first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] ReddIt The Skiff The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 Linkedin The Skiff The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 Linkedincenter_img Previous articleBaylor crushes TCU men’s basketball in WacoNext articleOpen carry guide: where you can and can’t open carry in the 109 The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Skiff printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 114, issue 17: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis headline spring concertAlso: TCU hears from first of 4 medical school dean candidates; Ridley Scott, Adam McKay among Directors Guild nominations; New Interior Design, Merchandising building would benefit students; New outreach chair elected in SGA House meeting; Macklemore, Ryan Lewis concert moved to Commons; TCU police chief provides student safety tips; Police: Mentally ill man who made threats against women arrested; TCU student reports home invasion; Open carry guide: Which businesses allow it?; Stellar year earns Turpin All-American honors; TCU adds LSU transfer John Diarse to roster; Big 12 conference championship game a possibility; Future borrowers could see higher student loan interest rates; Spoilers expert: Caridi’s strong start could be a bad sign; New medical school could be bumping up undergraduate applications; Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69; Winning Cheerleading Worlds transforms student into ‘cheerlebrity’; Frogs ranked No. 7 in final AP Poll after record comeback; City Council approves zoning change for TCU fine arts building The Skiff The Skiff Facebook Twitter ReddIt Facebook + posts Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

first_imgProphets of Rage–a politically-charged supergroup comprised of Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill–burst into existence with an angry bang over a year ago. The outfit, described by Morello in 2016 as “an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit,” came together for a string of summer amphitheater shows following their widely buzzed-about maiden shows in LA and Brooklyn featuring a mix of material by RATM, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill. The group now has a self-titled album coming out this week on Friday, September 15. In support of Prophets of Rage, they stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to perform “Living on the 110.”About the song, Morello recently told Rolling Stone,”‘Living on the 110’ is a song that speaks to the issue of homelessness. The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people. Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times.”Watch Prophets of Rage perform “Living on the 110” below:last_img read more

first_img Tags: Cazenoviacross country A strong and successful junior season for Cazenovia boys cross country runner Caleb Smith culminated with his appearance in Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C championships.On a chilly morning at SUNY-Plattsburgh, Smith not only ran well, he helped Section III to a first-place finish against the other sections and their collective lineups of runners.And it was close. Section III finished with a score of 309 points, just eight ahead of Section VI (Western New York), who had 317 points. Section I (Westchester County) was third with 334 points.Amid this battle, Smith ran through the snow-covered 2.8-mile Plattsburgh course (shortened from 3.1 miles due to safety concerns) in 16 minutes, 27.0 seconds, which put him in 56th place, better than half the runners in the field of 132.Skaneateles junior Caleb Bender won the state title in 14:41.6 to lead the Section III All-Stars, with Adirondack senio Taylor Fauvelle not far behind as he took fourth place in 14:54.7.Meanwhile, Hannibal senior Dillon Plantz made his way to 15th place in 15:24.2, and South Lewis eighth-grader Collin Stafford finished 44th in 16:10.8 before Smith’s effort clinched Section III’s victory.They were helped, too, by Christian Brothers Academy taking second in the state Class C team meet behind Saranac Lake, with Riley Nash, Michael McMahon, Joel Gaffney and Zach Medicis all recording top-40 individual finishes.And Section III dominated the state meet as a whole, with team titles going to Fayetteville-Manlius (who swept Class A boys and girls), Camden (Class C girls) and Beaver River (Class D boys), plus winning five of the eight sectional team competitions to go with individual wins by Bender, Elizabeth Lucason (Camden, girls Class C) and Tully’s Brooke Rauber, who took her fourth straight state Class D crown.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: USA TodayAdvertisement zgcrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs86eaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eety0f( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7f8g5odbWould you ever consider trying this?😱4yo2pCan your students do this? 