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2016 - 2017 Volume 41

The Texas Tech Students Guide


Sports & Schedules Coupons

10 commandments of parking.............................67

Be a Good Sport..................................................11

SGA Raider Bucks - Coupons!..................... 55-63

Active shooter training........................................25

Football Schedule..................................................9

Books or Social Media........................................28

Lady Raider Basketball Schedule.......................13


Campus carry......................................................25

Men’s Basketball Schedule.................................12

Academic Calendar, 2016-2017..........................15

Cheaper wedding, happier couple.......................68

Texas Tech Baseball: Hitting a home run......................................11

Final Exam Schedule, Fall 2016.........................14

Volleyball Schedule............................................10

The Library.........................................................14

Do’s and dont’s for calling your parents.............44 Get out of the dusty old box!..............................54 Having better sex................................................21 Marijuana: What you need to know....................43 SAFETY: Alternatives to Guns..........................24

Women’s Soccer Schedule.................................14

Things To Do

Texas Tech Word Interns....................................27

Involving family in your college life..................26

The Goin’ Band from Raiderland - 91 years.........................22

Keep the Faith.....................................................29 Learn The Matador Song....................................10

The Seven Deadly Sins.......................................28

Learn the Fight Song...........................................11

The War on Marijuana... or a college education.................................42

Things to do in Lubbock............................... 17-19

What do I do now?..............................................40 WiFi ....................................................................45 Wreck Hunger Pantry: Combating food insecurity on campus..................................16

Money & Finances

Hotels Hotel Visits 101..................................................31

Health & Wellness Can You Hear? Are You Listening?...................22

Banking Guide....................................................40

10 Tips to Liive a Healthy Lifestyle...................23

Managing money................................................38

Dining Guide Dining Guide.......................................................66

About the Cover It’s a screen-staring world out there nowadays. Our eyes and ears are bombarded with information – some good, some bad – and some downright unbelievable. To say ‘The times they are a changin’’ (Bob Dylan) would be an understatement. This year’s WORD - the 41st edition - covers stories from guns to marijuana legalization to sex on college campuses. We hope it makes you think – and to think for yourself!

Graduation: It is a Big Deal................................32

Get Help 742-RIDE, 742-NITE.........................................50 Campus Safety....................................................47 Crisis & Help Numbers.......................................48 Navigating the Tech Website..............................20 Raider Safe....................................................21, 50 S-Bus...................................................................50 Stress: How vulnerable are you? Take the stress test......................................46

Campus Compass Maps, Diagrams, & Bus Routes

Bus Routes: Times & Schedules.........................50 Campus Map & Citibus Routes.................... 52-53 Dan Law Field Seating Diagram.........................11 Jones AT&T Stadium Seating............................10 United Supermarkets Arena Seating...................11

Renting & Housing How to be a Wise Renter..............................36, 40


Student Government Association SGA Cabinet.........................................................8 SGA Officers..................................................... 3-5 SGA Senators.................................................... 6-7 Word’s Worth.......................................................3

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Word’s Worth From the SGA External Vice President As you step onto campus for the first time, you might whisper quietly to yourself, “I made it!” As a matter of fact, my fellow Red Raider, you definitely have! I am proud to welcome you to the greatest institution in the nation, Texas Tech University. During your time at Texas Tech, there is nothing that you cannot accomplish with hard work in and outside of the classroom. You will learn more about yourself in college than any other time in your life, form lifetime bonds with other students, and create memories that will last a lifetime. While the memories and good friends will last External Vice President, SGA forever, your time here will pass by quickly. I urge you to get involved Senior, on campus, study hard and often, and Energy Commerce major strive for honor in everything you do. from Flower Mound, Texas Texas Tech University is a Tier One institution at the forefront of “All glory comes from academic excellence with an emdaring to begin.” phasis on research and innovation to – Eugene F. Ware make the world better. Our student services, student resources, academics, research, athletics, and our beautiful campus facilities only scratch the surface of why Texas Tech produces leaders of industry and state. In this 41st edition of The WORD, I am proud to say our university remains focused on the pursuit of excellence and student success. The WORD remains an excellent resource for students learning the ins-andouts of your home here in the Friendliest City in America, Lubbock, Texas! In my official capacity as a liaison to the Lubbock City Council, I assure you our community leaders want nothing more than to see Texas Tech and its students succeed. Student Government is an organization for the students, by the students. Our purpose remains simple: to serve the students. When the students wanted the longest lazy river in the Big XII, SGA delivered. When students wanted an extension of winter break, SGA delivered. Our student organizations are some of the largest and most influential in the nation, and SGA proudly allocates $500,000 a semester to ensure they achieve their goals. We handle everything from student safety to campus transportation. Ben, Witt, Kevin and all the senators are looking forward to serving you this year. Don’t hesitate to stop by the SGA office on the 3rd floor of the SUB and say hi! With the Student Government Association and the entire Red Raider family at your side, the sky is the limit. Good luck, have fun and From Here It’s Possible! Strive for Honor,

Established as the campus community center in 1953, the Student Union Building remains the home and hub for the Texas Tech community to come together for entertainment, engagement and involvement.

Alex J. DeRossi

Alex J. DeRossi External Vice President, SGA

Student Union offers: • • • • • • • • • •

Banking and ATM Machines Copy Mail Services Free Activities for Students Meeting and Study Rooms Military, Veterans and Family Lounge Places to Eat Ticket Booth (Select-A-Seat) TV Lounge and Games Area University Bookstore Wireless Internet

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Ben Sharp

President Senior, Economics major from Borger, Texas

The SGA works to represent students’ interests and concerns to the administration, the Lubbock community and local and state governments. The PRESIDENT heads the Executive Branch and is the spokesman for students to the Board of Regents, administration, the community, and national organizations. Other duties of the president include establishing goals and priorities for the SGA; submitting and administering the SGA budget; and appointing and overseeing a Cabinet, Supreme Court, and nearly 150 members of university committees. The EXTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT has many responsibilities in regard to the students of Texas Tech University, the Lubbock community, and even the State of Texas. These wide-ranging duties include serving as a liaison between the student body and the city of Lubbock, facilitating transportation in-and-around campus, coordinating communication efforts, and serving as vice-chair of the President’s Cabinet. Duties also include the supervision of all Student Government Association publications and also involve a close working relationship with local and regional governments.

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The Internal Vice President serves as the liaison between the Executive and Legislative Branches. The Internal Vice President is President of the Student Senate and runs the bi-weekly senate meetings. In these meetings, the SGA and the senators work together to discuss, write, and pass legislation to better the university. The Internal VP works alongside the senators to see that they are working hard to create the change all students at Texas Tech want to see. The SGA and its senators allocate funding to all student organizations. The Internal VP also works with the executive members to accomplish goals within the exec team that include improving student safety, equality, and transparency between the students and SGA. The VICE PRESIDENT OF GRADUATE AFFAIRS works to assist graduate students in different areas such as, but not limited to, academics, services, programs, research, and grants. The Graduate Affairs VP assists the President and other officers of the Student Government Association in making decisions for the student body, focusing on the needs of the graduate student. He/she also is a liaison between the SGA and graduate counsels within academic departments.

“Decisions are made by those who show up” - Harry Truman

Welcome from the SGA President Welcome to the Red Raider Family! Congratulations on joining such a prestigious and vital institution. From your first day of classes, to graduation, to whatever comes after, you are officially a Red Raider. I encourage you to take great pride in this fact because Texas Tech takes great pride in you. We truly believe from here your dreams, whatever they may be, are possible. This is an extremely exciting time to be a Red Raider. An addition to the business school, the new sports performance complex, and a new residence hall are all physical representations of the progress Texas Tech is enjoying. Our recent designation as a Tier One institution, the inauguration of Dr. Lawrence Schovanec as the 17th President, and athletic successes also bode well for the future of this great university. The Student Government Association would like to be among the first to tell you how excited we are to have you here. As representatives of the student body, our purpose is to convey the concerns and ideas of students to administration. This year, we are excited to be working on improving the RaiderGate tailgating experience, improving the SafeRide services provided to students, as well as hosting events designed to promote safety, diversity, and inclusion on campus. We will also be working on many other initiatives and opportunities the year is sure to present. I am often asked, “If you could give one piece of advice to students, what would it be?” My answer is always the same: Get involved! There are so many opportunities Texas Tech offers to pursue your passion. Whether athletic, academic, or artistic, Texas Tech has a student organization where you can belong. Your college is experience is what you make of it, and that begins by doing the things you’re passionate about! My office is in Room 302 of the Student Union building, and we are always ready and willing to work for you. Please come visit us and let us know how we can be working for you. Wreck ‘Em Tech! Ben Sharp President, SGA

Witt Westbrook

Internal Vice President, SGA Junior, Energy Commerce major from Stephenville, Texas “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

Kevin Koestler

Vice President for Graduate Affairs, SGA Graduate student, Business Administration from Carrollton, Texas

“I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was” - Ash Ketchum

From the Internal VP

From the Graduate VP

Welcome back to campus Red Raiders! Many of you are taking your first steps on campus as a Red Raider, while others are returning for another successful year in Lubbock, Texas. It is an exciting time to see the Red Raider family back together once again. There is no better place to call home than Texas Tech University, and no better time than now to become a Red Raider. Texas Tech is “boomin & movin” in all aspects. From being recognized as a Tier One University, to our student enrollment being higher than ever, it is evident that “from here, it is possible.” As your Internal Vice President, I look forward to not only representing each one of you, but also working alongside each other to help better our campus. There are so many opportunities for change here at Texas Tech, and with our hard-working and caring administration and Student Government Association, I know we can leave Tech greater than we found it. As Internal VP, I work closely with the senators who serve to represent each individual college in the university. It is my goal this year to see that Student Government is transparent with the student body as a whole. Our senators will work for you to see that campus safety, diversity, and equality for each Red Raider is better than it has ever been. It is also my goal to work alongside the many organizations across campus to see that they are satisfied and are allocated the funding they need to make an impact within our community, and even across the world. There is no time greater than now that we as Red Raiders have to come together as one. We have such a great opportunity to set an example for the rest of the world, and how to work with one another. I hope you see this display of work ethic, and unity I am talking about radiate from our SGA. I truly believe we can make a huge impact at Texas Tech just by holding ourselves accountable and leading through our actions. There is something special about the Red Raider family. Nowhere else will you find a university made up of such driven, diverse, and empowered students and faculty. I look forward to new relationships being formed, and to the lasting changes we will all work together on this upcoming year. Go Raiders!

