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Friday, January 15, 2021


Men’s basketball team beats USC Trojans 81-69

After a close first period, the Horned Frogs came out strong in the second to defeat the USC Trojans 81-69 Monday night to strengthen their record to 5-2 for the first time since the 2004-2005 season.

Head coach Jim Christian said points scored at the beginning of the second period, including a three pointer by senior forward Nikola Gacesa, helped the Horned Frogs stay ahead for the rest of the game.

"It's important when you play a team like this when you get a little in the lead to take advantage of it," Christian said.

New student media leaders named

Next semester, TCU News Now and the Daily Skiff and Skiff Advertising will welcome back two former student media leaders and one new one.

Senior news-editorial and history double major Libby Davis said she is glad to return as editor-in-chief of the TCU Daily Skiff.

"I feel a lot more comfortable with it, especially the second time around," Davis said.

Davis has worked for the publication since her freshman year with stints as a photographer, opinion columnist, staff reporter, opinion editor, news editor and editor-in-chief.

Taco Week to help support United Way

A university marketing class has partnered with United Way of America to organize and promote Fort Worth Taco Week Nov. 14-18, a university student...

Sustainability Report Card grants university a B-

The university's efforts to "go green' in the past year have not been overlooked, as shown by an improved grade on The College Sustainability Report Card released at the end of October.

Issued by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, an organization which advocates and researches campus involvement in sustainability, the institute gave the university a B- for 2011, a full letter-grade improvement from the C- it received in 2010.

Veteran committee holding events commemorating Veteran’s Day

In celebration of Veterans Day, a joint committee representing veterans from all military branches has coordinated several events this week, including a wreath-laying ceremony.

Senior strategic communications major John Harvey said the theme of this year's celebration is "Reflections of service and sacrifice" of not only the veterans memorialized in Veterans Plaza in front of Reed Hall, but also the more than 200 veterans who are attending TCU.

Abraham Lincoln scholar to speak on Civil War, misconceptions

A renowned Abraham Lincoln scholar will dispel 10 common misconceptions about the former president in an event hosted by the history department Tuesday night.

Associate Professor Steven Woodworth said speaker Allen Guelzo's talk is titled "Ten Lies about Lincoln," and it will take place at 7 p.m. in Palko Hall.

Guelzo is the leading scholar on Lincoln and one of the nation's top scholars on the Civil War, Woodworth said.

The event will happen within a week of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's election to the presidency in 1860, but it is only a coincidence.

Texting this generation’s preferred communication

Morgan Burns got into trouble with her parents for an $800 phone bill after sending over 12,000 texts in one month during her freshman year.

As a result, Burns, a senior strategic communication major, now has unlimited texting and pays her own phone bill. Even though she now has unlimited texting, she said that she still texts less.

"I don't know why I text less now," she said. "I didn't get texting until my freshman year of college, so I guess it was exciting that I had it so I used it all the time."

EPA to complete proposal to reduce ozone levels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will finalize a proposal by the end of October that would require states to increase efforts to reduce ozone levels, a spokesperson for the organization said.

Dave Bary said states would have to meet a new national air quality standard for ozone levels in the air. The current standard of 85 parts per billion of ozone chemicals in the air could be lowered by nearly 30 percent.

Fiesta de Los Frogs targets prospective minority students

The Fiesta de Los Frogs event aims to bring more minority students to the university with an admissions information session, concert, tailgate and luncheon, all before the football game Saturday, an admissions counselor said.

Houston-based admissions counselor Victoria Herrera, said that the event specifically targets prospective minority students, though other students can attend. Herrera has been involved with the annual Fiesta de Los Frogs event since its inception in 2001.

Muslim panel highlights misunderstandings in culture

The heated commentary of two women from the Fort Worth community at the "Who's Afraid of Muslims?" public forum Thursday helped to humanize Muslims for students in attendance, a university professor said.

The two female audience members stood up during the discussion period and raised questions about Islamic law in the U.S. One woman, who said she was a TCU alumna, held a stack of papers in the air and said she could cite a modern Muslim scholar who taught that Islamic law was not compatible with democracy.

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