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Boat crash injures 11


Two boats crashed near the Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge on the afternoon of Sept. 12, authorities said. Todd Jamison, the emergency medical services chief for the Little Elm Texas Fire Department told CNN some of the 11 injured were children. Three people were airlifted to hospitals while the other eight were taken in ambulances. There is no information at this time on what caused the accident according to Jamison.


them at the end of the half, it would be a huge momentum shifter,” Fleps said. “We did our job and shut them down.” On UAB’s first possession of the second half, Isabelle fired a 50 yard bomb to wide receiver Frantrell Forrest but SMU defensive back Ryan Smith jarred the ball lose just before Forrest was able to cross the goal line. The ball rolled out of the end zone for a touchback. SMU extended their lead nearly eight minutes into the third quarter when Padron connected with wide receiver Darius Johnson for a 5 yard touchdown. Line rumbled 26 yards on an impressive run into UAB territory to help set up the score. The Mustang defense once again

The SMU Board of Trustees has recently approved the next step in the process of building a slew of new dorms in order to make way for required sophomore housing, said SMU President R. Gerald Turner in an interview with The Daily Campus. “Over the summer we hired an architectural firm and a builder,” Turner said. “So we brought back the final conceptual package for it, and they approved it. So we will now really go forward in earnest and start construction on it.” Turner said that he expects building to begin in early 2012 and for the new halls to be open in the fall of 2014. The new dorms will house 1,250 students and will be built at a cost of $134.5 million. The cost will be defrayed by bond proceed and private donations, but the bulk of the money will come from rent revenue paid by students. “Our residence halls have always been funded by the rent. Other places try and raise private funds that lower the monthly payments, we’ve always used that for academic buildings,” said Turner, who added that because of this, the cost will most likely stay about the same as newly renovated halls such as Boaz and Shuttles. The inspiration behind required sophomore housing is academic, Turner said. “Every private school either around us in the rankings or above us have at least sophomore housing, and many of them have four years,” he said. “We are kind

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For those who want to travel... Many SMU students dream about going abroad but are unsure of the programs SMU has to offer. This week students will get their questions answered during the SMU Abroad Fair held in Owens Fine Arts Center. Highlights will include the Meadows World Music Ensemble performing on Tuesday Sept. 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Taubman Atrium and the SMU Abroad Fair: Going Global on Wednesday Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bob Hope Lobby. On Wednesday, students will be able to enter a raffle to win a roundtrip ticket on American Airlines.

Protest over Quran burning kills two On Sept. 12, two people were killed and four were injured during a Quran protest in Afghanistan. Although Rev. Terry Jones did not follow through with his plan to burn Qurans on Sept. 11, the protest turned violent during the three hours it was going on. About 600 people were present during the protest that was put on by the Union of Islamic Associations of Independent Students, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. The group will be active on campus this fall in the lead up to the November elections. For more information contact

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SMU quarterback Kyle Padron dodges a tackle by UAB Linebacker Keon Harris during play at Ford Stadium Saturday night. SMU won the game 28-7.

Mustangs extinguish Blazers By EJ HOLLAND

Associate Sports Editor

SMU picked up their first victory of the year Saturday night at Gerald J. Ford Stadium defeating the UAB Blazers 28-7 to open Conference USA play. “This win is a big confidence booster, definitely a lot of momentum going into next week,” SMU linebacker Pete Fleps said. “We are progressively working to where we want to go.” SMU picked up where they left off last week, turning the ball over early. On SMU’s second possession, quarterback Kyle Padron dropped back to pass and found wide receiver Patrick Fleming on a screen pass. Fleming fumbled the ball which was recovered by UAB defensive tackle DJ Reese who returned it for 15 yards down to the SMU 9 yard line.

The Blazers capitalized on the turnover as quarterback David Isabelle found wide receiver Mike Jones in the back of the end zone for a 4 yard touchdown pass giving UAB a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Later in the first quarter, Blazers punter Trey Ragland booted a 75 yard punt to pin the Mustangs back at their own one yard line. SMU got back in the game when running back Zach Line capped a 12 play, 99 yard drive that lasted more than seven minutes with a 5 yard touch down run to tie the game at 7-7 early in the second quarter. Mustangs’ wide receiver Aldrick Robinson was huge during the drive, hauling in 3 passes for 38 yards. The Blazers also had 2 detrimental 15 yard personal foul facemask calls that went against them which allowed the SMU drive to continue.

Padron used his legs on the Mustangs next scoring possession, rushing for 49 yards on 4 carries. “[Padron] did what he had to, to win the game and made the plays when he had to,” Jones said. “I told him, ‘if you find a crease, run.’” Line finished off the drive yet again by scoring his second touchdown of the game on a 4 yard burst through a gapping hole on the right side of the line to give SMU a 14-7 lead late in the second quarter. UAB had three chances to score from the 1 yard line right before halftime but the Mustang defense made a momentum shifting goal line stance. SMU linebacker Youri Yenga stopped Blazers’ running back Pat Shed as time expired, securing the Mustangs’ lead going into halftime. “We just knew we had to stop



How organizations Everclear entertains pony fans get their budgets By JESSICA HUSEMAN Editor-in-Chief


The Program Council Concert Committee tops the list of student organizations’ budgets for the 2010-11 academic year, followed by SAMSA, Intramurals, Student Foundation and the Student Senate communications committee. The Daily Campus obtained 116 organizations’ budget requests from the Student Senate website and was able to see which organizations received the most money. Its $105,000 budget makes the PC Concert Committee the highest initially funded organization at SMU. The money is used to fund the Code Blue Comedy Program during the beginning of the school year and the Code Red Concert at the end of the year. PC brings in two comedians for Code Blue and one “high-profile” musician for Code Red. PC did not put on a Code Blue program this fall. Instead they are using the money to fund two more concerts

during the fall, according to Program Council President Michelle Dekkers, because the Code Blue program wasn’t

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array of white dresses and cowboy boots. Everclear hits the road again soon; their next show will be in Dewey Beach Del., at Bottle & Cork on Sept. 27.

Everclear hit the stage on Sept. 11 at the peak of Boulevarding. The band rocked out until just before the crowd made their way to Ford Stadium to watch the utter decimation of the UAB Blazers in a stunning 28-7 victory. Everclear made history for themselves in the early to mid nineties, spanning almost a decade with wellknown songs and chart topping hits. Their two most well-known songs are “Father of Mine” and “Wonderful,” both of which are memorable songs from many Mustangs’ late elementary and early middle-school years, making Everclear a welcome blast from the past. The band interacted well with the crowd and made the most of their college surroundings. The lead singer of the band, Art Alexakis, said of one woman in the crowd, “Shout out to the girl in the front! You’re parents would be so proud, guys older than your dad just saw your panties.” Alexakis kept the crowd entertained for the rest of his time on stage with Photo courtesy of Dan Hernandez snappy quips about the audience, most notably regarding the seemingly endless Michelle Dekkers said that one of the reasons Program Council chose to bring Everclear to campus was because they were “family friendly.”


