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2010

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The looming abyss

So there you are in your itchy suit and squeaky shoes with a brand
new briefcase with that new-leather smell. You're a bright-eyed, ambitious
TCU grad. Of course your first job interview will be a breeze,
what could possibly go wrong? You are fully prepared with a portfolio
that boasts all your
greatest accomplishments
from that in-depth history
research paper you got a
B on (it should have been
an A, but life isn't always
fair) to the brilliantly funny
opinion columns you wrote
for The Skiff. You smile to

Letters to the Editor – Everyday should be Mother’s Day

Walking past a display of pink and white cards last week at Target, I noticed that Mother's Day falls the day after graduation. I pondered this for a minute and snickered out loud. Mother's Day? One whole day devoted to appreciating moms that toil year round? Wow.

I thought about my own mother, and how we had both almost died during birth in an emergency C-section so harrowing it could have been a plot line for "ER" or "Grey's Anatomy". Instead, we persevered, me weighing a tad over 5 pounds and my mother proud, but exhausted.

Everyday should be Mother’s Day

Walking past a display of pink and white cards last week at Target, I noticed that Mother's Day falls the day after graduation. I pondered this for a minute and snickered out loud. Mother's Day? One whole day devoted to appreciating moms that toil year round? Wow.

I thought about my own mother, and how we had both almost died during birth in an emergency C-section so harrowing it could have been a plot line for "ER" or "Grey's Anatomy". Instead, we persevered, me weighing a tad over 5 pounds and my mother proud, but exhausted.

University helps students discover their true potential

When I started at TCU in 2006, I had no clue who I was or what I wanted out of life. I was divorced, 30 years old and the mother of one child. Four years later, it's like a fog has lifted and it's all become clear.

I found myself. On the tree-lined sidewalks of the gorgeous campus, in the basement stacks of the library, in the sunshine-filled commons and in the computer labs inside Moudy. This school, this amazing place, has filled me with so much more than just knowledge.

Military should accommodate more policies for military moms

Being a woman in the military can be challenging. Being a mother in the military is a whole different ball game. According to The New York Times, more than 100,000 mothers have served in the war, which is roughly half of the women who were deployed.

When mothers leave home to go to Iraq, they are sometimes leaving several children or a baby who is only a few months old and still nursing. Some mothers are struggling to find childcare if they are single moms without family support.

Lack of female representation in Japanese culture problematic

A game called RapeLay appeared on Japanese shelves and was immediately pulled due to an uproar of consumer complaint. In the game, a player...

Social media sites can lead to unsafe situations

When Keri McMullen of New Albany, Ind. updated her Facebook status before heading out to a concert, she had no idea she was inviting a criminal into her home. While she was gone, someone from her friend list broke into her house and stole more than $10,000 worth of electronics and jewelry.

Luckily, a surveillance camera she had recently installed caught all of the action on tape and upon closer inspection, McMullen realized one of the men was someone she had recently accepted a friend request from on Facebook.

Refusal to allow lesbian prom date a retrograde

A lawsuit is pending over a Mississippi student who wanted to take her girlfriend to the prom and prompted the school to cancel the entire event rather than deal with allowing the couple to attend. Students are in an uproar over not being able to have their senior prom, and now the American Civil Liberties Union has gotten involved as well.

I think it goes without saying that this is utterly ridiculous. In a time when we are passing laws for gays to marry, seeing same-sex couples become parents and raising our kids without prejudice, this is a travesty indeed.

Donor and her family deserve recognition for medical contribution

Henrietta Lacks was a poor tobacco farmer who died in 1951 from cervical cancer. Doctors took samples from her tumor, samples that were unrelated...

Generation gap evident in use of outdated vocabulary

I am, by all accounts, a non-traditional student. I graduated high school in the 1990s and I am the proud mom of two kids....
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