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NYPD arrests protestors NYPD officers arrested twenty-eight protestors in Wall Street on Wednesday after they allegedly assaulted a police officer. The police resorted to pepper spray and clubs, and used both weapons on a Fox 5 reporter. Thursday marked the 20th day of the Wall Street protests. GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, responded negatively to the protestors’ demands. “Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks,” he told The Wall Street Journal. “If you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!”

Cupertino killer killed Police shot and killed a 47-year-old man after he murdered three co-workers and injured seven others on Wednesday in Cupertino, Calif. The man pulled out a Glock during a meeting at the cement plant where he worked, and fired on to the group. Police found him at his house in Sunnyvale Thursday morning. Some roads in the neighborhood had been shut down, and local schools went into lockdown Wednesday.

Economy “not a joke” President Obama urged the Congress again to pass his $450 billion jobs plan, which is a mix of tax cuts and infrastructure spending. “This is not a game...our economy really needs a jolt right now,” Obama said at his press conference. He endorsed Senate Democrats’ plan that would put a 5 percent surtax on millionaires to fun it. Obama defended his new methods, explaining that he has tried to work with Republicans, but now he has to take his case “to the American people so they know what’s going on.”

The Lion King remains success Following the extreme success of “The Lion King 3D,” Disney will re-realease four more films in 3D, starting with “Beauty and the Beast” on Jan. 13. “Finding Nemo” is scheduled for Sept. 14, 2012; “Monster Inc.” on Jan. 8, 2013; and “The Little Mermaid” on Sept. 13, 2013. “The Lion King 3D” has grossed more than $80 million.

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Protesters ‘Occupy Dallas’ Apple’s Steve Jobs passes away

By ASHLEY WITHERS Editor in Chief

Chants of “We are the 99” filled North Pearl Street Thursday as the Occupy Wall Street movement hit the streets of Dallas. Hundreds of protesters turned out to march from Pike Park to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas calling for change in the United States government. Several signs from the Occupy Together campaign read, “You have the right to be silent and let money speak for you, or you can demand it.” The movement began in New York City and has spread to over 500 cities in the past three weeks. “I believe that we are just building strength in numbers right now,” Dallas resident Justin Howell said. “Once we have that, then we can have action.” Howell also explained that what the Occupy Together movement needs is organization, a clear message and most importantly, to have fun. “People don’t want to listen to an angry mob shouting,” Howell said. “They want to see people having fun and exercising their First Amendment right to talk about what they want.” The Occupy Dallas protest brought out a diverse crowd. People of all ages and from all walks of life carried signs and banded together. “It’s a true groundswell,” Richardson resident Jeff Shafer said. Shafer recently graduated with a computer science degree, but has been unable to find a job in his field. He currently works as a deliveryman for Jimmy John’s. “People feel lied to and misled,” Shafer said. “We’ve tried to work

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An Occupy Dallas protester joins in on the protest against “corporate greed.”

within the system, but we just end up in debt.” “I’m out here because the economy is collapsing and I need to do something about it,” Alex Ogle, a TCU student, said. Both sides of the political spectrum were in attendance as well. Followers of the Tea Party movement, Ron Paul supporters and the Dallas Young Democrats all had strong showings. “Our government is lobbyist and big money run,” Gale McCray, a longtime Fort Worth resident, said. “It doesn’t matter which political party you pick, we all get it in the end. Either party, we know we’re bought.” McCray was wearing a special shirt as part of his protest. It asked congressmen to wear their sponsors on their clothing like NASCAR drivers. But even as one of the most zealous protesters, Howell does

recognize that Occupy Dallas itself will not make a direct change. “Once we have the organization and the message, we need people to follow through,” Howell said. “Get involved, write your senators, congressman, mayor, whoever. We voted for them and we need to let them know that they work for us. It’s our community, not theirs.” One of the biggest criticisms of the Occupy Together movement is that there is no clear message or agenda from the collective group. But participants believe this is a good start. “Unless there is follow through, this will just be a flash in the pan,” Howell said. “I feel like this is our last best chance to be heard,” Shafer said. “I don’t agree with all of the rhetoric, but this kind of backlash is necessary for the country to be saved.”

