Craig Zamer Personality Feature

Dozens of voices echo off the vaulted ceiling and stained glass of the Iglesia la Soledad. Smiles occupy the faces of the Costa Rican locals sitting in the pews. As harmonic tones vibrate from wall to wall, the audience hangs on every note, captivated by the melody’s will.  In an […]


Ramadan, Goats and French Are Just a Part of Dr. Barnard

A bright, curious young woman sits on a toilet in Tunisia, nervously tossing popcorn in the corner of the hay-covered bathroom in hopes of keeping the ram occupied while it awaits its Ramadan sacrifice. Through the power of French, Dr. Debbie Barnard was the fortunate soul to experience the true […]

A completely burnt car sits in front of the foundation of burned cabin.
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 […]

A large dog sits on the hardwood floor of the living room.
Features On campus

Tech History: The President’s House

At the end of the long, scenic driveway off North Dixie lies Walton House, the home of President Oldham. It stands tall with eight strong pillars and a sprawling lawn, complete with grand chandeliers and spiral staircases. The first President, Quinton Smith, did not live in Walton House, however. His […]

Dr. Matthew Pearce smiles for a selfie at an Appalachian Trail trail head

New Zealander researches at Tech

Electrical engineer? World traveler? Researcher? It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what to call this New Zealander. Regardless of what you call him, this “kiwi” has always kept one thing in his mind: do the best you can with what you have. “The formative years were in Whangarei … It’s actually, […]

Chuck Sutherland poses for a photo in a cave, wearing a suit and mining helmet.

Geology Professor Explores Caves and Photography

The icy water lapped around the caver’s face as he sucked the ceiling for air. He was not dressed for swimming, but curiosity propelled him forward: it was too late to turn back. After risking hypothermia through the dark, frigid channel, geology professor Chuck Sutherland emerged into an opening, becoming […]