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Jennifer Pittman (right), a sophomore speech communication major, waits with several other students in the Moudy Building atrium for the rain to subside Thursday afternoon.


Today in history

1784 — America’s first daily paper, The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser, was published in Philadelphia.

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Tallahassee Community College student Jane Dudley pauses during a moment of silence to reflect on the lives lost during last Tuesday's terrorist attack on the United States at a rally on the campus on Tuesday, September 18, 2001.

Friday, September 21, 2001
TCU Daily Skiff

PC plans for smaller Family Weekend
By Kristin Delorantis
Staff Reporter

Programming Council is downsizing Family Weekend in anticipation of less out-of-state travel due to current flight situations, PC Vice President Sara Komenda said.

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Faculty Senate considering new disciplines for cheating
By Piper Huddleston
Staff Reporter

The TCU Faculty Senate is researching new disciplinary procedures for academic misconduct because of an increase in suspected cases of cheating and plagiarism, said Melissa Young, Academic Excellence Committee chairwoman for the Faculty Senate.

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Examining pride and patriotism

Self-interest overcomes nationalism
By Aaron Chimbel
Staff Reporter

Isolated cases of price gouging of gas and American flags have been reported across the nation since the attacks on New York and Washington.
Marie Pate, director of operations for the Fort Worth Better Business Bureau, said no swindling cases have been reported in the Fort Worth area.
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Nationalism can have drawbacks
Patriotism brings profound political and sociological changes
By Chrissy Braden
senior reporter

Former President Bill Clinton waited until the wee hours of the morning for former Vice President Al Gore who drove to Chappaqua, N.Y. after being stranded in New York due to the airline shutdown, according to a Sept. 15 Washington Post article. The reunion was the first time the two have spoken since an argument during the 2000 election.
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Red, white and blue bleed indispensible patriotism across nation
by Jack Bullion
Skiff Staff

In a state where flags with only one star vastly outnumber those with fifty, the sudden proliferation of American flags on cars, in windows and hanging half-staff from flagpoles is truly overwhelming. For an emblem that for the most part has been missing in action over the past decade, the ubiquity of the American flag is rampant.
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Present generation must have faith in government
By Doug Clarke
Skiff Staff

Several times since the attack on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, I’ve been approached by students who have asked the same basic question: “We have grown up being taught to be suspicious of government, politicians and the military. Why should we trust them now?”
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Tragedy truly tarnishes past doubts of America
By Megan Rhodes
Skiff Staff

In the early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of New Yorkers witnessed the beginning of the greatest terrorist attack America had ever seen. As the events unfolded, many Americans slept peacefully in their beds.
I was one of those Americans.
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Arts & Entertainment

10 years later The lasting impact of ‘Nevermind’
By Jack Bullion
Skiff Staff

The way the world listened to rock music changed forever Sept. 13, 1991 — perhaps slightly unbeknownst to most of us. On that day, Nirvana’s album “Nevermind,” a reasonably well-reviewed collection of 12 raw, powerful punk songs, was released.
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Pop music always stays mainstream, more than guilty pleasure
David Reese
Skiff Staff

Amid a smoke-filled auditorium with disco lights circulating, the crowd at Lincoln Junior High School in Oceanside, Calif., seemed dumbfounded by young pubescent boys jumping around and singing brainless music.
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