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Women’s swimming and diving win AAC Championship

SMU participates in second Dallas Festival of Ideas



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SMU makes impact in 2016 Dallas Festival of Ideas CHRISTINA COX Editor-in-Chief clcox@smu.edu SMU and the Meadows School of the Arts had a unique fingerprint throughout the programming, forums and activities of the second annual Dallas Festival of Ideas Feb. 19-20. This year’s theme was the “United City” with five areas of focus for the future of Dallas: The Educated City, The Entrepreneurial City, The Healthy City, The Literary City and The Physical City. The event was staged in Fair Park and sponsored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and The Dallas Morning News. It featured speakers, programs and performances to turn ideas into action. Sam Holland, Meadows’ dean, Algur H. Meadows Chair and professor of music, chose to sponsor “The Entrepreneurial City,” which featured SMU students and professors throughout its programming. “Entrepreneurship is in our DNA at Meadows. We are fascinated by the artist as an entrepreneur,” Holland said. “Partnering with the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture on this project was a completely natural, if unexpected, step for Meadows.” Holland said that with its arts management and arts entrepreneurship departments, Meadows is trying to, “see the term ‘starving artist’ banished from the lexicon.” To accomplish this, every student in Meadows takes a firstyear course to collaborate with artists in other disciplines. They also build a professional website and social media presence and develop an elevator pitch. Students can take courses in topics like arts budgeting and management, developing an arts venture plan and more.

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The Dallas Festival of Ideas was held in Fair Park Feb. 19-20.

“Our approach to arts entrepreneurship education has put us on the leading edge nationally, which has also brought attention to us and to Dallas,” Holland said. This imbed fabric of entrepreneurship, which helps enrich the cultural landscape and entrepreneurial activity of both SMU and Dallas, is why Holland and Meadows chose to sponsor and participate in the Dallas Festival of Ideas. “Meadows had people performing, speaking, leading panel discussions, sitting on panels, and on and on from start to finish,” Holland said. Holland also noted he was happy Meadows was the sponsor of the Russell Simmons appearance because he was arguably one of the most prominent keynote speakers and possibly the most controversial. “We like that,” he said. The Entrepreneurial City The Entrepreneurial City featured the most SMU participants with a social impact panel from Meadows’ minor in social entrepreneurship, a Big iDeas student pitch contest and a 30-minute session on arts entrepreneurship games from

Jim Hart, director of the arts entrepreneurship program. The Cox School of Business also had an advice booth that mirrored Lucy’s from “The Peanuts” and charged five cents for entrepreneurial advice. The headlining panel of the city featured keynote speaker Simmons and the panel featured Trey Bowles, Meadows adjunct lecturer and co-founder of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. The speakers focused on the skills it takes to become an entrepreneur and what it means to be an entrepreneur in Dallas. There was a focus on faith, white space and finding a purpose in what one is doing. “Forget results, they don’t even make you happy,” Simmons said. “Operate from a present, abundant mindset… you have to go to work, put your head down and be faithful.” Bowles said he knew three years ago that Dallas was an entrepreneurial city, even though no one outside of DFW knew. Bowles was right. With 19,000 new companies started in Dallas alone and innovations in fashion tech, financial tech, oil and gas tech and the arts, Dallas is proving itself as an entrepreneurial city.

“We’re becoming the ‘I’ city,” he said. “We’re the idea city; we’re the impact city; we’re the innovation city.” Bowles emphasized that entrepreneurs must be courageous, persevere and have a little bit of crazy in them to succeed. They must also gain experience through learning, earning or failing. “Failure is nothing other than an education,” Bowles said. Meadows was also actively involved in the Entrepreneurial City through Hart’s awardwinning, interactive, gamebased workshop, which teaches participants how to be proactive entrepreneurs. Several students were involved as well in a student pitch contest that featured three Big iDeas: Biolum, Fiddler and Mexican Bingo. Susan Kress, director of Engaged Learning, said that she and Hart felt that showing, not telling, what Big iDeas does at SMU was the best way to show its impact. “We thought that the city would be more interested in what SMU students are actually doing,” Kress said. Kress said that in the past 20 years, the program has

identified 20 winning teams. They chose Biolum, Fiddler and Mexican Bingo because of their successful work through the program and their diverse representation of disciplines. “We had a Meadows group, a Dedman group and a Lyle group… to show what different students are doing,” she said. Kress said SMU and the Big iDeas program is unique because of its promotion of interdisciplinary entrepreneurship. She found the organization’s participation in the Festival successful. “I was just so enthused with how it went,” she said. “I think that SMU has something really special and that Engaged Learning is helping develop undergraduate entrepreneurship on campus.”

