Issuu on Google+


Dallas’s hottest new donuts Facebook: Big brother? Basketball’s bad weekend


The season’s quirkiest play PAGE 6


JANUARY 30, 2012 MONDAY High 70, Low 54 TUESDAY High 72, Low 54


LGBT lights up City Hall ALISSA FITZPATRICK Contributing Writer Facing the Dallas skyline, members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community stood outside City Hall Friday night, protesting Mayor Mike Rawlings’ refusal to sign the “Freedom to Marry pledge.” “We want him [Rawlings] to sign the pledge. I know he is concerned with it just being symbolic, but it’s an important issue to the LGBT community and to the constituents,” Rafael McDonnell of Resource Center Dallas said. Over 100 mayors across the country have signed the measure, which promotes marriage equality. However, the Dallas mayor said that while he supports gay rights, it is a social issue and one that is not within his duties. “I decided not to sign onto that letter because that is inconsistent with my view of the duties of the office of the mayor,” Rawlings said in a Facebook post last week. Activists and members of Get Equal Texas, which fights for marriage equality, disagree. “Our fight for marriage

equality is not a social issue. We are fighting for our dignity; we are fighting for our families,” Mark Reed-Walkup of Get Equal Texas said. During his election, Rawlings supported gay marriage; however, Reed-Walkup now feels that Rawlings has turned his back on the community and Dallas. “Mayor Rawlings really campaigned heavily to the gay community that he supported our cause and supported marriage equality,” ReedWalkup said. “When he got to office, he turned his back on us.” While Mayor Rawlings cannot enact legislation for marriage equality, protestors want him to take a stance by signing the pledge. “The pledge is not going to turn into a law. It’s a commitment to his constituents that he believes all families are created equal,” C.D. Kirven, an activist at the protest, said. “City Hall is a place for love, a place for justice, a place for the people to be heard. It is not a place for religion.” And clearly the people are being heard, as Mayor Rawlings met with over 20 people from the LGBT community Saturday morning. The meeting was closed to the press, but Rawlings addressed

the media after, saying that he understands it is a big issue, “but in this case I chose to step back from symbolism, because that’s what it is.” Kirven believes supporting symbolism is exactly what Rawlings needs to do. “No mayor can approve marriage equality, but he can stand with our families,” Kirven said. Some believe that Rawlings’ refusal to sign the pledge is purely political. “I think he’s worried about re-election, honestly,” Sean Hubbard, who is running for U.S. Senate, said. “But I think in the end you have to do what is right and let the election work itself.” And Kirven agrees. “I can’t help but think that this is political … He’s playing to the money of anti-gay people.” Reed-Walkup and Get Equal Texas vow to continue speaking out until the mayor signs the pledge. “The Dallas LGBT community is large. We’re loud, we’re proud, and as Texans, we fight back against discrimination,” he said.

Go to: for Video

SPENCER J EGGERS / The Daily Campus

Member of GetEQUAL TX and LGBT activist C.D. Kirven calls upon Mayor Mike Rawlings to sign the “Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Pledge” during Friday evening’s protest held in front of Dallas City Hall.



SMU remembers the Holocaust CALEB WOSSEN Contributing Writer

Courtesy of Turner Broadcasting

The full cast in TNT’s remake of “Dallas.” The remake premieres this summer and has scenes filmed at SMU.

‘Dallas’ TV remake shoots on campus JAN ANDERSON Copy Editor In the 1980s, one TV show symbolized Dallas more than any other. The glitzy oil-rich Ewing family entertained audiences week after week on CBS for 13 years. The series gave people around the country a view of Dallas not tied to what happened one sad day in the fall of 1963. Dallas as portrayed on “Dallas” had glitz and glamour, big hair and big hats, high stakes business deals and high drama. The original series filmed most of the show’s 357 episodes either on site at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas or at the MGM Studios in Hollywood. The updated “Dallas” is filming all around Dallas, and on Friday, they filmed on campus at Southern Methodist University. The new series is not a remake, but a continuation. John Patterson, location

manager for “Dallas” said they were looking for a “location that had the right gravitas, importance and beauty.” “[We] looked at a few locations around town and kept coming back to Dallas Hall. We loved the look,” Patterson said. “They don’t often do this, but they granted us the right to film here and use the name SMU.” For the show’s on-set prop master John Navarro, it was a chance to get paid to spend time at his alma mater. He attended SMU as part of the Professional Actors Training Program in the MFA program in 1976 to 1977. Navarro said the campus “seems bigger, unlike when I went back to my elementary school, which seemed smaller, this seems bigger.” Navarro said his job was “a lot like the army, hours and hours of boredom surrounded by moments of pure panic when you have to get stuff done, but it is rewarding.” While she was not a regular

