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President R. Gerald Turner joins student body president Alex Mace, students and faculty in the Unity Walk in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
SMU commemorates MLK with Unity Walk Erica Penunuri Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org President R. Gerald Turner and the SMU community commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. at the Unity Walk in the Hughes Trigg Student Center Commons Wednesday at noon. “As we do our march we can celebrate how much has gone forward in these 150 years and look forward to all its to be,” SMU President R. Gerald Turner said. Approximately 60 people gathered in Hughes-Trigg to join the Unity Walk. They then made their way to the south exit of HughesTrigg and proceeded to the Boulevard until they reached Meadows Museum while singing freedom songs. The Unity Walk is the “highlight of Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Week,” according to Creston Lynch, Director of Multicultural Student Affairs and planner of the event. “We work with various departments and we come together to celebrate the life and
Levingston attended the event, and said her favorite freedom song is “I Will Trust in My Lord.” “I came because I think it’s important to remember and honor the memory of Dr. King and to try to keep that alive,” Levingston said. She is also a member of the Voices of Inspiration Gossip Choir which helped her lead songs in the march. The march was open to the public and everyone was handed out a flyer with the lyrics of three freedom songs: “We Shall Overcome,” “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn me ‘Round,” and “This Little Light of Mine.” “I think its important that we do this walk to make sure that today’s generation understands what it took to enjoy the freedoms we have today,” Beth Wilson, J.D. SMU Associate Vice President and Executive Assistant to the President, said. When asked before the march if she was ready to CHRISTOPHER SAUL/The Daily Campus sing, Wilson replied, “I am President Turner speaks in the Hughes Trigg Student Center Wednesday. ready to lend my voice!”
legacy of Dr. King and we are doing out best to see that vision on our campus,” Lynch said. The vision was present when the crowd strolled down the SMU Boulevard singing freedoms songs. This included Vice President of Student Affairs Lori White who wore tennis shoes with her
professional attire to make the walk a bit more “comfortable.” “I march today because I want to remember those who made sacrifices and made it possible to be where we are today. I march today because I know we still have work to do,” White said. SMU junior Brittany
Every 26 seconds, a student in the U.S. drops out of high school, according to recent CNN reports. That’s 7000 students a day. Almost 50,000 kids a week. Over 2.5 million a year. In Dallas County alone, more than 100,000 children between the ages of five and 13 are without adult supervision at home after school. “It’s this lack of attention to what students are doing after school,” Betsy Orton said. “That causes these alarming statistics.” A 2003 SMU alumna, Betsy Orton, helped launch the North Texas chapter of After-School All-Stars, a nonprofit program dedicated to keeping middle school-aged kids in school and out of trouble. “I realized from SMU, and from my professors there,” she said on the subject of her career, “that nonprofit was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” Orton was a Corporate communication and public affairs, now known as communications studies, major at SMU with a focus on nonprofit organizations. After Betsy graduated from SMU, she got her first job working for the American Red Cross in marketing. She was working at the foundation during Hurricane Katrina and served more than a thousand New Orleans refugees who lost their homes in the storm. “It’s an experience that I will never forget,” Orton said. “And one I never want to forget.” After leaving the Red Cross, Betsy moved on to the Texas Tree Foundation, and was eventually recruited by the After School AllStars, or ASAS, program. Now, as the Executive Director of ASAS, Orton has the responsibility of overseeing 354 fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders at KIPP TRUTH Academy in South Dallas. The middle school students spend an hour and a half each school participating in after school
activities. These activities include art classes, dance classes, theatre classes, martial arts, basketball and more. “It’s so exciting for the kids,” Orton said. “They’re getting an opportunity that they’d never have otherwise.” Ninety six percent of students at KIPP TRUTH accept either free or reduced cost lunches. Orton said that statistics show a majority of the families who send their children to KIPP make less than $20,000 a year. “What we aim to do is providing a dance class for a little girl who knew she could dance, but had never thought she’d have the chance to join a group,” Orton said. “Things like that.” Next fall, ASAS hopes to team up with more DISD middle schools in South Dallas to help combat the high dropout rates and low test scores. “We would love to work with all of the schools in the area, but we just don’t have the capital to do that,” Orton said. “So we have to settle helping the few we can.” The reason