TTU Senior Spotlight: Brenda Reimer

May 13, 2020

Over 85 hundred people have filed for unemployment in Lubbock county since the coronavirus arrived earlier this spring. Brenda Reimer, a graduating senior at Texas Tech, was one of them.

She was working at Dillards in the South Plains Mall when the coronavirus reached the city. The department store was quick to begin layoffs. “the part-timers were the first that got laid off,” Reimer said, “So I was super stressed when it first happened.” Her managers sat their part-time staff down and encouraged them to apply for unemployment immediately.

TTU Senior Spotlight: Hannah Isett

May 12, 2020

Texas Tech seniors were supposed to walk the stage for graduation this weekend. But thousands of people from all over the country, packed into the United Spirit Arena to see their loved ones move their tassel from right to left, just didn’t seem like a safe idea.

Antibody testing may yield surprising results

May 7, 2020

Covenant Health started antibody testing this week that can determine if a person has been infected with the coronavirus. These tests will provide a clearer picture of how many people in the Lubbock community have been infected. On the first day of testing, Covenant saw 150 patients. During a Thursday news conference, Dr. Ron Cook, local healthy authority, said he has already seen a few shocking results from these tests.

Ramadan falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this holy month, Muslims honor the revelation of the Qur’an by fasting during the daylight hours, gathering for prayers, and sharing meals as a community. This year, for the most part, COVID-19 has put a halt on these spiritual communal gatherings.

Masked Rider Tryouts Halted Due to Pandemic

May 5, 2020

Emily Brodbeck grew up idolizing Texas Tech’s iconic mascot the masked rider. Some of her fondest memories from childhood involve watching the horse and its rider make the run down the football field during the games. And this year, she finally got to hold the reins when she became the 58th masked rider.

Prior to this school year, Brodbeck had worked alongside the Masked Rider as an assistant and then a stage manager. “But actually getting to be the person in the saddle has been an amazing experience,” she says.