viewer of the show back in the day, executive producer Cynthia Cidre has caught up on her viewing and is now a self-described “Dallas nerd.” The original series “Dallas” had one of the most watched episodes in TV history when on Nov. 7, 1980, a record-setting audience of 360 million tuned in to find out who shot J.R. Ewing in the previous season’s finale. The latest incarnation of “Dallas” as a TV show will premiere this summer on cable network TNT. Original continuing cast members Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), Larry Hagman (J. R. Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs) and Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) are joined in the new series by Josh Henderson (John Ross Ewing III), Jesse Metcalfe (Christopher Ewing), Jordana Brewster (Elena Ramos), Brenda Strong (Ann Ryland Ewing), Julie Gonzalo (Rebecca Sutter) and Marlene Forte (Carmen Ramos).

Students and academics alike bustled into Hughes-Trigg Student Center to observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day Friday. The SMU office of the Chaplain, Hillel of Dallas and the Embrey Human Rights Program sponsored the event. In a room seasoned with artwork both educational and evocative of concentration

camps, the audience sat in deliberate attention waiting for the ceremony to commence, catalyzed with a prayer led by Dr. Judy Henneberger, associate chaplain and minister at SMU. Afterwards, a Yahrzeit candle, present at synagogues to commemorate the dead, was lit in respect for those lost in the concentration camps, while Serge Frolov, associate professor of religious studies, and Nate and Ann Levine, chair of Jewish studies at SMU, recited Kaddish Yehe Shelama Rabba.

“It’s a traditional Jewish prayer recited for the deceased that is a part of every synagogue service,” Frolov said. “Traditionally, it was the duty of the firstborn son to recite it for the father, which is why it is usually translated as the Orphan’s Kaddish, but it literally means the Mourner’s Kaddish.” Dr. Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, also spoke at

See MEMORIAL on Page 3


GOP race heats up in Florida RAHFIN FARUK News Editor Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are squaring off in Florida’s primary on Tuesday. With Rick Santorum back in Pennsylvania and Ron Paul abstaining from the expensive Florida race, recent debates have centered on Romney and Gingrich. Gingrich, whose candidacy has been declared dead twice in the race to the November election, has surged in the last week because of his surprise victory in the South Carolina primary. He appealed to evangelicals and the Christian Right in strong debate performances. For the Romney campaign,

Florida is a key test for the exgovernor’s national appeal. After barely losing Iowa and not appealing to the GOP base in South Carolina, Romney needs to win Florida to secure his position as the front-runner in the race. Seeking to deliver a knockout blow to Gingrich’s upstart campaign, Romney and his campaign have attacked Gingrich’s record as speaker of the House and his work for mortgage giant Fannie Mae. The Gingrich campaign has complained about the relentless assault of negative advertisements that Romney has shown in Florida. Gingrich, in his usual aggressive style, has also attacked Romney

for his not-so-conservative track record. As the governor of Massachusetts, Romney supported state-sponsored healthcare and gun control legislation. The Florida primary will decide the future of the Gingrich campaign. The campaign will either gain steam or be unable to stay competitive in the long run of primaries to come. Gingrich remains optimistic about his chances even though the latest polls show he is about 10 percent behind Romney. “We’re seeing the conservative movement start to come together,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think it’s going to be very close. We have a tremendous effort under way to reach out to the conservatives.”



The Daily Campus

MONDAY n JANUARY 30, 2012 opening


Hypnotic Donuts charms on first day KATE PETTY Food Editor The first thing I noticed about Hypnotic Donuts? The monstrous line of waiting customers extending out the door and down the sidewalk. I should have known it’d be busy on a Sunday morning, but I can’t remember ever waiting in line for a donut. If you’ve ever heard of Voodoo Donuts in Portland, then you can get a pretty good idea of what Hypnotic Donuts is all about. Specializing in odd, delectable and sometimes shocking combinations ­— this place doesn’t offer your basic donut fare. Owner James St. Peter started his business when he was turned down for opening a second Voodoo Donuts here in Dallas. St. Peter worked a long time without an actual storefront. A woman standing next to me in line who is friends with St. Peter said that initially the donuts were sold online and on the weekends at various locations. Hypnotic Donuts then moved its operation to The Pizza Guy, a pizzeria in North Dallas. As their following continued to increase, St. Peter eventually decided to take the next step and open his own store.


The Porch is a local favorite for comfort foods like macaroni and cheese.

