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Tuesday, May 11, 2021


SGA considers diet needs

From junk food to vegan, organic to sugar free, TCU Dining Services has accommodated the myriad diets of students for years, but the meal offerings have yet to encompass the dietary needs of Muslim students.Student representatives engaged in little dispute as the House passed a resolution to support the Muslim Student Association in its efforts to have more offerings consistent with Islamic dietary requirements.

Student Center high-definition TV

Big changes are planned for the construction of the future Student Center, but a big screen TV can be expected even sooner.The Permanent Improvements Committee is purchasing a 60-inch high-definition TV that will be in the Student Center Lounge by fall, said Ashley Bachmayer, permanent improvements chair.

With a vote of 20-16, the House of Student Representatives opted to allocate $5,700 from the Permanent Improvements budget to purchase the TV.

House rejects plus/minus resolution

After much debate, the House of Student Representatives voted against a resolution to support the implementation of a plus/minus grading system.If passed, the resolution...

Fight flu fears with food

Junior Anne Zanola takes a calcium supplement and a multivitamin everyday, or at least whenever she remembers."I kind of just take [vitamins] to be healthy in general," she said.

The erratic winter weather has left many students sniffling and sneezing, but an improved immune system may be as easy as an in-between class snack.

Beside supplements and expensive health food, all-natural remedies can prevent against a trip to the health center.

Participants get in shape, train for run

Thousands of people will visit Fort Worth's hot spots Saturday, but most will be moving too fast to take a snapshot.More than 12,000 participants will hit the pavement in the 28th running of The Cowtown Marathon, a nonprofit event to promote community health and wellness.

The day will include a 26.2-mile marathon, a half marathon, a three-person marathon relay, a 10-kilometer run, an adult 5-kilometer run and a kid's 5-kilometer run.

House passes honor code

A resolution was passed to support endeavors to create an academic honor code during Tuesday's House of Student Representatives meeting.The resolution enables the Student Government Association to support the research and drafting of an honor code by a group of students, faculty and members of the administration.

The resolution states that the honor code would "educate all students on the do's and don'ts of academic misconduct."

The group will meet with SGA advisers on a biweekly basis for one semester to update advisers on the progression of the resolution.

Unoccupied House seats calls for 2nd voting round

Students can vote to fill 23 of 26 vacant seats in the House of Student Representatives between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. today at my.tcu.edu, the Student Government Association elections and regulations chairwoman said.Tori Hutchens, chairwoman, said seats are available because they were not filled initially or the previously elected representatives could no longer hold their positions for varying reasons.

"Between this semester and last, class schedules and time commitments have changed, so many seats are open for new representatives," she said.

Wireless Internet available in dorms

Newly installed wireless Internet allows students in all main-campus dorms to surf the Net, no strings attached.The Student Government Association passed a bill last semester, allocating $7,500 to the installation of wireless Internet, said former House Rep. Justin Brown.

Bill Senter, manager of Technical Services, said the university paid an additional $2,700 to cover what SGA could not.

Brown, who helped write the bill, said he noticed a need for wireless access before he was enrolled at TCU.

New representatives express goals

The 2006 student-body officers were inaugurated Tuesday night in the Kelly Alumni Center at the 92nd annual SGA Officer Inauguration.About 100 people were in attendance to see student body officers, and members of the House of Representatives, Programing Council and Judicial Board sworn in by Chief Justice Neal M. Jackson.

Former President Dave Watson said the inauguration symbolizes a leadership journey for the upcoming year.

Alumna pours taste into area stores

A TCU alumna and her husband left positions in the corporate world to open The Wine Frog, an importer and distributor of small-label wines.Natalie and Jacques de La Giraudi‚re said they opened The Wine Frog over two years ago because they wanted freedom and independence in a business.

"We were ready to risk everything to have something of our own," Natalie de La Giraudi‚re said.

She said the name Wine Frog is derived from the derogative term "French frog" and is also a "wink to the local mascot."

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