LEAPS makes sites more relational

first_imgMeg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ LEAPS, Reading Frogs volunteer at Paschal High School World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Zeta hosts Bright Pink workshop Facebook Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ printLEAPS day of service is celebrating its 16th year on TCU’s campus Oct. 16, and this year the directors have revamped the program to make the sites more relational based.This year, there are 23 sites at which to volunteer, ranging from the Humane Society to Morningside Middle School. The majority of the sites are focused on helping people directly and forming relationships.“I drastically went through the list of all our sites and cut out a ton because we really want to make it relational service so that people will keep wanting to come back,” said co-director Kaitlin Stutts, a junior biology major.Choosing which sites at which to volunteer is a standard process for the LEAPS executive team. LEAPS provides transportation for all student volunteers, so all sites, with the exception of Mission Arlington and All Star Equestrian Foundation, are less than a 20 minute car ride from TCU’s campus.“We have had a running list that we pass down to each exec board of sites. Some of the sites said no for liability reasons but a lot said yes. There’s no set criteria as to how we choose sites, it’s just whoever says yes,” said Stutts.The big reason for the changes of sites is because one of LEAPS’ goals is to get people, students and alumni to go back to where they served and to continuously volunteer at the site. By adding new sites that are relational based co-directors Stutts and Jessica Puyo, a junior childhood education major, are hoping that people will want to give more.“We’re putting together sheets to hand out to participants with everything they need to know about how to go back and volunteer to make it easier for them,” said Stutts.To learn more about LEAPS, visit orgsync, or email Jessica Puyo or Kaitlin Stutts. Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Movember 5K brings awareness to men’s healthcenter_img Previous articleTCU student arrested for breaking into Texas Capitol, breaking portraitNext articleTCU student drugged, assaulted by imposter “Lyft” driver Meg Hemmerle RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ TAGSmap – interactive Twitter ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt Greeks in the Streets looks to educate Greek chapters and strengthen Greek community Facebook Meg Hemmerle Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

4 easy steps to lose those extra Thanksgiving pounds

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details When are you going to crave Turkey again? Going to be a while? Yeah me too. There’s a fair chance that we all gained a little weight over Thanksgiving, and most of us are probably looking for a few easy ways to drop a few pounds over the next couple weeks. If this is you, here are a few things you can try…Just eat less: Take a good look at the food portions you normally eat and find easy ways to cut back. If you’re a chronic over-eater, you may have gotten used to the way you feel when you eat a little too much. Give your body some time to adjust to the change and see how much better you’ll feel. Plus, you can probably save money by turning one meal into two.Get back to the gym: You remember at the beginning of the year when you were excited about going to the gym a few times a week? It’s time to regain that excitement and get back on a regular workout routine.Drink lots of water: The easiest calories to cut out of your diet are the liquid ones. Maybe you love coffee, Dr. Pepper, or sweet tea, but committing to drinking only water for a couple weeks can be the easiest and safest way to drop weight quickly.Bench that favorite meal: We all have that one not-so-healthy favorite meal that we eat quite often. Now is the time to make the sacrifice to avoid eating it for a couple weeks. Replace those meals with a salad each time and see the difference a few meals can make.last_img read more

Bundesliga stars glad to train again, even with social distancing

first_imgThe German Football League (DFL) is in talks with the clubs and authorities about the Bundesliga resuming on May 2, but with matches played in front of empty terraces and fans locked out while public events remain banned in the country.A decision about when the competition can resume is expected on April 17, which could make it the first of Europe’s top leagues to return.Meanwhile, the league’s stars are adjusting to training in the era of social distancing.Defending champions Bayern Munich, who were four points clear when the league was halted, were typical of sides in holding sessions in small groups. Topics : Wearing gloves for hygienic reasons and observing social distancing on the pitch are among the challenges facing Bundesliga footballers back in training this week amid hopes the league could resume next month.Most of the 18 clubs in Germany’s top flight returned to their clubs on Monday, albeit in small groups with limited contact to meet health guidelines due to the coronavirus.League matches in Germany have been suspended since March 13. Contact is kept to a minimum with hugs of greeting and handshakes banned and players staying 1.5m apart, even on the training pitch.”It was a very unusual feeling to train in small groups,” admitted Bayern captain Manuel Neuer with a maximum of five players per group permitted at their state-of-the-art training complex.Like most other clubs, Bayern’s squad members were told to shower elsewhere and handed post-training snacks in a box to eat at home.In Wolfsburg, the players trained wearing gloves despite warm spring temperatures.   “For hygienic reasons, we have to wear gloves, even though it’s 22 degrees [Celsius],” said forward Maximilian Arnold.”Of course it’s necessary, but also a bit funny.”Tackling and close-quarter challenges for the ball are frowned upon at all outfits.”I would love to tackle, but I can’t do that now,” said Hoffenheim defender Havard Nordtveit.Previous weeks at home, in many cases filled by hours on the PlayStation games console, had left a toll. ‘Well regulated'”My ball control was never perfect, but you can tell that a few team-mates have not trained with the ball for three weeks,” Nordtveit added.”The most important thing, is to keep working on our fitness now and be ready” should the season resume.In Berlin, Union defender Christopher Lenz was just as happy to have team-mates to pass to again and “have a real ball” at his feet.”I missed the boys. The PlayStation had been my best friend”.After weeks of training individually, or in online groups like Bayern did, most players were pleased to be back on a pitch, despite the new hygiene measures.”It’s a nice feeling” to “play a bit of football and see the colleagues again,” Fortuna Duesseldorf forward Rouwen Hennings said.”Of course you can’t put in hard tackles or challenges, but I think it’s quite well regulated for the here and now.”In Gelsenkirchen, Schalke coach David Wagner said his squad were happy to be put through their paces.”The fitness coaches can really let off steam, and the boys are up for it too,” said the former Huddersfield boss.”Anything is better than running alone through the forest.”However, players training in small groups offers an extra advantage for eagle-eyed coaches.”Nobody can hide,” said Duesseldorf coach Uwe Roesler with any lack of fitness quickly showing up.last_img read more

Football Playoff Night

first_imgTonight begins the sectional round of the state football playoffs.  Unlike many other states, all Indiana schools make the playoffs despite their season record.  Two of the area schools with the best chances of advancing seem to be in the EIAC.  East Central and Lawrenceburg are both highly ranked in the state.   Two other area schools finished their seasons very strongly.  They are Milan who finds themselves in a highly competitive sectional, and Batesville who also has ranked teams in their sectional.Since everyone enters the sectional 0-0, who is to say that any team could not go on and win?  This is the nice part of the Indiana playoff system.  Good luck to all the area teams.last_img