Quality matters when it comes to college admissions

Quality matters when it comes to college admissions

Extracurricular activities are good for balance, but strong academics are key to getting into college. “There’s actually no ultimate factor,” said Beatriz Gutierrez, assistant director of admission. “For us we implement a holistic approach, so we’re looking at everything that the student has to offer.” She said a student’s GPA is good indicator of how …

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College students say clubs and organizations are fulfilling

College students say clubs and organizations are fulfilling

Going to class isn’t the only essential college activity, students say joining organizations are also a key to future success. Being in a club or organization helps students gain valuable skills such as leadership, organization and multitasking, said Frank Johnson, a TCU senior who works in Student Development Services. He added clubs and organizations also …

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UK research brings social media issues to light

UK research brings social media issues to light

Researchers in England have found a link between social media use and mental health in teens – Instagram, a photo sharing app, has the most detrimental effect. Instagram, the second most popular social media platform according to the Pew Research Center,  can undermine young people’s well being, according to researchers with the Royal Society for …

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Programs hope to reduce college sexual assaults

Programs hope to reduce college sexual assaults

First-year women are most at risk for sexual assault on a college campus. They tend to have less experience being in environments with heavy drinking and so do not know how to drink safely, or take measures to protect themselves from their drunk fellow party-goers, said TCU police Detective Robert Rangel. In 2015, the latest …

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Voting rates of millennials don’t reflect their numbers

Voting rates of millennials don’t reflect their numbers

Millennials are nearly even with Baby Boomers when it comes to the ability to influence an election, but they lag behind their elders because they don’t vote. Less than half of eligible millennials voted in the November presidential election. The turnout can be attributed to the views that vary among generations on what responsibility voting …

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Colleges work to raise first-year retention rate

Colleges work to raise first-year retention rate

Finances, rather than academics, are what usually prompts first year college students to drop out. Among 2,142 students surveyed by the Pew Research Center, 57 percent said they dropped out to work and make money, while 48 percent said they could not afford college. Still, one third of those dropped out for academic reasons. All …

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TCU works to keep the campus safe

TCU works to keep the campus safe

TCU has a police department dedicated to keeping the campus and surrounding area safe. In recent years, video cameras have been installed across campus to help deter crime. There are also more than 1,500 emergency lights scattered around the 273-acre campus. The lights are equipped with a speaker and a call button which connects directly …

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Keeping Dory isn’t simple

Keeping Dory isn’t simple

After the release of “Finding Nemo,” the clownfish gained in popularity for home aquariums, but the blue tang fish that features in “Finding Dory,” might prove to expensive for most enthusiasts. Blue tang cannot be breeded easily in captivity nor is it easy to care for. “Although clownfish are now able to be bred in …

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