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News Off campus

Tech Alumnus and New York Times Reporter Passes Away

Russ Kick in 2009. Photo by Terrance Boyce and provided by the Washington Post. America needs journalists. America needed Russ Kick. Kick, Tennessee Tech alumni and self-proclaimed “rogue transparency activist,”died on Sept. 12 of this year, at the age of 52. The cause of death is unconfirmed, but his sister, […]

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News On campus

U.S. Rep. John Rose Meets with SGA

U.S. Rep. John Rose paid a visit to the Student Government Association’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 18 to discuss his experience in office with the SGA members . Rose is currently serving his second term representing the Sixth District of Tennessee. He graduated from Tech with a bachelor’s degree in […]

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Features News Off campus

California Wildfires Affects Tech Student

The landscape is barren, burnt and black. The air is thick, dense and smokey. The frames of cars and foundations of homes are all that remain. Though there’s no military presence, this is America’s warzone. “I mean, if someone had told me that a battle had been fought there, I […]

Football Sports

Tech Football Preparing for Tough OVC Stretch

Tech football enjoyed this past week off and is preparing for a game on the road against the Murray State Racers on Nov. 6. The Racers enter the game with an overall record of 3-5 and a 0-3 in OVC play. On Saturday, Nov. 13, Tech will welcome in OVC […]

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Soccer Sports

Soccer Advances to Semifinals with Win

On Friday, October 29, fifth-seeded Tech beat eight-seeded Eastern Illinois 1-0 to advance in the OVC postseason tournament. The win was the first postseason win for the Golden Eagles since a victory in the 2016 OVC tournament. The Golden Eagles soccer team finished the regular season Sunday, Oct. 24 with […]

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News On campus

Tech Lifts Mask Mandate for Vaccinated Individuals

At 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, an email was sent to all of Tech’s community, adjusting the mask regulations on campus: vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks on campus, though some questions remain. On August 16, three days before classes started, administration informed students and faculty […]

News On campus

Tech’s graduation rate sets record

Tech announced its highest six-year graduation rate ever, the University said in a news release on  Thursday, Oct. 7. According to a report from President Phil Oldham, the six-year graduation rate hit 60% for students who started in the fall of 2015. This is a 3% increase from last year’s […]

Music News On campus

Tech choirs retake the stage

After adjusting to a virtual choir for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, the Tennessee Tech Choral and Concert Choir will be returning to a limited in-person performance. Fall Concerts will be held in Wattenbarger Auditorium on October 26 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. CDC recommendations prevented groups of […]

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News On campus

Breast cancer awareness embraced by students

The pink ribbon is coming back on campus this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the past, Tech has held events to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and they don’t have plans in the works for this year yet. In the meantime, students will be the ones celebrating this […]

News On campus

SOLO concerts return with Ludacris

The Student Government Association’s SOLO concert returns to Tech for the first time since the pandemic began. Three-time Grammy Award winner Ludacris is scheduled to perform in the Hooper Eblen Center on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. He will also be performing with special guest, singer and rapper Bryce […]