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COVID-19 has canceled a year’s worth of study abroad trips but on May 18, the Study Abroad program sent the first group of students since the pandemic began to the Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla to complete their coursework.

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As the temperature increases and the risk of contracting COVID-19 decreases, students are looking for summer vacation destinations. As vacation spots open again to the public after over a year of regulations and closures, it can be tricky to navigate planning a vacation during this transitio…

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Volunteers gardened around the Texas Tech campus today for the 22nd annual university Arbor Day event. The event was hosted April 30 by the Student Activities Board who provided free Jellyfish air plants and T-shirts to volunteers.

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Each year a student regent is appointed to the university’s Board of Regents through Gov. Greg Abbott’s office to provide a student perspective when implementing policies across all Tech campuses. This year’s student regent, Brooke Walterscheid, is a fourth-year medical student from Muenster. 

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The Texas Tech Student Government Association kicked off its Safe Night Out initiative at 12:30 p.m. on April 26 at Two Docs Brewing Co. by hosting a conversation with staff members regarding sexual assault at bars. The event was live-streamed on the SGA Instagram page (@ttu_sga).

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On Friday, April 23, Texas Tech announced the 60th Masked Rider, and two former Raider Reds passed their guns to a new mascot at the Transfer of Reins and Passing of the Guns ceremony.

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Ramadan is a holiday celebrated by those of the Islamic faith across the world. Many students at Texas Tech are celebrating Ramadan this year from April 12 to May 12 and are using the time to deepen their faith and reflect.

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Liane Vásquez-Weber, a Texas Tech junior computer science major from Seguin, was named as one of the 2021 Goldwater Scholarship recipients, making her the 38th Red Raider to receive the award.

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This year’s Tech to Town events will be spread out over two weeks from April 19-30. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer at in-person and virtual events, which support Highpoint Village, Lubbock Impact, University Medical Center, South Plains Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.

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The Texas Tech Co-Ed Cheer and Pom Squad saw success at the Pom and Cheer National Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida, with Co-Ed Cheer coming in second place and pom placing first in both pom and jazz.

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April 30 will be the 22nd annual Arbor Day event on Texas Tech’s campus. While COVID-19 restrictions have changed the way the event will look this year, Tech is committed to continuing the tradition of beautifying the campus.

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Interior design alumna, Lindsay Carlile, won the Tahoe Quarterly’s Grand Design Award working alongside architect alumnus Keith Kelly. Their home design was chosen among hundreds of homes entered to the competition for its interior design, architecture and build.

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The sixth annual Lubbock Lights Festival will be hosted on April 16 by Texas Tech. This year’s festival will be virtual and taking place via pre-recorded stream for the second year in a row due to COVID-19.

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The Black Cultural Center being built on the Texas Tech campus is under way after it’s conception over a year ago. The vision for the center is focused on the representation and unity of black students on campus.

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After a year of unexpected challenges and intense preparation, the Texas Tech Pom Squad and the Texas Tech Cheer Squad are heading to Daytona Beach, Florida, where they will be competing at nationals April 8-10. 

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Texas Tech Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance released his new podcast, “The Best Storyteller in Texas.” The podcast consists of the many stories Hance has to share from his experiences as a U.S. Congressman, lawyer, professor and being elected to the Texas Railroad Commission. 

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April is Autism Awareness Month, which means there are many opportunities for students to get involved and volunteer. One main advocate for the month is the Burkhart Center for Autism at Texas Tech, which works with autistic students and young adults.

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As a result of the lifestyle changes many people have made due to COVID-19, some people have found themselves struggling with their body image in an increasingly virtual society.

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Katharine Hayhoe, Atmospheric scientist, co-director of the Texas Tech Climate Center and professor of political science will begin her new position as Chief Scientist of the Nature Conservancy in June 2021. 

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Fashion trends have a way of making a comeback, and this Texas Tech graduate turned a love for vintage clothing into a business of her own by reselling thrifted finds.

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Texas Tech recently announced plans to host a make-up commencement ceremony for students who graduated last year and were unable to attend the fall in-person ceremony. This announcement was received with mixed reviews from the Class of 2020.

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March 19 is a wellness day for Tech students, faculty and staff taking place in lieu of a normal spring break. There are many attractions in and around Lubbock where students can spend their time and take a break from school.

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The Texas Tech men’s basketball run during March Madness in 2019 was a memorable moment in the university’s athletic history. For many students, traveling to Minneapolis to watch the team play was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

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The Cirque Italia is now presenting “Paranormal Cirque.” According to the Paranormal Cirque news release, the horror-themed entertainment act is a combination of theatre, circus and cabaret with a new European style flare. The show will be on March 11-21 in Lubbock.

