A young girl is told all her troubles will disappear and she will be loved forever. She is whisked away not realizing that her purpose is to be bought and sold for sex.
The Super Bowl brought national attention to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. TCU students have geared up for a weekend of cold excitement and football. The university sent even sent out a crime tips e-mail warning students about pickpockets and drunk driving.
However, there has been no mention or awareness on campus of one of the biggest problems surrounding the Super Bowl.
With the wind chill of 28 degrees and the implosion happening around 8:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning, crowds still made it out to watch the implosion of the Amon G. Carter stadium.
Rubbing her hands together to warm them, alumna Jennifer Dart said that even though she was freezing she wouldn't miss the implosion. Dart has been coming to football games at the stadium since she was five years old.
"This is a good turnout," Dart said. "I think the community is really behind the growth of the university and they are excited about the new stadium going in."
For four semesters in a row, the university's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. chapter never officially had more than three members. This semester marks the first time the group will meet the student handbook requirement of a minimum of seven active members.
According to the AKA website, the sorority is an international service organization and is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women.
AKA President Liberty Bell said trying to revive the sorority has been challenging, but she takes it in stride every day.
The Horned Frogs will open the 2010 football season on Saturday with two firsts: the team will wear the recently unveiled Nike Pro Combat uniforms and will play in Cowboys Stadium for the first time.
Nike selected 10 universities to be part of the Nike Pro Combat System of Dress. TCU was one of five teams that also wore Pro Combat uniforms last season.
Matt Lewis, athletic equipment manager, presented the Horned Frogs' Nike uniforms at the unveiling event in New York City Wednesday.
A student will make the trek by bike this summer, helping build homes along the way.
After completing the 26-mile Cowtown Marathon, Brett Major said he could barely feel his legs.
"It's such a mental struggle finishing a marathon," Major, senior psychology major, said.
The devastating earthquake in Chile has one Chilean student in shock.
A student from Santiago, Chile woke up to a phone call that would leave in her panicked for several hours. Tatienne Thiele, a sophomore interorior design major, said her parents called Saturday, Feb. 27 to tell her about the severe earthquake that hit Chile, but before Thiele could get more information the signal cut out.
After completing the 26-mile Cowtown Marathon on Feb. 27, Brett Major said he could barely feel his legs.
"It's such a mental struggle to finish a marathon," said Major, a senior psychology major.
Major had a big crowd of supporters on the day of the marathon. Christin Lynch, a senior nursing major, said she ran alongside Major for a little bit and cheered him on.
"I don't know how he did it," Lynch said. "I feel so inspired. I have never had the desire to run this far, but watching him I feel like I could do it."
"Let your voice reconstruct our campus" is the theme for the third annual Improve TCU Day Wednesday, a member of the Student Relations Committee said.
"The purpose of Improve TCU Day is to get ideas and reveal resources to strengthen the relationship between the student body and the student government," said Myra Mills, senior music education major and chairwoman of the Student Relations Committee.
Junior Marlon Figueroa was named Student Government Association president Wednesday along with sophomore Jackie Wheeler as vice president, Chase Bruton as treasurer and Alex Collins as Programming Council chair.
"I was nervous up until the very last minute because all eight of us who ran for elections are great people and very qualified," Figueroa said. "But I am so excited to be president because I put my whole heart into it."
Students wanting to know more about the two candidates running for student body president can read their answers to the question and answer section. Andrew Pulliam, a junior finance major from St. Louis, and Marlon Figueroa, a junior finance and accounting double major from San Juan, Puerto Rico are running for the position.
Q: What made you realize you wanted to run for student body president?