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When I got accepted to Texas Tech, I had my mind set on earning my bachelors degree in some form of engineering. Four years and four months later, I’m wrapping up my last few projects before walking the stage on Dec. 14, 2019 to be recognized for a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineer…

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Even though the semester is at its end, there still are so many movies to see. Classes are over, but we still have a solid month of free time, so might as well spend it at the movies with family and friends.

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As the year comes to a close, the holidays are already upon us and leave us with time to spend with our families. Of course, Thanksgiving has passed, but there is still so much more the fall and winter seasons have to offer us whether we celebrate Christmas or any other holiday.

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The holiday season is fast approaching and with that comes family time which we all know can go awry at any moment. We all know putting a bunch of people in one room can lead to some colorful conversations, some of which can lead to arguments thus ruining the fun family holiday. It is import…

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Thanksgiving is a holiday to enjoy time with family over good food and reflect on all the things to be thankful for. This holiday is also typically associated with the stress of making tons of food for a large group and the hectic shopping of Black Friday. However, it is crucial to remember …

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When I look back on my experience in college and graduate school this time of year in the fall semester — the last few weeks leading to finals — and try to consider what it is like for college students now, I often think about just how little I understood about mental health as an undergradu…

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On the 12th of this month, Disney finally released their highly-anticipated streaming service to the public. Within the first 24 hours of its release, the service gained 10 million subscribers and the mobile app was downloaded 3.2 million times.

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Summertime has always been my favorite season. The sun is always out, and the warmth of the day allows me to be productive. There’s something about the warmer months that brings out my positivity and enhances my happiness, and I’m sure I'm not the only one.   

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It is easy to take your surrounding environment for granted. We assume that people have similar experiences to us; they have had similar childhoods, parents, high schools, courses and friends.

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In January 2013, Stephen King fans erupted in excitement over the release of King’s unexpected sequel to his 1977 classic novel, “The Shining.” This sequel was well-reviewed by critics and loved by avid King readers so it was only a matter of time before it would be adapted into a film much …

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As Veterans Day approaches, we want to thank and remember all those who have served and who are continuing to serve. From everyday demands, training and deployments, veterans have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom, keep us and others safe and to give to their country.  

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A busy schedule can be very stressful for an individual and can cause one to feel run down very quickly. It is very important to balance one’s time but sometimes it is not as easy as it seems. Life can become very overwhelming very fast. Self-care is something that is very important to one’s…

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As basketball season slowly creeps back up on Texas Tech, it is, in a way, hard to look forward to it considering the success of the team last season. My co-workers, basketball fans and I can all agree that last season was definitely one to remember.

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The 2018-2019 NCAA basketball season was one that saw the Texas Tech Red Raiders reach heights and exceed expectations nobody saw happening except for maybe head coach Chris Beard. Before he found himself as the head coach of the Red Raiders, Beard was the coach for Arkansas-Little Rock.

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Though it’s been years since I last went trick-or-treating, I remember that my favorite part of the holiday was the chocolate that was placed in whatever last-minute bag I could find. Sometimes, it was a store-bought, jack-o-lantern-shaped bucket. Other times, it was a pillowcase or any purs…

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Halloween is such a fun time for all ages as everyone loves to dress up and participate in Halloween activities. Every fall semester, college students look forward to the weekend where they can dress up, go out, compete in costume contests, participate in handing out candy or even go trick-o…

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I have recently found interest in the new weekly series on Netflix, “Rhythm & Flow,” a hip-hop music competition show featuring iconic celebrity judges such as Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. which first premiered on Oct. 9. I began watching this show thinking it was just another com…

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Almost every year around Halloween, news stories pop up on our social media feeds, exposing teenagers and young adults sporting offensive costumes. Oftentimes, heated conversations in the comments section follow the controversial story and coverage.

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At this point in the semester, you might be feeling like, for lack of a better word, death itself. Unfortunately, as an adult, it can be difficult if not impossible to suspend the attention required to fulfill our responsibilities in order to care for ourselves.

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At the beginning of this month, people on social media began posting their “31 Days of Halloween Movie Picks,” where every day of the month, they would have a viewing of one of their favorite horror movies to get into the Halloween spirit. To some, the choice of which movies to watch are ver…

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Ten years have passed, but Zombieland is still the same place where zombies roam and if you don’t follow the rules, you are bound to become a part of the undead. With a ten year gap out of the way,  fans of “Zombieland” were excited with the announcement of a coming sequel with the name take…

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With political turmoil, social injustice issues and differing opinions about an array of topics, it can be easy to think that our world is critically divided. It seems like every time we get on social media, there is something new whether it be an opinion or an event dividing people and pitt…

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Student debt is a problem many students encounter during college. Many jobs today require some form of higher education, which leaves many students with no other choice than to accrue a bunch of debt in order to receive an education. This problem is not one that will just go away, and it is …

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Over the past week, the NBA has made worldwide headlines after the General Manager of the Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey, made a comment expressing his support for Hong Kong.

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Multiple faculty members at Texas Tech come from foreign countries or did not grow up speaking English. With perseverance, these individuals learned a second language to become educators in Lubbock, which is an achievement that needs to be respected rather than ridiculed when miscommunicatio…

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A few days ago, renowned director Martin Scorsese spoke to Empire magazine regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and his thoughts on the series as a whole. He surprised the interviewer by completely denying the MCU’s status as a piece of cinema.

