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    Campus chef shares sushi secrets

    PAIGE MCARDLE / Staff ReporterBrett Tebbe, a freshman at PaschalHigh School, celebrates a near-hole-in-one shot in the CampusCommons on Monday. Nine holes of miniature golf were available topassersby throughout the day.

    By Jourdan SullivanStaff Reporter

    The combination of sushi possibil-ities was about as long as theline of students that wrapped around Mar-ket Square on Mondaynight.

    Students experienced Japanese cuisine through Sodexo’s visitingchef program. Zing, the university’s sushi chef, prepared andserved sushi at the Expeditions station in Market Square.

    Students sampled California rolls and cream cheese rolls withwasabi and soy sauce on the side. The Cali-fornia roll consisted ofcucumber, av-ocado and imitation crab. The cream cheese rollconsisted of cream cheese, avocado, with a choice of crab, tuna orsalmon. A vegetarian roll, with rice, cucumber, avocado andcarrots, was served if requested, Zing said.

    Custom rolls were also prepared

    in addition to the pre-made Califor-nia and cream cheeserolls.

    Alyssa Lombardi, a sophom*ore news-editorial journalism major,said she enjoyed a custom roll with salmon, avocado, cucumber andrice. Lombardi said she did not know about the sushi bar before shewalked into Market Square for dinner.

    “It’s not as special as some of the sushi places you would getdown-town like Dallas or Houston, but it’s pretty good,” Lombardisaid about her roll.

    Elora Davis, a sophom*ore Eng-lish major, said she had eatensushi many times before Monday night and knew about the eventbecause of the fliers posted in the Brown-Lupton UniversityUnion.

    “I’ve had sushi in Japan before...you basically can’t beat that,but com-pared to some stuff around here, it’s pretty good,” Davissaid.

    The sushi rolls served exceeded the expectations of BrookePurvis, a freshman pre-business major. The California rolls andcrab rolls were much better than some sushi she has had in Florida,she said.

    Students will have the option to purchase a sushi kit to rolltheir own sushi for $30.

    “Essentially, it’s a box and it comes with your rice, yourpickle ginger, your wasabi, your seaweed, chop-sticks, your littlerolling mat, every-thing you need to make the sushi,” said KellyRaw, marketing manager for Dining Services. “Of course it doesn’thave your fish and vegetables in there so that would have to bepur-chased separate.”

    The students who purchase a kit will also receive a ticket toattend a demonstration taught by Zing on

    By Xan AngelovichStaff Reporter

    Although construction has become a part of everyday life at theuniversity, two projects on the drawing board could further changethe face of the campus.

    Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, said theuniversity plans to build two new buildings on the campus withinthe next few years.

    Mills said the locations for a new ad-missions building and anew College of Fine Arts building have already been designated.

    The new admissions building will be located behind theUniversity Recre-ation Center where the commuter park-ing lot isnow, Mills said. The university will break ground on the site inJanuary. Mills said the university will replace the parking that islost by moving it to a nearby location.

    “The admissions building will pro-vide a beautiful and graciousentrance to the campus for potential students and their families,”Mills wrote in an e-mail.

    In addition to serving as a focal point for campus, Mills wrotethat the new building would have a positive effect on theefficiency and effectiveness of the admissions process by bringingall staff members together in one place.

    Ray Brown, dean of admissions, said

    By Katie LoveStaff Reporter

    OneRepublic and opening band Hot Chelle Rae rocked the CampusCommons on Saturday night after the Frogs’ win over Texas StateUniversity.

    Kelsie Johnson, student body pres-ident, said she thought theconcert could not have gone better than it did.

    Around 2,000 community mem-bers switched their football ticketsfor concert tickets, Johnson said. The

    number of people at the concert was estimated to be about3,500.

    Marlon Figueroa, student body treasurer, said SGA held ameet-and-greet with OneRepublic while Hot Chelle Rae performed. Theevent staff lined up to take pictures with OneRe-public and hadtheir t-shirts signed.

    “The contributions and hard work of many departments acrosscampus made this dream we had as SGA come true,” Figueroa said.

    Kennedy Stewart, programming council chair, said OneRepublic didnot allow interviews. She said the band asked for whole pieces offruit, Fruit by the Foot and Orbit gum to be placed in theirdressing rooms, which became evident when guitarist Drew Brownstarted throwing Fruit by the Foot out to the crowd during theshow.

    OneRepublic’s opener, Nashville band Hot Chelle Rae, surprisedmany students who had not heard their mu-sic before. Stewart saidshe wanted to look the band up when the concert finished.

