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One in five young people have some form of hearing loss. That’s about 30 percent higher than it was in the 1980s and 1990s. The culprit is most likely earbuds. Doctors point to earbuds as causing hearing loss. The earbuds are powerful and can be dangerous with extended use. Dr. Sreek Cherukuri is founder of MD Hearing Aid. He said the constant noise inside the ear canal causes damage. Main advice from doctors is to use the ‘60/60 rule’ – keep the volume under 60 percent and listening time to under 60 minutes a day. And when walking around campus, take those earbuds out – and maybe you won’t walk into the direct path of a bus or other vehicle on campus.

The Goin’ Band from Raiderland - 91 years The Goin’ Band from Raiderland will celebrate 91 years in October. The band was established in 1925 and performed at the first Texas Tech football game. The Goin’ Band is more than just a marching band to fans of Texas Tech -- it’s a tradition. A trip to Jones AT&T Stadium wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the high energy sights and sounds of the Goin’ Band. Every Texas Tech fans knows the feeling of pride that fills them when the Masked Rider races down the field and the Goin Band runs on, or how entertaining it is to watch the drum majors high-step down the field. The entire crowd rises and holds “Guns Up” in the air while the band plays the Matador Song. The Goin’ Band is a vital part of the experience of being a Red Raider for all students, faculty, staff, and fans. Regardless of the numbers on the scoreboard at the end of a game, you can count on the Goin’ Band to be there. The band is made up of more than 400 students who represent academic majors from all departments at Texas Tech. It is the oldest and largest student organization on campus.

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