CHEERS to the football team for its 12-0 record, its upcoming BCS bowl game and the national attention it has brought to the university.
JEERS to university officials and the lack of information they passed along to students when sexual assaults occurred on campus.
CHEERS to the volleyball team for receiving an NCAA tournament bid for the first time in team history.
JEERS to next year's tuition rate of $30,000 - a price that has risen about 30 percent during the past four years.
A cold day in Laramie wasn't enough to cool down a blazing hot TCU team as the Frogs (11-0) thumped the Wyoming Cowboys 45-10 on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. With the win, the Frogs have clinched at least a share of the Mountain West Conference championship.
Still playing for bowl eligibility, the Cowboys (5-6) came into the game with two chances remaining to reach the all-important six-win mark. But the Frogs seemed determined to make sure the Cowboys' chance to become bowl eligible would come down to their game against Colorado State next Saturday.
Dining Services and its employees have proved yet again that the department is one of the most dedicated on campus when it comes to making changes aimed at lessening the university's impact on the environment.
Their latest eco-friendly effort will give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to collect used coffee grounds for free. The grounds contain certain nutrients that, when spread on soil, can help acid-loving plants grow. The grounds have also been shown to help speed up the composting process.
The campus community is experiencing a heightened sense of caution after a recent series of sexual assaults involving female students.
Last Tuesday's assault involving a female student being threatened with a knife while walking on campus grounds was a tragic reminder of the times in which we live. Terrible things done by even more terrible people can happen to students -- even when they think they are in one of the safest places imaginable.
Looking for a parking space on campus? No problem. Just make your way to the commuter parking lots by 8 a.m. before they fill up. Don't have class until 9 a.m.? No worries there either. There are always the parking lots by the football stadium.
The parking situation on campus has long been a topic of complaint among those who frequent the lots, but this semester it has reached a new level of hair-pulling frustration. Finding a convenient spot close to the building you need has become nearly impossible. Even the overflow lot on Sandage Avenue has been full at peak times.
Field goals and field position can make all the difference in the world for a football team when the clock is winding down in the fourth quarter. Special teams are a vital part of any team, and the Frogs will be returning most of their 2008 unit for the upcoming season.
The two notable departures are running back Aaron Brown, who returned kickoffs, and Drew Combs, recipient of the 2008 College Football Rudy Award, who handled kickoffs for the team.