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Manufacturing growth slows down, stocks slip NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening April on a weak note, ending slightly lower after an industry group reported that U.S. manufacturing growth cooled in March. The Dow Jones industrial average fell five points, or 0.04 percent, to close at 14,572 Monday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 gave up seven points, 0.5 percent, to 1,562. The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high last week, beating the record it set in October 2007. The Nasdaq composite fell 28 points, or 0.9 percent, to 3,239. The Institute for Supply Management said manufacturing grew for the fourth straight month in March, but at a slower rate. Industrial stocks fell the most in the S&P. Two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was low at 2.7 billion shares.
Dueling Medicaid events pit Perry against Castros AUSTIN (AP) — Texas’ top Republican guns, Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, have teamed up to oppose expanding Medicaid services in the state. However, their rare joint appearance Monday was marred by about 40 protesters screaming “Health care now!” and “Let us in!” outside the governor’s Texas Capitol office. Advocates say extending Medicaid could provide up to 1 million Texans some health care coverage. But it’s also a centerpiece of the White House-backed health care reform Perry, Cruz and Cornyn despise. Perry said Texas will not be “held hostage” by the Obama administration. Later, though, Democratic stars Julian and Joaquin Castro held their own state Capitol event calling Medicaid expansion “the right thing to do.” They said it will help more than a million poor, uninsured Hispanics.
Smith to be introduced as next MBB HC By MICHAEL SUNIGA STAFF WRITER
Texas Tech is set to officially introduce Tubby Smith as its head men’s basketball coach at 2 p.m. today, Tech Associate Athletic Director Blayne Beal announced via Twitter on Monday night. The Associated Press reported early Monday that Tech had already hired Smith, the former Minnesota coach, before Beal denied the report Monday afternoon. Before Beal’s tweet regarding the Tuesday announcement, Tubby Smith’s son, Brian Smith, sent out a congratulatory tweet to his father Monday night. “Congrats to my pops getting the Texas Tech job. #Red Raider nation,” he tweeted. ESPN reporter Jason King tweeted about a meeting involving Tubby Smith and the Tech men’s basketball team. “Tx Tech has summoned its men’s basketball players to a 10:30 (CT) p.m. meeting 2night, presumably to introduce them to new coach Tubby Smith,” King tweeted Monday night. Tech has been actively pursuing a coach to fill the position since Billy Gillispie resigned after the 2011-2012 season. After interm coach Chris Walker finished the 2012-2013 season with three Big 12 Conference wins, two more than Gillispie in his lone season with the program, it was rumored Walker was to step in on a permanent basis. Despite improvement, Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt saw the need to interview multiple candidates for the position, and said Walker would be considered for the head coaching position. The story further developed Thursday when Smith was spotted on Tech’s campus. Tech began the interviewing process with other prospects, reportedly Doc Sadler, formerly at Nebraska, and Southern Mississippi coach Donnie Tyndall. Because of his work at programs like Kentucky and with the 2000 U.S. Olympic Men’s
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FORMER MINNESOTA COACH Tubby Smith leans into the action March 22 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Smith was fired March 25 by Minnesota.
Basketball team, Tubby Smith has accumulated a large amount of experience throughout the years as opposed to Walker. Walker’s time as interim head coach was the first year he did not serve as an assistant in his coaching career. Tubby Smith was fired by Minnesota last week after six years with the program where
he led the Golden Gophers to three NCAA tournament appearances. Tubby Smith’s most recent Minnesota team earned a No. 11 seed in the 2013 NCAA tournament, winning its opening game against No. 6 seed UCLA before losing to No. 3 seed Florida. Some current Tech players have voiced
their liking for Walker as a coach, understanding the position’s status after the season’s end. “I like coach Walker,” Tech junior forward Jaye Crockett said after Tech’s 71-69 overtime loss to Texas on March 9. “He knows how we feel every day. We are all comfortable with each other.” ➤➤email@example.com
SGA to vote on 2013-2014 budget at Senate meeting By MATT DOTRAY
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After months of meeting with organizations, Texas Tech’s Student Government Association plans to pass next year’s budget during a Senate meeting Thursday. SGA allocates $350,000 to undergraduate and $50,000 to graduate organizations, which comes from student fees. David Polcari, a junior engineering major and chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, said the 11-member committee has been working on budgeting since the beginning of the semester. “It’s busy, for sure,” he said. “I enjoy
meeting with organizations. You meet with organizations you didn’t even know existed. It’s busy, but I think it’s pretty rewarding. I think it’s the most visual part of student government.” A record of 250 organizations applied for funding, Polcari said, which meant there were fewer leniencies during the process. Unlike previous years, he said the whole process was done online. Starting a few months ago, Polcari said each organization had to fill out an application, answering questions such as how the organization spends its money, how is fundraises, and what its projected expenses
are for next year. After the organizations filled out the application, they sat down for interviews with the budget committee, he said. “Basically, it’s pretty much the same questions they answered online, but we just want to get a better feel for it and clarify some things,” Polcari said. “We look over the application and if we have any questions, we’ll make sure to spend a little extra time on those.” Macy Anderson, a junior diatetics major from Arlington, and a senator on the Budget and Finance Committee, said the interviews are a big part in deciding how much money to give an organization.
“That’s why we do the interviews,” she said, “is to try an understand more about what an organization brings to Texas Tech and why they are on campus.” The interviews are a tool to help the committee figure out why they need funding, Anderson said. According to its website, SGA does not give funding to organizations not registered with Center for Campus Life are club teams, organizations receiving funding from other departments and organizations that significantly restrict memberships, including gender and ethnicity. SENATE continued on Page 2 ➤➤
Hundreds participate at annual Holi: Festival of Colors By NIKKI CULVER STAFF WRITER
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In a matter of seconds, 800 Texas Tech students were covered head to toe in colored powder at the Holi Festival hosted Saturday by the South Asian Student Association. “Holi is the festival of colors, celebrated in India and Nepal,” Jaydeep Patel, president of the South Asian Student Association, said. “We thought it would be good for the South Asian Student Association to do it. “It’s an event where we celebrate the coming of spring. It’s big in India because a lot of them are farmers, so when spring comes, it’s a happy time for everyone because their crops are growing, so this is a time they like to celebrate it.”
