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TABC often overreaches, needs to be restructured

In 2007, students from all over the world looked forward to continuing their education at TCU.

Last fall, 7,382 students enrolled at TCU as undergraduates; 1,698 of those students were from out of state.



Now we all know that to be a successful and happy student at TCU you don't just need good grades. You need to experience life and the city with your new friends.



But for the 23 percent of those students that moved to Texas for school, experiencing life and the city is a little more complicated.

Obama represents change America has been striving for

Change. Obama's campaign slogan has inspired a passionate campaign that has resulted in significant leads in many important states. Pollster.com shows Obama leading McCain...

Vampires vs. werewolves: Fans continue to argue which is better

Who would win: vampires or werewolves?

An age-old adage that is only becoming more and more popular as the years go by.



With the addition of applications on both MySpace and Facebook, this question has run rampant across the Internet.



The Facebook application, Vampires vs. Werewolves, has 18,330 active monthly users. The MySpace vampire application has almost 2 million members and werewolves have more than 130,000 users.

Journalism majors face an unsteady job market

Facing your final year in college makes you feel two things: panic and an overwhelming urge to get the heck out of Dodge.

Parents and teachers are constantly hounding seniors about what they want to do with the rest of their lives, like we have any idea what the answer is. We're just trying to graduate on time.



Sure, a career is never far from our minds, but we try really hard to keep it as far away as possible.

Holiday spirit arrives with annual tree lighting

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and TCU is spreading the spirit with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree tonight on the Sadler lawn.Mr. and Ms. TCU, senior political science and broadcast journalism major David Spencer and junior Spanish and biology major Lindsay Morgan Taylor, will be conducting the ceremonies, which will begin at 8 p.m. and will include caroling, hot cocoa and candle lighting.

As per tradition, Chancellor Victor Boschini will do the honors of lighting the tree, said Natalie Boone, assistant director of Student Government Association.

Campus payroll, HR to go paperless by tax season

Payroll and Human Resources will be "going green" by next quarter, said the payroll tax coordinator.Shelli Barr-Majors, payroll tax coordinator, said there are two main things they hope to accomplish by "going green."

"To us, going green is trying to eliminate wasteful paper," Barr-Majors said. "It also means security - no lost checks or information floating around where someone could steal an identity."

Barr-Majors said when the department sat down and looked at the amount of paper they used every day, it was an eye opener.

Speaker discusses upbringing in communist China

It was standing room only at Smith Hall for the first guest speaker put on by the Institute of Asian Studies, who spoke about her life in Communist China.Qui Jin, an associate professor and director of Asian studies at Old Dominion University, spoke Thursday about her struggles to overcome the obstacles surrounding the Chinese Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.

Qui said she came to the U.S. to study a part of Chinese history that was forbidden by the Chinese government.

Chinese exile to discuss life, research

A woman who was born in China and later exiled in the 1960s for her father's supposed treason is speaking on campus today.Qui Jin, an associate professor and director of the Institute of Asian Studies at Old Dominion University, will speak about her research and personal life during the communist reign in China.

Qui grew up in China close to the Communist Party of China's Chairman, Mao Zedong, and experienced the Cultural Revolution on a personal basis, said Peter Worthing, associate professor of history and a friend of Qui.

Facebook utilized by job recruiters

Facebook can be a blessing or a curse when embarking on a job search.Purdue University with the National Association of Colleges and Employers offered a survey to campus recruiters and 64 companies.

When recruiters were asked five questions about whether online resources affected their decisions in hiring, 78 percent said it did have an affect, according to the survey.

"Facebook is the best thing to ever happen to job recruitment," said Bill Moncrief, senior associate dean of the Neeley School of Business.

Center to help future teachers with grant

A grant from a local bank is helping the TCU Center for Urban Education start a program to recruit high school students to become teachers, said a member of the Center of Urban Education. University Advancement and faculty members at the center got the grant from Citigroup to start Aspiring Educators, the new program, said Cecilia Silva, an associate professor of education.

"The Center for Urban Education has several goals, and one of them is to help high school students who are interested in teaching," Silva said.

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