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The 2013 Potential New Members run to their respective new houses on Thursday afternoon after receiving their official bid cards. The students spent four days visiting the eight Panhellenic houses on campus Jan. 14-17.
Bid day celebrations start spring semester ERIC SHEFFIELD Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Owl balloons were flying above Chi Omega. Anchors were lodged in front of Delta Gamma. “Sweet Home Alabama” could be heard across campus from the Kappa Kappa Gamma house. “It was a tough decision, but they told us to follow our hearts,” new Delta Gamma Katherine Zopatti said. Sorority recruitment ended on Thurs., Jan. 17 with the annual Bid Day celebration, and of course, the run of the new members from the Hughes-Trigg Student Center to sorority row. “It was the best thing we’ve done in a long time,” Gamma Phi Beta junior Melissa Maguire
said. “It was so much fun. I love spending time with my sisters and it will be so great meeting all the new girls.” The potential new members waited with bated breath all week to find out what sorority house they would soon become a part of. After opening the envelopes containing their bid cards, all control was lost. The doors of Hughes-Trigg burst open as hundreds of girls dashed to sorority row to celebrate with their new sisters. And the scene at sorority row was no more tame. Balloons, streamers, posters and smiling girls awaited the new members as they approached. “Today, I’m feeling amazing,” Dana Brown, a new member of
Chi Omega, said. “I just knew what house was right when I went to it. Everything worked out perfectly.” The sorority members, both new and old, danced, sang and posed for photos in front of their houses along sorority row. The occasion also called for Rho Gammas and Panhellenic Executive members to re-affiliate with their sororities. These girls had to disaffiliate during the fall semester to help organize recruitment. “I’m feeling so excited. I’m exhausted,” junior Rho Gamma Briana McIntyre said. “But I’m just ready to go see my sisters.” The parties in charge of recruitment week were especially worn down because, for the second straight year, the
Preference ceremonies and Bid Day celebrations were squeezed together into less than 12 hours. Preference Day, formerly Preference Night in 2011, is the formal end to recruitment where potential new members have one last chance to interact with the sororities and make a decision. “I know that having Bid Day and Pref Day the same is kind of tough,” Alpha Chi Omega House Director Martha Buckner said. “But [new members] just kind of get it all done with in one day.” While the majority of the girls ended up happy with how recruitment week played out for them, they were also pleased to see it end. “I’m so glad that it’s over,” new Delta Gamma Emily Heft said, “but by the end, it’s so
worth it.” This was due in large part to the inclement weather throughout the week. The temperature rarely rose above 40 degrees, and the layer of snow on the ground Tuesday morning didn’t help the shivering potential new members. “I haven’t seen snow since I was three,” Brown, a Miami native, said. “It was awful.” Calling the event Bid Day this year was a bit of a stretch, as the girls didn’t open their bid cards until close to 5:30 p.m. It seemed more like Bid Night. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life declined to comment on why the function was held so late. Although it is customary for members from the fraternities
to wait along the new members’ path, this year each fraternity was reportedly tied up in meetings during the actual bid run of the female new members. The fraternities did not arrive at the sorority houses until shortly after 6 p.m. Their new members had also received their bids this afternoon and were keen to celebrate. “I’m pretty pumped,” first year new member of Kappa Alpha Order David Stoll said. “I was nervous all day, but once I found out where I got bids from, it was pretty awesome.” The sororities and fraternities won’t have long to celebrate as the start of classes is today. “It’s bittersweet,” said McIntyre. “But I’m ready to start the semester.”
SMU contributes fossils to Perot Student, family Museum of Nature and Science die in plane crash CHARLIE SCOTT Staff Writer email@example.com The land is arid. Its inhabitants undergo crippling heat, little rain and countless droughts. Texas suffers from a shortage of water, but that hasn’t always been the case. Visitors to the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Uptown now have an opportunity to see fossils of animals from a prehistoric time when an ancient sea covered the Big D. The fossil display, which is made possible by an ongoing collaborative effort between SMU and the Perot Museum, contain “some spectacular pieces that tell some very interesting stories,” according to Anthony Fiorillo, Curator of Earth Sciences at the Perot. Many of the fossils on display date from a geological period called the Cretaceous, which lasted from 146 million years ago to 66 million years ago. Some of these are plant fossils that were discovered at a ranch
southwest of Fort Worth in Hood County. Some other fossils on loan from that period, include sea turtles and mosasaurs, which are ancient aquatic lizards that eventually evolved flippers and long bodies for life at sea. In 2006 a then 5-year-old Preston Smith was on a family outing along the North Sulpher River in Ladonia Texas when she stumbled upon what appeared to Courtesy of Perot Museum be the remnants of a turtle. But A rendering of the Perot Museum which opened Dec. 1, 2012. this was no ordinary find. When Diana Vineyard, director of administration and giant for turtles. SMU students desire to pursue research associate at SMU’s Also on loan from the Shuler a better understanding of the Institute for the Study of Earth Museum, and identified by ancient past. and Man, got her hands on the Vineyard, are fossils of 110 SMU Senior Katharina Marino, specimen as graduate student, she million year old sea turtles dating a double major in Journalism and worked to determine the creature from the early Cretaceous period Geology, is elated about the fossils had died 80 millions years ago. in Texas, which were discovered being displayed at the Perot. She also found that it wasn’t near Granbury. “SMU has made substantial only 1 turtle Smith happened Such a discovery, Vineyard contributions to the Perot said in a recent report, shows Museum,” Marino said. across. There were many, stacked initial specimens in the transition “For me personally, being a one on the other when they of turtles from land and shallow student at SMU and then having met their demise millennia ago. marine animals to fully developed an institution like the Perot Vineyard was responsible for ones. museum [to experience] has been classifying these ancient reptiles Scientific discoveries like See MUSEUM page 3 “Toxochelys”—scientific lingo Vineyard’s coincide with some