The groups gathered on the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center fields and were given packs of colored powder. The group then proceeded to throw the colored powder at one another until everyone was covered. “The reason we do it, when we throw it all at each other, it’s kind of a prank,” Patel, a senior accounting major from Irving, said. “It’s a day where people can play pranks on each other. It’s also a day where everyone can look the same. If there’s colored powder on everyone you don’t see that they’re white and you don’t see that they’re black or anything.” If anyone was caught without color, it took merely seconds for them to join the group of colorful festival-goers. HOLI continued on Page 3 ➤➤
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VICTORIA FORD, A sophomore exercise and sport sciences major from Dallas, throws powder on Briana Washington, a sophomore electronic media and communication major from Houston, during the sixth annual Holi: Festival of Colors on Saturday at Urbanovsky Park.
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Tech FSAE hosts biannual car show By MIKAEL GONZALES STAFF WRITER
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Today Percussion Ensembles/Steel Bands Concert Time: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Where: Hemmle Recital Hall So, what is it? Come enjoy this free concert.
Wednesday Dell Educational Session Time: Noon to 3 p.m. Where: Matador Room, Student Union Building So, what is it? Come to this educational session to learn about Dell product updates and more. Movies@The Museum: Presidential Series- “13 Days” (2000) Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Museum of Texas Tech So, what is it? Come enjoy this movie starring
TAB Presents: Open Forum Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Allen Theatre So, what is it? Come ask anything about Texas Tech and discuss the most pressing issues among the student body. People of Faith Against the Death Penalty Time: 4:45 p.m. Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church So, what is it? Come discuss the death penalty with other people. To make a calendar submission email dailytoreador@ ttu.edu. Events will be published either the day or the day before they take place. Submissions must be sent in by 4 p.m. on the preceding publication date.
Pope visits St. Peter’s tomb under Vatican VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday took an emotional, close-up look at the tomb of Peter, the church’s first pontiff, buried beneath St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican said. By doing so, Francis became the first pontiff to visit the necropolis, where pagans and early Christians were buried, since extensive archaeological excavations were conducted at the ancient site decades ago, the Vatican said. The 45-minute “visit of devotion to the tomb of St. Peter” was private, the Vatican said, but it later released a video of it. The basilica was built over the location where early Christians would gather in secret, at a time of persecution in ancient Rome, to pray at an unmarked tomb believed to be that of Peter, the apostle Jesus chose to lead his church. The Vatican first said Francis would pray at Peter’s tomb, but later said he prayed instead in the basilica. The new pope “paused in silent prayer, in profound and emotional meditation” in the Clementine Chapel in the vast basilica that is “the closest place (in the basilica) to the
tomb of the Prince of the Apostles,” it said. During a tour of the necropolis conducted by its director and an Italian cardinal, the pope “climbed up a bit, got closer to the place where the tomb of St. Peter lies, exactly under the central altar and the dome of the basilica,” the Vatican said. Francis walked down the entire main street of the ancient city of the dead, the statement said. The streets of the necropolis are similar to those of ancient Rome, only they are flanked by tombs instead of shops and apartments. The Vatican said Francis walked to the necropolis entrance from the hotel on the Vatican grounds where he lives, took the tour and later — after paying homage at the tombs of several popes in another underground level known as the grottoes, including Pius XII, Paul VI and John Paul I — strolled back to his residence. The underground excursion was a sharp departure from how popes in past years often spent the day after Easter, known in Italy as “little Easter.” Those pontiffs would head to Castel Gandolfo, the Vatican palace in the Alban Hills, a short drive from Rome.
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The Texas Tech chess team won the Southwest Collegiate Championship on March 23 in McAllen. The A team, comprised of Grandmasters Yaroslav Zherebukh, Hedinn Steingrimsson, Elshan Moradiabadi and member Faig Alasgarov, were repeat Southwest Collegiate Champions. According to a news release, the World Chess Federation is the only organization who can give the grandmaster title and it is the highest title awarded. The team members outscored the nation’s top-ranked teams, according to the release, including University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas at Brownsville. Competing against 15 inter-
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A 1956 CHEVROLET Bel Air is one of the many cars shown at the biannual car show hosted by the Texas Tech Formula Society of Automotive Engineers on Saturday outside of the Tech Federal Credit Union. The various classes of cars included classic muscle, classic car, truck/SUV, import/tuner, muscle, Corvette and custom.
our goal.” Candler said the society finished in the bottom quarter the previous year. Don Mikell, a Tech alumnus, had two cars at the show. “It’s a hobby people enjoy,” he said. “A lot of people come out for awards and see what they can win, a lot of people just come out to display and meet people.” He said he has been modifying cars for 20 years. This year, Mikell
and his wife brought a purple 1956 Chevrolet and a red 1960 Chevy step side pickup. ”It’s a good cause.” Mikell said. “We really like good causes and this benefits Texas Tech FSAE.” Mikell’s purple Chevrolet won first place in the classic car category. Dillon Noel, a junior business major from Midland, said the participation for the car show had significantly increased from the fall show.
