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Friday, April 23, 2021


Review: Amon Carter Museum exhibit features new views of Old West

After a century of misplaced artwork, the watercolors and sketches of Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874) were discovered in a storage room of the Peale Museum in Baltimore and are now on display at the Amon Carter Museum in an exhibit titled "Sentimental Journey."

Filled with buffaloes and Native Americans, Miller's paintings gain more of an intriguing quality when some of the work's history is understood.

Wind energy should replace coal

I discovered my favorite eye shadow last winter. It's black as night and appropriately named coal. One of my favorite movies is "Coal Miner's Daughter," in which the hard working, humble family of a coal miner romanticizes the dark sedimentary rock. Those are the only two things I like that have the word "coal."

By 2012, coal plants in the United States, China and India are expected to emit an extra 2.5 to 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide, according to a study cited in the textbook Contemporary Environmental Issues by TCU environmental sciences professor Michael Slattery.

Obama’s speech at convention a disappointment

When Sen. Barack Obama spoke last week at the 75,000 seated Invesco Field in Denver on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, it should come as no surprise that the speech was nothing more than a mere disappointment. The fireworks and speeches from admired senators and history-marking men like Sen. Ted Kennedy only set up the anticlimactic aftermath of the Democratic convention.

Operas rekindle old debate

Rivalry and harmonious beauty brought two of the most famous classical composers together 232 years ago, and their operas will be performed this weekend on campus.

The School of Music will perform "Mozart versus Salieri" Friday and Saturday in Ed Landreth Auditorium, said Richard Estes, TCU opera studio director.

Two school records set at invitational

The track and field team hosted its second home meet of the season Friday and Saturday, highlighted by two record-breaking performances from TCU's Olympic-bound...

Speaker to interpret philosopher’s theories

In 1882, German existentialist and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "God is dead and we have killed him," sparking outrage in Western society.

That's one of his many radical ideas that will be interpreted by internationally renowned philosophers on campus this week.

The symposium "Nietzsche and the Philosophical Life" will take place today through Saturday in Ed Landreth Auditorium.

Bon Appetit

Many babies are photographed in bubble baths or sitting on dads' laps wearing baseball caps and little football jerseys, but TCU Executive Chef Joel Branch can be seen in his baby book photographed with pots and pans in the kitchen, ready to prepare a meal.

Branch said he has always loved food and the preparation of new meals and recipes. He began taking his passion seriously at 19 by attending Aims Academy in Dallas. Soon after, Branch started working with ice sculpturist and artist Robert Bifulco in the Dallas Arts District, and in 2004, Branch began working for TCU.

Ladies trek through Mountain West

The No. 22 women's tennis team heads to Las Vegas on Friday where it will face the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and San Diego State University and will try to increase its lead in the Mountain West Conference.

The team swept its three-game conference opening weekend, only falling in two matches and capturing its sixth consecutive win.

TCU is one of three teams still undefeated in conference play. The University of New Mexico is tied with TCU for the conference lead with a 3-0 record. Brigham Young University is just behind at 2-0.

Women’s tennis team defeats rivals

The No. 22 TCU women's tennis team defeated Wyoming Sunday at the Bartzen Varsity Courts for its sixth consecutive win, completing a three-game conference opening weekend sweep.

The women's team climbed 13-4 overall and in the Mountain West, while Wyoming dropped to 10-7 and 0-2 in conference.

"This was a good weekend for the girls and the matches were sustained with concentration and energy," said Jefferson Hammond, head coach to the TCU women's tennis team. "I'm proud of my girls."

Construction hammers away students’ memories

Years from now, when I think back about my college campus, my first thoughts will not be beautiful, spread-out green lawns or the sounds of students conversing and laughing. My thoughts will be the loud buzzing of jackhammers, the beeping dump trucks, construction workers yelling at traffic and heaps of fresh soil piled on the lawn where I would leave our touch football games early to head across the street to the bars luring me in with their bright, neon lights.

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