    Hot Chelle Rae band members

    Ryan Follese, lead vocalist, Nash Over-street, lead guitarplayer and vocals, Ian Keaggy, bass player and vocals, and JamieFollese on drums talked to the Skiff on Saturday.

    Q: How long have you been a band for?Ryan Follese: It startedwith Nash and I. Nash and I have been in a band for about fiveyears. We went through musician after musician. Ian was introducedto the band about three and a half years ago. He (Jamie) followedsuit and knew all the songs. After that, it was like when you knowit is right, it is right.

    Q: Where are you from?All: Nashville, Tennessee.Overstreet: Idon’t care what any-

    one says, Nashville’s weather is way rainier and hotter thanTexas, so we are happy to be here.

    Q: What do you think about TCU’s campus?

    Ryan Follese: I’m blown away by the campus. I’ve been toseveral


    Official:University additions in works


    Meeting to highlight prevention of cancer

    Bands rock the Campus Commons

    PECULIAR FACTMIAMI – A Florida woman was sentenced on Monday toa year and a day in prison for keeping her dead mother’s body in abedroom for years while collecting more than $230,000 in pensionbenefits, prosecutors said.


    TOP 10 MOVIES(millions of dollars)

    1 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


    2 The Informant 10.53 I Can Do Bad All

    By Myself10

    4 Love Happens 8.55 Jennifer’s Body 6.86 9 5.57 Inglorious


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    CORRECTIONBecause of an editorial error, a Sept. 18 Skiffarticle mistakenly notes that the Academy of ManagementPerspectives journal publishes 58 percent of articles submitted.The correct number is 5 to 8 percent.



    NEWSThe kinesiology department recently conducted an studyinvolving resistance training in older, obese women.Wednesday

    SPORTSFind out what head coach Gary Patterson had to say in hisweekly press conference.Wednesday

    When: 6 p.m. todayWhere: Kelly Alumni CenterCost: Free forstudents


    See how the Frogs improved to 2-0 on the season with their winover Texas State on Saturday.Sports, page 6

    Bikers need to mind their manners.Opinion, page 3


    By Lauren SullivanStaff Reporter

    The attendance at today’s second annual “Smart Women:Discussions on Women’s Cancer Prevention” event could be doublewhat it was a year ago, a campus official said.

    “Last year we had about 75 to 100 people attend, and this yearwe already have close to 150 people registered,” said Dr. SuzyLockwood, director of the universtiy’s Oncology Education andResearch Center and event chair.

    September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and theuniversity is responding by holding the event at 6 p.m. in theKelly Alumni Center.

    Presenters at the event will inform those in attendance aboutways to ward off the disease.

    Presentations at the event will in-clude “Cancer Prevention andGe-netics: What Every Woman Needs to Know” with genetic counselorSara Pirzadeh and “Getting the Intimacy You Want in YourRelationship” with psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini.

    The Center for Oncology Educa-tion and Research and localnonprofit treatment center Moncrief Cancer Re-sources teamed up tohold the event.

    “Women often times don’t really understand or are not aware ofsome of the ways that they can prevent can-cer,” Lockwood said.

    Learning about cancer preven-tion and detection is oftenignored

  • how to roll sushi on Sept. 29. Raw said another dem-onstrationwould be added if more than 15 students who purchased kits plannedon attending.

    The sushi kits would re-main on sale at Bistro Bur-nett, 1873Cafe & Sports Grill and Union Grounds for the next few weeks,Raw said.

    The meals served through the visiting chef program in MarketSquare are free for students with meal plans.

    “We’re going to continue to have other visiting chefs throughoutthe semester,” Raw said. “I think it’s some-thing we’re going to donext semester as well.”



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    Director’s visit postponedFTDM

    By Alex Butts and Josh DavisStaff Reporters

    Rod Hardy, the film-TV-dig-ital media department’s Green ChairLecturer, postponed his visit to the university this week to Oct.6-9 because he fell ill, a representative for the FTDM de-partmentsaid.

    Gregory Mansur, a FTDM instructor who helped organize the event,said Hardy’s visit was moved because he contracted the flu inMexico while filming scenes for “The Mentalist.” Man-sur said Hardydid not want to risk further infections by inter-acting withstudents.

    Hardy’s visit to the university was scheduled from Sept. 22-25to teach workshops on acting and directing, give a lecture on hislife and film career and visit various FTDM media classes. Mansursaid Hardy will be editing footage for “The Mentalist” next weekand will be visiting the fol-

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    Despite the last minute changes, Harrison said she thought thepostponement of Hardy’s visit worked out for the best.

