of TCU is in full bloom
Americans, we are in the middle of an era of political
turmoil. The upcoming election has brought numerous
issues to the forefront of our attention. I, along with
many others, feel strongly about these issues. However,
I think we should all take a break. Take a second to
stop being angry or defensive and focus on something
less serious. Stop and smell the flowers TCU
flowers that is.
It would be easy to get all argumentative and discuss
how much money and effort is put into keeping the TCU
campus beautiful. I mean, couldnt that money be
spent more wisely? Maybe it could make a dent in our
11 percent tuition increase. But I do not want to get
Actually, I want to do the opposite. I want to praise
TCU for putting so much effort into beautifying the
campus. I love the flowers that never stop blooming
and the grass that is always green when everything else
in Texas is brown.
These beauties, though simple, improve our campus. I
mean, imagine walking around on a campus completely
covered in concrete with the few plants around wilted
and dying. This kind of ambiance would do nothing more
than make college students depressed and homesick.
Because spring is just beginning, our campus is in its
prime. From tulips in every bed to the constant smell
of fresh cut grass, the atmosphere is pleasing, to say
Now I dont mean to seem like a Pollyanna, but
walking around on campus really just makes you feel
good. Not only is the campus beautiful, but the weather
actually sounds pleasurable if I can sit out in the
sun on one of TCUs expansive lawns.
This is the time of year when TCU really comes alive.
Usually, the campus seems dead on the weekends but during
spring the students come alive along with the flowers.
the spring there are always students sitting outside,
eating in Sadler Mall, or playing a game of frisbee.
This atmosphere is what college is all about. This is
one of the only times in our lives where we have so
much free time and so many people nearby to socialize
with. Why not take it outside and enjoy the fresh air?
So, in the end, I appreciate the effort made by the
TCU grounds crew to keep our campus beautiful. There
is nothing better than being outside in the warm spring
air. Walking from class to class is finally pleasant
without having to endure frostbite or chills
and the constantly fresh flowers and green lawn just
make it that much better.
Noy is a sophomore advertising/public relations and
psychology major from Austin.