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Students pursue master’s for financial futures

It takes money to make money and for students, undergraduate degrees can empty out their wallets but master's degrees can break their banks.Despite the expenses of higher education, more students than ever have started master's programs this fall because of the "tremendous salary boost" and "better job offers," according to a Sept. 14 New York Times article.

Nationally, full-time master's programs applications have risen 20 percent in the past three years, according to The Graduate Management Admissions Council Application Trends of 2007.

Austin greets rock’s sixth return home

As the sun covers 360 acres of green oasis in the "Live Music Capital of the World," anxious music lovers will flock together to satisfy their ears and catch a close glimpse of their favorite bands.One hundred and thirty bands will treat about 200,000 music fanatics to a weekend of musical satisfaction in the Austin City Limits Music Festival. There, eight stages and three days are all a part of the pandemonium and organized chaos in Austin.

Come one, come all

Arcade FireTop the day off by soothing your deafened ears with Arcade Fire's highly-instrumental music and mellow vocal arrangements.

Songs to look out for: "No Cars Go" and "Neon bible"

AMD stage Friday from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m.



The White Stripes

The duo added bagpipes and mariachi horns to their eclectic collection of rock music laced with blues.

Songs to look out for: "Icky Thump" and "The Denial Twist"

AT&T stage Saturday from 8:30 to 10 p.m.


Heckling opposing teams just part of game, all in good fun

"We're gonna beat the hell out of you, and you, and you ..."Sound familiar?

Every football game, thousands of Frogs fans, whether they are kids, students or die-hard alumni, are screaming this chant at the opposing team.

It is a part of TCU football.

Students are taught not to point at the other team while screaming this chant because that would be rude, however, that is why our amazing Frog Camp facilitators taught us to use our elbows instead of our fingers.

Faculty Senate discusses projects set for semester

The Faculty Senate met Thursday for the first time this semester to welcome 20 new senators and discuss the individual committee projects for the 2007-2008 school year.After spending an academic year working on a new faculty tenure and promotion appeal policy and producing a draft last August, the Tenure, Promotion and Grievance Committee will continue to work on the policy, TPG chairwoman Dianna Newbern said.

"We have to get more input on the draft the committee wrote this summer and write another draft, but overall we are 90 percent complete," Newbern said.

Now that’s good eatin’

"Fight 'em till hell freezes over, then fight 'em on ice." These were the famous words of TCU's only coach to win a national championship, Dutch Meyer.

Students and community members can now remember Meyer at the new hamburger joint, Dutch's, which was named after him for his accomplishments on the football field and around campus.

Dutch's, which is located on University Drive in the former Jon's Grille space, is adding to the list of ever-growing TCU community hangout spots.

Students shrug off online evaluations

After last semester's online course evaluation pilot test, the faculty evaluation committee reported the study was unsuccessful because of a low student response rate found.Catherine Wehlburg, executive director of the Office for Assessment and Quality Enhancement, said, "A reason we had unsuccessful rates was because over 1,000 evaluations were caught in the TCU spam filters so by the time the e-mails were sent back out, the timing was off due to finals week."

Local band shows strengths

In the three years that have passed since Green River Ordinance recorded its first EP, "Breaking the Surface," the band has matured into one that combines probing lyrics with infectious melodies. The result of this growth is their debut full-length album, "The Beauty of Letting Go."Originally intending to release a four-song demo CD, the band members changed their minds when they found themselves unhappy with the initial product.

Album Review

Fans of Switchfoot rejoice: The new album is out and better than the last."Nothing is Sound," Switchfoot's fifth studio release, is catchy and masterfully written, probing the listener into examining today's materialistic society.

A self-proclaimed attempt at "trying to sing something true with a broken heart," Switchfoot's frontman, lead singer Jon Foreman, said the album stemmed from a verse in Ecclesiastes that says, "Meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless."

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