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Frogs seek out good times, world record

There's no hiding it, TCU likes to win. Last weekend, students broke the world record for the most people playing hide and seek at one...

Sorority collects prom dresses for high school students

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority helped area high school students feel like Cinderella for a night.

The organization held a dress drive on campus and collected 32 used prom dresses to donate to Goodwill stores.

Event coordinator Paige Zinsou said the event was successful because people on campus were eager to help.

"We had a lot of support," Zinsou said. "It's for Goodwill, so I think that probably helps that it's not just about us on campus, it's to help young ladies.".

Panhellenic dedicates three weeks to scholarship

For the past 17 semesters, Greek women in the Panhellenic Council had a higher grade point average than the overall GPA for women at TCU.

Greek community unites couple

For some students, Greek organizations provide a chance for friendship, volunteering, and leadership. For others, participation in the Greek system has given even more.

And the beat goes on

Passion for music and a true love of Fort Worth are two of Punch Shaw's defining qualities. The professor of communications is known for encouraging his students to explore all the culture and fine arts the Metroplex has to offer.

"Growing up, I always thought that if you lead a good life and treated others as you wanted to be treated, when you died you went to Fort Worth," Shaw said.

Fort Worth was the first big city Shaw ever saw when he and his family attended the Stock Show during his childhood.

Fitness apps, games becoming prevalent in student fitness

An upswing in smart phones, exercise games and fitness websites is helping students stay accountable with their fitness routines using the technologies they already employ on a daily basis.

According to the website whattheyplay.com, fitness-related games, including the Wii Fit and EA Sports Active, now account for one-sixth of all games sold, with the latest gaming invention, Xbox's Kinect, released this month.

Event to focus on masculinity in American culture

The place to talk about men, mahogany, leather-bound books and classiness is today's Student Development Services Men's Programming discussion of the movie "Anchorman."

The facilitated conversation will feature clips from the hit movie "Anchorman" and talk about masculinity in American culture.

Daniel Terry, program director of Student Development Services, said the event is part of the MENtality Workshop Series by Men's Programming and will promote positive male roles in society.

Touching base with Betty Buckley

Since her graduation in 1968, Betty Buckley has been a trailblazer, making TCU proud as a prestigious alumnus with a successful theater and music career.

Buckley came to TCU on a journalism scholarship, but she said her heart was always for the theatre. Her father would not allow her to study theatre as a major, but the theatre department director created a theatre minor program that she participated in.

"They wanted me to be editor of the Daily Skiff, but I was too busy," Buckley said.

Author to discuss media response during Kennedy’s assassination

In recognition of former president John F. Kennedy's assassination 47 years ago this month, the Fort Worth Police Historical Association is inviting student journalists to learn about the event's media coverage from a local journalist Tuesday night.

Phil Vinson, a TCU Press author who covered the Lee Harvey Oswald funeral in 1963, will address the complexities of covering one of the biggest news stories of his time.

Sports weekend preview

Swimming & Diving

The women's swimming & diving team will take on the Air Force Falcons today at the University Rec Center Natatorium. On Saturday, it will compete again against San Diego State. On the men's team, junior Laszlo Gyurko was named the Mountain West Conference Swimmer of the Week Tuesday after earning two top five finishes in a national competition last week.

When: 5 p.m. today against Air Force, 1 p.m. Saturday against San Diego State

Where: University Rec Center Natatorium

Equestrian

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