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Senate discusses fate of SMU Rides service Marissa Budzynski Contributing Writer email@example.com
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Mustang Heroes volunteers with Head Start of Greater Dallas in February 2012.
‘Heroes Week’ offers service opportunities Jennifer Zotz Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Mustang Heroes, a student-run program that “encourages the SMU community to give back to Dallas and the world through engaging, sustainable and impactful service projects,” according to its Facebook page, is gearing up for the rest of their Second-Annual Heroes Week. “In the five minutes it took you to wait in line for coffee this morning, 23 children will die from hunger-related causes,” members of the Heroes Week Committee Molly O’Connor and Katie Maiers said. This week, Mustang Heroes will address these issues of hunger in the Dallas community as it hosts Heroes Week to promote community service and engagement on campus. The 60-member organization hopes to raise $2,000 for the North
Texas Food Bank through a series of advocacy, volunteer and donation opportunities. To kick off the event, Union Coffee will host Mustang U-Nite Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Professors, community members, other service groups on campus and fellow students will share experiences serving the Dallas community. Additionally, the organization is hosting a series of service trips throughout the week that are available to all students. Thursday from 12:30-4 p.m. and Friday from 8:15 a.m. to noon students can volunteer at the North Texas Food Bank. On Saturday, there will be a trip to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as well as a trip to the Monticello West Nursing Home from 2-4 p.m. A shuttle will leave from the flagpole each day to take
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students to each location. For students who cannot donate their time, Mustang Heroes has created an online Virtual Food Drive from which all proceeds will go to the North Texas Food Bank. Mustang Heroes hopes the programs available this week will interest students who are not already
part of a service organization and encourage them to get involved. “Sometimes, all people need is a little information about what’s going on just a few minutes away from campus to get interested in becoming a part of our team,” Heroes Week Chair Anna Norkett said.
Discussions of change in one popular campus service dominated the agenda during Student Senate’s two hour meeting in the Hughes-Trigg Forum Tuesday. The meeting began with SMU’s Executive Director of Student Affairs, Troy Behrens, encouraging Senators to address the need for change in the SMU Rides service. SMU Rides, operated by Park n Pony, provides students with free cab rides back to campus. There is a $5,000 budget for the program each year, but ridership increased exponentially this year. Only 134 rides were given to students in the Spring 2012 semester, as opposed to the 4,989 rides given last semester. This has resulted in a $42,000 bill for SMU. Behrens said this spike could be a cause of the way SMU Rides was presented to freshmen, who account for over 95 percent of rides. “During most AARO sessions, SMU Rides was mentioned, but not that it was intended for emergencies. It was marketed as a convenience program,” Behrens said. Over $100,000 in funding would need to be found in order to keep SMU Rides operating as it currently does. One alternative would be to start charging students’ accounts for cab fare, using their SMU IDs. Some senators raised concerns about how this would make SMU Rides different from any other cab system, and support eliminating the program entirely. Student Senate will further
debate this proposition and come to a resolution at next week’s meeting. Diversity Chair Kimberly Elmazi encouraged her fellow Senate members to start creating interest in SMU Diversity Week, which will occur April 1-6. Six events are currently planned, three of which will take place at the flagpole. Elmazi hopes the central location will help draw interest from many students. “It’s not just a multicultural or an ethnic thing,” Elmazi said. “We’re trying to reach a broad spectrum of students and promote a stronger sense of community on campus.” President Alex Mace also updated the Senate on how students have perceived his letter regarding the recent fraternity assault. He first read the letter at Student Senate’s meeting last week before it was published in The Daily Campus. “I can’t tell you how encouraged I am with the way the piece was received. It doesn’t matter who wrote it. It’s a sentiment that’s shared throughout campus,” Mace said. Mace concluded his address by stressing the need to find a forum where conversations about such campus issues can be discussed.
Six SMU students to start social movement with cupcakes leah johnson Contributing Writer email@example.com Daniel Poku remembers the day he felt the calling. He and his brother decided to take a joy ride after they both received their licenses. Poku drove while his brother sat in the passenger seat. Then there was a stop sign. There stood a homeless man with a scraggly beard who asked Poku for help. Before this day, Poku had never felt it was his duty to help the homeless because he had always been a passenger. But on this day, Poku was in the driver’s seat and that homeless man was directly asking him. With this eye-opening experience came CauseCakes the social movement. CauseCakes is a cupcake business with a twist. The cupcakes are being used to inspire others to perform random acts of kindness through messages on the cupcake wrapper. After purchasing a cupcake, the customer will find a message on the wrapper to pay the bill of the person behind them in line at Starbucks. Then, that customer shares their experience via a social media website designated by the
CauseCakes team. Rosyln Dirden, owner of Something So Senational bakery in Dallas, weighed in on the movement. “Maximize man power and minimize work,” Dirden said. “I see this as something for adults and kids. Everybody loves cupcakes.” Stephen Nelson, a member, said CauseCakes is more than just giving money. “You as a customer get interaction with the random act of kindness. You do it yourself [and] you get to tell your story,” Nelson said. The team wants people to know that CauseCakes is not a product, but a movement. Poku believes that CauseCakes is all about action. CauseCakes is not about making money or achieving fame, according to Poku. The goal is to impact at least one person’s life. For the team, success on a larger scale for CauseCakes means seeing the community, hearts and lives changed. One of the more famous videos of the team doing a random act of kindness features the group buying groceries for a homeless man named Jerry standing on Mockingbird Lane. “It felt so right and it was so easy,” Tyler Scott, a member of
CauseCakes, said. Poku recounted the experience of helping Jerry. He said he felt nervous about being the one to address Jerry. Poku approached as Jerry was walking away to get a meal from the dumpster. In disbelief and confusion, Jerry never took his eyes off Poku as Poku explained how the group wanted to buy the homeless man groceries. Afterward, Poku said he felt “incredible.” “It’s so easy to get caught up in SMU, but there are real people with real needs,” Nelson said. Kate Soja, a friend, said that CauseCakes will have success because of its mission and that she was ready to see how SMU would back the movement. “There is something about their mission that resonates with me. The world is crying out for it. People want to be uplifted,” Soja said. Spearheaded and created by Poku, CauseCakes has five other members. Scott is in charge of marketing programs. Nelson works in message development and outreach. Marc Feldman is in charge of the website and customer engagement. Paul Curry works on brand planning and Kyle Spencer handles product quality. They are all SMU juniors. Poku’s inspiration for
CauseCakes came from a fortune cookie. While he hates the taste of them, he was fascinated by the mystery of the fortune and could not help but to think what would happen if he incorporated this idea into something better tasting. A common theme arose for why the six students do community service: the rewarding effect of creating change in someone else’s circumstance. “There is no greater feeling in the world than seeing a smile on someone’s face after helping them and hearing them thank you for your kindness,” Spencer said. “I have always loved community service because it is a win-win situation. Both individuals come out happy in the end.” The team attributed their passion for community service to their families and upbringing. “God calls us to love one another,” Nelson said. The team comes from various backgrounds, religions and majors that vary from Portland, Ore. to Southlake, Texas and sports management to markets and cultures. They are “dynamic” as Nelson said. Outside of CauseCakes, the team is busy with schoolwork and managing their new project. All
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CauseCakes are cupcakes with inspiring messages on the wrappers.