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The SMU community is in mourning after a first-year student and her family was killed in a small plane crash just outside San Diego, Calif. on Dec. 29. Katelyn Jane Stern, also known as Katey, and her parents William Stern Jr. and Jennifer Stern were flying back to their Phoenix, Ariz. home when their plane crashed. The Stern family was well known throughout the Arizona community for their produce company, Sterns Produce. Friends of Katey told CBS 5 in Arizona that Katey was always smiling, and had dreams of being a broadcaster. She had pre-majors in both Business and Journalism. Her friend, only identified as Chloe, told CBS 5, “she was the weather girl for high school. She was the only one that was good at it.” “She just has the greatest smile and greatest laugh and it’s something that honestly none of us will ever forget and it’s surreal that
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Freshman Katelyn Stern
it’s not coming back,” friend Jessica Michael told Arizona’s 3TV. Friends of the Stern family stopped by the Stern’s house to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial. William Stern Jr., described by friends as an avid pilot, was flying his family in a self-built plane. The single-engine plane was a four-seat Lancair IV-P, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. The Lancair website posted
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Mockingbird Station welcomes new restaurant
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Mockingbird Taproom, located in Mockingbird Station, offers a wide selection of beer, with over 40 beers on tap.
TASHIKA VARMA Food Editor email@example.com In December, Mockingbird Station welcomed a new restaurant and bar— Mockingbird Taproom. This new full service burger and sports bar, which took Vapiano’s old location, has more than 40 beers on tap and is home to more than 20
plasma televisions. The menu features a wide variety of items for every food enthusiast including specialty burgers, wings, salads, tacos and creative sandwiches. Their exceptional appetizers set this restaurant apart from the others. Big Sticks, a patron favorite, is four warm, salted pretzels served with honey
mustard and queso. Another great starter is their suicide fries that are covered in queso, giardiniera, chopped brisket, green onions and a fried egg. Another menu section that makes Mocking Taproom out of this world is their selection of fancy baked mac and cheeses like their mother clunker mac, which is a traditional mac
and cheese dish tossed with buffalo chicken. Another great mac and cheese dish is their piggy back mac, which is made with pulled pork, bacon, jalapeño and pork rind topping. Mockingbird Taproom also offers daily specials on both food and drink. On Mondays, enjoy half off any burger. With unique choices like the sombrero (chorizo, jalapeño, chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomato), backyard barbeque (cheddar, bacon, barbeque sauce and onion strings), the cyanide tooth (pimento grilled cheese buns, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles) and breath mint (horseradish crust, roasted garlic mayo, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and pickles), you can always be adventurous and try something new. On Tuesdays, Mocking Taproom has $2 tacos. Served individually on white corn tortillas, these are a great deal and delicious. The choriqueso taco, which consists of house made chorizo, roasted potatoes, queso sauce and cilantro and the huevos taco, which has scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, poblano cream, pico de gallo and cheddar are both favorites. Wingday Wednesday offers
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Monday to Thursday 10 p.m. to close. Mockingbird Taproom also offers a loyalty program called “Frequent Diner Club.” The card is free and awards points each time you drink or dine at the restaurant. Every 250 points earned is worth $25 dollars toward your next visit. Mocking Taproom is heaven for all beer, food and sports lovers. With the Superbowl around the corner, this restaurant is the perfect place to watch the game while enjoying some great grub and a wide selection of beer.
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Big sticks is one of the popular starter dishes at Mockingbird Taproom.
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50 cent wings all day. Patrons can chose their spice level from mild, medium, hot and y.g.h.u.t sauces. Y.g.h.u.t stands for “you’re gonna hate us tomorrow” and on the menu, there is a disclaimer that says, “waiver required, alka seltzer provided.” Tailored toward SMU students, Thursday nights are $1 domestic draft “ponies.” In addition to the daily specials, happy hour includes half off starters and $3 Texas pints and well drinks. This takes place Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., all day Sunday and late night happy hour is
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Real Talk: Conversations Around Diversity at noon in Hughes-Trigg Student Center Portico B-C-D.
WEDNESDAY January 23
Unity Walk at noon featuring remarks from SMU President R. Gerald Turner in Hughes-Trigg Commons.
3:13 a.m. Driving While Intoxicated. Dawson Service Center/ East Parking Area. A non-affiliated individual was arrested and booked into the Dallas County Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol. Closed.
January 13 12:08 a.m. Fire Alarm. Cockrell McIntosh Hall. The fire alarm system was activated by a bag of popcorn burning in the microwave on the 4th floor. Officers and UPFD responded and checked the building and reset the panel. Closed. 7:44 p.m. Theft. Peyton Hall. A student reported a theft at this location. Open.