He said while Tech FSAE members hoped to break even by the end of the day, the group covered its expenditures by 10 a.m. Noel said students who want to get involved in Tech FSAE have plenty of opportunities. “We have meetings every week in the Mechanical Engineering building,” he said. “We have setups at orientation. We have a table there.” ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Texas Tech Formula Society of Automotive Engineers hosted its biannual car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to help fundraise for the group’s trip to Michigan. During the show, cars were judged in categories of classic muscle, classic car, muscle car, truck/ SUV, import/tuner, Corvette and custom car as well as best in show. The Tech FSAE is a car design team made up of Tech students who prepare a custom-built vehicle for a single car show at the end of the spring semester. According to the Tech FSAE website, the group gives students a chance to work in an automotive industry setting that they would not otherwise get sitting in a classroom. FSAE allows students to gain experience building and competing handmade cars, the website stated. Matthew Candler, Tech FSAE president and a senior chemistry major from Midland, said the car show earned more than $1,000 in profit from this year’s show. The money, he said, will help fund the group’s trip to Michigan where they will compete against 120 other schools from around the world. The group builds its own custom car to represent Tech in static and dynamic events at the show, Candler said. “We’re done five weeks early ahead of our other car so we’re going to have time to test and hope to finish in the top 50,” he said. “That’s
In deciding which organizations get more money, Polcari said the process is one of the determining factors. Those who are successfully going through the process and not missing interviews and deadlines are typically the ones who get more money. Polcari said funding history also is a major part in deciding how much money to give organizations. If the committee looks at an organization and notices that they did not spend much money, they will give them less. If an organization is spending its money properly and asking for more, he said SGA will try and give them more.
nationally ranked chess players, Zherebukh won the individual championship. Zherebukh, a freshman from Ukraine, is the five-time champion in Ukraine. Al Lawrence, chess program director, said Zherebukh began playing chess when he was 7 years old. Zherebukh won many youth championships, including the World Youth Olympiad when he was 16 years old. Lawrence said the chess program began building the A team in July, and the members participate in weekly training sessions with coach and Grandmaster Alex Onischuk. “We have the strongest chess coach there is,” Lawrence said. Onischuk is the third-ranked chess player in the U.S., according to the U.S. chess champ’s website, and is a member of the
U.S. Chess Olympiad team. Lawrence said he is pleased with the team’s accomplishments this year. “We are delighted in our top team,” Lawrence said. “These are big titles that we love finishing the year off with.” The team works together between games preparing, he said. “Grandmasters prepare their opening moves very carefully,” Lawrence said. He said he and the team go through games and help find moves and use each other as resources to improve their playing skills. “The team is spirited and have a high moral support,” Lawrence said. “They pull for each other.” Members of the team will continue individual training and will be involved in individual competitions during the
summer. During the next collegiate competition season, Lubbock will host the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship. The competition will be Dec. 27-29, according to the chess team’s website. Lawrence said the chess community is delighted to host the competition. “This will bring the top chess players here to Lubbock,” he said. Lawrence said he is looking forward to the next collegiate chess competition season and is expecting to compete against chess players from Yale and Harvard. The chess team won Top College in New Jersey at the World Amateur Team Championship in February.
“That’s kind of a sign that they’re able to spend more money and they need more money,” Polcari said. “We look at that. Funding history is a big part of it.” Looking at the history of an organization’s spending, Anderson said SGA cannot double the funding or decrease it by half. Another factor that helps the budgeting committee decide how much money to give an organization is fundraising. SGA is a supplemental fund, Anderson said, and members allocate 30 percent of an organization’s fundraising projection. For example, if an organization projects $1,000 in external fundraising, SGA will give the organization about $300, she said. “It’s all on a trust system,” Anderson
said. “I mean, we are trusting them and they’re trusting us. That’s why we do the interviews. To talk to them and see what they’re doing.” Because of this, she said it makes it easier to give more money to organizations that work hard and get the group’s name out to students. Some of the budgeting process is a bit more subjective, Polcari said. The committee also allocates more money to organizations that bring a significant amount of recognition to Tech or provide services the committee finds important, such as Red to Black. “It’s subjective, to some extent, as far as what we do,” Polcari said. “But we try to stick to the rules as much as possible, especially this year.”
He said the budgeting bill is on second reading, and committees are reviewing it and senators are speaking to organizations in order receive feedback. If an organization is not satisfied with the amount of money it was given, Polcari said it is allowed to file and appeal. Most of the appeals come from organizations that missed a deadline or did not show up for interviews. This year, 27 organizations applied for appeals, which is twice as many as last year, he said. “Right now it’s on second reading,” Polcari said. “So any organization can contact a senator and let them know, ‘Hey, we want to appeal.’ Any student can motion to amend the bill.”
North Korea’s government discusses nuclear tension SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After weeks of war-like rhetoric, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
gathered legislators Monday for an annual spring parliamentary session taking place one day after top
party officials adopted a statement declaring building nuclear weapons and the economy the nation’s top priorities. The meeting of the Supreme People’s Assembly follows near-daily threats from Pyongyang, including vows of nuclear strikes on South Korea and the U.S. Pyongyang has reacted with anger over routine U.S.-South Korean military drills and a new round
of U.N. and U.S. sanctions that followed its Feb. 12 underground nuclear test, the country’s third. Analysts see a full-scale North Korean attack as unlikely and say the threats are more likely efforts to provoke softer policies toward Pyongyang from a new government in Seoul, to win diplomatic talks with Washington and to solidify the young North Korean leader’s military credentials at home.
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Dresses travel from Lubbock to Haiti in Hi-Tech style By NIKKI CULVER STAFF WRITER
The fashion in Haiti is about to get a little more Hi-Tech. The Hi-Tech fashion group hosted a Dresses for Haiti service project Friday in the apparel design and manufacturing sewing lab. The finished dresses were donated to the Dresses for Haiti organization. In addition to those sewing in the lab, other members of the fashion group worked on dresses at home. “We made a pattern for a 10-yearold size girl and now we’re cutting out the pieces,” Tiffany Caragan, a senior apparel design and manufacturing major from Andrews, said. “We’re trying to make them look nice as possible.“ According to the Dresses for Haiti website, more than 120 people from 14 different states have sewn 1,489 dresses. Those dresses have been delivered to Nehemiah Vision Missionaries, Healing Hands International, Famine Relief Foundation and various orphanages throughout the country on a regular basis since May 2010.
