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By ASHLEY WITHERS Associate News Editor

Gay rights activist killed in Uganda David Kato, a Ugandan gay rights activist, was found bludgeoned to death in his home Thursday. Kato’s name had been published on a list of the nation’s top homosexuals and Kato had previously mentioned to police that he feared for his life. Arrest warrants have been issued for two suspects in the killing.

Workers killed in mine explosion A mine explosion in northeastern Colombia killed at least 20 people and injured six on Wednesday. The national civil defense agency says that more miners could still be in the mine. The governor says a build-up of methane gas could be to blame for the blast.

Mass bird deaths in Arkansas explained The 1963 Pontiac ambulance that was rumored to have carried the body of President John F. Kennedy after his assassination sold for $132,000 at a Scottsdale, Ariz. auction. The final price was expected to be much higher, but the ambulance’s authenticity was called under review.



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“It is not enough just to remember what happened,” the Director of the Embrey Human Rights Program Dr. Rick Halperin said. This was the theme of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony held at SMU on Thursday the 66th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

A delivery driver for Andrew’s Distributing rolls the store’s first shipment of beer into 7-Eleven on Hillcrest Avenue across from campus Thursday afternoon.

Dr. Halperin spoke at the event reminding attendees that they have a responsibility to the 11 million victims of the Holocaust. He urged the audience to speak up, to educate others and to help protect the vulnerable. “We have to give a voice to those who cannot, who are not allowed to, speak for themselves,” Halperin said. Dr. Halperin used the words written on a plaque in a German

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7-Eleven, Tom Thumb now selling alcohol By SARAH KRAMER News Editor

It’s no secret—Texans and college students, including SMU, love to drink. And now, with the passing of the liquor laws in November, alcohol is within an arm’s reach of University Park residents. According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC),

Texans drank 22 gallons of beer and 1.1 gallons of distilled spirits (liquor) per person in 2010. The problem for University Park residents, which includes the SMU campus, prior to November was that they lived in a dry county. In order for residents to obtain alcohol, they had to cross US-75 or the Dallas North Tollway. Once Proposition 1 was passed,

which allows for the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption, grocery stores and gas stations can now sell beer and wine and restaurants can serve alcohol. After getting their liquor licenses’ approved, the 7-Eleven at Hillcrest and Asbury began selling beer Thursday and Tom Thumb in Snider

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“French Spiderman” scales HK bank Alain Robert, the French climber also known as the “French Spiderman,” scaled all 27 stories of the Hang Seng Bank headquarters in Hong Kong. The 48-year-old climbed all 450 feet with his bare hands. Robert did not get official permission, but walked away without charges.

McDonalds’ college beats Harvard U Hamburger University, the Shanghai branch of the McDonalds’ managerial training program, is one of the most competitive colleges in the world. According to Bloomberg News, Hamburger U has an acceptance rate of less than one percent, while Harvard has an acceptance rate of seven percent.

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Eleven new locations are now available for students to use their Pony cards for purchases. There are now 19 locations that accept Pony Express Cash for payment.


Medical anthropologist promotes AIDS awareness in Malawi By PATRICIA BOH Contributing Writer

For most, charities are fads, coming and going as quickly as iTunes’ top 100. Recently, there have been the LiveStrong wristbands, Operation Smile, Gap’s (RED) and TOMs Shoes. For Dr. Anat Rosenthal, the rise of HIV/AIDS in the sub-Sahara region of Africa is no fad. Rosenthal, a medical anthropologist, lectured on “The Right to Care? HIV/ AIDS, Development Programs and Vulnerable Children in Rural Malawai” on Wednesday as part of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, Department of Anthropology and Embrey Human Rights Program. Originally, Rosenthal had based her research on undocumented African women living

in Tel Aviv who were HIV positive. During her work, the patients informed her about life back in Ghana, South Africa and Malawi. They never failed to tell her about the AIDS culture in those countries. “I knew I wanted to do something about HIV in Africa and the socialcultural life,” Rosenthal said. Since her decision to work in Malawi, Rosenthal has comprehensively studied how both international and local health organizations impact the impoverished communities and villagers. Located in southeastern Africa, Malawi is contingent to Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. Malawi is an extremely poor country with an alarmingly low life expectancy and high infant mortality rate. Most prevalently, Malawi is home to one of the world’s

most staggering HIV/AID populations, effecting between 11-14 percent of the estimated 14 million citizens. Workers in the health and anthropological fields work to assess, combat and prevent HIV/AIDS outbreaks. Rosenthal is one of many dedicated specialists, committed to the cause. Rosenthal’s lecture gathered much interest from the SMU student body. Bei Bei Yang a sophomore Ph.D. candidate in medical anthropology, found the lecture relevant to her own studies of HIV/AIDS in northern Nigeria. “HIV is always a hot issue in medical anthropology,” said Yang. “Many African countries share this

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SMU forward Robert Nyakuni goes for a three point shot against the University of Southern Mississippi last Saturday afternoon at Moody Coliseum. Nyakundi delivered a three point shot in the final second of Wednesday evening’s game against Tulsa University, delivering a 59-58 win for the Mustangs.

SMU defeats Tulsa, 59-58 By NICOLE JACOBSEN Senior Staff Writer

The Mustang’s 10-game losing streak against the University of Tulsa (10-10, 3-3 Conference USA) ended after SMU (12-8, 2-4 C-USA) scraped by with a 59-58 win over the Golden Hurricane Wednesday night in Oklahoma. The win also marks the first back-to-back conference wins for the Mustangs and the second win away from Moody Coliseum this season. “We’re very fortunate to come out of here with a win,” head coach Matt Doherty said. “We haven’t beaten Tulsa yet, and it’s something I’m really proud of. I think the MVP of this game is our [practice team] that [is] sitting out. They tried to simulate what Tulsa does and did a great job of preparing us.”

Down by one basket with 1.1 seconds left, SMU’s Robert Nyakundi nailed his second 3-pointer of the night to seal his team’s first road win since conference play started on Jan. 8. Nyakundi’s basket also counted for only three of the five points scored by the Mustangs in the final 8:20 of the game. “That last possession, [Samarrippas] made a smart play, and found [Nyakundi]. And as the ball was in the air I knew it was going to hit,” Doherty said. “He’s one of the best shooters I’ve coached. We just feel really good rolling out of here with a win.” Nyakundi finished the night with 10 points and three steals in his team’s first win over Tulsa since the 2004-2005 season. Tulsa’s leading scorer, Justin Hurtt hit a shot from the top of the

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Save receipts, save money By MARK AGNEW Contributing Writer

Where did all your money go last year? What are you going to do differently? This isn’t about making resolutions like those people you see signing up for gym memberships that will indubitably go unused in about a month and reactivate the week before spring break. I want to share a few tricks that will empower you to take conscious control of your assets. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel, but a little behavior modification might be in order; baby steps. “Yes, I’d like a receipt.” We live in a swiping society. Most of us don’t use the Benjamins. I get it. Cash is dirty. You don’t know where it’s been and you’re bound to get change that jingles all over the place. Frankly, coins are annoying and basically worthless unless you need to pay the parking meter. Ergo, plastic is king. On average, consumers carry three cards in their wallet, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Along with each swipe comes the option to receive a printed record of the transaction. Many people may think they are saving trees by politely declining when the cashier asks to print or not to print that little piece of paper. Here’s the deal: Keeping receipts makes you consciously aware of the money spent. It’s the only tangible

Campus Events January 28-February 1


Pinocchio Screening

7 p.m. Friends of the SMU Libraries and Hamon Arts Library present Walt Disney’s Classic Pinocchio.

