TCU posts gains in student diversity

TCU posts gains in student diversity

TCU is expecting one of its most diverse classes this fall. “The incoming freshman class is going to break every previous record with respect to students of color,” said Dean of Admission Raymond Brown. “But it’s still not where we need to be.” For the 2015-16 academic year, TCU was 72 percent white, according to …

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TCU fraternities hope to emphasis leadership

TCU fraternities hope to emphasis leadership

Students considering joining a Greek organization is college should expect to learn about leadership, connection and belonging to a group. Being involved in greek life is a great way to learn a lot about yourself and meet life long friends, said Justine Grace, a TCU alumna, who was Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment her senior year. …

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Facts behind the first year weight gain

Facts behind the first year weight gain

Many first year college students expect to gain weight, but instead the “freshman 15” most gain 2.5 to 6 pounds, and experts say there are ways to keep from putting on pounds. Some weight gain is normal because students’ bodies are often still maturing, said  Beth Winthrop, national wellness director for Sodexo Campus Services, which …

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Hollywood takes on classics with this year’s remakes

Hollywood takes on classics with this year’s remakes

This year’s crop of summer remakes includes several movies that are getting more than update. The redux of the 1984 classic, “Ghostbusters” has a gender switch. While Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” has shifted from animation to live action. “Tarzan” is getting a similar treatment as it returns to live action from animation. TCU Film-Television-Digital Media …

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Curiosity remains key for journalists

Curiosity remains key for journalists

Despite all of the technology that influences 21st century journalism, a long-time newspaper editor said curiosity is still a key ingredient to success.  Curiosity drives journalists to find new topics and explore different ideas, said Jim Witt, executive editor of the Star-Telegram.  “The number one trait of a reporter is curiosity,” Witt said. Witt said …

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TCU Equestrian jumps over the competition at nationals

TCU Equestrian jumps over the competition at nationals

Getting to nationals wasn’t easy for the TCU equestrian team, as they ended the season with a 6-8 record. Despite the rocky start, the team ranked No. 6 heading into the National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s National championship. The team finished second at the NCEA’s National Championship held from April 13th-16th in Waco, Texas. According to …

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Raising puppies to change a life

Raising puppies to change a life

For one Fort Worth group, puppies are more than playful creatures. The group, which works with Guide Dogs for the Blind, trains labradors and retrievers by socializing and nurturing them. “They go to church, they go to the grocery store, they go to restaurants. Anywhere you can go, your puppy in training can go,” said …

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Orlando shooting spurs gun control debate

Orlando shooting spurs gun control debate

Congress is struggling to reach consensus about gun control after the Senate again Monday defeated an effort to ban people from the “no fly list” from purchasing weapons and rebuffed universal background checks. The latest effort came a week after a gunman in Orlando killed 49 and wounded 50 people in a nightclub. On Monday …

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