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Va. Tech student talks about school shooting

LINDSEY BROOKBANK Collegiate Times UPDATE- Gunman was identified as Ross Truett Ashley. The shooting was ruled a murder-suicide. A candlelight vigil was held for fallen Virginia Tech Police officer Deriek…

White House honors COES associate dean

White House honors COES associate dean

  LISA PLAISANCE Staff Reporter   Jenna Carpenter, associate dean of the College of Engineering and Science, was invited to the White House as an honored guest to participate in…

Liquor permitted to be sold on Sunday

Liquor permitted to be sold on Sunday

DEREK AMAYA Staff Reporter The city of Ruston can enjoy alcohol all weekend after the City Council voted to lift a ban that allows restaurants to serve alcohol on Sunday.…

Critical Mass unites cyclists

Critical Mass unites cyclists

JUSTIN FORT Staff Reporter   Forty bikers stood in the parking lot of Lincoln Parish Library to show their discontent over the lack of support and lack of recognition for…

Cool Beans warms up to business

Cool Beans warms up to business

JUSTIN FORT Staff Reporter   Two new coffee shops recently opened within two miles of Tech’s campus.   The more recent, Cool Beans Café at 802 W. California Ave., opened…

SOCA garden gains a fence

SOCA garden gains a fence

SHERELLE BLACK News Editor   When growing a garden, first a seed must be planted. It must then be nurtured and loved while it grows into a strong, beautiful plant.…

Business raids surprise students

Business raids surprise students

JUSTIN FORT Staff Reporter   Students were surprised to learn that five local businesses, were served search warrants served on Oct. 6.   RaceWay, 1805 Louisiana Highway 33, and Great…

Downtown parking a concern

Downtown parking a concern

Regulations cause problems for business owners, patrons PATRICK BOYD Staff Reporter   Neil Keen walked out of his newest downtown business, Black Box, Monday afternoon to find a parking ticket…

Quiet zone proposed for Ruston

by Hayden Haynes, STAFF REPORTER Trains passing through the city, a common classroom disturbance, may no longer be an issue for flustered students and teachers. The Ruston Board of Aldermen…

Tournament proceeds to aid families

by Zach Beaird, Staff Reporter Students put their game-face on for charity at Alpha Epsilon Delta’s sand volleyball tournament Saturday.  Tech’s chapter of the national health pre-professional honor society hosted…