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Friday, April 16, 2021


On The Town – Putt-Putt Golf

It's a funky little place, open late, where you can
reclaim the best of childhood.

Putt-Putt Entertainment is an entertainment
center with batting cages, 54 holes of miniature
golf, an arcade and snack bar.
The center is open until 11 p.m. Sunday to
Thursday and until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday,
giving you plenty of time to meander your way
through the various larger than life statues of
zoo animals.
Although there is no TCU discount, there are
daily discounts.
The most notable of these discounts are Three

Diverse religions find acceptance on campus

There are over 40 Christian traditions and denominations on campus, yet there are also students who practice other faiths; so how can these students maintain their faith?

Adam Gamwell, program coordinator for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and staff adviser to TCU's Interfaith Council and Community, said there are several resources available to students through the office.

Students not required to study Christianity

Although TCU is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and requires students to take a religion course, students are not required to study Christianity.

"(The religion requirement) is part of a recognition that a person with a college education ought to be acquainted with the role that religion plays in life and culture," said David Grant, professor and chair of religion.

Grant said there is a diversity of religion among faculty, and courses are taught from an academic standpoint.

Student organization to bring Holocaust museum to campus

Beginning Monday, a Jewish student organization on campus will host a series of events in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known as Yom Hashoah, which falls on May 2 this year.

The organization, TCU Hillel, will create a Holocaust mini-museum in the Brown-Lupton Student Center that the public can visit Monday through Wednesday, said Belle Marco, TCU Hillel president.

Arnold Barkman, an associate professor of accounting and Hillel's faculty adviser, said this is the first time the group has ever attempted to create a mini-museum.

Pure luck, hard work often lead to surprising rewards

Like every episode of "Sex and the City," one called "The Freak Show" from season two begins with Carrie Bradshaw narrating her latest sex column.But unlike other episodes, "The Freak Show" opens with a reel of footage of immigrants entering the United States, pausing for a few seconds on two men looking up hopefully, seemingly at the promise of a new life in a new country.

The man on the right wears a wide-brimmed hat, and his starched, white collar and dark-colored necktie are just visible beneath his buttoned-up trench coat.

International students face financial obstacles

Going to college is becoming increasingly expensive with the rising cost of tuition, but tuition is just one financial obstacle for undergraduate international students who need to have enough money for the first year of school and prove an ability to pay for every year of college before even entering the country."Some families in Third World countries might live quite comfortably, but their entire yearly income is still less than the cost of our tuition for a year," said Karen Scott, director of international admission.

Historical fiction is strong inspiration

Not so very long ago in a country far away, an aspiring writer pondered truth in fiction.Although this writer knew that recent books like...

Government oversteps bounds when passing same-gender marriage laws

There's one four-letter word constantly causing problems for Americans: love.This word may send many screaming for their "Moulin Rouge" soundtracks as evidence of all that is good in the world, but the sad truth is that there are people in the United States whose love makes them second-class citizens.

When U.S. citizens marry, they fall under the protection of 1,138 federal laws.

Sounds pretty sweet, except for one tiny detail: not all U.S. citizens can get married.

Apathy toward reading allows disregard of author’s passing

In the United States - a country that praises itself for intellectual freedom -- there are still organizations that try to censor great literary works because of so-called controversial material.The week of Sept. 29 will mark the American Library Association's 26th annual "Banned Books Week" in which the ALA encourages readers to protest this censorship by reading books that have been taken off some shelves.

Candidates should utilize technology in campaigns

About 70 million people watched on Sept. 26, 1960, as a handsome young senator charmed the cameras while his opponent dripped sweat and appeared confused beneath his receding hairline during America's first televised presidential debate. The young senator, John F. Kennedy, knew how to take full advantage of television - the latest in technology - to outshine his opponent, then Vice President Richard Nixon.

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