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International film festival promotes cultural cooperation

Red carpets, spotlights, celebrities and cameras flashing.A scene straight from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood took place Tuesday outside the AMC Palace 9 theater in Fort Worth at the first Lone Star International Film Festival.

Celebrities such as Bill Paxton, Fred Durst, Martin Sheen, Jason Ritter and Steve-O will be walking the streets of Cowtown for more than 13 major independent films and nine international films that will be showing through Sunday.

Talent show to benefit campus organizations

The stars will come out on campus tonight.The Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity and the Music Educators Organization will present "The Stars at TCU" talent show in PepsiCo Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

From baton twirlers to dancers, to singer/songwriters, Christa Bentley, director of the talent show and member of Mu Phi Epsilon, said there will be an eclectic group of acts.

"All the acts are really incredible," Bentley said. "I just hope that people come out and watch the talent that the students have."

Death row inmates deserve harsher execution method

The three-drug cocktail. It's just a quick sting.Sodium Pentothal is injected as an anesthetic. Thirty seconds go by and unconsciousness sets in.

Lethal injection is used in almost every single execution state but recently it has been receiving major criticism from the Supreme Court, according to a New York Times article Oct. 18.

Texas accounts for 405 of the 1,099 lethal injection executions since 1976.

Screams park offers fright through diversity, lurkers

Located in the woodlands of Waxahachie, Screams Halloween Theme Park resembles an abandoned New England Colonial village straight from the Salem witch trials of 1692.Trees tower over the pathways, and shrieks of the night lead customers to vendors, including tarot card readers, henna tattoo artists and gift shops. The park is filled with ghostly noises and new fear lurks behind every corner.

Screams targets from ages 12 and under, who played in the Spooky Hollow Children's Area, to college students and adults, who drank from the five different beers at The Taboo Tavern.

California fires threaten students’ families

The heat from the Western wildfires can be felt more than 1,000 miles away as families and friends of TCU students leave all memories behind to escape the blazes.

Football players’ April weapons charges dropped

Read the court documents: Robert Henson Stephen Hodge Read about the arrest

Campus first to host awareness campaign

Five hundred red signs cover Sadler Lawn, however, Red Flags are all around.Red Flags are things people can be looking for, like insults or criticisms that could lead to a violent relationship, said Rebecca Farrow, vice president of community service for Safe Haven, a local women's shelter.

The Red Flag campaign, which is part of the statewide Texas Council on Family Violence project, consists of flags, posters and emergency cards that will be passed out around Tarrant County, Farrow said.

Provost says demolishing student center more cost-efficient

Administrators will propose to demolish the Brown-Lupton Student Center to the Board of Trustees, the provost said. Nowell Donovan, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, told Faculty Senate members at the meeting Thursday that it would be more expensive and less academically efficient if the building were left for renovations.

"In the long run, renovations will take longer and cost us more, which is an amazing thought," Donovan said. "It will also create a more beautiful space that will carry into the new the Campus Commons area."

Large-scale project funds cancer research

One of the largest student-run philanthropy event in the university's history, Up 'Til Dawn, is getting bigger.The Up 'Til Dawn program, which supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., will raise funds through a letter writing campaign Wednesday.

With an 11-hour letter writing campaign, compared to last year's nine-hour campaign, students will have more opportunities to support the fundraising goal of $45,000, which is $10,000 more than last year, executive director Sarah Durkee said.

New SGA bill allows more campaign funds

Executive Student Government Association candidates will be able to spend an extra $300 on their campaigns in November after the House passed a bill Tuesday, 27-14, to extend campaign expenses in the Student Body Code. Kelly Barnes, sophomore class representative, proposed the bill and said the motivation for the legislation was fueled by the low voter turnout last year and the lack of advertisement options for less than $200.

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