that After-School All-Stars focuses on middle schools is because the eighth to ninth grade jump is the most susceptible time for a student to drop out of school. “Elementary schools and high schools have all sorts of programs to help at-risk kids,” Orton said. “But middle schools just seem to fall through the cracks.” The program also provides events for the students. On Friday, Jan. 25, the All-Star Classic Basketball Tournament will take place at Duncanville Field House. Over one hundred students are expected to participate in the free competition. ASAS believes the tournament, sponsored by Fox Sports Southwest and MetroPCS, is a chance for students to gain recognition that they may never have had before. “Every kid should have a medal hanging in their room that they can be proud of,” Orton said. To some of the kids, the program might mean shooting hoops for an
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Cox, Simmons to offer new Masters program in Sports Management JULIE FANCHER Assignments Desk Editor email@example.com The ever-growing market of jobs for students interested in both sports and business has led to SMU ‘s development of a new masters program. The Cox School of Business and the Simmons School of Education and Human Development have teamed up this semester to provide a new master’s degree for SMU students. The Master of Science in Sports Management degree is a one-year program that is designed for students “who have
a passion for the business of sport and aspire to hold senior management positions in the billion-dollar sports industry.” This new masters program follows up to the Simmons School of Education and Human Development undergraduate major applied physiology and sports management, which began in fall of 2009. The courses which will be held in the evenings and on Saturdays and will be taught by professionals who have worked in sports media, broadcasting, marketing and on professional sports teams. The curriculum also includes a one summer internship.
Dallas is the fifth largest sports market in the United States, with teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and FC Dallas. This new course is now accepting applications for the class of August 2013. It will accept 25 students who have graduated with an undergraduate degree. An information session will be held Monday Jan. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Collins Center classroom 100. Faculty and staff new to the program will be on hand to answer questions for any prospective and interested students.
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2003 SMU Alum Betsy Orton helped launch After-School All-Stars.
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A whole new world of beer comes to SMU BLVD ERIC SHEFFIELD Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org “I’ve never seen this many bottles before,” World of Beer first-timer Ron Caterman said. “It’s crazy.” World of Beer, a recently opened tavern that plays home to 500 craft beers and 40 rotating taps, opened its second location in the Dallas area along the suddenly thriving SMU Boulevard. “We love craft beer, and there’s no other place that you can get all of it in one place,” Manny Ballesteros, general manager of the new location, said. “The biggest thing is selection, and no one has the sort of selection we have.” While World of Beer might seem like just another Ginger Man or Vickery Park, the bar is offering a variety of programs to help attract SMU students, including free WiFi, live music Thursday through Saturday nights and ‘WOB University Night’ on Wednesday where college students get half off of all drafts. The company has instituted a Loyalty Club Program for customers, which offers prizes such as T-shirts and mugs to patrons that try a range of beers. Customers at the top of the loyalty program might see a party thrown
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World of Beer is the newest addition to the SMU BLVD strip. This location has over 500 bottles of beer and 40 beers on tap.
for them and 30 of their friends. “We feel that the loyalty program helps the customers grow closer together,” Ballesteros said. “At other locations, the top 30 members are almost like a family.” There are 35 World of Beer locations spread among 11 states. The SMU Boulevard location that opened Dec. 11 is the third
in Texas. The newest spot is the second World of Beer that Ballesteros has opened. His first was in Arlington in 2011. The Austin businessman has always had a love for beer, and saw great potential for the idea. “I saw where the craft beer market was going and I wanted to be part of it,” Ballesteros said. “Since 2009, craft beers have
jumped from 7 to 11 percent of the market, and I knew that was where we needed to be.” A nationwide staple of World of Beers is the 14-day ‘beer’ school that staff members are required to complete prior to employment. “It was like a legitimate class,” Marla Hegman, an employee who has finished her beer schooling, said. “We had to be there for
five hours a day, and the teaching ranged from the science behind making beer to the history of certain brands to the social culture of bars.” World of Beer is located directly underneath the BLVD apartment complex. Business has been bustling beneath the 417unit building ever since it opened in May of 2012.