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Steve Jobs displays the iPod mini in 2006. Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and marketed gadgets that transformed everyday technology, died Wednesday. He was 56.


Former CEO of Apple and innovation legend, Steve Jobs, passed away Wednesday at the age of 56. Jobs resigned from his position of CEO in late August due to his long-term battle with cancer. Early in 2009, Jobs underwent a liver transplant for his health problems. It wasn’t until January 2011 that he noticeably started to show weakness in his health, which led Jobs to appoint Apple’s newest CEO, Tim Cook. In disclosing the event of his death, Apple made a statement about their previous leader. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich

and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve,” the Company said. Over his 11-year tenure at Apple, Jobs has introduced countless products that have revolutionized the 21st century, some of which include the personal computer, iPod, iPhone, and most recently the iPad. Jobs death comes only a day after the announcement of the iPhone 4S, the first product since Jobs stepped down as CEO. Jobs had a knack for creating for adults what some may consider similar only to what Walt Disney was able to create for children. Magic. He was able to introduce the new and bring to life the unthinkable. The cause of Jobs’ death has not been disclosed.


Budget possible on fall break despite destination By MARK AGNEW Contributing Writer

Now that we’ve been in school for over a month, it’s time for a break. The first round of exams have come and gone. You’ve earned it — take a little R & R. Whether you are headed to the airport or back to your apartment for this long weekend, make it worthwhile. You don’t have to break the bank to recharge over fall break. If you’re leaving town, make arrangements with different friends to take you to and from the airport.

Per onal Finan e DFW airport is a trek from campus, so be respectful and divvy it up. Ask one friend to take you and another to pick you up. Always offer to pay for gas. If you’re the friend driving, politely decline. After all, you know your friend would do the same for you. This can save you parking,

cab fare or gas money depending on your usual transportation. If you’re flying out of Love Field, finding a ride shouldn’t be a problem. Travel light by only taking what you need. You can re-wear jeans and shoes if you plan accordingly. By carrying on your luggage, you can save on baggage fees. With all of the TSA rules, especially on liquids, it can be tempting to just throw everything in a large bag and check it. Don’t. Invest in some reusable travelsize toiletry bottles. Transfer what

you need and seal it in a plastic bag. You’ll save around $25 in bag fees and won’t have to worry about the airline losing your luggage. Be sure to take cash to restrict yourself to a budget. People make better financial decisions when they see cash physically leave their wallet. Credit cards can be dangerous, but always have them on hand in case of an emergency. You never know when you’ll need cab home at 2 a.m. or have to pay for an extra night in a hotel. To save on meals, stop by a local grocery store and pick up some

bagels or cereal bars for breakfast. This instantly saves you one third of what you would spend going out for breakfast. But don’t neglect Sunday brunch; it’s fall break after all. If you’re staying in town, take some time to regroup. Chill by the pool or go for a run. It’s finally time to really enjoy Texas weather. It will be winter before we know it. Have friends over for a potluck dinner party and catch up on all your favorite TV shows. Whatever you do, don’t do homework.


iPhone 4S disappoints customers, Jobs never did By ALISSA FITZPATRICK Contributing Writer

When I found out Santa was actually a 5-foot-3-inch blonde, I was upset, maybe even a little disappointed. Granted, I was in the seventh grade, so it was about time I knew, but still, Christmas just wasn’t the same. Each year I marked my calendar and waited for Dec. 25, anticipating the amazing surprises that were in store. From the time the elves stopped making my toys, the magic of Christmas diminished. Over the last few weeks, the excitement and delight that I used to feel on Christmas Eve was back. I had a new day to mark on my calendar: Oct. 4, the day the iPhone 5 would be revealed. When Verizon Wireless acquired the iPhone in March, I decided to forgo the trendy device. I wanted the newest version, not some old, outdated iPhone 4. I would wait. Since March, I’ve had two Blackberries stolen, and when I say stolen, I mean I left them on a table for someone else to take. As a result, I have been using my sister’s old phone, which conveniently has no