CORRECTION: In a Page 1 story in the Monday, Feb. 18 issue titled "Residence hall tour provides building details," The Daily Campus incorrectly reported that the Residential Commons project currently under construction would "be designated to house sophomores when the mandatory two-year rule for students living on campus goes into effect." The new residential communities will house first-year and sophomore students. Additionally, the information box and caption accompanying that same story incorrectly listed the opening date for the new residence halls as August 2013. The opening of the new halls is slated for August 2014.
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SMU alumna shares stylish, successful journey brooke reagan Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Merritt Beck’s favorite designers are Tibi, Theory, Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler to name a few, but her first fashion icons were a little closer to home. Growing up in Austin, Texas, Beck would play with her mother and grandmother’s classic Chanel flats. An inspiration and love for the fashion world emerged and today Beck reigns as a top 25 blogger with her blog The Style Scribe and as the marketing director for rewardStyle. Fashionable family members helped Beck develop an interest in fashion but she credits her four internships during her time at SMU as what solidified her desire to pursue a career in fashion. Beck worked as a fashion intern under the style editor at D Magazine and gained experience assisting with style shoots and pulling outfits. “I realized the magazine world wasn’t where I really wanted to go so when blogging came about, I realized there was an opportunity there,” Beck said. After graduating from SMU in 2009, Beck started The Style Scribe, formerly known as Manolos and Martinis, in December 2010.
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Beck stuns in a Joseph blazer.
Originally considering blogging as a hobby, Beck worked in marketing at Everest Group in Dallas and then at a start-up public relations firm in Houston. Beck’s close friend Hillary Higgins said she always knew Beck had potential in the fashion field. “She has always
been very driven. She’s a very ambitious girl.” Beck realized she wanted to turn The Style Scribe into a profitable business and starting using rewardStyle as soon as it launched in June 2011. The Style Scribe took off very quickly. Beck qualified as a top 25 blogger for both 2011 and 2012. “I think I represent a pretty small number of the top 25 bloggers when I say that even though I may not have 50K followers on Twitter and 100K hits each month, my audience is engaged and interested in buying what I write about. It’s cool to think that I’ve influenced a number of people in this way, even if it is a small one!” Beck continues, “I’ve spent the last few years working so hard on my blog so to receive that honor is well worth all of that work.” Beck attended a dinner in honor of the 25 bloggers during New York Fashion Week the past two years. “It was such an honor and very exciting to meet really cool people. Jane [Aldridge] of Sea of Shoes was so sweet, and I couldn’t believe I was sitting next to such a celebrity.” Beck continues, “I never thought I’d be able to travel to New York, Australia or LA for work.” As an account consultant at rewardStyle, fellow SMU alumna Meg Jones works closely with
Beck. “Being recognized as a top 25 blogger means that Merritt was one of rewardStyle’s top earners of 2012.” Quite an impressive feat for the 7,000 bloggers both nationally and internationally rewardStyle works with. Since its inception, The Style Scribe has continually evolved. “I’ve turned my blog into more of a personal adventure. I didn’t use to post what I was wearing, but I figured out a way to make it fun and make it ‘me.’ It’s definitely a personal style blog now,” Beck said. Beck demonstrates her equally classic and current sense of style on The Style Scribe. “I have classic inclinations but sometimes I take it a little far. I definitely like to say I take after my mom. I think she has really great style, but there’s something to be said for having different experiences and having that inspire what I wear. There isn’t one word or two words that define my stylethat’s too limiting. Magazines and places I visit have a lot to do with how I dress.” The Style Scribe is relatable to women on all different budgets, because Beck mainly wears contemporary designers in her outfit posts. “I really like contemporary, because I can afford it. I’ll spend money on designer bags and shoes, but
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The O’Neil Center Presents Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute in the Crum Basketball Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sharp Lecture “The Virtual and the Real: The Case of the Mysterious Documents from Naples” in Dallas Hall from 6:30-8 p.m.
I’m not going to shell out on a $3,000 dress.” Beck’s language is also welcoming and conversational on The Style Scribe. You feel as if you’re grabbing a latte and gabbing about shoes with your girlfriend when you read The Style Scribe. Nina Rand, Beck’s friend and fellow blogger at The HSS Feed, believes, “Professionally, I think her incredible creativity and outgoing nature is a rare combination.” With all the success Beck has earned as a blogger affiliated with rewardStyle, she is also familiar with the other side as she works as the U.S. marketing director for rewardStyle as well. Beck was originally hired on a freelance basis in January 2012 and began working full time in March 2012. Banishing the myth that working at a fashion company is glamorous 24/7, Beck wears many hats (and shoes) daily at the rewardStyle office in Dallas. “I’ve never had so much put on my plate and been in charge of so much… I handle all domestic events, top 25 dinners, conferences, and I also manage relationships between advertisers and rewardStyle. I come up with ideas for collaborations and choose the right blogger for the project… I’m always on a call.”
THURSDAY February 21
Allies Training in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center from 12-2 p.m.
February 22 M.S. Programs Information Session in Caruth Hall from 12-1 p.m.