“They’re actually trying to move away from the pillowcase dresses,” Caragan said. “If you look at those dresses, they’re not like something they can really wear and be proud of. This organization tries to promote women’s rights in Haiti and women’s rights in general. We want to give these girls a sense of self and confidence and give them a choice. We want them to have something they can feel pretty in, something other than a pillow case dress with. I mean, it’s cute sometimes, but it’s not like they don’t have clothes, so they know what clothes are supposed to look like, so it’s not something they can wear all the time. We thought that we should be able to give them something they can wear and be proud of and not just something that’s given to them and they have to wear because it’s all they have.” According to the Hi-Tech Fashion Group’s Facebook page, the purpose of the group is to promote knowledge of professional fields in the fashion industry. Any Texas Tech student is welcome to join regardless of major. “I joined the group when I was a
freshman,” Crystal Perez, a senior apparel design and manufacturing major from Weslaco, said. “It wasn’t really fashion-based back then. We did a lot of community service. It wasn’t until this year, actually, that we started doing a lot of fashion related stuff.” Hi-Tech also hosts an Upcycle Competition for students to compete in by taking old clothes and turning them into new fashions. All of the entries are displayed at Culture Clothing on Broadway and will be judged during the First Friday Art Trail. The group made a goal of sewing 15 dresses for the Little Dresses for Haiti charity, and Caragan said she hopes the group continues doing philanthropic projects. “It’s something that I’m pretty passionate about,” she said. “I’m so thankful that I have people that are willing to help out. For Hi-Tech, it’s something they haven’t done before and I would want for us to keep being philanthropic and try to think about helping other people.” ➤➤email@example.com
Neicheril, a sophomore exercise and sport sciences major from Houston, said. “I helped pass CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 out the colors. They would come “It’s just everyone having fun, get a shirt, a form and we’d give a lot of colors and celebrating them a bag of color. I think we the coming of spring,” Matthew had about six or seven different Jacob, a junior biology major colors. They said the turnout was from Keller, said. “I’ve never supposed to be between 500 and done this before, so I thought 900 and all the color ran out. I’d that this was pretty cool when- say about 800 people actually ever they first started. My favor- came out.” Patel said the reason behind ite part was definitely throwing all the colors at people. It took throwing all the color was to about six seconds for me to get help people see past the physicolored. Some guys saw that I cal differences so that everyone had white on and just started could celebrate together. He said dumping bags of color on me.” he hopes people learn to accept Volunteers were on the scene the differences of other people. to help pass out colors, T-shirts “It’s a day when we like to put aside all of our differences,” and food to the crowd. “I was a volunteer,” Anita he said. “This is the day when
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KENNY WILLIAMS, A freshman exercise and sport sciences major from Highpoint, N.C., jumps off the diving board Monday at the Leisure Pool.
‘BUCKWILD’ star, 2 others found dead in W.Va. SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A cast member of the MTV reality show “BUCKWILD” was found dead Monday in a sport utility vehicle in a ditch along with his uncle and a third, unidentified person, authorities said. Kanawha County Sheriff ’s Department Cpl. B.D. Humphreys said the bodies of cast member, Shain Gandee, 21, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and the third person were found Monday in a remote area near Sissonville. Authorities had been searching for the men since early Sunday morning. They were last seen around 3 a.m. Sunday at a bar in Sissonville and they told people they were going driving off-road. Humphreys said state police were getting ready to send out an aviation unit to search for the men when authorities received a call Monday morning that a vehicle was found wrecked in a muddy area a few miles from Gandee’s home in Sissonville, about 15 miles outside of Charleston. Authorities found the 1984 Ford Bronco that belonged to the Gandee family in a ditch with all three men inside. Humphreys did not provide details on the condition of the vehicle or the bodies.
He said no foul play was suspected. The terrain in the Thaxton Hollow area was “very muddy, very rough,” Humphreys said, adding that authorities had to use all-terrain vehicles to get to the site. Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said the
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TIFFANY CARAGAN, A senior apparel design major from Andrews, uses a serger to finish the edges on a dress that will be sent to Dresses for Haiti on Friday in the Human Sciences building. Caragan is making the dresses with Hi-Tech Fashion Group.
news was devastating for the small community near Charleston. “It’s a very sad day for the Sissonville area and for these families,” he said. “This is a small community, and most of us know directly members of these families. We’re keeping them in our hearts and prayers.”
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we can all celebrate. In India, there’s a caste system, so today is where it doesn’t matter which caste you’re in, it doesn’t matter what you believe in, it doesn’t matter what color you are, it doesn’t matter about any of your differences. “It’s a day where we can all come together and have a great time. I think the main thing is that we’re throwing this event for everyone to learn about the Hindu culture by bringing the Hindu culture and the Indian culture out so that everyone can celebrate with us and have a good time and accept us even though we’re different so that we can all have a fun time together.” ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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Views from a white guy on diversity, pt. II I
n the column I wrote last week, I mentioned that white privilege is still very much alive in American culture today. This week’s column will expand on that statement. If there was any lesson to be gained from last week’s Supreme Court hearings about California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, it should be that the fight for social equality, particularly for the LGBT community in America, is going to play a big part in our nation’s public discourse in this half of the century. While this may be good for the LGBT community and their allies, what younger generations need to be careful of is not forgetting about the ongoing fight for racial equality as we move through the 21st century. Though it may not be readily apparent to the public eye, white privilege is still very much alive and well in our society. What exactly is white privilege you may ask? In an essay by associate director of the
Jakob Reynolds Wellesley Centers for Women, Dr. Peggy McIntosh, white privilege is a side of racism that puts the majority race, whites, at an advantage as opposed to the minority races being put at a disadvantage. There is a plethora of ways in which white privilege materializes itself in our every day lives that they generally don’t realize. A couple of examples McIntosh pointed out in her essay “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” include being able to be in the company of members of their own race most of the time and being sure their neighbors in almost any neighborhood they move into will be neutral or pleasant toward them. Moreover, white people can turn on the TV or open the front
page of a newspaper and see their race widely represented, can go shopping without being tailed by security, and can purchase posters, greeting cards and toys featuring members of their race. They can even choose blemish cover or flesh-colored bandages that more or less match their skin color. A d d i t i o n a l l y, M c I n t o s h points out white people can be assured their children will be taught their national heritage and civilization was founded by members of their race. They can criticize government and its policies without being viewed as a cultural outsider. They can even swear in public or dress in worn clothes without being perceived as coming from an inferior moral or impoverished upbringing by their race. Some things McIntosh didn’t make note of in her essay include the fact white people can approach or at least be in the proximity of police officers without having to worry about being negatively stereotyped as having criminal tendencies.