ringer or Internet access and a broken zero button. I am a journalist without technological access to the outside world, and I am going crazy. All of that was going to change on Oct. 4, or at least it was supposed to. Since Apple released the invitation to their event titled “Let’s Talk iPhone,” I have been excited, giddy and preparing for my new toy. In anticipation, I called the Verizon Wireless store on Northwest Highway more times that I would like to admit. Each time I asked to be put on the waitlist for the iPhone 5, and the man on the other end asked, “Who says there will be an iPhone 5?” I repeatedly told the man, “I know it’s coming,” before I got frustrated and hung up the phone. As much as it pains me to admit this, on Tuesday I found out that Verizon was right; there is no iPhone 5. We’ve all been scammed, tricked, misled and deceived. For months the blogosphere has gone crazy, predicting what Steve Jobs and Co. could possibly come up with to enhance the brilliant device. Would it have a bigger screen, slimmer body, aluminum case? The

answer to these questions is no. While Tim Cook, Apple’s new CEO, tried to excite the crowd, those at the event in Cupertino, Calif., were tweeting that this couldn’t possibly be the big news that Apple had hyped. Unfortunately, it was. The iPhone 4S is a mediocre upgrade at best, with noticeable changes being an 8-megapixel camera, video camera that shoots 1080p high-definition video and a talking personal assistant called Siri. Clearly, I am not the only one feeling underwhelmed by the latest iPhone. Cook’s dull presentation left many pleading for the return of Steve Jobs, who could always be counted on to bring excitement, energy and substance to the Apple events. Apple disciples looked up to Jobs, worshipping him as their leader, icon and the ultimate innovator. Like many devotees, I felt the event just wasn’t the same. I missed Jobs, who each year stayed as loyal to his followers as he did his clothing. Since 1998, Jobs has taken the stage at Apple events sporting his Levi 501 jeans, New Balance sneakers and black St. Croix turtleneck, while delivering exhilarating messages and

revolutionary ideas to the throngs of fans and supporters. He has remained a constant to Apple and their fans, and his commitment to creativity, imagination and Apple supporters is truly missed. I was writing this piece when I heard that Steve Jobs died. I couldn’t help but look down at the Apple computer I was typing on and think of all the ways that Jobs inspired and encouraged students, inventors and educators who recognized his passion and dedication to technology and innovation. Jobs was a pioneer and creative genius at the forefront of change and technology. He demanded more from people, computers, software and technology, while maintaining an extraordinary vision, which few could fathom. An idea, which started from his parents’ garage, transformed into a billion dollar company and is currently the largest, publicly traded company in the world. Jobs created a fan base of devoted followers who love the legends, ideas and beliefs that we can always do better, create better and invent technologies that “can make life easier,” allowing us to “touch people

we might not otherwise.” Although I may be frustrated with the release of the iPhone 4S and disappointed that technology did not keep up with my hunger for innovation, I can’t help but wonder where the world and technology would be without Steve Jobs. Jobs has created a global thirst for learning, knowledge, creativity and technology. As a result, we refuse to stay satisfied and demand newer, better and brighter designs. Jobs showed us what it’s like to invent, learn and inspire, while changing the world one computer, smartphone and tablet at a time. As we reflect upon the life of Steve Jobs, a 2005 commencement speech that Jobs gave at Stanford University suddenly has greater poignancy and meaning. “No one wants to die,” Jobs said. “Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you.”



• Friday, October 7, 2011


The Daily Campus

Mirror, Mirror, What’s my Curve ID? Levi’s event works to find perfect fit



SMU students sit to get their hair and make-up styled by professionals after being fitted for their Curve ID.


Peggy Pruitt and Janice Kim pose for a photo after being styled and fitted into pairs of Levi’s.

Campus Events FRIDAY

October 7 Rock Climbing Day Trip; deadline to register for trip to Mineral Wells State Park at 4 p.m. with Albert Mituga. Conscious Capitalism: lecture by Dr. Rajendra Sisodia from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, Cullum Lecture Room 106.