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record of purchases made. There is no denying a stack of paper in your wallet. Next time the cashier pops the question after swiping your card, say yes for goodness sakes. Treat your receipt as a gift—don’t wad it up in your pocket or handbag. Glance at the paper to recognize how much you actually spent. Put them in a central location where you can review them at the end of the week. You will find out where your money has gone and discover ways to keep a little bit more in your bank account. Review your account online and reference your receipts if you find an error. Take note of items that are not necessities. In turn, you can funnel the excess cash into saving for expenditures like that spring break trip to Cabo. Don’t touch this savings account. Delayed gratification can be a powerful tool. If you’re brave, you can try a little technique I used in London to prevent overspending. Take out a specific amount of cash each week and only spend that allotted amount. Seeing cash disappear from your wallet is very effective. Since cash is untraceable, be sure to keep your receipts. Most retailers won’t let you return those impulse purchases without a receipt. The point of this exercise is to make you aware of where your money has gone at the purchase point. It’s economics 101 – we all have limited resources. Be discerning. Prioritize your spending.


Student Conductors Concert

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Come hear a concert led by students in the master’s degree in orchestral conducting.


Study Abroad Fair

Spend lunchtime in Hughes-Trigg learning about the exciting new SMU Study Abroad options.

Health Center takes precautions during flu season It is the middle of influenza season at Southern Methodist University and the Health Center has issued a warning to all students, faculty and staff. College campuses are one of the most susceptible places to spread the illness and SMU wants to prevent as many cases of the flu as possible. Symptoms of the flu generally include a fever with a cough or sore throat, a runny nose, body aches, headache, vomiting or diarrhea. The Health Center recommends that any faculty members, staff or students with symptoms of the flu should stay home and should have limited contact with others who are not sick. Persons with flu-like symptoms should not return to class or work for at least 24 hours after the fever has broken. In order to avoid the flu, the Health Center recommends that all students and faculty get a flu shot. Immunization Clinics will be held on Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost of the flu vaccine is $25. Other tips to avoid the flu include washing your hands regularly, covering your cough with your elbow or sleeve and avoid touching your face. For more information on flu prevention and care visit healthcenter.


Plaza started selling beer and wine to customers Jan. 21. Tom Thumb has 63 stores in North Texas, some of which are located in dry areas. Connie Yates, director of public affairs for Tom Thumb Food and Pharmacy, said, “It has been our desire to serve the citizens in any particular city or area as they so choose to be served.” SMU students, over the age of 21, as well as University Park Residents are pleased with Tom


Thumb and 7-Eleven’s new product. Senior Grant Perry plans on going to either of these places to get beer because it is more convenient, closer to his apartment. “In the past I had to drive over 75,” Perry said. “Now, I only have to drive three minutes to get beer.” Twenty-one-year-old Marshall Hernandez, a junior at SMU, agrees with Perry. “It’s nice to have somewhere close by,” Hernandez said. Tara Mason, a University Park resident, said that she will continue

to go to liquor stores although it is “convenient that the grocery stores are carrying beer and wine.” The arrival of beer at the 7-Eleven coincides with the stores ability to accept students Pony cards. Although students may use their Pony cards there, as well as other locations that sell alcohol such as CVS and Rusty Taco, Executive Director for Auxiliary Services Julie Wiksten said the card may not be used to buy alcohol or tobacco products.

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memorial garden to sum up his message, “When you stand here, be silent. When you leave here, be not silent.” After Dr. Halperin’s speech, Rabbi Heidi Coretz lit a candle for the next generation and led the audience in the Hebrew mourning kaddish. The crowd at the Remembrance ceremony consisted of SMU students and faculty, community members and even some who had driven in from out of town to pay tribute.

Gil Amsellem and his friend, Brad Cooke, drove from Fort Worth to participate in the ceremony. “I grew up in Israel. Anything having to do with the Holocaust we come out and support,” Amsellem said. “We obviously have strong ties to it.” “It’s painful to remember, but we have to remember so it won’t happen again,” Cooke added. Pictures from the Human Rights Program’s annual trip to Poland scrolled on a slideshow in the back of the room and candles were lit in

honor of the victims. SMU first-year and Human Rights minor Roman Stolyarov felt like the ceremony was the perfect balance of remembrance and moving forward. “Despite the fact that I’m Jewish and I’m immersed in Jewish history and despite the fact that I’ve had numerous discussions with my family about this, I came and heard Dr. Halperin speak today and it still touched me,” Stolyarov said. “It is no absolution of guilt to be silent.”

encouraged AIDS: students to volunteer

Police Reports 12:04 PM. Theft: Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports/Bike Rack/6000 Airline Rd. A student reported theft of his bicycle. The theft occurred between 10:00- 10:50 AM. Open.

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ALCOHOL: local stores obtain permits, stock up on beer, wine


2:12 PM. Theft: Moody Parking Garage/3063 SMU Blvd. A staff member reported theft of her wheel caps. The theft occurred between 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM. Open. 4:21 PM. Theft: Paul B. Lloyd All Sports Center/5800 Ownby Drive. A student reported theft of his cell phone. The theft occurred on 12/30 from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. Open.

experience.” From a different angle, Bachelor of Science candidate Lisa Marshall felt that Rosenthal’s lecture “highlighted … that [health care] is a very gray world.” Rosenthal’s work may seem bleak, but she is passionately dedicated to helping the people in Malawi. When asked about her work and her experience, Rosenthal said, “I guess the lesson is if there’s something you’re interested in, and something important to you, you will find it.”

Rosenthal believes that she has found “it” in Malawi. Originally from Israel, Rosenthal is a former Fulbright Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research specializes in social and cultural effects of AIDS regarding health policy, undocumented migrants, and also fieldwork in both Israel and Malawi.

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Senior cellist Zachary Reaves (top right) performs with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra. Reaves won the concerto competition with his performance of Cello Concerto in B Minor by Antonín Dvorák.

performing the Dvorak with an orchestra instead of piano accompaniment,” Reaves said. “My hope is that it won’t be my last.” This concert is one of the best opportunities to see the talent that Meadows music has to offer, as some of the most accomplished students take center stage, from the winners of the competition, to the graduate conducting students and the MSO line-

up conducted by Dr. Paul Phillips. Other pieces that will be played at the concert include works by Franz Liszt, Giuseppe Verdi, Maurice Ravel and Ludwig van Beethoven . The concert takes place on Friday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. in the Caruth Auditorium in Owens Art Center.