January 14 2:30 p.m. Theft. Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. A student reported the theft of his bicycle at this location. Open.
January 15 10:12 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for underage drinking. Closed.
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JULIE FANCHER Assignment Desk Editor firstname.lastname@example.org The themes of hope and change that drew nearly two million attendees to President Obama’s 2009 inauguration have failed to bring in the same numbers for Obama’s second time around. In the first week of the new year, the Washington D.C. Transportation and Tourism Department announced that they expected the turnout to be just 600,000-800,000 visitors to watch on the National Mall. It’s anticipated that this low expected rate of attendance will affect many of the events D.C. had planned for the inauguration, being held on the MLK holiday. Several factors have attributed to the low number of ticket sales, including the recent fiscal cliff crisis and the impending debt ceiling. The fiscal cliff detracted attention from the positive aspects of the inauguration and instead turned attention to the negative aspects of Washington. Due to the low numbers of visitors, hotels that had hoped to sell out, such as the Hay-Adams, which is located across the street from the White House, are having much more trouble than four years ago. The Hay-Adams General Manager Hans Bruland told
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MUSEUM: Fossils show Dallas was underwater
Texas shows its presence in DC during inauguration celebrations KATELYN GOUGH News Editor email@example.com Incumbent Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term as President on Monday, but festivities held in honor of the Inauguration will actually start taking place even sooner. The Texas State Society will host its annual Black Tie and Boots Ball, a tradition that has been in place for more than 30 years. “It has become known as the biggest inaugural ball, and stands apart from the rest due to its size,” according to Veronica Custer, communications director for
the event. “In 2009, over 11,000 tickets were sold.” Many Texas natives living in the DC area have the chance to “visit home” every four years at the ball, and an estimated “30 percent of attendees traveled from Texas.” With the ball’s many traditions, including “the Texas Fair marketplace, open bar, and great food,” the Black Tie and Boots affair stays true to its Southern roots. “[In 2009] there were over 20 artists that performed on six stages,” Custer said. She said the ball’s consistent success is thanks to “stellar entertainment from artists with
Texas ties.” Past performers have included country favorites such as Asleep at the Wheel, Tracy Byrd ,Sara Evans, and Jack Ingram, among many others. Several past artists are returning this year, along with “Country Music Hall of Fame Legend” Charley Pride and over 30 other groups and soloists. In a press release earlier this month, the 2013 chairman of the ball Doug Centilli said, “We’re in an amazing venue with an unbelievable line up... It’s going to be an experience [attendees] won’t forget.” Along with new artists, the ball will also be ushering in several
new features. “We’ve added a coffee housetype acoustic room, more food options, and the Texas Fair will be open two days,” Custer explained. The ball will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, and tickets sell for $275 per nonmember. Many other states also host Inaugural balls over the weekend, in addition to the official Inaugural balls hosted by the President. Attendance is expected to be lower at this year’s inauguration, mostly because of the country’s economic state and the fact of it being an incumbent inauguration.
While there were 10 official balls hosted by Obama in 2009, the President has chosen to hold only two this year in light of the country’s financial situation. Both the Commander-inChief ’s Ball—an event specifically for members of the Armed Forces—and the Inaugural Ball will be held Monday evening in the Convention Center, following the Presidential swearing-in ceremony. There will also be a staff Inaugural ball held the following day, which is rumored to be featuring special entertainment for the smaller, invitation-only White House crowd.
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incredible. I can take my direct knowledge I learn at SMU and walk over to the museum and apply it directly.” “Being partners with SMU, that partnership is very deep. We work together so often on so many things. But by working together [on this] we have been able to put together a premier showcase for the public to come and see—whether they are local or out of town—we are showcasing the very important work that goes on here in Dallas, and that story is strengthened with partnerships particularly with SMU,” Fiorillo said. The exhibit is to remain open based upon the discretion of the Perot Museum.
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that the IV-P is no longer in production. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash. Stern was planning on going through recruitment at SMU. In honor of her memory, a moment of silence was held among all the students in Hughes-Trigg, just as recruitment week was to begin. The university released a statement just days after the tragic incident informing students of Stern’s passing and offering help for students who may be struggling with her tragic death. Help for students coping with the death can find help from the Dean of Student Life, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Office of the Chaplain, a hall director or resident assistant, the Residence Life and Student Housing office and the SMU Police.
Inauguration attendance low in 2013
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FRIDAY ■ JANUARY 18, 2013 TICKETS
Scalpers take advantage of sold out inauguration tickets JULIE FANCHER Assignments Desk Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Anyone attending the inauguration this Monday and hoping to purchase some last minute tickets to President Obama’s inaugural ball and parade will be out of luck. Ticketmaster, the ticket sales company who had been given the task to release these prized tickets, released them hours earlier than had been scheduled. The tickets were supposed to be released to eager buyers early on Jan. 7. However, due to an error they were released the night of Jan. 6 and were completely sold out. Ticketmaster teamed up with the Presidential Inaugural Committee to send the ticket information to potential buyers.