Even as I write this, the New York Police Department is in the middle of a lawsuit over discriminatory practices encouraged by the controversial Stop-and-Frisk program, which allows police officers to make warrantless stops and searches of individuals exhibiting suspicious behavior. In general, white people can send their children to school knowing that their educators and school administrators will be mostly members of their race. They also can interview for jobs without having to worry about their moral fiber or work ethic being perceived as questionable on account of their skin color. White people can be assured no matter how much they dislike their elected government officials, their cultural priorities are still being represented more than people who are not members of their race because their representatives are probably white. Unfortunately, there are several factors that make this issue difficult to discuss in anything
but a higher academic setting. Students in today’s education system are taught to view racism only as a waning social institution that disadvantages certain groups of people. Members of the socially dominant race aren’t taught to acknowledge they are still disproportionately benefited by the system in which they are born and raised. This would encourage the socially dominant in any society to go through their daily lives taking their dominance for granted. Moreover, this topic touches a sensitive nerve in many white Americans. Because being accused of participating in racism is an accusation on par with being a Nazi or a sexist, many people who benefit from white privilege tend to automatically try to distance themselves from benefiting from it, or deny its existence all together when it comes up in conversation. For example, we have all heard something like “I’m not racist! I have black/Hispanic/ Asian friends!” in history class
when talking about these kinds of issues. However, what many white people, myself included until recently, don’t understand is acknowledging the existence of white privilege does not automatically make you assume fault for its existence. Simply acknowledging you have privileges that people who do not share your skin color don’t, does not make you a bad person. Despite what conservative pundits will tell you, acknowledging white privilege does not mean you are just experiencing “white guilt.” If anything, acknowledging white privilege is one of the most important things we can do to truly end racism in our society. Spreading awareness of this phenomenon is going to be one of the crucial steps in the ongoing fight for equality in 21st century America. Reynolds is a junior music major from Lubbock. ➤➤ email@example.com
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humanities major, unemployed and hopeless post-graduation. Students talk about taking a humanities class for an “easy A” and humanities courses often find their way onto layup lists each term. Fields like art history and English often carry the stigma of being somehow less legitimate than their counterparts, such as math and science. But while humanities courses generally have significantly higher median grades than many in the sciences, this does not immediately invalidate any success in the humanities. Why are the humanities deemed useless? I have taken courses in English, art history and women’s and gender studies, and I found that these demanded more of me than my other, more “practical” classes. Humanities develops the skill sets necessary for success beyond Dartmouth. I learned to observe, analyze, think critically and write. Each of
As a first-year student, I have not officially declared my major, but I have certainly declared it to myself, countless times. One day I am an English major and another I am government. One week I want to be an economics minor, while the next I am looking toward women’s and gender studies. I have plenty of time to explore my interests, yet I spend a large portion of time stressing about it nonetheless. Whenever I turn to friends or family for advice, the most common suggestion is for me to major in something “useful.” I have been told repeatedly that humanities majors are a waste of time. Instead, I should be doing math, science or economics. While people have differing views on what exactly is useful, most argue that humanities subjects
are generally impractical pursuits. Students feel a distinct pressure to tailor their course of study to fields most likely to result in employment. They consider engineering, for example, a pragmatic field because the skill set is more likely to help them find a job, while they consider a field like women’s and gender studies less legitimate because there are not as many jobs specifically for these students. If I even mention the fact that I am interested in the latter, people either make jokes or recommend that I just take a few courses. When I asked a friend who is interested in Spanish why she does not want to major in it, she responded, “I want a job.” Students genuinely believe that unless they abandon their passions for “useful” pursuits, they will end up wasting four years of an Ivy League education on a jobless future. People joke about the starving
these skills allows one to develop into an effective and productive worker and prepares one for real-world tasks. In fact, humanities prepare students for an additional requirement of the work force: creativity. Success in any field requires ingenuity and originality of thought. Humanities courses prepare students to assess existing arguments and push theirs one step further. Students develop the natural curiosity
necessary to ask the right questions as well as the analytical and creative skills required to solve them. D a r t mouth considers itself a liberal arts college, yet there is a stigma within the student body against anyone who is too involved in the liberal arts. Students feel pressure to abandon their passions altogether or add minors or double majors that will allow them to be more “useful” in the work force. Many students perceive those
I learned to observe, analyze, think critically and write. Each of these skills allows one to develop into an effective and productive worker and prepares one for real-world tasks.
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Horned Frogs leap past Tech for series win By ZACH DISCHIANO STAFF WRITER
After dropping the first two games of the series against TCU, the Texas Tech Red Raider baseball team picked up the win Sunday afternoon to avoid the sweep. During the first game of the series, the Red Raiders had three more hits than the Horned Frogs, but scored three fewer runs. Tech stranded nine runners during the game, with six of them in scoring position. The team’s inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities led to a 4-1 loss against TCU. “I think you got to tip your hat to their pitching,” Tech coach Tim Tadlock said. “Guys were in scoring position, they made pitches, and that’s what good pitchers do. That’s what the Friday guys do, and they did that.” The Red Raiders took a 1-0 lead early on, but TCU quickly answered with a pair of runs of their own. “When it was a one-run game, I was kicking myself, honestly,” Tadlock said. “I was sitting there going, ‘I could’ve made a difference in this game by push bunting, by maybe playing somebody different. There’s all kinds of things that go through my head as far as that goes.” Sophomore pitcher Corey Taylor got the start after sophomore pitcher Dominic Moreno popped a bone out of his rib cage while stretching earlier Friday morning. Taylor pitched 71/3
innings and allowed six hits with two strikeouts and three walks on a seasonhigh 106 pitches. “I came out and competed,” Taylor said. “That’s what I’m big on. I’m not going to have the greatest stuff, but I’m going to be one of the best competitors out there.” Tech second baseman Bryant Burleson had the team’s only RBI of the game and said he was not discouraged by the lack of runs scored by the Red Raiders because of the nine hits the team had. “It’s definitely a confidence-booster because, I mean, the last couple of games, we’ve been struggling,” he said, “and just to see us put together some at-bats and get a few hits is good, but we just got to get some runs.” The Red Raiders were able to score two more runs during the second game than the first, but the team’s batting performance was not enough to earn the victory. The absence of offense during innings two through seven led to a 7-3 loss to the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday night. Junior pitcher Jonny Drozd picked up the loss after giving up four earned runs on eight hits in five innings pitched. TCU sophomore pitcher Brandon Finnegan was pulled after 41/3 innings, but still earned the win. Finnegan tallied seven strikeouts while allowing two hits and two earned runs. “The reality is, he was better than us tonight,” Tadlock said about Finnegan.
