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Online Tower

Tech’s new undergraduate research journal is publishing its debut issue after over a year of recruiting and publicity. The Tower is an important step in the direction of encouraging undergraduate participation in research and cementing Tech as a premier research institution. The journal’s first issue will be published online on the library’s website starting today, and a print issue will follow.

Snaking lines

In what was anticipated to be a historical election with record turnout, voters still found that waits at precincts exceeded their expectations, even during early voting. At Tech, long lines snaked around the Student Center as students waited for hours to cast their vote. Precincts should have been better prepared to make this election go as smoothly as possible.

Football streaks

Tech football broke a different kind of streak this weekend. Following the first Homecoming loss in 13 years, the Yellow Jackets managed a slim victory over Florida State, marking the first win against the Seminoles in 33 years. Tech is now back in the BCS rankings and leading the Coastal Division.

Social zombies

A recent Tech report shows that social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace have become top sources of malware, increasing the number of “zombie computers” infected. While sometimes humurous, these viral Wall postings can make keeping up with friends a little risky for users.