What to see this weekend Assoc. A&E Editor

To be honest, this weekend’s buffet of films is quite lacking. Who would have thought that a weekend that includes premieres from Anthony Hopkins and Jason Statham would be so lacking in cinematic quality? Critics have panned Hopkins’ “The Rite,” a religious derived horror film that focuses on exorcism,

Tokyo Police Club talks about song writing, Dallas show By STEPHANIE BURNS Music Critic

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MSO concert features competition winners SMU’s annual concerto competition has come and gone, recognizing some of Meadows’ most talented music students. This weekend those students will be featured in the Student Conductors concert. The winners were Laurentiu Tanase on clarinet, cellist Zachary Reaves, Baritone Njabulo Mthimkhulu, and Elizaveta Ivleva on piano. Mthimkhulu performed “Why do the Nations” from Handel’s “Messiah” and a piece from Richard Wagner’s “Tannhauser” at the competition. “I was nervous, but really excited that I made it to finals,” Mthimkhulu said. “Winning my first competition in America is very exciting.” The performers’ winning pieces will be played in the concert this weekend with the entire Meadows Symphony Orchestra. Reaves had been working on Dvorak’s Cello Concerto for over two years before he used it for this competition. “This will be my first experience

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demons, and all that jazz. “The Mechanic,” is a quick paced action flick that focuses on the day and life of an elite assassin. If you, or anyone you know, is venturing out to the movies this weekend, it is best to skip the new releases and instead opt for something that has already been released. Last week’s box office winner, “No Strings Attatched,” is a hit or

miss romantic comedy that carries enough seriousness to make it watchable and also features a surprisingly fair amount of funny jokes. If you are looking to get your Oscar fix, before the big award show, than you should tryout movies like “The King’s Speech,” or “The Fighter.” Both are bound to win at least one award when the red carpet is rolled out.

Keyboardist Graham Wright of the indie-pop buzz band Tokyo Police Club took some time out of an acoustic jam session on the band’s day off to answer some questions for The Daily Campus. Here’s what he had to say: SB: If you had to describe “Champ” to someone who never heard you guys, how would you? GW: Well I try to shy away from describing the album. I just want to say it’s fun, we had fun making it. I’d rather just let everyone make their own impressions from there. SB: How does your music translate live? GW: When we get in the studio we just go crazy, and end up putting like 72 guitar tracks on it. Obviously live that’s not possible as there are only four of us. So it’s definitely a little more stripped down, which makes it a little rawer or rockier live. But it definitely keeps that element of fun, kind of a celebratory exuberance. SB: What is your song writing process like, and has it evolved over time, or has it been the same from the very beginning? GW: It’s definitely evolved but has stayed the same in key elements: It’s pretty collaborative. Dave will come in with a bit of a song which sometimes is very fleshed out and sometimes it’s really not. From there we just hole ourselves up in a room and bang it out from there. Basically when something excites you, you just really run with it. SB: I’m a big fan of Elliott Smith and Beck as well, what was it like working with Rob Schapf in the studio? GW: He was amazing, he is brilliant. He’s great at looking at the big picture which is totally necessary. Sometimes when you get in the studio

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Members of Toyko Police Club, Dave Monks, Graham Wright, Josh Hook and Greg Alsop are to returning to Dallas on Feb. 1 at the Granada Theater.

and you have been working on the songs for six to eight months. He was good about reminding us that the big picture is to create a good, enjoyable song, rather than worry so much about the nitty gritty details. SB: It seems like y’all have spent a lot of time on the road—do you write there, if so—is it hard to keep focused or does it come naturally? GW: Mostly, we just have to wait. It’s just tough when you’re on the road because you don’t really get actual time to play with the band other than sound checks or some acoustic jamming here and there. SB: What are you listening to right now? GW: I have listened to a lot of “This American Life” podcasts and I downloaded this movie “Score” I’ve listened to a couple of times. SB: What advice do you have for young bands you maybe wish you knew early on? GW: The most important thing that we sort of caught on to early on is what I credit to our success. It’s one

single thing: challenging ourselves and holding ourselves to a high standard. I think not a lot of bands do it, and all the successful bands that I know did just that. When you start writing music it’s such a blast, because you just created something. But it’s when you go back and have to look at the songs critically, and go in with a scalpel to cut them up and make them better—that’s not always the most fun. SB: Well thanks man, I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Granada! GW: Thanks! We really do love the Granada, we played there a few years ago on St. Patrick’s day—it was just a blast. So we’re looking forward to coming back! Tokyo Police Club will be playing the Granada Theater Tuesday, Feb. 1. The Daily Campus will be giving away free tickets to this show Friday at 3 p.m. on Facebook; just be one of the first two people to comment when the contest goes live, and you’ll win two free tickets.


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The Daily Campus is looking for weirdest, strangest, and scariest roomate stories that you have to offer. The winner will receive a prize package, courtesy of the new college based thriller “The Roommate,” which opens Feb. 4th. Email: or to enter!

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From glamour to gore Leighton Meester dishes the gossip on her new film By CHASE WADE Associate A&E Editor

Hitting almost too close to home, the new college based thriller “The Roommate,” features Leighton Meester as an over-medicated, delusional, roommate who falls off the deep end during her first semester away from home. The film revolves around two roommates Sara (Minka Kelley) and Rebecca (Leighton Meester) and the adjustments the two have to make when it comes to living with a complete stranger. Much to Sara’s demise, Rebecca isn’t who she makes herself out to be. Plagued with physiological delusions, Rebecca’s obsession with her roommate drives her to commit acts of violence that she deems as rational. Meester, who has never played the role of a villain before, thoroughly researched physiological disorders, in hopes of embodying her character as precisely as she could. “I had the opportunity to really prepare for this, and got a lot of great psychology books and information on delusion and metal disorder,” Meester said. “I also had the chance to speak with many different psychiatrist about the disorder and get all kinds of information.” Comparing “The Roomate,” to other great films thrillers centered around a deranged leading female like “Fatal Attraction” and “Single White Female,” Meester went to new depths to stay devoted to her character. “During filming I did my best to maintain my character,” Meester said. “I was really lucky because all I had to do was work on this movie every day. I didn’t have any other obligations at the time, so I got to be really involved and focused.” Being so committed to the role had

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Leighton Meester arrives at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 16, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

both its advantages and disadvantages for Meester. Claiming to have a “firm grip on reality,” Meester admits to sometimes being too involved in her character.

“I’m weird and crazy like anybody else but this person, she really doesn’t have control of her mind,” Meester said. “Some of the things that I had to do were really disturbing for me.

