As we approach both the Lenten and beach seasons, we forget all about our New Year's resolutions and start worrying about spring break plans. We tried losing our "winter weight" through resolutions, but it is time for a new challenge: sacrifices. We hope that we can "sacrifice" an extra cookie at the BLUU to participate in Lenten promises as well as cut a few extra calories off our diet before we hit the beach.
The fifth annual "Frogs for the Cure" football game will be held Saturday, Nov. 14. As our beloved Frogs continue their winning streak, it is impossible not to be excited for the game against our biggest remaining competitor, Utah. The Utes, who are No. 14 in the Bowl Championship Series rankings, are hoping for a win that will ruin our perfect season. As members of the TCU community, we should do all that we can to show our Frogs that we support them and are excited to see revenge against the Utes.
It feels as if everywhere you turn, you hear about an animal shelter closing or see a new puppy in your friend's house. Nothing can melt a heart more than seeing a 4-month-old puppy trip awkwardly over its big feet. But nothing can break a heart faster than seeing a homeless or sick animal. Many people, including myself, miss their pets from home. I cannot tell you how much I would pay to have my "puppy," a 9-year-old weimaraner named Sammy, here at school. Unfortunately, he is not the lap dog he thinks he is.
College is supposed to take students away from the comforts of high school and prepare them for the inevitable difficulties of the real world.
Our university bubble isn't showing us the real world. I mean, honestly, how many first-year professions pay well enough for a brand new BMW? As students, we may not know what we want, but we should face the facts and realize our eyes need to be opened. It's time we grow up and see the world.