urban life.” Kate Canales, research professor and director of design and innovation programs at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering, was a panelist at the keynote. She said she was delighted to be on the panel and that so many SMU colleagues participated in the Festival throughout the day. Canales’ work within Lyle focuses on human-centered design. She said this means human behavior is a major input into design decisions and the experience with a thing. “Part of how we do that is by looking at how the current design is impacting behavior,” she said. “The methodology extends pretty far, including into the workplace.” One of the examples Canales said she gave was the design of a chair. The ergonomic factors of the chair impact one’s posture, which then affects how one feels. The arrangement of the chair in relation to others could also have an impact. “Suddenly, it isn’t really about the chair, but about the experience and the behavior,” she said. “So, that’s a simple example of how our physical environment controls us in ways that are sometime intentional and sometimes not.” Canales said this awareness of the physical environment and drive toward humancentered design could drive behaviors people want to see in the workplace.

The Physical City The Physical City focused on the future workplace of Dallas from its downtown to its suburbs. According to a report from The Dallas Morning News, the keynote panel discussed how to rethink offices’ connections to the city as well as “coworking spaces and low-rises that integrate workplaces into

Other featured SMU panelists included Clyde Valentin, director of Meadows’ Ignite/Arts Dallas program, on the Educated City; Darryl Dickson Carr, Dedman professor and chair of English, on the Literary City; and Eric Bing, professor of global health and director of SMU’s Institute for Leadership Impact, on the Healthy City.

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Hoodie Allen on Dallas, music, dreams CARLEEANN ALLEN Assoc. A&L Editor carleeanna@smu.edu Fans had been camping outside the House of Blues since 5 a.m. with only flimsy umbrellas to protect them from the drizzle. Some had driven all the way from Louisiana for their first chance to see Hoodie Allen while others could not wait to see him in concert again. Meanwhile, inside the House of Blues, music from a sound check thumped throughout the halls adorned with the signatures from past performers. Tour managers and assistants came in and out of Hoodie Allen’s

dressing room where he sat on a couch chatting with people before the show later that night. SMU Campus Weekly: Have you gotten to spend much time in Dallas before? Hoodie Allen: We’ve played here, I wanna say about five times. Usually on a show day you only get to hang out around the venue and surrounding area. I guess we haven’t explored Dallas as much as we should’ve, but we’ve been here a bunch. SMUCW: Congrats on the success of the release of “Happy Camper.” I saw that it went No. 2 on iTunes and No. 1 on the rap and independent album charts. How does it feel when you

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Hoodie Allen performing at a recent show.

see all of your hard work pay off like that? HA: It’s cool, especially because it was meant as a free album. I didn’t really have those goals or metrics on how it would do on iTunes or Billboards, so the fact that it still did pretty well is an amazing testament

to the fans who come to the tour and that I interact with online. SMUCW: I saw some of your fans outside and was talking to them, and some have been here since 5 a.m. That’s amazing, I don’t think I could get anywhere at 5 a.m.!

HA: Yeah, same here! It turns into a big day for them. There are people who have been waiting for a long time, but for whatever reason, the other days didn’t work out for them the other years. So this is really cool for them. SMUCW: You recently tweeted, “it’s okay to be selfish in the pursuit of your dreams because no one else is gonna work harder than you to make them happen.” I really like that, and I think that it is very true. What all have you had to do recently to reach your goals, or have you faced any major challenges recently that you’ve had to overcome? HA: I can’t exactly remember why I wrote

that, what inspired it in the moment, even though it was just like two days ago. In terms of what it means to me, or the challenges in general, I think a lot of that mentality comes from having done a lot of this music stuff on my own, by non-traditional means. A lot of people have a path in place, and there’s a traditional path. You do this and you get a management team, and then you get a publicist, and then you get a record label and the record label puts an album together. I’ve been more cavalier with things. The reason for that stems from the idea that I thought I was always gonna work harder for myself than anyone else.


or the seventh consecutive year, the SMU Campus Weekly asked you to tell us the best aspects of life on The Hilltop, in the Park Cities and Dallas and you responded enthusiastically! With more than 400 responses to our online survey conducted between Jan. 27–Feb. 7, we’re happy to present you the results in our seventh annual “Best of SMU & The Park Cities.”

