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Wings of Kindness takes flight

President Phil Oldham and Tech first lady Kari Oldham made a blog post Monday, Feb. 10 announcing their new “Wings of Kindness” initiative.   Mrs. Oldham noticed the kindness Tech students, faculty and staff demonstrate regularly and wanted to recognize them.   “Throughout 2020, Phil and I will acknowledge many […]

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Backpack Project gives to underprivileged children

Members of Commission on the Status of Blacks and the Backpack Project distributed 55 backpacks to underprivileged school children in surrounding areas.   The partnership, originally scheduled Jan. 24 in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was rescheduled for Feb. 7 due to sickness.   The Backpack Project […]

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All-American Rejects to perform at SOLO Concert

The All-American Rejects, an alternative rock band, is scheduled to perform at the spring SOLO concert at 8 p.m. April 2 at The Hooper Eblen Center.   Nashville gospel and blues singer Devon Gilfillian is scheduled to perform as the opening act.   Nick Wheeler, Tyson Ritter and Jesse Tabish […]

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Students admit to marijuana possession

Two 19-year-old male students were sent to the dean after admitting to possession of marijuana in Warf Hall on Jan. 20.   A residential assistant who reported the incident to campus police said they had previous complaints about a marijuana smell, according to a campus report.   The officer went […]

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Rain could affect baseball and softball seasons

Cookeville rain could cause canceled games and practices for the 2020 Golden Eagle baseball and softball seasons.   Scott McCrary, Campus Landscape and Ground Manager at Tech, discussed the challenges of turf care and how he preps the fields for the upcoming seasons.   “With all of the rainfall last […]

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Trip to Germany announced

Associate professor of German Julia Gruber is looking for 10 students to travel abroad to Berlin, Vienna, Hamburg and Salzburg from May 11-25.   German major Nancy Webb said she always liked the idea of moving abroad and attending the trip last year made her sure.   The trip costs […]

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Solidarity With Survivors scheduled for April 2

Members of Peer Empowerment Program are raising awareness for sexual violence with events leading up to Solidarity with Survivors at Tech on at 7 p.m. April 2 in the UC Multipurpose Room.   Members distributed conversation hearts around Valentine’s Day and handed out pamphlets and stickers at Lasers in Love […]

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Fire chief discusses dangers of new internet challenge

Baxter fire chief Matthew White discussed the dangers of the recent Tik Tok challenge sparking house fires across the nation. This challenge involves sliding a penny between the adaptor of a phone charger and the outlet, which could cause electrical damage. White said while students are aware of fire safety, […]

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New baseball coach meets team with enthusiasm

Steven Smith, new head coach for the Golden Eagles baseball team, expressed excitement over his new teams’ professionalism during a meet-and-greet event Monday in the Eagles’ Nest of the Hoop.   “The highlight… for me were the players,” Smith said. “I didn’t know what I expected when I walked into […]

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SGA Committee opposes Sherlock Park construction plans

Members of SGA’s Environmental and Sustainability Committee oppose plans to build a new engineering facility at Sherlock Park, because they say it is one of the largest and most popular green spaces on campus.   Construction of the facility is scheduled to begin within the next 18 months just west […]