However, a technical error caused Ticketmaster to not release the actual tickets, as opposed to just the information. By Monday morning, tickets to both the ball and inaugural parade were sold out. Ticketmaster released an apology to users: “During testing of our email system tonight, you may have inadvertently received an invitation to purchase tickets for 2013 Inauguration events, including the Inaugural Ball or the Inaugural Parade. Public tickets to these events were originally scheduled to go on sale tomorrow morning— you received the email tonight in error, and Ticketmaster takes responsibility for this mistake.” These tickets, which were originally $60, have now been found online at websites such as eBay to be upwards
of thousands of dollars by scalpers. Potential buyers have not been silent about their disappointment with Ticketmaster and the PIC with many posting angry messages to respective Facebook pages. Regardless of Ticketmaster’s mistake, the PIC has said that it still fulfilled their goal of selling a limited number of tickets, despite having many of them go to scalpers. If you were unable to purchase your tickets for the inauguration ceremony, they are still available through members of Congress. Those interested better hurry, as the inauguration for Barack Obama’s second term is just days away on Monday, Jan. 21.
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President Barack Obama talking debt and immigration Jan. 14 in the East Room of the White House.
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The Wall Street Journal, “We have to recognize that 2008 going into 2009 was unusual because there was so much euphoria and so much demand. Now...the demand is not there. There is a lack of interest and not as much activity.” In addition to hotels, the 2009 inauguration led to many D.C. residents even renting out their homes to visitors. However, this year, that service is no longer needed. While most Presidents’ second inaugurations are less popular, that does not mean that they don’t happen. Many D.C. officials hoped that having the inauguration on MLK Jr. this year would allow for more visitors to come, as it is a federal holiday. However, the 20th Amendment states the President must be sworn
in on Jan. 20, but this year Jan. 20 falls on a Sunday, which delays the inaugural parade as courts are closed. The President will be privately sworn in on Jan. 20, but the inaugural parade and public swearing in will be held on Jan. 21, which is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Despite nearly half the attendance of four years ago, the amount of visitors expected in D.C. this weekend places President Obama’s second inauguration as the third highest inaugural attendance, tied with Lyndon Johnson’s 1965 celebration. President Obama’s 2009 inauguration is the highest ever number of inaugural attendees on the National Mall. Although ticket sales have been low, the Presidential Inaugural
Committee has said that many events will still continue, but be downscaled. Unlike in 2009, where the President and First Lady went to 10 official balls, this year they will only attend two, almost as a nod to the tough economic times and near bungled fiscal cliff. The two official balls are the Commander-in-Chief ’s Ball, which is held for 4,000 servicemen and women and families of deployed soldiers. The other will be held at the Washington Convention Center with room to hold all other visitors celebrating the President’s inauguration. Many performers will be on hand for the Inaugural Parade, including Beyoncé who will be performing the National Anthem. Others will include Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry,
Usher and John Legend. Prior to the Inaugural Parade, Saturday Jan. 19 will be a National Day of Service to commemorate the service of not only Martin Luther King Jr., but also the men and women who serve overseas. This National Day of Service will focus on seven issues: faith, education, the environment, honoring our veterans and military families, community resilience and economic developments. The Presidential Inaugural Committee has announced that residents from all 50 states will be on hand for this event. This years’ inauguration may not carry the same excitement or enthusiasm as that of 2009. However, for those that are going, including the SMU journalism reporters, are thrilled to be there for this once in a lifetime experience.
Wednesday, Jan. 23 ENGAGED LEARNING KICK-OFF 4 p.m. Carl Dorvil ‘05, ‘08 Listen to his story about the business he founded in his dorm room. HT Forum 5 p.m. Get your T-shirt at the ﬂagpole.
Thursday, Jan. 24 STUDENT PRESENTATIONS 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hear what students are doing! HT Forum
Friday, Jan. 25 OPEN HOUSE 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join us for lunch and workshops and get your questions answered. Clements G-13
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Alumnus writes book about 1987 football Death Penalty
Pollock Galleries display new exhibit
Katy Roden Managing Editor email@example.com Twenty-five years after the SMU football team was given the infamous "Death Penalty" by the NCAA, one member of the 1987 squad has decided to revisit the subject. Defensive end David Blewett's SMU football career was cut two years short by the penalty. So, in 2011 at the age of 45 he decided to try out for the team. The experience brought about months of unanswered questions, research and repressed memories Blewett never knew existed. With the release of the ESPN: 30 for 30 film, Pony Excess, Blewett's daughter also started raising questions. "My daughter asked me what really happened or if I did anything wrong," Blewett said. "If Thad [Matula] hadn't made that film, I'm not sure that she would have asked me about it." The question made Blewett realized that he, and many of the other members of the 1987 team, had never talked about the Death Penalty with their children or with anyone. "It's kind of this thing that happened that we all kind of moved on from," Blewett said. In his book The Pony Trap: Escaping the 1987 SMU Football Death Penalty, Blewett writes, "For us [the team], SMU football was a time that just ended one day. Even if we wanted to talk about it, there was nothing to say." While attempting to answer his daughter's question, Blewett came up with his "hair-brained" idea to play football again. However, even after months of working to get in NFL combine
