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Saturday, April 17, 2021


Rifle team owes success this season in part to team of...

With two talented freshmen shooters on the same team - sharing the same name - -things can get a little confusing. Sarah Scherer and Sarah Beard have played an instrumental role in the rifle team's success this season, and they've also become fast friends.

"We call each other clones," Beard said. "It's just fun, it's interesting with two Sarahs."

Head coach Karen Monez said the duo has added incredible depth to this year's team. She also claimed responsibility for Beard's nickname: Palin, after the former vice presidential candidate.

Showgirls don’t belong at a baseball game

Since when do dancers belong at a baseball game?

I am a huge fan of the TCU Showgirls. In fact, two seasons ago, I too, was one of the scantily clad dancers shaking my pompoms at every home baseball game. Consequently, I remember how awkward it felt to climb onto the dugout, "perform" (if you can even call it that given the limited surface space) for a mostly apathetic crowd and then hop back down again.

Baseball team holds clinic benefitting cancer group

The Horned Frog baseball team will host the first annual Women's Baseball Clinic tonight, benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Tarrant County.

Grady's Restaurant will provide food and beverages, and the evening's events include an interactive batting cage contest, a player panel and a fashion show. The fashion show will feature members of the 2010 baseball team and the TCU Showgirls in designs from Fort Worth boutique A. Hooper.

Men’s tennis ready to climb national rankings

The No. 38 ranked TCU men's tennis team opened its spring season Sunday with wins against UT-Pan American and UT Arlington. The Frogs are one of seven Mountain West Conference squads that appeared in preseason rankings.

The men's team finished the 2009 season rated No. 38 after winning the Mountain West Conference's regular season championship and advancing to the first round of the NCAA Championships.

Faculty: Civic literacy gap dimisses civic involvement

Some faculty remain optimistic about student community involvement despite a recent study on American civic literacy, which revealed a major void in civic knowledge among the nation's college students.

The report, "Our Fading Heritage: Americans Fail a Basic Test on Their History and Institutions," is the third study conducted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization promoting a traditional curriculum.

Congress to bail out student loans

A recent extension to legislation passed by Congress involving the buying out of federal student loans will not affect the daily life of a TCU student, but it will greatly impact those lenders providing the loans, a campus financial aid official said.

The Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008, which authorized the Education Department to buy federal student loans from education lenders, originally included only loans made in the 2008-09 school year. However, as of Nov. 7, loans made in 2009-10 are also eligible.

Honor society promotes breast cancer awareness in honor of staff

Amid a sea of purple TCU Frogs for the Cure T-shirts, about 100 students with "AED" printed on their sleeves proudly walked on to the football field at halftime Thursday night.

These students did so, in major part, to honor breast cancer survivor Denise Bennett.

The fourth annual Frogs for the Cure football game against Brigham Young University marked the second year Alpha Epsilon Delta, TCU's premedical and predental honor society, participated in the festivities. Bennett is the academic program specialist to AED faculty adviser Phil Hartman.

Concert to benefit social justice awareness

TCU's own Tim Halperin and other musical artists will be performing today in the Campus Commons to increase awareness and raise funds for global social justice.

The TCU chapter of Amnesty International, campus organization Invisible Children and TOMS shoes have come together to host "Invisible Soles Event of Justice," a social justice concert event, in the hopes of increasing visibility on campus and energizing the student population into action, said Alexis Branaman, a junior international communications and strategic communication major.

Students push for voter turnout three weeks before election

With only 20 days left before the presidential election, campus political groups are pushing to increase voter turnout through rallies, fundraising events and debate-watching parties. Representatives from both groups say they are looking to increase their presence on campus and to boost awareness of relevant political issues.

TCU Democrats

The 2008 Democratic National Convention wasn't TCU Democrats President Elizabeth Slagle's first convention, but it was the one that moved her to action.

Official: cut in federal aid wouldn’t strongly impact university

For senior communication studies major Floyd Hernandez, a Pell Grant made a TCU education a reality.

Without it, he said, he probably wouldn't be here.

Bush administration officials warned Congress the most important federal aid program, Pell Grants, may need up to $6 billion in additional taxpayer funds next year due to the record numbers of college students seeking federal financial aid, The New York Times reported last week.

This has Hernandez and others worried.

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