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Torchy’s Tacos and The Nodding Donkey both opened last August. World of Beer completes the trifecta of eating and drinking locations for residents of the BLVD. “Its nice having places right downstairs that I can go to when the hunger rush hits,” BLVD resident and SMU senior Daniel Sanchez said. “Or if I just want to hang out with some friends.” And better yet, if the tenants from the complex want to bring their food down, they’re more than welcome to BYOF — Bring Your Own Food. “We understand here that not every beer is going to go with the same meal,” Hegman said. “We offer a starting point in our kitchen, but everyone has their own taste.” The pub will be having their official grand opening on Saturday. In addition to live music, there will be a raffle with prizes including an iPad mini, Dallas Mavericks tickets, or a house favorite, a private brewery tour of Rahr & Sons Brewery in Fort Worth. “We delayed the grand opening because we knew SMU got back on the 17,” Ballesteros said. “We wanted to hit them hard when they came back and let them enjoy a fun night in their own neighborhood.”
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Meadows Dance: Sharp Show in the Sharp Studio, B100, from 8-10 p.m.
January 27 Meadows Dance: Sharp Show in the Sharp Studio, B100, from 2-4 p.m.
11:22 a.m. Sexual Assault. Perkins Hall/6004 Hillcrest Avenue. A student reported she was sexually assaulted by a student acquaintance. Open. CRIME ALERT ISSUED. 6:06 p.m. Fire. Boaz Hall/South Side Lawn Area. Workers were drilling to test the soil for a construction project and struck electrical wiring causing smoke to come from the site where they were drilling.
january 22 (cont.) UPFD responded and checked the area. The site was cordoned off with tape until electricians repaired the damage. Closed.
4:43 p.m. Theft. Phi Delta Theta House. A theft was reported at this location. Open. 11:39 p.m. Possession of Marijuana. McElvaney Hall. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for smoking marijuana in his room. Closed.
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Clinton resilient in Senate hearing Katelyn Gough News Editor email@example.com Secretary of Defense Hillary Clinton sat before the Republican Senate Wednesday for her hearing on the Sept. 11 Benghazi terrorist attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others. In an interview for commentary on the hearing, SMU political science professor Matthew Wilson saw Clinton as defensive. “Secretary Clinton was understandably indignant about accusations that she and others in the administration had been intentionally deceptive about the nature of the Benghazi attack,” Wilson said. “Her answers seemed unsatisfying, though, when it came to questions of accountability.” Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky called it a “failure of leadership” not to read wires sent to the Defense Department from the Libyan Embassy requesting additional security measures.
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hour. To others, it’s a place to sit down and study without the distractions at home. “To me, it’s all about making a difference for the kids, for their families, for the school and for the organization,” Orton said. The After-School All-Stars program is based out of Los Angeles, Cal. The North Texas chapter is the thirteenth in the nation.
Calling it the “worst tragedy since 9/11”, Paul said that Clinton and her Department staff made severe “judgment errors” in neglecting to make said protective safety requests top priority. “Not to know of the request for securities, really, I think, cost these people their lives,” Paul said at the hearing. “She was unwilling to blame anyone in particular for how things played out,” Wilson said, accounting for some of the frustrations from the Senate in terms of Clinton’s liability and response, or lack there of. Clinton said that the Aug. 16 cable “warning that the Benghazi consulate could not withstand a coordinated attack” did not go above the assistant Secretary’s office. Clinton said she was “not aware of anyone within [her] office, within the Secretary’s office, having seen the cable.” “It was very disappointing to me that [it was] concluded there were inadequacies and problems in the responsiveness of our team here in Washington to the security requests.” Clinton later said.
