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Oldest elephant passes on

New exhibition is result of ten years of research

The oldest elephant in North America died at age 71 on Tuesday. Taj, an Asian elephant, lived at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park in Vallejo, Cal. for 33 years. She was best known for her ability to paint with her trunk.


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State dinner crowd The China state dinner for President Hu Jintao brought out a mixed crowd. In addition to the Obamas and the usual political figures, Jackie Chan, the editor of Vogue magazine and Barbara Streisand were among those who attended the event.

North Korea defense talks South Korea announced Thursday that it accepted North Korea’s proposal to hold high-level defense talks. This announcement came just one day after the Presidents of both the U.S. and China called for improved communication between the two Koreas.

Hamilton released from hospital The Rangers’ Josh Hamilton was released Sunday from the Medical Center of Arlington after suffering a case of pneumonia. Hamilton will resume conditioning and baseball activities within a few days.

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Members of the SMU community congregate in the new Café 100 inside of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center yesterday morning to celebrate the opening of the cafe. The café brews Starbucks coffee and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. The café is closed on weekends.

Café 100 kicks off centennial celebration By JESSICA HUSEMAN Political Editor

Café 100 made its debut yesterday in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, a celebration that included speeches by Provost Paul Ludden, President R. Gerald Turner and special appearances by several “celebrity baristas.” The celebrity baristas for the day included such Southern Methodist University personalities as Jennifer (J.J.) Jones, executive direct of student development and programs; William Tsutsui, dean of Dedman College; Jake Torres, student body president; and Lori White, vice president for student affairs, as well as several

other integral SMU students. Ludden said that these baristas would be able to “take their learning beyond the classroom and behind the counter to serve [guests of the grand opening].” These baristas will be brewing up Starbucks Coffee, which is something that Andrew Conwell, president of Student Foundation, said was “long awaited.” Speaking after Ludden, Turner said that Ludden is “a [coffee] addict” and that he “[knows] good coffee.” “If you have a meeting with him at 3 p.m., he’s got coffee. If you have a meeting with him at 8 a.m., he’s got coffee,” Turner said, inducing

laughter from the packed crowd inside the former Java City. Turner said it was “great to have something that serves the students as well as the broader SMU community as something that kicks off this celebration,” mentioning that students had wanted a Starbucks on campus for a quite some time. Michelle Pillars, a junior chemistry major, echoed the enthusiasm of Turner. “The support for Café 100 was astounding and a Starbucks will definitely be a great addition to the SMU campus,” she said. Student Body Vice President Austin Prentice agreed, saying, “The opening of Café 100 provides a unique way of kicking off SMU’s

centennial celebration!” The official opening of Café 100 was inaugurated with what Turner called the “official analogous operation to ribbon cutting.” He, and several other members of the platform party, and the costumed Peruna, raised their Café 100 cups and said in unison, “Café 100: Good coffee.”

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An upcoming exhibition in the Meadows Museum is the summit of a long journey for the recently discovered 40 Papal codices. The display of “The Lost Manuscripts from the Sistine Chapel: An epic journey from Rome to Toledo,” which opens on Sunday, Jan. 23, is the first and only time that they will be accessible to the public. Dr. Elena De Laurentiis, who is the main curator of this exhibit, stumbled across photographs of these miniatures while doing research at an archive in Barcelona for another project. The papal court of arms of Pope Urban VII led her to further research, which took her to the Cathedral of Toledo, where she first laid eyes on the manuscripts. Until her discovery, these miniatures (small paintings in books or manuscripts) were widely thought to have been an art form that ended in the 16th century after the work of Giulio Clovio ceased. Dr. Laurentiis’ work showed that these works continued to develop into the Baroque period. After extensive research and scholarship on Dr. Laurentiis’ part and in a collaborative effort with Meadows, these 40 codices can be seen for a three-month period for the first time ever. “These manuscripts have been preserved so beautifully,” Meadows Museum Director Mark Roglan said.

