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Sweet victory: confessions of a happy liberal

I wanted to provide a cartoon this week, instead of a column.My boss said it was a no go. But here is what it would have looked like: a stick figure (labeled “Lucas”) raising the roof for five or so frames. Why am I raising the roof? President Elect Barack […]

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Some Americans got what they wanted, some didn’t. So what’s next?

Ignorance and racism ended when Barack won the election on Tuesday night. Ha. Just joshin’ ya. Tuesday night I played Ultimate Frisbee while people drove by on Willow Avenue screaming for joy. Wednesday morning flyers screaming hate were posted all over Henderson residence hall at Carson-Newman College. Henderson is a […]

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Students and Soldiers

Passing them on campus, Bill Kinnard and Matthew Gary look like typical Tech students going about their day, toting their work in backpacks and exchanging laughs with friends on South Patio. However, their stories of college life are far from typical.Along with being students, Kinnard and Gary are both in […]

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Res Life explores residential colleges program further

Tech’s Residential Life Office is exploring possible ways to implement a residential colleges program.After a seminar in September that brought experts to campus to describe how residential colleges have blurred the boundaries between academics and college life, subcommittees of Tech representatives are now studying ways to successfully start a similar […]

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Athletics proposes strength center construction

The Tennessee Tech Strength and Conditioning department is looking forward to a proposed makeover and eventually a new facility.Head strength coach Chip Pugh has worked on improving the system since coming to Tech in 2006. “The goal is to progress the program to be at the top of the OVC”, […]

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Time keeps on slippin’

With 1:33 to play at Austin Peay, I watched as Justin Kraemer kicked an onside kick that was absolutely perfect. The ball must travel 10 yards before being touched by the kicking team. Kraemer’s kick bounced to the 10 yard mark, and stalled. Tech recovered the ball at its own […]

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Tech football preview: Tennessee State

The Golden Eagles will make a short trip down Interstate 40 on Saturday to take on the Tigers from Tennessee State. Tech (3-6, 1-4 OVC) is coming off a heartbreaking 31-28 loss last weekend at Austin Peay, while TSU (6-2, 3-1 OVC) suffered its first conference defeat at the hands […]

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Cross Country prepares for OVC Championship this weekend

Stephanie Place, a senior Nursing major from Bristol, holds the unofficial title of the greatest distance runner in Tech history. After earning all-region honors in each of her four years at Tennessee High School, she came to Tech in 2005 and finished in the team’s top three at every meet […]

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Tech Battalion to compete in Ranger Challenge

Cadets of the Golden Eagle Battalion are leaving today to represent Tech in one of the most difficult competitions of the year.Tomorrow at first light, they will begin the 36-hour Ranger Challenge at Ft. Jackson in Columbia, S.C., and compete against schools across the south in a total of events […]

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Tech soccer to play in OVC Tournament for the first time in five years

The Tennessee Tech women’s soccer team earned its first Ohio Valley Conference tournament bid since 2003.Although the Golden Eagles lost both matches last weekend against the University of Tennessee at Martin and Murray State University, Tech secured a sixth-place finish in the OVC regular season standings to qualify for postseason […]