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When it comes to the college experience, football season is one of the most memorable elements for a student. The roaring cheers from the student section, blaring instruments from the Goin’ Band from Raiderland and flying tortillas all make Texas Tech’s a little more unique. 

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I was covering tailgating on Sept. 12 at the Texas Tech football game against Houston Baptist University for a story and multimedia assignment. It was not what I expected it to be. 

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On March 12, 2020, Texas Tech Basketball was set to open the Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinals against the Texas Longhorns. The Red Raiders were quickly interrupted during their warm-up to be told there was no longer a Big 12 tournament. Later that day, the NCAA would also cancel it’s annual M…

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On Sept. 2, one of my close friends tested positive for COVID-19, and since I had been with her the day before she tested positive, I went and got myself tested as well. I tested negative, but was still required to self-quarantine for the standard 14 days. 

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Mental health has been a topic most people avoid, but now more than ever, it’s a topic that needs to be addressed. This month is known as Nation Suicide Prevention and Awareness month, and it’s the perfect time to address the topic and to end the stigma of mental health. In my opinion, we ne…

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We find ourselves in a significant historical moment. COVID-19 remains a looming threat. 2020 is a presidential election year. Racial justice finds itself at the center of our nation’s conversation. At no other time would it be easier to resort to division, but I implore you today to come together.

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With the second week of classes beginning, many of us have the weekend (mostly) free of heavy classwork, leaving a large gap of time left available. Obviously, many of our previous forms of entertainment are either no longer available, or only available in a limited capacity. However, it is …

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The first week of classes are over, and it is safe to say, this has been a rather unique week. Getting adjusted to this new way of conducting college is hard and difficult for us all, and I wanted to share my own experience.

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After returning from a break one of the most important times of the semester is the first week. It’s where you set the tone for how you will navigate the year and start building your routine. Well, this falls’ first week was nothing short of unique. With all of the new COVID-19 regulations n…

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This pandemic messed up every aspect of our lives and it still is. Even though students are back on campus, life still feels like life is stuck in place. Don’t get me wrong, this pandemic is still to be taken seriously, but I’m waiting for normalcy to return and for life to resume. This pand…

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Red Raiders, welcome back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester, it’s good to see students, faculty and staff back on campus. My name is Chase Seabolt, and I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Toreador this year. 

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With the spread of COVID-19 leading to the cancellation of almost every sport at the professional, collegiate and high school level, sports fans are scrambling to find something sports-related to watch while in quarantine.

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The past couple of weeks have been filled with a lot of news and events coming from both Texas Tech and from the State of Texas. This week, the Red Raider family and the Lubbock community received news of COVID-19 now affecting the City of Lubbock. The bubble that once protected our city has…

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We are days away from spring break, a much needed one in this columnist’s opinion. However, before we hit the beaches or the pools to suntan we must address the elephant in the room: the coronavirus. Though some have made light of the situation, some of us will be traveling to areas that hav…

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With a couple of horror and drama movies under my belt, I decided to go back to my younger years and take on one of the newest animated films to come out of the legendary animation studio, Pixar, which tells the story of swords, magic and family.

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Super Tuesday has come and gone, and I’m sure I was not the only one watching this election very closely. As the polls closed on Tuesday night and the votes were reported, I can honestly say I was not expecting this outcome for the Democratic candidates.

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After the colossal failure of 2017’s “The Mummy” and Universal Studios’ “Dark Universe,” many were saddened that the possibility of a resurgence of classic monster movies would never come to screens. After this weekend, I can firmly say the excitement can finally start back up with the relea…

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Being a communications student, I can’t begin to express the amount of times I have felt insecure announcing my major to someone who isn’t in the Media & Communications college.  

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National Love Your Pet Day has many pet owners setting aside extra time to pamper and give even more affection to their pets. To some, this can seem ridiculous. They may feel that pets don’t contribute much to our lives anyway, and instead drain us of time, money and energy.

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Recently, I’ve felt like there’s been too much negativity in my life. From discovering I have debilitating chronic pain issues that may never have a definitive solution, to being extremely overwhelmed with work and the idea of graduating, to trying to figure out the next steps in my life—it’…

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In today’s culture, the name James Bond is just passed off as a spy movie of yesteryear. However, the name Billie Eilish is a well-known and household name. Before this year, these two names would never have been thought of together, but that all changed with the release of Eilish’s newest song.