Attributing the alleged “negligence” partially to the 1.43 million cables that are sent to the Department each year and addressed to Clinton herself, she said that the cable request “was not something brought to [her] attention.” Clinton, throughout most of the hearing, acknowledged that in no way did the Benghazi attack go without extensive and sobering changes to the Defense Department. “It’s something we’re fixing and intend to put into place—protocols and systems—to ensure it does not happen again.” Even with such promises, Wilson said significant questions remain. “[Clinton] didn‘t offer much in the way of concrete steps to prevent debacles like that in the future,” he explained. While the Department itself took a hit resulting from Wednesday’s hearing, most are saying Clinton kept her reputation in tact, handling the hard-hitting confrontations about the mistakes made appropriately, but not unnecessarily apologetically.
As many peg her as a favorite for the 2016 Presidential race, Clinton remains one of the most popular figures in politics. Her favorability rating is 67 percent, according to an ABC/ Washington Post poll released Wednesday. Joe Biden, seen by many as her strongest competitor for the Democratic bid in 2016, has a favorability rating of 48 percent, according to the same poll. “Not only the visibility of Clinton’s job as the country’s top diplomat, but also its relative distance from the political battles in Washington, likely have benefited her image,” said Gregory Holyk, an analyst at Langer Research Associates, which conducted the poll.
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“This is an historic step for equality and for recognizing the role women have, and will continue to play, in the defense of our nation,” — Democratic Senator Patty Murray, on allowing women to serve in front-line combat. “When I heard that, I just really cracked up. I thought it was really funny, but she did a beautiful job with the pre-record … next time I’ll probably do the same.” —Aretha Franklin, on Beyonce lip-syncing the national anthem at the inauguration “There’s this tendency to think that I want to shock people, but [‘Kill Your Darlings’] is not a shocking film. It’s a beautiful film and a powerful film and an emotionally fraught one, but I don’t think it’s shocking.” —Daniel Radcliffe, on his latest film. “I think that honesty is always the best bet and that the truth will set you free.” — Sheryl Crow on ex-boyfriend Lance Armstrong’s doping firing line
Morality without God In the past week or so, an essay contributed to CNN’s iReport by Deborah Mitchell has drawn significant response from readers. Mitchell, a Texas resident, started a blog a few years ago about raising her children without religion and the challenges that come along with such an undertaking. In spite of the ire she has aroused from some members of different religious communities, I commend Ms. Mitchell for writing this essay. As the number of religiously unaffiliated people in this country steadily increases, I think it’s important for us atheist and agnostic citizens to make clear that we are not morally deficient and are just as capable of raising well-adjusted children as any other person of faith.
Sexual assaults stem from deeper issues michael dearman Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org The plague of sexual assaults at SMU is tied to a much deeper problem than just the challenge of keeping women and men safe from predators on campus. It concerns the sexual culture of the community as a whole and how one might go about changing it. Rape is not solely a sexual act, but an act of power, violation, and degradation. It stems from a mindset unconcerned with the intrinsic worth of individuals, and this mindset prevails on many, if not most, college campuses in the United States. Rampant objectification is clearly not a novel phenomenon here on the Hilltop, but throughout the United States, which is why these are not incidents isolated to colleges and universities. Sexual objectification becomes really ugly when it destroys the lives of individuals in an act of sexual assault, but that is clearly not where the objectification begins. Assault is the ultimate outworking of objectification, which begins in the individual mind. If we constantly expose ourselves to media that depicts sex as something to be consumed like any other item, then we not
only degrade sexuality, but we open ourselves up to an alteration of our mindset as well. Recent research in psychology and neuroscience demonstrates how watching porn over extended periods of time alters one’s brain chemistry. Yet Forbes reports that the porn industry continues to turn, by conservative estimates, a $4 billion profit. Forbes’ analysis included adult video sales, Internet sites, pay-per-view movies, and magazines, but says nothing about the actual consumption of porn from free sources. Regardless of how much the porn industry makes, porn is merely an overt example of objectification for the sake of personal pleasure. The sale of consumer goods using sexuality (most commonly using female images, but male portrayals are not exempt either) serves to reinforce and take advantage of an already degrading respect for sexuality. The problem of objectification seems to manifest itself, regrettably, most often in the Greek community on campus. That is not to disparage fraternities or sororities in theory, as the necessity of community through brotherhood and sisterhood is