What an exciting time to be a part of the Texas Tech University family! The Student Government Association is excited to serve the students during this 52nd session with a focus on creating a sense of safety, support and community through student-driven initiatives. As a representative of the student body, particularly the graduate students, the Office of the Vice President for Graduate Affairs will work diligently to provide graduate students with the tools for success in all of their endeavors. We will continue to create a better and more comfortable academic environment for graduate study and research. Most importantly, we will strive to serve the students as an integral advocate for your needs, wants, and concerns. Texas Tech is a rapidly growing institution with many opportunities. I implore you to take advantage of the resources and opportunities provided at Texas Tech. SGA funds 225+ organizations, which encompass a wide variety of purposes. Being involved in extracurricular activities on campus is a great way to personally develop, create lasting friendships, and contribute to our inclusive community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or anyone in SGA for assistance. We have an open-door policy and are located on the third floor of the Student Union building. Together we can continue to create a better experience at Texas Tech University. Wreck ‘Em Tech! Kevin Koestler Vice President for Graduate Affairs, SGA

Witt Westbrook Internal Vice President, SGA / 2016-2017


Your 2016-2017 Senators Walker Carson

Emily Fouts

Alec Winfrey

Rebecca Barnes

Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Sciences


Andrew Dallenbach

Kadeem Archer

Alex Arnold

Colton Eaton

Krystal Garcia

Payton Gregory


Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Gavin Jones

Klara Keim

Robbie Meyer

Stacie Moss

Dhruv Patel

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Byron Oraijiato

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

Sara Sorge


Theodora Winter

John Michael Getz

Taylor Gore

Hunter Hall

Kelsey Holt

Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences





Jacob Howle

Larken Lundgren

Alissa Payne

Sterling Shrum

Haley Sparks




Bryce Winfrey



At-Large / 2016-2017

Katy Fiorello

Brooklynn McKinney

Shelby Rose

Roshan Bimali

Seth Boettcher

Taylor Hicks







Joshua Lake

Taylor O’Hair

Katrina Wagman

Shelby White

Chelsea Clark

Dylan Lewis







Matt McCutchen

Bryce White

Emily Jenkins

Farah Mechref

Micah Adams

Aaron Castillo



Honors College

Honors College

Human Sciences

Human Sciences

Natasha Ceasar

Palak Ghetiya

Olivia Latham

Landon Currier

Shay McMullan

Courtney Plunk

Human Sciences

Human Sciences

Human Sciences

Media & Communication

Media & Communication

Media & Communication

Nathan Brown

Travis Carnes

Hope Haber

Caleb Richardson

Andrea Urias

Rawls College of Business

Rawls College of Business

Rawls College of Business

Rawls College of Business

Rawls College of Business / 2016-2017


2016-2017 SGA Cabinet Evonne Heredia Chief of Staff

Deputy Chief of Staff

Bucky Daws

Devin DeLapp

Justin Dumbeck

Even Estes

Director of Finance

Director of Public Relations

Director of Fraternity Relations

Attorney General

Sean Lewis

Wes McCutcheon

Arjun Ogale

Tyler Parnell

Lauren Schulman

Director of Outreach

First Year Engagement

Director of Political Affairs

Director of Sorority Relations

Director of Ambassadors

Dre’Quan Colquitt

Thad Brock

Tanner Luchrs

Director of Special Projects

Director of Diversity

Klara Keim Director of Freshman Leadership Association

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2016 Texas Tech Football Schedule


2016- 2017 Volume 41 The Texas Tech SGA Students Guide The 41st edition of The WORD was produced through the efforts of many people. Each summer Texas Tech students from the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech intern for The WORD and gain valuable knowledge in their chosen career fields.

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Sep. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 29 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 25


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● BIG 12 Conference Games


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The Matador Song Texas Tech University School Song Fight, Matadors, for Tech! Songs of love we’ll sing to thee. Bear our banners far and wide, Ever to be our pride. Fearless champions ever be, Stand on heights of victory. Strive for honor evermore. Live long the Matador!

Volleyball Schedule Aug. 26 Univ. of Colorado, Portland, Ore. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 Long Beach State Univ., Portland, Ore. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 27 Portland State Univ., Portland, Ore. 9:30 p.m. Sep. 2 South Dakota State Univ., Fargo, N.D. 10 a.m. Sep. 2 North Dakota State Univ., Fargo, N.D. 7 p.m. Sep. 3 Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D. 7 p.m. Sep. 5 UTEP, Lubbock 6 p.m. Sep. 9 Abilene Christian, Lubbock 12 p.m. Sep. 9 Stephen F. Austin, Lubbock 6 p.m. Sep. 10 UTRGV, Lubbock 12 p.m. Sep. 10 Oral Roberts, Lubbock 6 p.m. Sep. 14 Rice, Houston, Tx. 7 p.m. Sep. 15 Texas State, San Antonio, Tx. 1 p.m. Sep. 16 UTSA, San Antonio, Tx. 6 p.m. Sep. 21 TCU*, Fort Worth, Tx. TBA Sep. 24 West Virginia*, Lubbock. 1 p.m. Sep. 28 Baylor*, Waco, Tx. 6 p.m. Oct. 5 Kansas State*, Lubbock 6 p.m. Oct. 8 Kansas*, Lawrence, Kan. TBA Oct. 12 Oklahoma*, Lubbock 6 p.m. Oct. 15 Iowa State*, Ames, Iowa 1 p.m. Oct. 21 Texas*, Lubbock 6 p.m. Oct. 26 Kansas*, Lubbock 6 p.m. Oct. 29 West Virginia*, Morgantown, W. Va. TBA Nov. 2 Baylor*, Lubbock 6 p.m. Nov. 4 Iowa State*, Lubbock 6 p.m. Nov. 12 Oklahoma*, Norman, Okla. TBA Nov. 16 Texas*, Austin, Tx. TBA Nov. 19 TCU*, Lubbock 1 p.m. Nov. 26 Kansas State*, Manhattan, Kan. TBA

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Fight Song

Fight, Raiders, Fight! Fight, Raiders, Fight!

Fight for the school we love so dearly.

You’ll hit ’em high, you’ll hit ’em low.

You’ll push the ball across the goal,

Tech, Fight! Fight!

We’ll praise your name,

Boost you to fame.

Fight for the scarlet and black.

You will hit ’em, you will wreck ’em

Hit ’em, wreck ’em Texas Tech!

And the victory bells will ring out.












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Be a good Sport







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The Red Raiders made it back to the College World Series this spring. This was Tech’s second trip in the past three years. The Raiders’ started their run in Omaha by knocking out No. 1 top-seeded Florida, with a 3-2 win. The Red Raiders moved on to an elimination game against Coastal Carolina where they were defeated 7-5. Overall, their win-loss record for the season was 47-20. 47 is the most wins the Red Raiders have seen since 1996. The Red Raiders earned a No. 4 national ranking in a final poll which is the highest Texas Tech baseball has ever had. Before heading to the College World Series, Texas Tech clinched its first Big 12 regular-season title since 1997. Previously, eighth was the highest national ranking Tech had ended with in 2014. The Red Raiders had a victorious season and will be a force to reckon with in 2017.

It is common for sports fans to have a lot of pride and commitment to the players. Be excited for your team, but catch yourself before you take it too far. / 2016-2017



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2016-2017 Men’s Basketball Schedule NON-CONFERENCE GAMES Nov. 4 Missouri Western #

Lubbock TBA

Nov. 11 Houston Baptist

Lubbock TBA

Nov. 15 North Texas

Lubbock TBA

Nov. 19 Eastern Kentucky *


Nov. 22 Auburn**

Cancun, Mexico TBA

Nov. 23 Purdue/Utah State**

Cancun, Mexico TBA

Nov. 25 Idaho State*

Lubbock TBA

Nov. 30 Incarnate Word

Lubbock TBA

Dec. 3 Rice

Lubbock TBA

Dec. 7 Texas-San Antonio

Lubbock TBA

Dec. 14 Nicholls State

Lubbock TBA

Dec. 17 Richmond

Richmond, Va. TBA

Dec. 21 Longwood

Lubbock TBA

Game times subject to change. # Exhibition Event * Cancun Challenge Regional Rounds ** Cancun Challenge Championship Rounds 12 / 2016-2017



Dec. 30 Iowa State Ames, Iowa 3 p.m. Jan. 3 West Virginia Lubbock TBA Jan. 7 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. 6:15 p.m. Jan. 10 Kansas State Lubbock TBA Jan. 14 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 TCU Lubbock TBA Jan. 21 Oklahoma State Lubbock 1 p.m. Jan. 25 Baylor Waco TBA Jan. 28 LSU (non conference, Big 12/SEC Challenge) Lubbock 1 p.m. Feb. 1 Texas Austin 8 p.m. Feb. 4 Oklahoma Lubbock 6 p.m. Feb. 7 TCU Fort Worth TBA Feb. 11 Kansas Lubbock 1 p.m. Feb. 13 Baylor Lubbock 6 p.m. Feb. 18 West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. 1 p.m. Feb. 20 Iowa State Lubbock 6 p.m. Feb. 25 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. 1 p.m. Mar. 1 Texas Lubbock 8 p.m. Mar. 4 Kansas St. Manhattan, Kan. TBA Mar. 8-11 Big 12 Tournament

Kansas City, Mo.




Dec. 29 Texas



Jan. 1

Oklahoma State



Jan. 4

Iowa State




Jan. 7

Kansas State

Manhattan, Kan.



Jan. 11 West Virginia



Jan. 14

Nov. 6

Midwestern State



Nov. 13

North Dakota



Nov. 17

Texas A&M

College Station

Nov. 20

New Mexico


Nov. 25 Nov. 27

Miami Tournament Miami, Fla. Fordham Miami Tournament Miami, Fla. Miami / Grambling State

Nov. 29

Prairie View A&M


Dec. 3


Fayetteville, Ark.

Dec. 7



11 a.m.

Dec. 14

Central Arkansas



Dec. 18

Alcorn State



Dec. 22

UT Arlington



1 p.m. TBA

TBA 2 p.m.

Norman, Okla.


Jan. 21 Texas




Jan. 25 West Virginia

Morgantown, W. Va.


Jan. 28 Kansas

Lawrence, Kan.


Feb. 1

Kansas State



Feb. 4




Feb. 8


Fort Worth


Feb. 11 Oklahoma



Feb. 15 Iowa State

Ames, Iowa


Feb. 18 Kansas



Feb. 22 Oklahoma State

Stillwater, Okla.


