Maternal ≠ Marriage and Motherhood

Lilly Davis The idea that women must take the man’s last name had been a cultural and societal norm since 1855, until Lucy Stone broke it. In the past, women would always take their husband’s last name.  When we think of the women’s suffrage movement, we often think of the […]

Editorial Lifestyle

Meals within a Mile: The coffee capitals of Cookeville

Callie Smith Cookeville is the home of many favorite local coffee shops for Tech students to commune. Students gather here to study, converse and enjoy their extra supplement of energy. Within a mile of Tech’s campus is Poet’s Coffee, SoulCraft and Vertical Coffee. Full disclaimer: I fall into a minority […]


20 Songs to Spice up Your Gym Playlist

Going to the gym everyday can get repetitive and exhausting. One of the best ways to stay motivated throughout your fitness journey, is to always have a solid gym playlist. Having a playlist to get your blood pumping, and give you the boost you need to finish the last […]


Social Media, a Curse or Blessing to Society?

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 your […]

Lifestyle On campus

Living With a Roommate Doesn’t Have to be Hard

Are you the Good or the Bad Roommate? There are several benefits to sharing your living space with a roommate; saving on rent and utilities, sharing chores, using their Netflix account and having someone to talk to, but living with a stranger can have many issues.  Maybe you`re rooming with […]


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 […]


5 Tips for Public Speaking

Ask most people what their biggest fear is and you’re liable to hear public speaking at the top of a number of their lists.  Despite the prevalence of the activity, people en masse are all terrified of the prospect of talking in front of a large group of people. However, […]

Plastic on the beach

How Important is Recycling

There is no planet B. Earth is our home, and we should take care of our beautiful home, not destroy it. One of the biggest issues is the amount of plastic we use daily, and often we use it without a second thought. Now stop and think about this. […]