Fit specialists, hairstylists, makeup artists and a DJ brought a touch of glamour on campus Wednesday at the Levi’s promotional event. The blue jean company used the “Mirror Mirror … What’s my Curve ID?” strategy to get the word out about their unique sizing for women. “It’s not about the size,” Sarah An, senior brand marketing manager of Levi’s, said. “It’s about the shape of your body, and that’s what we’re trying to promote.” A year and a half ago, Levi’s announced their new fit formula called Curve ID. The brand now offers a slight curve, demi curve, bold curve and supreme curve in women’s jeans in sizes 24-34. To raise awareness about their many size options, Levi’s marketing team created a national tour, setting up a large white tent at universities across the nation. Bumping music attracted students to the tent, where they could sign up to be fitted by the specialists, receive their individual Curve ID size and even get their hair and makeup done. Once they finished making

their way around the tent, participants could log on to the website to purchase their jeans at 30 percent off. The company says their jeans will solve common problems like a too-tight waist, gaping in the back, bagging around the thighs and, for people like freshman Janice Kim, pant length. “I have really short legs, and this pair actually fit me,” she said. “I have a really hard time finding jeans that are short enough.” Not everyone was so lucky. Sophomore Mi-Sun Bae said her jeans didn’t fit the way she expected. “Maybe my body is just weird; I don’t know,” she said. “I just want to vote to get the grant!” Bae is referring to the competition Levi’s set up in accordance with the Mirror Mirror event. In the spirit of rivalry, they pitted SMU against Texas A&M this week for a $10,000 grant. The university with the most Curve ID “fits” gets the grant in the category of their choosing: academics, athletics or arts. Bae, who is a music therapy major, said her vote would be for the arts. Levi’s will announce the winner on their Facebook page at the end of the month.

Police Reports SATURDAY October 8

Pollock Galleryin Hughes-Triggs; photography exhibit by Simen Johan called “Until the Kingdom Comes” will finish at 5 p.m.

October 4

October 5

10:59 a.m. Graffiti: McFarlin Auditorium/6405 Boaz Lane. A staff member reported some unknown person marked graffiti in the men’s restroom. Open.

12:41 p.m. Criminal Mischief: McElvaney Hall/6000 Bishop Blvd. Some unknown person damaged ceiling tiles in the hallway of the third floor. Open.

3:02 p.m.. Theft: Dedman Center 2:13 p.m. Theft: Junkins Bldg./6251 Airline Rd. A student for Lifetime Sports/6000 Airline Rd. A student reported theft of his reported theft of his sunglasses. bicycle. The theft occurred sometime between 2:05 - 2:45 p.m.. Open.


Keelin Granahn checks out the custom Levi’s jeans for her shape.

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The Daily Campus

Friday, October 7, 2011 •




Dallas plays host to the Red River Rivalry this weekend as throngs of fans flock to the Cotton Bowl to watch one of college’s oldest (and fiercest) rivalries. Even if you weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket to the game, Dallas still has a ton of options for football fans to kick back and watch the Longhorns and Sooners face off once again. W h e r e

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Urban Taco Mckinney Ave.

Granada Theater Greenville Ave.

Urban Taco will be serving up a special brunch menu from 9:30 a.m. to noon with bottomless margaritas and mimosas and a breakfast taco bar. There will be several large screens displaying the game, with stadium style seating outside and even an outdoor bar. They will transform their parking lot into a mock “state fair” with face painting, snow cones and even a dunk tank. Proceeds go to Young Texans Against Cancer and First Descents.

Doors open at 10 a.m. for a watching party featuring large HD projectors. It’ll be like you’re at the game, minus the sunburns, lines and rowdy fans. If you aren’t already convinced to show up for the ultra watching experience, you can also order food and beverages from their full bar, and smack-talk to your hearts content from the comfort of your indoor chair. Tickets go for $21.65 and can be purchased online at

Blackfriar pub Mckinney Ave. A perfect day to spend on a nice big patio, Blackfriar Pub will play the game on two large screens and one projector screen. A hip area filled with young professionals and hip 20-somethings, they will open shop early at 10 a.m.and will be open til 10 p.m. Their full bar will be available all day, as well as their full menu. And once you’re done drinking and watching the game, go sleep off your long day and head back in the morning for their Sunday brunch. They will be serving several drink specials if you’re up to it, including bloody marys and sangrias.