Feb. 25 Baylor



Feb. 27 TCU



Mar. 3-6 Big 12 Tournament Oklahoma City, Okla. / 2016-2017




2015-2016 Lady Raider Basketball Schedule


Women’s Soccer Schedule Final Exam Schedule – Fall 2016

Friday, December 9 EXAM TIME 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. 7:30 to 10:00 p.m

Saturday, December 10 EXAM TIME 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

WHO TAKES EXAM 11:00 a.m. TR MATH 1300, 1320, 1330, 1331, 1420, 1430, 2300; ME 2302 11:00 a.m. MWF IE 2324; 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 p.m. MWF ACCT 2300; ME 2301, 3403; Friday night only classes; graduating seniors WHO TAKES EXAM 9:30 a.m. TR 8:00 a.m. MWF 12:30 p.m. TR CE 3303; PHYS 1403, 1404; ISQS 3344 ACCT 2301; ME 2322; 5:00, 5:30 p.m. TR; Thursday night only classes; Saturday only classes

Monday, December 12 EXAM TIME 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

WHO TAKES EXAM 9:00 a.m. MWF SPAN 1507, 2301, 2302, 2607 2:00 p.m. TR 3:00 p.m. MWF BIOL 1403, CE 2301; 6:00, 6:30 p.m. MWF; Monday night only classes

Tuesday, December 13 EXAM TIME 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

WHO TAKES EXAM 10:00 a.m. MWF MATH 1321, 1451, 1452, 1550, 2450 1:00 p.m. MWF 3:30, 4:00, 4:30 p.m. TR CHEM 1307, 3310; Tuesday night only classes

Wednesday, December 14 EXAM TIME WHO TAKES EXAM 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. TR 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CHEM 1301, 1305, 1308, 3305 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. MWF 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. MW 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. ECO 2301, 2302, 2305; 6:00, 6:30 p.m. TR; Wednesday night only classes

For future final exam schedules, go to: schedule/final_exams.php 14 / 2016-2017

Aug. 19 Aug. 21 Aug. 26 Aug. 28 Sep. 2 Sep. 4 Sep. 9 Sep. 11 Sep. 16 Sep. 18 Sep. 23 Sep. 25 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 28

University of New Mexico, Lubbock 7 p.m. Missouri State, Lubbock 7 p.m. Arizona, Lubbock 7 p.m. Northwestern University, Lubbock 7 p.m. University of California, Lubbock 7 p.m. Abilene Christian, Lubbock 1 p.m. Oral Roberts University, Lubbock 7 p.m. Apalachian State University, Boone, N.C. TBA. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Ca. 7 p.m. San Diego State, San Diego, Ca. TBA Kansas*, Lawrence, Kan. 7 p.m. Iowa State*, Lubbock 1 p.m. Oklahoma State*, Lubbock 7 p.m. Baylor*, Lubbock 1 p.m. West Virginia*, Morgantown, W. Va. 7 p.m. Texas*, Austin, Tx. 7 p.m. TCU*, Forth Worth, Tx. 3 p.m. Oklahoma*, Lubbock 7 p.m.

Bold face = home games * = conference games

Congress has pulled the plug on the funding for the James Webb Space Telescope – the successor to the Hubble. The James Webb Telescope can peer further into the universe than the Hubble, and perhaps see when the universe was being born. At any rate, it will definitely give us a better understanding of how our universe works. Now, let’s put things into perspective. The cost of the Telescope is roughly $6.5 billion. Sounds like a lot of money. Right? Well, did you know it costs roughly that same amount to fund the war in Afghanistan – for one month?! Think about it this way. We spent $850 billion taxpayer dollars to bail out the banks (TARP). That sum of money is greater than the entire 50-year running budget of NASA. So it’s obviously a matter of priorities. Would you rather we spend the money to discover the history of the universe, or bail out the banks? We’d love to hear your opinions. Visit us on Facebook, Texas Tech Word.

“The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. Often they become selffulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.” ― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

2016-2017 Academic Calendar FALL ‘16 SPRING ‘17 Residence Halls Open for Occupancy Last Day to Register or Withdraw Without Penalty Classes Begin Last Day to Declare Pass/Fail Intentions Advance Registration for Next Term Open Registration Begins No Exams Except Makeup or Scheduled Lab Exams Last Day of Classes Individual Study Day Final Examinations Semester/Term Ends Residence Halls Close (with exceptions) Commencement

Aug. 21 Aug. 26 Aug. 29 Oct. 31 Nov. 3 Nov. 22 Dec. 2-8 Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Dec. 9-14 Dec. 14 Dec. 15 Dec. 16-17

Payments & Refunds

FALL ‘16 95% Payment of Mandatory Tuition & Fees or Enrollment Aug. 22 in a Payment Plan Due Last Day to Drop a Course and Have Charges Removed Sept. 14 (not applicable to students dropping to 0 hours) Last Day to Withdraw and Receive Partial Refund Sept. 26

Jan. 15 Jan. 18 Jan. 19 March 29 April 6 April 26 May 4-10 May 9 May 10 May 11-16 May 16 May 17 May 19-20

SPRING ‘17 Jan. 12 Feb. 3 Feb. 15

Add/Drop • Withdrawal FALL ‘16 SPRING ‘17

Last Day to Add a Course Last Day to Drop a Course Without Academic Penalty Last Day to Drop a Course (counts against drop limit) Last Day to Transfer Between Colleges Last Day to Withdraw from the University

Sept. 1 Sept. 14 Oct. 31 Nov. 22 Dec. 2

Jan. 24 Feb. 3 March 29 April 2 May 4

Deadlines Related to Graduation

FALL ‘16 Last Day for Undergraduate Degree Candidates to Remove I and PR grades Nov. 30 Graduate School - Final Day to File Statement of Intent Sept. 23 to Graduate Graduate School - Last Day to Submit Defense Notification Sept. 30 Final Day to Order Invitations/Academic Regalia at Bookstore Oct. 24 Graduate School - Master’s Non-Thesis Comps; Last Day to Defend Thesis/Disssertation Oct. 21 Graduate school - Comprehensive Exam Reports Due Nov. 21 Graduate school - Last Day to Submit Final PDF of Thesis/ Dissertation, Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form Nov. 4 Graduate School - Last Day to Pay Thesis/Dissertation Fee Nov. 21 Graduate School - Last Day to Post Recital Program Nov. 4 Graduate School - Last Day to Remove Grades of I, PR or CR Nov. 21 Graduate School - Last Day to Submit Interdisciplinary Portfolio Reports Nov. 21

SPRING ‘17 May 5 Feb. 10 Feb. 22 March 22 March 31 April 26 April 7 April 26 April 7 April 14 April 26

Holidays & Vacation Days

FALL ‘16 Labor Day Holiday Sept. 5 Thanksgiving Vacation Nov. 23-27 Spring Vacation No Classes

SPRING ‘17 March 11-19 April 17

Faculty-Related Info Faculty on Duty Mid-Semester Grades Due via Raiderlink (5 p.m.) Raiderlink Available for Grading Grades Due for Graduating Students via Raiderlink (noon) Final Grades Due via Raiderlink (noon)

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The Wreck Hunger: Graduate & International Food Pantry was established at Texas Tech University in March 2016. The food pantry serves as a resource for graduate and international students.

experienced what it was like to not have access to healthy food or to not have enough food. A 2014 study conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama, found that approximately 14% of students

cause graduate students don’t go away,” Taylor said. “Food insecurity is more than just giving some-

Food insecurity is defined as “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.” The Wreck Hunger Pantry was formed to address food and nutrition insecurity among struggling graduate and international students. Ashlee Taylor, a doctoral student of Nutritional Sciences, recognized that many of her peers had witnessed or

on a college campus experience food insecurity. Taylor, food pantry coordinator, said during the summer months they saw 25-30 people a week. “We definitely feel like we should be open year round be-

one food. It’s a complex issue, and there are several levels there,” Taylor said. Aside from food pantry access, Wreck Hunger also provides nutrition information and community resources to people in need. Once a student signs-in, he can shop the pantry. The pantry items are based on a sticker point system and each visitor gets 15 points to shop with. Unlike some pantries that use a box system that determines what food is given, the Wreck Hunger pantry allows visitors to take whatever they need. They only regulate how many of the larger items can be taken. If a student has questions about what a food is and what it tastes like, pantry volunteers are available to answer questions. The pantry also puts out a food sample, so students can try different foods. The pantry is currently working with the Student Government Association to get a campus-wide pantry open to expand their reach to the undergraduate population.

The pantry is open every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. or by appointment. It is located in the Graduate Center on campus. An hour before the pantry opens, students can sign up to reserve their place in line or can just show up. The pantry also accepts appointments if the time period does not work for the individual. Donations to the pantry can be dropped off at the Graduate School, Graduate Center, International Cultural Center, and all entry stations on campus. A list of needed items is available online. Donations can also be made via the pantry’s wish list online with Amazon or WalMart. Interested volunteers can contact the pantry online. Some people make a monthly commitment or semester, or even one-time commitment.

“It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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Things to do in Lubbock

Despite being recently rated the number one most boring town in the United States by Movoto (by the way, who are they, and what do they know?), Lubbock is full of fun things to do year-round. From exploring one of the museums or simply going to the movies, your options are numerous.

Museum of Texas Tech

The Tech Museum offers educational, scientific, cultural, and research elements of the university.

Premiere IMAX

This theater located in the South Plains Mall is great to view any action and adventure flick, and is great for date night.

Stars & Stripes Drive-In

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Alamo Drafthouse

South Plains Mall

Get a taste of the past by going to see a double feature at Lubbock’s Drive-In Movie Theater.

The Alamo Drafthouse serves as a unique movie-going experience where not only can patrons purchase regular concession stand items but full meals and a plethora of beverages as well. Not only does the Drafthouse provide the newest films for viewing, but also hosts sing-alongs and quote-alongs to previously released movies.

Lubbock’s traditional movie theaters are also great, friendly places to enjoy a movie. They have movies in high definition and 3D.

Shopping sprees are always fun, and the mall contains a wide variety of stores to meet all of your material needs.


Grab your dancing boots and kick up your heels at various dance halls around town. (Continued)

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RING later Welcome to the Red Raider family! You have arrived at Texas Tech, just one of the many steps in your journey to “bear our banners far and wide.” It’s never too early to set your sights on another important milestone…earning the right to wear the Official Texas Tech Ring.

The Texas Tech Alumni Association has made it easy to save for your ring through the Ring Savings Program. Each semester you can set aside a refundable $75, which may then be applied toward the purchase of your Official Texas Tech Class Ring, upon eligibility.

To enroll and begin saving today, simply go to your Raiderlink account and click on the MyTech tab. Then sign up in the Official Class Ring section under Optional Services.

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Things to do The Science Spectrum and OMNI Theater

A great place for people of all ages to explore, the Science Spectrum hands-on science and technology museum features more than 250 interactive exhibits, West Texas’ only public aquarium, and daily live science shows.

National Ranching Heritage Center

Dedicated to preserving the history of ranching, pioneer life, and the development of the livestock industry in North America, the center is a great place to go exploring and learn about the American West.

Bayer American Museum of Agriculture This museum protects and remembers the history of farming in West Texas and the Panhandle. The collection ranges from household items to plows and tractors.

Buffalo Springs Lake

Lubbock’s own Oasis in the West is the perfect place for you and your friends to get away for the weekend on a camping trip, and go fishing and hiking. The lake provides a major recreation spot for the Lubbock area.

Lubbock Lake Landmark

An important archeological site and natural history preserve, the Lubbock Lake Landmark contains evidence of ancient people and extinct animals dating as far back as 12,000 years ago. It is a great place to visit in the summer and is an educational experience.

The Silent Wings Museum

Perfect for any fan of flying and World War II, the Silent Wings Museum is home to the history of World War II hang gliders and recognizes this part of history in a unique way.

Buddy Holly Center

This gem remembers an icon in musical history that is unique and special to Lubbock. The center remembers this singer and celebrates the accomplishments of other local artists.

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Things to do in Lubbock Wineries

Southwest Collection

Grab a group of friends and head out for a night of laser tag, cosmic golf, and go-karts. Located on Frankford Avenue, you are guaranteed to have a great time!