🌚ci1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Frank de Boer, the current manager at Major League Soccer side Atlanta United FC has expressed his opinion about the ongoing debate over equal pay for men and women in Football, and believes it to be nonsense.Advertisement Image Courtesy: USA TodayFollowing the recent decision of Royal Dutch Football Association to equalize the salaries of male and female footballers representing the international teams, the former Netherlands international stated his own opinion on the matter.In an interview with The Guardian, the former Crystal Palace gaffer said that he supports equal wage for both genders in general, but not in sports.Advertisement “I think for me, it’s ridiculous. It’s the same like tennis. If there are watching, for the World Cup final, 500 million people or something like that, and 100 million for a women’s final, that’s a difference. So it’s not the same.” the Dutchman said.“And of course they have to be paid what they deserve to earn and not less, just what they really deserve. If it’s just as popular as the men, they will get it, because the income and the advertising will go into that. But it’s not like that, so why do they have to earn the same? I think it’s ridiculous. I don’t understand that.” the 49 year old added.Advertisement Back in March, a lawsuit on gender discrimination was filed against U.S. Soccer Federation by the U.S. Women’s National Team, the winners of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, regarding their salary.Megan Rapinoe, who plays as a winger for the National Team and captains Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, was the first to raise her voice on the matter.“I don’t know if there was a tipping point, but the feeling was that this was the next best step for us to put us in the best possible position to continue to fight for what we believe is right and what the law recognizes.” the 2012 London Olympics gold medal winner said.“And to try to achieve equality under the law, equal working conditions, equal working pay. It goes far beyond equal pay into the working conditions as well.” the 34 year old added. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSome Residents Concerned About Possible Carcinogens By John Burton The issue concerning the borough’s Piping Rock Memorial Park is “its playability,” said Mayor John Ekdahl. “We’re wearing out the grass fields,” the mayor said of the park and officials are looking at ways to improve it. The mayor and Borough Council are considering a proposal from the borough Parks and Recreation Director Sarah Orsay, and committee, for the park and its accompanying Martello Field on East River Road to install a synthetic turf surface on a portion of the site. According to Orsay, the synthetic turf would be used to convert the baseball field and a portion of the small lacrosse/youth football practice field into a regulation-size, all-weather, multisport field. The field, if the plan moves for ward, would be able to accommodate many sports activities, including soccer, lacrosse, flag football, tackle football practice, field hockey and the use of school teams, Orsay said.The plan under consideration, Orsay noted, would also retain the park’s tennis courts and the existing playground would be relocated to the eastern end of the current lacrosse field and the park continuing to be home to the 9/11 memorial.“I think what’s critical to the project is to maintain the neighborhood park-like feel,” she said.This park, given its extensive use for the various sports activities, as well as the other town parks with natural grass covering, takes a beating, Ekdahl said.As it currently stands, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School allows the borough rec program to conduct some activities on the high school’s artificial turf field. “Having said that,” meaning the high school’s help, Ekdahl continued, “we’re still running out of space.”“We actually have to take one field a year out of play to entirely habilitate it,” Ekdahl said.“Between the high school, elementary school, recreation (program) and travel sports,” Orsay said, “the fields are in constant use.”In the fall the borough parks get 3,500 participants using them each week, Orsay explained. She said, if a child has two practices and one game in a week, that constitutes three “participants.”“The demand for the regulation field is far exceeding our ability to supply, and certainly our ability to meet the demand, as well as maintain the integrity and beauty of our parks,” Orsay offered.“We are getting some pushback,” however, from some residents over what is being considered, Ekdahl acknowledged. The objections, in part, are coming from some who live in the vicinity of the park. Others, Ekdahl said, have raised issue with the use of synthetic turf and possible health considerations. A recent, controversial study charged that some material used in the turf installed on sports fields and in playgrounds – coming from such items as recycled rubber vehicle tires – could be cancer-causing.
