Summer camps give high schoolers college preview

Summer camps give high schoolers college preview

High school students looking for a sneak peek at college life can catch a glimpse at different summer camps offered by universities across the nation. TCU offers many different summer programs for high schoolers in subjects such as journalism, band and business. Ann Nordin, a sophomore at SMU, attended TCU’s Schieffer Summer Journalism Camp  prior …

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College expectations bring excitement and worry

College expectations bring excitement and worry

Some incoming Horned Frogs are are looking forward to fall with a combination of excitement and trepidation. Although they aren’t sure their expectations will be met, but they’re willing to take on the experience. “I expect a tight knit of people open to new ideas,” said Laura Fuentes. Others worry about being accepted and fitting …

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Networking can help students land jobs

Networking can help students land jobs

Landing that first job out of college can be as demanding and nerve-wracking as getting into college. The Career Center at TCU encourages students to start working toward their first professional job as early as possible. The Career Center gives students professional development tools, such as resume building workshops. The center’s Frog Jobs program assists …

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TCU Greek housing makeover nearing completion

TCU Greek housing makeover nearing completion

This fall, the first phase of TCU’s new Greek housing is expected to debut as women move into the new sorority houses in Worth Hills. TCU Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council Greek organizations will all have new housing when construction is completed in 2018. Director of Fraternity and Sorority life Brooke Scogin said she “wants …

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Good study habits help grades

Good study habits help grades

Study habits are essential to a successful college career. It’s vital for incoming first-year students to develop proper study habits, said  Ashley Edwards, a TCU academic adviser. Transitioning from high school to college is a big deal, because it’s many students’ first time without a parent holding them accountable for their actions, she said. Austin …

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Athletic success increases application numbers

Athletic success increases application numbers

Even students who aren’t athletes can be attracted to a university because of its sports programs. Harvard marketing professor Doug Chung calls this the “Flutie Effect,” noting that Boston College saw a rise in applications after then-quarterback Doug Flutie threw a last-minute “Hail Mary” pass to defeat the University of Miami in a nationally televised …

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BMI: fact or fiction

BMI: fact or fiction

According to the National Center for Health Statistics about a third of U.S. adults age 20 and older are obese, but some people question the science behind the numbers. Obesity is linked to the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale, which sets the range for  “healthy” weight based on height. “I don’t believe that the BMI …

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A few lifestyle adjustment can help students control weight

A few lifestyle adjustment can help students control weight

Although many students expect to gain weight in college, a TCU dietitian said students can maintain a healthy weight with a few adjustments to their normal routine. One third of all college undergraduates are overweight, and this number is steadily rising, according to a study led by University of New Hampshire. In five years, the …

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College admission is based on many factors

College admission is based on many factors

When it comes to being admitted into a competitive college, grade point average is only of the factors under consideration. High test scores, a rigorous transcript and extracurricular activities are all considered when an applicant is assessed, said Beatriz Gutierrez, a TCU admissions counselor. She said, standardized tests help provide a more ideal perspective on …

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Atmosphere and sports teams influence college decisions

Atmosphere and sports teams influence college decisions

Numerous factors affect college choice, including academics, cost, student life, comfort and safety, but each student’s selection process is unique. “When a student asks me what makes TCU special, my answer is always like ‘I can’t tell you,’ ’’ TCU Admissions Counselor Beatriz Gutiérrez said. “Because in order for me to answer that honestly, I …

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