A gallery along the north side of the Southwest Collection building houses permanent displays as well as the other units of the University Library, including the University Archives, the Archive of the Vietnam Conflict, and the Library’s Rare Books Collection. The facility is also the home for editorial offices of the West Texas Historical Association and its annual yearbook. The Library’s 1688 Coronelli Globe is displayed in the rotunda. Upstairs the stacks area offers a climatecontrolled environment that provides a constant temperature and humidity as well as a positive ventilation outflow which helps preserve valuable books and documents.

Prairie Dog Town

Art Galleries

Carol of Lights

Lubbock Parks

The South Plains is home to several wineries, such as Caprock Winery and Llano Estacado Winery, and McPherson. Wine tastings are fun social events that everyone of age can enjoy and look forward to.

American Wind Power Center and Museum

This unique museum boasts a unique collection of over 100 windmills from around the world. The museum’s goal is to interpret the relationship between humans, the environment and technology through the history of wind power.

Panhandle South Plains Fair

Held for a week in the fall every year, the fair offers a multitude of rides and food treats for all to enjoy. The fair starts in late September each year.

The Corn Maize

From September through November, At’l Do Farms hosts the ultimate fall carnival. The farm boasts an impressive maze (The Fairy Tale Trail themed this year), hayrides, a petting zoo, a rock wall, and corn cannon.

The Depot District

Music fills the air as you walk the streets of the historic Depot Entertainment District, which is home to a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues.

Thunder Zone Family Fun

Watch nature’s clowns experience the trials and tribulations of everyday prairie dog life. At Prairie Dog Town, located in Mackenzie Park, the whole family will get a kick out of observing these little critters in their natural habitat.

One of Texas Tech’s oldest and most beloved traditions, Carol of Lights, begins the holiday season with the lighting of campus in early December. The event features caroling and is hosted by the Residence Hall Association.

Moonlight Musicals

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals entertains and inspires audiences with fun and exciting musicals at the Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park during summer, and Moonlight Broadway productions in spring and autumn. The amphitheatre is located at 413 East Broadway, 806-770-2000.

Lubbock has many talented artists who showcase their works the first Friday every month at the First Friday Art Trail. Guest artists, such as former Texas Tech player Baron Batch, are invited to display their work in the galleries around town.

Lubbock has more than 70 parks. Find a park near you where you can play Frisbee, jog, exercise, walk the dog, sunbathe, watch the people, or just watch a beautiful Lubbock sunset. One of the parks nearest campus is Tech Terrace Park at 23rd Street and Flint Avenue.

Skate Ranch

Get your groove on at the indoor skating rink open year around. Lace-up some skates and get fun exercise with friends.

“Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. Nothing that we despise in other men is inherently absent from ourselves. We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or don’t do, and more in light of what they suffer.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer / 2016-2017


Navigating the Tech website

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Having better

College is an exciting time for sexual education both in and out of the classroom. Today’s college dating culture includes a plethora of distinctions. There are the first dates that turn into last dates, the quick courtships that become even quicker engagements, long-distance high school sweethearts, and the hot and heavy hookups. With the hype of dating and meeting new people, it is easy to fall into the confusing culture of what sex looks like for you and those around you. Many college students are unable to clearly define what is sexual consent and therefore are also unable to accurately identify when sexual assault occurs. Because of this, rape and sexual assault are issues of concern on college campuses in the United States. In 2014, students and faculty at Texas Tech began to research and collaborate on the perceptions of college students regarding sexual assault and sexual consent. Define Your Line (DYL) was launched in 2015. DYL is a college student-driven, sexual consent education campaign promoting open and clear communication between

The most successful people are those that are good at plan B. James A. Yorke

Professor of Mathematics & Physics

Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases, that’s where it should stay. Christopher Hitchens

sexual partners, regardless of gender or sexual identity. DYL talks openly about sex in an effort to address common questions college students have about sexual consent and to elicit critical conversations about sexual communication. Confidence may help you to meet the cute guy or girl on campus. Self-respect allows you to decide what you do next. Defining your line looks differently for everyone. Some may choose to go all the way, while others make a personal decision to abstain.

Setting these boundaries for yourself ahead of time and defining your personal line will keep you safe and allow you to have better sex. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, it does not have to be a secret storm. You can anonymously email for answers and support. Visit for more information and tools to help you have better sex. #YesMeansYesAtTTU

Download Texas Tech’s free mobile safety app – Raider Safe on your phone. One feature allows one-touch calling to Texas Tech Police and 911. You will be able to anonymously submit crime tips to campus police. Designated contacts can receive alerts from you. Also, you can set a safety timer and provide a safety profile. Decide what information to share, should you be in an emergency situation. Have allergies? A medical condition? An aggressive dog? You can include these facts and more in your personalized profile. This profile is only accessible by emergency responders. / 2016-2017





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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10 Tips to Live a Healthy Lifestyle When you go off to college, you’re facing a lot of changes: new town, new people, new schedule, etc. Despite all the changes and adjustments, college isn’t the time to throw your healthy lifestyle out the window. Living a healthy lifestyle will only improve your overall quality of life--physically, mentally, and emotionally. Here are 10 tips to live a healthy lifestyle:

You don’t have to live off Ramen just because you’re a college student. You can find free food at a variety of events and can buy fast food on every corner, but those foods aren’t always the healthiest choices. In college you’re faced with a lot of opportunities to not eat healthy. You no longer have your parents reminding you to eat your vegetables or prepare dinner. Maintaining a balanced diet and eating in moderation is recommended. Make an effort to eat fruits and vegetables every day. If you’re living in the dorms take advantage of not having to cook for yourself and grab a healthy meal from the cafeteria.

It’s not cool to pull all-nighters. College students are infamous for pulling the “allnighter.” The truth is it’s a lot healthier to get some sleep. Whether you’re in bed by 10 p.m. or by 2 a.m. try to get your recommended 8 hours in. (without skipping class of course!)

Does the thought of going to the gym make you cringe? You don’t have to leave your dorm room to get a workout in. You can find a variety of at-home workout routines online on blogs, Pinterest, YouTube, and more. You don’t even need equipment! Bodyweight workout options are endless.

Schedule working out into your routine. The best way to have time to workout is to make time. Treat it as a blocked amount of time that you build into your schedule. If you have time

in your course schedule, add a personal fitness & wellness class, so you have a designated time built in. Classes include volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, jogging, and more.

Missing high school sports? Try intramurals. Intramurals won’t replace the experience of high school sports, but it gets pretty darn close. Not only are intramurals a great way to stay active, they’re an opportunity to meet new people and build relationships.

Prepare for success. You may often find yourself making unhealthy eating choices when you’re hungry and you don’t have any options near you. Always make sure to keep healthy snacks in your backpack and dorm room. When the hunger pangs get to you, then you have a snack readily available and are less likely to grab junk food.

Take advantage of the Rec Center. The Texas Tech Recreational Center offers a variety of group fitness classes (Yoga, Zumba, TurboKick, Power Cycle, Swim Fit, etc.), weight room, cardio equipment, the lazy river pool, the outdoor track, and more. College is the perfect opportunity to try new types of fitness activities. Use this opportunity to try out classes you haven’t tried before. You might find a new fitness passion.

Not only is your physical health important, so is your mental health. We often are our own worst critic—show yourself some love. College can get stressful and challenging at times on top of your personal life.

If you’re concerned about your mental health don’t be afraid to contact the Student Counseling Center.

Start small. If you start making drastic changes to your life to try to be “healthier,” it can be hard to stick with for an extended amount of time. For example, take the stairs in the Media and Communication building instead of the elevator, walk on campus instead of driving, go get groceries instead of watching another show on Netflix, and swap out that candy bar for a protein bar.

Find what feels good. Just because all of your friends love to go to that Zumba class, doesn’t mean that you have to do the same. If a cycling class is more your style, then do it. If eating dairy or gluten foods don’t bother your body then keep eating them. There’s no right or wrong formula, and everybody is different. So find what feels good for your body and keeps you motivated. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t something that happens overnight or within a couple of weeks. Starting small and finding ways to prioritize your health will help you find the right balance.

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Safety: Alternatives to guns

Top 10 ways to defend yourself without a gun Knowing how to defend yourself in today’s world is a necessary skill. These tips can give you confidence and assurance that you have the abilities and resources available if you’re ever being targeted.

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Take a self-defense class. Check out the selfdefense class held at the Texas Tech Recreation Center, as well as Raider MMA. Hold on to pepper spray or mace. The graduation gift your aunt got you may come in handy! Look over the directions, and be sure you know how to use it properly.

Always be aware of your surroundings whether you’re inside or outside. Know the location of blue light emergency phones on campus. Wearing headphones and constantly looking down at your phone can put you in danger. Park in a well-lit area at night and avoid empty parking lots. Don’t let your guard down, and be cautious.

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Get a taser or stun gun. You can carry one as long as the sole purpose of it is self-defense. A stun gun requires that you touch the attacker with it. A taser can be used up to 15 feet away from the attacker.

Never go out alone. Always go out with a group of friends and keep tabs on where your friends are. If you do go out alone, tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. Get a personal safety alarm keychain. You don’t always have time to open up your phone to dial 9-1-1. A keychain can be easily grabbed and can alert others in the area.

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Think of improvised weapons. Evaluate what items you commonly carry with you such as your keys, water bottle, purse/backpack, etc. Think of ways you can use them in a dangerous situation. Download a safety app on your phone. For fall 2016, Texas Tech is launching a free mobile app called, Raider Safe. One feature allows one-touch calling to Texas Tech Police and 911. You will be able to anonymously submit crime tips to campus police. Designated contacts can receive alerts from you. Also, you can set a safety timer and provide a safety profile.

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Always lock your car doors and your house. It may be convenient to leave your door open so your roommate or friends can easily get in and out, but that also opens the possibility of an unwanted intruder.

Develop a personal contingency plan for how you will handle emergency situations. Make a plan of action for any emergency whether it’s an intruder in your apartment or someone following you on campus. Having a mental plan in place will alleviate some of the stress and will help you navigate a situation with confidence. Keep in mind that avoiding danger is the key to selfdefense. By incorporating some of these tips into your life, you can potentially prevent an unwanted situation from happening to you!

Campus Carry Campus Carry is here. Senate Bill 11, also referred to as Campus Carry, allows licensed individuals to carry concealed handguns in certain areas on academic campuses. Within this bill, provisions allow universities to have some discretion in tailoring Campus Carry policy to fit the uniqueness of individual campus environments. House Bill 910, also referred to as Open Carry, legalized the open carry of handguns in Texas for individuals who have a concealed handgun license. The Open Carry legislation has some exceptions such as institutions of higher education. To carry on campus: Must have a LTC (license to carry) or a CHL (concealed handgun license). Weapon must be concealed at all times. Follow Penal Code 30.06 (exclusionary zones) For a list of exclusions see If you have a question about Texas Tech University’s Campus Carry compliance initiative, email your question to While this email box will be checked daily, please allow 24-48 hours for a reply as your question may require additional research. For training information and classes, contact Corporal Amy Ivey at: or 806-742-3931

Active shooter training Concerned about what to do if there is an active shooter on campus? Lt. Eric Williams of the Texas Tech Police Department provides guidance for surviving an active shooter situation. The following website takes you to the educational video:

Make informed, intelligent decisions about your personal and academic conduct.

