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On-campus trees also hold historical value

When prospective students visit the campus, they learn the history of the university's buildings. They learn about Waco and Thorp Spring and the evolution of the mascot. Now they can learn a little bit about the campus before TCU was there.

The Heritage Tree Tour gives students a glimpse of the campus before a single brick was laid. In light of the university's focus on environmentally-conscious practices as well as sustainability, it is important for students to remember that the university lies within the natural world.

Think before you drink

Before coming to college, many students are warned of the dangers of leaving drinks unattended. You never know what someone might put in a drink while it is out of sight.

It seems it is not only at a party that something might make it into a drink without the knowledge of the consumer. Even a manufactured drink, like an alcoholic energy drink, such as Joose, might contain something that could harm the person drinking it.

Positive change can come from tragic loss

In the midst of trouble, it is often difficult to cling to optimism.

Though death and disaster could lead to despair, often positive change arises in the wake of tragedy.

The partnership formed by the Brown-Lupton University Union and Gamma Phi Beta to bring the Rachel's Challenge College Program to campus is one example of the positive changes that can come from loss.

Freedom of speech deserves day of honor

As tempting as it may be to silence flag burners or to censor those opinions we'd rather not hear, we must appreciate the privilege we have been given to live in a country that provides each of us with both guidelines and freedom.

Though allowing certain viewpoints to flourish might make us cringe, it is still important that Americans remember to appreciate the laws and freedoms provided for in the Constitution.

Freshmen housing still needs improvement

Students are living in converted community space in four residence halls for the fourth year in a row, and it's time for the Office of Housing and Residence Life to find a new solution.

Heather Miller, associate director of housing, said students had been placed in rooms originally built as lounge spaces in the halls since she was hired more than four years ago. The office has no plans to alter its strategy for combating the increasing number of freshman who choose to attend the university each year, she said.

Graduate stands out for job among 150 applicants

Within one week, Kate Lunati went from having no interviews and no phone calls to having a job as a trauma Intensive Care Unit nurse at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

Lunati got the call from the hospital on March 19.

"I stopped breathing; I was so excited," said Lunati, a senior nursing major. "So much stress was just gone."

Lunati was chosen from 150 applicants for a position and said she only interviewed once to get the job she wanted.

"It only takes one," Lunati said.

Graduate stands out for job among 150 applicants

Within one week, Kate Lunati went from having no interviews and no phone calls to having a job as a trauma Intensive Care Unit nurse at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

Lunati got the call from the hospital on March 19.



"I stopped breathing; I was so excited," said Lunati, a senior nursing major. "So much stress was just gone."



Lunati was chosen from 150 applicants for a position and said she only interviewed once to get the job she wanted.



"It only takes one," Lunati said.

Jewish studies gets new director

Brite Divinity School officials found a new director of the Jewish Studies Program last week.

Nancy Ramsay, Brite Divinity School dean, said Ariel Feldman, a current Newton Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Manchester in England, accepted the position early last week and would join the staff as the Rosalyn and Manny Rosenthal Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and director of the Jewish Studies Program in fall 2011. Both posts are currently vacant.

Symbolism undermined by shock value in Badu’s video

While some were getting some sun on the beach during spring break, Erykah Badu was getting what many might consider too much sun on a famous Dallas street.

For the "Window Seat" music video, Badu walked through Dealey Plaza, the site of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, while removing her clothing, piece by piece, before she fell completely bare on the very spot where Kennedy was shot.

Greek Week highlights service

Shannon Sumerlin has a stack of binders in her office that show that Greeks on campus have done more than just throw theme parties.

The binders contain documentation that show the chapters fulfilled specific requirements in order to maintain their relationship with the university, said Sumerlin, interim director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.



Students could also see evidence of this during Greek Week, April 5 through April 9, when many Greeks participate in community service projects.

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