Month: February 2021

On campus

Tech’s Nursing Program remains steady amid COVID-19

There is a national shortage of nurses that has been amplified by the effects of COVID-19.  Nursing programs were failing to enroll enough students to meet this need, even before COVID-19, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.  Tech’s Whitson-Hester School of Nursing is trying to alleviate some […]

Off campus

Tennessee Social Health Education

Professor Elizabeth Ramsey is working on a bill with Sen. Paul Bailey that requires Tennessee middle school students to enroll in an introduction to social health courses.  Due to COVID-19, the bill was tabled, but in February, Republican Ryan Williams will carry the bill into the House. Ramsey said social […]

On campus

EagleFit Fights for Healthier Campus

Living a healthy lifestyle is often quoted as the key to a happy and successful life.  For college students, the notion of a completely healthy lifestyle can often feel unattainable. Throughout the stress of a pandemic and a semester ahead, students do not have to trail blaze the journey of […]


CODE seeks unity through diversity this Black History Month

The Center of Diversity Education, or CODE, is an organization at Tech that was founded by student athletes in the fall of 2020. The prime goal of the organization is to promote unity through diversity and to bring student athletes from different backgrounds together.  Jamaal Thompson, junior football and basketball […]


Austin Peay vs. Tennessee Tech – Football Recap

Tech’s comeback too much for Austin Peay, Tech wins 27-21   Tech defeated Austin Peay 27-21 on Sunday to begin the 2021 Spring football season in the Ohio Valley Conference after a rocky start and end. Bailey Fisher passed for 106 yards and one touchdown. Fisher finished 11 of 18 […]


Students outraged over campus opening announcement

Student outrage over President Oldham’s decision to have students come back to campus on Friday Feb. 19 after a week of snow days changes administration’s mind.  Cookeville and surrounding areas were put under a winter storm watch Monday, Feb. 15. Cookeville received several inches of ice and snow over the […]

On campus

Student on the street

Do you dedicate more time to your subjects now with online classes or before when we had in-person classes?     “I prefer in-person classes, especially being an engineering major. A lot of our classes have labs that are best learned in-person, being hands-on with equipment from the work field. […]

On campus

Siraj paves the way for women in cybersecurity

Dr. Ambareen Siraj, professor of computer science at Tech has been named Cybersecurity Person Of the Year by Cybersecurity Ventures. Siraj is a founding director of the cybersecurity education, research and outreach center at Tech. She also established Women in Cybersecurity, a global organization known for bringing together talented women […]

Off campus

Business major weighs in on Gamestop Stockmarket rise and fall

Robinhood CEO, Vlad Tenev, raised questions when he decided to stop trading on multiple popular stocks. Many stocks were frozen – among them were GameStop and AMC Entertainment.    Dalton Pharris, a Business Management major voiced his opinion as to whether or not the Robinhood CEO should face consequences. “Absolutely, […]


Tech professor and alumni bond over life

Across two states are two strangers with two things in common: their love for Tennessee Tech and compatible organs. Texas resident Ray Matthews, a 74-year-old Tech alumnus, was in search of a liver donor last year. He was diagnosed with polycystic liver disease, a condition that caused over 200 cysts […]