Starting with a simple issue covering the football game against the University of Georgia in November of 1911, the Technique has long served as a source of information, inspiration and fun for the Georgia Tech community. “The South’s Liveliest College Newspaper” prints 7,000 copies every Friday during the school year and 3,000 copies every two weeks during the summer, distributing the papers for free. The paper features News, Opinions, Life, Entertainment and Sports in each issue. Additionally, the paper publishes special issues throughout the year, including an Orientation issue in the summer for all new incoming students, as well as a Welcome Back issue in August, Career Fair Guide in September, Homecoming special issue in October, and the annual “To Hell with Georgia” issue the week before the football game against UGA. In addition to the annual Housing Guide in the Spring, along with the Internship and Co-Op Fair, the Technique ends the school year with a Best and Worst of Tech special issue in April.
The staff at the Technique reflects the make-up of the student body at large. The paper draws from every college at the Institute and includes both undergraduate and graduate staff. Although Tech does not offer a journalism major, the staff of the Technique has won multiple awards in recent years. The staff has been awarded first place in the General Excellence category by the Georgia Collegiate Press Association repeatedly, and in 2008 they received a prestigious Pacemaker award from the American Collegiate Press
The Technique is supported by a combination of student activity fee funds allocated by the Student Government Association and ad revenues from student groups, campus departments, local businesses and national advertisers. The paper is part of the Office of Student Media at Tech and is governed by the Student Board of Publications.
The paper’s office is located in the Smithgall Student Services Building (otherwise known as the Flag Building) on Tech’s Atlanta campus and is open for business from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.