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Thursday, April 22, 2021


Work with band, publications provide fond memories, but time to say...

Wow. That's another four years down.And I'm not really sure if it felt like four long years or four short years.

It does feel like I've been at TCU for a while, though. And I'm certainly ready to finish my degree and not have to take classes anymore. Taking a full class load while trying to work what has constituted, at least some semesters, an almost full-time job at the Skiff has been difficult at best. Throw in my involvement in musical ensembles such as the marching band and you've got one hell of a busy schedule at times. And I'm glad to be getting away from that.

Point: Changes to France’s economy necessary to compete globally

Not for the first time in its millennia-long history, there has been social disorder and civil unrest in France.For weeks now, French youth -...

Pressing concerns

The problem with recent cartoons of the Islamic prophet Muhammad lies not in their publication but rather in the spirit of intolerance and misunderstanding behind them, a religious expert said in a speech Wednesday.The cartoons that were originally published in Danish newspapers and, more recently, reprinted in other papers around Europe and other parts of the world featured Muhammad promoting violence. Yushau Sodiq, associate professor of religion, said the spirit of these cartoons is the heart of the problem.

Iranian leader’s claims lacking in merit

A few months ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the nation of Israel to be dissolved. Then he followed up back in December, by calling the Holocaust a "myth."According to a Dec. 14, article on British Broadcasting Corp.'s Web site, Ahmadinejad called all who supported the idea that the Holocaust happened, as well as those who supported Israel itself, "Zionist mouthpieces" and "subservient to the Zionists."

Game music worth a listen: More than random sounds

I don't try to hide it, and I don't try to deny it. I'm a nerd through and through, and I actually enjoy my nerd-dom.What makes me a nerd, you ask? Well, many things. But one of the foremost factors would have to be my love of video game music.

Wait, what's that? Video game music? As in the bleeps and bloops from your kid brother's Pok‚mon game on Game Boy?

Well, yes and no.

Video game music - or VGM as most fans call it - has evolved along with the electronic entertainment it accompanies.

Students should keep number of activities under control

In the past I've advocated getting involved in campus organizations while at TCU.It's a great way to make new friends, explore areas of interest, take a break from classes, get a little recreation and maybe even serve the TCU community in some way.

But you should be careful about spreading yourself too thin.

Getting involved in too much can be just as detrimental to the overall college experience as not getting involved at all.

Contract extension well deserved

Ever since the Frogs beat Nevada-Las Vegas 51-3 in their last regular season football game, every TCU fan has wondered one thing: What bowl game are we going to?As the rumors flew - talk of the Las Vegas Bowl, the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., the Houston Bowl and even the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., circulated - we all expected an invitation and an announcement any day.

Be well-rounded: Optimize your education

For years now, giving students a well-rounded education has been a national trend among colleges and universities.And with an ever-shrinking job market, it's easy to see why.

Every college student chooses a major area of study. When students graduate, they tend to search for jobs related to their major. But with more and more high school graduates going to college these days, every field gets increasingly crowded with potential employees holding bachelor's degrees.

More student-friendly attendance policies needed

The classwork is greater than what most students expect coming out of high school. Many are not adequately prepared to read as much as they have to in order to keep up with classes.Add onto this the need many of us have to work a steady job for one reason or another, as well as participation in extracurricular activities, which allow students to experience college life to the fullest. Before too long, students start running out of hours in the day and the week to eat and sleep.

So what happens? Sometimes we miss a class here or there.

Third parties less successful

The campus got a chance to see perhaps the biggest independent candidate Texas has seen in almost 10 years when Kinky Friedman paid TCU...
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