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High Winds and More Rain Means Fire Danger

High Winds and More Rain Means Fire Danger

April 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  While recent rains may have improved drought conditions in the South Plains, Slaton Fire Chief Freddie Rainwater said the wet weather has not exactly made his job easier. “With the good, we take the bad,” Rainwater said. “With the rain, we have a lot of vegetation growth.” Once the wind picks up, taller weeds […]

Students Protest Campus Carry

Students Protest Campus Carry

April 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Senate Bill 11 caused a commotion on the Texas Tech University campus last week when members of the Texas Tech Democrats held a protest on University Avenue. Even Grimm, a freshman at Texas Tech, who was involved with the protest, said the protest was about safety. “All the people that are here and all the people earlier,” […]

Texas Tech’s magic school bus

November 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Texas Tech in association with student government are dedicated to ensuring SafeRides for everyone with the S-Bus, Lubbock’s hottest new alternative to driving after the Broadway Shuffle.

Remembering The Day The Music Died

Remembering The Day The Music Died

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The world lost one of the first rock and roll legends 53 years ago, but his inspirational music didn’t die with him. Holly inspired some musicians you may have heard of such as; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, a young Bob Dylan, and The Grateful Dead. Don McLean even wrote the song “American Pie” inspired […]

Texting while driving could become illegal

Texting while driving could become illegal

May 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Texas drivers may have a new set of laws to follow in September regarding their use of cellphones while driving. Recently passed by the Texas House of Representatives, Bill 243 proposes making any “text-based communication” illegal while an individual is operating a motor vehicle, according to the text of the bill. According to the Texas […]

Lubbock Tornado still bringing questions

November 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Around the first of May, Texas Tech University students are normally worried with finals and what they are going to do over the summer. However, 40 years ago, students had to deal with something more concerning. On May 11, 1970, one of the most powerful tornadoes on record took aim at the campus, and destroyed […]

Area newspapers slowly adopting new technology

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Russel Skiles, publisher of the Lamesa Press Reporter, said even though the new technology some consumers are using to see and hear news and information is rapidly evolving, the newspaper as we know it is here to stay, for awhile, at least. Skiles compared claims the demise of the newspaper with similar claims of extinction […]

Despite NCAA’s wishes, gambling is part of collegiate athletics

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Athletic departments like Texas Tech University’s claim they do everything they can to prevent sports gamblers from influencing the integrity of collegiate athletics. Zane Smith, a former Texas Tech student who is now attending the University of Texas, said he has not heard of a gambler making contact with a player to try to hedge […]

Texas Tech does not ban alcoholic energy beverages, promotes safe drinking

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Washington State University and the state of Michigan banned beverages that combine alcohol and caffeine, knows as alcoholic energy drinks, because of safety concerns. Texas Tech University has not formally discussed banning alcoholic energy drinks, but the university does have programs and policies instituted to promote responsibility in regard to drinking. The alcoholic energy drink […]

Study medications may pose risks to college students

Study medications may pose risks to college students

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

College students may want to think twice before taking study medications such as Adderall and Ritalin without a prescription to help prepare for a test or complete schoolwork. Universities throughout the United States are taking measures to ensure academic fairness and student safety by prohibiting the use of study medications without a prescription. Wesleyan University […]

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