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I have often heard the phrase “Valentine’s Day is every day if you’re with the right person.” While this is true, I feel as though the day still has a deeper, special meaning. No matter who you are or how long you’ve been dating, almost everyone wants to feel that specialness that Valentine'…

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Despite its capitalist and profit-centered roots in the United States, Valentine’s Day still has a sweet connotation that can be used as an excuse for lovers and family members alike to go out of their way to spend time with one another and remember their feelings for one another.

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While skipping a host for the Oscars every once in a while is nothing new for the Academy, this year many are speculating that this will become the new norm after the second year in a row of not having a host, seeming to surface in the era of “cancel culture.”

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On Feb. 9, the 92nd Academy Awards were hosted at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. This event has a variety of celebrities in attendance from the actors and actresses nominated in the ceremony to the surrounding public of VIP.s who have been invited to the awards.

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I had always been curious of meditation. I’ve heard of it often in songs, on TV, or just being talked about on social media. For a while, I did truly think what most people think—that it’s just a breathing practice. I was okay with the fact that yes, I know how to breathe, and meditation is …

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There is always a moment in the school year where you don’t have any plans with your friends, and you are all left with another dull start to the weekend. The Student Activities Board has you covered with their weekly showing of a new film made free for students.

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As everyone waits for their spring break vacations, it can be easy to grow restless in Lubbock. But why wait for spring break to go on an adventure? For those of us who love road trips, there are tons of places not far from the city to visit for a day or weekend.

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For someone who enjoys a good movie musical, I was nervous to see the “CATS” movie as I did not really enjoy the soundtrack from the original Broadway musical. I went in already skeptical of this movie, but then I thought, “Surely it can’t be that bad if Jennifer Hudson is in it.” However, b…

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As January draws to a close, we are officially out of the first “dump month” of the film year; a time where most of the year’s bad movies (usually horror) come out. Suffice to say, I was a little disappointed with some of the films like “The Grudge” remake and the “Dolittle” remake (I’m sens…

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With the spread of COVID-19 leading to the cancellation of almost every sport at the professional, collegiate and high school level, sports fans are scrambling to find something sports-related to watch while in quarantine.

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The past couple of weeks have been filled with a lot of news and events coming from both Texas Tech and from the State of Texas. This week, the Red Raider family and the Lubbock community received news of COVID-19 now affecting the City of Lubbock. The bubble that once protected our city has…

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We are days away from spring break, a much needed one in this columnist’s opinion. However, before we hit the beaches or the pools to suntan we must address the elephant in the room: the coronavirus. Though some have made light of the situation, some of us will be traveling to areas that hav…

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With a couple of horror and drama movies under my belt, I decided to go back to my younger years and take on one of the newest animated films to come out of the legendary animation studio, Pixar, which tells the story of swords, magic and family.

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Super Tuesday has come and gone, and I’m sure I was not the only one watching this election very closely. As the polls closed on Tuesday night and the votes were reported, I can honestly say I was not expecting this outcome for the Democratic candidates.

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After the colossal failure of 2017’s “The Mummy” and Universal Studios’ “Dark Universe,” many were saddened that the possibility of a resurgence of classic monster movies would never come to screens. After this weekend, I can firmly say the excitement can finally start back up with the relea…

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Being a communications student, I can’t begin to express the amount of times I have felt insecure announcing my major to someone who isn’t in the Media & Communications college.  

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National Love Your Pet Day has many pet owners setting aside extra time to pamper and give even more affection to their pets. To some, this can seem ridiculous. They may feel that pets don’t contribute much to our lives anyway, and instead drain us of time, money and energy.

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Recently, I’ve felt like there’s been too much negativity in my life. From discovering I have debilitating chronic pain issues that may never have a definitive solution, to being extremely overwhelmed with work and the idea of graduating, to trying to figure out the next steps in my life—it’…

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In today’s culture, the name James Bond is just passed off as a spy movie of yesteryear. However, the name Billie Eilish is a well-known and household name. Before this year, these two names would never have been thought of together, but that all changed with the release of Eilish’s newest song.

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I have often heard the phrase “Valentine’s Day is every day if you’re with the right person.” While this is true, I feel as though the day still has a deeper, special meaning. No matter who you are or how long you’ve been dating, almost everyone wants to feel that specialness that Valentine'…