“The mat”

Mckinney Ave. If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket, the McKinney Ave Tavern will provide rides to the game via their “MAT-mobile.” If not, head to McKinney Avenue and enjoy watching the game on one of their screens and order drinks from their full bar. DJ Spinderella will be spinning tunes all day, and if you feel like splurging, you can spend $1,000 for a VIP table for 10 with bottle service, free appetizers for 10 and four buckets of ice cold beer. Or, you can pop in to watch for a while and have a beer, or you could act fast and reserve a table before it’s too late.

New thrift store does good By KATELYN HALL Contributing Writer

Students are always looking for cheap ways to add designer décor to their dorm rooms. This month, students can do that and fight homelessness in the process by shopping at Thrift Studio. Thrift Studio is Dwell with Dignity’s pop-up shop offering designer home furnishing and decorations at low prices. Dwell with Dignity is a Dallas nonprofit that creates comfortable home interiors for families facing poverty and homelessness, providing them with furnishings, art, kitchen supplies and food. For the charity, changing a person’s surroundings means changing their outlook on life. The group relies on donations to design these interiors, but some donated items simply are not useful in their projects. And in order to help the homeless, volunteer-operated Dwell with Dignity needs to raise money. So, the company created the Thrift Studio.


Thrift Studio’s store is located in Dallas Design District.

Thrift Studio is a bi-annual pop-up shop and only exists for a short period. It sells the overstock of donated items such as gently used furniture, housewares and accessories, all at prices that are considered steals by Thrift Studio’s satisfied shoppers. Located just 10 minutes southwest of campus in Dallas’ design district, Thrift Studio offers an eclectic mix of the high-

end and the high-brow, offering unique finds for as low as $1. So far, Thrift Studio has seen overwhelming success, General Manager Jody Hall said of the pop-up shop that debuted last weekend. “Merchandise [has been] just flying out of the doors,” Hall said. In just one weekend, they sold half the store. But not to worry— the store receives a new shipment of chic goods almost daily. Items for sell include vintage seating, eccentric coffee mugs, colorful pillows and bedding, wall décor and even a book or two. SMU freshman and life-long “thrifter” Bailey Crane calls the Thrift Studio “a win-win.” “Thrift purchases give our white, empty, impersonal dorm rooms life and make them fun,” she said. And with Thrift Studio, “not only can you find interesting things, but you’re helping people, too.” Thrift Studio showcases its products in five windowfront vignettes, each designed by prominent local interior

designers. In these spaces, designers used donations from the Dwell with Dignity warehouse to create entire looks that could be implemented in anyone’s home or dorm. Featured designer Abbe Fenimore decided to participate with Dwell with Dignity because she wanted to be involved in the community by using design. “When you see what you’ve done for someone to change their life, it really puts a new perspective on life,” Fenimore said. She believes in the organization’s idea that your surroundings change your outlook. “Your environment and your space really do change your mood, your attitude and the way you feel,” she said. The Thrift Studio is located at 1616 Hi Line Drive in Dallas from now until the end of October. For more information about Dwell with Dignity, go to DwellWithDignity.Org. To donate items or get involved email thriftstudio@



