first_imgFacebook Linkedin Linkedin Brooke Morrissy ReddIt printThree students in the BNSF Neeley Leadership Program are offering prospective students a one-on-one guided tour of TCU’s campus through Frog Shadow, a new student-led organization.Frog Shadow was created to help give high school students a more personalized, transparent tour of TCU.Taven Sparks, a junior management and finance double major, is one of the three juniors who started the project.“We wanted to help ease high school students into college transition… by creating a one-on-one mentorship program where high school students can come to TCU’s campus and shadow one of our mentors and have the opportunity to see a transparent view of what TCU really is,” Sparks said.Co-founder Kamryn Conway said the program aims to make the process of deciding on a college easier. High school seniors are paired with a tour guide based on hometowns, majors and interests. Guides act as mentors and stay in touch with the prospective students.This semester, Frog Shadow will invite prospective students who were awarded the Dean’s Scholarship, worth $18,000 per year, to participate. During the two-and-a-half-hour tour, the high school seniors will get sit in on college classes.“The shadow mentor will take them on the customized one-on-one program throughout campus, showing them what it’s like to be a student on campus,d” said Conway, a marketing and finance with real estate double major.The idea for Frog Shadow came from the Neeley Leadership Program’s requirement for juniors to create a year-long impact project.“The project ends in April, but we are excited to oversee this program through our graduation in 2017,” Sparks said. “And [we’re] excited for our [executive] team in the future to continue to enhance the program and continue for this to grow and spread and be able to impact many potential students.”Frog Shadow differs from other guided campus tours, such as those offered by Student Foundations and Ambassadors, because it is a one-on-one tour instead of a group tour, Sparks said. More students may feel comfortable asking questions one-on-one, Sparks said.Conway said she hopes that in the future, Frog Shadow will give tours to all high school students, not just Dean’s Scholars.“Come 10 years down the road, our hope is that we come back here and see this program flourishing,” Conway said.Sparks said more than 175 TCU students have applied for the program.“It’s not to get something on their resume, it’s because they wish they had something like that,” said Connor Vaccaro, a junior entrepreneurial management major.Applications to be a Frog Shadow mentor and guide are closed for the spring, but will be available in the fall. To apply, you must be at least second-semester freshman. Brooke Morrissy Study abroad adds Rome and Madrid to semester programs First comes graduation, then comes marriage Twitter Brooke Morrissy Facebook Twittercenter_img Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Brooke Morrissy Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event TCU’s first on-campus rock climbing competition to take place this weekend Nutrition students promote food safety as summer approaches ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleRifle team wins Patriot ChampionshipNext article10 ideas to change things up this Valentine’s Day Brooke Morrissy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Co-Founders of Frog Shadow are excited to see their project come to life this spring. Brooke Morrissy last_img read more

first_img Press Association Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has found himself at the centre of speculation over his future in recent weeks despite the north London club sitting in sixth place in the Barclays Premier League table and just three points adrift of the top four following their midweek victory at struggling Fulham. Bale’s £85.3milllion switch to Real Madrid during the summer left Villas-Boas with a huge gap to plug and the club has invested the proceeds in an attempt to do that and more. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has dismissed claims that former club Tottenham’s difficulties are all down to the loss of Gareth Bale.center_img However, former Spurs midfielder Poyet has urged the manager’s critics to give him time as he attempts to mould a new team. Asked if Bale’s departure had made all the difference, the 46-year-old Black Cats boss, who will welcome his old club to the Stadium of Light on Saturday evening, said: “In one game or two, yes, it can make a difference. In 38, no, I don’t think it’s possible to say that. “In the last year and a half, Tottenham in some games did not play very well and they won because Gareth came up with something unique. “Now it’s a totally different situation. Spurs have got plenty of options, plenty of new players who need to adapt to football here and to the way they play. “Trying to keep everybody happy and playing too many games and a few injuries, it’s not easy. It looks easy from outside, but it’s very difficult. “It’s really strange that you change so many players and the players gel together very quickly. Most of the time, you need six or eight months to make it work.” Such was the pressure under which Villa-Boas found himself that reports last weekend suggested a list of potential successors had been drawn up. One claimed Poyet, who made 98 appearances and scored 23 goals for the club before returning as a coach, was among the prospective candidates, although that is something he took with a pinch of salt. He said: “I am not surprised by anything. Every day, there is going to be something in the Press about someone, especially when you have played there. “But I am not bothered, I am just concentrating on Sunderland.” last_img read more

first_imgA magnificent unbeaten century by former Essequibo batsman, Basil Persaud, led Everest Masters to a convincing nine wicket victory over the visiting Guyana Foundation XI from the United Kingdom.Played at the Everest ground last Sunday, the Guyana Foundation (UK) won the toss and batted first in the 30 overs affair. They were led by an accomplished 82 (8x4s+3x6s) from Navindra Sing, along with a fluent innings of 38 (5×4) from Navin Persaud and Patrick Khan 22 with 3×4, as they posted 189-8 from their allotted overs.Former national opener Rohan Sarjoo this time took the ball and returned impressive figures of 3-22 from 5 overs while veteran off-spinner, Johnny Azeez supported with 2-31, while Rakesh Gangaram took 2-17.In reply host Everest Masters made light work with the total as Basil Persaud’s commanding 101 not out laced with 13×4 and 2×6 and former national youth batsman, Hemraj Garbarran with an unbeaten 57, including 7×4 and 2×6, dominated proceedings.The pair added an unbroken 145 run partnership as Everest Masters reached 192-1 in 27 overs to win by nine wickets.At the presentation, Basil Persaud was adjudged Man-of-the-Match and was presented with a Medal. Guyana Foundation (UK) also presented the Everest Cricket Club with a plaque in honour of former life member of the club, David Seloochan.Everest also returned the honours by also presenting a plaque to the visitors in recognition and appreciation of their visit to Guyana and for engaging the club in the well organized match. The plaque on behalf of the Everest Masters was compliments of Trophy Stall of Bourda Market.(Elroy Stephney)last_img read more

first_imgThe Premier County beat Cork 2-27 to 2-15 in Division 1A to secure a last eight tie with Clare on April 3rd.Michael Ryan’s side needed to get the better than Galway managed away to Waterford to advance – the Tribesmen drew at Walsh Park and will now face the Rebels in a relegation play-off.Although the match never really got going there were a number of positives for Tipp. Seamus Callanan, who came on as a second-half substitute in his customary full-forward berth, threatened the goal on three occasions and eventually got 0-2, much to the delight of the crowd.Michael Breen was arguably the home side’s top preformer in the first period, after which Tipp led 0-13 to 0-10.He scored his team’s second goal and also contributed 0-4, all from play.Tipp’s first goal came from Niall O’Meara (who also got a point) and arguably ended any resistance that Cork were putting up.The Premier County’s top scorer was John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer 0-10 (0-9f).John McGrath (0-5), Noel McGrath (0-2), Dan McCormack (0-2) and Brendan Maher (0-1) also registered for Michael Ryan’s side.There’ll be a toss of a coin to determine where the Tipp-Clare quarter-final will be played.The GAA’s CCCC will confirm all the details relating to the fixture on Monday afternoon.last_img read more