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2:01 p.m. Duty on Striking an Unattended Vehicle. Dyer Court. A student reported an unknown individual struck his vehicle with their vehicle but did not leave a note. Open. 2:27 p.m. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Boaz Hall. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for having drug paraphernalia in his room. Closed.
february 16 2:02 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. 3100 Robert S. Hyer Lane. Two student were referred to the Student Conduct Officer for underage drinking. Closed. 3:29 a.m. Off Campus/Public Intoxication. 2941 Milton St. A student was cited and arrested by the University Park Police Department. The student was booked into the University Park Jail. The student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for this offense. Closed.
Beck balances two demanding jobs by setting aside time on the weekend for blogging. She will shoot three or four outfits on Sundays and schedule them evenly throughout the week. Despite her hectic schedule, Beck speaks very highly of her position at rewardStyle. “It’s also very nice to have a community. I like going to the office every day. I really enjoy having a team to bounce ideas off of. My blog wouldn’t be as good as it is without rewardStyle.” Beck has a fashionable future to look forward to. She hopes to write a book or contribute to a publication such as The New York Times style section or Cosmopolitan magazine. She is also interested in following in the footsteps of fellow blogger Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller and pursuing collaborations with designers. Most importantly though and perhaps what sets her apart in a sea of bloggers, Beck said, “I don’t want it to turn it into a moneymaking machine. I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t love it.” Beck, along with most of the global fashion industry, has high hopes for rewardStyle as well. “rewardStyle is taking the world by storm. I have no idea where it’ll be in ten years, but I hope I’m along for the ride.”
february 17 9:57 a.m. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sigma Alpha Epsilon House. A student was cited and released for having drug paraphernalia. He was also referred to the Student Conduct Officer. Closed. 3:07 p.m. Criminal Mischief. Mary Hay Hall. A wall was damaged at this location. Open.
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Cajun restaurant offers food to ‘die’ for, hosts friendly ghosts Eric sheffield Video Editor email@example.com There’s no shortage of restaurants in Dallas. New or old, drive-through or sit-down, family-owned or chain, the Big D has at least one or two places to suit any taste, but just thirty miles down I-35 in Waxahachie is the Catfish Plantation, a Cajun restaurant that has a taste that’s “to die for.” The Plantation, known for it’s Po’boys, shrimp platters and of course, it’s catfish, opened in 1984 inside a 19th century Victorian home. Back in ’84, Tom and Melissa Baker found the property to have a certain bit of charm, and decided it would be the perfect spot to open their restaurant. Since then, it has remained a haunt for locals and visitors alike. Cuylene Clemmons, a Morris, Okla. native, often visits her mother and sister in Red Oak, just north of Waxahachie. Whenever she is in town, she makes sure to stop at the Catfish Plantation. She’s knows exactly what makes the place so supernatural. After all, she has been coming
here for years. “It’s wonderful food, it’s a great atmosphere, it’s just a fun place to eat,” Clemmons said. But there’s more to the restaurant than meets the eye. “I also know about the ghostly beings and such,” Clemmons said. “But of course, I’ve never seen one. But then again, you don’t see ghosts.” When the sun goes down, the ghoulies come out at the Catfish Plantation. There are several ghosts that are said to inhabit the spooky, old house. One, a resident spirit named Pete, is said to enjoy ‘flirting’ with female guests by grabbing their knee or rubbing their shoulder. “I’ve actually had my hair played with [and when I] turned around, no one was there,” Amelia Sparks said. Sparks is a hostess at the restaurant. Sparks’ family bought the establishment from the Baker’s in 2007 and it didn’t take long for them to figure out that the happenings around the building were more than just campfire stories. “I’ll be sitting up here on a stool and all of a sudden the door next to me will fly open and hit the table in the other room,” Sparks said. “Someone’s got to
be doing this and it’s not us.” Another restless soul, Richard, likes to play pranks with the wait staff. Sparks said that he’ll occasionally press buttons on the cash register that lead to loud, ringing noises and cross the prepared silverware across itself. The third ghost, Caroline, is a previous owner of the home that is said to be short-tempered. She’s not a fan of some of the other ‘spirits’ in the restaurant. “When we first started serving alcohol,” Sparks said, “we’d come in the morning and find all of the wine glasses shattered.” According to the Catfish Plantation website, Sparks’ family invited the Association for the Study of Unexplained Phenomenon to investigate the phantoms shortly after purchasing the restaurant. Using state of the art equipment, the ASUP confirmed that there were indeed several spirits that interacted with the investigators; luckily, all of the spirits at the house were categorized as “friendly and positive.” “I don’t really think the ghosts do anything to be malicious,” Sparks said, “It’s just kind of startling, you know?”
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The Catfish Plantation operates out of an old Victorian style house that was built in 1895.
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Amelia Sparks, a hostess at the restaurant, describes the ghostly happenings at the Catfish Plantation.
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Health Center moving from paper to electronic records JULIE FANCHER Assignments Desk Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
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The SMU Memorial Health Center switched all of its medical records from paper to electronic records Feb. 26.
SMU Task Force welcomes input, feedback period extended staff reports The SMU Task Force on Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures will continue to accept feedback from the SMU community at its email address - taskforce@ smu.edu - through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The Task Force seeks input from students, faculty and staff on current sexual misconduct policies and
practices, the education received about this issue, suggestions to help with prevention and training, or other perspectives community members would like to share. All comments will remain confidential. Although the Task Force will not be able to respond to individual e-mails, comments will be shared with its members, without identifying the sender, and will be taken into consideration as the Task Force works toward
its recommendations. The Task Force has been established to examine practices and issues on this critical topic affecting students at SMU and on campuses nationwide. Under Title IX, institutions are required to investigate and have internal grievance procedures for sexual misconduct allegations. For more information about the Task Force, and Health and Safety information, please see www.smu.edu/liveresponsibly/
Big changes are underway at the Memorial Health Center this week. Beginning Tues., Feb 26, all records will become electronic. Health center physicians and nurses will no longer be using folders filled with paper, but rather a computer. This new system, dubbed Point and Click, will allow students to check themselves in in, schedule their appointments, fill out patient forms and check lab results all online. Physicians will even be capable of instant messaging a patient letting them know that their lab results are completed. “This is a state of the art system. Paper records are a thing of the past, it is all going on email,” Patrick Hite, the executive director of Memorial Health Center, said. The transition from paper to electronic records began nearly two years ago when the health center first received funding to
make this move. The use of EMRs has “enhanced overall patient care” according to healthit.gov. Other Texas schools, such as University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas and Baylor have already made the transition to electronic records, prompting SMU to do the same. “Other universities like it, it is just a big change to adjust to,” Hite said. Hite said that with each change comes a learning period, so students should be prepared for the first few weeks to be less efficient. “We may be a little slow, so we are bringing in extra nurses and doctors,” Hite said. “There is always a learning curve as the staff learns the new system.” But Hite hopes that by the end of the semester, all staff will be used to the changes and the pace will return to normal. An email will be sent to all parents and students later this week further explaining the transition.