Health & Fitness

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Box your way to fit!



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on a chair; and for a challenge, alternate placing one hand on a thick book.

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It’s easy to find excuses to not work out: It’s too far away, it’s too late or I don’t have the time. How about doing a workout right in your room? You’re probably taking a glance around yourself right now and seriously doubting me, but here’s a fast and easy routine that sheds excuses and fat. The only tools required for these workouts are a towel and a heaping dose of motivation. 1. Push-ups - The quintessential chest and triceps builder. It doesn’t require any more floor space than the length of your body. There are many variations to this: For the beginner, you can do it on your knees; for the experienced, try it with your feet

2. Squat and Hold - Another favorite of mine, and the only thing you’ll require is a wall to lean against. Place your back flat against the wall, and sink to a 90-degree angle. Raise your hands straight ahead, or hold a book in your hands for a shoulder challenge. 3. Mountain-Climbers - I can’t imagine a better workout for a well-defined core and powerful legs. Take the position that a sprinter takes at the starting line: hands flat on the ground, one knee bent, with the other extended. A mountain-climber is basically alternating legs in place, with your hands in the same position. When you’re back to your starting foot, that’s one set.

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4. Supermans - Doesn’t this sound intimidating? This helps build a strong back, both upper and lower. Lay your towel flat on the ground, and lie on it with your stomach against the ground. With both arms extended straight ahead, slightly lift your chest and pull those arms back, as if you’re doing a pull-up. Now try this: 1. 30 push-ups (Any variation you choose, make it challenging!) 2. 30 second squats (Increase to 45 or 60 seconds for your next set) 3. 30 mountain climbers 4. 20 Supermans Repeat for 2 more sets.

Daily Campus how-to of the day Front raises

Shoulder press 1. Hold lightmedium weights with arms straight down, palms facing the thighs.

1. Stand upright or sit on a bench with the back straight. Hold a dumbbell in each hand at the shoulders with an overhand grip. Thumbs should be on the inside and knuckles facing up. 2. Raise the weights above the head in a controlled motion, ensuring that you do not slam the arms upward and stress the elbow joint. Exhale as you push upward.


Slowly lift arms up to shoulder level keeping elbows slightly bent. Exhale and lower back down

Attorney General calls prescription drug abuse a scourge MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says prescription drug abuse in America is at epidemic proportions and taming it will take more than law enforcement.

At a Friday conference in Montpelier, Vt., Holder said the U.S. has seen a 400 percent increase from 1998 to 2008 in treatment admissions for people abusing prescription

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painkillers. Also, he said, new research shows that the number of people trying them for non-medical purposes now exceeds the number of people smoking marijuana for the first time.

To reduce abuse, he said, will require a comprehensive approach of sound regulatory policies, educational outreach, and prevention and drug treatment programs.

Remember when I taught you some basic boxing moves last week? Well, here is a reward for your continued readership. Take this workout to the gym with you this week and let your anger out and build some muscle at the same time. Although a boxer’s repertoire is certainly much bigger, this should be enough to get you started. The following are some combinations of these basic moves:

1. 8x Left Jabs, 8x Right Crosses (Switch Legs) 2. 8x Right Jabs, 8x Left Crosses 3. 30 Jumping Jacks 4. 2x Left Jabs, 2x Right Crosses, 2x Left Jabs, 2x Right Crosses 5. 10 Push-Ups 6. 2x Right Jabs, 2x Left Crosses, 2x Right Jabs, 2x Left Crosses 7. 30 Crunches Make this into 2 minutes of vigorous boxing, rest for 30 seconds and start all over again for 30 minutes. As an added challenge, adjust the height of your punches to get all of your muscles burning.

Can you carry a tun-a? They’re the chicken of the sea and the treats of Poseidon. Tuna, the oftmaligned filling for childhood sandwiches, is also a great and efficient source of protein, healthy fats and best of all, cost-efficient! There is a wide range of tuna available in stores, from canned to tear-away packets, but none require preparation or cooking, which is perfect for any kitchen-less accommodation. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in tuna, reduce inflammation and may help lower the risk of chronic diseases, like heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Furthermore, studies have shown that it improves brain function with age. Tuna is also a plentiful source of vitamin B and niacin, which helps keep your digestive system, skin, hair and eyes healthy. The combinations are endless, but give this neglected maritime creature an opportunity in your diet. Here are a couple recipes I enjoy, with no preparation or cooking time required! However, it is important to drain the oil, which is mainly used for preservation purposes. Enjoy!

Quick and Easy Dip

1 can or package of tuna 2 spoonfuls of relish 1 spoonful of mayonnaise Mix it all together and enjoy on crackers.

Tuna Straight- Out the Water

1 Package of Tuna Flavor with Tabasco and a Dash of Pepper Spoon Mix Tobasco and Pepper directly into package, mix with your spoon, and enjoy as an after-workout treat!


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Going green: in one Workshops continue way, in one minute to help students By ESSETE WORKNEH Contributing Writer

Protecting the environment is a cause that many people deem essential for the endurance of future generations. While some people go to great lengths to be eco-friendly, others perform simple daily routines that leave a lasting impact. As part of its “Do One Thing” campaign, SMU’s Sustainability Committee, comprised of faculty, students and staff who support increased environmental awareness on campus, is holding its second annual Green Minute Video Contest. Formed in an effort to promote the importance of going green, the contest invites SMU students to create a video that shares their own “DOT”— one action that helps make the world a little more environmentally friendly. These acts may vary from riding a bike to using more recycled paper. The top three videos will not only be premiered and streamed live from the TEDxSMU lecture series on Oct. 16, but the winners will receive cash

prizes as well. The first, second and third place winners will collect $350, $150 and $100, respectively. The first place video will be featured on the SMU homepage and may be used to promote campus sustainability on other sites. Kim Cobb, the outreach committee chair for the SMU Sustainability Committee, believes that the contest “is a way to reach our own SMU audience with humor and imagination. And it’s a terrific way to share our students’ passion with the outside world.” “If you look at the haze over the Dallas skyline, you can’t help but think we need to do a better job of taking care of our planet. But we also have to think about the things that are not so obvious …Where better to spread the word about sustainability than a college campus? Students here are developing habits and ideas they will carry for the rest of their lives,” she said. Cobb cites creativity as a key determinant of success; creativity “doesn’t depend on fancy equipment or mad technical skills. Our winning video last year was very simple, but it

was quirky and fun. It looked great on the videoboard at Ford Stadium.” In her video, last year’s winner, Leksi Gawor, contrasted insensible laws to the sensible concept of sustainability. Gawor offers this advice to 2010 applicants: “It’s important to get your message across in a simple manner while adding some pizzazz to it!” The Sustainability Committee has a supporter in SMU sophomore Ankita Krishnan. Krishnan understands the importance of being environmentally conscious “because at the end of the day, it doesn’t just affect everyone else, it affects you as well.” Contest entries must be submitted to by noon Friday, Oct. 8 in either .mp4, .mov or .wmv formats; videos should be no longer than one minute. Students may enter either individually or in teams, but all applicants must be current SMU students. The contest winners will be decided on by the Sustainability Committee’s executive board.