    “I would want the Green Chair to be healthy and well to help outthe FTDM students for as long as possible while he is here,”Harrison said. “I know that a lot of exams happen to fall on theend of Septem-ber for students, so hopefully when he visits inearly October people will be less occupied and can attend thelectures and classes he has planned.”

    Hardy, a television director, has directed episodes of seriesincluding “The Mentalist,” “In Plain Sight,” “Leverage,” “BurnNotice,” “Saving Grace” and “Battlestar Galactica.”

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    his staff is disjointed in Sadler Hall because departmentof-fices are located on three dif-ferent levels.

    Brown said the new admis-sions building will be called the MaryWright Admission Cen-ter in honor of the Wright fam-ily. The Wrightfamily recently increased its commitment to the Campaign for TCU by“a couple million dollars,” Brown said.

    The projected move in date would be July or August 2010, Brownsaid. The estimated cost of the new building would be about $7million, Brown said,

    and the architecture would re-flect a mix of old west andclas-sic styles.

    Elsewhere on campus, plans for the new College of Fine Artsbuilding are not as advanced. Mills wrote that planning for the newbuilding was still in the early discussion stages, but its primaryaim would be to relieve overcrowding in the Ed Landreth and Walshfacilities.

    The new building would be built on the current parking lotlocated on Berry Street and Sandage Avenue, Mills said. The dateconstruction would begin remains unknown at this stage.

    Richard Gipson, director of the School of Music, said

    the school’s current facilities comprise academic andper-formance spaces.

    “We’re in six different buildings right now,” Gip-son said.“Ideally, it would be a comprehensive School of Music building overon that side of campus.”

    In the planned facility a single structure would con-tainclassrooms, practice rooms, teaching studios, re-hearsal facilitiesand halls for performance venues.

    Gipson said he estimat-ed the building would be around 180,000square feet. The cost of the building can-not not be determined atthis stage, he said.

    CONSTRUCTIONcontinued from page 1

    CANCER TALKcontinued from page 1

    college campuses, and this is by far the most beautiful collegecampus I’ve ever seen. We were looking out the balcony earlier, andit was just gorgeous.

    Q: What was it like per-forming for the TCU campus compared toother campuses?

    Keaggy: I have to say that this far in the game, this isdefinitely the best perfor-mance that we’ve had. We got off stageand I was like, “Dude, that was the bomb.” The crowd was like thisend-less sea of people and they were static and were stoked and thesound was awesome. It couldn’t have been better.

    Ryan Follese: Performing

    on the TCU stage was nothing short of amazing. Being able toplay with OneRepublic was incredible. Ryan T (OneRe-publicfrontman) has written so many songs that we just love. And thiscampus just brought it, so hard. I’m sure the football game wasintense but this was probably just as intense for us. It wasincred-ibly heartfelt; it was amazing.

    CONCERTcontinued from page 1

    COOKINGcontinued from page 1

    WES WYNNE / Staff PhotographerOneRepublic singer Ryan Tedderperforms with his band in the Campus Commons after the TCU footballgame Saturday night.

    “Since the change was so last notice, it was hard to contact allthe students to tell them that the events have been postponed, andthe facility will have to do some rearranging of their lessonplans.”

    Julie Harrisonadministrative assistant at the film-TV-digitalmedia department

    by women, Lockwood said. The event is about helping women getthe necessary information ahead of time, she said.

    Andrea Gouldy, a junior education major, said she thinks theevent is impor-tant because it will educate women about theirrisks.

    “I would definitely be in-terested in learning more about whatmakes me more susceptible to cancer,” Gouldy said.

    This event is the second “Smart Women” event. Last year featureddifferent top-ics, still related to cancer in women.

    “The expectation is that

    this will be an annual event, and each year it will have adifferent focus but some-how or another related to cancerprevention and can-cer awareness for women,” Lockwood said.

    Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the event willbring in awareness of breast cancer as well as gynecologic can-cer,Lockwood said.

    Admission to the event, which is geared toward wom-en, is free.Bonnell’s Fine Tex-as Cuisine is providing com-plimentary horsd’ouevres to those in attendance.

    Registration for the event begins at 5:30 p.m. Guests must RSVPin advance to [emailprotected] or (817) 257-6731.


