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Headshot of Russ Kick in 2009.
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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. […]

A completely burnt car sits in front of the foundation of burned cabin.
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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, […]

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Alumni pave the way to success

Tennessee Tech was established well over 100 years ago,  and in that time many notable alumni have left their legacy here on campus.  Lonnie Warwick attended Tech from 1961 to 1963 where he played football for the Golden Eagles. Warwick went into the NFL where he began his career with […]

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Things will get hairy for No-Shave November

No-Shave November is an annual trend in the United States. Despite being a popular hashtag and challenge online, many people have no idea where the trend originates from.  No-Shave November is a month-long practice where the participant is not allowed to do any kind of shaving or grooming for the […]

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Ralph’s vs. Big O Donuts: a Donut Duel

Cookeville is known for its college town charm, full of local businesses. Two locally-owned donut shops call Cookeville home, and the question must be asked: which donut shop is better, Ralph’s or Big O Donuts?  When asked this question, there is a clear divide among Tech students. Some are strong […]

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Is Teleworking from home the new normal?

Emails, meetings, phone calls, and spreadsheets. Technology has always been used in the workplace. With the coronavirus hitting the United States in March, technology became even more vital. Many companies and organizations are now more dependent on technology to make the transition to teleworking easier.  The government is one of […]