Last year, a couple of Tech students got together over a
common interest and formed one of Tech’s newest clubs.
The Astronomy Club is starting out the year with high
hopes and big ideas as they set up their telescopes and learn more about the
universe surrounding us.
The efforts of Joshua Hignight, president, and Charles
Olsen, vice president, have proven the years spent at Tech are what you make
them to be.
If you pay attention to the activities going on at Tech
closely enough you will find students come together to watch foreign films and
have poetry readings in Tolliver Hall. There is even a group that gets together
to show student films, music and art here in Ruston.
But instead of waiting to stumble upon these groups, find
out about them. Check flyers, facebook or ask around. Students have taken the
time to create these havens for their interests and it is our job to nurture
and encourage them.
With 11,232 students streaming in and out of Tech’s
campus on a daily basis, chances are there are many other people with the same
interests, opinions and ideas as you that want a place to share them.
Whether you and your friends like to play video games,
read books or recycle chances are other people do too, and it is time students
come together; make friends, build communities and feel at home here.
As college students, we have the insight, intelligence
and creativity to create and accept diversity and make Tech and Ruston
something bigger. Something better.
Hignight and Olsen have.
The Tech Talk encourages you, the student, to start
something here. Make Tech your home and home to someone else.
All it takes is one person to spark something, make a
difference and leave a lasting impression on the university. So why not try?
Your years at Tech can be whatever you want them to be.
Go ahead, leave your mark here, but more importantly, make your time here
And who knows, now that Pluto is no longer considered a
planet, Hignight, Olsen and the rest of the Astronomy Club may just discover
something new in the night’s sky.
But for right now, they are leaving their mark on the
To be recognized this year as an official organization,
students must complete all requirements by Oct. 13.
For more information, contact Barry Morales, director of
student development, Union Board, KLPI and SGA advisor at 257-3479 or by e-mail