“In this game, when a guy’s better than you, you tip your hat and say good game.” Tadlock said the team’s struggles during the last few games are not changing what he tells his team or the way he goes about setting up for each game. “We’re going to keep preparing for each game,” he said. “We could be 30-0 right now and you’d need to prepare tomorrow just like you would if we had lost three or four games.” The first two batters in Tech’s lineup, sophomore center fielder Brett Bell and junior right fielder Devon Conley, combined for five strikeouts in nine at-bats. Neither player recorded a hit. Tadlock said the most disappointing aspect of the loss was the team’s inability to lay down a bunt successfully. “One thing that happened tonight that was probably the most disappointing was not getting the bunt down,” he said. “First and second, with our best bunter at the plate. I guess the guy just made some good pitches.” The Red Raiders were able to turn it around Sunday when the team battled through three lead changes with some clutch hitting during the eighth inning to seal the game. Conley led the team with three hits in five at-bats with two runs scored, while junior third baseman Jake Barrios connected on two hits with three RBIs. Along with his performance Sunday, Barrios batted .324 with a home run and nine RBIs during the last nine
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TEXAS TECH’S ERIC Gutierrez catches a ball to try to tag out TCU’s Derek Odell during the Red Raiders’ 8-7 win against the Horned Frogs on Sunday at Rip Griffin Park.
games. His success on the field earned him Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors. Barrios said it felt good to erase the four-run deficit TCU created. “It felt good to come back and win,” he said. “The team was in it the whole time and being down 7-3, that’s rough, but we kept inching closer and the game
got more exciting as you go. We get the runs in the bottom of the eighth and hold them in the ninth, that’s a real exciting way to win.” Tech junior pitcher Andre Wheeler earned the win for the Red Raiders, picking up his third of the season. “I think everybody did well,” Wheeler said. “I just wanted to do my
job and keep my team in the game, minimize the runs and it worked out. I just needed to slow down and attack the zone and it worked out.” The next five games for the Red Raiders are on the road, beginning with a trip to Albuquerque for a one-game series against New Mexico. ➤➤email@example.com
Jon Lester, Red Sox shut down Yankees on opening day NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox got off to a quick start after a dreadful 2012 season, giving new manager John Farrell an 8-2 win over the barely recognizable New York
Yankees on opening day Monday. Newcomer Shane Victorino led a revamped Red Sox lineup with three RBIs and rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. walked three times and scored twice in his big league de-
but. Boston’s big day against CC Sabathia (0-1) came a year after it lost its first three games under Bobby Valentine and went on to a 69-93 finish. Facing a Yankees lineup minus
injured Derek Jeter for the first time since 2001 and just three starters from opening day a year ago, Lester (1-0) gave up five hits and two runs in five sharp innings against the defending AL East champions. Yankees stars Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira also are on the disabled list. Bradley, meanwhile, made an immediate impact after earning a spot with a strong spring training performance. In his first plate appearance, the ever-smiling 22-year-old worked a one-out walk after falling behind 0-2. That helped Boston touch up for four runs in the second inning — and start the angry rumblings of 49,514
anxious Yankees fans. Young No. 44 then stole a potential RBI hit from Robinson Cano with a running, twisting grab in a swirling wind in left field in the third. Bradley added an RBI groundout in the seventh. The punchless Yankees had just one hit after the fifth inning against five relievers in losing a season opener at home for the first time since 1982, after 11 straight wins. Adding to the tough day all around for New York, rain in the ninth inning sent fans running for cover while the Red Sox scored three times against a mustachioed Joba Chamberlain. Jacoby Ellsbury had a sharp two-run infield single that first baseman Lyle Overbay, picked
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up off waivers only a week ago, couldn’t handle for his third hit. Victorino singled home Bradley to add to the romp. One team in New York won on Monday, though. In a first, the Yankees and Mets opened on the same day at the same time. The Mets finished off an 11-2 victory while their Bronx counterparts were in the eighth inning. Before the game, the Yankees held a tribute to the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and honored first responders at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Both teams wore a patch that included the Newtown seal, a black memorial ribbon and 26 stars, one for each victim. No matter the colorful history between the clubs, the reality in 2013 is this: The two teams that have dominated the division for more than a decade enter opening day with considerably less swagger. Heck, the Yankees played as if they were still trying to get to know each other — and they were, with several March acquisitions. The Bleacher Creatures’ roll call was loaded with new names because of injuries and the departures of free agents Nick Swisher and Russell Martin. One name the Creatures did include was closer Mariano Rivera, who is coming back from a torn knee ligament and said during spring training he plans to retire at the end of the season. But he wasn’t needed in this one after Boston jumped out to an early lead. That was enough for Lester, who looked more like the pitcher who won at least 15 games every year from 2008-11 and not the one who went 9-14 last year. Boston wasn’t at full strength, either. David Ortiz is on the disabled list with sore heels, the first time he was not the Red Sox designated hitter for the opener since Jeremy Giambi in 2003. The Red Sox had only four players from their opening-day lineup last year starting in this one: Dustin Pedroia, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Ellsbury and Lester, making his third consecutive such start. Even weirder: former gritty Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis was clean-shaved and in Yankees pinstripes. Making his 10th opening-day start overall, Sabathia settled after the second to allow four runs and eight hits.