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Family in your college life

By Christine Self Parent & Family Relations So, your parents and family members want to be involved in your Texas Tech experience? That’s perfectly OK! Parents and family members are more and more involved in their students’ higher education experiences. We want your family to be able to support your success at Texas Tech. Below are several ways your family can be involved in your college education while supporting you in your growing independence: Get your family connected with the Parent & Family Relations office. On the website,, your parents and family members can sign up for a free monthly newsletter, watch

Congress is full of lawyers

Have you noticed that most of our Congress men and women are mainly lawyers? Wouldn’t it be great if the halls of Congress were filled with people of diverse backgrounds? Maybe our country would be different if we had more chemists, physicists, engineers, teachers, business people, and biologists representing us – just to name a few. Maybe. Tell us your thoughts. Check us out on Facebook at Texas Tech Word.

helpful how-to videos to help your family know how to support you while you are here at Texas Tech, and find plenty of helpful resources. Your family can call Parent & Family Relations at 806-742-3630 any time they have questions, and we will help them find answers. Encourage your family to visit during Family Weekend in the fall. This is a wonderful time for you to show off your residence hall room or newly-decorated apartment, your friends, and your campus. It’s also a planned weekend when you can prepare to spend time with your loved ones. Your family can get discounted tickets to the Texas Tech football game, attend fun activities both on and off campus, participate in Texas Tech Parents Association events, and spend time with you. Visit for more information. Encourage your family to join the Texas Tech Parents Association at www. They can get involved with other parents and family members of Texas Tech students, participate in hometown chapter activities, and support student scholarships.

Your status as a college student means the way you communicate with your parents and family members is evolving. Here are some tips to help you help your family be supportive of you in your college journey:

Be open with your family about your academic progress, whether it’s good or not-so-good. Family members will share in your victories as well as offer support when you need it. Don’t be afraid to let your family know if you need help. At the same time, don’t let your parents take care of everything. When your parents give you guidance, act on it yourself. Meet with your instructor if you are having trouble in class, make appointments to visit campus departments who can help you, stay on top of academic advising each semester, and be prepared to make your own doctor’s appointments, for example. Keep the lines of communication about finances open. Talk with your family about your budget. Make sure you have a good understanding of who is paying for what while you are in college. It’s natural to vent to your family when things aren’t going great -- but remember to send that follow-up text when you have taken care of a problem. Family members can stay stressed about an issue you have already worked through if you don’t let them know about it. Parents and family members want the same thing for you that Texas Tech does -for you to be successful. Encourage your family to get involved and keep them informed about your college life so they can support you in your Red Raider experience.

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Bethany Alexander

Stephen Chamiok Stephen Chamiok is an advertising major in the College of Media & Communication. He is from Spring, Texas, and his graduation date is set for December 2016. Stephen hopes to have a career with a news station or a media agency.


Skylar Starbuck Skylar Starbuck is a master’s student in the College of Media and Communication from Clovis, N.M. Outside of school, you can find her working out at her local CrossFit box or photographing weddings on the weekends. Skylar graduates with her master’s in December and hopes to land a job in digital marketing.

Bethany Alexander graduated from the College of Media and Communication in August with a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations. A Fort Worth native and a self-proclaimed Lubbock local, she is excited to start her new career in Houston.

Interns from the Texas Tech

College of Media & Communication Each year – for more than 40 years - Word Publications has hired Texas Tech interns. Their ideas and contributions are what make The WORD Magazine possible. These interns are given hands-on experience in writing, selling, designing, and layout – tasks they may soon be asked to apply in the “real world.” But the most important thing they contribute is their knowledge of college life during their time at Texas Tech. In turn, they are made privy to the inner workings of an office environment – from answering the phone to handling walk-ins to running errands – whatever it takes to make things happen.

The publishing business can be demanding at times - and we at Word Publications are grateful to have the privilege to work with such outstanding students. Texas Tech has several career fairs held each year. Employers are looking for potential interns and/or employees to hire. If you are wishing to fulfill your intern requirements – and are looking for a place to work - please be sure to attend at least one of the many career fairs held at Tech each year. It’s a wonderful place for businesses to meet students, and it also serves as the first step toward an interview. Who knows, maybe you’ll be one of our future interns.

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The Seven Deadly Sins Pride


Gluttony Lust

excessive belief the desire for in one’s own others’ traits, abilities that status, abilities, interferes with or situation. the individual’s recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as vanity.


an inordinate an inordinate manifested in desire to craving for the the individual consume more pleasures of the who spurns love than required. body. and opts instead for fury. Also known as wrath.



the desire for the avoidance material wealth of physical or or gain, ignoring spiritual work. the realm of the spiritual. Also called avarice or covetousness.

My love for reading started when I was little girl. Before I went to bed at night or if I woke up a little early in the morning, I would pick up a novel and sink back into the world I was reading about. Now when I wake up, I reach for my phone. When I go to sleep, my phone light is the last light I turn out. I love social media and the way it keeps me connected with friends, family, other people and brands. It’s an integral part of life as a 20-something. I could sing the wonders of social media from the rooftops if I wanted. That’s how much I love it. However, with the release of Instagram stories in early August, I found myself asking, “How much is too much?” I admittedly spend too much time scrolling through Instagram and watching Snapchat stories. How can I possibly keep up with Instagram stories, too? It may come down to Darwin’s survival of the fittest. Which social media apps fit best with your life? Despite my love for social media, I’m sure I’m not the only who craves simpler times. It’d be nice to go back to when I wasn’t so concerned or consumed with keeping up with the lives of other people. I’d love to go back to the time when, if I wanted to explore the world of other people, I just picked up a book. Not my phone.

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It is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent that survive. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.

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I know of no society in recorded history that ever suffered because its people became too reasonable.

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Keep The Faith Catholic Student Ministries Welcome to Lubbock, Texas Tech, and Raider Catholic. We are located at St. Elizabeth University Parish, just a block and a half east of campus on Broadway. Join us for a wide variety of activities in the student center. We are home to a vibrant and active community passionately seeking Jesus Christ. The Catholic student center is a “home away from home” for hundreds of students in Lubbock, and we welcome all. Raider Catholic excels at “Bringing the Good News to Texas Tech.” We are a community centered on the Eucharist and seek to spread the Gospel through education, stewardship, service, and fellowship in order to form passionate Catholic leaders. The student center provides a kitchen, lounge, video games, wireless internet access, pool table, offices, meeting rooms, and a library. The student center is open for programs, meetings, studying, or just hanging out. The parish cel-

ebrates a Mass at 5 p.m. each Sunday done by students and geared especially for students. To get the most out of your experience, attend as many events as possible. It is your choice to determine how much you wish to get involved here at the Raider Catholic. Christ is calling you to Him, and through Raider Catholic, you will grow in your relationship with Him. We sponsor events such as the Catholic Student Association, Bible studies, service projects, and social events. We offer retreats such as Encounter (designed for incoming freshmen and transfer students) and Raider Awakening. We also have the Diocesan Youth Retreat Team and Chi Rho, a coed service fraternity. We have a college chapter of the Knights of Columbus and the Women of Faith. Check us out at www.raidercatholic. org. Come be a part of something special.

Cru: The University Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ Cru...A Caring Community Passionate About Connecting People To Jesus Christ. We want to get to know you, so come hang out with us. We meet every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in the Hance Chapel on campus, at the corner of 17th and University. You can also get involved with one of our Bible studies (meeting on and off campus throughout the week). Look on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and online for CruAtTTU.

St. John’s United Methodist St. John’s United Methodist Church is a community of progressive Christians dedicated to making the world around us more like the Kingdom of God. Focused on full inclusion of all people, we celebrate the gifts and presence of everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education level, or gender identity. Experience a place where it is safe to question dogma and where challenging the status quo is not seen as rebellion.

Our services are at 8:15 and 10:30 Sunday mornings with Sunday School at 9:15. Our university group meets for a free lunch after the second service. Whether you need community service hours or feel a calling to help your neighbors, our ministries are open to all -- chancel and handbell choirs, food voucher program, homeless ministry, and community garden. All are welcome, all are celebrated, with Open Hearts, Open Arms, and Open Minds.

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Hotel Visits 101: How to make the most of it 1.

games, concerts, graduation, and other events.

Graduation is one of the biggest events for hotels in Lubbock each year due to families coming into town. For that reason, hotels fill up quickly and many hotel managers strongly suggest booking rooms for graduation several months in advance. Texas Tech has a tremendous impact on the hotels in Lubbock. Whenever there is a special event at Texas Tech, the impact on local hotels is huge.

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Whether it is graduation, move-in or sporting events, local hotels can expect to see higher than normal occupancy. Each hotel has restrictions on how far in advance those special events can be booked. Hotel visits can be stressful, but do not have


to be. If you do have the luck of booking a hotel room in Lubbock (or even out of town), here are some tips for getting the most out of any hotel stay.


Find out what facilities are available in advance. If there is a pool or exercise room, you will know to pack the necessary wardrobe items to enjoy both. Research the local attractions. Take ad- vantage of every opportunity to learn and explore different places. Take advantage of free services. In order to have more spending money for souvenirs, take advantage of complimentary services the hotel may provide, such as the continental breakfast because it will not cost you anything extra and provides a wide variety of options. Get some sleep. Sleeping in hotels can be challenging due to thin walls and loud neighbors. Try wearing earplugs to bed or turning on the air conditioner to produce some “white noise” to block out other sounds. If you are staying at a hotel that has bellmen, valet and concierge services, do not forget to tip them. An appropriate tip is one to two dollars. It is even acceptable to

tip the housekeeping staff if you are staying several days. The staff will appreciate that you recognize their services and will be more willing to assist you in the future.

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Post the “Do Not Disturb” sign outside your door before going to sleep so you will not have any early morning housekeeping visits. If a group is staying in the same hotel, request rooms close together so that you can leave for destinations together and are more accessible in case an emergency arises. If your hotel room has a kitchenette and you are staying for several days, make use of it. A home-cooked meal and night of relaxing while traveling is good for the body, soul and wallet. Be reasonable. Problems may arise during your stay that most of the staff has no control over.

While talking to the desk clerk or manager to resolve the issue, be polite. Yelling or being rude is not going to fix the problem any faster, nor will it make you very popular with the hotel staff. Remember that they are people too and are there to assist you. Do not make it more difficult for them.

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Find out what time check-in and checkout is. That way, you can make plans more easily. Find out if early check-in and late check-out is available as well, in case those would be more convenient for you.

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Graduation is probably a long way off for most of you, but it is never too early to start preparing for that important day. Believe it or not, there is a lot of detail that goes in to celebrating your accomplishments. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Find out your graduation date

These should be available in your college’s main office and your advisor’s office. Specific dates are set about a year in advance of your graduation. They can also be found online.

