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Whether it is painting, 3D printing, or boxing, students at Texas Tech University have hobbies they spend their free time doing. For some students, these hobbies help their mental health by relieving stress, and calming their anxiety.

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Individuals with a passion to sing, perform and make purely, vocally based music are brought back to the stage as TechTones A Cappella, the Texas Tech premiere a cappella group, prepares for its first year back under the spotlight.

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The Texas Tech Chess program will compete on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 in a virtual competition. They will be competing in the U.S. Collegiate Rapid and Blitz Championships.

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Taylor Peters, senior producer for the Office of Communications, has set up a new addition to Tech Media called “Fearless,” a podcast that deep dives into the community of Texas Tech. 

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As part of Hispanic Serving Institute Week, several Texas Tech departments collaborated to host a free screening of “In the Heights,” preceded by a conversation with Julio Ricardo Varela at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Cinemark Movies 16 and XD.

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Skyviews Restaurant is an almost fully student-run restaurant located on the sixth floor of the Texas Tech Plaza at 1901 University Ave. The restaurant is a lab through the Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management (RHIM) program in the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University.

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On Aug. 15 in Reno, Nevada, the Texas Tech Meat Science Quiz Bowl team faced off against Texas A&M in a sudden death match at the Reciprocal Meat Conference. Chandler Sarchet, a graduate student studying beef quality at Tech, had watched as the team he coached wound up in a tie with the Aggies.

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Comedian and actor George Lopez performed at the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. Lopez is currently traveling the country for his “OMG Hi” comedy tour and stopped in Lubbock to perform. Lopez’s show was reserved for audiences 18 years and older…

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Texas Tech’s E.L. Reed Herbarium is home to 20,000 plant collections from the South Plains, west Texas and neighboring Texas regions. Plants that have gone extinct or have never been seen before live on the 7th floor of the Texas Tech Biology Building.

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Mariachi music was playing loudly at the Red Raider Plaza as students lined up for free tacos and agua frescas at the Mercadito event. Mercadito, which translates to “small market”, was an event hosted by the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) at Texas Tech.

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On Sept. 9 at 6:30pm, RISE, or Risk Intervention and Safety Education, and UREC, or University Recreation, teamed up to host Texas Tech’s very first SoundOff Glow and Flow Yoga event, in honor of suicide prevention week. This week is being held to show Tech students that the campus values me…

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The Buddy Holly Center was full of music and life as the museum celebrated what would have been Buddy Holly’s 85th birthday. Guests were granted free admission to the Buddy Holly Museum and to the grand opening of the newly refurbished Jerry Allison House.The center offered cupcakes and punc…

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Students know about Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) at Texas Tech, but what they may not know is there is an additional sector of FSL that caters to students who want to join a multicultural community.

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The first Friday of September means downtown Lubbock will be bustling with activity at the first of the semester's First Friday Art Trail. Artists' work is spread across downtown Lubbock, including Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, the Buddy Holly Museum and the Glassy Alley Art …

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Hub City Comic Convention is hosted  Sept. 3 through 5 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; offering vendors, a cosplay contest, and activities like wrestling matches and acrobats for attendees to watch.

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On Aug. 27, the Yellow Caped Raiders student organization hosted a welcome event where students could socialize while petting puppies and enjoying free popsicles. According to their information page on TechConnect, the Yellow Caped Raiders are in partnership with the national organization Ca…

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After over a year of masks, virtual classes and social distancing, things are getting back to normal at Texas Tech. Professors at Texas Tech have their own perspectives on COVID-19 and what lies ahead this academic year.

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The outside of the Student Union Building was packed with people in line for the Annual Picnic with the President Event on Wednesday Aug. 25. At the event, students could receive a free hot dog, chips, and a drink, as well a chance to meet with the President of Texas Tech Lawrence Schovanec …

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The official first day of classes at Texas Tech ushered in a new semester and a fresh start for both new and incoming Red Raiders.

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Texas Tech students are presented with multiple opportunities to get involved with student organizations on campus, and through the years, Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) has grown into a popular outlet for students seeking companionship, entertainment and more.

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Texas Tech Transition and Engagement hosted Hub City Fest from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 20 in the R-1 Parking Lot behind the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The annual event aims to get students involved in the Lubbock community.

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Students participated in building homes for the East Lubbock community on Aug. 20, during Raider Welcome as a part of community service opportunities.

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On Thursday, Aug. 19, students promptly lined up at the Leadership Development Center in the Carpenter/Wells Complex to participate in an event called Tie-Dye(versity) is LIT.

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From rumored laughter in the library to screams in the locked tunnels, paranormal activity surrounds the Texas Tech campus every day. While this can be frightening to some students, others find it particularly interesting.

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The University Career Center hosted an ice cream social from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the Wiggins Complex next to Sam’s West. The center provided career resources for new students in a lively social environment with ice cream and entertainment.

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As the fall 2021 semester approaches, students have begun returning to campus to prepare for classes. The university made several modifications for move-in day, such as shorter time slots and limited parking spots, which have been implemented to reduce overcrowding in light of COVID-19. 

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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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On Sept. 9 at 6:30pm, RISE, or Risk Intervention and Safety Education, and UREC, or University Recreation, teamed up to host Texas Tech’s very first SoundOff Glow and Flow Yoga event, in honor of suicide prevention week. This week is being held to show Tech students that the campus values me…

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The Buddy Holly Center was full of music and life as the museum celebrated what would have been Buddy Holly’s 85th birthday. Guests were granted free admission to the Buddy Holly Museum and to the grand opening of the newly refurbished Jerry Allison House.The center offered cupcakes and punc…

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Students know about Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) at Texas Tech, but what they may not know is there is an additional sector of FSL that caters to students who want to join a multicultural community.

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The first Friday of September means downtown Lubbock will be bustling with activity at the first of the semester's First Friday Art Trail. Artists' work is spread across downtown Lubbock, including Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, the Buddy Holly Museum and the Glassy Alley Art …

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Hub City Comic Convention is hosted  Sept. 3 through 5 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; offering vendors, a cosplay contest, and activities like wrestling matches and acrobats for attendees to watch.

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On Aug. 27, the Yellow Caped Raiders student organization hosted a welcome event where students could socialize while petting puppies and enjoying free popsicles. According to their information page on TechConnect, the Yellow Caped Raiders are in partnership with the national organization Ca…