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Toxic Masculinity is a broad term that describes the cultural pressures on men to behave in a predetermined masculine way. Toxic masculinity promotes male domination, aggression and homophobia to fit a mold of what is deemed manly by society.

It is a common fact that when students attend college for the first time as an undergrad, they are a little lost on what they want to do. High school doesn’t give a large opportunity for students to discover things they are interested in unle…

The debate surrounding the legalization of abortion is not anything new. It distinctly divides political parties and results in a lot of debate. The term, pro-life constitutes one being in favor of not terminating a pregnancy. However, there …

Contrary to popular belief, disabled Americans do not have the same rights as able-bodied Americans. Yes, the Americans with Disabilities Act does help individuals receive equal access and opportunity, but not all the time.

Texas Tech advertises its mental health care services at the Student Counseling Center on campus. Students may have heard about these resources through Risk Intervention and Safety Education at Red Raider Orientation or from students, faculty…

It’s almost comical how my trips to the grocery store give me life lessons and realizations that many of us consciously pursue. This time, I had an acute realization (for the first time) of being in a foreign land. I was glad that this realiz…

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There are incidents, accidents or problems or whatever someone wants to call them happening frequently in the world of sports. Sports are a large source of entertainment, but the lengths and circumstances that professional leagues go through …

I often asked why I chose to attend Texas Tech. There are many ways to answer the question, but one that sums it all up is that I love the spirit this school has. Now, any college student can probably say that their school takes pride, but th…

With Beard’s decision to return to his alma mater in 2021, some players followed him, graduated, or went into the transfer portal, leaving five players returning for newly appointed head coach Mark Adams. After combing through the transfer po…

When I lived overseas, there was a gym in my complex that had certain hours for women. I was more comfortable working out at those times versus missing the designated hours, then I would just not go. 

Right now, the United States is facing a critical blood shortage. Several of the major blood organizations in the U.S. explain how they are unable to help as many individuals as they would like due to this crisis. 

Anyone who has recently been on social media platforms, such as TikTok, most likely has come across content regarding the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Many videos are educational and allow non-Ukrainians to get a second-hand account o…

As of now, nearly all printers on campus require students to pay for its services. According to www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/labs/printing/, students must pay 10 cents for a black and white single-sided paper, 18 cents for a black and white double-…

In 2017, the U.S. issued Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This rule requires that all movie theaters have captioning devices. At the surface level, this may appear to be effective and adequate. However, for deaf indiv…

Black History Month is meant to be for all. It is a time to specifically remember the history, culture and iconic people who have shaped the U.S. to what it is today. Black people already know most of that. The entertainment industry tries to…

When the stands fill up at a basketball game, the crowd is rowdy, loud and excited to be there. Often, at mens games, the stands fill up to  capacity. However, women’s games are a completely different story. 

Across the globe, Feb. 14 is marked down as a special holiday for many. With origins dating back to the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day gets its namesake from that of Saint Valentine. Although many stories vary around Saint Valentine and the hol…

Representation is very important when it comes to reality TV shows. Especially ones that are regarding dating or rely on a love theme. I, of course, love to see Black people incorporated in these settings as Black people also want to find lov…

Education is vital in shaping the minds of generations of learners. An important aspect of education is the history that is taught to people. However, the U.S. has failed in many ways to deliver the proper teaching of its history, appealing t…

The dedication of multicultural spaces in colleges is important for students to feel comfortable and secure in their environment. The purpose of these spaces serves to embrace the diversity of the student body in schools. However, in recent c…

One of the reasons I came to Texas Tech was because of the school spirit. This school has pride like no other and students camping out for four days before a big basketball game proves my point. 

HBO’s “Euphoria” season two just released and is opening up conversations about difficult topics. Drug abuse, alcoholism or even sexuality. While these discussions are important for young adults to talk about, how these shows bring up the exp…

In today’s day and age, many people spend various amounts of time scrolling through social media. Most know social media affects its users to an extent, but it can be hard to know just how much it affects individuals, especially adolescents.

The wording of the term does not change its consequence; it means that fewer women are either opting out of the idea of starting a family or they simply cannot. Irrespective of the cause, it occurs to me that both the system and society are c…

The world of today sees many anxious and worried feelings. From the ‘woke’ campaign with societal tensions regarding race from the ongoing pandemic, society often feels at a loss of hope. 

I will be the first to admit, I use my phone too much. As of right now, I use my phone almost 6 hours each day. That’s bad. My eyes feel strained, my head hurts and my overall health is just more tired. I need a course correction. It’s time t…

Coachella just announced the lineup for spring 2022 and it looks like it is going to be a redemption. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an event that happens every year in the desert of California. However due to COVID-19, the event…