• Friday, October 7, 2011

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Embracing life in the face of death As I was thinking about what I would write, I realized that this has been a very emotional week for SMU. As a community, we have been forced to face the reality of death. Yet, we have also celebrated meaningful moments in life. The juxtaposition of the overwhelming excitement, pride and joy that we felt as we stormed the field after our victory at TCU versus the heavy and profound sadness at hearing the tragic news of losing a beautiful young SMU woman, Ally Adriana Martinez Owens, seems like the difference between night and day—or perhaps life and death. And yesterday, the news of Steve Jobs’ death shocked the world. But, as always, he perceived what we would need before even we did. Jobs left the world sound advice, which has never resonated so deeply. He said, “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” I can’t help but be certain that Jobs is right (not the first time that phrase has been uttered, I’m sure). In high school, a brilliant teacher once told me that at the most basic level, things can only be defined in terms of what they are like or what they are not. In this case, perhaps life is defined by the existence of death. While the question of what comes after life is ever debated and ever questioned, the reality of human death cannot be argued. Therefore, life cannot be conceptualized without considering death. Per Jobs’ comments, it would seem that death puts life into perspective. Instead of being a paralyzing and depressing reality, death reminds us to live each day daringly, vivaciously and creatively. But most importantly, it prioritizes that which is truly important. In the quotidian activities that never fail to fill (and often overflow) a schedule, are we really doing what is most important to us? Are the most significant relationships and goals really taking precedence in the daily allocation of our precious time? To reconsider this periodically seems a worthwhile endeavor, perhaps even a duty. Hopefully, like Jobs, this contemplation will result in the courage “to make the big choices in life.” Pondering this, I ran across a response to Jobs’ death. Scott Robbins, a 34-year-old barber from San Francisco said, “To some people, this is like Elvis Presley or John Lennon. It’s a change in our times. It’s the end of an era. It’s like the end of the innovators.” Well, no offense to Mr. Robinson, but I disagree. Much like the release of a new product by Apple, this is not the end. After each unveiling, Apple continues to improve the product, to adequate it to an eager market. So too now Jobs’ legacy is the reminder that for every error, there is the opportunity for betterment, that with audacity and individuality, the opportunity for innovation. It is simply a matter of courageously making the life choice. This lesson may be the best way to cope with the absurdity of the intertwined nature of life and death. To ignore either impedes our ability to understand and respond to the other. So instead, I am choosing to embrace life—the big decisions and the tough moments along with the exciting accomplishment and the simple joys. I think Ally and Steve, two extraordinary role models who lived life to the fullest, would be pleased. contributor

Adriana Martinez is a senior majoring in political science, history, public policy, and French. She can be reached for comment at adrianam@smu. edu

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I’ve become attuned to noticing irony in everyday life, and there’s one example of it from the past week that’s so salient Brandon Bub I can’t help but comment on it. This marks the week that the Nobel Committee has been awarding its prizes for such categories as literature, peace, physics and chemistry. However, one of the earliest announcements involved the recipients of the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday. This year, the prize was split between American scientist Bruce Beutler, French scientist Jules Hoffman and Canadian-

born scientist Ralph Steinman. The work of all three scientists has greatly improved the medical community’s ability to understand the human immune system and fight cancer, and Steinman’s own research helped contribute to the launch last year of the first approved vaccine to kill tumors. The award was announced on Monday; unfortunately, Dr. Steinman passed away a short three days before then. He had been battling pancreatic cancer for four years, and the very research he was doing helped develop a new form of cancer therapy that might have helped him prolong his life and continue working with his colleagues to fight cancer. That Steinman was killed by the very disease he had set out

to eradicate is grimly ironic, yet nonetheless inspiring to the rest of us. The work of all three of these Nobel laureates will undoubtedly help save lives in the future, and though this can’t erase the tragedy surrounding Steinman’s death, it can at least help us rest assured that his work will transcend his corporeal exit from this world. Moreover, I can’t help but notice the coincidence that both Steinman and Steve Jobs suffered from the same form of cancer. I am wary of lionizing people like Steve Jobs; he merits a great deal of respect and his example is one that innovators across the globe ought to strive to emulate, but I’m not exactly amenable to headlines calling him “our generation’s Thomas Edison.” Rather than describe people

like Jobs and Steinman as what we’d like them to be, I think it’s fairer to both of them to analyze their work and lives as they truly were. They were not gods nor were they supermen. Putting them on pedestals and looking up to them can be nice, but it’s important to remember that they were ordinary human beings who accomplished extraordinary things. And their resolve is not something out of our reach too; while not every person can have the impact they did, their drive is something we can and should make a stronger part of our own lives. Brandon Bub is a sophomore majoring in English and edits The Daily Campus opinion column. He can be reached for comment at