Campus BEST PLACE TO STUDY: MY OWN RESIDENCE HALL ROOM / APARTMENT Although some people can study anywhere, being in the comforts of your college home is the best place to prepare for a difficult test. People can crawl into bed, sit at a kitchen table, or even lay on the floor while studying without judgment. It would be difficult to find a better place to study, because home is meant for people to be comfortable in. – Matt Sanders


between classes? Or maybe a place to nap? Look no further than the chairs in the Student Activities / Multicultural Student Affairs. The offices are a great spot to connect with other students, faculty and staff that meander in and out of the area. The centralized location also makes it perfect when traveling to classes or heading to the first floor of Hughes-Trigg for a meal. – Christina Cox

BEST CAMPUS BUILDING EXTERIOR: DALLAS HALL First constructed in 1915, Dallas Hall is the oldest building on campus and is the most iconic. From its well-known dome to the pillars in front of the building, it is easily


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Thursday, February 25, 2016 one of the most recognizable buildings that sit at the end of the Boulevard on SMU’s campus. Students start their SMU journey through Rotunda Passage and end their adventure passing through the same doors they moved through their first year here. SMU would not be the same without this legendary building. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST COMMONS: KATHY CROW COMMONS You know what they say about real estate: it’s all about the location. Well, the same is true for residential commons. Kathy Crow Commons is located right across from the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports and the Arnold Dining Commons. The only thing that is out of the way is classes, which provides a convenient excuses for, oh wait, people never skip class. Kathy Crow also benefits from being one of the newer commons with all its new amenities. – Breck Spencer

BEST CAMPUS OFFICE: HEGI FAMILY CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER Hegi was not voted Best Campus Office simply for the accommodating and friendly people there. Did you know there’s a science behind writing a resume? We didn’t either until meeting with a career adviser. These dedicated counselors are available when needed to not only construct a resume suited for the working world, but also to help get you into the working world. And isn’t that the point of college? – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST VIEW OF CAMPUS: STEPS OF DALLAS HALL LOOKING SOUTH TOWARD DOWNTOWN DALLAS Whether you’re running to class or meeting up with friends, Dallas Hall has many uses. It’s not just another building; it offers one of the best views on campus. From the top step, you can catch a glimpse of the iconic Dallas skyline. Facing south towards downtown, you realize how central our campus really is. We may be in the “SMU bubble,” but we’re definitely a part of the city of Dallas. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWNERS: BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT The city of Dallas has a lot to offer visitors — especially in the Bishop Arts District. The gentrification of this area creates an eclectic mix of urban and modern vibes, bringing unique art, home décor and even restaurants to this little hub. Stroll down the streets to shop in local boutiques, find a good book or buy some succulents and

other accents for your home. Bishop Arts District will not only impress visitors; it’ll make them fall in love with Dallas. – Olivia Nguyen

BEST PLACE TO MEET GUYS & GIRLS: IN CLASS It’s very convenient and easy to meet potential dates and mates in your classes. In class for a major or minor, you already know they have similar interests to you. Outside classwork and studying can bring even more contact. Getting that number just got easier under the pressure of a group project. You can also break the ice by asking about class material. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST PLACE TO PROPOSE MARRIAGE: DALLAS HALL STEPS What is a more elegant place than in front of the historic Dallas Hall? Both of you have walked those steps countless times rushing to lectures and labs. Perhaps you even met on the way to class. So why not start your life together where it began? Proposing on the front steps will be an event neither of you will forget. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST ASPECT OF SMU FOOTBALL GAMES: THE BOULEVARD What’s greater than attending a college football game? It’s the pregame — or in our case — The Boulevard. Pony up by wearing red, white or blue with your cowboy boots and Solo cup in hand. Meet under the big white tents with beautiful people on a beautiful campus. There’s nothing better. – Olivia Nguyen

BEST SMU SPORT TO WATCH (aside from football / basketball): MEN’S SOCCER Soccer has slowly started to grow in American culture, and more specifically, on the Hilltop. Arguably the Mustangs’ best team, the men’s soccer team finished this season making a deep run into the NCAA tournament, and will look to improve next year. Given the program’s winning trajectory, expect the team’s popularity and success to continue to increase. – Breck Spencer

BEST SMU FEMALE ATHLETE: CLAIRE OATES, SOCCER Oates is a sophomore midfielder from Long Beach, Calif. She started all 21 games as a freshman in 2014, leading the team in goals and points and continued her great play in 2015, starting 18 games and scoring four goals. Two of her goals were game-winners as she earned Second-Team All-American Athletic Conference honors for the second consecutive

