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Wednesday, May 12, 2021


Fan support shouldn’t be limited to football

Horned Frog fans have been criticized in the past for a lack of enthusiasm at our football games, but Amon G. Carter Stadium isn't the only sports complex on campus that sits less-than-full on game days.

Star-Telegram sports columnist Randy Galloway called us out before football season started this year and blatantly asserted that we don't have "big-time fan support." That sentiment often applies to other games, matches and meets that the Horned Frogs participate in.

Effective response for phishing attack

Early Thursday, a sizable number of university students and faculty awoke to find a peculiar message sitting in their inboxes. The subject line read,...

Caution should accompany change

Anyone raised in the South, or anyone raised with common sense, for that matter, has probably been advised that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Luckily for the university student body, our administrators have stepped slightly outside the boundaries of this advice when approaching proposed changes to the Vision in Action program.

In the five years since VIA was implemented, school officials say it has met and exceeded its goals. Campus renovations? Thanks, VIA. Internal scholarship support?

New red light cameras will increase safety awareness

Attention local speed demons 8212; the City of Fort Worth is watching you, but don't worry, it's for your own good.

As anyone who has driven down some of the major streets in the university area would know, red light cameras have been popping up at many intersections recently. Flooring it at the last minute as you approach a light may seem like a good way to save time, but you won't be feeling so sly when a $75 ticket arrives at your doorstep a few weeks later.

Texas State Fair should promote healthier food

Within the past year, the Daily Skiff has published several articles concerning the health, mental or physical, of the university's student body. With the opening of the State Fair of Texas today, it appears as though the organization's culinary participants are attempting to undo months of statewide media coverage devoted to educating the public on health risks. Although the fair's calendar provides details on upcoming activities, the aspect that receives the most media attention is the food.

We expect a high level of transparency from our politicians

The Nov. 2 gubernatorial election date is drawing near, but Republican Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic challenger Bill White, former mayor of Houston, have...

Day of Silence concludes CommUNITY Week

University community members participating in today's Day of Silence, an event meant to raise awareness about discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,...

Students handle tense issue maturely

Although the majority of students at the university have seen their 18th birthdays pass, it is reassuring when these same students demonstrate a level...

University librarian found career in passion for learning

Editor's note: This article was revised for accuracy at 12:46 p.m. March 10.

Deep in the heart of West Texas desert country, you'll find Scurry County, whose population hovers near the 16,000 mark and calls Snyder its central metropolis. Deep in the heart of Snyder native and book junkie Ammie Harrison, you'll find fond memories of one of the town's capstone attractions, the Scurry County Library. Harrison, a reference librarian at the university, said she still remembers her first, treasured library card that her Aunt Linda helped her acquire.

Eco Rep program has potential to succeed

A new Residence Hall Association initiative aims to offer students yet another opportunity to get involved in sustainable living. The program, Eco Reps, would...
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