commendable and essential, but the culture has questionable effects on the behavior of individuals. Commodification of sexuality will not disappear by cracking down on parties or by enforcing penalties on fraternities for violating university policy. Instead, people will change when they decide to have higher respect for the intrinsic worth of the other and exercise wisdom. That means that “no” really does mean no and that protecting each other from sexual assault is a necessary duty. Instead of encouraging each other to engage in risky, undignified behavior, we need to see a change in attitude toward sexuality. Instead of viewing one’s sexual partner as an object of pleasure, one must view the other as an autonomous being of the same worth as oneself. The encouragement of objectification goes both ways. Some willingly accept it and some willfully seek targets of it, both male and female. I want to clarify that I am not victim-blaming those who have been sexually assaulted. Those individuals deserve love, care and support unconditionally. All I mean to say is the desire to be objectified and to objectify another person are
equally wrong because they are drawn from the same source of disrespect for human sexuality. These characterize two distinct types of desires – to be possessed and to possess – which both turn oneself or another into an object, which is distinctly different from a human being. I come at all of this from a Christian world view, which leads me to recognize the intrinsic value of each individual and to acknowledge the transcendent value of human sexuality. But what I have emphasized is not exclusive to Christians or other people of faith. What I have said is not applicable only to a bunch of shut-ins and prudes. I am not targeting one group but all individuals at SMU to realize that transforming someone into an object of sexual desire is degrading to oneself and the other. It is tantamount to a declaration of that person’s subhuman worth instead of the full consideration of his or her value as a human being with the same right to respectful treatment as anyone else. Dearman is a junior majoring in philosophy, political science and English.
— Brandon Bub, SMU junior
The death of liberalism A few days ago in an article on Salon, a woman argued that while she believes that life begins at conception, she was still pro-choice because she believed that the life of the mother was worth more than the life of the child. While I appreciate her honesty, her position shows just how far liberalism has fallen. The central tenet of liberalism, of classical Lockean liberalism, was that all men are created equal. That was the justification for liberal support of ending slavery, of supporting civil rights, and liberalism has always won out on these issues because “all men are created equal” is such an easy ideal to agree with. This pro-choice position in Salon, the only scientifically literate prochoice position, could not be less liberal. And it is precisely the illiberal nature of that argument that makes me so confident it will lose out in the end. — Tucker Keene, Online Editor
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Being ‘First Name Unknown’ creates a sense of identity loss abhijit sunil Contributing Writer email@example.com The U.S. definitely teaches you many things: especially if you are an international student who has traveled to study here for the first time. And one of those lessons is the importance of a surname. Now as humans, we take many things for granted in life. Sometimes the people we love, our comfort zones and the luxuries we can afford are just aspects of everyday life. But little would we think of how much we take for granted our most important identity: our names. I should know. I have the egregious handicap of not having a surname altogether. My name simply is my first name and my middle name, which is my father’s name. This, of course, has been the custom and practice of many families and communities from the South of India where I hail from. Generations of my forefathers have never had a surname. We lived happily this way, too. Our schools and universities
blissfully acknowledge this sentiment and make no fuss about it. All my life in India, whenever I filled out an application or told my name to a government official, I would gleefully explain that I only have a first and middle name. The government official by default would ask me if I am South Indian, and then we would proceed to talk about the beautiful natural forests and cuisines there for the next five minutes. So, when I applied for my passport, I made sure that my name was spelled correctly and that the surname field was left blank. Of course, I knew hundreds of others who had the same name format, and I was almost proud that my name was unique until I decided to pursue graduate studies in the U.S. Then, my bubble burst right on my face. That’s when Uncle Sam reprimanded me in no gentle terms for my sin. Here in the U.S., all government records and identities are indexed and classified according to surnames. The surname fields in any document or application are
