Branch & Bird Review

By Makayla Lockard from Mansfield, Texas           If you are looking for a nice place to dine to celebrate a special occasion, hang out with friends or family, or just to go somewhere with a nice view, I definitely recommend trying Branch & Bird in Fort Worth, Texas. With a sky lobby on top of Frost Bank Tower, Branch & Bird has… Read more →

Moonlight Paddle

Alyssa Burlison, Freshman, Writing, Trophy Club, TX   Usually a moonlit paddle boarding expedition had the ability to lull all the day’s worries and annoyances away, but tonight was different. Something felt off. Maybe it was because the moonlight was blanketed by a cluster of dense clouds, making the once clear blue waters of the Pacific dark and gloomy, or… Read more →

Beauty in a White Kimono

Madelaine Seyer, Junior, Speech Pathology, Oregon City, OR   I first met Henry Wojcik at the University of Manchester. I was studying international affairs and he studied art, of course. Henry was a force of nature, a catalyst of humor, and a recipient of good fortune that made people want to crowd around him and see which of his gifts… Read more →

The Major Arcana: TCU Edition

By Kaye Webster from Kansas City, MO           Many are familiar with the image of a tarot card, whether it be in the hands of a witch, carnival psychic, or merely a curious soul interested in the art of divination. Tarot decks come in various designs and aesthetics, and contain 78 cards. The 56 trump cards are divided into four suits:… Read more →

How to Write a Cover Letter

By Adrienne Stallings from Bedford, TX             As a writing major, I’m not usually daunted by writing (I think I’d need a major change if that were the case). Even 20-page papers are less terrifying when I think “okay, but that’s only 5000 words.” However, there are two types of writing I dread—what I have dubbed “professional emails,” and cover… Read more →

Artist Profile: Captain Beefheart

By Jake Beales, Alameda, California   No man has ever made me question the word genius as much as Captain Beefheart has. Though, if you were to ask Thelonious Monk what makes a genius, he’d tell you, “A genius is a man most like himself.” By that account, Don Vliet, better known by the name Captain Beefheart, is a genius.… Read more →