- Class: Junior
- Major: Psychology
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: Y
The best thing about Texas Tech is its people and the students that create the atmosphere. Given the opportunity, I would change the way business is handled in regards to authority. I think the old way of running the campus are outdated and require a major change, but that is hard to see with the naked eye and does not directly affect the general students. I believe that Tech is just right in terms of size and if it were to be a little bigger, I would have no complaints. When I mention to people that I am a Red Raider, some take it as a negative thing, usually UT or A&M students, but others ask questions about my university. I realize now that as a university we are becoming more well known, but in the mean time other people are more inquistive about us. I spend most of my time at the recreation center or in my room on campus, simply because I work where I live. I am there for my residents and attempt to be as close in proximity as possible just in case I am needed. Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas is definitely a college town and personally I do not see it as anything else. I cannot imagine living here without attending or working at the university. As far as the Administration of Texas Tech, i believe that some have done a great job and others need to clean up their act, take a chance and stand up for what they believe in rather than selling themselves short of what authority tells them. Of course, that may be a particular situation, but I think that new ideas within departments is not such a bad or evil concept. The biggest controversy on campus was Bobby Knight leaving his career to his son, but after the win against number 5 Texas, there has been no controversy. Also, there was the controversy over messing with the fight song and although that has not ben solved, the studnet body needs to understand that it is disrespectful to say f*** in something that belongs to all of us. It is not funny nor make u a better person, so please do not join in. Is there a lot of school pride? A lot is an understatement of the school pride at Tech. Football games are the most spirited with the most in attemdance, but over all there is school pride in everything we do. No, this is not a cult and I do not, have not ever felt so overwhelmed with pride that it took over my life, but I am proud to wear the logo and support the school that has furthered my education. So far, Tech is the only school that includes a sports package to every student. Meaning that you get into every HOME game for free! The alumni have threatened to take that privilege away if we refuse to sing the fight song correctly. Other schools make students buy individual tickets or only allow them to go to a certain number of games, while Tech students are able to attend them all. There are two experiences that I will never forget, one being my position as a Community Advisor, and the other being Gospel Choir. I enjoy working with residents and being that "go-to" person. Gospel choir has introduced me to amazing spiritual people that have motivated me to be a better person in faith. As far as complaints are concerned, some students have a problem with community bathrooms, but personally I think they are one of the best things simply because they are cleaned daily and it is nice to always have hot water. Students also complain about math and sciences classes because of professors that cannot speak english, but we do what we have to do.
I have a few professors that know my name because I have introduced myself and attended theit office hours. My favorite class is anything in psychology or yoga, while my least favorite class was english. Core classes in english consist of contually writing papers, somtimes 4 a week. Studying is a hard subject because on average, most students study for 30 minutes to an hour. In the case of my immediate friends, we study hours at a time to achieve our high GPA's. You are who you hang around, just remember that. In class, many professors require participation and as much as that may not sound interesting, you tend to retain the information better. Some students have intellectual conversations outside of class about anything and everything. There are also many independent coffee shops that create the perfect atmosphere for these kind of conversations. I have not met many students that are ademically competitive, but sports wise, YES! I have taken Sexual Behavior psychology and that was the most unique class I have ever been in. I enjoyed the material, even though reading the material made me feel like I was doing something wrong. My major is psychology and it is the best department on campus. The undergrad advisor is wonderful and helpful. i rarely spend time with professors outside of class unless I am in their office hours. The academic requirements for Tech are usually 2.5 and although that is low for my standards, it is a attainable goal for most. I do not focus on the minimum and instead look towards getting the maximum grade possible for my imput in classes. Eductaion at Tech is geared more towards learning rather than getting a job. The getting a job aspect is near graduation when we attend career fairs, but before considering the job, we need to learn about the field of study.
I have had experiences with many groups on campus and we have strong religious groups on campus. I have heard of GLBT, but have never seen advertisement or attended any meetings and therefore I have no information about the group. Students who live a fast paced life and are looking to do whatever it takes to get by would feel out of place at tech because of the warming atmosphere. A person that does not like to talk to people, get involved or join organizations will have a hard time adjusting to Tech. Between the hours of 8 am to 10 am, many students where comfortable clothing and jump out of bed to head to class, unless it is a snowing day. Anything after 10am may result in jeans or dressier attire. The Ugg boots and shorts are in and it is hidious! Many different types of students interact in programs geared towards all students of Tech, such as Spring Fling or concerts. There are four tables at the dining hall, sorority members, engineering boys, loud crazy girls, and music students. I am a part of the loud crazy girls that just laugh and have a good time. The sorority members are dressed similar and stick together. The engineering boys are usually dressed outdated, but eat a lot. The music students are loud as well and have the weirdest conversations, sometimes breaking out in song. Many tech students are from major cities such as Houston and Dallas. Many students that are middle class or lower attend Tech. Many of us apply for scholarships or get loans to help us afford college. Students on campus are very politically aware such as the two popular organizations of young republicans and young democrates of America. Lubbock is a conservative town, but on campus there are even distributions of left and right wing students. Students rarely discuss their worth one day, we are working more towards graduating to make it to the next step.
The Best Things
The game, the people and the campus.
The Worst Things