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always mandatory. Thus, when I received my I20 form, it had christened me as FNU Abhijit Sunil, where the university put in my given names as my surname and First Name Unknown. This apparently is the norm that the U.S. government instructs universities to follow for special cases like mine. But this was just the start. The Visa officials follow a completely different set of norms, and they split my name and put my father’s name as my surname. So, by the time I had flown to the US, I was already the proud owner of three sets of names. But this was just the beginning of my journey. When I applied for my Social Security number, the Social Security office stylized my name according to my I20, following their own norms. But, when I applied for a driver’s license, they informed me that my Social Security card has to match my visa. But, the Social Security office follows the I20, which follows my passport which doesn’t have a surname. Yes, this indeed looks like a menza
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and stylize it according to my visa. This experience definitely teaches me to acknowledge the simple ‘pleasures’ of life you cannot take for granted – not even your
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A sitdown with the cast of Warm Bodies Manning Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org Associate A&E Editor The Daily Campus recently caught up with Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer, the stars of the new movie, “Warm Bodies.” Any fans of the UK show “Skins” or the 2002 film, “About A Boy” will be familiar with boyishly cute Hoult and viewers of the 2011 blockbuster, “Take Me Home Tonight” will recognize the stunning Teresa Palmer. We asked them a few questions about what is was like being part of a zombie romance film. What about the script made you say, “I had to do this”? Teresa Palmer: It was such a breath of fresh air. It was original, and unique, and daring. I love that it’s a mash-up of all of these genres, it’s comedic, its romantic film, it’s an action film and of course it’s the zombie genre, which is fantastic. How did the make-up work in the film? Nick Hoult: The make-up only took an hour and a half. Adrian Morot did it. He’s very talented and he’s won an Academy Award. I wore contact lenses and it really helped to create that character. It was easy to get lost in the world they were creating for us? Nick, your character rarely
speaks, how challenging was that? NH: It was a new challenge. Luckily, there is some great voice over which gives you an insight into my character’s thoughts and kind of witty self deprecating outlook on the situation he has found himself in. I think a lot of guys can relate to that in a room with the girl they like. The tone of the book is different than the movie. Have you read it? NH: I read the script first and loved it and cared about the character a lot and thought this could be a really different and interesting film. Once I met Jonathan and got cast in the film I read the book. Isaac’s captured the feelings that R goes through. Jonathan captured the characters and the key story beats carefully. Because the script was so strong, it made our jobs a lot easier. TP: It was really well adapted. It’s very liberating as an actor to put your trust in the director and the script. Teresa, what attracted your character Julie to R (Nick)? TP: His sensibility, his dashing somewhat pale looks, his way, his beautiful way about him, his light spirit. The way he is so sensitive and just wants to look after her and care for her. He wears his heart on her sleeve and she knows he’s a good guy and
he’s trying so hard. He is trying to make the best of the situation and she’s been thrust into this horrible dark world where her mother has been killed and her boyfriend is now missing and she is this bright light amongst this dismal community. Nick, what attracts you to being a science-fiction character? You have once played a beast. NH: I enjoy, as an actor, to completely try and transform and morph and not sound likes myself, not look like myself, or move like myself because then I find it’s not as difficult to watch in the premier. I like bringing a human quality and soul to those sorts of characters. I guess I like wearing a lot of make-up at work- key at work, not outside but its fun and the characters I’ve related to. Is there one scene that was the most fun to film? TP: I think we both think that sequence where my friends and I have gone out to get the medical supplies. And it’s the first time the zombies kind of stampeded in. It’s the first time that [Nick’s character] lays eyes on my character and it’s obviously a pivotal moment in the film. NH: And any scene with Rob Corddry. He’s a crack up. Make sure to see “Warm Bodies”, which is out in theatres beginning Feb. 1st.
