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The Nursing Experience

Posted  February 19, 2014  by  Hannah T

There are very few of us. Many call us crazy and ask why we would do this to ourselves. We are both nursing majors and members of the Honors College. Nursing alone is an extremely difficult major, and rightly so. We will have people’s lives in our hands, a responsibility not to be taken lightly. [...]

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Why I’m Thankful to be a Frog on Turkey Day

Posted  December 2, 2013  by  Kelsey R

As I head home for Thanksgiving, it has begun to hit me how much I have to be thankful for this year. In addition to my usual blessings like my family, my home, my old friends and my faith, I now have a plethora of new blessings in my life. Obviously attending TCU alone is [...]

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The Library

Posted  November 29, 2013  by  Tate H

The library—a dark and desolate place that is meant for checking out books when needed and getting out of there as fast as humanly possible.  This is the image I had coming into college, and I couldn’t have been any more wrong.  Many people, myself included, are scared of the library or tell themselves that [...]

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My Conversation Partner

Posted  November 29, 2013  by  Jared C

This semester, I’ve had the privilege of being in Dr. Dan Williams’ Literature and Civilizations II class in the Honors College, and part of our learning experience was to be paired up with a student in the Intensive English Program at TCU (IEP) and meet with them six times throughout the semester. My “conversation partner” [...]

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Grade A Professors

Posted  November 20, 2013  by  Hannah T

When I give tours to prospective students, I never forget to tell the group to get to know their professors wherever they end up going. From there, I launch into my spiel about TCU’s student-faculty ratio and how each professor here is genuinely invested in the success of their students. It used to be something [...]

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Sealed with a click: the uneasiness of enrollment

Posted  November 13, 2013  by  Madelyn C.

You may think you have everything figured out at the beginning of your freshman year. You have your major, you have some core classes, you got it. And then it comes….registering for next semester. The two weeks prior to my registration date I went from a pre-Business major, to a pre-Business major with a Political [...]

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Tips for Making Your College Decision

Posted  April 2, 2014  by  Jimmy S

If you’re reading this, you are probably facing one of the tougher decisions in your life up to this point. You’ve received decisions from all of the colleges you have applied to, and you’re laying your acceptance letters on a table, trying to figure out where you are going to spend the next (hopefully) four [...]

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Life in the JVR

The Nursing Experience

Posted  February 19, 2014  by  Hannah T

There are very few of us. Many call us crazy and ask why we would do this to ourselves. We are both nursing majors and members of the Honors College. Nursing alone is an extremely difficult major, and rightly so. We will have people’s lives in our hands, a responsibility not to be taken lightly. [...]

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When It’s Nice Outside, We Hammock

Posted  February 3, 2014  by  Kelsey R

    College is stressful.   When I first signed up for classes, I was like “oh I’m only in class for 15 hours a week? I spent 35 hours a week in class in high school. I am going to have so much free time.”   Well I was wrong.   It’s not a [...]

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From a Tadpole to a Frog

Posted  December 20, 2013  by  Kelsey R

Well folks we did it. We survived the first semester. From living away from home for the first time to going back home for the holidays, it has been a whirlwind of a journey.   Finals week was everything that everyone cracked it up to be. We didn’t sleep, we studied for hours on end, [...]

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Surviving Exams 101

Posted  December 4, 2013  by  Hannah Stein

So here’s the deal: Having just gotten back from home for Thanksgiving break, I think that it is only appropriate to pause for a second in order to acknowledge how awful it is to be away from TCU. I literally couldn’t stop comparing everything back in Memphis to everything here at TCU. I am overjoyed [...]

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