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members also work, volunteer and spend time in activities they love like football and dancing. “Free time is not wasted time,” Scott said. But he called CauseCakes “joyful homework.” “Being who you want to be takes sacrifice,” Scott said. The team said it hopes to leave a legacy that demonstrates its members’ passion for servitude. “People will forget what
you did, they will forget what you said, but they won’t forget how you made them feel,” Nelson said. Poku said that if society demonstrated the same dedication in its careers into serving others, change would occur. “CauseCakes is a movement by people that embrace this bold idea that if you had been thinking of someone else, something great could happen,” Poku said.
With donations from friends, family and strangers, the team has raised over $9,000. Once they reach their goal amount of $12,500, they will package and sell cupcakes at The Original Cupcakery in Uptown. CauseCake’s fundraising ends March 1. To donate or get involved, contact a member directly or visit their CauseCakes “Like” page on Facebook.
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Predicting the 2013 Academy Award Winners manning jordan Associate A&E Editor email@example.com Alas, awards season is coming to a close. The 87th annual Academy Awards will take place this Sunday, Feb. 24. Seth MacFarlane of “Family Guy” will host the event, which is considered one of the most anticipated shows of the year. Below are my predictions of the estimated winners. Best Picture: “Argo” Ben Affleck’s film centering around six American fugitives stuck in Iran in 1979 is based on real events. “Argo,” which won the Critics Choice Award and the Golden Globe for best picture fits exactly in this year theme in movies of the unsung hero. Best Actor: Daniel DayLewis So far Daniel Day-Lewis has won each time he has been nominated in the 2013 awards season. Day-Lewis is a highly acclaimed actor and is the obvious choice for the best actor category. His recreation of President Abraham Lincoln was a challenging role due to the lack of recordings available. Nevertheless, Lewis did a fantastic job. Best Actress: Jessica Chastain Chastain won the Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award for her portrayal of Maya in “Zero Dark Thirty.” Although Chastain is now considered an A-list actor, some critics argue that her performance did not ask for as much depth as
the other competitors who were nominated. Nevertheless, it is only fitting that she would win the Academy Award seeing as the odds are in her favor. Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz Christoph Waltz is the predicted winner due to his incredible multilingual performance in “Django Unchained.” Waltz won the Golden Globe, but was snubbed in the Critics Choice Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards by Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Tommy Lee Jones respectively. His recent visit to “Saturday Night Live” was proof enough of what a truly versatile actor he is. Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway
3D animation. A new world was brought to moviegoers and that definitely deserves an Oscar. Directing: David O. Russell for “Silver Lines Playbook” According to the Directors Guild of America (DGA), Ben Affleck was the best director for his film, “Argo.” In addition to the DGA, the Critics Choice Award and the Golden Globe went to Affleck. Chris Hewitt of “Twin Cities” said “in the nomination phase, the director nominees are selected not by the entire voting body, but by other directors. And my guess is that enough directors remembered that when actors are nominated for the directing prize, they tend to win. That’s because, after the nomination phase, everyone gets to vote on best director, including actors,
who are by far the largest group of members in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and who seem to like voting for their own. Adapted Screenplay: “Silver Linings Playbook” by David O. Russell There was so much buzz over this film due to its mental illness subject matter. David O. Russell, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have received high criticism about their work on the film. The writing was adapted well to create a visual representation of such a touching story. It was rather like a romantic comedy, which is unusual for Oscar nods. Original Screenplay: “Django Unchained” by Quentin Tarantino
Anne Hathaway’s predicted win for “Les Miserables” seems inevitable. She performed a challenging scene in one take, while singing live and having her actual haircut off. She has won all of the awards for Best Supporting Actress thus far in the awards season and I see no reason as to why she should not be granted an Oscar. Animated Feature: “Brave” This Scottish animated film received wide critical acclaim and would not be a shock to viewers of the film. Voices of Julie Walters and Emma Thompson are recognizable in this story about a young princess trying to save her kingdom. Cinematography: “Life of Pi” Ang Lee’s vision for “Life of Pi” was brought to life via
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Jessica Chastain won the Best Actress Award at the Golden Globes for her role as Maya in the 2012 film “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Tarantino won the Golden Globe in this category. He is notorious for his violent, over the top and very lengthy films. His unique sense of adapting ideas from films he had seen in his past as a movie rental store
clerk allows him to have a geniuslike ability to create distinctive screenplays. Tune in to the Academy Awards on Sunday at 7 p.m. on ABC to see if my predictions are right.
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The Cleveland Indians reporting to spring training in Goodyear, Arizona.
Balance of power shifts west this baseball season Christopher Saul Photo Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Pitchers and Catchers reported last week for spring training. I feel like I’m celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving as I write this, but no matter. Just like every other year, this baseball season is shaping up to be an exciting season with enough storylines to keep sports fans busy this summer. 1. The Angels and Dodgers Battle for Los Angeles The greatest story in baseball this season (before the playoffs) will come from the West Coast. Both the Dodgers and Angels re-upped in a major way between the end stages of last season and right now. The Dodgers, of course, brought in Hanley Ramirez and Zack Greinke to shore up the offense and the defense. This upgrade comes with a major league cost as well. The Dodgers will have the highest opening-day payroll in the history of the sport — $230 million. The Angels spent a pretty penny too, in addition to getting Albert Pujols from the Cardinals last year, they picked up division-rival Texas’ biggest name Josh Hamilton. The
Angels are now chock-full of power bats that can change the course of the major leagues this year with one or two well-timed swings. In my humble opinion, this will be the greatest storyline of the season, because it is a classic matchup of a team that favors a powerful offense (the Angels) and a team with a top notch pitching staff. They play each other in a 2 home 2 away series at the end of May. What a fantastic way to start off the season! Who knows? maybe we will have the West Coast equivalent of a subway series on our hands before it is all said and done?
