Archives for June 2013

Welcome to the club: Education more than just going to class

Education is not “just going to class,” according to Matthew Park, associate vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students. “Education means a lot more that just knowing what they read and learned in the book,” he said. “We want [students] to be responsible human beings who can … [Read more...]

Residence halls vary from dorm-style to apartment-style

By Kelly Calame With six different housing facilities on campus and numerous apartment complexes off campus, students can choose from a variety of places to stay, and students have different perspectives on the costs, rules, advantages and disadvantages of the various housing facilities … [Read more...]

Athletic mentality: ‘We are going to win’

By Ethan Metcalf, Shelby Davis and Orlando Flores, Jr. For the hundreds of athletes who play sports on campus, from varsity sports to recreational sports to club sports — as well as for the fans — competing is more than just a pastime. It is a way to take a break from studying and to remain … [Read more...]

Choosing a home away from home

Students weigh convenience and freedom when deciding where to live By Kelly Calame With six different housing facilities on campus and numerous apartment complexes off campus, students can choose from a variety of places to stay, and students have different perspectives on the costs, rules, … [Read more...]

Greeks help to keep library open 24 hours during finals

The Moffett Library is a home-away-from-home for students, particularly during final exams. However, due to budget restrictions, it closed at 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. That is, until Greek life volunteers stepped in. Together with a number of faculty and staff members who agreed to work in … [Read more...]

Second-generation Nepali calls university home

By Brittany D’Alesandro Senior Sarita Adhikary left her hometown of Kathmandu to pursue dreams of playing tennis in the United States. As an athlete prior to transferring here, Adhikary said her experience has really helped her develop her playing skills. “I knew I wanted to go to Texas,” … [Read more...]

Greeks give members sense of purpose

By Brittany Burt For Anthony Gallina, his Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity is more than a student organization. “For the most part, TKE has given me a sense of purpose in college beyond the classroom,” said Gallina, a senior in kinesiology. “TKE helped push me into the leadership roles that … [Read more...]

Religious clubs help combat loneliness

Every year students all over the country leave their homes to attend college. Quickly, however, new students often realize that college can be a lonely place. In particular, students that grew up going to church can feel like something is missing from their lives if they arrive at college and … [Read more...]