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College students come from a variety of financial backgrounds and have different levels of stressors in their lives, meaning there is no one-size-fits-all solution to how students should budget their finances. As students push toward beginning their careers and becoming independent, financia…

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While Texas Tech students majoring in education who are student teaching have experienced some challenges, the opportunity has helped them develop their skills and become more prepared for their future careers.

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On Wednesday morning, Kaitlyn Cleckler, a senior marketing major, did not start her day like any ordinary student would. Instead, she had the opportunity to step in the role of President Schovanec and be president for a day.

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The video sharing social media app, TikTok, has started countless trends since the start of quarantine. From the Carole Baskin “Savage” remix to “My Type,” students have begun to reminisce on quarantine and how life was at the start of COVID-19. 

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The Center for Campus Life has provided updates for student organization event guidelines in response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order lifting mask mandates and opening the state to 100 percent. 

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Many students experience a lack of motivation during their college careers, which can be attributed to academic burnout. A lack of motivation, fatigue, carelessness with responsibilities and poor sleeping are all symptoms of burnout.

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The alumni of Texas Tech have carried the Red Raider spirit with them throughout the years since their graduation. The love they have for the school has been passed down through generations in some families.

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The French section of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literature at Texas Tech is virtually hosting the Tournées Film Festival in coordination with the French Embassy in Houston.

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Coming out of high school and adjusting to college can be a difficult transition for students. To help with this transition, Texas Tech offers an adulting class to help students learn how to live independently.

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Coffee shops provide the community with more than just beverages, especially during COVID-19. In college towns, such as Lubbock, coffee shops offer a good atmosphere for studying and getting work done in a comfortable and inviting setting.

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The country is slowly beginning to recover from the effects of COVID-19. However, students need to pay close attention to the changes in the economy as they begin their job searches.

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Skyviews, a mainly student-run restaurant, launched its to-go pizza kitchen service on March 1.

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The end of the semester is approaching, meaning the end of an era for Tech seniors. With reality coming at them quickly, these students find themselves trying to soak in every last minute as college students.

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Saddle Tramps, Jake Van Horn and Gage Brockman discuss changes they've made this football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saddle Tramps have been a part of Texas Tech traditions for 84 years and are now having to adjust those traditions.

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The Black Cultural Center being built on the Texas Tech campus is under way after it’s conception over a year ago. The vision for the center is focused on the representation and unity of black students on campus.

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After a year of unexpected challenges and intense preparation, the Texas Tech Pom Squad and the Texas Tech Cheer Squad are heading to Daytona Beach, Florida, where they will be competing at nationals April 8-10. 

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Texas Tech Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance released his new podcast, “The Best Storyteller in Texas.” The podcast consists of the many stories Hance has to share from his experiences as a U.S. Congressman, lawyer, professor and being elected to the Texas Railroad Commission. 

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April is Autism Awareness Month, which means there are many opportunities for students to get involved and volunteer. One main advocate for the month is the Burkhart Center for Autism at Texas Tech, which works with autistic students and young adults.

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As a result of the lifestyle changes many people have made due to COVID-19, some people have found themselves struggling with their body image in an increasingly virtual society.

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Katharine Hayhoe, Atmospheric scientist, co-director of the Texas Tech Climate Center and professor of political science will begin her new position as Chief Scientist of the Nature Conservancy in June 2021. 

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Fashion trends have a way of making a comeback, and this Texas Tech graduate turned a love for vintage clothing into a business of her own by reselling thrifted finds.

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Texas Tech recently announced plans to host a make-up commencement ceremony for students who graduated last year and were unable to attend the fall in-person ceremony. This announcement was received with mixed reviews from the Class of 2020.

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March 19 is a wellness day for Tech students, faculty and staff taking place in lieu of a normal spring break. There are many attractions in and around Lubbock where students can spend their time and take a break from school.

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The Texas Tech men’s basketball run during March Madness in 2019 was a memorable moment in the university’s athletic history. For many students, traveling to Minneapolis to watch the team play was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

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The Cirque Italia is now presenting “Paranormal Cirque.” According to the Paranormal Cirque news release, the horror-themed entertainment act is a combination of theatre, circus and cabaret with a new European style flare. The show will be on March 11-21 in Lubbock.

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College students come from a variety of financial backgrounds and have different levels of stressors in their lives, meaning there is no one-size-fits-all solution to how students should budget their finances. As students push toward beginning their careers and becoming independent, financia…