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“Go Greek and experience college life from a different perspective with friends you never thought you’d meet,” Scottlyn McWhorter said.

McWhorter is an elementary education major who is an active member in Alpha Delta Pi.

(Reporting by Megan Whitson)

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Computer science major Payten Gibbs is thankful for a high school teacher who helped her get to Tennessee Tech.

“When I was in high school, I was involved in FCCLA—Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. My adviser, Mrs. J, really helped me adjust to being an adult," Gibbs said. "We didn’t have any classes that helped us manage our time or develop professional skills, so she really helped me prepare for college. She pushed me to do what I wanted to do and always encouraged me.”

(Reporting by Chelsea Sanders)

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Lindsey Wells prefers to dip her Chick-fil-A nuggets in ketchup.

"I get hated on a lot just because I use ketchup ... I grew up on ketchup, and I plan to stay with it," she said.

(Reporting by Samantha Steger)

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“My biggest accomplishment in college so far has been starting a Delight here at Tech," Kylie Scruggs said. "It’s been really cool to see how one random thing I decided to do has been able to bring so many girls across all different majors on campus together, all for the glory of God. Every time I see a girl in a Delight sweatshirt on campus, my day gets so much brighter, and I do a little happy dance—usually in my mind, sometimes in actual real life.”

(Reporting by Chelsea Sanders)

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“Tech is home for me. After 20 years of teaching in other places, I’ve finally made my way back home,” Keith Morris said. “I was 36 years old when I started my degree here at Tennessee Tech majoring in agriculture engineering.”

(Reporting by Taylor Edwards)

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Lauren Cochran is a nursing major and a member of Delta Gamma - Tennessee Tech University.

“I love being in a sorority, of course, because of the fun and new experiences, but it also helps me with school, because I have sisters to help me if I ever have any trouble.”

(Reporting by Daniel Mcghee)

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Humans of TN Tech will return in January. Have a relaxing holiday break.

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“To me, Christmas is the one time of year where everyone can put aside their differences and make the most out of a holiday that’s meant to bring people together,” ecology student Isabel Pittman said. “It is not really about the presents to me. It is about spending time with friends and family.”

(Reporting by Daniel Mcghee)

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“Living far away from my family was terrifying at first, but we’re still so connected,” said Christina Sukan, who is originally from Indonesia. “Here in Cookeville, it’s a small town so you can go to all the parks and then travel over break. Being so far away hasn’t been bad because here you can make lifelong friends in your classes.”
(Reporting by Chelsea Sanders)

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Donovan Taylor talks about how he gets through the days leading up to final exams. To hear the interview, click the below link.
(Reporting by Emily Paton)

Reporting by Emily Paton. For more Humans of TN Tech stories, search for "humansoftntech" on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Tennessee Tech is ditching paper teacher evaluations and going mobile. Lane Smith said, “I think it will be a lot easier to do the evaluations, and less people will just fill in the zero or the five for every answer. They might actually complete the evaluation honestly.”
(Reporting by Emma Holmes)

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“Campus ministry—or when students can get plugged into a campus ministry, no matter what it is—it benefits the students. It especially impacts the freshmen or new students on campus because it immediately puts them into a friend group that gives them something in common, and that’s Christ. I think that’s crucial, especially coming to a new college where you have a lot of opinions coming at you. It’s a positive thing,” said Paul Tribble, Campus Outreach member.
(Reporting by Brendan “Tex” Armstreet)

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Music major Georgia Gross spoke to Humans of TN Tech about Tech’s new and paperless end-of-course evaluations. To hear the interview, click the below link.
(Reporting by Emily Paton)

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People on campus know Benjamin Tollett as Jesus. He explains how he got the name. “It might have something to do with the beard that I’m rocking. I got this nice, long, curly hair. It’s a flow. It’s definitely a flow. I really don’t mind being called Jesus if other people don’t mind. I just kind of roll with it.”
(Reporting by Emma Holmes)

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Humans of TN Tech spoke to sociology major Jessica Conley and business major Sydney Harris about how construction has limited campus parking. Hear the full interview by clicking the link below.
(Reporting by Emily Paton)

Reporter Emily Paton speaks to students Jessica Conley and Sydney Harris about parking at Tennessee Tech University. Search for "humansoftntech" on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more Humans of T
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Humans of TN Tech spoke to sociology major Jessica Conley and business major Sydney Harris about how construction has limited campus parking. Hear the full interview by clicking the link below.

(Reporting by Emily Paton)

Reporter Emily Paton speaks to students Jessica Conley and Sydney Harris about parking at Tennessee Tech University. Search for "humansoftntech" on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more Humans of T
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