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Did your horoscope predict a sign change? By SARAH KRAMER JACOB STEWART

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Since last Monday’s report of the Zodiac signs “shifting,” believers have been shaken and skeptics have been given to bouts of sardonic laughter. “The future is uncertain, and sometimes reading the stars gives people a sense of predictability,” SMU sociology professor Adrian Tan said. People are concerned that their loves aren’t truly a match, their wrong

horoscope might be the cause of their outrageous debt, and that their tattoos are meaningless. While most people were unaware of this information, it appears science has been aware of “the shift” since the second century B.C., according to John Cotton, Southern Methodist University’s adjunct instructor of astronomy. While the news really isn’t “new,” it has been given a tremendous amount of attention in recent weeks. Cotton explained this phenomenon, saying the earth not only orbits the

sun and rotates, but it also wobbles in the process. To experts this is known as precession, but most people are completely unaware of this third type of movement. Perhaps one reason for the ignorance is that it takes 26,000 years to complete a full wobble, according to Cotton. Precession is the cause of the constellations appearing to move westward about one month every 2,200

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Students, faculty walk to commemorate King By SARAH KRAMER News Editor

“Let us march on ‘til victory is won” could be heard as a group of almost 50 people sang and walked down Bishop Boulevard in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday afternoon. “This week, and this [Unity Walk], is a serious one; relative to what brings us together and the enjoinment we have together is a reflection of the success of the dream by Dr. King,” President R. Gerald Turner said. “No matter how far back you look into history, for some reason or another, we always find that it’s easier to separate ourselves than to unite us, and it’s always easier to find distinctions than it is commonality.” However, students, faculty, administration and members of the Dallas community united for the annual Unity Walk, which is part of Southern Methodist University’s


Official SMU centennial historian Darwin Payne with his new book, “In Honor of the Mustangs.”

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Student Body President Jake Torres, from left, Student Trustee Haynes Strader, President R. Gerald Turner, Association of Black Students Vice President Fred Leach, and College Hispanic American Students President Claudia Sandoval lead members of the SMU community down the Boulevard Wednesday afternoon as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Week Unity Walk.

Student Activities and Multicultural Student Affairs’ (SAMSA) Dream Week 2011, commemorating King and

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Author honors Mustangs By ASHLEY WITHERS Associate News Editor

“I’ve been following SMU athletics since 1935 when SMU defeated TCU,” Southern Methodist University alumnus Robert Muchmore said. “Mayor Sprague and his family were members of my church. My

Sunday school teacher was John “Johnny” Franken Sprague.” “Johnny was quite the gentle giant with a big smile, co-captain of the SMU team that played the Rose Bowl,” Muchmore continued. “ When World War II came everybody went. I served with Johnny and he was the

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• Friday, January 21, 2011

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Student fashion bloggers model their favorite looks of the season Carson Eisenhart, junior and co-founder of

Natalie Boerder and Ryley Tice, juniors and founders of

Why blog? I have always had a very strong interest in fashion -- I’ve been reading Vogue since I was 12-years-old. Last semester I didn’t have a lot going on so I started to blog and it ended up being a lot more popular than I thought it would be, it’s been about 4 months and we have had 13,500 views. What do you blog about? I focus on women’s trends, because that’s what I love. Men’s trends can be too avant garde for me and I’m not interested in looking almost circus-like. Wearing: A pair of jeans, black boots, black jacket, and a black scarf. Style: The way I’ve been dressing lately is very minimalist, but not really so much playing to the trend.

Why blog? We noticed that a lot of the blogs were about styling and stuff. We are both studying art history at SMU and we are interested in how art influences fashion. What do you blog about? Point du Vue means perspective. Our latest blog post is about the color blocking trend and how it was actually invented by artists. We are all about history, fashion and mixing them together for a new perspective.


Wearing: I have on an oversized Ralph Lauren button-down on, a Hermès scarf as a tie, a Splendid cardigan, American Apparel tights and Chanel shoes. Style: I am really into masculinity feminized.


Wearing: I am channeling the 70s with my Seven for All Mankind bell bottom jeans, my Jeffrey Campbell wedgesand then just an American Apparel white oversized shirt, and then a vintage Chanel necklace that was my mothers. Style: I would describe my style as vintage eclectic. My favorite thing to do is to mix high and low, which I think is everyone’s personal style, mixing together their personality with what they find beautiful

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Jacqueline Ross, sophomore and founder of

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Campus Events February 15-21


Dream Week Unity Mixer

6 p.m. in the Varsity. Come out to celebrate the birthday of Dr. King and share in his legacy.


Sharp Show

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Sharp Studio, Room B100 in the Meadows School of the Arts. The show is student choreographed and performed.