  • Necessary construction causes parking woes

    The Skiff View


    OPINION Editorial BoardDAILY SKIFFDavid Hall,Editor-in-ChiefRose Baca, Web EditorMichael Carroll, NewsEditorTravis Brown, Sports EditorKatie Ruppel, Features EditorJulieta Chiquillo, Managing EditorLogan Wilson, AssociateEditorMaricruz Salinas, News EditorChance Welch, MultimediaEditorLibby Davis, Opinion Editor

    The Skiff View represents the collective opinion of theeditorial board.

    Drew Sheneman is the editorial cartoonist for the The NewarkStar Ledger.

    Riding a bicycle is a time-honored tradition around the world.Centuries of development and technological dis-covery have left thegeneral citizenry with varieties including the unicycle, mountainbike, recumbent bike and even the two-seater. As a mode oftransportation, it is both non-pollutive and far more efficientthan walking.

    However, there seems to have arisen a great amount of abuse bylarger, more frequented vehicles such as the egregiously largepickup truck and sports coupes. For too long now, the averagecyclists have been ban-ished to the outskirts of society, forced toresign themselves on the periphery of vehicles known as“man-powered” machinery. While I certainly agree that they shouldbe far more respected on the road, there is also a level ofetiquette that accompanies the rights of two-wheeling.

    As many students have noticed, the rise in gas prices and thefashionable trend of Electra “town-cruisers” has led to an influxof bicycles on campus. The university has favorably providedaccommodations in the form of more racks at which to park, widerside-walks on which to ride and general encouragement for the actthrough its own Purple Bike Program.

    However, with all great ideas come certain downfalls. Too manytimes, I have witnessed the speed-ing, hell-bent BMXer recklesslycareening down one of the many slopes on campus, evading cars andpedestrians without so much as a tap of the brakes. This is wherethe

    issues begin to manifest themselves.TCU prides itself on itspedestrian-

    friendly campus. “Pedestrian” itself is a word indicative of theaction of walking. I have often seen, or felt the presence of, somelooming figure just over my shoulder, only to discover thedisgruntled face of a cyclist, leering pejoratively at me andwhisking by as I politely move to the side. There is certainlyenough room for both to oc-cupy the space provided. If an objectobstructs your path, it is reasonable to swerve in a wide,unthreatening manner, even toss a smile aside to indicate thefriendly circ*mstances that transportation to and from classentails. After all, when walking along the sidewalk, few of uswould scurry up behind someone and breathe heav-ily until theyrealized that the expecta-tion was for them to shift out of thepathway.

    Additionally, while I agree that cars, trucks and othermotorcycles typically do not drive with caution around bi-cyclists,one who is on the road with-out a gasoline-powered engine shouldrealize this. Occupying an entire lane is both a safety hazard toyou and the vehicles which are swerving around your relativelyslow-moving self. Care should be taken to ride either on thesidewalk or along the shoulder in moving traffic. This also allowsfor high-fives to oncoming pedestrians and friendly head nods tothe bypass-ing traffic to be given simultaneously.

    As an avid rider myself, these rules are not to be misconstruedas an attempt to create a negative stigma toward cycling, for it iscertainly enjoyable. Rather, may it provide an example which willallow all members of the campus to stride in rain boots and pedalwith precision in a pleasant and open-minded manner. Stride andride safely, TCU.

    Matt Boaz is a senior political science major from Edmond,Okla.

    The controversy doesn’t lie in knowing that smoking can killyou. The controversy lies in what to do about it.

    Six years after the city of New York banned smoking in indoorpublic facilities, officials now hope to extend that ban to thecity’s 1,700 public parks and beaches.

    Since 2003, the smoking ban in New York has finally reachedaccep-tance now that the city’s proportion of smokers has decreasedfrom 21.5 percent to 15.8 percent, New York Mayor Michael Bloombergsaid. The success of the ban has even inspired England and manyother European countries to follow suit. Officials are aiming toimprove the citizens’ over-all health condition by reducing thesmoking population even further.

    This ban in particular intends to

    not only improve the health of those who are smoking, but alsothose who are affected by secondhand smoke. It is easy to findthose who choose to not smoke in private and, furthermore, throwtheir cigarette butts in the streets, sidewalks, yards, parks andbeaches. There are few things more unsettling than walk-ing acrossthe beach and finding cigarette butts stuck in between your toesinstead of sand.

    What officials are currently finding difficult is how to enforcethis ban across such a large area of property. Those who speak outagainst this potential ban, mostly those who are current smokers oremployees for tobacco compa-nies, claim that the ban is not onlyextreme but also impossible to en-force. Some find the banunneces-sary when simple measures could be taken for people to justseek privacy in the event of smoking.