Attend a graduation meeting in your college

These meetings are required for all graduating students so they are aware of any paperwork they need to fill out as well as obtain any information about honor cords.

Make good grades

End your final semester with a bang by earning good grades to bring up your GPA. Sure, you are a senior and have senioritis, but making good grades ensures you won’t have any unpleasant surprises on graduation day.

Book your hotel accommodations

WAY IN ADVANCE! Hotel rooms fill up quickly in town, so don’t wait too long, or your family may have to travel from a surrounding town on the day of graduation.

Get your Ring

Whether it is the official Texas Tech University ring or a custom one from the various jewelers in town, it is important to have one so you can always remember and represent your college years. You have to complete at least 75 hours to qualify to purchase an official ring.

Order invitations

Whether you choose to send out formal announcements ordered from the alumni association or you order custom announcements from a local photographer, let your family know of your accomplishments.

RSVP for Graduation.

You have to confirm that you will be walking at graduation by a certain date; otherwise you will not get to walk the stage.

Purchase your cap and gown!

These are probably some of the most important things you need on graduation day, so don’t wait until the last minute to get them. Also, the longer you wait, the less likely they will have your size. If you plan on renting your regalia, there are late fees if you rent after the deadline. The university bookstore is the supplier of all grad attire.


Meet all of your graduation party needs. Cake, food, and decorations are necessities for every graduation party. Enjoy time with your family and friends.

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Impressions are important when you’re renting. When you meet with a realtor, look neat and be polite. Realtors aren’t going to treat you like a responsible adult if you don’t look and act like one. (Keep in mind, students are not a protected class, and property owners have the right to refuse to rent to students.) On your first visit, know what questions you want to ask. Here are some things you’ll need to know: Ask about maintenance. Who is responsible for the upkeep? What if something breaks? What if you break something?

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If you like what you see, the next step is to apply for the apartment or house.

Be financially prepared. Many places charge an application fee, and most require a down payment

or deposit or fee when you apply. (Do not apply for several different apartments or houses. Quite often, the deposits and fees are non-refundable.) You will need your social security card, driver’s license, employment information, contact information for current and past employers, and contact information of the management where you currently live. Renters may have income requirements to meet. These requirements vary from apartment to apartment and home to home. The management will also contact your employers and gather your current and past rental history to make sure you’re a responsible renter. In most cases, the management will also run criminal and credit background screenings to ensure you meet their rental qualifications. These screenings could be grounds for declining your application. Tip: if you have any criminal history, let the management know upfront. What if you don’t have any rental history? Most renters will be required to have a guarantor form signed. Usually, that is Mom and Dad so if you mess up, they are forced to pick up the tab. View this as an opportunity to build good credit.

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Learning life skills of managing money Money isn’t everything, but it is a part of daily life for the rest of your life. Mismanaged money leads to unwanted, stressful consequences, so it is highly useful to learn the life skills of money management and financial literacy sooner than later. Angela Mazzolini is the director of Red to Black, a program dedicated to helping students with their finances. She said students can start managing money with a money plan and realistic, tangible saving goals. “You don’t have to have a lot of money to start saving. Just start saving no matter how much it is,” Mazzolini said. When students practice saving during college, she said, it establishes healthy financial habits when they graduate. In addition to setting shortterm goals, she said students should think beyond gradua-

tion and create long-term financial goals. “(Money management) really is looking at the big picture and not just segments of the picture,” Mazzolini said. She said she suggests students meet with Red to Black peer coaches regardless of their financial situation. She also recommends students take a personal finance class. Dawn Abbott is the assistant director of the Personal Financial Planning Program. The program is dedicated to helping all Tech students become financially literate and offers classes for any Tech student who is not a personal financial planning major or minor. She said she encourages students to gain as much financial knowledge as they can by utilizing the resources Tech offers for gaining financial knowledge.

For students who are interested in investing, Abbott suggests they wait until they have a full-time job. “As a college student, you’re investing in your education,” Abbott said. “What you are investing in is human capital -- that’s all your skills, your ability, everything that you as an individual are going to take into the labor market and start trading for financial capital at some point.” She said the investment students make in their education will pay off for the rest of their life. Personal Financial Planning teaching assistant, Patrick Payne, studies risk taking and money satisfaction as a doctoral student candidate.

“The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit? Yes. Settle? Not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is an humbling and character-building experience. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve, and cherish, the pale blue dot; the only home we’ve ever known.” -- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

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Payne said Tech students who have considerable financial support from their parents

tend to have problems when they graduate because they have never had to budget their own money. “The hardship of having to do it all by yourself is a very learning and growing experience,” Payne said. Practical ways students can start becoming financially independent is to get a part-time job and start paying for gas, groceries, or various expenses to learn how to manage money, he said. It is also important, he said, to separate needs and wants and to learn how to live simply. “Focus on the things money can’t buy,” Payne said. “Learn to be content, and you’ll find you don’t need much money.”

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Engage in late-night bull sessions – You can really

learn about people at these times.

Keep a calendar -- Whether it’s on your phone, on a paper calendar, or posted on the refrigerator, keep up with what you must get done. Prioritize -- Make a list of what you need to do and number the items by what is essential 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. An all-nighter of partying and drinking may just spell disaster for that project you need to have completed by Monday. Set priorities.

Keep the faith -- Explore new churches or college groups. You may have gone to the Baptist church all your life, and that’s great. But learn about other religions. It just may make you stronger in your own faith. Set boundaries with your parents -- You’re in college and you want to succeed. Some parents want you home every weekend. If that’s what you want, too, then stay home and don’t go to college. If you’re constantly connected at home, you’ll miss out on what college life is all about -- new friends, new experiences, as well as learning and discovering new ideas.

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and boring, but you need to understand what you’re committing to.

You now have responsibilities. You have to keep things clean, whether you’re in an apartment or a house. If you’re in a house, keep your yard mowed. You have to remember to pay the rent and the utility bills on time, and if something breaks, you have to fix it or pay to have it fixed. Buy renter’s insurance. If something happens to your living space, it’s your problem. The owner is not responsible for things such as damage caused by natural disasters, fires, roof leaks, or break-ins, but renter’s insurance will cover those things. Talk to your insurance company about renter’s insurance, and make sure you understand everything they cover before you buy. It’s inexpensive and well worth it. Be a good neighbor. Be respectful of the people living near you, and remember, they can get you into trouble with your landlord and also with the law. Don’t trash the place. Be respectful of the space you are renting because if you tear up a house or an apartment, you’re destroying someone’s property, (which is called vandalism). Your credit and rental history will follow you wherever you go. If you do not pay rent or pay late, even for a good reason, that will always be on your credit history and will cause problems next time you want to rent or buy. Also, do not leave somewhere still owing money even if you disagree with the amount. If you don’t get that straightened out, later down the road it will affect your ability to rent or buy. Remember, being a good renter is your opportunity to build good credit and rental history. Take it seriously.

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According to Jefferson M Fish, Ph.D. of Psychology Today, “The total cost of putting a young adult in prison for a year – even for a non-violent crime like possession of marijuana – is roughly the same as the total cost of putting an age-mate through a year of college. So the question of where society wants to invest its money is clearly drawn.” My question is, “Is it really worth it?” I mean, is marijuana such a demon that folks need to be tossed into a prison with a bunch of true criminal types? Really?! If you think for one moment that the War on Drugs (so-called) is actually working, you might want to visit your local shrink because you’re crazy. It’s NOT working, and anyone with an iota of basic knowledge knows it. In the meantime, our prison populations are escalating, and the cost of a college education is, too. As a result, students have to borrow more and more money. Tax dollars are being misallocated. If you want to deal with the student debt crisis, you have to also reverse the policy of diverting funds from higher education to the War on Drugs. You might say, “Well that’s a stretch!” You might, but in my opinion there is a direct correlation.

Now, about marijuana …

Did you know that some of our most prominent businessmen, entertainers and cultural icons are marijuana users? Yes, it’s true. And some real “squares” in fact – like Rick Steves of Rick Steves Europe (host of one of the PBS travel shows). Then there’s the billionaire Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Airlines who wrote, “Put governments in charge, so that drug production, supply and use can be regulated via doctors, pharmacists and licensed retailers.” And of course we all know that Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon were users, not to mention the famous trumpet player, Louis Armstrong. What would life be like without such songs such as: Let It Be, Imagine, and What A Wonderful World? Just for the heck of it, I looked up some others who participate in marijuana usage, and the list was not only long, but quite 42 / 2016-2017

surprising. The NBA coach Phil Jackson, retired center for the Dallas Cowboys, Mark Stepnoski, the TV icon Ted Turner, and many many more. Turner’s CNN anchor Gwen Scott was quoted as saying, “Ted smokes pot daily in his office.” The famous actor Morgan Freeman was quoted as saying, “Never give up the ganja!” And Willie Nelson who said, “As far as marijuana is concerned, I’m the canary in the coal mine.”

and relied on taxpayers to foot the bill. Unfortunately, these tax dollars have gone to waste. In 1980 (again, according to the Drug Policy Alliance), the United States had roughly 50,000 people in jail for drug law violations – now we have more than a half million (500,000). Money funneled into drug enforcement has meant less funding for education, health, social services (have you noticed all the homeless on the streets

“The total cost of putting a young adult in prison for a year – even for a non-violent crime like possession of marijuana – is roughly the same as the total cost of putting an age-mate through a year of college."

- Jefferson M Fish, Ph.D.

I am by no means suggesting that you all go out and smoke pot. But it’s obvious that the aforementioned people above did not turn out to be street criminals because of their marijuana usage. For all we know, marijuana may have actually enhanced their abilities to succeed in their chosen fields. However, I do believe that there’s a place for good old-fashioned common sense. It’s a shame that so much money is being plowed into things such as the War on Drugs while students in colleges all over our country are drowning in debt ($1.3 trillion and counting, according to Forbes Magazine). The War on Drugs is just one more example of bureaucracy run amok. And unfortunately many of our state representatives and congress men and women don’t have the where-with-all to stop this moving train. Now, let’s back up a minute and see who is getting what money and where it’s being spent. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, over the past four decades, federal and state governments have poured over $1 trillion (that’s with a “t”) into drug war spending

of downtown Lubbock?), and public safety programs, which are struggling to operate on meager funding. Meanwhile, the Drug Enforcement Administration has an annual budget of $3 billion per year, and that’s according to their own website.