Sharp Show

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Sharp Studio, Room B100 in the Meadows School of the Arts. Last chance to see the show.

Why blog? My parents are big readers and writers. My mom is a writer and she has a blog, but trust me she has way more followers on Twitter than I do. What do you blog about? I love to take pictures and I travel a lot so my latest posts have been about my recent trips. Wearing: A lace dress and suede bow pumps. You can wear it to class, you can wear it when you go out. I like the lace trend because it can be very ladylike or sexy. Style: Simple, but very classic. I’m inspired by my namesake Jackie O. I also have a lot of my mom’s pieces from the 80s, she used to be in the banking business so everything she has is very tailored and classic -- lots of blazers

Police Reports JANUARY 18 4:23 AM. Criminal Mischief: Boaz Hall/2nd Floor/3200 Binkley Avenue. A police Officer reported during a walkthrough of the dorm he observed damage to the west column. Open.

JANUARY 18 3:12 PM. Theft: Mary Hay Hall/bike Rack/3323 Peyton Parkway. A student reported theft of his bicycle. The theft occurred sometime between 12/23 7:00 AM 1/18/11 3:12 PM. Open.

JANUARY 19 12:05 AM. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Smith Hall/6020 Hillcrest Avenue. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Office for underage drinking. Closed.


2:23 AM. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Moody Parking Garage/1st Level/3063 SMU Blvd. Two students were referred to the Student Conduct Office for underage drinking. Closed. MICHAEL DANSER/ The Daily Campus


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Dallas Boy Scout Troop 914 makes history By PAT TRAVER

Contributing Writer

Dallas’s own Boy Scout Troop 914 honored a whopping 12 Eagle Scouts Nov. 6, 2010. While 12 is already an unheard-of number to achieve as the highestest rank in Scouting at one time from one troop, these boys made history for yet another reason. All 12 2010 Eagle Scout graduates in Troop 914 are African-American. According to Boy Scouts of America National Council, this is the second time in history this many African-American Scouts have earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout at one time. Inspired by retired SMU professor Dr. Emeritus Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. of the Perkins School of Theology, former Scout Master Allen Avery and current Assistant Scout Master San Salvador Edwards started Cub Scout Pack 914 in 1996. At the time, the troop had four members, all aged around five or six years old. Since then, the troop has produced nearly 40 Eagle Scouts. “We couldn’t let our boys go by the wayside,” Edwards said. “I got involved because my son wanted to get involved.” Edwards, an active member of the community and Scout representative for the New St. Luke Eagle Scouts based in St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, is a role model and father figure to many of the boys in Troop 914. Xavier Barkwell, one of the original four members of Troop 914, is now finishing up his first semester at the Naval Academy. “My grandmother coerced me into doing [Boy Scouts],” Barkwell said. “She thought it would be a good thing for me to do.” Though he confesses that he didn’t really like Scouting at first, he said that the experiences he had and the relationships he built have helped get him to where he is now. Avery and particularly Edwards are both like fathers to him.

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Members of the Dallas Boy Scout troop 914 pose for a photo at St. Luke United Methodist Church at an unknown date.

“Mr. San… I would assume that he considers me like another son,” Barkwell said. “If I ever need anything, he’s there for me. He’s always looking out for me. His son is like my brother. Actually, I call him my brother when I introduce him to people. They’re like another family to me.” Troop 914 claims that it is unique for several reasons, but the one to which Barkwell credits its success is that the troop is all-inclusive; whereas, other troops seem to be exclusive to a certain group or type of people. Historically, when they were founded in 1910, Boy Scouts were segregated into white troops and ‘colored troops.’ There were still troops in the south that remained segregated until 1970. According to Barkwell, many troops still tend to be all, or basically all, one race. “We’re a very diverse troop,” he said. “Other troops may be a little more conservative or centered around one or maybe two races. But it looks good to see a troop that’s not centered around one thing.” Scouts in Troop 914 are black, white, all types of Hispanic and Asian. “We are mostly an AfricanAmerican troop, but we welcome everybody,” Edwards said. “We are the most diverse troop in the area.” He and current Scout Master Keith Kennedy attribute the diversity to Troop

914’s uniqueness as a whole. “We took the Boy Scouts program and tweaked it a little bit to make sure our boys understand life lessons,” Edwards said. Life lessons include skills like how to treat people, particularly women, with respect, proper courtesy and manners for various occasions and even how to change a tire. “I mean, why would you want to go on a date and the guy doesn’t know how to change a tire?” Edwards said.