    Unfortunately, simple politeness hasn’t prevailed yet.

    According to an Agence France-Presse article, statistics showthat 7,500 residents of New York City die from smoking-relateddiseases each year. Naturally, anti-smoking

    groups welcomed the idea of this ban, stating that there is noposi-tive value in smoking at beaches or parks. Eliminatingsecondhand smoke becomes even more impor-tant in beaches and parkswhere families, including young children, can be present.

    Others have opted for less ex-treme measures, such asprohibiting smoking in outdoor areas primar-ily designed forchildren. However, this becomes an invitation for conflict indeciphering which areas are considered child-designed areas andultimately requiring even more enforcement and essentially relyingon the opinions of the addicted. The short-term effect may raiseunrest and possible agitation, but in the long run we will lookback and wonder how it could have been any other way.

    Why people choose to smoke will remain a perpetually lingeringques-tion, but it is the inability for some to consider othersbeyond themselves that is truly difficult to grasp.

    Kerri Feczko is a sophom*ore broadcast journalism andpolitical

    science major from Flower Mound.

    As if doctors and insurance com-panies didn’t have enough toworry about with the current health care debate, a new controversyhas come to the surface.

    For some reason, doctors have been elevated to an infalliblestatus. Patients expect their doctors to know what’s wrong, how tocure it and how long it will take. So unfor-tunately, lawsuitsabound in medi-cine when doctors make “medical mistakes.”Apparently, doctors are supposed to be perfect, too.

    According to a Hearst Newspa-pers report, almost 200,000 peopledie a year due to medical mistakes.

    This doesn’t help those who are against universal health care.Ameri-cans who are crying for government-funded health care citemedical mistakes as another reason why we need universal, freehealth care.

    But there are other considerations that must be taken before wejump to that conclusion.

    First, there is the issue of com-parison. We must look to othercountries with universal health care, countries like Canada.

    According to the Canadian As-sociation of Transplantation Website, more than 4,000 Canadians were on donors’ lists in 2005, butjust a little more than 1,800 transplants were performed.Furthermore, 275 Canadians died on the operating table thatyear.

    What’s more, according to a 2008 article in the EdmontonJournal, a Canadian newspaper, 13 organs are donated per millionCanadians each

    year. The U.S. donates 20 organs per million people, accordingto the article.

    But I digress. After all, organ do-nation is unrelated tomedical mis-takes. The fact that people die while waiting toreceive vital organs is not a mistake. It can’t be controlled,right? When we deem something a medical mistake, we infer that thedoctor is to blame. But everything from a faulty incision thatcauses a patient to bleed out to a skin disease that is notproperly treated has been deemed a medical mistake. In that case,something as serious as the fail-ure to get a dying patient his orher organ should also be labeled as such.

    At this point, doctors are not only expected to be able to tellus what we have and treat it accordingly, but they are alsosupposed to be medical psychics. We expect them to tell us when wewill get our organs.

    Naturally, President Barack Obama has milked as much as he canfrom medical errors, which is not much. The same Hearst reportstated Obama “supports a provision in the House legislation tomandate the reporting of hospital-acquired infections,” and he “isnot pushing to require hospitals and doctors to re-port all errors— something sought by consumer groups and some lawmakers.”

    Clearly, he notices how weak of an argument it is. But he issending mixed messages, as if he wants to use it as evidence butknows it is futile.

    If the president thinks detecting medical mistakes is “one ofthe most important goals” of the new health care plan, he could atleast act like he really believes it is. Usually something thatimportant would be backed with supportive statements like “We needto stop medical mistakes at any cost” instead of “We should onlytrack the

    ‘serious’ medical mistakes.”After seeing the health care

    speech Obama delivered to Con-gress, the future of health carereform doesn’t look bright. After all, for Congress to enact a $900billion plan without increasing the national deficit, it wouldrequire an impres-sive economic magic trick.

    People who are demanding free health care for all in the name ofliberty need to stop supporting their argument with shaky evidencelike medical mistakes, especially since the president himself isn’tquite sure if he wants to use it.

    Canada has universal health care, yet nearly 300 Canadians die ayear because of the most serious of mis-takes, failure to receiveorgans.

    And most of the time, doctors are not to blame for medicalmishaps. Some illnesses present multiple po-tential diagnoses andtreatments. If a doctor chooses one he or she things will work andit causes the patient to die, I doubt it is on purpose.