shape, head coach June Jones denied Blewett a spot on the team. At this point, Blewett decided to put everything down on paper. This included Blewett's experience at SMU, such as the games and interactions in the '80s, his attempt to get back on the team and the truth about the penalty. Blewett's book is his answer to his daughter's question, and he includes everything from the history of the NCAA to details of a chaotic SMU campus. Although the event happened decades ago, Blewett believes his book still has relevance and impact. "It [the Death Penalty] still defines the SMU community," Blewett says in his book. "It's alive every time another school is accused of a violation." "The legacy is that it [the Death Penalty] is still out there as an issue and the reason I think it's out there is that we've never healed the wound properly," Blewett said. "I think it's almost karma. There are things in life that you have to do the right way or they just don't end." On June 19, 1987, the United Methodist Church released The Bishop's Committee Report on SMU suggesting an event to "give an opportunity for the whole SMU community to put past sins behind symbolically and in the spirit of God who will make all things new, to celebrate a new beginning for a great academic institution related to the United Methodist Church." This event never happened, but Blewett sees its importance. "I look at it like when somebody dies. You have a priest stand up and say nice things. People stand up and say nice things. You get closure and
you bury the person and you say nice words over the casket and I think it helps you move on," Blewett said. Before the questions and the research Blewett didn't even see his own need for closure. "For 25 years I hadn't even thought about it. When I started down this path I realized that I have all these repressed memories that are unsettling and unsettled," he said. "I think we're still struggling with the leftovers of this thing." In comparison with the widely-viewed Pony Excess film, Blewett's book offers a different perspective of the media. Blewett says the media in his book "is not the good guy" and explains how it was "compromised by the NCAA" in the 80s. He also provides more detail on the punishment of a vast majority of SMU players who were innocent and an explanation that "all the supposed corruption is minimal." A current member of the Lettermen's Board of Directors and the Mustang Club, Blewett has become reengaged with SMU after his recent experience. He says he now proudly owns SMU t-shirts and hangs a Mustang flag on his home in University Park. The Pony Trap and the research, detail and truth within it, is Blewett's offer of closure for himself, his former teammates, the school and an answer to his daughter. "The Death Penalty caused a problem 25 years ago. It is long gone. We can't keep saying [it] is the problem, that's part of keeping it alive. Our problem today is something different. The more people say that, the quicker we can make some decisions to move forward.”
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Late Winter Urn by Paul McCoy at the 2013 Pollock museum exhibit.
Manning Jordan Associate A&E Editor firstname.lastname@example.org SMU is proud to exhibit their new show, From Yellow Clay to Black Gumbo: Earth Movers in the Lone Star State at the Pollock Galleries. This display will open just in time for the new semester on Jan. 22 and will run through Feb. 16. Featured in the gallery will be ceramic teachers pieces from nearby Texas universities
and colleges. The focus of these artists’ works are the table, architecture and the figure; Merrie Wright, Patrick Veerkamp, Annie Strader, Colby Parsons, Brian Molanphy, Paul A. McCoy, Virginia Marsh, Louis Katz, Steve Hilton, Dan Hammett, Juan Granados, Ovidio Giberga, Barbara Frey, Piero Fenci, Nick J. de Vries, Angela Carbone, Vincent Burke and David Bogus are the artists representing 16 schools. Assistant Professor of
Ceramics at SMU, Brian Molanphy, is the master behind the set up of the display. He commented recently on the exposition, “Entering my fourth semester teaching ceramics at SMU, I'm meeting several colleagues around the state and I'm interacting with them in a meaningful way, thanks to this exhibition.” The Pollock Gallery is a very refined venue featuring a show catalogue. Next, the exhibit will be in Houston for the NCECA conference, an important annual event for American ceramics, held in a different city in March yearly. This is the first year that Molanphy has lived in the state that is hosting the conference. “I'm really pleased that, through this exhibition, the participants can represent our part of Texas university ceramics education to the thousands of artists, teachers, and collectors from around the country (and increasingly, from around the world) who will gather in Houston two months from now.” Expect to see a variety of pieces with Texas flare, and be sure to stop by Hughes-Trigg Student Center Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The catalogues mentioned before will be available at the gallery. The Pollock Galleries are free and available to the public, and it is an event you will not want to miss.
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FRIDAY n JANUARY 18, 2013 Quote Worthy
Tweets from the Hilltop
“If there’s even one thing that we can do to reduce this violence, if there’s even one life that can be saved, then we have an obligation to try.” — President Barack Obama, after unveiling his plan to curb gun violence
How do you feel about starting school on a Friday?