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years. This means that for over 2,000 years, astrologists have not been using the actual position of the constellations, but instead, using calendar dates to determine zodiac signs. These zodiac signs are based on constellations that can be seen in the path the sun takes across our sky. With the new shift, it appears that a 13th constellation, Ophiuchus, is in this trajectory. Announcement of a “13th sign” further complicated matters for those who read their horoscope. Zodiac sign dates shifted, making room for Ophiuchus in the western calendar. “[Horoscopes and zodiac signs] can be an obsession,” Tan said. “People need a sense of explanation in their life, a meaning or force behind what they are doing.” SMU juniors Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and McKell Favrot are Tauruses, or, so they thought. When Kirkpatrick, a markets and cultures major, heard about the shifting of the signs, she freaked out. “The characteristics of a Taurus fit my personality perfectly. I couldn’t imagine myself as any other zodiac sign,” she said. Kirkpatrick reads her horoscope daily. She even has Twitter and iPhone

applications. Currently, ZodiacFact on Twitter has 538,899 followers. “I first read about [the shift] on Twitter when I saw a couple of people’s tweets about their sign changing,” Kirkpatrick said. “I started getting this panic feeling… so, I Ggoogled it.” After double-checking her horoscope on her iPhone application, she was informed she need not worry—she was still a Taurus. Favrot was not as lucky. She is now an Aries. “I was really bummed,” she said. “I really like astrology. I think it’s cool and interesting that they have discovered a new sign, but I have been a Taurus for 20 years.” However, after a report was issued that the changing zodiac signs only effect people born after 2009, Favrot was relieved. According to Tan, there is evidence that suggests people were concerned with the alignment of stars all the way back to the Egyptians. So, while some people laugh at the hype that has been caused by this “sudden shift,” the large number of followers of ZodiacFact on Twitter proves that some people still care about their horoscope.


Health insurance deadline quickly approaching By ASHLEY WITHERS Associate News Editor

The spring 2011 waive/enroll period for student’s mandatory health insurance ends Monday. SMU’s mandatory health insurance policy requires students to provide proper documentation of existing insurance coverage in order to waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Students can also choose SHIP as their primary coverage. For domestic students enrolled in nine or more hours and international students with an F-1 Visa, health insurance coverage is a requirement for enrollment at SMU. International students attending SMU on a J-1 or H-1 visa are not required to enroll in SHIP, but should fill out the International Waiver. If students do not provide documentation to waive, students will be automatically enrolled in SHIP and a charge of $715 will be applied to their student account. This information must be kept current and students are required to waive or enroll each semester on Access.SMU. For more information, visit smu. edu/healthcenter.

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his dream to end segregation. Golbahar Dadyan, the director of the School of Metaphysics in Dallas, and Kera Everett, a teacher at the school, heard about the Unity Walk from SMU’s website. “I want to celebrate the lives of individuals who dedicated their lives to peace,” Dadyan said. “We need to join together to create peace within ourselves and within our community.” President R. Gerald Turner, Student Body President Jake Torres,

Student Trustee Haynes Strader, Vice President of the Association of Black Students Fred Leach and President of the College Hispanic American Students Claudia Sandoval led the group from the flagpole down Bishop Boulevard, ending at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The group joined together in singing after SMU’s Voices of Inspiration Gospel Choir began “Lift Every Voice.” As they walked, they continued singing “Bye and Bye,” “This Little Light of Mine” and “We Shall Overcome.”

Leaving the flagpole, there were around 30 people, however, when the walk ended, there were more than 50. After the walk, there was a reflection. Turner and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Lori White talked and the Voices of Inspiration Gospel Choir sang “King Jesus Is A Listenin’.” Junior Jasmine Carr shared her personal reflection of Dream Week, reminding the group that King’s dream continues. “A lot of the time we fall into the mindset that it’s over, that all the work

is done,” Carr said. “But there’s still work that can be done, and you are a part of that dream and a part of that task.” “We were all created in the image of God,” Turner said. “It was meant to be a unifying thing because there’s consistency to it. It’s a statement that applies to all of us—over all times, nations, races and whatever else.” SMU’s Dream Week is a week-long event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. from Jan. 17-21. Tomorrow there will be a Unity Mixer at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Varsity.