Particularly a scene involving a kitten, so it was an intense experience.” Meester acts alongside “Friday Night Lights” star Minka Kelley. Even though Meester’s character in the movie torments Kelley relentlessly, in reality, the two get along just perfectly. “I love Minka and I was so lucky to be able to work with her,” Meester said. “She has a light around her. She’s beautiful, incredibly talented, giving, and kind. She was really supportive throughout the whole thing.” With the film being based and shot in Los Angeles, Meester never had to venture out of her comfort zone in terms of location. However, when it comes to having a roommate in real life, Meester is a bit out of her comfort zone there. “I actually love living alone,” Meester said. “I used to have roommates all the time. It’s a challenge to live with people. You’re kind of taking on their friends and their life into your home.” Known for her role as the posh Blair Waldorf on the CW series “Gossip Girl,” Meester had to undergo a considerable amount of de-glamorization to play the part of Rebecca. Something that she is not used to on the “Gossip Girl” set. “The two roles cold not have been more different,” Meester said. “The entire experience all together was different, but the character, she is from a different place. Rebecca has a history of having mental disorder.” Even though Meester’s character may be less than sane, Meester pleased with the final result. “I’m really proud how it turned out,” Meester said. “I think it’s so scary, sexy, exciting, and fun, it’s definitely a ride.” “The Roommate” opens nationwide Feb. 4.

Best residence hall for shutins Second Annual Best of SMU & the Park Cities Edition presented by The Daily Campus Voting took place Novemberearly December 2010 through an online survey on

Best place to sit and hang out with friends 1. Hang out? Who has time for that? 2. Varsity in Hughes-Trigg 3. Java City (now Cafe 100)

Best place to study

1. Virginia-Snider 2. Shuttles 3. Moore

Best off-campus student housing 1. The Lofts at Mockingbird Station 2. The Shelby 3. The Village

Best professor 1. Rick Halperin 2. Judy Newell 3. Veronica Leon Dr. Rick Halperin, director of the Embrey Human Rights Program, inspires students by his dedication to human rights. He teaches America’s Dilemma- the Struggle for Human Rights, and leads trips to the sights of the most tragic human rights abuses around the world.

Best place for your parents to stay 1. Hotel Palomar 2. Hotel Lumen 3. Hilton Park Cities/Ritz-Carlton

1. Fondren Library 2. Bridwell Library 3. Hamon Arts Library

B t reason to Best t go to t an SM SMU football game 1. Watch the game 2. There’s a game? Stay on The Boulevard. 3. See friends

Best campus office 1. Student Activities & Multicultural Student Affairs (SAMSA) 2. Lyle School of Engineering Offices 3. Hegi Family Career Development Center

Best on-campus hideaway

Best first-year memory

1. West Stacks in Fondren Library 2. Tunnel system under campus 3. Study cubicles in Fondren Library

1. Residence Hall 2. Mustang Corral 3. AARO

Best residence hall overall 1. Virginia-Snider 2. Boaz 3. McElvaney

Best SMU female athlete

Best SMU sport to watch outside of football/basketball

Best residence hall for social 1. Courtney Webb - Women’s Soccer 1. Men’s Soccer butterflies 1. Boaz 2. McElvaney

3. Perkins/Smith

Best SMU tradition 1. The Boulevard 2. Celebration of Lights 3. Peruna

Best place to take out-oftown visitors 1. The Boulevard 2. Meadows Museum 3. Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

2. Audra Egenolf - Swimming 3. Kathryn Wilkerson - Volleyball

A junior goalkeeper on the SMU women’s soccer team, Courtney Webb started all 22 games and played every minute in net for the Mustangs. Webb posted career-bests in goals-against average (1.00), save percentage (.813) and shutouts (7). The Dallas native helped lead SMU to the Conference USA Championship semifinals and was named first team Academic All Conference USA.

2. Swimming & Diving 3. Volleyball

Best SMU male athlete 1. Kyle Padron Football 2. Juan Castillo Men’s Soccer 3. Zach Line Football In his season as a fulltime starter, sophomore quarterback Kyle Padron led SMU to its second consecutive bowl game appearance after earning Hawaii Bowl MVP in 2009. Padron set single season school records with 3,828 passing yards, 31 passing touchdowns, and 35 total touchdowns. The Southlake native also earned honorable mention All Conference USA accolades.


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Best fraternity 1. Sig Sigma PPhi Phhii Epsilon Ep Epssilon on 2. Be Beta Bet eta TTheta heeta Pi Pi 3. Sig SSigma Si igma Alpha Alp A lp lphhaa Epsilon Eps psiilo loon

Best sorority 1. Gamma Phi Beta 2. Kappa Alpha Theta 3. Chi Omega

Best non-Greek campus organization

Best fraternity event 1. Heaven & Hell 2. White Trash Bash 3. Phi Delta Theta Casino/BYX Island Party

1. Steps of Dallas Hall 2. Steps of Perkins Chapel 3. Scoreboard of Gerald J. Ford Stadium

1. Cotton Island 2. Lilly Pultzer 3. Stanley Korshak

Best men’s fashion store 1. Ralph Lauren at Highland Park Village 2. J. Crew 3. Culwell & Sons

Best sorority event

Best shopping mall

1. Mr. University 2. Theta Late Night 3. Gamma Phi Frog Fry

1. N NorthPark rthPark Center 2. Highland Park Village 3. Snider Plaza

Best shopping boutique Every year Pi Beta Phi rolls out a red carpet in front of McFarlin Auditorium for its annual male pageant show, Mr. University. Sororities and Fraternities pick candidates to represent themselves in the competition. The competition consists of four parts: sportswear, talent segment, Q&A session and a group choreographed dance. The auditorium fills up with supporters holding signs and noisemakers, hoping their candidate wins.

Best place to propose marriage

Best women’s fashion store

1. Student Foundation 2. Program Council 3. Student Senate

1. Francesca’s 2. The Impeccable Pig 3. Jenna B’s

Best resale store 1. Buffalo Exchange 2. Lula B’s 3. Revente

Best cleaners 1. Mustang Laundry 2. Avon Cleaners 3. Bibbentucker’s

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Best view of campus 1. From steps of Dallas Hall looking south toward downtown Dallas 2. From Mockingbird looking north on Bishop Boulevard 3. From 4th floor of Fondren Library

Best campus building exterior 1. Dallas Hall 2. Perkins Chapel 3. Blanton Student Services Building

Best place to get a facial 1. Hotel Palomar 2. Avalon 3. Aqua Medical Spa

Best movie theater 1. AMC in NorthPark Center 2. Angelika in Mockingbird Station 3. Inwood Theater

Best pharmacy 1. CVS on Mockingbird 2. Walgreen’s 3. CVS Snider Plaza

Best place to find girls 1. Sorority Row 2. In class 3. Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Best bookstore