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This past Sunday afternoon, as my boyfriend and I were driving away from the Kroger on Mockingbird Katrina Leshan and Greenville, I was feeling pretty good about life. I had just made a very budget-conscious trip to the grocery store and I was going to go home and make a meal. With the windows rolled down and the beautiful sunlight drifting into the car, everything seemed to be in the right place. It was then that I was taken aback by something very, very out of place. There, on the corner of Mockingbird and Greenville, were protesters holding extremely graphic images of the aborted babies. Next to those photos were images of beautiful, healthy babies with frowns on their faces. I immediately covered my face and said, “What?! Why?! ...WHAT?!” I couldn’t believe what I had just seen. Unfortunately, we had a red light and couldn’t get away from the images. The protesters and their horrible signs were just three feet away from me. One guy was even holding a flipcam in his left hand and an awful poster in the other. I would have given him a piece of my mind if I had been able to think of anything to say that could have come out politely and in an educated manner, but I was too outraged. Why are people displaying horrific images in an extremely busy intersection to people who

are not involved in their debate? I cannot find it within myself to be OK with the fact that children of any age could be sitting in the backseat of their family vehicle and subsequently be exposed to the images that were shown on the corner that day. I’ve been wondering: Do the protestors really think they are going to change people’s minds about abortion by shoving gutwrenching photos of aborted fetuses/aborted babies (please choose whichever term offends you less) down their throats? Do these people feel good about what they are doing because they think it will impact the community in a positive manner? The answer, simply put, is yes. Yes, they do. After doing some research, I was able to find the group that did the protest last weekend: Pro-Life Texas. Their website is set up like a blog, with journal entries about various activities, information on “prolife” groups and various videos and imagery that either mock Planned Parenthood or aim to scare people into believing that there will be religious repercussions to abortion. Via, I learned that the obscenity I witnessed last Sunday was part of the Face the Truth Dallas Tour, wherein Pro-Life Texas aims to “[expose] the truth about what abortion is and what it does to the unborn child in the womb.” One blog entry features a quote from Father Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life: “There is no activity in the pro-life movement more important and effective than to stand on the streets of America and expose the graphic reality of

abortion.” Part of what appears to be Pro-Life’s mission statement is to “[hold] pictures of beautiful unborn babies and huge graphic signs of aborted babies...[to] line the roads at major intersections to show Americans the truth about abortion.” Pro-Life Texas’ website claims that if one is to take part in these visually-offensive protests, he or she will “feel the power of the Holy Spirit as [he/she] stand(s) on the sidewalks of our city holding an image and praying for an end to abortion.” The website calls to action people who want to “teach truth” and “covert hearts.” I did not feel any small bit of the Holy Spirit at the intersection of Mockingbird and Greenville last Sunday. My heart was not converted. I was simply outraged and disgusted. Any type of group that is going to solicit what is essentially a bloody corpse in order to “convert hearts” is not a group that I want to be a part of. I was recently assaulted by similarly graphic images while watching a documentary called “180 Movie.” The video was created by Living Waters, a Christian company that produces the television program “The Way of the Master.” The purpose of “180 Movie” is to show how people’s minds can be changed from either supporting or not having an opinion about abortion, to opposing abortion. What the film’s website (http://180movie. com) claims is that people’s minds can be changed “in seconds!”, but unfortunately the movie is thirty-three minutes long. I had to sit through almost


15 minutes of horribly intense pictures, film clips and diary entries from the Holocaust(!) before I knew that the video was about abortion. Eventually, the man who interviews everyone in the film, Ray Comfort, ties the Holocaust and the murder of innocent people to the murder of unborn children. While this point is potent and moving, even to someone as skeptical about the film as me, I was disgusted by the approach that the filmmakers took. It is absolutely unnecessary to scare people into taking your side by burning their eyes and brains with disgusting, tragic visuals. I felt inspired to write this column because I was so hurt by what I saw last weekend. Only Texas legislators have the right to take away a woman’s choice to have an abortion or not, so forcing people who cannot vote on the issue to swallow those awful images is not going to make a difference as far as the law goes. Regardless of my opinion on abortion, which I have done my best to hide in this article, I absolutely do not support these types of protests. Too many innocent eyes were exposed last weekend to something that they should not yet have to face. These types of protests also discredit classier organizations and Christians who choose to educate, rather than intimidate, their target audience. Katrina Leshan is a junior majoring in music education and classical guitar performance. She can be reached for comment at kleshan@