Presidential Library acquires more land By MEREDITH CARLTON Associate News Editor

According to The Dallas Morning News, University Park Council voted on Sept. 7 to incorporate two pieces of land from the former University Gardens condominiums into the future George W. Bush Library. Now the library’s property line will extend farther south creating room for a driveway, basement parking and extra library bus parking. Although the land amounts to less than an acre, it has caused quite an uproar. SMU paid off two former condo owners after they filed a lawsuit regarding the land. “SMU has had historical conflict with nearby homeowners over zoning for years now, and it’s not going to change,” Stuart Palley senior history and finance double major said. “As SMU grows and increases in stature its an issue that will present itself again and again. If you look at what the community is gaining as a whole, a presidential library and added prestige, I think it outweighs the negatives.” Additionally, the City Council voted to extend the zoning of the land south along Central Expressway to Mockingbird Lane. The land could be used for a variety of purposes, but SMU officials stated they would use the land for something that would compliment the library. Uses could include a storage facility, outdoor tennis courts, or an athletic field. “I don’t have any issues with them incorporating more land,” Ted Wallace, junior sports management major said. “My only concern would be will there still be enough parking on campus for students and how much more traffic will the addition of this library bring to campus and the university park area. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.” The George W. Bush Library will be the thirteenth Presidential Library is said to be complete by 2013.

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The transition from high school to college comes with an overwhelming workload for some, but SMU offers academic help that can keep students on track. The Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center (A-LEC) provides a variety of services from tutoring to academic counseling. In these services, they also offer classes for those who are new to college education. The A-LEC is located in the Loyd All-Sports Center, between Ford Stadium and Meadows Museum, and puts together a variety of learning strategy workshops throughout the year. Workshop topics include anything from how to reduce test anxiety to taking and using notes. Students are asked to bring something relevant to the workshop’s topic of the day from any class they wish. Chase Hardage, junior economics and markets and culture double major, was required to attend an A-LEC workshop for his wellness class in his first year of college. “For the most part, I was indifferent to going,” Hardage said. “But since I was a freshman and has less than great study habits in high school, I figured the workshop could probably help out

with college.” After learning about ways to organize his time and stay on top of his work, Hardage was glad he went. “I had a bad habit of never reading what was required of me in high school, and it was stressed that if I did not read, I would not succeed,” Hardage said. “I took them at their word and come my first set of midterms, I was glad I did. Now I use some of the organizational tips for school and continue to stay on top of my reading.” Vidush Talwar, senior advertising major and cultural anthropology minor, was in a similar situation. “I attended a workshop my freshman year on the five day study program because I didn’t know how to approach studying ahead of time in high school,” Talwar said. Although Talwar initially used the tips he learned in the workshop, he said once he got the hang of college, he found different ways to study that worked better for him. However, he still thought the workshop was beneficial. “I would recommend this [workshop] for first year students because the transition from high school to college can be intimidating,” Talwar said. “These workshops help ease that transition.” Patricia Feldman, the associate director of the A-LEC, believes that these workshops are particularly beneficial to students because they

“allow students to quickly pick up new, more effective approaches to learning.” Although many who attend the programs are first-year students, Feldman believes others can get a lot out of the workshops too. “Upperclassmen and grad students can add new techniques to deal with challenging, advanced courses,” Feldman said. Sofia Kouninis first-year CCPA and Spanish double major and forensic science minor, recently attended a workshop focusing on textbook studyreading. “I’m a pre-law scholar, so I need to maintain a high GPA,” Kouninis said. “There’s no time for fooling around anymore.” After attending the workshop, Kouninis was pleased with what she learned and the materials she walked away with. “I would definitely recommend the workshop to other students,” Kouninis said. Students interested in attending the workshops can visit www.smu. edu/alec/workshopsched.asp to see specific classes and times. However, students who are unable to attend a scheduled workshop because of a conflict can call the A-LEC front desk at (214) 7683648 [SMU-DO IT) to arrange an appointment with Debra Shapira or Patricia Feldman.

Tenured professors from spring 2010 From the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences: R. Alan Covey (Anthropology), Robert Kehoe (Physics), Luis Maldonado-Peña (Foreign Languages and Literatures - Spanish), Dayna Oscherwitz (Foreign Languages and Literatures - French), Thomas Ritz (Psychology) From the Dedman School of Law: Josh Tate, Law (legal history, wills and trusts, property) From the Lyle School of Engineering: Khaled Abdelghany (Environmental and Civil Engineering) and Ping Gui (Electrical Engineering) From the Meadows School of the Arts: Daniel Buraczeski (Dance), James Crawford (Theatre), Maria Dixon (Corporate Communications and Public Affairs), and Derek Kompare (Cinema-TV) From the Perkins School of Theology: Elaine Heath (Evangelism) and Susanne Scholz (Old Testament) From the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development: Paige Ware (Teaching and Learning)



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Mustangs trample the Cougars, 1-0 BY EJ HOLLAND

Associate Sports Editor

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SMU Defender Courtney Smith, left, defends against Oklahoma State Midfielder Sarah Brown during play Friday night at Wescott Field. SMU lost the match 2-1.

A loss and a win for the Lady Mustangs this weekend BY JORDAN JENNINGS Sports Editor

Just two days after the Ponies’ 2-1 loss to Oklahoma State on Friday night, the Mustangs returned to Westcott Field Sunday afternoon to defeat the New Mexico Lobos. The Ponies has several shots on the Lobos’ goal, but it was Junior Logan May who headed the winning goal for the Mustangs, 78 minutes into the game.

“It was very, very good especially after losing a heartbreaker on Friday night,” Head Coach Brent Erwin said. “I told the team, ‘Good teams come back and win this game today.’ We did it, and we played very well doing it.” Last season, May scored or assisted in three straight games including against Saint Mary’s, whom the team will take on next Sunday at Westcott Field. Sunday’s win marks SMU goalkeeper Courtney Webb’s fourth shutout of the season. She blocked a

total of three goals against the Lobos. On Friday, Webb blocked six goals against the Cowgirls. SMU snuck in one goal against Oklahoma State 68 minutes into the game. It was sophomore Kenzie Scovill’s first game of the year. The Mustangs are currently 4-2-2 on the season. The team will travel to Denton on Friday, Sept. 17 to play North Texas at 7 p.m. The Mean Green are 5-2-1 this season.


