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 …

Read More Read More

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 …

Read More Read More

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 …

Read More Read More

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 …

Read More Read More

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 …

Read More Read More

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 …

Read More Read More

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 …

Read More Read More

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 …

Read More Read More

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 …

Read More Read More

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 …

Read More Read More