Author: Sarah Aku

Lifestyle

Social Media, a Curse or Blessing to Society?

Sarah Aku As you wait in line for your coffee, you look up from your phone screen, and come to a harsh realization you’re the only person in line paying attention to their surroundings. The hunched over necks and the tapping thumbs begin to make you feel uncomfortable. You realize […]

Lifestyle

Exercise: The Key to a Long and Happy Life

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “​​Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being physically active can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability […]

Politics

Tech Faculty Senate in Violation of Tennessee Law

The Faculty Senate has failed to publish meeting minutes and dates on the Tech website since April 18, 2022. To this day, there remains no update from the organization. This lack of “timely” updates is in direct violation of Tennessee’s open records code TCA 8-44-103 with failure to post a […]

Lifestyle

Five Creative, and Slightly Strange, Ways to Use a Potato

The beloved potato can be found on dinner tables, in various forms, around the globe. Mashed, fried, softened, chopped or sliced, the potato is a staple for American cuisine. Although, potatoes should not only be deemed worthy for consumption purposes. The opportunities for potatoes are endless. Sunburn Relief- The antibacterial properties […]

On campus

Tech Encourages Sustainability With On-Campus Energy

With solar panels being noticed around Tech’s campus and the importance of sustainability being stressed by many, questions are being raised about where Tech’s energy derives from.  Ten years ago, Tech made the decision to stop burning coal for an energy source and convert to more efficient and reliable means. […]

News On campus

Tech Committee in Violation of Tennessee Law

Tech Campus Space Utilization and Allocation Committee has failed to post meeting minutes online since Sept. 29, 2021, a violation of the Tennessee Open Meeting Act.   The committee is responsible for monitoring the utilization and space allocation of academic and administrative buildings and facilities across campus. They plan and […]