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First year reflects on recruitment experience COMMENTARY

You are invited to attend Recruitment Week 2011. What to bring: Panhellenic shirts, hairspray, and lip gloss Where: Hughes Trigg ballroom RSVP: Patty Panhellenic Tuesday Jan. 11, 2011 the campus was in a flurry of activity, as 506 of Southern Methodist University’s young woman got ready for Day 1 Moriah Momsen of Panhellenic Recruitment Week. The air in the South and North Quads buzzed with the hum of blow dryers, the sizzle of straightners, and girls giggling with anticipation. At 3:45 p.m. you could hear girls asking each other the usual questions: How does my hair look? Pearls or diamonds? Are you sure this headband works? Are we all ready? And with that doors slammed shut and we were off to battle, sorority war! Walking into Hughes Trigg everyone was greeting each other with, “Girl! You look soooo cute.”(Don’t lie you know that’s what you did PC ‘11) The most hilarious part of the scene was that no one knew what was going to happen. Personally, I believe that Panhellenic likes to keep PNMs (potential new members) in the dark for as long as possible to see just how many outrageous rumors can pop up. After being corralled into the auditorium we met our Rho Gamma’s (Sorority woman who have disaffiliated to guide the PNMs through the process). Besides helping us make decisions and being our mentors during the week the Rho Gammas had to try and keep all of us chatty girls quiet. Kudos to them because they did really well! Once we were settled in with our nametags on, cell phones turned in, and valuables in the classiest of Ziploc bags we were all ready to mingle. One by one the Rho Gamma groups walked to their first house. At exactly five minutes till 6 p.m. we were all lined up alphabetically standing outside the houses. Sorority row became eerily quiet. Three minutes till 6 p.m. all the Rho Gammas shouted, “Three minute warning!” At that all of us had to take off our coats, throw them on the grass, and shiver in the 24-degree weather. Finally 6 p.m. came and all the sorority doors opened simultaneously and all you could hear was door chants. Delta, Delta, Delta… We are the Delta Gammas… I L.O.V.E PI PHI… Hoora for Kappa… THINK Theta… Give your heart to Chi O… G Phi G Phi B… Alpha Chi till the day I die… One by one we were ushered into the warm houses. Each of the PNMs talked to what felt like hundreds of girls at all the houses. All of the girls were so nice and conversations flowed so well that fears diminished and we just started to talk and laugh. Each house was so wonderful many of us could not help but fall in love with every single one, but at the end of the week we would only end up with one, the perfect one! Bid Day came and as we all ripped open our envelopes there was such a loud joyful response. Panhellenic always says that the system works and from what I saw during Recruitment week it did. Thank you Patty Panhellenic and Congratulations PC 11’ girls!

Debates on morality will be true test of political civility STAFF

In the wake of the shootings in Arizona, we began to consider the impact of political rhetoric in Drew Konow this country. Journalists, politicians and citizens pondered the ramifications of the semantics that constructed political rhetoric. Confident that rhetoric, while oftentimes violent and vitriolic, was not responsible for acts of violence or massacre, the conversation moved on. Nonetheless, politicians and pundits alike seemed to arrive at a general consensus to “shake hands after a heated debate,” “set aside our differences” and “to unite as a country.” I applaud this demonstration of well-mannered politics. However, prescribing increased civility is, in many ways, easier in this moment. We just finished an election cycle, we just inaugurated a new legislature, and our country was just rattled by an enraged shooter. In other words, debate is not in full motion at present.

Politics as usual has just begun on Capitol Hill. Senators, governors and representative are hardly settled into their respectives offices. The country is overcoming the shock of a violent attack. We have not yet begun to sing the songs of disunity that characterize much of our country’s politics. Thus, the only time will tell if the words are more than just opportunistic rhetoric. Indeed, these pledges and recommendations of rhetorical civility, legislative collegiality, and political non-violence will face the most telling tests in moments of severe discord. In times of moral debate, politicians will vie for their posts. Debates on morality, particularly those concerning “social issues,” will expose the depth of our commitment to civility. These questions incite particularly bitter, caustic debate in our country. For most, words like abortion, gay marriage, death penalty, and immigration (to name a few) incite powerful emotions and opinions. There is a reason these are not common topics of dinner conversation. It’s easier to discuss the prospect of Christian Bale winning an Oscar, Britney’s new single, or who’s going to play in Super Bowl XLV. It is not easy to discuss who should receive government assistance, when