“It’s about the faith that people have put in me over the years. All of that would be erased.” — Lance Armstrong, stating that he would never dope in 2005
@thedailycampus: sucks for us because we will b up at 5am coming back from a game, go to class, then we have practice at 2:30! #studentathlete #1dayweek
akil simpson @thedailycampus: don’t have class on Fridays #1dayweek
Beware of Dance Moms trevor thrall Opinion Editor email@example.com For the sake of my own conscience, I’m going to pretend that I was not the only SMU student who spent a little too much time watching Dance Moms over the break. I am also going to tell myself that Dance Moms is artistic enough, what with the dancing and all, to keep it out of the category of complete trash reality TV. Now that I can live with myself, let us proceed. For the select few of my readers who have not jumped on the Dance Moms bandwagon, let me give you a brief synopsis. The show follows a Pittsburgh dance company full of very young and very talented little girls. It also follows their mothers who apparently have enough time on their hands to spend every waking moment at the dance studio with their daughters. Because it wouldn’t be a proper reality show without a constant source of conflict, we have the overbearing dance teacher in the mix who frequently pushes the crazy buttons in all the mothers. For any girl who grew up participating in one of the more feminine sports, this should be a familiar scenario. Gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, ice skating or anything else that requires a skimpy rhinestone-studded outfit is bound to come with at least one psycho mother per team. We’ve all seen that mom come in with a giant gift basket full of baked goods, leading us to wonder if our coach will still be with us tomorrow after consuming poisoned muffins. As entertaining as these crazies
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may be, it is impossible to ignore the effects these mothers have on their daughters. The little girls on Dance Moms are constantly being verbally abused, compared to their teammates and shoved into the middle of adult feuds. Now, I’m no psychologist, but I’m pretty sure that is not a healthy environment for a child. After seeing it firsthand among my own friends growing up, I know that it results in low self-esteem and strained family relationships. Why am I expressing my concerns over middle-aged women living through their daughters to a body of college students? Time and time again I have listened to my friends talk about how their kids will be tall, thin and beautiful dancers, or short, blonde and tiny cheerleaders. Er…I’m sorry, did I hear you correctly? Did you just tell me that your unborn children are going to look a certain way and be phenomenally good at the same sport in which you were only mediocre? In other words, “I am going to be very dissatisfied with my child and I am going to put tremendous amounts of pressure on her so that she grows up to be just as self-loathing as I am because that is the way my mother treated me and I hate her for it.” That is the crazy I hear when teenagers begin to talk of their future children. Let us be very careful, SMU girls. We are very quick to point out the flaws found in the mothers on Dance Moms, but it sounds like many of us are on our way to similar behavior. Thrall is a sophomore majoring in journalism and film.
RINO, not so fast The term “RINO” or “Republican in Name Only” has lost all meaning and has become simply another insult thrown at people who are pragmatic or prudent conservatives. When I first learned about the term, it was used to describe someone who was only a Republican because it was politically expedient for them. Now Marco Rubio is labeled a RINO because he’s trying to make the GOP more palatable to Hispanics, and Paul Ryan because he’s measured in his political positions. Just because these people aren’t bomb throwers doesn’t make them RINO0s, and their thoughtfulness makes them more useful for long term health and strength of the GOP than the knee-jerk attitudes of Michele Bachmann or Allen West ever would. — Tucker Keene, Online Editor
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Conspiracy theories causing harm Brandon Bub Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org I used to find myself fascinated by government conspiracy theories not because I found the theories themselves compelling, but because I think some of their proponents often serve as case studies in cognitive dissonance. Whenever I hear people try to tell me that 9/11 was an inside job, the moon landing was faked or that the transition to DTV a couple of years ago was a veiled attempt by the government to keep tabs on us, I am always reminded of Commander Jack Ripper’s impassioned speech from Dr. Strangelove about communists being behind the idea of water fluoridation to “impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.” I really used to believe this sort of thinking was innocuous and offered rationally minded people like me a good laugh in the face of sometimes unsettling
or distressing news. But recently, my thinking has changed. In the past few days I have noticed a video being shared by friends and family members suggesting that it has “fully exposed” details about the Sandy Hook massacre last month. I don’t feel the need to go into details about the blatant lies the video espouses because Snopes. com has already done that for me. What unsettles me most about this “Newtown Truth” movement is how quickly it seems to be spreading. Victims’ parents, friends and family have repeatedly been harassed in the past few weeks, with internet trolls blasting the bereaved for apparently being paid actors in cahoots with government officials. These “truthers” (a term that could not be used less correctly) apparently believe that the Newtown tragedy was orchestrated by the Obama administration so
that our “fearless leader” could get enough public sympathy to pass comprehensive gun control legislation. From a certain perspective, I think I can understand why people might promote such ridiculous theories like this. It might help some make sense of a completely senseless situation. For most of us, the Sandy Hook murders are unfathomable. What could possibly make a human being so deranged as to want to end the lives of these innocent young children? It’s easier to think that the evil Czar Obama planned the whole tragedy to enact his radical leftist agenda than to think that a psychologically disturbed human being would murder his own mother in cold blood, steal her weapons collection and go on a rampage. It makes sense to search for answers in the midst of these atrocities. The murders at Sandy Hook rightfully ought to make us
question our place in the universe as human beings. However, I will not stand for what these conspiracy nutcases have been peddling. These victims have suffered enough and lending credence to these ridiculous theories only causes even more unnecessary grief for them. They can pretend that they’re “just asking questions” or “looking for the truth,” but the fact of the matter is that these “truthers” are causing unconscionable social harm. Moreover, if these are the people most afraid of Obama taking away their weapons, then I’m glad I can call myself a gun rights advocate as well. If these people get to arm themselves to the teeth, I damn sure want to be able to defend myself from them. Bub is a junior majoring in English, history and political science.