So, the city I lived in for the better part of the last decade has had Chipper Jones to lean on. The old man brought a championship to the city in 1996; something that every other Atlanta sports franchise has failed to do. The Braves stand alone as the cities team. I mean the falcons are good and all, but the whole ‘no super bowl ring’ thing has got to be sort of a downer. Anyway, with the departure of Chipper, the city was in desperate need of someone, or someones, new to believe in. Enter the Upton Brothers. BJ and Justin Upton are pretty good players. In addition, both are big names are big names in their own right, and the fact that they are brothers playing together for the city’s only successful sports franchise is something that sends shivers down your spine. All brothers dream of doing something like play in the majors with their best friend in tow. I know that I would. Anyway, the Uptons provide the oomf that left with Chipper’s retirement. 3. Dodgers versus Giants
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp
and winning with it, while the Dodgers are living in true LA style, spending the big bucks on a venture that is like a big hollywood movie. It could go really well and succeed, or it could be a huge bust. Either way, its looking like a typically close match-up between the two teams.
2. The Upton Brothers
The Dodgers may just be the most exciting team in baseball right now. This rivalry is the story of,
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unlike the Red Sox and Yankees, has been for the majority of their angst ridden battles, pretty even. I think it was Sporting News that enlightened me to the fact that these two teams have about the same amount of wins over one another, similar numbers of World Series titles (the Giants have the lead now with seven), and both started in Brooklyn and came to the Golden State to seek their fortunes. Once again, now that the Dodgers spent unholy amounts of money, they are the biggest thorn in each other’s side. Furthermore it is a story about the two major identities in baseball. The Giants, working with a much smaller dollar amount than the dodgers, are playing a really rough form of moneyball,
Toronto after 20 years of futility, the Toronto Blue Jays are back to relevance in what very well may be baseball’s toughest division. With the signing of R.A. Dickey, who burst onto the scene and just obliterated everything in his path last year, and big risks like Melky Cabrera, the Blue Jays are the riverboat gamblers of their division. The new additions which were brought in to compliment their slugger Jose Bautista, who is back from surgery, are a potentially potent weapon in the East. Add in the fact that the Yankees are receding about as fast as their player’s hairlines, and you’ve got the winner of the division sitting calmly north of the border.
Empires were sovereign nations the last time these characters won the World Series. Think about that. Most households in the United States did not own a car, or have electricity in their houses. The last time the Cubs won the World Series, Alaska, Hawai’i, Oklahoma, New Mexico and the home of the Diamondbacks, Arizona, had yet to achieve statehood. How much longer can the futility last for the North Siders? With the recent arrival of the wunderkind Theo Epstein, who helped the Red Sox win a World Series after 86 years of futility, anything is possible. Ok, it’s possible, but were looking at another couple of years before it does.
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Lady Mustangs look to build on Memphis win Coming off of an impressive road win against Memphis, the SMU women’s basketball team (19-5, 10-1 C-USA) will take on the Tulsa Hurricane (11-13, 6-5 C-USA) Thursday at 7 p.m. in Moody Coliseum. The Mustangs will look to continue their dominant play in conference against a Tulsa team that comes into Moody Coliseum having won four straight games. SMU is led by a trio of players that are averaging over 10 points per game. Keena Mays (19.8 ppg), Alisha Filmore (12.3 ppg) and Akil Simpson (10.5 ppg) all have been contributing factors in the Mustangs’ magical run in conference play this season. Although Mays did not win her third consecutive Conference USA player of the week award,
her 17 points in Sunday’s victory over Memphis were crucial. SMU did however have a tandem of players that helped secure their victory Sunday afternoon. Filmore scored 21 points and Simpson grabbed a careerhigh 17 rebounds to help rally the Mustangs late in the game. Simpson also added 13 points in the victory. SMU was also able to get back to shooting the ball effectively in the second half against Memphis (48 percent), which will be key for the Mustangs to close league play on a high note. Although SMU was able to escape with a victory on Sunday, if they turn the ball over like they have their past two games (41 turnovers), it could prove to be tough for them to win. The Mustangs will take on a Tulsa team that has had its ups and downs all season long. The
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Hurricanes started the season 1-5 before winning three straight to make up for their early loses. In conference play, Tulsa has heightened its play, sporting a 6-5 record in C-USA that is considerably better than its out of conference standing (5-8). Tulsa has two players that can score the ball, who are averaging at least 10 points per game. Teyla Mayberry is posting just over 18 points a game, while Kelsee Grovey averages 10 points on the season. The Hurricanes have had trouble scoring the ball efficiently, averaging just over 60 points a game while shooting 36 percent from the field. In the Mustangs last meeting with Tulsa, the Hurricanes defeated the Mustangs 61-57. Following Thursday’s game against Tulsa, the Mustangs will head to Houston where they will take on the Cougars at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The men’s golf team had a strong start to the year, finishing third in the Puerto Rico Classic Tuesday. The Mustangs used a strong second and third day to propel themselves into a top three spot. SMU was led by freshman Bryson Dechambeau who finished tied for eighth at 6-under-par. Dechambeau got off to a somewhat slow start only shooting 74 but was electrifying in round two with a 66. SMU finished with four players under par for the tournament including two top 10s. The other top 10 came from senior Mario Clemens who played the steadiest golf on the team with all three rounds under par. The men also received a strong performance from Austin
Smotherman who finished tied for 12th finishing only a shot back from Clemens. This will end up being one of the hardest meets they play all year and they held their ground and then some. Fourteen of the 15 teams in the tournament were ranked in GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings top 100. The Mustangs finished third in the event with favorite Alabama taking home the tournament. The Mustangs can be proud however as they were able to jump past no.10 Georgia Tech and no.11 Georgia in the last couple of days. Another area that the team can be excited about was the all around performance they received from everyone on the team. There were no weak links this week as everyone finished around even par. The Mustangs turned the tournament around on the second day, finishing 10-under. The
Mustangs shot 5-under in the last round but that was good enough to maintain the momentum they had developed in the second. It is important to note with how well SMU played, the tough competition they were facing in the form of Alabama. Alabama won the tournament by 7 shots over Oklahoma but this was simply a show put on by the Crimson Tide, who finished 17 shots ahead of the Mustangs. The Mustangs now have an extremely long break before they travel to Oregon for the Bandon Dunes Championship on March 8. This is not ideal for them as they were definitely looking to continue this positive momentum. However this will provide an interesting storyline when the team returns in a couple weeks looking to keep up their solid play from the Puerto Rico Classic.
