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2010

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Human Canvas

Most who enter the small, dimly-lit
building on a shabby block near the outskirts
of downtown do so with a tinge of
anxiety, though it is often disguised by
confidence.
Framed drawings of tattoos wallpaper the
rooms, the artistic visions of professionals
who earn a living by prickling ink into the
skin of customers. But the images are only
copies of masterpieces whose original canvases
were not paper, but flesh, and whose
instruments were not pencils, but needles.
These sketches can be taken down, but the

Let college shape you, not define you

When I sat down to write my senior column, I immediately thought I'd be writing a sentimental piece about how much I've learned at TCU and about how much I have changed. I imagined I would look back and laugh at myself as a wide-eyed freshman who sat down in the wrong classroom on the first day of school.

But I did that my sophomore and junior years, too.



I'm still nervous about studying for finals, I still vow after every test that I will never procrastinate again and I still get lost in Sid Richardson.

Commend university for helping employees, students in midst of budget cuts

As the U.S. stands on unsteady ground economically, businesses and individuals alike are looking for ways to cut back spending. TCU is not alone...

Dining Services efforts to go green applaudable

Dining Services' latest attempt to go green takes the university's sustainability efforts to a new level, and those involved deserve a round of applause.

A new machine is helping turn students' leftovers and other waste into an organic compost material. The compost material can ultimately be used as animal feed, and Dining Services is working to find a pig farmer to take the material.

University’s dropping credit card convenience fee unfair

In an effort to save money, the university is no longer paying the convenience fee for those students and parents who choose to pay their tuition with a credit card.

Although the school is putting that money toward financial aid, it doesn't sweeten the fact that the school has put another financial burden on the shoulders of students and parents.



And on top of the added fee, the university has stopped accepting Visa, a popular card choice for many.

Students should fight apathy this election

As the nation gears up for the climax of a long presidential campaign, it seems that a university campus would be alive with political fervor and passionate debate.

But thus far at TCU, the political voice seems to have been held to a whisper at best.



Where are all the bumper stickers? T-shirts, buttons and car decals are rarely seen. And yard signs, rallies and debate-watching parties have been kept to a minimum.

Dining Services should remedy flaws in meal plan

As the newness of the semester wears off, so does the glitz of the new meal plan.

Students understand the ins and outs of the plan, and it's still coming up short. The fact that students can only use their swipes at Market Square is irrational. Not only is it cause for a suffocatingly-clogged Market Square at meal times, but it is also cause for the suffering eateries that used to be campus favorites.

Mean plan bad

As the newness of the semester wears off, so does the glitz of the new meal plan.

Students understand the ins and outs of the plan, and it's still coming up short. The fact that students can only use their swipes at Market Square is irrational. Not only is it cause for a suffocatingly-clogged Market Square at meal times, but it is also cause for the suffering eateries that used to be campus favorites.

Stealing, disposing Skiffs dishonorable attempt at censorship

Four days a week, 6,000 daily copies of the Skiff are brought to campus and distributed in buildings for students to pick up on...

Health center’s effort to sell cheaper birth control praiseworthy

The Health Center is currently working toward being able to sell brand name contraceptives at a discounted price.

This is an admirable effort by the Health Center to help a great number of students by making birth control more affordable.



Many female students on TCU's campus take birth control for an array of reasons, and the health center has recognized the needs of students and is doing something to help curb the cost for those women who prefer to use a brand-name product.

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