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Health, fitness begin on an individual level

As a busy college student, getting to the gym on a regular basis can be difficult. Not only is time an issue, but the...

Winning Miss Texas

Two friends hug on stage while confetti rains down and music swells.They are both in tears. The audience goes wild as one girl bows to be crowned, while the other looks on with shining eyes.

It sounds like a scene from "Miss Congeniality," but for best friends Ashley Melnick and Jordan Johannsen, it really happened.

The girls met two years ago at the annual Miss Texas spring meeting during a bus ride to a charity event.

Study abroad is worth the cost

Even with a struggling economy and increasing unemployment rates, the university study abroad programs are still going strong. University study abroad rates have only...

Tips for a stress-free finals week

Finals are fast-approaching and many students know that when faced with such an important time, anything that can go wrong, will. But mastering skills like pre-planning, time management and list making will help students cope with the stress of finals week, a psychology professor said.

Psychology professor Mauricio Papini said pre-finals nerves come from several factors.

"A major source of stress is the overlap of exams and uncertainty about how grades are determined in each course," Papini said.

Tips for a stress-free finals week

Finals are fast-approaching and many students know that when faced with such an important time, anything that can go wrong, will. But mastering skills like pre-planning, time management and list making will help students cope with the stress of finals week, a psychology professor said.

Psychology professor Mauricio Papini said pre-finals nerves come from several factors.



"A major source of stress is the overlap of exams and uncertainty about how grades are determined in each course," Papini said.

TCU Elite dance team finds success

It's the group's inaugural season, and TCU Elite is already off to a running start.

The team recently won dance awards at two national competitions, said TCU Elite Director Megan McDonald.



In March, the team went to the American Dance and Drill Competition in Denton and placed second, beating the Southern Methodist University team, which has won the past five years, said McDonald, a junior Spanish major.



Earlier this month, the team flew to Daytona, Fla., for the National Dance Alliance Nationals after receiving a bid to attend.

Dining Services to debut program aimed at variety

Sophomore psychology major Eric Russell likes Market Square just fine but he said the dining experience can get boring. Especially when trying to eat healthy, Russell said, his options seem slim.

"Sometimes I feel myself eating the same thing every day because of the lack of variety, especially the time between lunch and dinner," he said.



The Dining Services Committee of the Student Government Association is launching a new program to help students like Russell find variety in Market Square.

Holocaust Museum coming to campus for three days

The Holocaust hits close to home for senior physics major Belle Marco.

"It's really close to my family," she said. "My grandpa is a survivor. I've kind of grown up with (the Holocaust), so it was important to me."



Marco brought the idea for a Holocaust museum to campus in 2008 and three years later is still involved.



The Jewish campus life group Hillel will present the third annual Holocaust Museum Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to promote awareness about the Holocaust and Jewish identity on campus.

Froggo Italiano has a successful turnout

The Campus Commons was awash in red, white, green and Frank Sinatra tunes Tuesday night during Froggo Italiano, the fifth annual Frog Aides spring project.

The group put on Froggo Italiano as the grand finale to a year of learning about leadership and planning, said Erik Peters, a freshman political science major and Frog Aides member.



Peters said planning for the event began in January. After discussing several ideas, Frog Aides team members chose an Italian night-on-the-town theme, and Froggo Italiano grew from there.

Gala Spring Concert honors 60 years of dance

The School for Classical and Contemporary Dance will continue its celebration of 60 years of dance at the Gala Spring Concert this weekend.

Ellen Page Shelton, director of the dance school, said she is very excited both for the concert and the ability to use the Scott Theatre as a venue.



"(It will be) a very diverse and interesting program," she said. "A mix of everything from our classical tutu ballet...to the new works by the guests and Susan Roberts and Elizabeth Gillaspy."

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