    Medical mistakes are not evidence for why we need health carereform. The next time the president claims they are, I might haveto stand up and yell, “You lie!”

    Wyatt Kanyer is a sophom*ore news-editorial journalism

    major from Yakima, Wash.

    Need for universal health care can’t outweigh medicalmistakes


    Smoking ban may cause present discomfort, but reward isgreater


    Bikers: Follow unspoken rules of campus riding

    Everyone has heard complaints of the parking lot blues. Whethersomeone parked at Albertsons, on a neighbor-hood street or inTimbuktu, students often have to park somewhere besides auniversity parking lot.

    Building construction is, once again, first priority. Officialsare looking at parking lot plans not for additional parking but forthe construction of new facilities.

    Nevertheless, the construction is a necessary step toward agrowing campus, especially a new admissions building. Currently,the admissions office is not even an office — it is a jumble ofrooms randomly placed up and down Sadler Hall. And for new studentsand parents not knowing their way around campus, the admissionsoffice above all places should be organized and easy to access.Unfortunately, the destina-tion for this building is south of theUniversity Recreation Center on Lot 8. Elimination No. 1.

    Similarly, the School of Music is making itself a new homeacross campus. While the Ed Landreth Hall will be less crowded, thesame cannot be said for the parking lots — the new music buildingis planned to be constructed on the ex-isting parking lot on thecorner of Berry Street and Sandage Avenue. Elimination No. 2.

    While the university plans to make up for these lost park-inglots, the problem still remains. In fact, it will probably growworse with the expansion of the university.

    So yes, keep building, constructing, adding, expanding, whateveryou want to call it. But, please, clear a nice patch of grass andgive students a place to park.

    Features editor Katie Ruppel for the editorial board.




    FEATURESrica, and my heart had been called to conflict areas,”she said. “My vi-sion of Africa is that these people are beautifulbut suffering.”

    Griffin’s vision was one that KEZA shared.

    Keza literally means “beautiful” in Kinyarwanda, the region’slocal tongue.

    According to the company’s Web site, Keza.com, its goal is“developing the lives and businesses of African women; giving themsomething they can believe in and own.”

    Invisible Children, much like KEZA, gives something for studentsto believe in and own.

    In theory, the connection between Griffin and KEZA was an idealone, but Griffin had her doubts and fears, mostly because she wasentering a country that had been rebuilding it-self for 15years.

    She was told that she “wouldn’t have a smile out of someone fora month.”

    “First, I was afraid that I was put-ting myself outside mysafety zone,” she said. “Their view of an outsider is morehesitant. They wanted to dis-cover why I was there.”

    After some time gaining trust, Grif-fin’s fears were dispelledas she formed friendships with the women working at BURANGA. Eventhough she did not speak their language, she learned to connectwith the women through emotions, she said.

    “My fear never went away in public, but with the women, it waseasier,” she said. “They were sad when I left and asked me when Iwould return.”

    Thanks to the connection Griffin made with Africa throughInvisible Children, she might just be able to return.

    Taylor Murdoch, a Texas repre-sentative for Invisible Childrenwho promotes the charity, knows that it’s people like Griffin whomake the or-ganization’s efforts possible.

    “It’s 100 percent through the per-sistence of the youth to seeit happen,” Murdoch said. “We provide ways to help and encourage(students) to use what encourages them and inspires them to tellothers about what’s going

    on. If it’s an artist, someone who can paint about things and doit in that way, that’s how we want them to do it.”

    Griffin’s connection with Invisible Children was undeniable whenshe traveled to Rwanda.

    She was given the opportunity to visit Pabbo Secondary School innorthern Uganda, which was made possible by Invisible Children’s“Schools for Schools” program.

    Pabbo is an all-boys school in a region that has a largepopulation of former child soldiers who were forced into combat ata young age. The ma-jority of Pabbo students are internal-lydisplaced people, or IDPs, pulled from one of the largest IDP campsin the area.

    “(That camp) is now being torn down and its inhabitants arebeing returned home, largely in part by the work Invisible Childrenhas been do-ing in the region to raise awareness and put an end tothe war,” Griffin said.

    Pabbo and nine other schools like it are made possible by thefunds raised by Invisible Children.

    The TCU Invisible Children chapter has contributed asignifi-cant amount to this cause, Griffin said.

    While at the school, she was able to see how these funds wereused.

