To Be a Leader

Balancing school and 20 hours of outside work can be stressful for any college student. But imagine it is volunteer work, and befriending high school students is your main priority. That is what YoungLife Leaders do on a daily basis. As Caitlyn Carr explains, YoungLife Leaders visit local high schools, maintain relationships with students, and […]

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A Day At The Lubbock Dream Center

People of all incomes, backgrounds and races gather together every Saturday morning at the Lubbock Dream Center. They come, not just for a typical church service, but to enjoy a time of fellowship together. The people who attend receive a health check and a free breakfast. They also watch a cooking demonstration and are given the […]

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Lunch Buddies: Sharing more than a meal at Bean Elementary

Every week, a group of volunteers spend one of their lunch breaks at Bean Elementary in East Lubbock. As part of the Communities in Schools Lunch Buddies program, they act as mentors to kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Bonding with a Lunch Buddy can lead to a student opening up about situations at school and at […]

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Texas Tech intramural sports – more than just a game

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0M3JvBuwWU&w=560&h=315]   Intramural sports are played at universities all over the country. But at Texas Tech University, the goal is to make intramural sports about more than just a game. Here at Texas Tech, the recreational sports staff hopes that intramural sports will help students have balanced college careers and make memories. With a […]

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Quidditch: More physical than you’d think

Eleven years ago, J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Quidditch, the fictional sport played on flying broomsticks by wizards in the Harry Potter book series. In 2005, students on the campus of Middlebury College in Vermont played the first documented game of real-life Quidditch – without the flying, of course – and set off a […]

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Without a Home, but not Home-less

Not too long ago, Paul’s Project – Grace Campus was filled with old, leaking military-style tents that could not withstand the ever-changing environmental conditions of Lubbock, Texas. Grace Campus, formerly known as Tent City, has been working diligently to make changes that will provide its residents with the basic needs they require to rejoin society, […]

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Muslim Living In America

The Muslim culture has been under scrutiny for many years. But more intense in the recent years after several terrorist attacks in the United States. Many people are afraid of the religion itself as they believe their primary message to the world involves acts of mass violence enacted against innocent people who are not one […]

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Thrift Store With a Twist

Since the end of World War I, the Disabled American Veterans organization has helped millions of U.S. vetrans through assistance programs that provide necessary funding for war survivors and their families. These programs are generally funded through donations and thrift store sales across the country. One of the hundreds, and more unusual, of DAV stores has lived […]

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

Every day in Lubbock, family dogs get lost and never come home, only to be added to the huge list of shelter dogs who never leave the shelter once their brought there by animal services. Kia Riemath, the Assistant Director at the Lubbock County Animal Shelter, said the reason most dogs get lost in the […]

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Pokémon GO Creates a Community in Lubbock

Niantic, Inc. launched Pokémon GO on July 6, 2016, and it became the biggest mobile game. Lubbock was along the masses that decided to hop on the Pokémon GO bandwagon. Brandon Moss is an administrator for the Pokémon GO Lubbock Facebook page, and it has 2,026 members. “We started our club for the Pokémon Go […]

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