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Profile: Heather Call

Heather Call, owner, stands outside Outdoor Experience at 124 E. Broad St. in Cookeville. Photo by Shelby Campbell. Heather Call is the owner of Outdoor Experience, a small business which specializes in high-quality products for backpacking, climbing, hiking and paddlesports. Outdoor Experience also sells clothing and footwear and provides rental […]

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Profile: Dr. Colleen Mestayer

Dr. Colleen Mestayer stands in the basement of Henderson Hall before teaching a speech classs. Dr. Colleen Mestayer, a communication professor at Tennessee Tech, is passionate about teaching and she has a positive outlook on life. What’s your education background?             “I got a bachelor’s in advertising at LSU, and then […]

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SOLO concert attendance has declined

Attendance for the spring SOLO concert featuring Bleachers declined 83 percent from fall 2018, Jerry Keeton, the student activities coordinator, said.   On April 4, 850 students attended the Bleachers concert. Five thousand students attended the Waka Flocka Flame concert last semester, Keeton said.   “The concert was just as […]

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Music recitals require extreme preparation

Recitals take up a large portion of Tech’s calendar, but many students don’t understand everything they entail. For music majors, a recital is more than just a performance and takes a different kind of preparation compared to an exam. “This is a performing art-music is a form of communication. So […]

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Tech students travel to Scotland

The students at Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre in Galloway Forest Park. From left to right, back row: Dr. Melinda Anderson, Dr. Steven Frye, Kaleob Ashley, Sierra Delon, Brianah Castleberry, Hailey Stults, Courtney Brooks. Second row: Kassee Christian, Madison Phillips, Katherine Wright, Hannah Petty, Allison Rison. Photo by Dr. Dennis Duncan.  […]

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Students run Tech Players

Hidden behind the Jere Whitson Building, a group of individuals performs comedies, tragedies and musicals. The Tech Players, TTU’s drama club, produce three shows a semester and is open to anyone interested in theater, Professor Mark Creter, club faculty adviser, said.  “Once you’re cast in a show, you become a […]

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Tech pep band boosts morale

Percussion professor, Marco Schirripa heckles a Western Kentucky player at the game on Feb 21 at the Hooper Eblen Center.  Photo by Kendyl Seals. The Tech pep band heckles opposing teams this season at home games to boost morale.  The two dozen members create a crowd-pleasing shock factor at the […]

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Student on the street: Spring break plans

With spring break a week away, many students look forward to the week-long vacation from classes. Tech students share their plans for the week. “I’m actually working on my senior thesis. It’s about clays from Kenya-clay minerals. We’re trying to figure out if there was a monsoon that affected apes […]

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Student on the street: Spring break plans

With spring break a week away, many students look forward to the week-long vacation from classes. Tech students share their plans for the week. “I’m actually working on my senior thesis. It’s about clays from Kenya-clay minerals. We’re trying to figure out if there was a monsoon that affected apes […]

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New Netflix shows released

Spring break is only a week away and for the students without plans, a Netflix binge may be in their future. The good news? Netflix released a variety of television series and movies this year.  Netflix original “Russian Doll,” starring “Orange is the New Black” actress Natasha Lyonne, follows character […]