Best place to find guys

1. Half-Price Books 2. SMU Bookstore on Mockingbird 3. Barnes & Noble Northwest Highway

1. Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports 2. Fraternity Row 3. In class

Best convenience store 1. 7-11 on Hillcrest 2. CVS 3. 7-11 at University & Greenville

Best golf course 1. Dallas Country Club 2. Highlands at Tennison 3. Royal Oaks

Best barber shop for guys 1. Willy’s in Hughes-Trigg 2. SuperCuts on Hillcrest 3. Sports Clips

Best hair salon for girls 1. Avalon 2. Toni & Guy 3. Salon Pompeo

Best doctor 1. SMU Health Center 2. QuestCare 3. Lake Highlands Medical Partners

Best on-campus eatery 1. Subway/Chik-Fil-A/Pizza Hut in Hughes-Trigg 2. Einsteins Bagels 3. RFoC

Best chicken 1. Chik-Fil-A 2. Raising Cain’s 3. Bubba’s

Best tanning location

Best cell phone service 1. AT&T 2. Verizon 3. Sprint

Best car dealer 1. Sewell 2. Park Place Porsche/MercedesBenz 3. Classic BMW

Best lunch deal 1. Chik-Fil-A 2. Subway 3. Taco Bell

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Best flower shop

Best organic store

Best Italian Food

Best coffeehouse

1. Central Market 2. Mockingbird Florist 3. Dr. Delphinium

1. Central Market 2. Whole Foods Market 3. Sprouts

1. Patrizio’s 2. Maggiano’s 3. Campisi’s

1. Starbuck’s 2. Cafe Brazil 3. Crooked Tree Coffee House

Best grocery store

Best Mexican Food B

Best donuts

1. Central Market at Lover’s Lane and Greenville 2. Kroger on Mockingbird 3. Whole Foods Market

11. 22. 33.

1. Mustang Donuts 2. Krispy Kreme 3. Dunkin Donuts

Many find Central Market to be the place to shop if you want to turn your grocery experience from dull to exciting. Not only is the grocery store known for having an incredible range of food items available, but it also provides shoppers with a chance to try the newest products in the market. The store is known for bringing people together with its cooking classes, live music, and sit-down café. It’s no wonder this grocery store is a favorite among SMU students.

Best new restaurant 1. Rusty Taco 2. Another Broken Egg Cafe 3. Dive

Best sushi 1. Sushi Kyoto 2. Bluefish 3. Sushi Zushi

1. Campisi’s 2. Nick & Sam’s 3. Villa O/Abacus

Best sandwich

Best food to grab in 15 minutes or less

1. Jimmy John’s 2. New York Subs 3. Eatzi’s

1. Einsteins Bagels 2. Chik-Fil-A 3. Jimmy John’s

1. Bubba’s 2. Breadwinner’s 3. Boston Market

Best salad 1. La Madeleine 2. Central Market 3. Eatzi’s

Best place to eat after midnight 1. Café Brazil 2. Jimmy John’s 3. IHOP Whether studying or sobering up, many students spend their late nights at Café Brazil. The café features a bottomless coffee bar and a menu with breakfast foods among lunch and dinner plates. Each of the 11 DFW locations features Café Brazil’s specialty coffees such as the Cinnamon Roll, Southern Pecan Crème, and Carrot Cake flavors. SMU’s closest Café Brazil on Central near University Avenue is open 24-hours, with good food and free Wi-Fi, living up to its motto, it’s “not just another coffee house.”

Best Chinese Food B

Best cookies

1. 1 P.F. Chang’s 2. 2 Pei Wei 3. 3 Wai Wai

1. JD’s Chippery 2. Pokey-O’s 3. Tiff’s Treats

Best BBQ

Best place to take your parents

Best comfort food

Mi Cocina Chuy’s Gloria’s

Best meal deal 1. Jimmy John’s 2. Plucker’s 3. Wai Wai

Best appetizer 1. PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps 2. Snuffer’s Cheese Fries 3. Plucker’s Fried Pickles

Best frozen yogurt 1. I Heart Yogurt 2. Yogurtland 3. Yogilicious

Best pizza 1. Olivella’s 2. Campisi’s 3. Fireside Pies

Best bike shop

1. Bicycles Plus in Snider Plaza 2. Wheels in Motion

1. Peggy Sue’s 2. Dickey’s 3. Sonny Bryan’s

Best wine / liquor store 1. Cork & Bottle 2. Sigel’s 3. Goody Goody

Best steak 1. Nick & Sam’s 2. Ruth’s Chris 3. Bob’s Steak and Chop House

Best seafood 1. Pappadeaux’s 2. Truluck’s 3. Half Shell

Best vegetarian 1. Zoe Zoe’s 2. Cosmic Cafe 3. Dream Café

Best breakfast 1. Café Brazil 2. Breadwinner’s 3. La Madeleine

Best Thai Food 1. Royal Thai Palace/Bangkok City 2. Asian Mint 3. Mango’s Thai Cuisine on Lovers

Best burger 1. Twisted Root 2. Burger House 3. Village Burger Bar If you’re looking to enjoy an amazing burger in an eclectic environment, Twisted Root Burger Company is the place. Three chefs came together to create burger joint with fresh ingredients for a fresh taste. The burgers get people to the restaurant but the funky ambience is what makes them return. With comical signs, crazy bar stools, good music and juicy burgers, there is no reason for you not to go enjoy some food at Twisted Root.



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Best Of SMU & Park Cities

Best cupcakes 1. Sprinkles 2. Society Bakery 3. The Cupcakery

Best electronics store 1. Apple Store 2. Fry’s 3. Computer Corner in Hughes-Trigg

Best sporting goods store 1. Dick’s Sporting Goods 2. Academy Sports 3. Sports Authority

Best manicure/pedicure

Best massage therapy 1. Hotel Palomar 2. Massage Envy 3. The Spa at The Crescent

1. Park Cities Nail & Spa 2. Deluxe Nails Spa 3. Salon Pompeo

Best pet supplies store

Best bank

1. PetSmart 2. Petco 3. Pet Supplies Plus on Mockingbird

1. Bank of America 2. Chase Bank 3. Wells Fargo

Best live music venue

Best museum 1. Dallas Museum of Art 2. Meadows Museum 3. Nasher Sculpture Center

1. House of Blues 2. Granada Theater 3. Palladium Ballroom

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Best bar

Best club for under-21s

1. Zephyr’s 2. Homebar 3. Barley House

1. Lizard Lounge 2. Zephyr’s 3. M Street

Best bartender

Best club for over-21s

1. Homebar 2. Barley House 3. Ozona Bar & Grill

1. Homebar 2. Barley House 3. Lizard Lounge

Best beer selection 1. The Ginger Man 2. Barley House 3. The Old Monk

Best Happy Hour drink special 1. Monday: Margaritas at Ozona’s 2. Friday: Reverse happy hour at Kona 3. Saturday: Bellinis at Penne Pomodoro

Best TV Show 1. Glee 2. Gossip Girl 3. Dexter Glee started off as a little show about a little glee club that couldn’t. The club couldn’t attract enough members. Its members couldn’t get less popular. That’s still pretty much the case for all those Glee characters, but the show itself has proven to be a big-time success—and with good reason. It turns out that the little glee club that couldn’t makes really good TV. We could tell you to watch it for the music or choreography, but that would be a lie. The true gem in this show is Jane Lynch, otherwise known as Sue Sylvester, the controlling fireball of a cheerleading coach who hates to have her budget cut and loves to make fun of Mr. Schuster’s hair.