SMU men’s soccer continued their winning ways with a 1-0 victory over SIU-Edwardsville in the opening game of the Hurricane Classic on Friday evening in Tulsa. A late goal by freshman forward Juan Castillo propelled the Mustangs to a hard-fought thrilling win over the Cougars. “It was a good win but a tough win. We played well and moved the ball well,” SMU Head Coach Tim McClements said. “The conditions were pretty hot. We generated a lot of opportunities but weren’t able to capitalize until the 84th minute.” SMU took a total of 20 shots during the game but was not able to take advantage of chances that were presented. Cougars’ goalkeeper Scott Meyer played excellent in the loss recording eight saves. The Mustangs played great defense themselves, only allowing SIU-Edwardsville to take six shots. SMU goalkeeper Craig Hill recorded his second shutout of the year and had three saves. “Craig [Hill] had one of his best games top to bottom. He was solid and commanded the goal,” McClements said. “Any situations in front of the goal he dealt with. He

kept the clean sheet, did his part to keep us in it and then we were able to score.” Castillo returned to the game in the 75th minute after a short stint on the bench and nine minutes later scored his team the leading third goal and second game-winning goal of the year. The ball was served in from senior defender Leone Cruz who was coming out of the back and sent right over top of the defender in the box. Castillo was in a great position and struck the ball from 10 yards out into the right corner of the net. “Juan Castillo scored a nice goal,” McClements said. “He was composed, settled the ball and put it in the back of the net. It was a really strong finish.” Castillo was a force all night, firing four shots on goal and giving the defense fits by getting into great scoring position. The Mustangs killed any hope of a Cougar comeback by playing superb defense on a corner kick in the 85th minute and blocking a desperation shot by SIU-Edwardsville forward Kevin Bielicki in the 89th minute. Following the Hurricane Classic SMU will take on Creighton on Sept. 17 as a part of the Bradley Tournament at 5 p.m. in Peoria, Illinois.



SMU Outside Hitter Kathryn Wilkerson serves a ball during play.

SMU serves it up BY MACKENZIE O’HARA Staff Writer

SMU volleyball team competed in the Lobo Comcast Challenge in Albuquerque, N.M. this weekend. The Mustangs completed the tournament with a record of 2-1, giving the team a 7-2 record for the season. The Mustangs were successful in their first match of the tournament against the UC Santa Barbara Gachos. Sophomore Courtney Manning, who had four solo and five assisted blocks, and Junior Jessica Oliver, who had a career-high 15 kills in the match, had strong performances in

the match. The Mustangs were down in the opening first set 20-17, but pulled forth for the win after an eight-point rally 25-20. They won the second set 25-21 and lost the third set 25-20. SMU closed out the match with a win in the fourth set 25-20. The Mustangs lost to host team New Mexico Lobos in their second match of the tournament, 3-1. Outside hitters Kathryn Wilkerson, who notched her fifth double-double of the year with 13 kills and 13 digs, and Dana Powell, who posted her sixth double-double of the year with 14 digs and 11 kills, led the Mustangs’ offense. SMU won the first set, 25-23, but lost the next three sets

with a team season-low .144 attack percentage. In their final game of the tournament the Mustangs defeated Sacrament State 3-1. Junior Sidney Stewart, who tallied a career-high 39 digs in the match, led the Mustangs’ defensive effort. Junior Kellie Becerra, who had 19 scoops, finished the match with a season-high 53 assists. The Mustangs split the first two sets but came out on top after winning the final two sets (25-22, 25-23). The Mustangs travel to Wichita State this week to play their next match of the season at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.


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A big victory for JMU BY HANK KURZ Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two games into the season, and No. 13 Virginia Tech can already forget the national championship talk that prevailed throughout their preseason camp. These Hokies can’t even beat an FCS powerhouse, losing 21-16 to James Madison on Saturday. It was their second consecutive performance dominated not by a powerhouse offense, a stout defense or game-changing special teams, but by mistakes, missed tackles and disappointment. “I don’t know what’s going on,” tailback Ryan Williams said. “I really don’t.” Drew Dudzik ran for two touchdowns and threw for another for the Dukes (2-0), a top team in the Football Championship Subdivision, but only the second from a lower tier to beat Virginia Tech. Richmond, also in the FCS, beat the Hokies 24-14 at Lane Stadium in 1985. Virginia Tech is the second ranked team to lose to a lower division team. The first was No. 5 Michigan, which fell 34-32 to I-AA Appalachian State on Sept. 1, 2007. Dudzik called it the biggest victory in school history, and coach Mickey Matthews agreed, a remarkable thought because Matthews led the Dukes to the 2004 FCS national championship. “This is the biggest win of my professional career,” he said.

And it happened with Tech looking too much like the mistake-prone team that lost just six days earlier 33-30, when No. 3 Boise State scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:09 left. The Dukes needed no such lategame heroics, hanging onto the ball for the last 5:23 to finish off the Hokies. Leavander Jones and his teammates streamed onto the field to celebrate. “It was like a dream come true when the clock hit zero,” Jones said. “It was like, ‘Oh my God, we did it!” Dudzik attempted just eight passes, but completed five for 121 yards, including three huge third-down conversions in the second half. The Hokies also helped on both of the Dukes’ second-half scoring drives with 15-yard personal fouls for tackling players out of bounds. Tackling was more of a problem for the Hokies on one play in the first half. Facing a third-and-17 from his 23, Dudzik hit Jamal Sullivan with a swing pass going left, and the tailback went 77 yards down the sideline, breaking several tackles for the touchdown. Last week, Boise State had a 71-yard touchdown, also on the third-down play. “We need to block better and we need to tackle better,” Frank Beamer said after his team’s first home loss in 33 games against a non-league opponent. “Execute. We need to execute.” Dudzik also ran 12 times for 35 yards, and went in virtually untouched on TD runs of 7 and 12 yards. The latter came with 13:45 remaining, and

while Virginia Tech drove deep into Dukes territory twice thereafter, the first drive ended when Tyrod Taylor’s fourth-down pass to Jarrett Boykin in the end zone was broken up by Jones. Darren Evans fumbled it away at the Dukes 19 on the next series, and James Madison ran out the last 5:23. “Mistakes,” Williams said. “Mistakes are killing us.” Taylor also fumbled once and threw a second-half interception. The Hokies (0-2) began the season expecting their loaded offense to be their strength, but with the offensive line again having trouble creating holes for the running backs, the unit did less against the Dukes than it had done against Boise State on Monday night. After scoring a touchdown on their opening possession, the Hokies made five trips inside the Dukes 25 and came away with three field goals by Chris Hazley and nothing else. Their highlight came very early as Taylor drove them 94 yards in 17 plays, capped by his 9-yard TD pass to Boykin. Taylor had an 18-yard scramble on third-and-6 in the drive. But the Hokies never found that rhythm again, and James Madison did. “Once we got out there, we knew we could play with these guys,” safety Vidal Nelson said. As the game went on, he said, “our confidence shot up and we just kept making plays.”

