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Tech Seniors Graduating with Debt

Tech Seniors Graduating with Debt

March 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Graduation is quickly approaching and besides caps, gowns and tassels turning, for a large percentage of Texas Tech students, graduation means the beginning of their six month student loan grace period. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 46 percent of incoming freshman have federal student loans and this percentage increases to 49 percent […]

Playa Lakes Crucial for South Plains

Playa Lakes Crucial for South Plains

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Some quick water facts: There are 135 playa lakes in the city of Lubbock Most playa lakes used to be naturally occurring, but have been modified for storm water overflow Lubbock County is home to more than 1,000 of the lakes There are an estimated 20,000 in the Texas panhandle Only naturally occurring playas recharge […]

Spring Breakdown

Spring Breakdown

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Photos by Regine Cliatt, audio by Taitum Trees, story by Cliatt and Trees Spring break kicks off for Texas Tech students this weekend, and students everywhere are pushing through those last midterms, packing their bags, and finding friends to carpool with on their trip. Spring break has a reputation for being a lot of fun, but it […]

First Legal Same-sex Marriage in Texas Stirs up Controversy

First Legal Same-sex Marriage in Texas Stirs up Controversy

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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 […]

Walk for Wishes

Walk for Wishes

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Wish Makers on Campus, an organization registered with the North Texas Make A Wish affiliate, will be hosting a 5k event to raise money for a deserving Lubbock child’s wish. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a national organization dedicated to granting wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. According to their website, Make-A-Wish grants […]

Tech Parking Services Prepares for the Future

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Texas Tech Transportation & Parking Services reports 400-500 citations are issued during the weekdays in the fall and spring semesters. Stacy Moncibaiz, the marketing coordinator for Texas Tech Transportation & Parking Services, says this number tapers off as the year goes on from students learning where they can and cannot park with their e-permits. Moncibaiz […]

Texas Tech Alumni Association hosts Spring Graduation Fair

March 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Video by Sarah Schmidt, article by Cara Vandergriff, and photos by Roxanna Castillo. The Texas Tech Alumni Association is hosting its annual spring graduation fair this week in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day. The fair, which was originally planned to run from Tuesday, Mar. 3 through Thursday, Mar. […]

Students prepare for Graduation despite weather

Students prepare for Graduation despite weather

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Article by Cara Vandergriff, photos by Roxanna Castillo and Danielle Hathcoat and video by Sarah Schmidt. Students faced the snowy weather to come to the Texas Tech Spring Grad Fair. The Texas Tech Alumni Association is currently holding its Spring Graduation Fair in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. The fair started Tuesday and was planned to be held […]