Positivity trumps other resolutions for the New Year Mia antoinette Contributing Writer email@example.com A new year comes with new goals for the community, for ourselves, and for the future. The beginning of a year gives people a chance to start over and change their lives. We wipe the slate clean, dust ourselves off and dive into what we hope will be a fresh start. As I go into a new year I have goals that seem to simply seem to resurface. Year after year I find myself striving for the same things I did the year before with a few new things throw in for diversity. It’s a little discouraging to think that my goals are not being achieved. Am I in a stalemate? Am I kidding myself to think that I will ever achieve these things? Well as I move into this New Year I’ve stripped myself of all my old goals and made only one: to be positive. I spend so much time dwelling on the negative side of things and worrying about them that I let the bright side be blocked out by a heavy veil of ‘what ifs’ and ‘not enoughs.’ All that’s come from
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The 2012-2013 SMU Mustangs capped an under whelming season with a huge underdog win against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the Sheraton Hawai’i bowl. In a season that saw highs: winning bowl eligibility from perennial Conference USA contenders Tulsa, and lows: losing to basement dwellers Tulane and Rice, the Mustangs boarded the plane to play for a chance at a winning season. The Mustangs, who were led by the ever-reliable defense, which scored 16 points of its own, decimated the Bulldogs in a 43-10 whipping of the Western Athletic Conference team. Margus Hunt led the defensemaking quick work of both Fresno State’s offensive line and quarterback, Derek Carr. Hunt sacked Carr three times, forced two fumbles and a safety. His performance on the field in the game solidified his ranking as the fifth-best available defensive end in the upcoming NFL draft. SMU linebacker Taylor Reed and defensive back Hayden Greenbauer returned interceptions for touchdowns. Reed also recovered a fumble. At halftime the Mustangs were already leading 22-0. Recent arrival to the program and highly-touted high school recruit Garrett Gilbert had a long touchdown run early in the game, but also threw for two interceptions on the day. While the SMU offense was not stellar, it performed well enough to earn a victory. The bowl win marks head football coach June Jones’ fourth postseason appearance in a row. It also improves his bowl record with SMU to 3-1. For SMU, the bowl win is another milestone in the return to dominance by a team that was once haunted by the so-called “death penalty”. Imposed by the NCAA, the sanctions eliminated the school’s football program and led to more than twenty years in obscurity as a consistent loser. SMU football took a step forward in replacing the 20122013 rushing phenom Zach Line with a highly touted recruit, Traylon Shead. Having played at both the University of Texas at
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CHRISTOPHER SAUL Associate Sport’s Editor email@example.com Nick Russell, one of the stars of the SMU Men’s basketball team has had a great season so far. Even through a hot start and a slump for the squad, the transfer from Kansas State University has proved his mettle on and off of the court. The Mustangs are now 11-8 following a tough 74-70 loss to the Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi. Although a close loss to a team that made the NCAA tournament last year was a bitter pill to swallow, Russell looks forward to the next game, and only the next game. “The game I’m most excited about is the next game,” Russell said. “I don’t even know what the next game is.” Russell’s analysis of both his and his team’s faults is cutting and accurate. When asked about the lack of depth on the squad, he echoed head coach Larry Brown. “We rebounded well, and that was something that we had focused on [in practice], but we just couldn’t do enough,” said Russell. “Our bench is filled with Freshmen, guys without a lot of experience, and it shows. A few guys are playing a lot of minutes, and it is hurting us. Coach Brown is doing the best he can do, he doesn’t have a lot [of options off of the bench], but when guys do come on, they do what they can, they get good shots and some points. Our inexperience is hurting us this year though.” Life has changed dramatically
for the six foot four inch 200 pound guard since he left his first school, Kansas State. He has had three coaches in three years, he has moved back closer to his home and his team is both young and inexperienced, but ,like K-State teams, full of potential. He has moved from a perennial NCAA tournament invitee to a squad that hasn’t made it to a NCAA tournament since Russell was two years old. But he takes it all in stride. His other passion and perhaps his only constant in his college years has been his major, Psychology. When talking about the field, his eyes light up as he describes the intricacies of both family and sports psychology in great detail. “I see things that go in relationships and I can say I’ve studied that, you know, I know why that’s happening. I can actually see and dissect things that are in my life now… for example, I understand the way that we as human beings react to and deal with rewards, like why we do certain things.” After he is done in basketball he wants to use his degree to open up a family issues psychology practice in order to help other people with marital issues. “I always figured that sports would play into my life. As time went on I knew that I would have to make decisions about sports. I knew
I didn’t want to run track anymore, I didn’t like running; I didn’t want to play football, I got tired of being tackled, it just came out to playing basketball.” His decision to play only one sport in high school was a boon according to him. “Its wild to believe that [basketball] to me to here, I was just this kid who was playing basketball just to play, but now its paying for my school, it can and hopefully will open up so many doors for me.” His main goal is graduation. The emphasis that he puts on the importance of a college degree