    “Pabbo was able to build a wa-ter system, buy books, build newlatrines and buy one of the biggest generators to power the schoolwith electricity,” she said. “When I left Pabbo, the headmasterleft me with one message. He said, ‘Thank you so much,’”

    Griffin’s visit to Pabbo left her with more than a greatexperience. She said she also decided she would try to establish ascholarship pro-gram at TCU for the boys at Pabbo.

    Murdoch recalled Invisible Chil-dren’s Rescue tour last spring,which 80,000 people from more than 100 cities attended. It was asuccess due to the initiative of students doing their part andadvertising, he said.

    “All Invisible Children did was to utilize e-mails, its Web siteand YouTube,” Murdoch said. “It was all

    based on the kids using their work to get the word out.”

    Society views young people as apathetic regarding that whichhap-pens in Africa, Murdoch said. But he said he’s seen firsthandthat such a view is mistaken. All one would have to do is ask OprahWinfrey.

    “Youth stayed for a week in Chi-cago to get a hold of Oprah, andit paid off,” he said.

    Paid off is right. Invisible Chil-dren was able to make anappear-ance on Winfrey’s television pro-gram to promote thecause.

    Griffin’s next endeavor is an ex-ample of just how much herex-perience in Rwanda affected her. She will be pursuing anopportu-nity with Reach, an organization that specializes inreconciliation in post-conflict situations like that in Rwanda.

    While in Rwanda, Griffin was able to attend a Reach seminarbe-tween killers and victims involved in the genocide.

    “(The killers) were all there vol-untarily,” she said, “They hadspent 14 years in prison and felt such re-morse that they werefreed. They have helped the victims rebuild their houses, and thereare choirs with both victims and killers.”

    Invisible Children was a means by which Griffin achieved hergoals, and also a means by which her life was changed. Griffin knewthat by par-taking in the adventure ahead of her in Rwanda — asscary as it was — she would be able to take part in changing theworld and herself.

    “I’m hoping to bring back the mes-sage that children can stillmake a dif-ference and be globally aware, like the TCU missionstates,” she said.

    By Wyatt KanyerStaff Writer

    Erin Griffin knows what it’s like to be a part of change.

    The senior entrepreneurial management major departed for KacyiruKigali, Rwanda, in May after being asked to help develop a marketthere for KEZA, a nonprof-it clothing company that strives todevelop a means for women for-merly involved in prostitution toengage in positive actions.

    And it was exactly what she was looking for.

    “I was trying to show the beauty of Rwanda and the beauty ofAfri-can women,” she said, “(I wanted) to give them the confidenceto build them up.”

    Griffin worked with BURAN-GA, a franchise of KEZA that is ownedand operated by 40 women in Kigali. The women make jew-elry fromrecycled paper.

    Griffin said Rwanda is a coun-try haunted by genocide and civilwar, but her goal was to portray Rwanda for what it is today.

    “You couldn’t even tell the geno-cide took place,” she said.“They look to move forward in the fu-ture. The level of forgivenessgoing on — you can’t even speak about it. There are neighbors thatdidn’t even talk to each other before. Now they’re helping eachother work together.”

    Griffin’s desire to help devel-oped in high school after shelearned about an organization called Invisible Children. When shecame to the university as a freshman, she attended a screen-ing puton by the organization and was hooked.

    She said she knew she would find herself in Africa at somepoint.

    “My heart has always been in Africa; my parents had been inAf-

    From Texas to Africa, beautiful means the same

    ”“My vision of Africa is that these people are beautiful, butsuffering.

    Courtesy of ERIN GRIFFINErin Griffin with students and teachersat Pabbo Secondary School in northern Uganda, which she visited inher travels to Africa this summer.

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    TCU vs. Clemson University TigersSaturday, Sept. 262:30 p.m.CST

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    Texas State falls, Clemson awaitsBy Austin PearsonStaffReporter

    The Frogs will have a tough test this weekend when they travelto Death Valley to play Clemson after a 56 to 21 victory over FCSopponent Texas State.

    Head coach Gary Patter-son said he was not happy with the team’sperfor-mance against Texas State, and that the team will need toimprove on some issues before it plays Clemson.

    “We’ve got to be smarter about things,” Patterson said. “Wewon’t be able to push around Clemson. We can’t make mistakes in thekicking game and can’t turn the ball over.”

    Patterson said the team needs to not have miscom-munication ondefense like it did against Texas State and needs to containClem-son tailback C.J. Spiller.

    The Frogs are currently ranked No. 14 in the USA Today poll andNo. 15 in the AP poll. Mountain West foes BYU and Utah dropped inthe rankings after losses to Florida State and Oregon,respective-ly. BYU fell from No. 7 to No. 19 in the AP poll, andUtah fell out of the rank-ings completely from the No. 18 spot.