Thursday, February 25, 2016 season. She was also honored as the 2014 AAC Rookie of the Year, making her the best player named to the 2014 AAC All-Rookie Team. – Brian O’Donnell

BEST SMU MALE ATHLETE: NIC MOORE, BASKETBALL SMU is very proud of its basketball team. At a school where the football program isn’t exactly what we’d all like it to be, having a basketball team that is consistently ranked in the top 25 is something to be proud of. And on that team is its leader, Nic Moore. A current senior, Moore has racked up numerous accolades over the past few years and led his team to an AAC championship last year. A consistent Top 10 player in the American Athletic Conference, Moore is somebody that every Mustang can be proud to have on his team. – Riley Coven

BEST OVERALL STUDENT ORGANIZATION: STUDENT FOUNDATION Student Foundation is one of the biggest non-Greek organizations on campus. It brings you Mustang Welcome Weeks and several other staple Mustang events. Students who are members work themselves to the bone planning

and putting on special and worthwhile events for the entire student body. What’s not to love? – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST EATERY (ON CAMPUS): EINSTEIN BROS BAGELS In times of paramount stress, Einstein’s Bagels is here to save the day. Business students got lucky. Einstein’s Bagels is located on the bottom floor of the Cox School of Business, with a nice cafeteria setting and a stock ticker on the wall to keep yourself punctual while you grab a quick bite to eat. Order yourself a bagel with cheese and some bacon, take a seat and chow down while cramming for that midterm. Gotta have that brain food. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff




BEST FIRST YEAR MEMORY: GREEK RECRUITMENT/ BID DAY SMU is a school that prides itself on its Greek life with over 30 percent of students being Greek affiliated. Comprised of eight sororities and 11 fraternities, SMU students are more often than not representing their letters across campus. For a lot of people, Greek life is the place they met their best friends or future spouses. For all of them, that starts on bid day, so it’s easy to see why it was voted the best first-year memory. – Riley Coven




Campus Winners Best Professors (TIE): Elena Borzova, Engineering & Brian Zoltowski, Chemistry Best SMU Tradition: Celebration of Lights Best Fraternity: Beta Theta Pi Best Sorority: Alpha Chi Omega



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Market BEST OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT HOUSING: THE LOFTS AT MOCKINGBIRD STATION The Lofts are convenient for several reasons. One, it’s affordable off-campus housing. Two, it’s just a short walk, drive, or bus ride to campus. Three, the Angelika is literally at your front door as well as other entertainment and shopping available at Mockingbird Station. Four, the DART connects you with the rest of Dallas. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST WOMEN’S FASHION STORE: NORDSTROM RACK Just a few exits north on Dallas’ Central Expressway is one of the best shopping experiences for women. Nordstrom Rack compiles the most coveted brands and designers, like alice + olivia, Kate Spade New York, BCBG and Free People, with low prices to create a shopping mecca. Whether you’re looking for a professional wardrobe for an internship, workout gear to wear to Dedman Rec Center or stylish new pieces for the semester, Nordstrom Rack has the clothes, shoes, bags and accessories to help you put your best foot forward. They also carry a variety of décor items that can make your dorm or apartment match your personal style. – CarleeAnn Allen

BEST SHOPPING CENTER: NORTHPARK CENTER NorthPark Center is “the mall” for Dallas natives. While many tourists flock to the much grander Galleria, NorthPark Center has a chic boutique feel without being too small to offer up mainstream styles that customers want. You can find just about anything you need at a great price. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST SHOPPING BOUTIQUE: THE IMPECCABLE PIG The Impeccable Pig is family owned and operated. The Hillcrest location offers a great selection of women’s fashion and always has something for any SMU occasion, but if you don’t feel like in-store shopping, your in luck because they offer an online shopping option. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST RESALE STORE: BUFFALO EXCHANGE Buffalo Exchange prides itself on having a superb collection of gently used designer