life begins, how to define a marriage, what is the proper punishment for a crime, or who should be permitted to enter our country. These issues (along with many others) cause disagreement, frustration, anger, and at times even despair. Despite the difficulty, we must engage in these discussions, and we must do so courteously. I do not propose a dispassionate or amoral discussion, but one that is both vibrant and respectful. As many have said throughout our nations history, we must learn to “disagree without being disagreeable.” Notwithstanding notable examples of respectful discourse, popular precedent seems to be for the contrary, especially in the case of moral rhetoric. Countless examples show how in the realm of morality, there is a tendency to demonize those who disagree. While outlandish examples of this type of violent rhetoric seem most apparent, the tendency to violently target one’s ideological opponent is not unique to eccentric groups. It’s quite mainstream and can be easily perceived throughout moral discourse involving issues of death penalty, abortion, gay rights,

immigration, health care, weapon’s rights, etc. By using biting rhetoric and calling your opponent your enemy, the issues become muddled and the individual is removed from the argument. This type of militant rhetoric forgets that each issue is not merely political. It is personal. That is, it deals directly with people and their lives. This rhetoric overlooks the central figure in each debate: the individual and his or her right to live with dignity. Responsibility and blame belong in some part to each group, every individual, and all political entities. However, blame serves little more than to further demonize. We must each take the responsibility we have to debate with both integrity and civility. Do we, as a country and as individuals, have the courage to implement what we learned from Tucson? Can we discuss respectfully those values we hold most precious? Or will we resort to rhetorical violence and finger-pointing? Drew Konow is a senior religious studies, foreign languages and literatures major. He can be reached for comments or questions at



What is your new year’s resolution...?

“Getting better grades.” -Derek Flowers Freshman

“Continuing to eat healthy and work out every day.”

“I’m trying to build up to a ten day fast this year.”

-Madeline Smith Sophomore

-Max Diener Sophomore

“Simply put, this year I’m just going for it, no holding back.”

“I’m going to be a vegetarian all year”

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Review: ‘The Company Men’ By CHASE WADE A&E Associate Editor

Courtesy of Meadows Museum

Votice Missal of Urban VIII.

Frieze with Cardinalitial Coat of Arms of Cardinal Antoniotto Pallavicini and Initial T (Te igitur) with the Pietá.

The Crucifixion by a Follower of Pietro Vannuccci, called “Perugino.” Folio from a codice of Pietro Barbo.

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“Meadows was highly involved in the English version of the corresponding book.” The details of the folios remain fully intact and the colors vibrant, making it a visually pleasing exhibit, as well as an informative vantage point to a widely forgotten piece of history. The earliest codices are from the 11th and 12th centuries, and the

collection follows the development of this art into the 17th century. Each work being displayed has its own unique aspect, and museum visitors will find each work as beautiful as the next. It is disappointing that only one page from each of the books can be on view, but this is an inevitable aspect because of their antiquity. Some of the more eye-catching works are the “Missal of the Nativity of Cardinal Antoniotto Pallavicini”

and the “Votice Missal of Urban VIII,” however all of the works are stunning. It is a treat for SMU’s campus to have this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit on campus and because students receive free entry to the museum, there is no reason to miss out. “The Lost Manuscripts from the Sistine Chapel: An epic journey from Rome to Toledo,” is in the Meadows Museum through April 23.


A triumph for the blue-collared film, “The Company Men,” follows the lives of three men after the Boston-based company they work for, GBX, distributes a series of the all so dreaded pink slips. The stellar cast is lead by none other than bean-town native, Ben Affleck, who plays Bobby Walker, a confident, up and coming vice president of sales at GBX and is blind sided by his termination at the company. Even though he was offered a generous severance package, Bobby Walker is fuming mad. One of the movies more dynamic scenes takes place when Bobby returns to his spacious suburban home. His wife (Rosemarie DeWitt), alarmed by the early arrival of her husband, questions Bobby and after dodging a series of questions quite strategically, Bobby finally admits that he has been fired. Lowering his head in defeat, Bobby Walker, after losing the ability to provide for his family, is officially a broken man. Playing Walker’s co-worker

