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3:29 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Journalism Evolves in an Uncertain State

Picture courtesy of Robert H. Goun on Flickr.

Journalists are used to telling stories, not being the stories. Last week, the tables were turned.

When the news came out that NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams lied about an experience during the early days of the Iraq War, people in the journalism industry picked sides. Some stood by him, but few actually defended him. Lea Hellmueller, an assistant professor in the department of journalism and electronic media at Texas Tech University, said when incidents like this happen, reporters are forced to reevaluate their own ethics.

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1:03 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Black History Month to Evolve to Ethnic Studies Department?

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Black History Month has led to the beginning of important discussions regarding the perceptions of race - especially during the turbulent  times that included the coverage of the reportedly racially motivated deaths of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Eric Garner - and brought noted speakers to the campus of Texas Tech. 

But the month is only 28 days, and some are hoping that it could evolve into year-round conversations about race and culture in America.

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10:14 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Researchers Focus on Soil, Celebration of Soil

The United Nations designated 2015 as the International Year of Soils.
Credit United Soybean Board / Creative Commons

Soil researchers have a PSA for the wider, non-soil researching world: soil is not the same as dirt. Dirt is simply soil that has been misplaced from its natural setting, like the stuff tracked into your house and makes a mess. 

Another difference between soil and dirt is the fact that lowly dirt does not have an entire year dedicated to the celebration of and education for it, as designated by the United Nations

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3:32 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Don't Miss the Youth Tooth Bookfair this Saturday

Youth Tooth Bookfair Barnes & Noble South Plains Mall   6002 Slide Road

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST 11:00am-1:00pm

Meet “Tex the Tooth” 

Enjoy - Dental Presentations - Activity Booths - Story Time - KTTZ Kids Club Prizes

(A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit KTTZ)

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3:03 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Dairy Barn a Symbol of Texas Tech for 90 Years

Photos courtesy of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

Current students at Texas Tech University are only allowed to keep fish as pets while living on campus. But 50 years ago, some students brought animals that could eat like a cow. Literally.

The Texas Tech Dairy Barn used to serve as a hands on learning facility for students to gain experience and knowledge of the cattle industry. Now, it is a symbol for agriculture in West Texas.

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