    TCU tailback Joseph Turner had a dominant performance againstTexas State with 129 yards on the ground on 13 carries and threetouchdowns. It was his third career game with

    a 100 rushing yards, and he led the team in rushing for thegame.

    “Texas State is a good team, and I guess we thought we couldcome out calm and slow, but they came out and gave us a good game,”Turner said.

    All-American defensive end Jerry Hughes had an-other big gamefor the de-fense. He recorded three sacks to lead the team andtotaled five tackles overall. He now has four and a half sacksthrough two games.

    “We started off real slow, and we weren’t playing to ourcapabilities,” Hughes said. “Every week we game plan to shut outopponents. Having some mistakes to-night and watching Texas Statecapitalize on them really hurts us, but at the same time, it givesus a chance to learn from it.”

    Quarterback Andy Dal-ton threw for 222 yards with a touchdownpass to Jimmy Young, and he threw an interception. Dalton did agood job of distributing the ball, completing 75 percent of hispasses. He also rushed for 35 yards on eight carries.

    “You have to improve each week and even though we won, therewere times in the game where we could have played a lot better,”Dal-ton said. “You have to get up and prepare each week to win thegame.”

    Sarah Thomas, the only female referee in major col-legefootball, was an official in the game.

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    Rankings Record Pts Pvs

    1. Florida (55) 3 - 0 1,488 1

    2. Texas (2) 3 - 0 1,428 2

    3. Alabama (3) 3 - 0 1,390 4

    4. Mississippi 2 - 0 1,213 5

    5. Penn St. 3 - 0 1,212 5

    6. California 3 - 0 1,169 8

    7. LSU 3 - 0 1,120 9

    8. Boise St. 3 - 0 1,038 10

    9. Miami 2 - 0 920 20

    10. Oklahoma 2 - 1 862 12

    11. Virginia Tech 2 - 1 852 13

    12. Southern Cal 2 - 1 825 3

    13. Ohio St. 2 - 1 810 11

    14. Cincinnati 3 - 0 739 17

    15. TCU 2 - 0 674 15

    16. Oklahoma St. 2 - 1 478 16

    17. Houston 2- 0 455 21

    18. Florida St. 2 - 1 363 —

    19. BYU 2 - 1 349 7

    20. Kansas 3 - 0 347 22

    21. Georgia 2 - 1 318 23

    22. North Carolina 3 - 0 271 24

    23. Michigan 3 - 0 247 25

    24. Washington 2 - 1 194 —

    25. Nebraska 2 - 1 132 19

    Others receiving votes: Missouri 115, Georgia Tech 102, Auburn100, Pittsburgh 91, UCLA 62, Iowa 39, Oregon 30, Texas Tech 19,Notre Dame 16, Utah 12, Clemson 11, Colo-rado State 4, Oregon State4, South Florida 1.


    Rankings Record Pts Rk

    1. Florida (59) 3 - 0 1,475 1

    2. Texas 3 - 0 1,412 2

    3. Alabama 3 - 0 1,355 4

    4. Penn State 3 - 0 1,274 5

    5. Mississippi 2 - 0 1,182 6

    6. California 3 - 0 1,149 7

    7. LSU 3 - 0 1,122 7

    8. Boise St. 3 - 0 976 10

    9. Oklahoma 2 - 1 917 12

    10. Southern Cal 2 - 1 905 3

    11. Ohio State 2 - 1 900 11

    12. Virginia Tech 2 - 1 853 14

    13. Miami 2 - 0 724 22

    14. TCU 2 - 0 701 15

    15. Cincinnati 3 - 0 580 21

    16. Oklahoma St. 2 - 1 576 17

    17. Georgia 2- 1 457 20

    18. North Carolina 3 - 0 445 19

    19. Kansas 3 - 0 381 23

    20. BYU 2 - 1 279 9

    21. Missouri 3 - 0 214 25

    22. Michigan 3 - 0 205 NR

    23. Houston 2 - 0 160 NR

    24. Nebraska 2 - 1 158 18

    25. Florida State 2 - 1 154 NR

    Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 148, Pittsburgh 68, Utah63, Auburn 62, Iowa 58, Washington 42, Notre Dame 38, UCLA 38,Oregon 34, Texas Tech 22, Kentucky 16, South Florida 12, SouthCarolina 7, Oregon State 6, Colorado State 4, Wisconsin 2,Minnesota 1.

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