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rose to the occasion to begin the fourth quarter. “Our front seven is pretty good and we have some team speed at linebacker,” Jones said. “Defensively we’ve been thorough.” Smith made another key defensive play for the SMU when he intercepted an Isabelle pass early in the fourth quarter, killing

a UAB drive. Later, the Blazers attempted a fake punt in SMU territory but the Mustangs were not fooled and set up the offense in great field position. Padron returned the favor by once again hooking up with Johnson for their second touchdown combination of the game. This time Padron scrambled to his left and threw a 15 yard bullet to Johnson giving the Mustangs a permanent 28-7 lead.

Padron finished the game with 145 yards passing and two touchdowns. He also added 70 yards on the ground. Line finished with a career high 122 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. “All that matters is that W,” Line said. “It’s nice to get some carries but my main priority will be to block.” Line and the Mustangs will take on Washington State at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Saturday Sept. 18 at 2:30 p.m.




SMU Runningback Chris Butler carries the ball during play against UAB Saturday evening at Ford Stadium. Butler had three carries for 30 yards. SMU won the game 28-7.

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Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus doubles up New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira to complete a double play after Robinson Cano lined out to second in the fifth inning of the baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.

Yankee’s perfect record destroyed by Rangers BY JAIME ARON Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mariano Rivera blew it, ending the New York Yankees’ perfect record when leading after eight innings. Pitching the ninth inning with a one-run lead, Rivera allowed a tying double to Ian Kinsler, then hit Jeff Francoeur on the left shoulder with the bases loaded, giving the Texas Rangers a 7-6 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night in yet another long game. A night after Texas won the series opener in 13 innings, lasting 5 hours, 12 minutes, this one took 4:16 — plus a 59-minute rain delay in the bottom of the fifth inning. The teams also went from using 19 pitchers on Friday night to using 14. The Yankees were 76-0 when leading after eight before Rivera’s third blown save opportunity of the year. Much of the crowd of 49,210 — second-largest this season — stuck around to watch the Rangers win their fourth straight game. It was the first time in franchise history that they won a game on a hit batter in their last at-bat. The Yankees lost for the fifth time in six games. Their lead in the AL East dipped to a half-game because

Tampa Bay beat Toronto 13-1. After blowing leads of 4-2 and 5-3, the Rangers had one last chance against Rivera (3-3), who worked two innings in Friday night’s marathon. Vladimir Guerrero started the rally with a leadoff walk and Nelson Cruz followed with a single. Kinsler doubled down the third-base line to tie it. After an intentional walk to load the bases, Rivera’s first pitch plunked Francoeur, scoring Cruz after he hit solo homers for the tying and winning runs Friday night. Rivera stood on the mound with his hands on his hips as Texas players rushed out of the dugout in celebration, with team owner Nolan Ryan smiling and leading the cheers from the front row. There is some added significance because the teams could meet in the first round of the playoffs. Alex Rodriguez put New York ahead 6-5 with a three-run double in the eighth. But the Yankees ultimately were bitten by some earlier missed opportunities — leaving the bases loaded in the second and sixth, and pinch-hitter Jorge Posada hitting into a double-play with one out and the bases loaded in the seventh. Alexi Ogando (4-1) pitched the ninth for the victory. Rivera had converted 11

consecutive opportunities to run his total to 29 saves, and entered the game with a 1.03 ERA. Mark Teixeira was 2 for 4 and scored twice for New York. Lance Berkman went 2 for 3 with two walks and an RBI; he has seven hits in his last 12 at-bats. Francisco Cervelli reached base in his first four plate appearances, with a single and three walks. He also walked three times Friday night. Guerrero had three hits and two RBIs. Francoeur broke a tie earlier in the game with a sacrifice fly. Elvis Andrus and Mitch Moreland also had RBIs. It was hot and humid before the rain. New York starter A.J. Burnett seemed to have trouble with his grip late in innings, as his sweat built up. Neither starter returned after the rain delay. Burnett gave up two runs and four hits over four innings, with six strikeouts and three walks. Texas starter Tommy Hunter allowed two runs and six hits over five innings, with a career-high eight strikeouts.




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Stay classy, SMU! School spirit does not have to mean obnoxious behavior After having some time to recover from our sunburns from the Texas Tech game and the lack of sleep incurred from our defeat of UAB on Saturday night, The Daily Campus staff would like to take a second to reflect on hospitality and sportsmanship. We would first like to extend our utmost thanks to the Texas Tech alumni, who were tailgating in full force and welcomed everyone in SMU spirit-wear with open arms and the occasional cookie. We salute you for embodying the definition of southern hospitality. What we would like to draw attention to, however, is the complete lack of hospitality by the Texas Tech students. We would also like to state emphatically that this is not applicable to all Tech students. There were many students that were just as kind and inviting as the alumni, and these students helped many SMU fans have a great time (including our sports editor, Jordan Jennings). There were, however, also many fans that greeted Mustang fans with a different finger than the one used for “guns up,” and choice words that were notably different from “Go Tech.” This behavior is ridiculous and reflects badly on their entire university. On one occasion, a Tech student actually had to be escorted from the stands after having been told by security several times to better his behavior. We feel like this goes without saying, but that should never have to happen. On Saturday, Mustang fans were notably more hospitable to the Blazer fans. Although incessant chants of “Bama Rejects” directed towards their football team were less than classy. However, with the TCU game just around the corner, the threat of dropping ourselves down to the level of those several hundred Tech students is becoming greater. School spirit does not mean ruining the experience of the opposing teams fans. It means living up to what our school stands for, not destroying their spirit and wrecking any chance they had to have a good time while they are on our campus. When TCU loses, they should walk away remembering first, how bad they lost, and second, how glad they were to come to our stadium. The Daily Campus would like to ask the student body, alumni and Mustang fans of all kinds to greet the opposing team’s fans with a hello and a handshake rather than a curse word and the finger. We can let our football team do the damage while we reap the benefits of extra people to celebrate with. With our football team making a name for itself, let’s also gain a reputation for staying classy when the competitive spirit rises. Other big name football schools may have already ruined their fans’ reputation, but we still have the opportunity to mold ours to what we want it to be. So Mustangs, let’s Pony Up and live up to the “southern” in our name by offering visiting fans a change to see what game day is really all about: a good time. Opinions expressed in each unsigned editorial represent a consensus decision of the editorial board. All other columns on this page reflect the views of individual authors and not necessarily those of the editorial staff.

