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Pi Kappa Phi team wins annual Mardi Gras Mocktail

The university's chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority held its 10th annual Mardi Gras Mocktail Blend-Off on Wednesday in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium.

The blend-off was originally designed to raise alcohol awareness and eventually became the main philanthropy event for Alpha Delta Pi. In the blend-off, teams from different campus organizations blend non-alcoholic beverages in a competition for the grand prize, which is donated by area businesses or organizations.

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” comforts only the homophobic

There's nothing wrong with being gay in the military. As long as no one finds out about it.

From the beginning of his campaign, President Barack Obama said he wanted to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prevents openly gay men and women from serving in the U.S. military. During his first year in office, Obama did not to try to overturn the policy, but he renewed his call to repeal it during his Jan. 27 State of the Union address.

It's about time.

Officials: Branding not common on campus

A person could use clothes hangers for many different things, the most obvious of which is to hang clothes.

Others have used these household items to recover hard-to-reach items, pick locks and roast marshmallows.

More still have had a clothes hanger TV antennae or used the hangers to prepare hot dogs around campfires.

And, as university students learned last week, some in fraternities have used wire hangers to char human flesh.

Media exposure not harmful to youth if limited

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University investigates student branding

The university is investigating a branding incident that resulted in burn injuries for a Kappa Sigma fraternity member more than two weeks ago, university officials said.

"University policy prohibits harming another student, which would obviously include branding," according to a university statement. "It's too early to tell if this incident was related to a student-sponsored activity, but the health and safety of our students is of utmost importance to TCU."

Nursing program partners with Texas hospitals for innovative curriculum

Lori Muhr found her farm on Facebook was not doing as well since beginning the new master's program in the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

The farm Muhr referred to was a virtual one featured in an application designed for members to care for farm animals.

Muhr is one of the six inaugural students in Harris College's clinical nurse leader program, which began in fall 2009. She works as an emergency nurse at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and said the program was similar to having another full-time job.

Fraternity and Sorority Life awaiting new position

The university is reviewing about 15 applications for the director of Fraternity and Sorority Life position, which was vacated in September, a university official said.

Mike Russel, executive director for student affairs administration, said he posted a listing on the university's human resources Web site at the end of last semester, and the applicant pool is growing. He said he will let the applications accumulate before making his recommendation.

Women’s swim team returns for a match against UNT

The women's swim team returns home Friday to face the University of North Texas in the first meet since the Frogs' recent loss to conference rival Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, on Jan. 8.

Senior swimmer Stephanie Futscher stressed the importance of the home pool advantage.

"We always do better when we compete at home in our home pool," she said. "I love racing at home."

Futscher, who has won first place in the 200-fly during four meets this season, said she is confident Friday's meet will go well.

The law should punish cheating spouses and their lovers

Finally, there is a way for scorned spouses to make the person who broke up their marriage pay.Literally.Laws in seven states, including Utah, North...
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