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1500 Students to take Exit Exam this Academic Year

This academic year, more than 1,500 students will take the senior exit exam, a test that determines additional funding for Tech and is required for graduation by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The exit exam is a 45-minute, multiple-choice exam that complies with California Critical Thinking Skills Test requirements. Sharon […]

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On the Prowl for Local Art

The Art Prowl will be returning to Cookeville for its 13th year on Nov. 8 and 9. This event is free to all and will be held primarily throughout several businesses in Cookeville’s historic downtown, as well as other areas of Cookeville, including the Bryan Fine Arts Building on Tech’s […]

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Standing Room Only

A ban has been placed and strictly enforced over the past year restricting students from sitting on the floor and the stairs in Henderson Hall. Every few feet, signs have been placed instructing students of the dangers that await them and others if they are to sit on the floor […]

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Erin Brokovich Encourages Students to Use Moral Compass

Environmentalist and motivational speaker Erin Brockovich came to Tech Tuesday night to talk about her story, as well as spread a message of self-empowerment. Brockovich spoke about fighting for yourself and what is right in her motivational speech. “You cannot look to anyone to tell you what’s right,” Brockovich said. […]

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Undebatable greatness

In Tech’s Office of Communications there proudly sits a large, old, wooden trophy case, where dozens of glimmering gold trophies stand tall and erect. Some of these trophies date back to the early 1940s. The trophy case appears to be busting at the seams, yet each year more and more […]

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Centennial celebration planning underway

The University’s 100th anniversary is approaching in 2015 and planning and organizing for the commemoration is already taking place. Tech alumna Laura Clemons is the centennial coordinator in charge of planning projects for the occasion. Some projects require the two years of planning that is allotted while others are a […]

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Students design Homecoming floats

Among the many events that take place during the week and day of Homecoming, one of the largest and most observed contests is the float competition.   Sarah Reese, senior, is a member of Phi Mu and the sorority’s Homecoming chair. Phi Mu has paired up with Sigma Alpha Epsilon […]

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Professors coordinate with Russian schools for education

Russia is a place that is moving towards a better understanding of individuals with disabilities, and some professors in the special education department at Tech are getting the opportunity to help with that. On Nov. 2, Helen Dainty, Laura Graves and Amy Callender are making a trip to Siberia for […]

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Homecoming candidates campaign for crown

Students experienced the opportunity to vote for Homecoming King and Queen Oct. 17. Candidates utilized different strategies in efforts to receive votes. Derek Decker, senior human resource major, is the candidate running for Sigma Chi fraternity. He said he felt that social media, flyers, food, and location were the biggest […]

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Nursing Building dedicated to President Robert and Gloria Bell

The community celebrated Bob Bell’s service to Tech Thursday when the Nursing and Health Services Building was renamed Robert and Gloria Bell Hall, in honor of the former president and his wife. Bell served as the president of the University for more than a decade. “Dr. Bell recognized the need […]