Back to Jefferson M Fish of Psychology Today…

“It might be argued that most people who go to college are different than most who get arrested for drugs – but this only strengthens the case for legalization and sentencing reform. That is, by diverting funds from the criminal justice system to higher education, society would be helping people who can’t afford college, and also helping those who would avoid prison and thereby have improved job prospects because they lack a criminal record. Society as a whole also would benefit by having a better-educated labor force.” On the other hand – with regard to student loans, take some responsibility – and DON’T BORROW more money than you (See A Lost War, Page 44)

Marijuana: What you need to know College is a time students experience new things. Consuming alcohol and marijuana are two substances frequently used by the college population. With discussions taking place across the U.S. on legalizing marijuana, it’s important to be informed on current laws in Texas. Here is what you need to know about marijuana. According to a survey conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, on an average day during the past year, 1,299 full-time college students used marijuana for the first time. Nearly 2 million full-time college students used an illicit drug in the past month, with 703,759 of those students using marijuana. According to Monitoring the Future study conducted by the University of Michigan, in 2014 the prevalence of marijuana was 6 percent lower among college students versus non-college individuals (34 percent, 40 percent). Comparing male and female use, annual marijuana use was higher among males than females (37 percent vs. 32 percent). Male college students had a daily marijuana use of 8.7 percent, while daily use among females was 3.9 percent. Among college students, daily marijuana use rose from 3.5 percent in 2007 to 5.9 percent in 2014. In 2000, annual prevalence of marijuana use reached a high of 36%, and in 2014 it remained at 35%.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Calling Your Parents

You’re finally off on your own in your first year of college. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. Finally, you are out of your parent’s house, and no one is telling you what to do. You no longer have your mom right there to ask how long should you cook something in the microwave or when your next test is in chemistry. Regardless of your dependence on your parents, there are some things you need to know how to do on your own and then know when to call your parents.

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have your parents contact your professors for you. As intimidating as it can be, your professor won’t be impressed if they receive an email from a student’s parent instead of the student.


call your parents to keep them updated on how you’re doing in your classes. If you’re struggling in a class or your grades aren’t looking great, let them know.


skip class or forget to turn in assignments. Someone, whether it’s yourself, your parents, or a scholarship, is paying for you to be at Texas Tech. Of course there will be times where you may be sick, but don’t start creating a habit of skipping class.


go to class and read your syllabus. A lot of emails to professors and teaching assistants can be avoided by reviewing the syllabus and paying attention in class. Manage your time wisely so you can be successful in your academics.


blow through your money. Create a budget and be mindful of what you’re spending money on.

Do call your parents when you have an

emergency money situation. Things happen that you aren’t prepared for, like emergency car trouble or an unexpected expense for your apartment.

(Continued from Page 42) ABSOLUTELY need! Yes, the Drug War isn’t working out – and yes, the government is obviously recklessly spending money like drunken sailors, and yes, you may be falling further and further into debt, but you might consider curbing your appetite for eating out, going to the bar, going to the movies, buying the latest gadget, etc. Only borrow the amount you need for tuition and books. In other words, pull your head out of your @&&! Make some sacrifices for God’s sake! In a perfect world, everyone would get a share of the pie. But that’s not how things work. There’s always going to be some bul-


call your parents every time you have an issue with your roommate. Have you talked to your roommate about it? See if you can solve the problem on your own before you put the problem on your parents who aren’t there.


your best to be a pleasant roommate. Set up a cleaning schedule to follow. Make your bed. Wash the dishes. Don’t be a total slob and inconsiderate of the other person you live with. Lastly, do call and text your parents to keep them updated on how you’re doing and to just say hi. As you grow in independence and self-sufficiency, your parents still need to hear from you and know how you’re doing.

ly lurking around who wants your piece, and it’s up to you to see that he doesn’t get it. I’m no longer a college student, but if I were, I would want my voice to be heard. So stand up and be counted. If you don’t agree with what Congress is doing with your (our) money, then start by writing your congressmen. If on the other hand you would like to see the Drug War continue – because in your opinion it’s a raging success - then tell your congressmen that as well. I don’t think he/she would believe you, but give it your best shot. We would like to hear your opinion. Check us out on Facebook at TexasTechWord.

Wi-Fi problems exist in some of the older buildings on campus. Your Student Government Association is aware of the problems and is working to rectify the situation during the coming year. Emily Fouts is a senator for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. “I’ve experienced Wi-Fi trouble nearly every day as a student with classes in older buildings,” Fouts said. “I know and understand how frustrating W-Fi connectivity can be. “Our goal as student senators is to improve Tech student’s overall education and experience at the university in whatever way we can. “At this time, I can’t report a specific

time the project will be completed, but know that we are working diligently to gather information and improve the situation. If any students know of specific areas that need improvement, contact your SGA senator with information so they can ensure all areas are up to par. SGA and student senators are here to help students with whatever questions or concerns they may have about their experience at Texas Tech. Students wishing to speak to their individual college senators about facility improvements or ideas,  may contact their individual senators at  https://www.depts. php or

Two college students from different schools are standing around outside an upcoming Big 12 football game when one turns to the other and says, “I’ll bet you a $100 our football coach makes more money than yours.” “Oh yeah”, says the second one. “I’ll bet our chancellor makes more money than yours!” “Oh yeah”, the first one says. “I’ll bet our Jumbotron is bigger than yours!” “Oh yeah,” the first one retorts. “I’ll bet our students are further in debt than yours are!” Just before the fight breaks out, the first student says to the second one, “Do you see something wrong with this picture?”

Know the consequences of consuming marijuana

(Continued from Page 43) abused. Due to its classification as a Schedule 1 drug, marijuana is not approved to be used for medical research. Studies have been conducted, but it requires a rigorous process to get federal approval.

What’s legal in Texas:

Currently, the Texas Compassionate Use Act (CUA) legalizes low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabis oils as treatment for certain medical conditions. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating component of marijuana, and it is known to treat epilepsy and other medical conditions. To qualify for the CUA program, patients must be a resident of Texas and diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. The decision to be prescribed low-THC cannabis is solely up to the patient’s physician. For now, three licensed dispensaries

will distribute the low-THC cannabis and should be approved by Sept. 2017. Despite the new CUA, the program is still in development and has yet to begin accepting patient applications. Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, District of Columbia, and Colorado have all legalized marijuana for recreational use. 20 other states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Aside from the CUA, Texas is one of many states that have not taken steps to legalize marijuana, for either recreational or medical use.

What’s the difference between medical and recreational marijuana?

THC and CBD are common acronyms used in the marijuana world. Cannabinoids are chemicals in marijuana. More than

100 of these cannabinoids are present in a marijuana plant. THC and CBD are two of those. THC, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that alters the mind and gets people high. The potency of marijuana is determined by the amount of THC present. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another chemical found in marijuana that does not affect the mind or behavior. A few of the benefits of CBD is that it can reduce pain and inflammation, and control epileptic seizures. The purpose of this article isn’t to be for or against marijuana in any way. It’s simply informing you of the current laws and consequences. In case you are still wondering, at Texas Tech illegal use of drugs is a violation of federal, state, local laws, and Texas Tech policy. / 2016-2017


Get Help! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  ____ 8. I am the appropriate weight for my height. 1 2 3 4 5 ____ 9. I have an income adequate to meet my basic expenses. Almost Always


____ 10. I get strength from my religious beliefs. ____ 11. I regularly attend club or social activities. ____ 12. I have a network of friends and acquaintances.

____ 1. I eat at least one hot, balanced meal a day. ____ 2. I get 7-8 hours of sleep at least 4 nights/week.

____ 13. I have one or more friends to confide in about personal matters. ____ 14. I am in good health (includes eyesight, hearing, teeth).

____ 3. I give and receive affection regularly.

____ 15. I am able to speak openly about my feelings when angry

____ 6. I smoke less than half a pack of cigarettes a day.

____ 4. I have at least one relative within 50 miles on whom I can rely. or worried. ____ 16. I have regular conversations with the people I live with about ____ 5. I exercise to the point of perspiration at least twice/week. ____ 7. I take fewer than five alcoholic drinks a week.

domestic problems (e.g. chores, money, daily living issues).

____ 17. I do something fun at least once a week. ____ 18. I am able to organize my time effectively. ____ 19. I drink fewer than three cups of coffee (or tea or cola) a day. ____ 20. I take quiet time for myself during the day. ____ Subtotal – 20 = TOTAL ________

To get your score:

Add up the numbers. Then, subtract 20. Any number over 5 indicates a vulnerability to stress. You are seriously vulnerable if your score is between 25 and 55, and extremely vulnerable if your score is over 55.


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College is a place to broaden one’s horizons. Until I attended Texas Tech, I thought everyone must be like the people I’d been hanging around back in my small hometown. You know, conservative types with a love for guns, booze, and slightly off-colored jokes. Then, the first day of school - in my dorm dining hall - I met a guy from China who told me about Mao Tse-tung. I’d heard the name, but knew nothing about the man. I wasn’t converted – no, far from it, but I was educated about an ideology I knew nothing about. Shortly thereafter I attended a philosophy class in which the professor was talking about the possibility of multi-universes. I’d never heard that term, and it blew my mind to think that such a thing even existed. Wow…the earth isn’t flat after all! And all this time I thought the sun was rising and setting each day (just kidding). One of the most educating things about getting an education is meeting people from all over the world -- Muslims,

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Jews, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, etc. In the world I’d been living in, everyone went to one of the big three churches around town – Methodist, Baptist or Church of Christ. Yes, there was an occasional Catholic thrown in for good measure, but it was mostly the Big Three that set the standards, provided the boundaries of right ‘n’ wrong, took us on ski trips, and threatened us with hell. And then there was the proverbial Texas high school football coach – a ‘leader of young men’ who said things like: “Give ‘em hell”…. and “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over” … and “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a failure” … and stuff like that. But I digress. College was also a place where I discovered that I wasn’t all that special. Indeed, I was average. Well, maybe a little below average. I was just another primate the world did not revolve around. And it was eye-opening to find out that not everyone voted for George W. Bush, like my parents had. And not only that, but some of my fellow students were

Democrats. Actual Democrats! I didn’t know there were any left in the Lone Star State – until I went to Tech. And I’ll be damned, some of them had some pretty good ideas about social issues, the federal budget, defense spending, and so on. I found myself questioning my own parents. This was some pretty spooky territory. I mean, could they have been wrong about everything? Well, not exactly, but they were – as it turned out – wrong on a good number of things. Could this be? My own parents – the Fox “news” junkies? Surely they suspected I might meet some new people in college – and people that might have an influence on their sweet little boy. But yes, it happened. I began to think for myself. What a concept. It had never occurred to me that I might have some thoughts about things that had never before surfaced in my mind. And the more people I met and talked to, the more I began to realize that college was indeed a place of “higher education” – but not the sort of

higher education I was expecting. I was taking the entry-level courses such as political science, English, history – and so on, but I had no idea my real education would be coming from the people I was meeting. How enlightening! I was thrilled. And I began to question everything – my parents, my old high school teachers, the political parties, old friends – and even the existence of a male God. I began to realize that just because I’d been indoctrinated by thoughts and beliefs, I didn’t have to stay there. I could – as it turned out, move on with my life. I also realized that questions – large and small, would continue to come my way, but I would welcome those questions with more of an open mind. Thank you, Texas Tech – for pulling me out of a dusty old box. The multi-cultural experiences you gave me will live with me until the day I die, and for this - I am eternally grateful. Wreck ‘em!



