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Thursday, April 22, 2021


Holiday Gift giving guide for couples

By this time of year, you have visions of finals and projects dancing in your head. As if you didn't have enough to deal with, you have to get your significant other a present. Don't fret, the perfect holiday gift giving guide is right here. Most students said clothes and gift cards are the most popular gift items to give to their significant other.

Rob Coffman, a senior economics major, said he thinks clothes are also an easy way to go.

Fighter takes 2nd in Argentina

For a person's first attempt at the Pan Am Tae Kwon Do Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a silver medal finish isn't half bad, but one TCU student said he wanted to achieve even more. Stephen Lambdin, a freshman premajor, said he was initially upset he didn't win the gold medal.

However, he was fighting experienced 26-year-olds when he had only spent a year on the U.S. Senior National Team.

Students take time to serve zoo

Despite busy college lives, students said they're still making time in their schedules to volunteer at the 15th annual Boo at the Zoo. Nicole Barendt, senior economics major, said about 15 Alpha Phi Omega members planned on attending the Fort Worth Zoo event.

"Its a fun way to get community service hours," said Barendt, service vice president of Alpha Phi Omega, a community service fraternity.

The Fort Worth Zoo festival provides fun that's not too scary for children, said Lyndsay Nantz, the Zoo's public relations and development director.

Painting the town Green with Pat

He's been all over America, and now, Pat Green is back home. But calling Texas home for Green might be a bit of an understatement; he was born in San Antonio, raised in Waco, attended college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and lived in Austin. Now, Green is right in our own backyard - Fort Worth, where he's lived for the past two years.

Fort Worth played a significant role in Green's life even before he became a resident.

The Aardvark, a favorite bar among TCU students, is just one of the places Green has played at in the past.

Campus program expands, offers more help

Being a victim of sexual assault or the friend of someone who was murdered are just some of the issues TCU's Victim Advocate Program addresses, said the program's director.The program, located in the Campus Life office, will undergo new changes such as implementing six educational programs around campus throughout the school year, said program director Tracy Tucker.

Of the new programs, three will be educational training for advocates. The other two will be programs open to advocates, and faculty and staff members.

Convocation marks 134th academic year

The TCU Concert Chorale began the University Convocation and Founders' Celebration with "Shout for Joy" Thursday in Ed Landreth Hall Auditorium.Chancellor Victor Boschini said in his address to about 650 students and faculty members that TCU is a thriving and changing campus.

Changes include the $100 million Campus Commons project and the increase of applicants to TCU this year.

TCU had 8,700 applicants for the class of 2010, which is five times the space available at TCU, he said.

Campus police add new officers; force up to 20

Two additional officers joined TCU Police to make a force of 20 to fill gaps left by former officers who retired or moved elsewhere, said the chief of police.John Thornhill and Joe Chambers were hired within the last three weeks, TCU Chief of Police Steve McGee said.

Thornhill, who previously worked for TCU, said he rejoined the staff for a variety of reasons.

"I missed it," Thornhill said. "It is such a small family, and it feels like something special that you can't get at other employments."

Comedy troupe protests loss of venue

Members of Senseless Acts of Comedy were dressed in tin foil, wigs and paper bags Thursday in what they said was an effort to make students aware that SAC may lose their performance space.Members of the group were dressed as homeless people to symbolize that they may not be able to perform in Moudy Building 141 North, after four years of using the room, said Justin Kirchhoff, senior criminal justice major and member of SAC.

Former football player receives probation after May arrest

Though former TCU student Cory Rodgers had recent charges filed against him, he was not reprimanded by the university or the athletics department, said Don Mills, the vice chancellor for Student Affairs.Rodgers, a recent recruit for the Green Bay Packers, was arrested May 26 on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and discharging a firearm.

The charges were dropped because the firearm was not fired at anyone, said Kierin Williams, legal assistant to Rodgers' attorney, Jeff Kearney.

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