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Being a legacy does help in application process
Applications to the university still request alumni information from prospective students despite criticism of the practice.

TCU will continue to ask for family information about prospective students in the admissions process, even though some state schools have decided against it because some people say legacy inquiries are unfair.

Texas A&M University, one of the first public universities in the state to stop requesting legacy information, came under attack by the state legislature and minority-rights activists. They claim the practice is unfair to minority applicants and first generation college students.
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Four generations of Horned Frogs: (From left to right) Lee A. Joyner, Dinah Martinec, Gary Martinec and Case Martinec. Sophomore biology major Case Martinec listed his family’s history at TCU when he applied.
Campaign to boost alumni donations

A new alumni-giving campaign will begin in March, and University Advancement officials would eventually like TCU to have the No. 1 alumni-giving rate in Texas.
Non-TCU student wins Black History event

The month’s events concluded with the Night at the Apollo, which collected donated canned foods and amused students.
Other news
Trading break for a good cause

Local leaders to motivate TCU students

‘Passion’ draws huge crowds
Voting is not just for ‘Old People’
T-shirt misses its intended message by a mile

With the battle lines clearly drawn in this year’s presidential election, we here at the Skiff think we’ll vote in November.

That’s why we’re so outraged by a new vintage-style T-shirt from Urban Outfitters that displays the phrase “Voting is for Old People.”
Kerry steps up on issues

For those of you who don’t know, John Kerry is the front-runner in the Democratic primaries. At this point, he is almost guaranteed the Democratic nomination for president. During the last presidential election, the candidates, George W. Bush and Al Gore, had many of the same platforms and the two hardly ever made a solid stance on any issue.
Other opinions
Convicted murderers forfeit their rights, OK to kill them

Death penalty fails to carry out justice, should be abolished due to inhumanity

Barnett’s actions have gone too far
Lady Frogs ‘jonesing’ for fourth C-USA title
A fourth consecutive Conference USA championship is on the line tonight in Houston.

The Lady Frogs have played many big games during the Jeff Mittie era, but only a handful compare to the magnitude of tonight’s battle in Houston.

A win at Hofheinz Pavilion would give the Lady Frogs a split against No. 14 Houston (23-3, 12-1 C-USA) and, more importantly, a share of the Conference USA championship with the Lady Cougars.
Williams set to make better early draft impression than Clarett

So, it happened.

Maurice Clarett drew the line in the sand. He drew it and made his stand. Clarett beat the mighty NFL. Brought the whole league to its knees.
Other sports news
Pro Bowl running back charged


Frogs enter shootout perfect
Movie strikes chord with student viewers

Megan Doiron walked into the theater around 9 p.m., still in her purple TCU scrubs and with ashes on her forehead. She had come to see Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of The Christ,” and there were still a few red-eyed people from a previous showing leaving the lobby.

“The Passion” opened Ash Wednesday, and crowds of people flocked to theaters that were showing the film. Several students and faculty members were among those who made an effort to see the movie on its opening day.

What's your B.H.I.Q.?
(Black history intelligence quotient)

Black History Month began with historian Carter G. Woodson, who early in the last century came up with the idea for a “Negro History Week,” which he envisioned as a celebration of black history and achievement, as well as a time for education.
Other features
Reflections on Black History Month

Review: Miracle on Ice

Films depicting the presidency give various slants on White House ideals

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