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Friday, April 16, 2021


Holidays for giving to less fortunate

Every year, the same message is everywhere you turn: This Christmas, give the gift of giving.This sounds like the perfect gesture, but how many people actually put this suggestion into action?

You hear people all the time say they want to give or need to give, so why don't they just do it?

People often say they don't have the time, money or resources to give to others.

But let's face it: It's just an excuse. Anyone can join in the spirit of giving to others if they just put forth the effort.

Recognize life’s gifts during holiday

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Thanksgiving?Roasted Turkey? The smell of homemade pumpkin pie? Stuffing? Family? Friends?

These are all great things, but something is missing if this is the only list - the concept of being thankful.

Of all the days in the year, this one day is set aside to be thankful.

In Barbara Ann Kipfer's book "14,000 Things to Be Happy About," the writer gathers phrases, words and scenarios that should be appreciated.

Be mindful of your mammaries

It's the one time of the year besides Mardi Gras where its acceptable to lift up your top.It's Breast Cancer Awareness at TCU, and its time to get those breasts checked out.

You are probably thinking, "I am only 20 years old, why in the world would I need to get a breast exam?"

The fact is anyone can get breast cancer. It doesn't matter what age or gender you are.

Just ask Laura Martin Schlager, a recent TCU alumna who was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Show responsibility; don’t waste parents’ money at Bookstore

One iPod speaker, one Vera Bradley handbag, two candles, one Juicy tube of Lancome lip gloss and one Ralph Lauren Polo shirt - a bill at a department store or boutique? Nope, the receipt at the TCU Bookstore.Let's be honest: We've all been guilty at some point during our time at TCU of charging items at the bookstore and sending the bill home to Mom and Dad.

But the bookstore is just so tempting that sometimes you go in there and don't even intend to spend any money at all.

Have merit in political opinions

Being liberal once meant being radical and perhaps original. But now it seems to stand for being trendy - at least in Austin at the recent Austin City Limits Music Festival. Granted, it was Austin, and beyond that, it attracted people from Sixth Street in Austin.But still, both edges of the political spectrum can fall into this trap, and you see it all over college campuses, even at good ol' conservative TCU.

In fact, being "trendy liberals" may contradict what they actually stand for.

Films honoring 9/11 offer true depictions, impact viewer

The heartache and tragedy of the Sept. 11, 2001, events created wounds on the hearts of many Americans.Now, five years later, Hollywood has released two movies depicting some of these events. But is it too early to release films that created such tragedy?

For many Americans, it is obviously too soon because many people have chosen not to see these films, but to some, the films speak for themselves and they speak with heart.

Both films left me speechless, and I felt as though the events were unfolding in front of my eyes.

PC to host garage sale

It's time to empty those piggy banks and start shopping today at Programming Council's garage sale in front of Frog Fountain.Kit Lipscomb, a member of Programming Council, said the organization will host Frog Market in an effort to make it TCU's largest garage sale with live music and free food.

The event is open to anyone who would like to come and will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., said Lipscomb, a sophomore international communication and Spanish major.

First Frog Market to allow campus to sell belongings, provide services

It's out with the old and in with the new at TCU's first annual Frog Market, which Programming Council expects to be TCU's largest garage sale ever.Students can visit the market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 28 at Frog Fountain.

Kit Lipscomb, a freshman Programming Council member, is organizing the event.

Lipscomb said the TCU Frog Market will be a non-profit event open to all students, faculty and organizations who would like to sell their goods or services.

Faculty to examine mission statement

TCU students and faculty are familiar with the university's mission statement, "To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in a global community."But how often do they think about what it means?

Three faculty members - Gregg Franzwa, Jack Hill and Chris Riordan, from the philosophy, religion and business departments, respectively - will try to encourage the campus community to consider the mission statement tonight at a discussion titled, "The Mission Statement Revisited: What does it mean to be an ethical leader?"

Creager set to perform Sunday

Although alcoholic beverages will not be served, the student body will get a free taste of "Everclear" as Texas-country singer Roger Creager performs after the baseball game Sunday against Air Force.Creager, who is known for his laid-back music, puts a distinctive twist on traditional country as demonstrated in some of his most popular songs such as "The Everclear Song," "I Got the Guns" and "Love."

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