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Senate votes to increase student fees

The ETSU Student Government Association voted Tuesday to increase the student sustainability fee from $5 to $7. The Senate approved in a 14-11 vote the $2 fee hike, which will be utilized to fund more sustainable projects. Though the vote passed, several senators felt that expanding the sustainability fee was not the right course of action. Full story

Students voice opinions on dining options

Students at ETSU have numerous dining options, the majority of which are located in the D.P. Culp University Center. On the first floor of the D.P. Culp University Center, students can grab coffee at Starbucks; on the second floor of the Culp Center, students are able to grab a quick meal from the variety of dining options, including Taco Bell, Quiznos, Chick-Fil-A and Field of Greens. Full story

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Executives reflect on their time in SGA

As their terms draw to a close, the 2013-2014 ETSU Student Government Association executives believe that their time in office has been well-spent. SGA President Michael Wallace, Vice President Robby Vance and Secretary/Treasurer Alicyn York said that they believe that they had an impact on the university during their time as the executives of the organization, both as a branch and individually. Full story

University discovers technological vulnerability

The ETSU Information Technology department became aware in early April of a vulnerability in the Linux operating system, a platform used by ETSU and institutions worldwide. An unintentional programming error in the Linux open Secure Socket Layer led to a “Heartbleed,” creating the potential for a leak in private information. Full story

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ETSU overturns UT with a record-setting crowd, 9-7

With a record-setting crowd of 1,811 fans on hand, the ETSU baseball team completed the season sweep of Tennessee, as the Bucs defeated the Vols, 9-7, on Tuesday night at Thomas Stadium. After winning a 2-1 pitchers’ duel earlier this month in Knoxville, ETSU got its offense going early and often as the blue and gold scored at least one run in four of the first five innings to grab momentum. Full story

Men’s golf places third at A-Sun Championship

The ETSU men’s golf team needed to make up 11 shots in the final round of the Atlantic Sun Championship, but despite posting the lowest score on Tuesday, the Bucs were unable to gain any ground on the leaders. The Bucs carded a 4-over-par 297 in the final round at The Legends Golf Club and finished in third-place at 20-over-par 884 (299-293-292) for the championship. Full story

Men’s tennis wins eighth straight A-Sun title

The ETSU men’s tennis team concluded its tenure in the Atlantic Sun Conference in familiar fashion: with a tournament title. The top-seeded Buccaneers overcame No. 2 UNF, 4-0, on the Ospreys’ home court Sunday afternoon, clinching ETSU’s eighth consecutive A-Sun tournament championship. Full story

Wahl receives Scholar-Athlete of the Year

The Atlantic Sun Conference on Wednesday honored ETSU’s Gabriella Wahl as the 2014 Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, which highlights the league’s Academic All-Conference team. Wahl, a junior who currently holds a 3.65 GPA as a business major, just last week helped the Bucs claim their second consecutive Atlantic Sun Championship title. Full story

Women’s basketball lends a helping hand

 In addition to participating in offseason workouts and conditioning efforts this spring, the ETSU women’s basketball team took some time last week to volunteer at the 2014 Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony, as well as welcome area elementary school students to the ETSU campus. Full story

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Fast-a-thon to benefit marrow donation program today

Several students across campus will be fasting by forgoing food for most of the day. They are doing so as participants in what is being called a Fast-A-Thon, an event sponsored by the Muslim Student Association in an attempt to raise money and awareness for Be the Match, a national bone marrow donation program. Full story

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Students honored for work in annual Student Honors Show

The ETSU Department of Art and Design and Slocumb Galleries held the awards ceremony for the annual Student Honors Show this past Thursday, April 17. The Student Honors Show is the annual undergraduate art competition, which celebrates students who are making excellent work in their concentration of study. Full story

Mike Smith: Seeing Rural Appalachia reception today

A free reception will be held today from 5-7 p.m. at the Reece Museum featuring the exhibit of Mike Smith: Seeing Rural Appalachia. For more than 30 years, Mike Smith, professor of art and head of the photography program at ETSU, has documented the environs of Johnson City. Full story

Corazon Latino festival to be held May 3

ETSU’s Language and Culture Resource Center and the Hispanic American Student Community Alliance have organized the fifth annual Corazón Latino Festival on Saturday, May 3, from noon-10 p.m. along Main Street in Jonesborough. The free public event will begin with a mock “Running of the Bulls,” when roller-skating, horn-wearing Little City Roller Girls armed with foam rubber “hooves” will chase those brave enough to challenge them in a sprint down Main Street. Full story

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THE PROBLEM WITH LET’S PLAYS

Is it really fun to watch other people play video games?

This article is also available in video form at YouTube.com/TGCritique. Back when he was just getting started, Yahtzee, the creator of the popular “Zero Punctuation,” video game review series, said that posting a video on YouTube and hoping anyone would ever find it is like throwing a message in a bottle out into a vast ocean made up of messages in bottles. Full story

Easter service raises questions about belief

Until this Easter, I had never in my life had made the decision to go to an Easter service by myself. Even though my friend took me to the church, I made the decision. I had wanted to go to Easter service on my own accord. That had never happened before in my 21 years of life until this past Easter. Full story