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Townsend rides her way to Soccer sets out for weekend roadtrip MVP title in second season By JOSH YONIS Staff Writer

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Renick Towsend earned MVP honors with a score of 87 on the flat against Delaware State last year

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The SMU Equestrian team has started the 2011-2012 season with full force, bringing home two victories. For sophomore equestrian Renick Townsend, riding a horse is practically second nature. Townsend earned MVP honors during an exhibition match at Baylor and also during the season opener against TCU, where the Mustangs brought home a 6-4 victory. Townsend has been riding since she was only 3-years-old. “Its kind of a family business,” Townsend, who grew up on a farm in West Palm Beach, Fla., said. With riding in her blood, Townsend knew after visiting SMU only once she wanted to be a part of the school and the equestrian program. However, being apart of SMU’s equestrian program isn’t as easy as the athletes involved make it seem. When Townsend and the Mustangs aren’t at their

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This weekend will be an eventful road trip for the SMU’s men’s and women’s soccer teams. The men travel to Huntington, W. Va. to face the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday night. The women travel to Memphis, Tenn. to play the University of Memphis tonight and then go southeast to Birmingham, Ala. to play the University of AlabamaBirmingham Sunday afternoon. The men’s team is off to a 5-4 start with a 0-1 record in Conference USA. The team’s top three scorers have been senior midfielder/forward Arthur Ivo, sophomore forward Juan Castillo, and freshman midfielder Tyler Engel. Ivo leads the team with nine points. He is tied for the team lead for goals with two and leads the team with five assists. Castillo

have been junior forward Kenzie Scovill, junior midfielder Mallory Baum and senior defender Kaitlyn Eidson. Scovill leads the team with goals with four and also has an assist. Baum is tied for the team lead in assists with two and trails Scovill by one with three goals. Eidson, although more recognized for her skill on the defense, has scored twice and has one assist. The team’s primary goalkeeper, senior Courtney Webb, has played in 11 of the team’s 12 games and only allowed nine goals which gives her a .082 goals against average. Out of the team’s five recorded shutouts, Webb has played in four of them, most recently Sunday’s 1-0 win over Houston. Unlike the men, the women have dominated at home instead of on the road. The girls are 6-1 so far at Westcott Field. Coach Erwin and his squad will look to turn around their 1-4 road record this weekend.

didn’t take a second before she answered “the girls.” “It’s really special to work with top athletes that want to be Division 1 athletes and get a great education at the same time,” Schoolfield, who joined the program after being an assistant coach for our cross-town rivals TCU for two seasons, said. The Mustangs will be on the road for a three-match set beginning on Oct. 21 in Dover, Del. Dover State and New Mexico will be competing against the Ponies during their road trip. With a 2-1 start, the team’s only defeat was to Oklahoma State where the Cowgirls beat SMU 9-1. Teammate Lauren Hogan was the only Mustang to earn a point when she outscored her opponent 68-67 over fences. Even though fall is approaching, the equestrian season has only just begun. The next home match will be at BuckBranch Farm on Oct. 28 against South Carolina.

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follows close behind with seven points. Castillo also has two goals and has three assists. Engel places third with six points. Engel also has two of each. Goalkeeping has been dominated by sophomore Jaime Ibarra. Ibarra posts a 5-2 record, with two of his five wins being shutouts. Ibarra has only let by eight goals in his eight games in goal, resulting in an impressive 1.00 goals against average. One of the most important numbers for the men’s trip is their 3-0 record on the road, which Coach McClements and his squad will look to keep perfect. Also, the men will be going for their first conference win. The women’s team has started their season off 7-5 with a conference record of 3-1. The girls’ success at scoring and their strong defense has contributed to the good start. The girls have outscored opponents 16-9 in their 12 games. The squad’s leading scorers

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