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Fifty Shades of Opinions

Fifty Shades of Opinions

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  In what has been called a worldwide phenomenon, “Fifty Shades of Grey” held the top spot at the box office on Valentines Day with $63.2 million. This was anticipated to be $300 million a week later. Worldwide, “Fifty Shades” had accumulated to $405.1 million worldwide. According to Fox News, the movie set the record for […]

Texas Tech, Lubbock Celebrate Mardi Gras Week

Texas Tech, Lubbock Celebrate Mardi Gras Week

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Article and audio by Sarah Schmidt, video by Roxanna Castillo, and photos by Bree Waldie. Lubbock may be over 800 miles away from the French Quarter in New Orleans, but distance did not stop students from celebrating Mardi Gras last week. Texas Tech University Hospitalilty Services hosted a Cajun Shrimp Boil on Fat Tuesday to […]

Texas Tech Dining Hall Meets Modern Demand

Texas Tech Dining Hall Meets Modern Demand

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Julie Gore, Alana Kiker, David Talley, and Stacie Wirmel contributed to this story. In 1998, initial remodeling began at the Stangel/Murdough Market to keep up with trends in food service and an increasing flow of hungry students. Alan Cushman, the manager of business development at Hospitality Services, said changes were made to improve the […]

Studying Abroad Provides New Experiences

Studying Abroad Provides New Experiences

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Studying abroad is peeking the interest of students all over the country with the benefits it can potentially provide for their future. Sophomore Kirsten Terveer studied abroad last May during a Maymester for the College of Visual & Performing Arts “Music of Italy” program. “I did the program just for something fun because I thought it […]

Science Spectrum Opens New Treasure Exhibit

Science Spectrum Opens New Treasure Exhibit

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Cara Vandergriff, Janet Moreno, and Danielle Hathcoat contributed to this story. The Science Spectrum in Lubbock opened a limited-time special exhibit on February 14 called Pirates & Treasure. The exhibit focuses on the lives of pirates as well as modern-day treasure hunters, and displays the many different types of treasures that people value. The exhibit includes both […]

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Janet Moreno and Cara Vandergriff contributed to this article.  Every February 14th, across the world candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones all in the name of St. Valentine. Texas Tech student McKenzie Garber believes that through the years the meaning of Valentines Day has changed. “If you hear the true story of […]

Prom Dress Drive

Prom Dress Drive

February 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Story and Photos by Taitum Trees, video by Sarah Schmidt, audio by Regine Cliatt. Every girl deserves to feel like the prom queen, according to the women of the Lubbock Dream Center. Prom Queen, an event inspired by a Lubbock Christian high school student and her mother, was designed to bring girls together who are trying […]

Tavis Smiley Visits Texas Tech

February 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley’s lecture entitled “Death of a King” was presented for the 2015 African American History Month Lecture Series. Smiley provides a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. The lecture is part of a series for Texas […]

Dairy Barn Represents Agriculture, Hard Work

Dairy Barn Represents Agriculture, Hard Work

February 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Kaitlyn Kravik contributed to this article. With a 1,839 acre campus, there are few buildings every Texas Tech University student recognizes. But one building has been a campus landmark for almost 90 years. The Texas Tech Dairy Barn used to allow students to get hands on experience in the agriculture industry while getting an education. […]

Lubbock Pit Bull Shelter Seeks to Break Stereotypes

Lubbock Pit Bull Shelter Seeks to Break Stereotypes

February 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Julie Gore, Alana Kiker, and Stacie Wirmel contributed to this story.    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports that 2,800 pit bulls are euthanized every day across the United States, which adds up to roughly 1 million annually. However, one Lubbock animal shelter is trying to create a safe refuge for […]

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