clothing at a fraction of the brand-new cost. While you won’t be paying full price, the fashion selection will make you look like you did. Clientele often gush at how much fun it is just peruse the store’s unique and trendy collection. Customers come back again and again to look their best on a budget. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST HAIR SALON FOR GIRLS: SALON POMPEO Salon Pompeo is a top pick for SMU females when it comes to finding someone trustworthy to handle their locks. Conveniently located across from Mockingbird Station as an extension of the Highland Dallas Hotel, the salon offers a 20 percent discount for SMU students for its quality services and top-notch products, not to mention free bang trims. Greeted by a young, hip staff and a complimentary coffee, spa water or glass of wine, any girl is bound to feel pampered at Salon Pompeo. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST BARBER SHOP FOR GUYS: FLOYD’S BARBERSHOP There’s nothing more annoying than having unkempt hair. When it’s that time to get a cut (you know, when bangs are too long to sweep out of your face and the sides are becoming noticeably long and wispy), simply step over to Floyd’s Barbershop. Famous across Texas and especially in Dallas, with locations on Mockingbird Lane, McKinney Avenue and Belt Line Road, Floyd’s provides customers with countless options and tons of unique hairstyles. Their experienced and talented team always satisfy customers desires from a simple trim to an undercut to completely shaven – at Floyd’s Barbershop, modern hair care for men is top priority. – Olivia Nguyen

BEST WINE/LIQUOR STORE: CORK & BOTTLE Cork and Bottle is well-stocked with all kinds of beer, wine and liquor for its customers. They have everything you could want from Johnny Walker Blue to Budweiser. The prices are fair and the store will not overcharge you for crowd favorites. Whenever you need to do a liquor run, take the quick drive over to Cork and Bottle – Christina Cox

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Stay for May! ONE COURSE. 11 DAYS. MAY 12 - 26.

Bicycles Plus is located just a short walk off campus in Snider Plaza and is the best bike shop around. They carry all of the major brands from Trek to Cannondale. Whether you are looking for a handmade high-end racebike or just a campus cruiser, Bicycles Plus has selection and stock for you. They also offer comprehensive services and maintenance. Their extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff is always willing to help. You can learn more about the services offered online or you can get in touch with the general manager at craig@bicyclesplustx.com. – Noah Bartos

BEST ELECTRONICS STORE: APPLE STORE Eve couldn’t get enough of it and neither can SMU students. Apple products always guarantee customer satisfactory in addition to their classy, modern style. From laptops to electronic accessories, the Apple store will always have what you’re looking for. And if you break something, the Genius Bar has you covered. – Olivia Nguyen

MayTerm is an intensive, fast-paced mini-term that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to: > Complete 3 credit hours in 1 1 class days

> Accelerate degree

than 65 courses on the Dallas campus

completion, or stay on track for graduation, and free up time for internships and summer work

concentrate on one course

(same as last summer)

> Choose from more

> Enjoy a smaller class size & > Pay a reduced tuition rate > Fulfill UC requirements or take an elective

> Make the most of your summer break

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Bank of America is not only located near SMU, it offers ATMs on campus. This added convenience makes Bank of America ‘the bank’ of SMU students. Students enjoy the benefit of having their picture on their debit/credit cards which prevents theft when you accidently leave your wallet in your lecture hall. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE: CVS BY SMU BOOKSTORE The location and ease of CVS makes this Mockingbird location an SMU student favorite. Open 24 hours, CVS serves as the quick stop location for any late night run, while also supplying all the necessities whenever they run out at the most inconvenient times. In addition to convenience, the variety of services offered such as the photo department that can complete passport photos in less than 10 minutes and the pharmacy, make this CVS a highly visited spot. Joining the rewards program, which periodically offers coupons for money back on receipts as well as offering decreased prices at checkout, is an added perk. – Jacquelyn Elias

Market Winners Best Place For Your Parents To Stay: Hotel Lumen Best Place To Get A Facial: Exhale Best Place To Get Cosmetics: Sephora Best Place To Get Tan: Dedman Center Tanning Pool Best Manicure/Pedicure: Hawaiian Nail Bar

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Best Cleaners: Mustang Laundry Best Pharmacy: CVS on Mockingbird Best Local Medical Care: QuestCare

Best Car Wash: Wave Wash Best Cell Phone Service: AT&T Best Grocery Store: Central Market at Lover’s Lane and Greenville Best Organic Store: Central Market at Lover’s Lane and Greenville Best Pet Supplies Store: PetSmart Best Massage Therapy (TIE): Exhale and Massage Envy

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Jimmy John’s really serves your sub so fast you’ll freak. With a large menu and a delivery service, Jimmy John’s offers the meal deals for the students on-the-go. Be sure to check out campus events to see if you can get a free sandwich card, because you never know when one of those will come in handy. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