Men and women prepare for run at Conference-USA Championship titles CATHERINE wELCH Contributing Writer email@example.com The SMU men’s and women’s swim teams will begin the Conference USA Championships Wednesday, Feb. 20. Women’s swimming enters with three wins this season against Rice, Houston, North Texas and TCU. The men’s team enters with one win, a 156-144 victory over TCU. The Mustangs will look to their strongest swimmers to pull in the first place wins for the upcoming Championships. Women’s swimmer Isabella Arcila was recently named C-USA Swimmer of the Week after their last meet, the Austin Grand Prix, against No. 6
Arizona and No. 7 Texas on Feb. 2 where she participated in two winning relay teams and also won two third place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard backstrokes with times of 56.00 and 2:00.13 respectively. Lady mustang Rachel Nicol will also hopefully bring in big points for the team after placing first in Austin with a time of 2:28.79 in the 200-meter breaststroke. She also had two wins in the Houston/ North Texas dual meet clocking in at 1:04.01 in the 100-yard breaststroke and 2:17.75 in the 200-yard breaststroke. The men’s swimming team also enters after winning the 400yard freestyle in their last meet
against Texas and Arizona. They also secured five additional top three finishes in Austin. Men’s swimming will look up to strong swimmers and divers such as Nicolai Hansen, David Larsson, Mindaugas Sadauskas, Ryan Koops and sophomore diver Devin Burnett this week. Burnett looks to continue his great season in the upcoming championship. He impressively placed first in the three-meter dive against Texas A&M and in The Classic at SMU Jan. 19. SMU will hope its standout swimmers will be able to bring a Conference USA title when the tournament begins Wednesday and continues on through Saturday in Houston.
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SMU could benefit from contactless IDs jamie kopp Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Convenient technology. Our lives have been filled over the past few years with ever growing lists of smart gadgets seeking to accomplish more with less effort from the user. Developers are learning the most successful apps allow the user to complete the task with just one click less than its competition. This facet of thinking has expanded far beyond smartphones as we see “oldfashioned” appliances like fridges and ovens receive their own processors, notifying users the chicken is cooked or they’re out of eggs. Unfortunately for students, SMU has yet to grasp this minimalistic mindset. The student ID cards are still using magnetic strips, which require that extra step from the user. Unlike many other universities, we have not moved forward to contactless ID cards. The newer system of cards has been available for many years and can be cheaply acquired. I put forward a simple fix: contactless ID cards. Putting money toward a pragmatic change like this would directly impact the daily lives of students. Contactless ID cards prove themselves as they can be used without being removed from a wallet. A simple wave of your wallet over the scanner will accomplish the same deed as removing and sliding your card. In this we remove one step from the process, and what a difference one step can make. Another option is the Near Field Communication technology present in almost every high-end phone sold today, except for the iPhone.
This technology allows data to be transferred with a mere click of the phone to the sensor. It is extremely secure and removes the need to carry around a card. Unfortunately, with the numerous iPhones present on campus this method of identification couldn’t be implemented until Apple catches up with the rest of the industry. With contactless ID cards, students would no longer fumble in their wallets for cards to get into the dorms. The lines at Umphrey Lee would at least be somewhat alleviated as perhaps students could wave their own IDs. The lines in the parking garages would be a breeze, as students will no longer have to pull a muscle just to reach the swipe sensor. Now let’s take this one step further. If they really wanted to impress the students, get a RFID mount for the cars. This is the technology applied to the inside of a car windshield that recognizes a car as it passes through checks on a tollway. Every time a car with RFID drove up to Binkley parking garage the gate would simply lift. This would perhaps be the best solution, albeit it would require a bit more effort on the part of Park N’ Pony. The new contactless card system would cost SMU about $300 per lock system and the cards themselves mere cents. Although the budget is manageable, it certainly would be a rather long project. A project like this would be best undertaken over the summer when there are fewer people on campus. As technology advances in the future hopefully SMU will follow suit. Kopp is a sophomore majoring in finance.
Try some empathy “One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peaks,” Gilbert Chesterton, an English writer, said in 1912. His words ring true to this day, especially when analyzing policy and its implications. It is one thing to study poverty from a classroom, and it is another thing to see a single mother make a choice between feeding her children and paying the landlord. I challenge all of you: Before you critique a certain policy, understand the perspective of the beneficiary. It might just change your mind. —Rahfin Faruk, Editor in Chief
Glad to see Akin gone for good National Journal recently released their annual rankings for the most conservative and liberal members of congress, and Republicans are not happy about who topped theirs: Congressman Todd Akin, of “Legitimate Rape” fame. Akin of course is well known for costing the Republicans an otherwise easily winnable Senate seat in a deep red state against a damaged incumbent. Luckily Congressman Akin is former Congressman Akin, but the idea that he is somehow the “perfectly conservative” congressman has the risk of creating all sorts of trouble for the GOP. So while this most conservative member of the House is no longer in the House, the conservative faction is no worse off or weaker because they lost their furthest right member. They’re better off. It doesn’t matter if the House Republican caucus is made marginally more moderate by his leaving, they’ve lost pure dead weight. The conservative cause is hurt by people who allow the left and the media to characterize the entire caucus as regressive, anti science and radical. Maybe now the smart, reasonable conservative voices in the House of Representatives will get more air time instead of people like Todd Akin. —W. Tucker Keene, Online Editor
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Catholic Church in Hope for the pope need of direction found in unity Brandon Bub Contributing Writer email@example.com At the end of the month, Pope Benedict XVI will resign as leader of the Catholic Church, the first pontiff to end his tenure in such a way since 1415. It is apparent that the pope is not as spry as he once was (and he wasn’t too spry to begin with; he took the position at 78 years old in 2005), so this decision makes sense. Theological infallibility won’t exactly do him much good if he finds himself in geriatric care in the next few years. I commend Pope Benedict for recognizing his corporeal limits, but his resignation comes at an important crossroads for the Catholic Church. The Church today boasts nearly 1.2 billion followers worldwide. That’s over 10 times the number of adherents from just a century ago, according to The New York Times. Moreover, demographic trends show that there are over 200 million more Catholics in Latin America today than in Europe. Nevertheless, European cardinals retain half the votes that will choose the next pope come March. If the cardinals elect someone from outside of Europe, we could easily interpret the choice as an acknowledgement of demographic shifts in the past few decades. While there is no official campaign for the office of pope, several “front runners” have been identified in recent weeks, including Canadian Marc Ouellet, Ghanaian Peter Appiah Turkson and American Timothy Dolan. Whomever the church chooses will likely indicate the direction the Church hopes to go in the next generation. In 2009, Turkson suggested that condom use was worth considering for married couples in which one partner was H.I.V. positive; Dolan, on the other hand, is perhaps most famous for leading the charge against the Obama administration’s rules regarding birth control in the Affordable Care Act. Were the Church to select someone like Dolan over Turkson, it would no doubt indicate a desire to move in a theologically — and, perhaps politically — conservative direction. The Catholic Church is facing