Best cocktail 1. Mi Cocina’s Mambo Taxi 2. Mattito’s Rumbarita 3. Electric Lemonade at Snookie’s

Best margarita 1. Bandito’s 2. Mi Cocina 3. Gloria’s

Best movie of the school year 1. Inception 2. The Social Network 3. Toy Story 3

Best classic movie 1. Forrest Gump 2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 3. Star Wars/Breakfast Club

Best viral video of 2010 1. Dey Rapin Eerybody Out Here 2. Pants on the Ground 3. Best Cry Ever

Although it started out as just a newscast in Alabama, Antoine Dodson and “The Bed Intruder Song” quickly became an internet sensation. Dodson’s warning to the man who broke into his sister’s window was auto-tuned into a song that made the top 100 on iTunes. So hide yo kids, hide yo wife and hide yo husbands because this viral video is coming for you!


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Small Lakewood restaurant offers big Italian flavor By TAYLOR ADAMS Editor in Chief

Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” plays from the corner speakers. Fake ivy climbs up the walls with the power of staples. Prints of an over-eating chef are among signs reading, “buon appetito.” The cloth napkins are accompanied with tall, plastic water cups. Sure, I could be describing an Olive Garden. But this Lakewood spot won’t feel like a chain; Angelo’s Spaghetti House brings more to its Italian dining than bottomless salads and bread sticks. The somewhat cheesy setting I walk into proves to be worth embracing from the minute I’m greeted at the entrance, commonly done by the owner’s daughter. Dim lighting proves opportunistic for an intimate setting, while the exposed brick gives the restaurant a more rustic feel. On my way to the table I pass a family who appears to be making its weekly visit to the neighborhood establishment, then a couple bearing the body language of an awkward first date. But the plates of pasta going by me at eye level on the hands of fervent waiters is too distracting for me to notice anything further. After sitting down at my table, I pick up the small wine list that contains a less-thanimpressive selection of red and white options. Luckily, the Chianti I order comes out slightly chilled, a factor that is inevitably lacking in many restaurants. As I take my time to order, a plastic basket lined with paper arrives with two rolls and a small cup of the house marinara sauce. The butter-shining rolls are as warm as they appear, but it’s the sauce that truly impresses me—a simple, garlic-marinara sauce that is routinely pleasing any night I choose to visit Angelo’s. Each main dish is served with a salad. While there’s the option to change your the dressing to a vinaigrette or ranch, the Caesar that is automatically included is one you won’t regret— the creamy dressing with thick Parmesan cheese would be perfect if it only had more garlic. Seafood takes over a top portion of the menu, on which are classics like crab ravioli, shrimp diavolo and shrimp scampi. The frutti di mare is simply fine: tossed with angel hair pasta and a garlic butter herb sauce are shrimp and scallops with bits of crab that are small enough to be omitted. But, the overall taste is acceptable. Specialty dishes like veal piccata, various

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What may seem like a hole-in-thewall restaurant makes for an intimate setting, one common for family dinners or first dates.


Angelo’s spaghetti with meat sauce, pictured, has a sweet sauce with a hearty texture of meat and fresh tomatoes, making an ideal comfort food.

raviolis and chicken parmesan also grace the menu. Classic dishes such as chicken parmesan are executed well, as is the the fettuccine alfredo. A rich, creamy sauce covers this fettuccine, exceeding many locals’ attempts at the sauce that routinely comes out across the metroplex. No need to revive the taste with the salt and pepper on this one. Angelo’s has one small section on the menu to which I pay the closest attention: spaghetti dishes. Now, while I encourage eaters to experiment with various foods and dishes they have never encountered, I implore these same eaters to at least try the spaghetti with meat sauce at Angelo’s at least one visit. Three options compose this important section: you can have your spaghetti with meat sauce, meat balls or marinara; pair it with two links of Italian sausage; or have it tossed with fresh mushrooms and a garlic butter sauce. For the mushroom lover, I urge you to wait until experiencing the classic: a meat sauce with

a hint of sweetness accompanies the just-past al dente spaghetti, serving as the ultimate comfort food indulgence. The waiter graciously shreds the Parmesan cheese over until I tell him to stop, a minimum of 20 seconds. In the few seconds that it takes for the cheese to melt into the sauce, I take no consideration into where to start my meal. My first bite is chosen by the fork that simply dives into the oversized heap, and the smell of garlic and tomato anticipate my taste buds for the bite of pasta that enlarges with my swirling fork. Garlic, bay and a sweet tomato flavor combined with a meat to give the dish the heartiness necessary to make it a comfort food. While Angelo’s is my first choice when craving spaghetti, I have one unfortunate warning for its visitors, the meatball. The two meat balls taste no more exciting than they appear: two rounds of meat. I’m sorry to say, they are nothing beyond that. The back of the menu features a page full of

pizza options, which are acceptable for take-out (a popular business for Angelo’s), but the mediocre crust topped with a near rubbery mozzarella isn’t worth skipping a pasta or meat dish. If looking for a closing taste to the Italian meal, a slice of Italian cream cake, tiramisu and cheesecake are among the list. While the Italian cream cake is a perfectly satisfying option (it comes from Cheesecake Royale), a less-than appetizing “strawberry” sauce makes it an dessert I avoid. However, the cannoli (which is actually a Sicilian dessert) is one I choose if I have room after spaghetti. I admit I lower my bar of expectations when not in Italy or Boston when it comes to biting into a cannoli. In my favorite city of Dallas, I expect a bland cream inside a soggy crust. But at Angelo’s, the sweet, creamy filling is lightly decadent inside of crisp dough topped with crumbs of pistachio. If short on time, or you took the waiter up on his offer of another basket of rolls, leave a tip and take a cannoli.

Average meal price: $$

(Main dinner courses $11 to $17.50)

Service: Personable; fairly attentive.

Ambience: Hole-in-the-

wall; intimate; good first date spot. Location: 6341 La Vista Drive, Dallas; 214-823-5050; Hours: Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 4 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, 4 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, 5 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 5 to 9:30 p.m.

Payment Information: All major credit cards accepted.