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Baghdad comes to the stage Chase Wade email@example.com Stafff Writer As American interests in the Middle East simmer down and a decade’s long war comes to a close, audiences across the nation can expect to see more and more content and commentary, especially from the arts, about the U.S.’ involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries. First at bat this year is Theatre Three’s “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama by Rajiv Joseph that was also awarded a grant for Outstanding New American Play by the National Endowment of the Arts. When the play hit Broadway in 2011, Robin Williams played the show’s lead, a recently deceased tiger whose soul wanders around the city of Baghdad witnessing the atrocities of war. Theatre Three’s production of
the buzzed about play carries with it the anguish and pain one would expect of a war drama and leaves its audiences with much to think about after the stage goes dark. The play takes place in 2003 Baghdad during the height of the Iraq War. Joseph’s slick script jumps between multiple characters, from American soldiers to Iraqi citizens, and by doing so shows the varying effects of war away from the battlefields. As the play’s ghost-tiger drifts through the city haunting the soldier who killed him, more and more characters die ultimately joining the legion of ghosts that the show ends with. This unconventional approach takes some adjustment of the audience’s point-of-view but ultimately pays off in the show’s second act. Jeffery Schmidt, the play’s director, had his work cut out from him considering the show’s paranormal content. Schmidt’s
direction with the Bengal’s many story transitions is jarring but never to a degree of distraction. The eventual addition of multiple “ghosts” is also directed quite smoothly. Two performers, Parker Fitzgerald and Blake Hackler, particularly stand out. Hackler plays Musa, a translator for American troops that knows the effect of the gruesome war on his homeland all too well. While Joseph’s story may drag at times, Hackler’s performance stays consistently strong and carries certain, bloated scenes. For a “nice night at the theater,” “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” may not be the best choice as its material challenges the audience to think and, more importantly, feel all whose lives were taken by the war. However, if your looking for material beyond the manufactured musical medleys that the Dallas theater scene is far too familiar with, Bengal is the play for you.
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Lady Mustangs are off to best start Mustangs look to refocus against UCF since 1999-2000 season MATTHEW COSTA Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
After falling to 1-5 since the start of the New Year, the SMU Mustangs (11-9, 1-4 in C-USA) need a conference victory versus Central Florida in order to make a late push if they have hopes of an appearance in the NCAA tournament. The task will not be an easy one as the Golden Knights possess one of the nation’s strongest offenses and the pre-season Conference USA player of the year, senior forward Keith Clanton. Clanton is coming off one of his best games of the season when he filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks and 3 assists in an overtime win versus Houston. The Mustangs will counter with Junior Shawn Williams, who has been on a scoring tear lately, producing 41 points in the last three games. Although SMU is 1-2 in that span, Williams’ production
has been a big lift alongside leading scorers Nick Russell and Jalen Jones. SMU’s 8-1 start is not completely forgotten, but the same level of offense has not been seen. While the Mustangs averaged over 70 points per game in their first nine, they have been held to below 60 in 6 of their past 11 matches. Although the numbers may not appear on SMU’s side, the Knights have been giving up points to conference opponents lately. UCF narrowly defeated Houston, 79-75, and lost it’s previous game to East Carolina, 88-85. Larry Brown’s squad will also have the advantage of rest, as UCF played Rice on Wednesday, while the Mustangs have been able to rest since their game against UTEP last Saturday. Hopefully the defense of SMU will be able to hold the offense of the Knights in check and get on a run as the calendar inches closer to the Conference tournament in March.
