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ETSU student seeks recognition of ASL and Deaf culture

American Sign Language has been recognized as its own language in the United States since the 1960s, and Tennessee passed legislation in 2017 recognizing it as a modern language that fulfills high school foreign language requirements; however, students at East Tennessee State University say that the institution has fallen behind […]

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A Way of Dealing With the Times

If you go into any houseware store, or locally owned boutique, you’ll find wooden signs speaking to our ways of life. Each one is different, but yet the same; however, when you see them in someone’s home, office and personal space, you begin to get glimpses into their humor or […]

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State Senate Passes Bill Against ‘Divisive Concepts’

A bill targeting what legislators are calling “divisive concepts” passed in the Tennessee Senate Monday, March 24. The bill, critics say, is yet another attack on what Tennessee legislators consider to be critical race theory and targets “divisive concepts” at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities. While critical race theory was […]

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Tech Alumnus and New York Times Reporter Passes Away

America needs journalists. America needed Russ Kick. Kick, Tennessee Tech alumni and self-proclaimed “rogue transparency activist,”died on Sept. 12 of this year, at the age of 52. The cause of death is unconfirmed, but his sister, Ruth Kick, mentioned that he had been in poor health for over ten years. […]

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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 […]

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Spring Workshops at the Appalachian Center for Craft.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is hosting a series of craft-based workshops to teach students various skills through Zoom beginning March 20. The ACC is the campus for the College of Fine Arts at Tech located in Smithville, TN. “We offer several programs, including five of the concentrations within the […]

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NASA Lands Perseverance Rover on Mars

History was made on February 18, 2021, when the project team for “Mars 2020 Mission” successfully confirmed the touchdown of a new rover named “Perseverance” on the surface of Mars.  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, created the mission “Mars 2020” to explore an area of […]

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Tennessee Social Health Education

Professor Elizabeth Ramsey is working on a bill with Sen. Paul Bailey that requires Tennessee middle school students to enroll in an introduction to social health courses.  Due to COVID-19, the bill was tabled, but in February, Republican Ryan Williams will carry the bill into the House. Ramsey said social […]

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Business major weighs in on Gamestop Stockmarket rise and fall

Robinhood CEO, Vlad Tenev, raised questions when he decided to stop trading on multiple popular stocks. Many stocks were frozen – among them were GameStop and AMC Entertainment.    Dalton Pharris, a Business Management major voiced his opinion as to whether or not the Robinhood CEO should face consequences. “Absolutely, […]