This spring, students at Tyler Junior College will have the chance to sign up for two school-sponsored trips that offer students an educational, yet fun ways to get away from it all. The first of the two trips is to West Turkey, and it takes place over Spring Break.
Obtaining an education is an expensive process, and the cost of textbooks is on the rise. There are many different mediums in which a student can buy a textbook: the on campus bookstore, College Books off campus, the Internet, or renting the book online. "I tend to go as long as I can without buying textbooks, but that never seems to go too well," said Claire Dobbins, PR/Advertising sophomore.
In December 2007 the TJC Student Senate began gearing up for a spring concert set to take place on the TJC campus. But, it hasn't all been smooth sailing. "We've been working on the concert since before the holidays in December. We went and surveyed the students to look at what R&B artist students would like to see," said Scott Nalley, director, student activities and sponsor of the Tyler Junior College student senate.
A painting depicting only blue shoes resting on a pillow is pretty self-explanatory. However, a trip to the Tyler Museum of Art will prove that average looking blue shoes are only part of a bigger picture. One of the pieces featured in Graham Williford's America under the thematic section Expressions of American Identity is from an artist named William Merritt Chase and is titled "Portrait of Harriet Hubbard Ayer" or "The Blue Shoes.
Dr. David Crawford expresses his many theatrical talents within the walls of the Tyler Junior College Theater program. Last year Crawford's very own play was performed in New York, which is famous for it's classic Broadway plays and musicals. "It was called 'Harvest' and it ran last spring right off of Broadway," said Crawford.
For the first time at TJC, the Residence Hall Association is bringing American Idol to you. American Idol is hosted by three judges, Paula, Randy, and Simon. There are 24 contestants who compete against each other in song and dance for their shot at the title and a major recording label contract.
Laundry Night offered by the Baptist Student Ministries was Monday, February 25th. The BSM served free pizza to the students who participated. The BSM gave away Starbucks Gift Cards as door prizes. Putt-Putt Golf was also set up so the students cold enjoy their time there.