DEMETRIO TENIENTE Sports Editor email@example.com SMU is 12-4 (4-0 in Conference USA) boasting a four game winning streak, the Mustangs best start since the 1999-2000 season. While the Mustangs were rolling well before winter break, the emergence of a particular player has set the Mustangs up for go on a serious run for the NCAA Tournament. The Mustangs have found a star in Junior Transfer Keena Mays, who was named Conference USA Player of the week for the second time this season, becoming eligible in mid-December. After only three games as a mustang, Mays found herself named Madness C-USA player of the week by College sports Madness and was awarded Conference USA Player of the week. Mays is averaging 21.2 points a game as a Mustang and her solid offensive output has helped SMU to its first 4-0 start to the conference season since 1999 . Last Sunday, Mays hit a career high six 3-pointers against Rice. Mays has played in nine games thus far and has hit 20 or more points
six times. SMU leads conference USA in field goal percentage (43.4), and 3-point field goal percentage (45.3). The Arlington native comes to the Mustangs after spending her freshman year as a guard for Kansas. As a freshman she played in all 34 games with 13 starts. Mays averaged 7.1 points and 3.0 rebounds a game. She was second on the team with 119 assists- averaging 3.5 per game. In high school, Mays led Mansfield Timberview to the 2010 4A State championship. She was a three-time All-State selection DFWCOLLEGESPORTSBEAT.COM by the Texas Girls Coaches Association SMU’s Keena Mays pulls up for a jumper while playing for Kansas. Senior guard Alisha Filmore is averaging 12.5 points per game, she is shooting 36 percent from the Tulsa is 6-11 (1-3 in C-USA) and being-they let teams hang around field with 2.5 assists per game. is averaging 64.5 points per game and then give up leads in the second. The duo of Mays and Filmore are and is allowing 62.6 points a game. Tulsa has been consistently average hitting nearly 40 percent of their Tulsa is lead by Senior guard Taleya for the season and have faded late three point shots. Mayberry who is averaging 19.1 in games. If the Mustangs can come While Filmore and Mays are points per game with 38 percent out shooting the ball well and play SMU basketball, Tulsa should drop obvious scoring machines, SMU is shooting average. to 1-4 in C-USA and The Mustangs On paper the Mustangs should spreading the wealth around with at least four Mustangs scoring 10 have no problem dealing with Tulsa can extend their win streak to points or more in each of their last as long as they execute early. The five games. two games. Golden Hurricanes have only out SMU will return to Moody The Mustangs play their next scored their opponents by an average to host Houston on January 31. game at Tulsa Sunday at 2 p.m. of 3.7 points in the first half. Point A1
SMU women dominate TCU; Men face off against Texas A&M Friday ALEX LEVY Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org SMU’s Women’s Swimming and Diving faced off with rival TCU Wednesday in Perkins Natatorium on the Mustangs’ senior night. The No. 23 Mustangs won 10 of the 12 swimming events. SMU won by a final score of 135-86, making them 4-1 in dual meets this season. Captain Nina Rangelova, a junior
All-American, had an outstanding performance. She won both the 200 and 500-yd freestyles, anchoring the team on the way to a blowout victory. Other notable performances: Sophomore Nathalie Lindborg won both the 50 and 100-yd freestyles, sophomore Isabella Arcila won the 200-yd individual medley and the 200-yd backstroke, sophomore Rachel Nicol won the 200-yd breaststroke and freshman Danielle Villars won the 200-yd butterfly.
The Mustangs finished out the meet by winning the 400-yd medley relay with a time of 3:43.42. Their next meet is when they head down to Austin on Feb. 1 and 2 to face off against No. 6 Arizona and No. 7 Texas. The SMU Men’s Swimming and Diving team is back in action this Friday, Jan. 25th as they travel to College Station to face off again interstate foe Texas A&M. The team looks for a win following a loss to nationally ranked LSU two
weeks ago. In their first meet since that defeat, the Mustangs will defer to their veteran leadership to help them achieve a victory on the road. Mitchell Thompson and Mindaugas Sindauskas will have to come up big in their events to defeat the Aggies on the road. Sophomore Devin Burnett looks to continue his stellar season after winning the three-meter dive at the SMU Classic this past week. With only one meet left down in Austin after this week before the
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Two of SMU’s swimmers prepare for their event against TCU on Wednesday Night.
Conference USA Championships, the Mustangs will be looking to build
momentum down the stretch, making this Friday’s meet a pivotal one.