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an identity crisis. Last year, we watched as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops derided the Obama administration for requiring employers to provide birth control when over 97 percent of Catholic women surveyed have admitted to using birth control. We watched as Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller led an investigation into alleged “radical feminism” being taught by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (or nuns, as they’re referred to in everyday parlance). We even witnessed Pope Benedict during a pre-Easter homily give a scathing indictment of reform-minded priests seeking to end priestly celibacy in spite of continued sexual abuse scandals within the Church’s highest ranks. There appears to be a huge discrepancy between the Church’s ivory tower leadership and its followers; this division becomes even more evident when one looks at different priestly orders within the Church. I recall being derided by fellow Catholics when I was in high school for studying under the tutelage of the Jesuits, an order that was supposedly “too liberal” and didn’t speak out enough on hotbed political issues like abortion. The Catholic Church is the single largest religious organization in the world (as well as its most charitable), but in the next few years it desperately needs to come to terms with what it wants its mission to be. If the Church wants to continue to grow in the next century as it did in the last one, it ought to stick with the reform principles first espoused in Vatican II 50 years ago. It might try changing its rhetoric toward homosexuals and women, and it might consider addressing the financial woes that Catholic schools have been facing internationally. Alternatively, the Church could continue its hardheaded stances and ignore the material conditions in which its adherents live today. If it continues down this path, then I suppose its dogma will remain unsullied, but it will also have to settle for a much smaller and much more ideologically rigid congregation. Bub is a junior majoring in English, political science and history.
michael dearman Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org When I found out Pope Benedict XVI was resigning from the Vatican, I was just as shocked as everyone else. No one alive can remember when the last time the pope resigned (try 1415). Of course, the pressure now is on the College of Cardinals to decide on a successor. As much as every journalist writing on the big news at the Vatican likes to pretend they understand what is going on and who the next pope will be, let us not forget that the pope is supposed to be ordained by God. I suppose that makes journalists prophets. Instead of making predictions or casting prophecy, I would rather discuss what I would like to see in the new pope. In particular, I want to discuss my hopes for increased dialogue and unity between all Christians in addition to increased interaction between the Vatican and leaders of other faith traditions. Roman Catholic dialogue with Islamic clerics was closed after Pope Benedict made controversial statements about Mohammed in 2006. Later, dialogue was reopened in 2009 but was quickly closed in 2011 after the pope called for protection of Christian minorities in Muslim countries. What does this say about the new pope? Not much. Clearly dialogue is a two-way street, so both the Vatican and Muslim clerics have to speak to one another with decency. They must not only make personal connections and friendships across religious lines, but also talk candidly about interactions between Islam and Christianity, which is really what is at stake. The pope must refrain from making disparaging comments about other religions in order to avoid closing dialogue, but of course, dialogue might be closed by the other side of the talks, whoever that side happens to be. While the pope is the leader and representative of God and the Roman Catholic Church to the world, I am not certain that entails that he
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is the chief apologist for the Catholic Church. While he must certainly articulate Catholic positions of faith and doctrine, perhaps the task of defending the faith from criticism and leveling critiques against other groups should be left to others. While I hope that the pope will engage in interfaith dialogue, if we see a continuation of the policy of Benedict, then we will probably not see interfaith dialogue. However, I am optimistic about unity between Catholics and the other sects of Christianity (Protestants, Coptic, Eastern Orthodox, etc.). While I can only speak for myself as a Catholic-turnedProtestant, there are plenty of things to agree upon between Catholics and Protestants. While the two groups may disagree about the veneration of saints, the Virgin Mary and other important aspects of Roman Catholicism, anti-Protestant and anti-Catholic sentiments only further the disunity between Christ’s Church. When I look at the greatest twentieth-century apologists, two men that stand out to me are G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis. Chesterton was a Roman Catholic; Lewis was an Anglican. Both of these men have presented “mere Christianity” (or Christianity stripped of the contentious context of tradition) in order to communicate the truth of the Christian faith to generations of people. The new pope (and Protestants of every stripe) should look to contend for the faith by distilling the essentials of our faith as the great apologists have done in order to present the person of Christ in unity to others. I do not mean that the various denominations should abandon those things that make them unique, but in working together, it is helpful to put aside those elements that have caused strife in the past. In doing so, we cannot only create a greater sense of unity within the Church, but can continue on the mission given to all Christians. Dearman is a junior majoring in political science and philosophy.
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Professor shares insight on social entrepreneurship through new course Lucy Sosa Contributing Writer email@example.com The Kony 2012 phenomenon exploded when Invisible Children posted and promoted this 30-minute YouTube video on their Twitter and Facebook pages last year. The video received over 80 million views in less than a week, and it became the world’s fastest growing viral phenomenon in Web history. So how did they do it? According to serial entrepreneur, startup marketing strategist and adjunct SMU professor Trey Bowles, the success of Invisible Children’s Kony video highlights the importance of social media to social mission organizations. “Social mission organizations are becoming so prevalent because social media opens up new circles
to other people that allows you to create and mobilize that movement,” Bowles said. Bowles is teaching a new course at SMU this semester called Social Entrepreneurship: Creating a Movement and Innovating Through Social Good. Bowles’s has dedicated his career to starting and building companies in both the for-profit and nonprofit sector. As a team leader for Streamcast Networks, Bowles helped launched Morpheus, the largest growing Internet company in the history of the Web. He’s also served as a pro-bono consultant for organizations like Tom’s Shoes, Art House America, Hope International and Falling Whistles. Bowles’s start up philosophy is simple. Companies and organizations, whether they are
Considered to be a social media expert, Bowles developed a model for content creation and distribution that finds the best solution for a company or organization’s social media strategy. According to Bowles, every piece of content has meaning and value, but the message must be tailored for each social media platform.
