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Changing passwords help prevent phishing

The university's requirements for creative and frequently changing passwords are used to prevent phishing and other information insecurity, an information security engineer said.

Barbara McClellan, information security administrator, said that in the past, many students were phished through their university e-mail account.

Phishing is the criminal activity of attaining private information, such as passwords and user names.

According to the university's password change website, students are required to change their passwords every 120 days.

Hyperfrogs to award TV to fan who attends most games

HyperFrogs, a campus organization that promotes sportsmanship and fan support, focuses on major varsity sports. However, in order to broaden its impact, the organization is offering a special incentive to get fans to spring sports. In an effort to fill lesser-attended spring sports, HyperFrogs president Granger Talley said the organization initiated the spring incentive program last year. The incentive, a 38-inch TV, will be given to the fan that attends the most games during the spring season.

Rachel’s Challenge sends message of caring, remembrance

Sharon Bebout said students should practice openness and acceptance to make the world a little better at an event Wednesday dedicated to her daughter.

The TCU chapter of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and the Brown-Lupton University Union co-hosted the Rachel's Challenge presentation, held in memory of Amanda Bebout, a junior nursing major who took her own life in January. Sharon Bebout opened the presentation by saying what people can do to help further the challenge's goals.

In-N-Out Burger to arrive in Fort Worth

In-N-Out Burger, a well-known West Coast hamburger chain, has at least one student enthused about its upcoming arrival in Fort Worth.

Sophomore strategic communications major Hanna Raine said she was beyond excited that In-N-Out Burger was coming to Fort Worth.

"It is definitely one of the traditional things that you have to see when you"re in California," Raine, who is from California, said. "The fact that it's coming here is pretty cool."

Live horned frogs on campus awaits permits

Permits from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are the only thing standing between the university and two live mascots next semester, a student said.

Senior political science major Preston Patry said he has tried to get live horned frogs on campus since his freshman year.

Last spring, he helped pass a resolution in the House of Student Representatives to gain support for the initiative. Then, in last Tuesday's Student Government Association meeting, the House passed a bill providing $20,000 to make it happen, Patry said.

SGA approves $20 000 to bring live horned frogs to campus

Permits from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are the only thing standing between the university and two live mascots next semester, a student said.

Senior political science major Preston Patry said he has tried to get live horned frogs on campus since his freshman year. Last spring Patry helped pass a resolution in the House of Student Representatives to gain support for the initiative. In Tuesday's Student Government Association meeting, the House passed a bill providing $20,000 to make it happen, he said.

Study shows big companies favor public schools

Better practical skills and larger student bodies cause big U.S. companies to look for employees at state schools rather than private schools, according to a study.

According to a study by the The Wall Street Journal, recruiters tend to favor graduates from large state schools when looking for analysts, developers and engineers, while turning to private and Ivy League schools for skills like communication and critical thinking.

Volleyball heading to Rutgers Invitational with heads held high

The Horned Frog volleyball team heads to New Brunswick, N.J. for the Rutgers Invitational this weekend concerned more with its own performance than with upcoming opponents, head coach Prentice Lewis said.

The volleyball team also has to worry about how to cope with the injury of its main setter, Megan Munce, and utilize the back up setter, she said. Munce will not play in the tournament due to a knee injury received last week against LSU.

Restaurants around Cowboys Stadium to hold tailgates

From free shuttles to reduced prices on food and drinks, hot spots around Cowboys Stadium offer both hospitality and discounts to fans on game days, including the Horned Frog football season opener this Saturday.

Arlington-area restaurants are preparing to make this weekend's game day memorable and convenient for fans.

Humperdink's Restaurant & Brewery is an American-style restaurant with a very versatile menu. Adam Hernandez, Humperdink's manager, said the restaurant is known for its burgers, pizzas and salads, along with its beer, which is fresh-brewed on the premises.

Muslim Student Association holds event for Pakistan flood relief

The Muslim Student Association's Fast-a-thon, scheduled for Thursday night, is designed to raise money to be donated toward a flood relief fund for Pakistan, the organization's vice president said.

Zair Shah, a junior biology major, said MSA wanted students to come to the charity event to fast with them during Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.

Students who participate will not eat or drink during the hours between sunrise and sunset, he said.

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