Sprinkles Cupcakes, located in the Plaza at Preston Center, serves freshly baked cupcakes daily. Sprinkles has a variety of flavors from the traditional red velvet to the more unique salted caramel. The store even offers gluten-free cupcakes. The flavors vary by day, but one thing stays constant: the cupcakes are always fresh, moist and delicious. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST COOKIES: TIFF’S TREATS Everyone loves cookies, but in particular, SMU loves Tiff ’s Treats. Tiff ’s Treats was started in January 1999 by two University of Texas sophomores, Leon and Tiffany. With humble origins, Tiff ’s started out as strictly a nighttime cookie delivery service for students. As the first warm cookie delivery concept in the nation, Tiff ’s Treats soon grew. After all, warm, homemade cookies are the best kind of cookies. – SMU Campus Weekly Staff

BEST DONUTS: MUSTANG DONUTS Only a short walk from campus, Mustang Donuts offers the most delicious donuts in the Dallas area. The establishment is an SMU tradition carrying everything from classic donut holes to bear claws. Mustang Donuts is only open from 5 a.m. to noon, so be sure to stop by in the early morning for the best selection. – Christina Cox

Food Winners Best Coffee House: Starbucks

Best New Restaurant: Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.

Best Chicken: Raising Cane’s

Best Breakfast: Café Brazil

Best Sandwich: East Hampton Sandwich Co.

Best Chinese Food: P.F. Chang’s

Best Appetizer: PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

Best Place To Eat After Midnight: Whataburger

Best Comfort Food: Bubba’s

Best Salad (TIE): (TIE): La Madeline and Snappy Salads Best Brunch: Breadwinner’s Best Food Truck: Ruthie’s Rolling Café Best Quick Food: Chick-Fil-A Best Steak: Nick & Sam’s Best Sushi: Nobu

Best Restaurant To Take Your Parents: Mi Cocina Best BBQ: Peggy Sue BBQ Best Burger: Hopdoddy Best Seafood: Pappadeaux’s Best Dessert: Sprinkles’ Ice Cream Best Mexican Food: Mi Cocina

Best Pizza: Olivella’s Best Italian Food: Maggiano’s Best Tacos: Torchy’s Tacos Best Thai Food: Bangkok City Best Vegetarian Food: Zoe’s Kitchen Best Frozen Yogurt: Yumilicious



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Scene BEST MUSEUM: DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is the place to be for art in Dallas. Located downtown in the Arts district, the DMA has stunning permanent collections and an impressive cohort of rotating special exhibits coming through. The biggest plus is that general admission is free all day! The DMA is a short drive from campus, but is also easily accessible by the DART. Special events also occur at the museum every month. – Noah Bartos

BEST PLACE TO GO JOGGING/WALKING: KATY TRAIL The Katy Trail is a 3.5-mile trail that runs from SMU’s campus through Uptown and Oak Lawn and ends at the

American Airlines Center. On sunny days, it is the place to be where everyone from toddlers to dogs strut along the trail to enjoy the sunshine and scenery. With water fountains and quartermile markers along the way, runners and walkers can stay hydrated and keep track of their progress. – Christina Cox

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE: THE RUSTIC This Dallas hotspot isn’t famous just for its brunches and popsicle margaritas; it is also home to one of the best outdoor patios in the entire city. With a cozy and comfortable outdoor music venue, the Rustic is the best place to hear both small and big music artists alike. There is plenty of seating in the outdoor and indoor area for large and small groups to

enjoy while they sip on an ice cold beer or a “Rustic ’Rita.” – Katie Butler

BEST BEER SELECTION: BARLEY HOUSE The SMU favorite Barley House is across US 75 from campus and offers live music, plenty of TVs for sports and an impressive beer selection. Barley House has more than 100 beer selections and offers both bottles and drafts of domestic and international beers, as well as specials every night. Monday through Friday domestic drafts are $3 and Saturday through Sunday they offer $8 pitchers and many other daily specials on certain pints and draft beers. It’s open 365 days a year, so you have time to try them all and find your favorite. – Kara Fellows

Scene Winners Best Movie Theater:

Best Movie of the Year:

AMC at NorthPark Center

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Bar:

Best Movie of All Time:


Forrest Gump (1994)

Best Happy Hour Drink Special:

Best Music Video of 2015:


Drake – “Hotling Bling”

Best Margarita:

Best Song of 2015:

Mi Cocina

Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean”

Best Cocktail:

Best Pop Culture Moment of 2015:

Mi Cocina’s Mambo Taxi

Adele returns to music

Best Club (for over 21):

Best TV Show:


Game of Thrones

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Women’s swimming and diving wins AAC title BRIAN O’DONNELL Associate Sports Editor bodonnell@smu.edu

