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Annual Safety Walk highlights safety concerns on campus

The safety subcommittee of the Commission on the Status of Women recently made its annual walk around campus to identify areas hazardous to pedestrians after dark. According to the Tech website, the mission of the Safety subcommittee is to assess the safety of females at TTU with an emphasis on […]

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Two-headed snake donated to Tech, now faces challenges in survival

The two-headed snake donated to the Biology department in October made its first live appearance to the Cookeville community Homecoming weekend, but still faces multiple threats to survival. Paul Carver of Clarksville, Tenn., donated the two-headed baby king snake to Tech’s Biology department after discovering the snake in his backyard. […]

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Students find alternatives to big banks

Over the past two months, credit unions across the United States have seen a dramatic increase in membership and deposits. The Credit Union National Association reported Nov. 15 that 700,000 people have joined a credit union within the past month. CUNA also stated that the new members brought in roughly […]

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Despite recession, fundraising efforts record-breaking

While the nation faces a continued recession, Tech’s department of University Advancement is making fiscal progress through record-breaking fundraising numbers. “In the last fiscal year, the University had its largest fundraising ever, raising over 7.3 million dollars,” Mark Hutchins, vice president of University Advancement, said. “TTU has been fortunate that […]

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Tech Speech and Debate team successful at Barbeque Capital Tournament in Owensboro

Tech’s Speech and Debate team returned victorious from the 20th annual Barbeque Capital Tournament with at least one trophy each. The team competed against 10 other schools at Owensboro Community and Technical College. While at the tournament, members competed and brought home awards in numerous categories, including Radio Broadcasting, Dramatic […]

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Tech student hit by vehicle on campus

A Tech student was struck by a vehicle on campus on Nov. 8, according to a Tech police report. Robert L. Ryder, 22, reported to Tech police that a vehicle on campus struck him on Tuesday afternoon as he “started to walk across the street to go to Brown Hall.” […]

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Organizations underutilize SOLO Fund

SGA’s Student Organization Life Opportunity General Operating Fund has allocated only $2,000 this semester, down from $8,000 last semester. Ashley Humphrey, SGA senator and treasurer, also leads the SOLO Fund Allocation Committee. She said she feels that lack of knowledge about the fund has prevented student organizations from submitting applications, […]

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Haunted house benefits canned food drive

The haunted basement of New Hall North attracted an audience of approximately 250 Tech students and residents of Cookeville last Thursday, Oct. 27. The New Hall North resident assistant staff, residence hall association and Treehouse village council sought to make this year’s haunted house event scarier and more successful than […]

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IFC Movember returns for third year, brings back mustache trend

Tech’s Inter-Fraternity Council is hosting Movember, a philanthropy that benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation, throughout the month of November. Each organization that participates in this philanthropy volunteers a representative who will attempt to grow a mustache on his clean shaven face through the rest of November while raising money. Each […]

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Homecoming participation sees increase

Participation in Homecoming week events has increased in every category this year, according to the Tech Activities Board. Overall there are 18 different organizations participating this year, which include the learning villages and residential halls, Greek Life, and religious groups. Each organization had the choice of which events to participate […]