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Conversation neutralizes religious “opiate” OPINION EDITOR

Recent headline stories in national news have been particularly centered on religiously incensed stories. From the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero to a Muslim holiday on Sept. 11, from Op-Eds defending religious liberties to public Adriana Martinez rejections of religious pluralism, religion has been a forefront issue this month. The passion underlying many of these stories and opinions is a testament to Karl Marx’s statement that “religion is the opiate of the masses.” It seems that where an issue regarding religious ideologies is concerned, usually rational and logical people defer to their baser defensive instincts. Religion, many claim, is more than just another involvement. It is a “raison d’être,” the fundamental belief upon which their existence is founded. This is a strong assertion, to say the least. Yet, enigmatically, despite this sort of prophesizing, few can corroborate their belief. While faith is blind and does not rely on reason, identification with a certain religion should still require knowledge of what the religion stands for,

doctrinally and dogmatically. Identification with a certain religion becomes a default, a status quo that follows the law of inertia. If no force acts against it, it will not change. Those that are skeptical of religion or reject it all together often cite this as a reason for their aversion. If those that most fervently defend religion cannot support their defense, then how credible is the belief ? Instead of an informed justification, many “faithful followers” become single-minded, unwilling to discuss their beliefs and much less other faiths. This sort of closed mentality prohibits both personal growth and inter-faith dialogue. As John Stuart Mill argued, understanding an oppositional argument is essential in order to comprehend your own. This is fundamentally against the societal dictate that says: “At all costs, avoid speaking about religion and politics!” So, why avoid the subject? Yes, it might be an uncomfortable conversation, and it will likely lead to stifling moments of silence and general awkwardness. Nonetheless, the alternative is dire. The aperture of religious topics amongst believers of different faiths can affect relationships, from the most intimate, to those that affect

international relations. Cooperative endeavors on the international scale fail when interests are exclusively unilateral, and this is often the case where religion is concerned. Historically, the cause of many of the bloodiest wars has been religious intolerance. To learn from the mistakes of our ancestors, we need to overcome the social taboo of silencing religious conversations. Specifically, as university students, this is the time to question, learn and substantiate. There is no better moment to decide by which labels you will identify yourself, if any. A healthy level of skepticism that requires probing deeper and questioning further will only serve to strengthen your convictions and better your interpersonal relationships. This need not occur in the classroom, but rather perhaps a sincere relationship with a person of another faith can positively redefine a previously held false perception. So make your contribution toward a world of deeper understanding and more sincere convictions: Start the conversations and take a second look at your own beliefs. Adriana Martinez is a political science, public policy, French and history major. She can be reached for comments or questions at

A letter to university sports Football: Make it more student friendly or don’t expect us to come


Here at Southern Methodist University, every autumn brings football, and with it complaints about the lack of student spirit. Although the collective mood on campus seems to be improving, apathy is still widespread among student Rebecca Quinn fans. This epidemic badattitude has often been attributed to the pre-Jonesian football failures of the past 25 years. Indeed, there is an empirically observable disconnect between boulevard and stadium—“fans” are more interested in wrist-band-only fun at their tents than cheering in the student section. Criticism surrounds students who choose to stay off campus on game day in pursuit of alternative social or, in some cases, studious pursuits. However, few of the woebegone policy makers who bemoan the pitiful student support of our athletic programs have stopped to consider how

very ill suited our football games are to student involvement. On any given game day at SMU, it is easy for a student to feel detached and even repulsed by the event environment. Not to be a nitpicker, but one of the most powerful examples of this phenomenon is the lack of available parking for students on game day. As a resident of on-campus housing, I felt quite exasperated that there was not a one place for me to park my vehicle. This is my home. This is my school. This is my team. Why am I made to feel like football games are meant for someone else? The environment on the Boulevard is another repellent to a would-be student fan. Although as an involved, Greek-affiliated senior, I can certainly find a tent to call home, for many students, this is not the case. Indeed, if a student is not a member of an organization that “boulevards,” the pre-game experience becomes one of aimless wandering and miserable detachment. Why not, as on other campuses, foster an environment that is welcoming to all? Should not

the main objective of campus sporting events be to inspire university-wide camaraderie rather than organizational factioning? There are plenty who will disagree with me on the grounds that, unlike at other schools, SMU provides tickets to football games free of charge to every full-time student. But free tickets are not enough. For students to revel in campus athletics, we have to feel like the games are intended for us—that we are the target audience and that we are the most valued fans. Groups like the Union and Mustang 11 have made great strides in working towards a more campus-wide, student-friendly football environment. But there is still much work to be done. Indeed, if we are to work towards real Mustang pride, students must become the number one priority of campus football. Rebecca Quinn is a senior art history, Spanish and French triple major. She can be reached for comment at

Overheard on A fresh view the Boulevard of SMU, on age-old tradition “We know we are going to win this shit; why do we have to see it?!?” -Anonymous “Shout out to the girl in the front! Your parents would be so proud, guys older than your dad just saw your panties!” -Everclear “It’s God smiting me! I finally turn 21 and can drink legally. Yet, as I am buying my alcohol bracelet, I get stung by a bee!” -SMU Junior


First year reflects on boulevarding OPINION INTERN

Everyone says to get excited for football season, but what they should be saying is get ready for Alex Stambaugh “boulevarding season.” While I was prepared for the hype of SMU’s home opener against UAB, I had no idea tailgating could be so important, not to mention classy and elegant. I mean, where else would people break out Lilly Pulitzer dresses and Polos for football games? Although I didn’t have an organization or alumni tent to gather at for most of the day, I had the opportunity to walk around and capture the essence of each section on the Boulevard. From families and friends gathered on the Boulevard playing football, to the alumni reuniting over past times, and current students enjoying time with their friends and mingling with peers, I was inspired to see generations of ponies united with pride for SMU. Another plus of Boulevarding they don’t tell you: the smell of BBQ that manages to pervade to entire SMU campus on game day. At least a dozen

grills must have lined the boulevard cooking up juicy ribs, brisket and pork. With the smell of barbecue in the air and the invasion of cowboy boots around campus, I definitely felt the southern comfort that I yearned for when considering SMU for college. Surprisingly, once I got to the actual stadium, I learned quickly that the game itself comes second in line to that day’s festivities. It was not until the end of the first quarter, when it actually looked like a majority of students were in attendance, and even then there was still plenty of open space in the stands. Even though I was expecting overflowing crowds of students and amphitheater levels of screaming, I still loved every second of being surrounded by my peers, cheering “Go Red! Go Blue! Go Mustangs! S-M-U!” Somewhere in the midst of the day’s excitement, I realized how great it is to finally be a Mustang, full of pride for my school and my team. Pony Up! Alex Stambaugh is a freshman political science and economics major. She can be reached for comments or questions at