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Scott Sanford Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org While the student body was off spending time with family and friends, SMU’s Women’s basketball team was hard at work. Over winter break the Lady Mustangs competed in seven games, including two in San Diego and one in New Orleans. SMU recorded a respectable 5-2 record (11-4 overall), while beating Louisiana-Monroe, Stephen F. Austin, Harvard, and rivals Tulane and UCF. They did however lose back-to-back games against Wichita State and San Diego State. Against Louisiana-Monroe, the Mustangs cruised to their first win of the break, crushing the Warhawks 76-56. Lead by junior transfer Keena Mays, who recorded 23 points and 11 rebounds in her first game at SMU. The Mustangs held the Warhawks to a 14 point first half. Destynee Hives-McCray also recorded her third doubledouble of the season, adding 11 points and 10 rebounds. Forty-eight hours later, the Mustangs defeated Stephen F. Austin 71-62. Mays had another spectacular game, scoring 33 points in 34 minutes of play. Mays became the first player since 2001 to score 33 points in a game for the Lady Mustangs. After two wins to kick off break, the Mustangs fell on December 22nd to Wichita State 61-59. The Mustangs had the last shot in the
final minutes with a chance to tie or win the game, however their lastsecond shot bounced off the front of the rim. Following the tough loss, the Mustangs traveled to San Diego to participate in the San Diego Surf ‘n Slam Classic. SMU fell in its first game to tournament host San Diego State, 88-72. Although Mays and Akil Simpson added 26 and 20 points, respectably, the Aztecs’ three players in doubledigits proved to be too much for the Lady Mustangs. The Mustangs faced Harvard in the second round, where they were able to come out on top, winning 8873. Their 88 points were a seasonhigh for SMU, getting significant contributions from Mays, Simpson and Alisha Filmore, who were all in double-figures. After their win over Harvard, the Mustangs traveled to New Orleans to kick off ConferenceUSA play. The Mustangs hit six clutch free throws in the last minute of play to seal a 62-56 victory over the Tulane. Mays finished with a game high 27 points on 9 for 19 shooting. SMU returned home to face conference rival UCF. The Mustangs cruised to a 15-point victory, defeating the Knights 6954. SMU was led by Korina Baker, who recorded a career high 17 points on the night. The Mustangs faced 9-6 Southern Mississippi Thursday night and will host Rice Sunday at 2 p.m. in Moody Coliseum.
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Southern Mississippi was able to rally from a huge deficit and beat the SMU Men’s Basketball team in Moody Coliseum, Wednesday night, 74-70 in a Conference USA match up. SMU had a shot at the end to tie the game, but Nick Russell’s shot was short and Southern Miss grabbed the rebound to seal the win for the Golden Eagles, who dropped SMU to 1-3 in C-USA play. At one point in the first half, SMU’s lead was 19 over Southern Miss, but the Mustangs let that lead diminish to just six at the end of the first half and never SMU’s Shawn Williams (Left) talks with Nick Russell (Right) during a time out fully recovered. The Mustangs started slow in the second half, second half. Eagles as they were able to shoot allowing Southern Miss to get up “We just got to keep learning at will, making nine of 15 attempts by 10 at one point due to multiple and coaching and improving. I can from three-point range. turnovers and a lack of energy. deal with games like this. A lot of “I can deal with three-point “Their depth really hurt us, but nights, win or lose and go home shots with a hand up. The straight this is probably the happiest I’ve kind of discouraged, but I know line drives trouble me a little bit been with our team all year. We what we got and have been dealt and I think when teams are makgot a little bit too quick offensively with these kids and they’re getting ing shots, you’ve got to be more and they took advantage of that,” better,” Brown said. patient on offense and that’s what head coach Larry Brown said. At the beginning of the second I tried to tell them,” Brown said Even with sophomore Jalen half, Southern Miss got off to a about the hot streak the Golden Jones’ sixth double-double of the hot start shooting and shots nearly Eagles went on. season and junior Shawn Wil74 percent in the second half after Jones led SMU with 20 points liams hitting five of his eight three shooting 32 percent in the first and also grabbed 12 rebounds point attempts, SMU could not half. SMU just could not spot the in the game. Jones went off in get anything going until late in the three-point shot from the Golden the second half with 13 points
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and set the tone rebounding the entire night. For Southern Miss, Dwayne Davis scored 17 points to extend their winning streak to six games. The Golden Eagles had three other players in double figures in the game as well despite being in the double bonus for a majority of the second half. SMU’s next three games are on the road versus C-USA teams starting Saturday with UTEP at 3 p.m. The Mustangs next home game is Feb. 2 versus Houston at 3 p.m. CT.
SMU’s teams are off to strong starts this season Alex Levy Contributing Writer email@example.com SMU Men’s Swimming and Diving team is off to a great start this season. After taking down rival TCU in a meet earlier this season, they competed hard against nationally ranked #19 LSU this past weekend, only to fall short 139-161. A major bright spot for the Mustangs this season has been
the performance of sophomore Devin Burnett. In the meet against LSU at Perkins Natatorium this past Saturday he won both the one meter and three meter dives. Burnett won the three meter dive by more than 50 points. Over winter break, Burnett participated at the Tennessee Diving Invitational in Knoxville, where he placed fourth in the one-meter dive and sixth in the platform dive. Coming up this weekend,
the Mustangs host the Classic at SMU in Perkins Natatorium. Later this month, they will take on Texas A&M. The Conference USA Championship is not until late February for the Mustangs and the NCAA Championship then comes in late March. SMU Women’s Swimming and Diving team has also come off the blocks strong. Early in the season they hosted the SMU Classic that had five nationally ranked teams in competition.
The Mustangs finished sixth in the Classic. During this past week, they beat both North Texas and Houston in a meet in Denton. This weekend SMU will compete in the Austin Grand Prix before hosting rival TCU later this month. The Conference USA Championship starts February 20th in Houston and the NCAA Championship is slated to begin March 21st in Indianapolis.
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