“Same message, you’re just reaching people in different ways,” Bowles said. According to Bowles, the success of the Kony video proves the importance of establishing a social media strategy that “allows you to be efficient with the amount of time you’re spending, and in the end, it allows you to have an optimal plan of attack in return.”
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for-profit or nonprofit, need to figure out what the appropriate structure is for them in order to be successful and accomplish their goals. “It doesn’t matter what social good you are trying to share, or social injustice you’re trying to right, you’ll never be able to do
it if the business doesn’t work,” Bowles said. While most for-profit companies do an effective job reaching out to their investors and clients, Bowles believes nonprofit organizations can do more to increase communication with their volunteers and donors.
Facebook gets unwelcome look at hacker’s dark side associated press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates. Intruders recently infiltrated the systems running the world’s largest online social network but did not steal any sensitive information about Facebook’s more than 1 billion users, according to a blog posting Friday by the company’s security team. The unsettling revelation is the latest breach to expose the digital cracks in a society and an economy that is storing an evergrowing volume of personal and business data online. The news didn’t seem to faze investors. Facebook Inc.’s stock dipped 10 cents to $28.22 in Friday’s extended trading. The main building at Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters lists its address as 1 Hacker Way. From there, Facebook serves as the gatekeeper for billions of potentially embarrassing photos and messages that get posted each month. This time, at least, that material
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WEDNESDAY n FEBRUARY 20, 2013 art
2013 Meadows Prize winner to conduct workshop for students
“Oz the Great the Powerful” cast weighs in on upcoming film
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Tania Bruguera won the 2013 Meadows Prize and received a $25,000 stipend and four week residency in Dallas.
courtney spalten A&E Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Meadows Prize winner, Tania Bruguera will teach a special workshop for students in April. “The Use of Art” workshop will be held on Monday April 8 through Friday, April 19. The purpose is to discuss the ways in which art can be of social or political use, the challenges that arise from being evaluated aesthetically and politically and the art world in relation to the social and political sphere. A maximum of 12 Meadows students will be able to attend. Students from the art, art history, theater, dance, music, film, political science and social science are eligible to participate. Graduate students and undergraduates with permission are welcome to apply. In the workshop, students and Bruguera will review resources
to develop communication tools appropriate for use in the contemporary public sphere. Additionally, the course will involve analysis of case studies for “arte útil,” or useful art and develop related projects. Bruguera often defines her own practice through the terms “arte útil” and “arte de conducta,” which means conduct or behavior art. Students will also examine texts by Claire Bishop, Carrie LambertBeatty, Shannon Jackson, Stephen Wright and Grant Kester. Among the addressed themes from these texts are social practice, the relationship between reality and fiction in art, the relationship between art and performance, the utility of art, public art and site specificity and the relationship between art and activism. Over the course of the two-week workshop, students will present and develop one personal project.
The workshop will be completed with student participation in the production of a new public art commission for SMU in Sept. 2013. Tania Bruguera won the 2013 Meadows Prize for her work as a political and performing artist. Her work researches ways in which art can be applied to everyday political life. She accomplished this through her creation of a public forum to debate ideas shown in a state of contradiction and by transforming the condition of “viewer” into “citizenry.” Bruguera has previously lectured at The New School in New York, the School of Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal College of Art in London and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. To register for the workshop, contact Professor Noah Simblist at nsimblist.smu.edu by March 18.
Meredith carey A&E Staff Writer email@example.com The land of ruby slippers, yellow brick roads, and flying monkeys is on its way back to movie theaters. Oz the Great and Powerful, featuring James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams, gives the Wizard of Oz fans a look into the life of the Wizard when he first arrives in Oz. The film, directed by Sam Raimi, is based on other fictitious works of author L. Frank Baum, whose imagination concocted the Wonderful World of Oz, the inspiration for the original film. Raimi’s casting process for selecting actresses for Glinda and Theodora was based on choosing women whose dayto-day personalities could be mirrored in the film’s characters’ own personalities. Michelle Williams has a pure goodness, as a person, that Raimi felt would translate well into Glinda, the good and innocent witch. “I needed an actress with a good soul and when you zoom in on screen, the audience can tell,” Raimi said. For Raimi, the hardest and
most important part of the script and filming was finding a balance between telling the audience enough and giving them room to imagine their own Oz. “[The hardest part was] juggling what part of the characters backstory should I use and how much I should let the audience’s own imagination finish the character,” the director said. James Franco, a fan of the L. Frank Baum’s novels, said the most important part for him was sticking with Baum’s original description of Oz and its inhabitants while still presenting audiences with a new and fresh perspective. “They were some of the first books I read on my own,” Franco said, “so I wanted to be sure they had a sound approach. They had all the elements you need in order to recognize the world of Oz.” As a conniving magician whisked away to Oz in a hot air balloon trip gone awry, Franco’s character, Oscar, must convince the population of Oz that his tricks are those a full fledge wizard. Franco had to train preproduction for these feats, learning levitation, evaporation, and the mannerisms of an on-stage magician from Las Vegas magician Lance Burton. While Franco sees the comedy
of the film as an aspect that will set it apart from other adaptations of the 14 Oz novels, Raimi saw its theme of selflessness and love as the key to the audience’s heart. “[When audiences see Oz] I’d liken the to feel uplifted. The best things that stories can do for us is reverberate with truth and show us the way in a way that isn’t pushy/ preachy,” Raimi said. “There is a simple beauty in loving another person and being selfless.” Raimi’s favorite character in the land of Oz is a prime example of the film’s characters’ selflessness towards one another. The computer-animated China Girl is a broken porcelain doll whose town has been destroyed by flying monkeys. “She doesn’t mope about her place in the universe and for that, I admire her,” he said. While the on-screen graphics and animations are spectacular, the music of the film, composed by Danny Elfman, who has written scores for almost 90 movies, also brings a new element to the story, according to Raimi. “Hearing the composer create the score, it makes the emotions elevated,” Raimi said. “[Elfman was the] secret sauce that brought it to the next level.” Oz the Great and Powerful opens in theaters March 8.
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“Oz the Great and Powerful” will hit theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.
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