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LGBT Safe Zones Encourages Safety

LGBT Safe Zones Encourages Safety

April 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Texas Tech is making strides to become a friendlier environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered, or LGBT, students. The Student Government Association instated the LGBT safe zone act earlier this semester. The act encourages Tech faculty members to designate their office as a safe area for students struggling with their sexuality or gender to […]

First Legal Same-sex Marriage in Texas Stirs up Controversy

First Legal Same-sex Marriage in Texas Stirs up Controversy

March 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Stacie Wirmel, Alana Kiker and Bree Waldie contributed to this article. On February 19, two Austin women became the first gay couple to be legally wed in the state of Texas. However, it was short lived. Soon after the ceremony the Texas Governor and Attorney General issued statements questioning the legality of the marriage, referring […]

SGA elections underway

SGA elections underway

March 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

After a month of campaigns, the Texas Tech Student Government Association elections have arrived. Voting started Wednesday at 9 a.m. and ends today at 7 p.m. This election has seen the rise of three blocs of candidates: Raiders United, Bridge the Gap and Raiders’ Voice. These blocs are led by executive candidates for president and […]

This year’s SGA election campaigns in full swing

February 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Texas Tech Student Government Association officially opened campaigns for next year’s executive and legislative positions this week, and there are two dominant blocs developed. The candidates have until Election Day(s), Feb. 27-28, to win the hearts and minds of their fellow students. The two “blocs” in this election are “Raiders United” and “Bridge the […]

Tobacco-free campus subject of SGA town hall meetings

Tobacco-free campus subject of SGA town hall meetings

January 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Student Government Association hosted two town hall meetings to hear students’ views on the possibility of Texas Tech potentially becoming a smoke-free or tobacco-free campus. Samantha Dunkerley, a graduate student senator from Sugar Land, said approximately 50 students attended the two meetings Jan. 22 and Jan. 24. Because of the small turnout, SGA is […]

Students react to potential tobacco ban

Students react to potential tobacco ban

January 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Students across Texas Tech’s campus have mixed emotions on the university’s potential tobacco ban, currently being discussed by the Student Government Association. Of the 30 students polled, 10 said they support banning all tobacco use on campus, seven said they support a ban on just smoking, nine said they did not want any change and […]

SGA begins new era

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

New beginnings Some students are planning their spring break vacations while others are catching up on lost sleep after a dizzying round of midterms. However, for a select few Texas Tech students the month of February has proved to be both a time of great excitement and one of extreme trepidation as they prepare themselves […]

Nonpartisan organizations promote social issues

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jack McClaskey considered calling his new student organization either Tech Green Party, Raiders for Change or Green Raiders, but he ultimately settled for a comprehensive approach. “Tech Young Progressives gives the organization a definite identity,” said McClaskey, president of the Texas Tech University organization. “We are a unique organization because we are nonpartisan. We focus […]

Tech Terrace: students vs. long-time residents

Tech Terrace: students vs. long-time residents

April 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Kristina Samuel lived with two friends in Tech Terrace, a neighborhood located across the street from Texas Tech University, during her sophomore year. Eight months into the living situation, Samuel and her roommates received a notification from the city informing them they were breaking a code ordinance by living with two or more unrelated people. […]

SGA budget process strives to include organizations

SGA budget process strives to include organizations

March 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Texas Tech Student Government Association will go through a final reading on the annual budget bill Thursday in which it will be giving out more than $50,000 extra from the previous year. Brandon Taylor, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, said the writing of the bill begins with meetings between student senators and […]

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