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Peace and justice are only possible through conversation and collaboration When I imagined college life as Drew Konow a young senior in high school, I pictured weekly protests against the most recent injustice, student movements advocating for peace, and individuals’ public opinions on the most recent political instance. I was eager to experience a campus that was politically active and vocal – determined to define, not inherit, the discourse. While SMU may not have fulfilled my pipe dreams of 1960s era student activism, you might be surprised at how active, vocal and political our school is. No, I’m not talking about Berkeley, and I’m not talking about students at Brown. I’m referring to students right here at SMU. There are tons of student organizations here on campus who are dedicated to peace, justice, advocacy, volunteerism and bettering the community. Working on everything from environmental issues to freeing innocent prisoners to women’s equality to social justice to

international peace; these groups are replete with dedicated, hard-working SMU students. Nonetheless, amidst this tireless labor, exists one fundamental error. Namely, there is a lack of unity between groups. This is a very simple flaw, but it has crippling effects. To be clear, I do not propose the amalgamation of every group committed to peace, justice, volunteerism, advocacy and bettering the community. That proposition is both practically unsustainable and ideologically undesirable. These groups possess distinct foci and diverse approaches. That must be both recognized and validated. I do propose, however, that each of these groups enter into conversation. Now, what do I mean by that? Specifically, I insist that student leaders from every group dedicated to peace, justice, advocacy, volunteerism or bettering the community should sit down in one room (at least once a semester) and have a conversation. Discussing both their organization’s overall initiatives and concrete projects, this conversation would address a systemic problem at SMU – a lack of awareness. Student leaders would learn about the wide array of groups on campus and their distinctive missions. It’s easy to feel alone in your fight for justice or peace or liberty. On our campus,

at least, I would prefer that no organization is alone in its dedication to a particular issue. Why, then, would we remain isolated in our struggle for peace and justice? Indeed, more than just accumulating companies, there are simple, concrete byproducts of this conversation. A centralized “peace and justice” calendar, for example, would provide a portal for students to find all event and meeting information for these groups. Another crucial product of this conversation is collaboration. Yes, there are over 40 groups on campus dedicated in some way to promoting peace, justice, advocacy, etc. However, not only do many of these organizations lack awareness of other groups promoting similar agendas, rarely do groups partner or collaborate on projects. Collaboration is, in my opinion, the true sign of an active, connected campus. For it is not only the Women’s Center who is concerned with equal pay for women. Nor is Amnesty International alone in its hope to exonerate wrongly convicted individuals. I highlight these organizations because they have both collaborated with other organizations on campus in advocating for these particular causes. Collaboration must occur for any individual group to succeed in giving

a voice to its particular concern. It is essential because it incorporates more people in your cause, it increases the visibility of the issue, and it diversifies your approach to your goal. Two years ago, as a sophomore, I saw these same patterns on our campus. I envisioned what I call “The SMU Peace and Justice Summit” as a response to the lack of awareness and collaboration among groups committed to peace, justice, advocacy volunteerism and bettering the community. The summit seeks to bring student leaders together to engage in conversation and collaboration at SMU. The idea did not stick then, but I am confident that the need has not disappeared. Quite clearly, there is a multitude of work on our campus for peace and justice, yet there is a dearth of solidarity in this work. I challenge and urge every student leader involved in peace, justice, advocacy, volunteerism or bettering the community to participate in the SMU Peace and Justice Summit. Our campus, Dallas, and our world need your dedication to collaboration and conversation. Drew Konow is a senior religious studies, foreign languages and literatures major. He can be reached for comments or questions at



Church diversity intrigues us, whether one is affiliated or unaffiliated with a particular religion, sect or denomination. Today, many churches are exploring the idea of adding diversity to their congregations, and charge themselves to invite different cultures into their church families. Many congregations in the United Methodist Church (UMC), a denomination Michael Graves that 6.2 percent of America’s population identify themselves with, are at the forefront of this movement. Their conferences, pastors, and members feel called to invite individuals different from themselves into their sanctuaries for worship and spiritual growth within the community. But what does “different” mean to the people of the UMC? Does it include people of different political thoughts, races, economic statuses, backgrounds? What about those struggling with very idea of a god or gods and its existence, or those who identify as non-heterosexuals? I say yes, to all of these. The United Methodist Church that I know wants you to allow yourself to be loved, and certainly invite others to do the same with you. My favorite thing about the UMC is its tag-line, “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” As a current and long-standing member of the UMC I see congregations from all over the nation challenging themselves to keep their doors, hearts, and minds open to all people. Entering Oak Lawn UMC every Sunday morning gives me a sense of peace not because the environment is familiar to me, but because I am met each time with joyous faces and congregation members explaining to me that the only requirement to worship with them is to be flawed. A church, that actively seeks out the broken? Fascinating. The UMC differentiates itself from other denominations by allowing different congregations to explore controversial aspects of Christian theology and thought, even though each congregation affiliates itself with the national United Methodist Church. Many of the practices are the same. The congregations are not. Within the walls of the church you will encounter prayer, worship, and complex discussion. You can eat, play basketball and even Zumba. Most importantly, you will experience love. So what if you are African, Chinese, British or Brazilian? Who cares if you identify as gay or transgendered, rich or poor, or something in the middle? Confused about the world and what happens in it? Are you searching for an answer to God’s existence? The United Methodist Church has a place for you. Michael Graves is a first year religious studies and communications studies double major. He can be reached for comments or questions at Opinions expressed in each unsigned editorial represent a consensus decision of the editorial board. All other columns on this page reflect the views of individual authors and not necessarily those of the editorial staff.

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Takeuchi explains how despite tension, US-China Summit finds common ground Though attempts have been made to better the relationship between the U.S. and China, the past month did not bode well for Michael Dearman the meeting between President Obama and President Hu Jintao. As per usual, the presidents met amid tension over economic issues. One of the key issues that Congress has complained about concerning China is China’s artificial control of its own currency. Because of differing economic systems, there is constant argument ASSOCIATE EDITOR

about trade, especially with issues of protectionism. What came as more of a shock to the Obama administration was President Hu Jintao’s lack of knowledge over the People’s Liberation Army’s testing of a stealth jet. President Hu Jintao, when asked by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, stated that he did not know the PLA had tested the jet. In addition to the alarming discovery of the jet’s test flight, the situation between North Korea and South Korea did nothing to help put U.S.-China relations in a less awkward position. Despite friction over economic issues and the military, the visit was not entirely negative. At best, it can be viewed as a willingness of both the United States and China to meet and discuss issues of

importance to both nations in a cordial manner. It is significant that President Hu Jintao came to the United States and met with President Obama. Past U.S. presidents since Nixon have travelled to China in order to engage in discussions. Even as both the United States and China find more and more to disagree on in recent months, neither can deny the importance of maintaining good relations. It is an acknowledged fact that the United States and China both find themselves increasingly intertwined economically. The U.S. economy cannot recover without the Chinese economy. There is a powerful need for the cheap goods and services provided by China. Likewise, the Chinese economy

cannot grow without U.S. markets. Even though they recovered much faster than the U.S., it behooves China to continue to find common ground with the United States. The current summit meetings have been quite helpful to get both administrations on the same page so that certain issues can be put on the back burner and the real issues can be embraced and dealt with. Michael Dearman is first year philosophy and history major. He can be reached for comments or questions at Dr. Hiroki Takeuchi provided information necessary for this commentary. Takeuchi is an assistant professor of political science at SMU.