“As I told them” – meaning the residents – “we haven’t even gotten there yet,” as to what material or even if the council would move for ward with the plan, Ekdahl pointed out.The Monmouth County Open Space Grant program has awarded the borough $250,000 for the project; the borough is required to make a matching contribution; and officials are awaiting to hear on their second grant application, seeking an additional $135,000, which would also need the borough to match that amount. County officials should make that announcement in January 2016. Funding is contingent on the borough obtaining the necessary money for the project, Orsay said.Orsay said the entire project is estimated at $1.2 million.Should the borough win the second county grant, the council would likely move forward with having its engineer produce a feasibility study. Depending on what that study shows, officials would likely look at funding options, including private sources, to cover the borough’s costs, Ekdahl explained.Should the council move forward, “I think it’d be greatly enjoyed by the community,” Orsay maintained.last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2016)–Purchased at Fairplex Park for just $32.00, there was one winning Santa Anita Pick Six ticket on Friday, and it was worth $52,823.One of just two “live” horses in a field of 10 fillies and mares, favored Be Mine quickly erased any notion of a Pick Six carryover into Saturday with an emphatic 5 ¼ length win under Flavien Prat at odds of 2-1.There were 70 tickets with five winners, each worth $327.20.First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday (the Pick Six will be comprised of races five through 10) is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are watching our cold front move off to the east this morning, and watching a big transition over the Eastern Corn Belt. A dramatic change in temperatures is afoot with Mother Nature finally breaking out of her identity crisis and admitting it is autumn after all Temperatures today will be a good 15 degrees cooler (at least) than yesterday and nearly 20-25 degrees cooler than some of our warmest temperature readings over the weekend. We will also soon be done with rain here as the front exits eastern ohio and should see sunshine take control later this afternoon ahead of sunset. Tomorrow will be mostly dry too, at least through the daytime hours.A minor batch of moisture moves across the state tomorrow night into early Saturday morning. We expect no more than .25” of action over 70% of the state. Moisture totals are unchanged from yesterday, but we are expanding our coverage a little bit. Everything is still done by mid morning Saturday, and we have a dry rest of the weekend on the way. Moisture returns Monday afternoon and ramps up for the evening and overnight hours. We will put rain totals at .1” to .5” with coverage at 80% of the state. These rains break out statewide, and should be relatively gentle, but steady once they start. Rain will be basically over by sunrise Tuesday, although we may end up dealing with a few lingering showers in far eastern Ohio and southeast parts of the state. Dry weather then settles in for the rest of the 10-day window, and it extends through most of the extended 11-16 day period too. We are tweaking the forecast just a bit this morning and are projecting a 10-day dry stretch starting next Tuesday and going through the following Thursday. Clouds may pop up from time to time, but we do not see any significant frontal boundaries or systems crossing the state. This period should see good evaporation and good drying, meaning we should have an excellent harvest window opening up. Rain is back in the forecast for Friday the 26th. We are expecting .25”-.75” rains with coverage at 75% of the state. Temps are much cooler today as we noted above. However, after the Sunday night-Monday system, we make another leg down in temps, and will see our coldest air in here next Tuesday morning with good hard frost potential. The map at right shows potential morning lows next Tuesday.  There can also be some patchy frost this weekend, particularly in northern parts of the state, although it will not be even close to a killing frost. The rest of next week and the extended period will feature temps normal to slightly below normal across the region, meaning our Indian summer is gone, and fall is here.last_img read more

first_imgWriting UtensilsPenGrease pencil/China markerSharpies (Multiple Colors)Dry erase marker (multiple colors) Allen Wrench Set / Hex KeysImperial and metric Don’t find yourself without the tools you need when you need them the most. Here are the must-have tools for video production.Top image via Shawn Corrigan.A go-bag for your essential tools is a great way to keep your production running. It’s the best and easiest way to handle any hiccups that may happen on set. If you aren’t a grip or an AC, you should definitely make sure you’re carrying your own tool kit to set.Now, obviously, you need a camera and some lights, but other than the essentials, these are the tools you need on set.Video Production Tool BagsImage via CineBags.Before you build a camera gear tool kit, you will need a bag to carry everything. The best bag is big enough to comfortably carry everything you need. Avoid roller bags if you will be in remote locations. The best options have shoulder- or  backpack straps.Here are a few worth checking out:CineBags — durable, removable pouches great for cameras and lenses — expensive.Klein Tools — standard for craftsmen and trade workers — fair price but sometimes expensive.Filmtools — standard