Author: Ana Pena-Velasco

National News

158 years later, struggle for racial equality continues

The Emancipation Proclamation declared “that all held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free.”  This executive order was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, during the Civil War. When asked who had a great impact in African American history, senior Victoria Murray, […]

Off campus

The Table: the place to play

The Table is a locally owned board game lounge which opened January of 2020. The new business is owned and operated by 2013 Tech  graduate, Nathaniel Jones. It is located at 18 W. Spring Street, across the street from Broast. There are handmade tables and over 300 board games lining […]

Fine Arts

Composers versus Covid-19

If you spend any time walking around campus, chances are you’ve heard the drumline and front ensembles practicing under the big white tent across from the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The marching band’s season was postponed with the football team’s, but many of the band’s members are music majors; they […]

On campus

Parking on campus improves

With all the changes this year because of coronavirus, parking is one thing that seems to have improved.  Students can almost always find a parking spot behind the library or the stadium at any time of the day.  This is an improvement from previous years where getting to campus early […]


Q & A With Football Freshman

For a few weeks now we have been wondering what the decision on letting college football play was going to be. Some conferences have agreed to play football and others have cancelled their 2020 fall season. All of these decisions to play or not have been caused due to COVID-19. […]

On campus

A President’s Message For All Students

Dear Students, It is so good to see you. When I see you walking across Centennial Plaza or down the Main Quad, I remember what I enjoy most about being a college president: Students. You motivate me and everyone who works at Tech to do our best to put you […]


Craving human contact, a COVID-19 survivor story

Human touch can be taken for granted. A handshake when greeting a friend, the accidental brush of two hands together, a gentle kiss on the lips. For some, COVID-19 has prevented even the slightest of touches. For others, through cleanliness practices, touch has been lessened but not eradicated.  Eva Dingwall […]

News On campus

Services across campus make changes due to coronavirus concerns

RESIDENTIAL LIFE Residential Life officials sent out an email March 12 informing students living in the residence halls that they must return to their permanent homes by March 15. International students, athletes with on-campus obligations and students who cannot return to their permanent homes were able to apply for permission […]

Education News Politics

Tech professor pushing education legislature

State legislators tabled a proposed bill requiring social health courses be taught in Tennessee middle schools until June due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Paul Bailey, R-Sparta, in the Senate, and Rep. Ryan Williams, R-Cookeville, in the House. Elizabeth Ramsey, an associate professor of family […]