabots Creek Drive around 1 a.m. when he […]


Construction projects on schedule

Tech’s construction projects are currently on schedule, said President Oldham during Chat with the President on Jan. 27.   The two main facilities that will be ready this year are the fitness center and the lab sciences building. Additionally, renovation will begin on Bruner Hall, construction on Dixie Avenue, and […]


Peer Empowerment Program joins Project AWAKEN

Members of Peer Empowerment Program handed out pamphlets and HotHands at Centennial Plaza on Jan. 21 to raise awareness for sexual violence. Members gave 504 students P.E.P’s contact information and HotHands, heating devices that last up to 10 hours. P.E.P. works closely with Project AWAKEN, a federally funded grant program […]


Event planning and management minor added course catalog

Tech officials added an event planning and management minor to the course catalog this semester.   Communication professor Dr. Colleen Mestayer noticed a surge of interest in event planning and after she successfully work-shopped the class last semester, the board of trustees approved it as an official minor.   “It […]

News On campus

BCM Coffee Cart brightens Mondays

Coffee Cart showed the love of Christ and kicked off its spring semester on Centennial Plaza Jan. 27.   Members of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry handed out free coffee and breakfast treats from 8 to10 a.m. on Monday and plan to keep the tradition going, said BCM outreach team leader […]


Advise to sanitize

Tech officials responded to a request for more hand sanitizer stations on campus and installed additional stations in the Roaden University Center.   “We have seen an uptick in requests to purchase those,” Tech’s Chief of Communications Officer Karen Lykins said.   Lykins confirmed hand sanitizer stations are in high […]