When senior finance and accounting major Dan Lienemann first came to TCU, he started his freshman year like many other new students - stocking up on textbooks required for his classes. The total was around $450. Since then, Lienemann, an international finance and accounting major, has used what he has learned in financial management classes - to get more for less. He no longer goes to the TCU bookstore for his books.Lienemann has discovered that just by a click of the mouse, he can save $100 to $300 a semester on his books.
Although some of the recent illegal immigration proposals have stirred up the U.S. Hispanic population, causing widespread protests and demonstrations across the nation, some new legislation may cause Latinos to turn their heads, said Valerie Martinez-Ebers, associate professor of political science.This new legislation was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last Monday, which, if approved by the Senate, could potentially allow illegal immigrants to seek citizenship and provide temporary work for these immigrants, said an article from The New York Times.
(Take a look at the 'Marching for rights' photo story in the Slideshows section of the website!)Hundreds of high school students gathered in downtown Fort Worth Tuesday afternoon to protest laws that could limit the number of illegal immigrants in the United States.
Carrying intertwined Mexican and American flags and signs with messages such as, "U.S. builds walls, U.S. will fall," and "ÂViva la Raza!", students from all over Fort Worth, mostly Hispanic, walked the streets from the federal building to the courthouse.
I called a friend from my car to ask if he had already arrived at the birthday party of a Colombian TCU swimmer. "Yeah, but we are all in the back," he answered. "The Hispanics have taken over the front room."
My roommate and I walked in to see exactly that - a living room full of Latin students dancing to Spanish music and the non-Latino students huddled in the other room.
This is ridiculous, I thought. At the sound of "Rakata," I pulled my roommate in with me to shake our booties with people "oh so different" from us.
When Jennifer Klein graduated from TCU in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in English, she fought with her parents about her future."My parents were determined I would go to graduate school right away," she said. "I told them I couldn't go when I really had no idea at all what I wanted to study."
Klein, like other TCU students, was unsure of what to do with her future.
Tracy Williams, associate director of TCU Abroad, said after college graduation is when most students first have to really think about what they want with their lives.
It's Felicity meets The Sopranos.The cast of the radio-TV-film student-led production, "Southern Comforts," was chosen after more than 100 students auditioned for a part, professor Richard Allen said.
He said the soap opera will be filmed and aired next semester.
Allen said 16 students were cast in the main roles of the soap opera, including three freshmen, three sophomores, three juniors and seven seniors. Though the majority of the students are RTVF or theatre majors, the cast also includes a broadcast journalism major and a biology major, he said.
After studying in Japan as a college student, accepting a marriage proposal at Machu Picchu in Peru and traveling across the Serengeti Desert, Tracy Williams is back for her fifth year assisting TCU students with their study abroad plans.Williams, the assistant director of the Center for International Education, said she may have a love for travel, but her greatest passion is to share this love with students.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 24, and the second leading cause for college-age students, according to the National Mental Health Association.TCU students said the extra stress put on them by living alone for the first time and the added school work contributes to the feelings of depression in people their age.
Monica Kintigh, a licensed counselor at TCU, said the best way to prevent suicide is to talk about it.
Students who have had thoughts about suicide should be aware that they are not alone and help is at hand if they choose to seek it out, said a campus counselor.Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds and the second leading cause of death among college-age students, according to the National Mental Health Association.
"One in 17 people have had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year," said Monica Kintigh, a licensed professional counselor in Mental Health Services at TCU.