TCU Homecoming Parade on hiatus

first_imgHunter Ince Hunter Ince printThis year’s homecoming parade will feature food trucks, fireworks and a free concert, but don’t expect a parade.FrogFest, which will be held at 6 p.m. Oct 19 in Worth Hills, will have tours of the new Greek housing followed by a pep rally at 6:15 p.m.This is the second year in a three-year span that TCU opted to not have a parade. Staging a parade this year was complicated by the construction around Bellaire Drive, said Brad Thompson, assistant director for student activities.Thompson said some alums were disappointed last time, but that students didn’t seem bothered.“I think it’s something that maybe they’re not really interested in all the time and it’s just hard to gauge,” Thompson said. “We’ve got to figure out what they want to do and what makes the most sense for our students at the time.”TCU FrogFest held in 2015. Photo courtesy of TCU 360.Senior sports broadcasting major Erica Johnson said she hasn’t gone to previous parades because she wasn’t in any organizations that had a float.The last time the parade was canceled the university hosted Family Weekend and homecoming at the same time.Senior communications major Emily Rutan said that since the parade has only taken place two out of the four years that she’s been here, it’s not a pertinent event to her experience at TCU even though she loved seeing kids get excited for the game because of the parade.Instead of planning a parade, student activities focused on FrogFest. The event includes concerts by Josh Walker and Walk the Moon.The festivities will take place in Worth Hills.Some of the food trucks that will be available for Horned Frogs to enjoy are Heim BBQ, Rollin’ Stone, The Dog House, Rollin’ and Bowlin’, Dough Boy Donuts and more.Thompson said he hopes that the change in festivities will attract more students.“We’re always trying to evaluate,” Thompson said. “We’ll see how this year goes and get feedback and then see how we proceed going into 2019.”For more information regarding homecoming weekend visit Hunter Ince TCU Frogfest in the Commons Friday, Oct.2, 2015 Previous articleVolleyball drops both conference games over weekendNext articleTCU sports weekend roundup Hunter Ince RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students feel left out of campus activities World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Hunter Ince is a senior sports broadcasting major with a journalism minor from Whitney, Texas. After graduation, he plans to get his masters in sports management to become a sports marketer. Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Twitter Hunter Ince Linkedin Facebook Twitter + posts Winchester looks to shift swim and dive program in new direction as postseason approaches TCU students unite in prayer Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Observer elects next Editor-in-Chief

first_imgThe Observer General Board elected current News Editor Margaret Hynds as Editor-in-Chief for the 2016-2017 term this Saturday.Hynds, a junior living in Pangborn Hall, is currently pursuing a major in political science with a minor in business economics.“Margaret is one of the most talented, resourceful and reliable reporters at this newspaper, and I can think of no one better to take on this position,” current Editor-in-Chief Greg Hadley said. “This coming year will be a busy one for The Observer, but under Margaret’s leadership, I am confident it will also be a historic one.”A McLean, Virginia native, Hynds has headed the News department since March 2015. Throughout her time in the News department, Hynds has written extensively about mental illness and sexual assault on campus. Prior to serving as News Editor, she served as an Associate News Editor in the winter of 2015.“I am delighted at the opportunity to lead The Observer for the next year,” Hynds said. “I’ve learned so much in my time on this staff, and I hope to keep up the energy and enthusiasm from this year’s Editorial Board moving forward.“I look forward to continuing coverage of issues that affect the student body.”Hynds will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief on Feb. 28.Tags: Editor-in-Chief, New Editor, Observerlast_img read more

Cardinal Speedway opens this weekend with inaugural Black Gold Showdown

first_imgEUNICE, N.M. – The first annual Black Gold Showdown brings four IMCA divisions to Cardinal Speedway for season-opening Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 shows. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds vie for $600 to win on Friday and $700 to win on Saturday. Top prize for Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars is $500 each night. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks vie for $300 top prizes.A $500 bonus will be paid to the driver with the top two-day point total in each division. Also at stake both nights are IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points. Hard chargers earn $50 in all main events. Tow money is $25 for all drivers making the trip to Eunice from at least 70 miles away and finishing in a $25 paying position. There is no entry fee. A one-time $25 registration fee will be good for the entire 2015 season. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m.Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and free for kids five and under. Car and driver is $40. Pit passes are $24. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. for an open practice session on Thursday, March 12. Hot laps start that evening at 7 p.m. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free. More information is available by calling promoters Chris Meyers at 806 392-3902 or Toby Herring at 575 441-1941, and at the website. The Black Gold Showdown will be broadcast on XSAN.last_img read more