is the astounding Chris Cooper. Although he was fired a few weeks after Bobby Walker, Cooper’s character Phil Woodward, who is twenty years older than most of his associates, seems to have taken his termination much worse. “The Company Men” makes the point that age is a major factor in the workforce and to his dismay, the movie uses Woodward as its catalyst. Phil’s situation is quite comical at times. At one point in the movie he admits he dyes his hair to look younger, but overall the audience witnesses Woodward’s severe mental breakdown. Without his job, Phil has basically lost his vitality. His job was his life,and even though he committed his past 27 years to GBX, the company fired him without a second thought. The second in command at GBX, and perhaps the most surprising of terminations, is the company’s cofounder, Gene McClary, played by Tommy Lee Jones. McClary and his college roommate, James Salinger, started GBX but Salinger has lost his virtues and attitude that propelled the company to success. Now, Salinger is only concerned with the bottom-line and will do anything to keep his shareholders happy. “The Company Men,” is quick

to point out the exuberant lives that company executives live while their workers are being axed. McClary, who is constantly butting heads with Salinger throughout “The Company Men,” eventually loses his company in the process. “The Company Men,” is less about the downsizing of a company and more about the uplifting of a spirit, in particular, Bobby Walker’s. After endlessly searching for jobs, Walker finally takes a job as a carpenter with his brother-in-law, played by Kevin Costner. In almost every scene Costner is in, he steals it. With a blatantly blue-collared attitude, Costner wastes no time putting Walker to work. “The Company Men” is a fitting introduction as John Well’s directorial debut. It would have been easy to make a film about the economy and make it dreary to watch but Wells tackled the challenge of making a film that is overall positive in terms of today’s job market. “The Company Men” is entertaining from beginning to end and sometimes the realism of the situations can only make you think it could happen to anyone, even you. “The Company Men,” opens in theaters nationwide Jan. 21.

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Film benefits from director Jarecki’s vision, research By LAUREN SMART A&E Editor

“All Good Things” is not your typical love story, in fact it’s a film about one of the most notorious unsolved murder mysteries in American history. Academy Award nominated director Andrew Jarecki was so intrigued by the story of Robert Durst that he wanted to make a movie about it. He spent over 20 years researching the case in order to make one of the most compelling movies so far this year. “I’ve always been fascinated by the story,” Jarecki said. “At its core it’s a love story that ended in the disappearance of this girl who was in medical school with only two months left.” In his film, “All Good Things” Jarecki has created a portrait of the

rich son of a business mogul and his beautiful wife, following them from their first meeting through her disappearance. Although his film is only based on the events of Durst trial, he has smartly used a court scene later in the life of his character David Marks (Ryan Gosling), who is based on Durst, and takes his testimony to enter into flashbacks of David’s relationship with his wife Katie (Kirsten Dunst). “During the trial his (Durst’s) lawyer decided to take the unsual step of putting him on the witness stand,” Jarecki said. “It was the first time he had spoken publicly about his life and his testimony is rather fascinating.” This also gives the film an unreliable narrator, because the audience is given only the perspective of David Marks, who is obviously invested in the story. Just as the trial was left open, so the movie leaves the audience without a

conviction. Jarecki and the team he compiled to make the film did extensive research before filming and even made a 30-minute documentary style film to introduce everyone working on “All Good Things” to the facts of the trial. “Because this story is original and somewhat bizarre, I wanted things to be grounded in the material of the original story,” Jarecki said. “I think some of the most interesting stuff that happens in life is reality– the unexpected can be chilling.

“All Good Things” opens Jan. 21 and is playing at the Angelika in Mockingbird Station.


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Blazers defeat Mustangs 67-53 in midst of Papa Dia’s fourth straight double double By NICOLE JACOBSEN Senior Staff Writer

UAB Kaleidoscope

University of Alabama at Birmingham forward Cameron Moore contests the opening tip off with SMU forward Papa Dia during play Wednesday evening inside Bartow Arena in Birmingham. UAB won the match 67-53.