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key and then converted a free throw after being fouled by SMU’s Mike Walker to give his team the lead at 58-56 with 8.8 seconds but both teams struggled through much of the latter part of the second half to get points on the board. The Golden Hurricane missed seven free throws and made just three backets of their own in last eight minutes of the half. Papa Dia, the reigning Conference USA Player of the week scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds, leading SMU in both categories, while Jeremiah Samarrippas added 13 points and six assists. In his first game as a Mustang, Aliaksei Patsevich had three points and one steal in 12 minutes. Tulsa went up early on the Mustangs, riding a 13 points advantage with 1:15 left in the opening half after, never letting SMU come within three points of the lead. At the end of the first half, Tulsa already had Hurtt scoring 16 points and teammate Scottie Haralson adding

11. Hurtt, the No. 18 scorer in the NCAA with 20.3 average points per game, ended the night with 27 points. Despite trailing by 11 points at the end of the first half, SMU came out strong in the second half, sparking a 12-2 run with 13 minutes left to tie the game at 43-43. A layup from Dia gave the Mustangs their first lead at 45-43 with 12:22 left before they began using their momentum to build a six-point lead with 8:21 remaining. Tulsa managed to establish a 7-2 run and come within one point of SMU with just over one minute to play, before Hurtt hit his shot, followed by SMU’s game-winning shot at the buzzer. Wednesday’s win also marked Doherty’s first win in 11 tries against his former assistant Doug Wojcik, who coached for Doherty at Notre Dame and North Carolina from 19992000 and 2000-2003, respectively. SMU plays the Rice Owls (9-10, 1-4 C-USA) on Saturday in Houston before returning to Moody Coliseum on Wednesday to host East Carolina University (11-9, 3-4 C-USA) at 7 p.m.

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Men’s Tennis SMU v. UNLV @ 2 p.m. Fayetteville, Arkansas

Men’s Tennis SMU v. Arkansas @ 1 p.m. Fayetteville, Arkansas

Men’s Basketball SMU v. Rice @ 2 p.m. Houston, Texas

Women’s Basketball SMU v. Houston @ 2 p.m. Houston, Texas

Women’s Track Bill Bergan Invitational @ All Day Ames, Iowa

Women’s Swimming USA Diving Nationals @ TBA Iowa City, Iowa

Men’s Swimming SMU v. Texas/Arizona @ TBA Austin, Texas

Women’s Tennis SMU v. Ole Miss @ TBA Knoxville, Tennessee


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NFL on FOX receiving Pat Summerall Award during Super Bowl Weekend By EJ HOLLAND Sports Editor

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FOX sports broadcasters Curt Menefee, (from left), Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Pam Oliver, Michael Strahan, Jay Glazer, Troy Aikman, Jimmy Johnson, and Joe Buck complete the Super Bowl XLV broadcasting crew.

The seventh annual Legends for Charity Dinner comes to Dallas Feb. 3 at the Hilton Anatole, which is serving as the NFL Headquarters hotel during Super Bowl XLV weekend. At the star-studded dinner, former NFL placekicker and television sportscaster Pat Summerall will present the Pat Summerall Award to the NFL on FOX on air team that will broadcast Super Bowl XLV. Accepting the 2011 award will be FOX Sports personalities Troy Aikman, Jimmy Johnson, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Buck, Jay Glazer, Howie Long, Curt Menefee, Pam Oliver and Michael Strahan. Buck, the lead play-by-play broadcaster, will serve as the ceremony host. The annual Legends for Charity Dinner was developed by former NFL cheerleader Cheryl DeLeonardis, who cheered for the Miami Dolphins in three Super Bowl games. The dinner first honored Summerall in 2005, just six months after his life was saved from a liver transplant. Since then, Summerall has annually presented his namesake award on Super Bowl weekend at the NFL’s headquarters hotel in the host city “to celebrate the accomplishments of a deserving individual for their accomplishments on and off the field.” Summerall believes the NFL on FOX is a deserving recipient of the award that bears his name because of the charitable contributions they have made outside of the broadcasting booth. “The NFL on FOX created a charitable program a few years ago called FOX Sports Supports,” Summerall said. “They collectively as a network are making a tremendous difference in the lives of those charities who benefit from

their selection” This is the first time a network has ever received this influential accolade. Past recipients include James Brown, Greg Gumbel, Jim Nantz, Chris Berman and Cris Collinworth. Presenting his award to the NFL on FOX will be somewhat of a treat for Summerall who wrapped up his NFL broadcasting career with the network in 2007. “It will be a once in a lifetime honor for me to present this award that bears my name to them,” Summerall said. “I know a network has never been honored during the Super Bowl in the past so it is a first

There is always a high level of excitement in the city where the game is and we have felt it in Dallas for quite a while now.

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for all of us.” This year’s charity event will honor St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the official charity of the 2010 season of the NFL on FOX by showcasing the lifesaving research and treatment done at St. Jude. “I cannot express enough what a life altering experience it is. Their dedication and focus on saving lives is remarkable,” Summerall said of St. Jude. “Their efforts and breakthroughs in finding a cure for childhood cancer are shared freely around the world.” No child is ever denied treatment at St. Jude even in the case of a lack of family funding. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where insurance coverage is not a problem. Even if the insurance does

not cover treatment, families will never have to pay. St. Jude received the number one children’s cancer hospital ranking in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. “In 1962 when the hospital opened the survival rate for childhood Leukemia was 4 percent - now thanks to their research efforts the survival rate is 94 percent,” Summerall said. “I am very proud that this annual event brings a huge spotlight on their efforts and hope that it brings many more people to start and continue to support this great charity.” The ceremonial dinner is open to the public and will be one of many events creating a buzz in the DFW Metroplex prior to Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6. Summerall, who resides in Southlake, Texas, is proud that this year’s Legends for Charity Dinner is coming to Dallas. “We travel each year to the Legends for Charity Dinner, so to present this award in the city where we reside is very special,” he said. “There is always a high level of excitement in the city where the game is and we have felt it in Dallas for quite a while now.” Guests who purchase a dinner seat ($150) or become a Legends for Charity sponsor (prices vary) will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to not only walk the halls with the Super Bowl XLV players and talents but get a sneak peek into Super Bowl Sunday. Cocktails and the silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., shortly following the program, dinner and live auction which is slated for a 6:45 p.m. start in the Chantilly Ballroom. Tickets can be purchased from Ocean 2 Ocean Productions through Cheryl DeLeonardis who can be contacted by phone at 954-922-7013 or by email at

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