APRIL 2, 2013
Women’s tennis takes care of OK State By JORDON LEGENDRE STAFF WRITER
The Texas Tech women’s tennis match against Oklahoma State on Sunday ended with the Lady Raiders winning their 17th consecutive match at the McLeod Tennis Center. Tech, ranked No. 18 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, defeated the No. 25 Cowgirls 6-1 to improve to 14-4 for the season and 4-0 in Big 12 play. The team is now tied for first in the conference with Texas. “It was a great match,” Tech coach Todd Petty said. “The score doesn’t even come close to reflecting how close a match it was.” Oklahoma State’s Meghan Blevins and Karyn Guttormsen opened the match with an 8-2 victory against Rashmi Teltumbde and Nikki Sanders. Lady Raiders Caroline Starck and Elizabeth Ullathorne defeated Maria Alvarez and C.C. Sardinha, 8-6, to tie the doubles portion of play. The No. 27 doubles team of Saman-
tha Adams and Kenna Kilgo defeated Oklahoma State’s No. 48 ranked team of Malika Rose and Kanyapat Narattana, to secure the doubles point for Tech. Adams and Kilgo are now 15-3 in doubles play this season. “We thought we played well on the big points, right there at the end,” Petty said of Adams and Kilgo, “to kind of move away from it.” Playing in the No. 3 position, Ullathorne earned the first singles point of the match, winning 6-4, 6-4 against Sardinha. Adams overcame an early 3-1 deficit in the second set to defeat Cowgirl Malika Rose 6-3, 7-5 and give Tech a 3-0 lead in the match. The match-clinching point came from Tech senior Caroline Starck playing in the No. 5 position. After losing the first set of her match with Narattana, 1-6, Starck responded with a 6-0 victory in the second. A 6-3 score in the third gave Starck and the Lady Raiders the victory. “I was really proud of the way we kind of withstood an early attack from
Oklahoma State,” Petty said. “They played really well at the beginning on most of the courts. We got down early, and we had to battle back.” Blevins would earn Oklahoma State’s only point of the match with a 6-4, 7-6 (14-12) victory against Kilgo. Lady Raider Sanders defeated Alvarez 6-3, 0-6, 6-3. The final match of the afternoon saw senior Sandra Dynka defeat Guttormsen 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1). “We really practice on always competing, don’t give in no matter what,” Sanders said. “Even if you’re down, at least just keep fighting, show the other girls that you’re fighting along with them. I think that’s what we did today.” The Lady Raiders now head to Austin to take on No. 24 Texas at 2 p.m. Saturday. “I think the win today really helps us get ready for Texas,” Sanders said. “I think, with having such a great season so far, and definitely beating Oklahoma State, 6-1, I think we’re really ready for Texas.”
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TEXAS TECH'S ELIZABETH Ullathorne returns the ball during her 8-6 doubles match victory with Caroline Starck on Saturday at Don and Ethel McLeod Tennis Center.
Brittney Griner the best to play women’s college hoops (AP) — Brittney Griner’s unparalleled college career is over, earlier than expected and without another NCAA championship. Her place among the all-time best is secure. From her powerful blocked shots to highlight-reel dunks, Griner’s dominance on both ends of the court was simply unequaled as she drew in new fans to the women’s game. They include LeBron James, who said he met her when she was a senior in high school in Houston and has been keeping tabs on Griner ever since. “She’s awesome. It’s not fair. It’s like Wilt (Chamberlain),” James said. “She’s out there like Wilt. That’s what would be my imagination, if I was able to see Wilt live and what he was doing to those guys back in the day, that’s what she’s doing to these girls right now.
She’s too big. She’s too strong.” James said he would have loved to see Griner play against Lisa Leslie in her prime. Griner was floored when told of the praise by her idol. “Definitely happy for the ‘King’ to say that about me,” she said. “Him being one of my favorite players, for him to compare me to Wilt and Lisa, it’s humbling.” Griner had one up on Chamberlain as she did win a national championship. She just couldn’t get a second one as the Lady Bears lost to Louisville 82-81 on Sunday night in one of the greatest upsets in women’s NCAA tournament history. Winning only one title might be the only knock on Griner. Still, many think she belongs on the Mount Rushmore of women’s college basketball with fellow stars
like Diana Taurasi, who won three titles at Connecticut. The two will almost surely be teammates in the WNBA since Phoenix has the first pick in the draft in two weeks. “I can only speak for my era and I didn’t see Anne Donovan, Nancy Lieberman and Ann Meyers play. But I can’t imagine they were more dominant,” former UConn star Rebecca Lobo said. “To me she’s been the most dominant player and one of the best ever. Since she ended up with just one championship that might change things a little bit on how others view her, but there isn’t a post player I’d want to play against less than her.” Ever humble, Griner didn’t think she belonged near the top of the list. “Not me, that’s for sure,” she said. “I don’t know, let’s see what I do in the pros, then we’ll talk
about that.” That’s the next chance we will get to see her. The Louisville game was the last for Griner and four other Baylor seniors — post players Brooklyn Pope and Destiny Williams, along with Jordan Madden and Kimetria Hayden, the guards who arrived in Waco with Griner nearly four years ago. Coach Kim Mulkey’s Lady Bears could have a much different look without that post presence inside. They will have standout point guard Odyssey Sims back for her senior season, with Alexis Prince and Niya Johnson, who got their first experience as freshmen this season. Replacing Griner will be impossible. She is the second all-time scorer in women’s NCAA history, with 3,283 points. She is the top
shot blocker ever, shattering both the men’s and women’s college marks with 748. She had 18 dunks; only six other women have ever dunked in a college game and the group had 15 combined. The Lady Bears went 27-10 her first season, and made it to the Final Four before a national semifinal loss to Connecticut. They are 106-5 since, including a 40-0 mark last season, the first in NCAA history. “I just feel like I’m adding on,” she said. “I guess you can say I’m changing the defensive end ... just because I’m so big and I move. I’m not stationary. “I want people to look back and be like, ‘Dang, I remember when I played her back in college, she was a game-changer on the defensive end,” Griner added. “I want that to be my mark on the defensive end.”