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SMU Women’s Basketball Coach Ronda Rompola celebrating a Mustang victory

Women’s Basketball Coach Rhonda Rompola to retire PATRICK ENGEL Sports Columnist pengel@smu.edu SMU Women’s Basketball Coach Rhonda Rompola will retire at the conclusion of the 201516 season, according to a release from SMU’s athletic department. Rompola has served as SMU’s head coach since the 1991-92 season. She played at SMU in 1981-82 and is a graduate of the university. “This has been an incredible journey,” Rompola said in a statement. “I want to thank my student-athletes, both past and present. I also want to thank my staff.” The Mustangs have compiled a 438-314 record in nearly 25 years under Rompola. She led them to seven NCAA tournaments, six women’s NIT appearances, five conference titles and nine 20-win seasons. During Rompola’s one season as a player on the

Hilltop, she scored 683 points, which stood as the school record for most points in a single season for more than 30 years. Rompola still holds the school record for most made free throws in a season, with 163. “Rhonda is synonymous with SMU women’s basketball,” SMU Director of Athletics Rick Hart said. “On behalf of our entire department, I want to thank coach Rompola and her staff for their long-standing and unwavering commitment to our student-athletes and the SMU community.” Despite Rompola’s many notable acheivements, her tenure at SMU was not withut controversy. Rompola was involved in a civil lawsuit brought against SMU by former player Jennifer Colli in 2008. Colli claimed Rompola questioned her about her sexual orientation and relationship with another team member. Colli’s scholarship was revoked when she brought

the issue to former Athletic Director Steve Orsini. The court eventually awarded Colli $19,213 in a civil suit against SMU for the university’s breach of contract regarding her athletic scholarship and a breach of fiduciary duty. While the outcome of Colli’s lawsuit might tarnish Rompola’s reputation, the longtime Mustang coach should ultimately be remembered for her profound impact on the SMU Women’s Basketball program. Over the past 25 years, Rompola has sculpted the culture of SMU’s program, which is reflected in her impressive accomplishments on and off the court. Filling the shoes of a coach with such an immense presence as Rompola will prove a daunting task. However, whomever that coach may be will undoubtedly benefit from the 25 outstanding years under Coach Rompola and the culture she has created.

The SMU women’s swimming and diving team won its second consecutive American Athletic Conference Championship over the weekend, winning 10 of the 18 events. This was the Mustangs’ 17th championship in the last 20 seasons and second in three years as a member of the AAC. SMU finished ahead of second-place Tulane by 43.5 points, registering 681 total. The Mustangs sealed the victory with a win in the 400yard freestyle relay. Adrienn

Santa, Hannah Rogers, Maddie Hoch and Vicky Cunningham teamed up to win the event with a time of 3:19:75. In the 200-yard butterfly sweep, Marne Erasmus took home the only individual championship for the Mustangs, finishing ahead of her teammate Anna Cheesbrough by 0.12. In the B final of the event, Kathleen Charron and Tiffany Sudarma finished 13th and 15th. Cunningham, Adri Santa, and Hannah Rogers finished first, fourth and sixth respectively in the A 100-yard freestyle. Tara-Lynn Nicholas and

Kristy McLauchlan finished second and eighth respectively in the 200-yard breaststroke. In the 1,650 freestyle, El Yellin, Alexandra Manasso, Hoch and Ashley Mercadel finished fifth, sixth, ninth and 15th. In diving, Lauren Lamb finished fourth with a 186.20 score. Head Coach Steve Collins and his staff were named the 2016 AAC Women’s Coaching Staff of the Year for the second straight season. The team will lose eight seniors to graduation this spring as they prepare for next season’s chance to win three conference championships in a row.

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Should we ditch the Constitution? The Constitution has been the Holy Grail of America since our nation was first born. But more and more these days it seems that constitutional rights come into question, while progressives herald new rights and attempt to integrate them into the fundamental guarantees of being a citizen. Two fundamental rights that Americans have long held dear have come under particular fire in recent years: the right to freedom of speech and the right to bear arms. The First Amendment prohibits Congress from passing any right to abridge the freedom of speech or the press. Likewise, the right to bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment. Lately these rights have come into question. Trends have emerged that there is a right to not be offended by someone else’s speech, trumping the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. Likewise the string of tragic mass shootings that have taken place in schools, churches and communities across the United States have called the Second Amendment into question. Ever increasing numbers are calling for heightened regulations on firearms in the wake of every tragedy. Other “invented” rights have come up in recent years as well. Most notably progressives have argued for a right to free college, a right to support yourself and your family on a minimum wage job and various other social “rights.” While these rights may not have a firm basis in the Constitution and its amendments, many are attempting to make these rights as fundamental as any guaranteed in the original Bill of Rights. This brings up the question, should we ditch the Constitution altogether and just start over? I mean with the twisted mess that is Congress, the executive orders of presidents, and the supposed lack of rights addressing many Americans’ needs, many could view this as not altogether that bad of an idea. If not the majority of American citizens now, then surely when the current activists on college campuses and the generations to follow mature, this might be an idea that is seriously entertained. But I myself would not be so quick to jump on the bandwagon. While I will not argue for or against each of the individual “invented” rights for the sake of brevity, many of the rights that progressives


