Cheers and Jeers of the spring 2011 semester


    Cheers to the successful efforts to bring Greenopolis Dream Machines to campus this semester. The machines will help the university’s sustainability goals as well as give students rewards for recycling.

    Jeers to a hike in football season ticket pricing packages because of the addition of TCU’s home game against BYU at Cowboys Stadium. Those who only want to go to the games at Amon G. Carter Stadium should have the choice to opt out of the BYU game.

    Cheers to Market Square for preparing more meals in-house with fresher ingredients. TCU Dining Services’ commitment to bettering what it offers gives students the opportunity to offer suggestions for even more improvements.

    Jeers to TCU Athletics for not allowing the cheerleading squad to perform basket tosses at the National Cheerleading Association national competition, which cost the squad three places in its finish in the competition. The cheerleaders should be competent and experienced enough to safely perform the stunt.

    Cheers to the university receiving a record number of applications this year. The university’s success in all areas is gaining it recognition, and the application numbers reflect that.

    Jeers to potentially not having enough on-campus housing next year to accommodate all of the students who will be required or who will want to live on campus. But plans for a potential new sophomore residence hall by 2012 and Housing & Residence Life continuing to look for ways to meet the demand are steps in the right direction.

    Associate/opinion editor Marshall Doig for the editorial board.