What sets Griner apart from so many of the other previous stars is her ability to dominate the entire court. “How many possessions over the course of her career has she influenced on both sides of the court?” ESPN announcer Doris Burke said. “More than any player in history. She’s one of a handful that I’ve witnessed that influence winning to an extraordinary degree.” On Sunday, Louisville found a way to take Griner out of the equation on defense, matching an NCAA tournament record with 16 3-pointers. A lot of teams had tried that strategy against Griner: Baylor’s opponents, avoiding the paint, averaged nearly 20 3s a game over the course of her career, nearly four more than the year before she came.
Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg lead Nationals against Miami Marlins, 2-0 WASHINGTON (AP) — For Bryce Harper, two homers in his first two at-bats, and even some “M-VP!” chants. For Stephen Strasburg, 19 consecutive outs during one stretch of seven scoreless innings. And for the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals, a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday in Game 1 of a season lame-duck manager Davey Johnson declared months ago should be defined as “World Series or bust.”
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“You couldn’t draw it up any better. No question. And to have the two youngsters go out, do what they did? ... Let Harper and Stras go to work. They didn’t need us,” Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche said. Harper, the 20-year-old left fielder coming off NL Rookie of the Year honors, hit solo shots over the out-of-town scoreboard in rightcenter field off Ricky Nolasco in the first and fourth innings. He sprinted
around the bases both times, and after his second trip, he climbed back out of the dugout for a curtain call, pumping his right fist. It was Harper’s first taste of opening day; he began last year in the minors before getting called up. “It was a pretty special moment,” Harper said. “If I was 0 for 4, or 4 for 4, it wouldn’t have mattered to me. Just going out there having some fun on opening day for the first time.”
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Construction continues on Jones scoreboard By JORDON LEGENDRE
“You’re almost designing within a living room,” he said, “so the farthest seat will have the same crystal clarity of sound, not just in volume, but also in pitch. We’re taking sound as a very, very serious thing because that has been an issue for the past several years.” Molina said two tiers of the five-tier structure housing the video screen have been completed. “It’s a massive structure,” he said, “we like to call it colossal.” Molina said the structure is being built with Lubbock’s legendary winds in mind. “A lot of people have wondered about what’s going on with building the sign out at Jones AT&T Stadium,” he said. “It’s not a sign, it’s actually a building. That’s the kind of structure that’s maintaining this from wind loading and other seismic loads as well.” Molina said structural construction
Construction of the new video scoreboard at the north end of Jones AT&T Stadium is set to be completed for the kick-off of the 2013 season in September. At a cost of $11 million, the video screen will be 100 feet wide by 38 feet tall and stand 94 feet off the ground. Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning and Construction Michael Molina said fans can expect unparalleled quality on the video screen thanks to LED technology. “Red and black will never look better than on this screen,” he said. Sound banks for the video board will be 16 feet wide by 38 feet tall. Molina said the banks will contain hundreds of speakers angled at all seats in the stadium.
will be completed by May with the video screen integration finished by July 2. The remaining time before the season begins will be spent calibrating and testing the system in different weather conditions. “We’ll take those last three to four weeks,” he said, “to nail down the exact acoustics and video imagery inside (the stadium).” Molina said installation of LED video ribbon boards around the stadium also is a part of the project. And 157 lineal feet of ribbon board will be featured on the north end zone, more than160 linear feet in the northeast and northwest corners of the stadium, and 94 lineal feet in the south end zone over the athletic offices. The Red Raiders open play Sept. 7 against SMU at Jones AT&T Stadium. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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VAUGHN CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEES set a cross member into place while erecting the support structure for the new north end zone scoreboard Friday at Jones AT&T Stadium. The scoreboard is expected to be the largest scoreboard among Big 12 Schools.
Texas Relays in Austin proves successful event for Red Raiders as they took their places. With a throw of 171 feet, 1.00 inches, beating the previous record of 166 feet, 10 inches, freshman Hannah Carson placed second in the women’s javelin throw. Senior hurdler Katie Grimes placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.22. The women continued to impress on Friday when the 4X400 relay team placed seventh with a time of 3:38.08 preliminarily and qualified for the finals the next day with Grimes and Carson. In the preliminary competition, the relay team included freshman Tiffany Tarver, senior Olivia Lews, junior Amoy Black and sophomore Christen Rivers. During the final competition Saturday, the racers switched and the relay consisted of Tarver, Blake, Lewis and sophomore Cierra White replacing Christen Rivers.
Texas Tech had a full weekend of competition at the 86th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin. Although Tech came home without any first place finishes, both the women’s and men’s teams performed successfully throughout the weekend and had a chance to see where their competition is at this point in the outdoor season, Tech coach Wes Kittley said. “What’s good about it is that it’s the beginning of the middle of season for outdoor and you got to see some of the very best people in the country,” he said, “so that’s what was important and it gave each kid a sense of where they were.” The Lady Raiders had a busy day Friday. The women shined
The final relay team placed ninth and finished third in the prelimioverall with a time of 3:33.52. nary with a time of 11.36 and in the finals with “It was a g o o d d a y, ” a time of 11.21 seconds placKittley said about the first ing her fourth day of compein the finals with her pertition. “Hannah, Cierra sonal secondfastest running [White], Katie, time. Grimes Isaiah [Gill], with a time of Kyal [Meyers] 13.25 placed K o l e [ We l seventh in the don], Bryce finals. [Lamb], BradWES KITTLEY ley [Adkins] “ To m e , TEXAS TECH I think the and the womTRACK AND FIELD COACH highlight was en’s 4x400 reseeing Cierra lay were solid. White,” KitWe were not perfect today, but we got some tley said. “She had a really solid race in the 100-meters again. She good work in.” On Saturday, sophomore sprint- was Big 12 runner of the week last er White ran the 100-meter dash week. She’s just been real consis-
We were not perfect today, but we got some good work in.
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