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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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I almost became one of those girls who ended up on the wrong side of the body positivity movement. It was my freshman year here at Tech and I remember sitting outside of Wall/Gates, eating a bean and cheese burrito, and just watching the different people walk pass me. People, mostly girls, w…

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The reflective lyrics of “What have you done for yourself? What have you done for your mental health? I even tried the drugs and it didn’t help, short term fix that breaks everything else” in “Single Again” by hip-hop artist, Big Sean, has changed the way I look at my personal life and alter…

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Victims of suicide are not only those who lose their life to an indescribable feeling of hopelessness. The people most affected by suicide are those left behind with an endless list of unanswered questions.  

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Not many of you know me, but those who do understand the genuine excitement and love I have for horror movies, old and new. When it was announced that Stephen King’s novel “It” would be getting another live-action adaptation, I leapt out of my seat with excitement. Three years later and here…

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This past Wednesday, former Red Raider basketball guard Matt Mooney signed an exhibit 10 contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. An exhibit 10 contract is a one-year deal worth the minimum salary.

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Alexander Hamilton, America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, wrote an impressive majority of the Federalist Papers, and was involved in America’s very first political sex scandal.

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Organizations across campus are out tabling trying to recruit members. Extracurricular activities are always presented as a way to get more involved either on campus or in the community. It is always a good thing to join clubs in order to develop relationships with others as well as develop …

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As a loyal St. Louis native, I enjoy bragging about the friendliness of my fellow Missourians. I take pride in smiling to strangers as I walk down the street and in receiving big smiles back. I love waving to passersby and hearing hellos and greetings in return.

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This past summer of 2019 was a great season for the cinema and had a lot to offer. From the wrapping of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to the ninth Tarantino film, this past summer showed a lot of promise to become a really memorable season for moviegoers. However, there are some movies tha…

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The Matt Wells era at Texas Tech is off to an encouraging start. I predicted the Red Raiders holding a 4-2 record at the midway point of the 2019 season with two conference victories over Oklahoma State and Baylor. Looking at the second half of the season, we see the schedule becoming very i…

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With the 2019 Red Raider football season beginning sooner than it takes Alan Bowman to find his targets, there’s still enough time to discuss what the boys from West Texas will face this upcoming season.

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With Texas Tech football coming off a losing season of 5-7, according to sports-reference.com, the Red Raiders need to turn things around in order to keep up with the other sports on Tech’s campus.

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In many ways, starting senior years feels more like an end than a beginning. Regardless of what each of us has planned for our next adventures, the feeling of nostalgia is often inevitable when we realize a major chapter of our life is slowly coming to an end. Mostly though, and hopefully yo…

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Growing up, we’re surrounded with the same faces and develop our character and personality from the environment we call home. Whether it be from friends or our homes teaching us valuable lessons, we use their guidance and support to help us reach the stage of finally being independent.

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In a decisive Game 6 last week, Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors took down the reigning champion Golden State Warriors, potentially ending a dynasty, but not a legacy.

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There are a few questions that run through my head every time I sit at my desk to write a column: Will my audience be better off having read this? Will I be better off having written this? Will I leave this community, the people who have become family to me here, better off than when I first…

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One of the biggest hallmarks of the American psyche is the idea of individualism. From Alexis de Tocqueville to John Locke to Immanuel Kant, individualism has had a variety of definitions and frameworks that have changed throughout the years since its introduction and rise to prominence duri…

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My name is Weston Cleveland and I’m from Boerne, Texas. I am currently a senior studying animal science with a concentration in pre-veterinary studies at Texas Tech University. World Veterinary Day is this Saturday, April 27, which is important to me because it is my dream to become a veterinarian.