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The Texas Tech La Ventana yearbook was announced as a winner of a Pacemaker Award for its 2019 yearbook on Oct. 22. This is the third Pacemaker La Ventana has received in the last four years.  

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The City of Lubbock is lighting up the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park with carved pumpkins for their 12th annual Pumpkin Trail. The event is being hosted from Oct. 22-25, and it is free for the public. 

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When students are on campus, they often see groups of high school students and their parents carrying red plastic bags with Double Ts. President’s Select has been giving tours to prospective Tech students for decades, and, like most organizations, has had to make adjustments to this program …

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Homecoming voting will run Thursday from noon to midnight. The announcement of the King and Queen will be on 7 p.m. Friday, during the Virtual Pep Rally, according to the Tech Homecoming website.Below is a list of the 2020 Homecoming King and Queen Candidates, according to the Tech Homecomin…

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 Homecoming Week kicks off Oct. 19 and will run through the end of the Tech vs. West Virginia game at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24. All of the events will be held either online or via Zoom, and everyone is encouraged to participate as much as possible. Links to the events will be posted on the Homecomi…

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The Wishmakers on campus have been collaborating with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Lubbock for years. Together the organizations work together to grant wishes for children with cancers or other fatal illnesses. However, COVID-19 has changed the Wishmakers’ plans.

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Celebrate the Halloween spirit with Parks and Recreation’s 12th Annual Pumpkin Trail from Oct. 22-25 in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park.

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The School of Theatre and Dance has moved all production and performances via Zoom due to COVID-19 risks of having in-person rehearsals and performances. The season started Oct. 8, opening with "20/20 Visions: The Violet Response Project".

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The Caprock Beekeeping Association hosts events and other learning opportunities to educate people about bees. Vice President and Texas Tech graduate student Melody Harrington and Treasurer Wendell Tucker are both local hobbyist beekeepers who help educate others.

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The National Ranching Heritage Center has added the Spur Ranch Church to their historical park Oct. 7. The Trinity Mission made the journey from Brownfield thanks to over $100,000 in donations from organizations all wanting the church as the 52nd building added to the center.  

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Greek life at Texas Tech is among many things that have changed on-campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chapter presidents continually have adjusted many aspects of how fraternity and sorority life operations work in accordance with CDC and campus guidelines. 

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A group of Texas Tech students won first place in the 2020 Financial Planning Association’s Financial Planning Challenge. The team consisted of A.J. Bunn, McKenzie Arrott and Rob Tuckfield.

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Drag queens in their finest gowns and jewelry with a mix of country music in the background was sight to be seen as a new queen was crowned Miss Glamour and Fame on Friday. Oct. 9 at Club Luxor. The Office of LGBTQIA Education and Engagement hosted their annual drag pageant virtually to wrap…

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While the diversity in gender in politics has been increasing slowly, it’s still a bit of a struggle for women to launch a successful political campaign and hold an office. 

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Robert Peaslee and Rob Weiner have joined forces to co-edit The Supervillain Reader, a collection of in-depth supervillain analysis essays that allow the readers a chance to look closer at the villainous qualities in individuals and society as a whole.

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Fashion designers typically have to wait until they are well into their career to have a collection in New York Fashion Week. Jillian Hackett already is about to accomplish this milestone as she begins her career.

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The Selfless Lovers Band performed at The Cotton Court Hotel from 8 p.m. -11 p.m. after the Texas Tech football game on Sept. 26. The show was free and open to the public.

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The South Plains Fair has been a Lubbock tradition since 1914 and continued amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair opened Thursday and will run till Oct 3. at the Panhandle South Plains Fairground Parking is $5, and admissions are $10. Tickets are $1 each.  

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2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification: the amendment that allowed women the right to vote. To commemorate this and celebrate women in history, Emily Skidmore, associate professor of History and Affiliate Faculty member of Women and Gender studies, has come up …

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The Student Activities Board is hosting the Red Raider Showcase on Nov. 12, 2020, virtually. Red Raider Showcase is a campus-wide talent show for current Texas Tech students.

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With citizens being in quarantine for several months due to COVID-19, many have found new interests, and even side hustles during their free time.

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The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market allows vendors from the Lubbock community to sell products and produce every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Depot District until Oct. 17. Vendors and members of the LDFM shared what the farmers market has been like this year.

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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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Drag queens in their finest gowns and jewelry with a mix of country music in the background was sight to be seen as a new queen was crowned Miss Glamour and Fame on Friday. Oct. 9 at Club Luxor. The Office of LGBTQIA Education and Engagement hosted their annual drag pageant virtually to wrap…

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While the diversity in gender in politics has been increasing slowly, it’s still a bit of a struggle for women to launch a successful political campaign and hold an office. 

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Robert Peaslee and Rob Weiner have joined forces to co-edit The Supervillain Reader, a collection of in-depth supervillain analysis essays that allow the readers a chance to look closer at the villainous qualities in individuals and society as a whole.

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Fashion designers typically have to wait until they are well into their career to have a collection in New York Fashion Week. Jillian Hackett already is about to accomplish this milestone as she begins her career.

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The Selfless Lovers Band performed at The Cotton Court Hotel from 8 p.m. -11 p.m. after the Texas Tech football game on Sept. 26. The show was free and open to the public.

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The South Plains Fair has been a Lubbock tradition since 1914 and continued amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair opened Thursday and will run till Oct 3. at the Panhandle South Plains Fairground Parking is $5, and admissions are $10. Tickets are $1 each.