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KDT tells story of “Betrayal” through intimate details By LAUREN SMART A&E Editor

When something ends in hurt and all that’s left are the memories, the good moments can dissipate, leaving everything to replay in reverse order with the painful end at the forefront. This is exactly how Harold Pinter’s play, “Betrayal” is told – the end as the beginning and selective memories in retrospect. Tina Parker’s production at the Kitchen Dog Theater skillfully explores the intimacy of the title subject. The play revolves around three characters, Emma, Jerry and Robert played by familiar Dallas faces, Leah Spillman, Max Hartman and Cameron Cobb, respectively. We meet Emma and Jerry, who we learn had a lengthy affair that has been over for quite some time. The complicated relationships

between the three characters soon unfold, when we are introduced to Emma’s husband Robert, who happens to be Jerry’s best friend. Although the play opens with a quiet, uncomfortable moment, once the story begins to develop the actors hit their stride. Cobb is dismally funny as Robert and together with Spillman evokes both the turmoil and the romance of betrayal. KDT’s black box is the perfect venue for the production of “Betrayal” because the proximity of the audience to the actors really allows the details of the play to remain private. Each element of this piece of theater demonstrated the expertise of KDT as a company. Even the set, designed by Bryan Wofford with Cindy Ernst and Alex Lorrain-Hill, was a reminder that memory plays interesting tricks on

the mind. Using blue as the primary color and a whirlwind of textiles and objects, it manages to be both simple and overwhelming. This is the first show in the anniversary season of KDT, which was founded by SMU alumni 20 years ago. This production is proof of the talent that SMU theater breeds, as Spillman, Hartman and Cobb number among the many alumni working on this play. The play runs through October 9 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Uptown.

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Cameron Cobb, Leah Spillman and Max Hartman have a drink in a scene from ‘Betrayal.’ Nobel-Prize winning playwright, Harold Pinter first premiered the play in1978.


Meadows Wind Ensemble jams in Opening Concert By CHRIS CALLOWAY

Jack Delaney began teaching at Emory the same time as Dr. Ransom and asked his friend to play with the

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The Meadows Wind Ensemble showcased an array of musical talents Friday evening for their “Switch Hitting with the MWE!” concert. Meadows alumnus and clarinetist Jonathan Jones, wearing a red bow tie, a ruffled tux shirt and red and white scarf, entertained the audience with his bravura and swinging playing. Joining Jones as a soloist for the first piece on the program “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs” by Leonard Bernstein was Dr. Samuel Holland, pianist and director for the Division of Music at the Meadows School of the Arts. Following Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, Simon Sargon’s Rap Sessions provided another composition by a traditionally classical composer writing for the jazz idiom. Internationally renowned pianist Dr. William Ransom showcased his skills on the piano for George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

“I set out to pen a brief rag for a standard Dixieland combo of clarinet, trumpet and trombone with a rhythm section of tuba, piano and drums.” - Ben Easley Meadows Wind Ensemble. The next to last work on the program was a short but exhilarating and toe-tapping composition by second year master’s in conducting student Ben Easley called Jack’s Rag. “My conducting mentor [Delaney] expressed his musical desire to programmatically precede the Stravinsky “Ragtime” with a brief, more traditional setting of the style,” Easley said. “Following a rather late night of score study and rapid absorption of Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb and Jelly

Roll Morton recordings, I set out to pen a brief rag for a standard Dixieland combo of clarinet, trumpet and trombone with a rhythm section of tuba, piano and drums.” Alas, Stravinsky’s Ragtime was cut from Friday’s program due to Dallas Symphony Orchestra percussionist Ronald Snider being unable to rehearse as the soloist on the cimbalom with the Meadows Wind Ensemble because of the heavy rains last week. Finally, Ben Easley conducted the Meadows Wind Ensemble through “Blue Shades” by Frank Ticheli, Meadows alumnus and internationally known composer for band and symphonic literature. Overall, Friday’s concert gave a swinging selection of jazzy works and also showcased the incredible musical talents that have come from Meadows School of the Arts both past and present.

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BABYSITTER WANTED 3 days a week, afternoons for 3rd and 5th graders. Lakewood area. Drive to activities or help with homework. $13/hr. Email NANNY WANTED: FOR 9 year old boy. 3 - 6 p.m., M-F, Lakewood neighborhood. Need car. Start August 18 if possible. Rate negotiable Call LuAnn 214-864-2195. NEED READING TUTOR for a 3yo boy around 4:30-5:30pm (flexible) daily. $13/ hr. 5 min drive from campus. Please contact Jessie PART-TIME NANNY NEEDED for 2 boys after school. Ages 5 and 8. Call Robbin 214-718-2966. Need to fill asap! PART-TIME NANNY NEEDED for 5 and 3 year old girls. 10 to 15 hours weekly. E-mail resume:

Chemistry, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, English, SMU Alumna Graduate degree. Tutor All Levels, college, high school. Piaras (Pierce) McGonagle Individual or group settings. (214) 789-0425. MATH, STATISTICS TUTOR for MBA, college, high school students. Highland Park, Austin College, SMU alumna; M.S. Math; 20 years Texas Instruments; 2 years college math instructor; 11 years professional tutor. Sheila Walker 214-417-7677.

ACROSS Green gem Runs easily Ruler marking High spot Baton-passing event 16 Delhi dress 17 Consequences of a minor accident, perhaps 20 Less than 90 degrees, anglewise 21 Baseball card data 22 “The Greatest Show on Earth” promoters 27 Totally dreadful 28 Place for cookies 29 Like EEE shoes 30 Skin: Suff. 31 Air gun ammo 34 ’50s political monogram 35 Before long 38 Span of history 39 “So’s __ old man!” 40 “¿Cómo __ usted?” 41 Horse’s stride 42 Adjust to the desired wake-up time, as an alarm 43 Gently slips past 46 Product improvement slogan 51 Be __ model: exemplify grace in success 52 Hideous sorts 53 Cozy inn whose abbreviation is a hint to this puzzle’s theme 59 Grandson of Adam 60 Celtic priest of old 61 Basis of an invention 62 Tennis do-overs 63 1,000 kilograms 64 Word with ghost or boom

ENGLISH TUTOR NEEDED for instruction on proper written communication skills. One on one. Please contact Etta at 214-965-1033. HOMEWORK COACH NEEDED for two boys ages 9 and 13. Job requires after school hours M-Th. Please email Job location Hillcrest and Lovers Lane area. Responsibilities include helping 3rd and 7th graders with homework and school projects.