for grips and AC, durable, customizable belt and pouches — fair price but sometimes expensive.Generic All-Purpose (Husky, Dewalt, AWP, etc) — available at every hardware store, gets the job done — cheap.General Tools to Have on SetThese are the tools that you should already have at home. They are helpful for just about any scenario you can imagine. These should all fit in a bag, so large items like ladders are not listed. (Most important tools in bold.)ScrewdriversPhillips and flatheadMultiple sizes HammerWrenchPliersTape measureZip TiesVelcroGaff tapeWork glovesScissorsFlashlight/headlampCarabinersRopePower extension cordsMultitool (Leatherman, Gerber)Pocket knifeClampsSpring clampC-clampWooden clothespin (C-47s)center_img Assorted Batteries (AA, AAA, 9V)Assorted 1/4 20 screws, nuts, and boltsAspirinAssorted Screws, Nuts, and BoltsHaving some 1/4″-20 nuts and bolts at your disposal can be a huge help on set. The 1/4″-20 size is standard for most film equipment, from tripod mounts to camera cages and accessories.A backup box of various length bolts and nuts can save you when you’re in bind. Use a fishing tackle box, craft store divided bins, or toolbox separators for easy access and organization. Check out this video from The Slanted Lens on building a bolt kit.Bonus Assistant Camera ToolsA few things to help keep the camera up and running.Compressed air/blowerLens cleanerLens clothSensor swabsCard readerAssorted cablesExternal hard drivesColor chartSlateLight meterFor an example of a fully stocked AC camera bag, check out this kit that Evan Luzi carries with him on set. What do you keep in your go bag? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

first_imgLawyer Chris Murphy, right, represents Colten Boushie’s family. Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree man was fatally shot on a Saskatchewan farm. Also pictured (from left to right) are Boushie’s uncle, Alvin Baptiste, mother Debbie Baptiste and cousin Jade Tootoosis.The Canadian PressA lawyer helping the family of a young Cree man shot and killed by a Saskatchewan farmer left a different courthouse this week with an idea about how Canada’s jury system could be improved.Chris Murphy is part of a coroner’s inquest examining the death of an Indigenous man who died following a police chase in Saskatoon.Some provinces have fatality inquiries headed by provincial court judges. But others – including Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia – have coroner inquests with juries.And in Saskatchewan, if a deceased is Indigenous, a coroner’s jury is often part Aboriginal too.“I felt that we had been engaged in a very fair process,” Murphy said.“They had literally two separate piles from which names were randomly drawn and we alternated between Indigenous and non-Indigenous jurors.”In January, Murphy watched as a jury with no visibly Indigenous members was selected for the murder trial of white farmer Gerald Stanley in the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie.Of 45 potential jurors selected at random, five appeared to be Indigenous, Murphy said. They were rejected by Stanley’s lawyer through peremptory challenges, which can be made without having to give a reason.“I walked away … firmly believing that the justice system has got to change,” Murphy said. “Allowing that process to happen is, in my view, state-sanctioned discrimination.”The jury found Stanley not guilty. Accusations of racism followed, as well as calls to end peremptory challenges and for more Indigenous representation on juries.Jordan Lafond, 21, was in a stolen truck being chased by Saskatoon police when it crashed. Media have reported that officers found Lafond under the truck, but he resisted arrest and an officer used a knee to subdue him. He later died in hospital.Murphy is representing Lafond’s family at the inquest. He said lawyers agreed that at least three of the jury’s six members should be Indigenous. They were able to ask potential jurors about whether they would be comfortable on a jury, could come up with recommendations and had any possible bias.The selected jurors were told to return to court when the inquest resumes in June.Potential jurors are similarly questioned for inquests in other provinces, but qualifying them by race may be unique to Saskatchewan.The province amended legislation in 1999 to allow its chief coroner to request a jury be “composed, wholly or in part, of people from a specific racial or cultural group.”The Justice Ministry said in an email that the provision is commonly used and puts juries in a better position to understand the deceased’s circumstances.Murphy said there’s no constitutional reason why the same approach couldn’t be used in criminal courts where an accused is supposed to be judged by peers. Indigenous people have high incarceration rates yet low representation on juries.Nicholas Stooshinoff, president of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, said he believes Canada’s justice system is the finest in the world and doesn’t need an overhaul because of “knee-jerk” reactions to the Stanley verdict.He said he recently met with Indigenous clients who live in the same area as Stanley and they agree with the acquittal.“I have not seen any evidence or any indication that an all-First-Nations jury would not have come to the same conclusion,” Stooshinoff said. “There is an assumption among some individuals, politicians included, that this man was acquitted because of racism on the part of the jury.“I find that very disturbing. And it really does not do anything to enhance the quality of our judicial system.”last_img read more