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Debate: Should restaurants ban straws?

Photo illustration by Britney Beaty. No plastic straws and utensils Britney Beaty   Plastic straws and utensils create massive amounts of waste faster than we’re capable of managing. They should be banned or limited because it is the first step to cultivating a culture that is actively aware of the […]

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Student on the street: Construction

Over the past few years Tennessee Technological University has been in rebuilding mode. From smaller renovations to new buildings and parking lots, it is safe to say that Tech will be a different looking campus in the years to come. While the future looks bright here at Tech, what about […]

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Student on the street: Wishlist

Students offer opinions on one thing they wish Tech had. “One thing that Tech should have is the bird scooters. You could put your eagle card in there and connect it so you could just ride to class on scooters. It would be pretty convenient, and it would help the […]

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Letter to the editor: Air quality

Dear Editor  —   This semester there have been air quality problems seriously affecting students and professors. We believe these stem from the change in cleaning chemicals during the semester break. The procedure for lodging an indoor air quality (IAQ) complaint says: “The agent responsible . . . may be […]

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Experiences abroad in Finland

Shawn Foster When I arrived in Finland, I had no idea what to expect for the next six months of my life. I had only been out of the U.S. once before with a student group to Berlin during spring break in 2018. Other than that, I had not been […]

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Gay adoption bill holds Tennessee back

Legislators passed a bill last week making it legal for foster care and adoption agencies to prevent gay couples from adopting in Tennessee, setting a dangerous precedent for the state.  The bill, proposed by Rep. Tim Rudd of Murfreesboro, allows licensed adoption agencies to prevent adoptions due to religious objections […]

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Student on the street: Higher education

Students offer opinions on how their higher educational experience can be improved. Students gave their opinion on how to improve the quality of the "higher educational” experience in order to have a more influential outcome. “I think that higher education can be improved if there was a lot more hands-on […]

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Student on the street: women in history

Student on the street: Students offer opinions on their favorite woman in history and why. Women’s History Month is the acknowledgement of influential women who have made contributions to history.  According to womenshistorymonth.gov, Women’s History Month began in 1981 when Congress declared March 7, 1982, as Women’s History Week.  As time […]

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Cooking in Germany

Rayna M. Castner.  If you have a passion for cooking, come to Europe. While the international markets in Cookeville have a lot to offer, it is nothing compared to the actual samples to discover in Europe.  I'm studying Engineering and Business at the University of Applied Sciences Wurzburg-Schweinfurt in Germany, […]

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Varsity Blues Scandal

Full House actress Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewivesactress Felicity Huffman’s involvement in a collegiate bribery scam raises interesting points about privilege and corruption. Loughlin and her husband are accused of spending $500,000 to get her two daughters into the University of Southern California by faking athletic ability and bribing a rowing coach. […]