In Wednesday’s loss to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Blazers. senior forward Papa Dia and point guard Rodney Clinkscales combined over half of the Mustang’s points with 16 points each that night. UAB, who remains undefeated at home, won their third game in league play, while SMU, with only one conference win, returns to Moody Coliseum on Saturday riding a twogame losing streak. “To me, you could make a case that UAB is the best team in the league,” head Coach Matt Doherty said. “To win on the road, you have to be sharper, and we weren’t that sharp.” Dia, who has had a double-double in all four C-USA games this season, had his eighth double-double of the season with 10 rebounds in addition to his 16 points. Now with a perfect 9-0 record on their home court, the Blazers (13-4, 3-1 Conference USA) took a 16-point lead with five minutes left in the second half to seal their fourth consecutive win over the Mustangs. SMU slipped to 10-8 overall and 1-3 in league games. Senior guard Jamarr Sanders from UAB scored a game-high of 22 points while junior forward Cameron Moore added 12 points and 12 boards. With a 34-25 lead at the half, UAB kept their lead the entire game, shooting 49 percent from the field compared to 39.2 percent from SMU.

This weekend’s game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (14-4, 3-2 C-USA), a team that received votes in both the AP Top 25 and ESPN/ USA Today Coaches Poll in week 11, could be another tough match up for the Mustangs, despite the home court advantage. SMU has not defeated the Golden Eagles since 2009 when SMU knocked off the Golden Eagles, 67-65 after taking a commanding 42-28 lead at the half. Last season, Southern Miss won on their home court, 56-53. Southern Miss, coming to Moody off a 76-75 loss to Memphis, has proven they can win on the road after defeating Marshall 95-65 and Rice 81-78. However, in a conference that has become much more condensed since it was proven that Memphis can be beat, there is no team that really stands out among the rest. Senior forward Gary Flowers leads with 21.1 points averaged per game and senior point guard R.L. Horton leads with an average of 12.7 points per game. As a team, they lead the league in scoring with 78.6 points averaged per game. The Golden Eagles are also first in Conference USA with an average of 40.5 boards per game. Saturday’s game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. tip off in Moody Coliseum. Southern Miss currently leads the series at 3-5.


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second or third man on shore at the invasion of Italy.” “He gave his body to shield a fellow soldier from the Italian police,” Muchmore said. “I’ve been welded to the SMU football program ever since.” Muchmore demonstrated his support for the Mustangs at Darwin Payne’s “In Honor of the Mustangs: The Centennial History of SMU Athletics, 1911-2010” book signing yesterday in Ford Stadium.

This book giving the history of SMU athletics is a great way to kick off the next four years celebrating our history, R. Gerald Turner University President


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Muchmore joined with other Mustang fans including students, SMU alumni and community members. “We’re season ticket holders and we like to come out and support SMU,” Park Cities resident David Upchurch and his wife said. Darwin Payne, the author, and Gerry York, who picked out all 615 photos in the book, mingled with the crowd and signed copies of their book. “It’s been a wonderful adventure to go through the history of SMU,”

Payne said. “It is very colorful, and at times surprising.” Athletes featured in the book were also available to sign copies. “In a hundred years there are a ton of athletes, just to be mentioned is enough,” former SMU football player Ira Terrell said. “There’s a lot of history here and there needs to be more.” “I wanted to meet the athletes preceding me so I could honor them,” Savannah Smith, an incoming freshman who recently signed with the SMU Rowing team, said. The book signing included a program sponsored by the SMU Letterman’s Association. Director of Athletics Steve Orsini spoke during the program about the legacy of SMU athletics and his hopes for the book. “This book will serve as a reminder to the athletes of today and tomorrow that greatness can be achieved,” he said. President R. Gerald Turner also praised Payne’s history book. “This book giving the history of SMU athletics is a great way to kick off the next four years celebrating our history,” Turner said. Turner also announced that Payne will be writing the official SMU Centennial history book. “Darwin Payne has written the book in such a way to not only celebrate the past but point us to the future,” Orsini said.

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Mustang soccer players go pro Four SMU soccer players will report to MLS training camp. Defender Leone Cruz was selected 21st overall by the Seattle Sounders in the second round of the MLS Draft. Goalkeeper Craig Hill and midfielder Kekoa Osorio were both selected by FC Dallas in the MLS Supplemental Draft. Midfielder Josue Soto was signed by the Houston Dynamo under the MLS home grown player rule.

Cole named Swimmer of the Week

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SMU is currently ranked 27th in the Capital One Cup men’s standings. The Capital One Cup winner will be awarded a trophy and $200,000 scholarship for post-graduate education in July at the ESPYs. Auburn and Eastern Washington are currently tied for first.


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