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Upon the recent news of “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” Ronnie Magro’s arrest for domestic violence and kidnapping early Friday morning, social media has been buzzing with controversy of Magro’s on-again, off-again toxic relationship with girlfriend, Jenn Harley.  

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To begin the month of October, Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix gave the world their take on a villain from the DC Universe that is so psychotic, so monstrous, that it is scary (perfect fit if you ask me). That is right, dear reader, we are going to be talking about “Joker.”

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As Texas Tech students have experienced what life is like away from home after their first year in college, now they need to decide their living arrangements next year.

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Multicultural Greek life is one aspect of college that can seem a bit overwhelming as a new student. There is a sort of pressure on students to join considering it tends to be portrayed in movies as only parties and getting into trouble.

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As October waits for us, fall takes over summer, bikinis are on sale racks while sweaters keep mannequins warm, and it is time to officially say goodbye to the season of summer and all of our favorite song lyrics that mention September. With every new month, begins a new window of opportunit…

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This past week marked the start of the Jewish New Year, year 5780 based on the Hebrew calendar. At sundown on Sunday, Sept. 29, Rosh Hashanah began as the first of the Jewish High Holy Days.

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From what you can guess about my reviews so far, you may be able to conclude that I tend to only watch horror and science fiction movies, and I’m only going to add to that idea by reviewing the newest sci-fi film from 20th Century Fox, “Ad Astra.”

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College students are some of the busiest people around. They are constantly doing schoolwork, looking for jobs or internships, or working to pay their tuition. However, many still find time to volunteer in their local communities.

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In the history of the United States, only two presidents have ever been impeached: the first, a personal hero of President Trump’s, was Andrew Jackson during his presidency in 1868 and the second, a little over a century later, was Bill Clinton during his presidency in 1998. Neither of which…

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When it came time to make my final decision about where to attend graduate school, I considered many factors. These included funding opportunities, professor relationships, research interests, courses offered, etc. Never did I think an outdoor pool should be an element in my decision-making …

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Think of some of your favorite actresses and actors, writers and producers, singers and band members—now think of their names, where they are from and lastly—think of their ethnicity. There is no shame in saying that some of these names associated with people in the entertainment industry do…

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Over the weekend, I celebrated my twentieth birthday and was greeted with celebration from both my family and friends. This column is not my way of bragging about my weekend, but it is a way for me to reminisce while giving you a review for, in my opinion, the greatest movie of all time.

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What unites a culture? There are many aspects of humanity that tether us to one another. Some, like language, connect us closely through communication. Beyond language, other aspects like geography connect us physically near one another, where working together to survive and maintain the lan…

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Halloween is such a fun time for all ages as everyone loves to dress up and participate in Halloween activities. Every fall semester, college students look forward to the weekend where they can dress up, go out, compete in costume contests, participate in handing out candy or even go trick-o…

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I have recently found interest in the new weekly series on Netflix, “Rhythm & Flow,” a hip-hop music competition show featuring iconic celebrity judges such as Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. which first premiered on Oct. 9. I began watching this show thinking it was just another com…

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Almost every year around Halloween, news stories pop up on our social media feeds, exposing teenagers and young adults sporting offensive costumes. Oftentimes, heated conversations in the comments section follow the controversial story and coverage.

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At this point in the semester, you might be feeling like, for lack of a better word, death itself. Unfortunately, as an adult, it can be difficult if not impossible to suspend the attention required to fulfill our responsibilities in order to care for ourselves.

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At the beginning of this month, people on social media began posting their “31 Days of Halloween Movie Picks,” where every day of the month, they would have a viewing of one of their favorite horror movies to get into the Halloween spirit. To some, the choice of which movies to watch are ver…

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Ten years have passed, but Zombieland is still the same place where zombies roam and if you don’t follow the rules, you are bound to become a part of the undead. With a ten year gap out of the way,  fans of “Zombieland” were excited with the announcement of a coming sequel with the name take…

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With political turmoil, social injustice issues and differing opinions about an array of topics, it can be easy to think that our world is critically divided. It seems like every time we get on social media, there is something new whether it be an opinion or an event dividing people and pitt…

  • 0

Student debt is a problem many students encounter during college. Many jobs today require some form of higher education, which leaves many students with no other choice than to accrue a bunch of debt in order to receive an education. This problem is not one that will just go away, and it is …

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Over the past week, the NBA has made worldwide headlines after the General Manager of the Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey, made a comment expressing his support for Hong Kong.

  • 1

Multiple faculty members at Texas Tech come from foreign countries or did not grow up speaking English. With perseverance, these individuals learned a second language to become educators in Lubbock, which is an achievement that needs to be respected rather than ridiculed when miscommunicatio…

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A few days ago, renowned director Martin Scorsese spoke to Empire magazine regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and his thoughts on the series as a whole. He surprised the interviewer by completely denying the MCU’s status as a piece of cinema.

  • 0

Upon the recent news of “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” Ronnie Magro’s arrest for domestic violence and kidnapping early Friday morning, social media has been buzzing with controversy of Magro’s on-again, off-again toxic relationship with girlfriend, Jenn Harley.