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are attempting to push through go against previously enshrined rights in the Constitution so long ago. While there may be genuine social good being advocated for behind these rights, they would create constitutional chaos and would muddle “traditional” American values. Now changing American values is not something taboo in and of itself — our democracy is set up to grow and adapt as our nation does, and so it has. But all of these invented rights are argued back and forth and are amorphous. General ideas and debated rights will make for a judicial and legislative nightmare — slowing governance to a halt. So what is needed? If progressives want to fundamentally change the way that America functions and what are considered American “rights,” then

perhaps they should put forth another set of amendments, a modern-day bill of rights that can either be accepted or rejected by the American people. Rather than forcing new rights through the courts or narrowly passing through massive pieces of legislation (Affordable Care Act, I’m looking at you), we should decide what American values are and come to some consensus on them moving forward. While I realize that it is hard to have a cut-and-dry debate, this is something that should be considered. Because the way that I see it, America is at a major crossroads in the coming years. Really even by the time that this election season is over. And we should not leave the future of our country to one general election or scattered debates. I think it is high time that we seriously consider and openly debate about what the future of America should be, rather than leaving it to the seemingly random process of judicial interpretation or congressional legislation. While that would be nice, it is likely that democracy will just continue on its slow and winding evolution in American life.

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How students can transition trends from winter to spring EMILY WARD Fashion Editor eward@smu.edu The winter-to-spring fashion transition can be a freeing moment. Wools give way to cottons, neutrals to brights and boots to strappy sandals. But, unfortunately, it doesn’t happen instantaneously. Typically ,there are at least a few weeks of style limbo, when it’s too warm for a coat, too cool for a sundress but perfect for a long walk outside. For a smooth seasonal change, check out these tips to spring-up winter wear… or winterize spring wear? Whichever is right, the result is cute, fun and temperature compliant. 1. Embrace Prints Mixed prints have been popular on the runways for the past couple of years. Gone are the days when ladies thought they couldn’t mix their fave striped T-shirt with a gorgeous floral skirt. In the spirit of spring, a great print can make any monochromatic wintertime-look seem new. The right scarf in an airy spring print will work wonders loosely twisted in an effortless drape or wrapped snug if it’s still just a bit too chilly. 2. Become BFFs with Layers Dallasites definitely don’t need heavy coats to keep warm anymore. Hang up the wool and put on something lighter for these in-between days. Light jackets, blazers and cardigans are perfect transitional pieces when paired with thinner layers underneath. So pile on or peel off as the (inconsistent) weather dictates.

3. Put Back that Black On a springlike day, color can change a mood quicker than it takes to say, “Let’s go to the Rustic.” So take a cue from nature and utilize color to get in the mindset. Nothing says “it may be chilly but not for long” like fashion pieces in pinks, peaches, periwinkles and, of course, grass green. An unexpected pop of color on lighter jackets, sweaters or blouses will put a spring feel in days that still feel like winter. 4. Say Hello, Hair Ah hair, it has been a while. Locks may take the biggest beating during the cold winter months — from dullness, breakage, static, even hat hair, and everything else in between. A new hairdo can not only transition tresses beautifully into spring, but lift moods from any wintertime blues as well. Layer it, lighten it, shorten it, add bangs or just go for a usual trim. No matter what the new ’do will be, students will be grateful for the springworthy refresher. 5. And Kiss the Cold Goodbye Pretty pastels aren’t just for springtime closets. With the weather warming up, what better way to brighten any look than lightening the makeup? This winterto-spring season, be on the lookout for heat-quenching shades, like sorbet, that can move wearers from cool to warm weather with a three-second swipe. Whether lipstick or eye shadow, heat up the final stretch of sweater weather and carry on into sundress days.


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