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NEED READING TUTOR for a 3yo boy around 4:30-5:30pm (flexible) daily. $13/hr. 5 min drive from campus. Please contact Jessie qzhou@smu. edu.



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2 “The Simpsons” storekeeper 3 FDR or JFK, politically 4 Wide-open space 5 Emotional shock 6 Hertz auto, e.g. 7 Of days gone by 8 Bar bill 9 Damascus’ land: Abbr. 10 “Lord, __?”: Last Supper question 11 __ decongestant 12 Greek island where Minos ruled 13 __ fit: tantrum 18 Pond gunk 19 G.I.’s group 22 Off-color 23 Tolerate 24 Winona of “Edward Scissorhands” 25 Spun CDs at a party 26 Caustic remark 30 Crime lab evidence, briefly 31 Beauty’s beloved 32 Payola, e.g.

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33 Mythical mangoat 35 Get noticed 36 River of Flanders 37 Lead-in to girl or boy 41 Tones one’s body 43 Enter stealthily 44 Use emery on 45 Hide’s partner 46 Genesis tower locale 47 Dancer Castle

48 No-show in a Beckett play 49 Half-full or halfempty item 50 Smudge-proof, like mascara 54 Banned bug spray 55 Certain sib 56 Commotion 57 Use a Singer 58 Beachgoer’s shade

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bringing in enough people. PC is working with the athletic department to put on the concerts. The first one took place Saturday. The next one is scheduled for Homecoming. The Student Senate Finance Committee determines how much money each organization gets each year. Senate receives a percentage of student fees, with approximately $800,000 of that amount funding annual budgets. Senate gives out another $40,000-$60,000 throughout the school year on a weekly basis to supplement organizations’ budgets or fund individual projects. Senate Finance Chair Janet Leung said the finance committee determines an organization’s budget based on their spending for the previous year. The Committee also looks at their cornerstone events, or the main events an organization puts on. “For example, usually [Asian-American Leadership and Education Conference] is first because they’re the first one in the alphabet,” Leung said. “We fund the majority of their conference because that’s the main event they do. And we fund based on how much they spent last year—like how much is remaining in their account at that point.” Any money not used by an organization during the year goes back to Student Senate in June. “We also fund based on what we saw this year, like how people say it turned out, because generally there will be people that [went to the event],” Leung said. “And if they came through Senate, if they came and requested extra money, if they actually used that, and how much they have in their checking account. Obviously, if you’re wealthy in your checking account, then you probably don’t need an extra $5,000 if you have $50,000 already.”

The Student Affairs and Multicultural Students’ Association received $72,634 from Student Senate for the year. The majority of the money is used to pay the salary and benefits of the students’ association accountant. SAMSA also funds two stipends—for a webmaster and Finance Chair. The remaining money funds office supplies, including lamination paper and printer cartridges, and van cleaning, maintenance, insurance, registration and inspection. Intramurals is the third-highest initially funded organization with $55,009.99 in their budget this year, followed in fourth place by Student Foundation with $50,000. Student Foundation uses the majority of the money in its budget to fund Homecoming, Family Weekend, Mane Event and Celebration of Lights. The Student Senate communications committee has a budget of $45,000 for the 2010-11 school year. The majority of its budget is used to buy weekly advertising space in The Daily Campus. Senate lets other student organizations use this space to advertise for their events, since many of them cannot afford to buy space themselves. Leung said the finance committee waits to decide on some larger budgets until the very end. “We come back and some of them we won’t address right away because we’re just unsure depending on how much total money you have,” Leung said. “Like PC concerts, for example, we’re not going to just give them $120,000 if other organizations need it.”


Cost of home-made cup of joe rises By TAYLOR ADAMS News Editor

Coffee prices are on the rise, according to Since June, coffee futures have risen 44 percent. Companies like Dunkin’ Donuts, Green Mountain and Maxwell House are passing on these costs.

The rise is due to poor weather in South America, making Brazil discuss the possibility of hoarding their stocks. U.S. stockpiles are currently at 10-year lows. As the problems with coffee continue, coffee drinkers may be paying more for a morning jolt. Bagged coffee from Folgers, and Dunkin’ Donuts are already at a 10 percent price increase.

In an announcement by these companies’ parent company, the price jump is due to “sustained increases in green coffee costs.” While buyers may pay more for their bags to brew at home, dropping by their neighborhood coffee shops may be the normal bill, as each shops individually make pricing decisions.

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that in the most recent emailed survey, three fourths of of unusual in that over the years we didn’t build more the students who responded said that they would prefer housing.” mandatory student housing. In a recent press release, SMU Provost Paul Ludden Turner said: “Its sort of like food service. We get agreed with Turner. “No private university in the U.S. feedback all the time about what food student want and News & World Report Top 50 lacks the capacity to how they want it structured. And I think that’s why people house all second-year students on campus, and no private are happy with the food service here. So we want the same university in that group has less than a 90 percent retention kind of impact for the housing.” rate of first-year students, or less than an 80 percent sixyear graduation rate.” As of last year, SMU’s first-year retention rate was 88 percent, and its six-year graduation rate was 77 percent. Turner believes that both of these will be increased if sophomore housing goes as planned. Once the new residential halls are built, all halls on campus will take on a new feel – they will become “residential commons.” All dorms on campus, even already existing dorms, will begin to house one faculty member per building. The residential commons model “enriches the living and learning environment by emphasizing academic and social balance,” SMU Provost Paul Ludden said. “This intellectual and social community will be appealing to the high-achieving students we seek in greater numbers. The presence of faculty in Residential Commons will create greater opportunities for sharing ideas, informal interactions and mentoring.” A few SMU residential halls already follow this model, including the Hilltop Scholars dorm as well as VirginiaSnider.Turner said that SMU has been consulting other schools with similar programs in order to assess optimal strategies for implementing the programs. ““There are a lot of schools that have residential commons so rather than trying to reinvent the wheel we will try and talk to them and figure out what works,” Turner said. Thus far, Provost Ludden and Vice President for Student Affairs Lori S. White have visited schools such as the University of Pennsylvania, Washington University, Rice and Vanderbilt in order to assess the success of their programs, said Turner. And while the new dorms will create a drastic change in SMU’s lifestyle, Turner says that it will have little affect on Greek life. Fraternity members will still be able to move into Greek houses during their sophomore year, as this will count as fulfilling the requirements for living on campus. “We are going to work up some guidelines about how that could occur because we think it would be better if only juniors and seniors were in frat houses like it is with sororities,” said Turner. “Our sense is if we can make the residential commons what it ought to be, many will choose to stay there instead of going to the frat Map courtesy of SMU News and Communications houses.” Turner says that the Board of Trustees will be seeking Projected view of what campus will look like, constant student feedback during this process. He said post-construction of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.