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Saturday, May 15, 2021


Freshman turns love of baking into sweet profit

While many students are checking Facebook during class, Gabrielle McBay is busy looking up cookie recipes. McBay, a freshman business major, turned her love of...

Campus job fair takes practice to conquer

With just two months remaining in the semester, many students started their job search at a career fair offered on campus.

Kara Lutley, a senior marketing and business information systems major, was one of the many hopeful students at the event.

"This is my fifth time coming to the career fair," Lutley said. "I've been coming every year since I was a second-semester sophomore looking for internships. Now I'm graduating in May...I thought I might as well come back and look for an actual job."

Harry Potter’s Quidditch might have potential to be an NCAA sport

Quidditch, a game created by J.K. Rowling in her fictional "Harry Potter" books, is gaining popularity among high school and college students in the Muggle, or non-magical, world.

Valerie Fischman, a student at the University of Maryland, is petitioning the NCAA to recognize Quidditch as an official sport. The process, however, could take years because athletic directors from at least 50 colleges must also petition the NCAA for recognition.

Drum major expresses a passion to teach

The band marches out on the field at halftime as fans wait in anticipation. Hannah Harvey takes her place atop the drum major's podium and looks to the center drum major for her cue. Her hands begin floating through the air in identical formation with the other two drum majors. The modest chimes that begin in the percussion section gradually flourish as other sections of the 200-member band join in.

Staying in sync visually is the key to keeping the band in time, Harvey said. With a band as large as the Horned Frog Marching Band, it's easy for a section to lose tempo.

Cycling rally to promote air quality awareness Saturday

Cyclists will take off from Sundance Square on Saturday for the Clean Air Bike Rally, an 8.5 mile bike ride through downtown Fort Worth and Trinity Trails with the aim of raising awareness about the need for air quality improvement in Fort Worth.

This is the first year the route has included trails and streets. Hunter said event coordinators want to encourage biking for recreation and transportation and show cyclists that downtown streets are bicycle-friendly.

iTunes’ Ping gains large following

In the first 48 hours after it launched, more than one million users had opened accounts on Ping.

Ping, a social networking service built into Apple iTunes, was introduced last week, along with several other new and updated products.

Tim Halperin, a May 2010 TCU graduate, said he has used social networking sites to promote his music. His songs are available for download on iTunes, however, he is not considered an artist on Ping.

Coach Patterson donates to local food bank

Horned Frog football head coach Gary Patterson chose the Tarrant Area Food Bank as the charity to receive a $10,000 donation as part of his 2009 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award honors.

Mary Kathryn Anderson, TAFB business development director, said the donation will benefit TAFB's BackPacks for Kids program. BackPacks for Kids is a weekend food program for school-aged children who are at high risk for hunger.

Sports production company to hold workshop for FTDM majors

University alumni now working at Sports Studio Productions in Los Angeles will hold a production workshop on Friday for film-TV-digital media majors.Sports Studio Productions,...

Task force creates community garden for city

University students, staff members and Fort Worth residents are participating in the creation of a community garden in the Fairmount Historic District as part of the Fort Worth Sustainability Task Force, a group created in January to investigate ways to ensure that the city infrastructure and resources can keep up with city growth.

The first community garden, located at Fifth Avenue and West Maddox Avenue, is less than three miles from campus.

Bike program expands routes and lanes closer to university

A city program adopted in February would expand bike routes and lanes near the university but will not necessarily connect the campus to downtown Fort Worth, a city planner said.

Julia McCleeary, a City of Fort Worth senior planner with the project management division, said the program, titled Bike Fort Worth, does not have a method for determining where bike lanes and routes will be created.

The program developed after Fort Worth area cyclists made a request for more bike routes and lanes at a Fort Worth City Council meeting last year.

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