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Dining Guide Caprock Café

Caprock Café is a favorite sports bar for Lubbock locals. Known for the coldest beer and biggest burgers, Caprock Café is a popular spot to gather to watch a Texas Tech football game or to meet to celebrate after. Their half-pound charbroiled burgers and twisted taters are a local favorite! Craving Mexican food? Try their Pecos Queso and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. You won’t be disappointed. They were voted Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s “Best Place to Have a Beer” and “Best Bar.” Caprock Café has two locations, 3405 34th St, and 5217 82nd. They’re open Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Domino’s Pizza

With eight locations offering delivery to Tech, around the city and Levelland. 7633030 (2510 Marsha Sharp Frwy.); 762-8484 (2113 50th St.); 792-3030 (4921 34th); 792-3816 (5407 4th St.); 741-8000 (1708 Parkway Dr.); 794-5000 (5815 82nd); 7015700 (4031 130th & Quaker), and 8943030 (409 E. Hwy 114 - Levelland). Offering delivery for more than 50 years nationally has given Domino’s the edge in the pizza delivery market. Pan Pizza, Classic Hand-Tossed, Thin Crust, Buffalo Wings, Bread Sticks & more. See our coupons.


Legends Pizzeria Grill & Chill offers a menu of pizza, burgers, and beer. They’re known for their delicious Chicago Style Pizza. Legends will keep you entertained with live music, pool, and darts. Don’t miss out on their student and teacher discounts!

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Legends is located on 5015 University Ave. They are open Monday 4 p.m.-2 a.m. and Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.


Orlando’s has been serving the Lubbock area since 1965 and is known for having the best Italian food in town! They offer an innovative Tex-Italian menu of pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Where else can you order Mafia Queso to go along with your bowl of spaghetti? Orlando’s offers a speedy take-out service that allows your order to be delivered straight to your door. They were voted Lubbock Avalanche Journal’s “Best Italian” and “Best Take-Out”. Orlando’s has two full-service restaurants on 2402 Ave. Q. and 6951 Indiana Ave. They’re open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Pecan Grill at the Overton Hotel

You really will find great dining in Lubbock at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. Hearty breakfasts, indulgent lunch dishes, and tasty dinner fare. For reservations call 806-776-7010.

Rosa’s Cafe

Fajitas, Friends & Fun. Rosa’s Cafe is the place for great-tasting fajitas! The entire menu is made from scratch each day for a taste that’s truly unique. We invite you to enjoy one of West Texas’ dining traditions! Mesquite-grilled fajitas, homemade tortillas, complete Mexican menu & specialties. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays & Saturdays.

Rosa’s Café & Tortilla Factory – 5103 82nd, 794-2285; 3115 50th, 784-0100; 4407 4th 785-5334; 5020 Milwaukee, 7920015.


There are 34 locations in Lubbock and the surrounding area to get your favorite meal made fresh just for you. Choose any sandwich from the menu, including a fresh toasted sub or one of the many fresh fit subs with less than 6 grams of fat, prepared with the freshest ingredients on baked gourmet bread. Subway also offers 6-foot party subs and sandwich platters. Most locations open until midnight. Subway. Eat fresh!

Taco Villa

For over 45 years, Taco Villa has been a part of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Providing a delicious menu and featuring unique items, Taco Villa has succeeded in creating the “Spice of Life” that everyone has come to love. Taco Villa cooks it slow, serves it fast, and that makes all the difference. No microwaves, no frozen, pre-cooked meals, no dry flaked beans, and no boil-in-a-bag meat. Taco Villa is a fast casual, Mexican food restaurant with a wide array of delicious tacos, burritos, taco salads, nachos, QuesaVillas, and more! All the authentic Mexican food is made fresh daily. Even our guacamole and pico de gallo is fresh from the start! Visit any Taco Villa location to enjoy the freshest food, the fastest service, and the nicest people. 2243 19th St., 1911 50th St., 5139 80th St., 7110 Quaker Ave., 4516 50th St., 5402 4th St., 7727 Milwaukee Ave., 8212 Indiana Ave.

Texas Tech Hospitality Services

The campus at Texas Tech has a wide variety of places to eat. You’ll find these options in the Student Union: Chick-fil-A, Sbarro Pizza, Steak Escape, Center Sweets, Union Grill, Zi Asian Cuisine, Union Bistro, Smart Choices, Cold Corner and Sam’s Place Mini-Market. The Market at Stangel/Murdough has an al-a-carte food court. Horn/Knapp and Hulen/Clement have traditional all-youcare-to-eat dining halls. Sam’s Place is a full mini-market offering late night services in Chitwood/Weymoth, Law School Kiosk, Murray, Sneed, Student Union and Wall/Gates. Bledsoe/Gordon has The Fresh Plate, an all-you-care-toeat food emporium offering flame-grilled choices, Mexican-themed selections, Asianinspired dishes, fresh salads, pasta sensations, home-style choices and fruits and desserts. If you live off campus, you can purchase a commuter dining plan to fit your needs. For more information about rates, Dining Bucks, discounts or to purchase your plan online, visit

10 Commandments of Parking 1. Read the Signs!

They tell you what permits are applicable and what times you can and cannot park there. There is also a map explaining parking sites on the parking website. After 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, all valid Texas Tech permits allow you to park on the interior of campus.

2. E-Permit

Purchase an e-permit on the Parking Services website. Several options for parking permits are available, and you can include the permit cost in with your tuition. A new evening permit is available for those who only need to access campus after 5:30 p.m. during the week. For a nine-month period, the cost is $40, and for a year the cost is $121.

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You may also use that 10-day period after getting a citation to appeal it. More information regarding appeals is available on the Parking Services website.

6. Don’t get a boot!

Failure to pay your tickets can cause other problems, such as getting a boot put on your car. This occurs after you receive nine unpaid tickets in one semester.

7. Motorcyclists.

Owners of motorcycles and mopeds must pay for permits and may park in designated twowheel vehicle areas.

8. Yield to pedestrians. That is a general courtesy rule.

After 2:30 p.m., if you have a permit in either commuter parking lot, you are able to park in the other. For example, if you have a Commuter North permit, after 2:30, you may park in Commuter West.

4. Pay your tickets!

charged an additional late fee. Failure to pay tickets results in holds on your ability to register, and can even prevent you from graduating.

9. Share the road!

Bicyclists are common on campus and need the road as much as you do.

10. Be Courteous

Be polite to the parking staff in the booths. They are only doing their job by enforcing the rules, not being the bad guy.

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Cutting back costs on your wedding might save you more than just money. A study by two economic profes-

sors at Emory University, Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon, found that couples who spend less on their wedding are more likely to have longer-lasting marriages than those who have a more expensive wedding. More specifically, the study shows that couples who spend $20,000 or more on their wedding have a 1.6 times higher risk of divorce, and those who spend $1,000 or less have a significantly decreased likelihood of divorce. According to a wedding website, The Knot, the average wedding cost was $31,000 in 2014. Although authors of the study did not give an explanation for the results, they proposed that wedding-related debt might cause stress on the couple, resulting in an unhappy marriage. The study also found that couples who have more guests at their wedding, and go on a honeymoon, tend to stay married

longer. Whether you spend a lot or a little, it is important to remember the purpose of the wedding, which is to celebrate the beginning of two lives coming together in marriage. Associated with higher chance of divorce: • Greater differences in age and education between the husband and wife • Couples who say their partner’s looks were important in the decision to marry • Higher wedding expenses Associated with lower chance of divorce: • Relatively high household income • Regularly attending religious services • The couple having a child with each other • High wedding attendance • Going on a honeymoon • Lower wedding expenses


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Apartheid was legal. The Holocaust was legal. Slavery was legal. Colonialism was legal. Legality is a matter of power, not justice.

The average American today is stupid, fat, and lazy. They can’t give you the name of the vice president of the United States, much less the name of their congressman/woman. Most of these smartphone-staring drones are too busy looking for another trough to feed from. I’d bet money that if you asked the first 100 people coming out of a local supermarket what the three branches of government are, the vast majority couldn’t tell you. Or better yet, ask the first 100 college students. On the other hand, I’d also bet they could damn sure tell you what the latest Pixar movie is, or what Johnny Depp has been doing with his free time of late. In the meantime, our American political system is steam-rolling over the top of us with bad policy, bad laws, and bad examples to fol-

low. You might say, “Who cares? There’s nothing we can do about it anyway.” Well, actually, you’d be wrong about that. As Margaret Meade was so famously quoted as saying, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Think Martin Luther King. Or, Mahatma Gandhi. But the first thing you have to do is arm yourself with education – and the truth. And a healthy dose of discipline wouldn’t hurt matters either. And by the way, the three branches of government are the Executive Branch, the Judicial Branch and the Legislative Branch. Look ‘em up to find out what they do and how they affect your daily lives. I dare you!

I’m tired of Donald Trump. I’m tired of Hillary Clinton. I’m tired of watching the inability of Congress to compromise. I’m tired of seeing the cost of pharmaceutical drugs skyrocket. I’m tired of hearing, “And then he turned the gun on himself.” I’m tired of ambulance-chasing lawyers. I’m tired of seeing homeless people. I’m tired of Dr. Phil. I’m tired of the acronym: ISIS. I’m tired of staring at a computer. I’m tired of watching others stare at a phone. I’m tired of hearing about yet another secret the government has kept from its people. I’m tired of YouTube. I’m tired of Facebook! I’m tired.

Do you know how to play a musical instrument? Now is a good time to start. Have you ever gone hiking? GO! Perhaps this weekend. Have you thought about creating a budget? Get started. Have you ever parachuted from a plane? Visit a local airport and find out how. Have you hesitated in asking out that gal/guy for a date? Call ‘em. A Tech football game oughta do it. Get up. Get moving. Stop watching, and start doing.


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Legends Pizzeria........................ 67 RISE, Risk Intervention & Safety Education................................ 48 37 St. Elizabeth’s............................ 29 Lubbock Lake Landmark........... 26 St. John’s.................................... 29 Lubbock Lighthouse.................. 46 Select-A-Seat............................. 12 Silent Wings............................... 51 Lubbock Wrecker Service.......... 43 Sleep Inn & Suites..................... 30 Market Street ............................ 69 South Plains Mall......................... 1 McWhorter’s Tire Service.......... 63 Student Counseling Center........ 47 Museum of Texas Tech.............. 27 Student Financial Center Navy............................ Back Cover FAFSA.................................... 47 Office of Student Conduct......... 25 ......................Inside Front Cover Orlando’s Italian Restaurants..... 65 Student Union & Activities.......... 3 Overton Hotel & Conference Center.............31 Subway....................................... 61 Parkridge.................................... 48 Super 8....................................... 30 Taco Villa................................... 55 Pat Garrett Realtors.................... 36 Texas Tech Alumni Association.17 Planet Fitness............................... 8 Texas Tech Library..................... 15 Prosperity Bank.......................... 40 Hospitality The Avenue................................ 33 Services..........Inside Back Cover Raider Safe................................. 50 Top Tier Catering....................... 68 Transportation & Parking........... 51 Thunder Zone Family Fun......... 55 University Courtyard................. 34 University Fountains.................. 35 Voice of Hope Lubbock Rape Crisis Center... 47 Specialty Publications Graphic Design Web Design Books for self-published authors 70 / 2016-2017

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