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Earth Day: From radical reactionary environmentalism to sustainability

A lot can change in forty years (Hair styles, fashion, music, even traditions), but the world we live in shouldn't.

In 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated with picket lines, gas masks, and overall with what Michael Slattery calls a radical environmentalism attitude.

Video – “Come as you are”

A student ministry group hopes to "Ignite" faiths of all kinds by congregating together for one day each week.

Women, men, friends, strangers, art majors, business majors.

Whether it be by word of mouth, t-shirts, or candies, many students have found out about Ignite and have taken the time out of their day at 9 p.m. every Monday for four weeks to come worship.

Student film doomed from the beginning

This article was edited for accuracy on Dec. 5 at 5:47 p.m.

The student-directed and produced film "Dormitory of Doom" has a catchy title with potential. That potential is quickly stomped on with the bad acting in the first scene that foreshadows the majority of the movie.



The film begins with some friends hanging out in their dorm, complaining about how dirty, loud and unlivable the place is. A strange man claiming to be the new resident assistant eavesdrops and begins to tell them a tale of true hell in their very dorm.

Christmas gifts made from the heart

Tired of generic, store-bought gifts this Christmas season? These easy, home-made presents will surely fulfill your creativity craving! And boys, what better way to...

December events to get you in the Christmas spirit

'Tis the season for giving, which is why the DFW area is packed with toy drives and marathons for a good cause. There are also plenty of light shows, from your neighborhood competitions to a boat parade!

Dec. 1, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010 - Six Flags Holiday in the Park


Roller coasters and thrill rides are not the only things you will find at Six Flags during the Christmas season; extra holiday happenings include a sledding hill of faux-snow, carolers throughout the month, thousands of lights and, of course, appearances by the one and only Santa Claus.

Student-led SOAP group helps clean up poverty

A closet full of roaches. A couch covered in dust and dirt. A mattress on the floor with the springs breaking through.

These are the norms at the one- or two-bedroom apartments families live in at homeless shelters in the area, said Joe Askew, co-creator of a new student organization on campus, Student Outreach Against Poverty, or SOAP.



People with homes like these or no homes at all are those whom the members of SOAP are trying to help.



These guys are down-to-earth students, smiling and making jokes with each other.

Ambitious teens show promise of future generation

Many times American teenagers are ragged on for being lazy, incompetent and unaware of what is going on in this world. Who can blame...

November events you’re sure to fall for

Whether you are looking for a high adrenaline car race to watch or a slow-paced parade of holiday lights, the Metroplex has it all. Be sure to check out holiday performances by Circle Theatre, Texas Ballet Theater and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Nov. 5 - 8 - Race Week at Texas Motor Speedway



The speedway will once again become a gearhead's heaven this week with the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, complete with fast cars, cold beers and cut-off shorts. Check the Web site for times and details for the week.

Costumes under $10 that will make you holler

Don't feel like spending $50 on a provocative Disney princess or an overpriced horror costume?

Here is a list of 12 costume ideas for under $10.



1. Gangster



White T-shirt: $4.00 at Walmart



Borrow baggy, oversized pants from a friend



Make your own bling from foil



2. Saintly Figure



Sheet from home for toga-type dress



Large cross necklace: $1.99 at Halloween USA



Rosary and Bible if you already own them

Day of the Dead: Celebrating the life of loved ones

To most people, the sight of a skeleton or skull is not exactly a friendly one. But for those who practice Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead on Nov. 1 and 2, it is one of celebration and remembrance.

Miguel Leatham, an anthropology professor who studies Mexican religion and folklore, said that it was not until recently that Americans, mostly Southwesterners, started celebrating Dia de los Muertos. With the growth of Mexican immigrants came the growth of the holiday.

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