Comfort food at The Porch KATE PETTY Food Editor


Hypnotic Donuts, which opened Sunday morning, is located on Garland Road, just east of White Rock Lake.

This Sunday marked the grand opening of Hypnotic Donuts, and I found myself among the massive crowd of patrons anxious to try these unique donuts. Before I’d even made it to the door, an employee announced that they were running low, and the chances of anything being left when we made it to the front were slim. I checked my watch; the store had been open less than three hours and they were already selling out? When I finally made it to the front of the line only three kinds

of donuts were left, but I was happy any were left at all. I ended up with a root beer glazed donut, a Good Morning Captain and one of their signature Hypnotic donuts. The Good Morning Captain is a chocolate cake donut covered with chocolate frosting and sprinkled with a healthy dose of Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch. Similar, but far more decadent, is the Hypnotic — a chocolate cake donut with a blend of chocolate, caramel and peanut butter frosting, topped with crushed pretzels, crushed Peanut

Campus Events

Butter Cap’n Crunch and then more caramel and chocolate. It goes without saying that these donuts are not for the faint of stomach, but those willing to take one on will not be disappointed. Luckily, for those who aren’t feeling the dessert for breakfast, Hypnotic Donuts offers granola bars, chicken biscuits and other biscuit creations. Fans of honey butter chicken biscuits should check out Hypnotic’s selection. They have four variations on the Southern favorite that are sure to please.

After a scorching summer, it’s not surprising that our Texas winter has been especially warm. Fortunately, wintry comfort food staples still hold their appeal despite the less than wintry weather. A lower Greenville favorite The Porch serves up a delicious version of macaroni and cheese that will satisfy all of your comfort cravings. The dish is comprised of traditional elbow macaroni pasta, a rich blend of cheddar and parmesan cheese and cubes of smoked ham. Topping it all off is a thin

Police Reports JANUARY 25

TUESDAY January 31

SMU Abroad Study Fair: Learn about SMU Abroad and meet with program directos in the HughesTrigg Commons at 11 a.m. 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps Luncheon: Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps and celebrate the next generation of SMU volunteers in the HughestTrigg Student Center at 1130 a.m.

and crispy bread-crumb crust and a sprinkle of chives. Though listed on the menu as a side-dish, don’t be misled. The Porch serves a decent portion size, so unless you’re making a meal of the mac and cheese, the plate is large enough to share. Mac and cheese isn’t the only comfort food offered at The Porch. Other choices include a three grilled cheese sandwich, turkey chili and a roasted tomato soup. The prices are a little steep, but the portions are reasonable and full of flavor. If you’re not on too much of a budget, The Porch is a great choice for a twist on your favorite comfort foods.

WEDNESDAY February 1

M.S. Programs Information Session: The Lyle School of Engineering discusses M.S. level degree programs in detial in Caruth Hall 347 at 12 p.m. Yeah Sistah: The SMU Women’s Network puts on a celbration of women around the world in the Hughes-Trigg Varsity at 630 p.m.

THURSDAY February 2

Co-Op and Internship Orientation: Details about SMU’s career programs will be discussed in the Huitt-Zollars Pavilion at 12 p.m. Moneyball: The Program Council hosts a free screening of the Oscarnominated film in the Hughes-Trigg Theater at 8 p.m.

9:43 a.m. Hughes-Trigg Student Center/3140 Dyer Street: A student reported theft of mail containing money. The theft occurred on October 23, 2011. Open.

January 2:46 p.m. Memorial Health Center/6211 Bishop Boulevard: UPFD responded to strong smell of burning wire. It was determined a condensation motor in the attic was the cause. No damage was caused. UPFD responded as a precaution and cleared with no further incident. Closed. 5:42 p.m. 6424 Hyer Lane: A student reported theft of his laptop. Open.

The Daily Campus


Associated Press

A man wearing a Kippah attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Station Z remembrance site at the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp on the International Holocaust remembrance day in Oranienburg, Germany.

MEMORIAL: Halperin leads service Continued from Page 1

the event, touching on the cold methods the Nazis employed to nearly exterminate the entire Jewish population. Halperin said it is important to remember the Holocaust as a reminder that humanity can sink into the darkest of depths. He closed with a reading of an inscription from the memorial garden of Jewish children claimed by the concentration camps. “They were Jewish children, 20 of them to be precise, taken out of the Neuengamme concentration camp and hanged as a gift to Adolf Hitler on his birthday, April 20, 1945,” Halperin said. “Four of the doctors that had been assigned to treat them in the camp, all of them French, were hanged on meat hooks along with the children at the basement of a school.” After the ceremony, audience members were invited to collect bracelets inscribed with the mantra “There is no such thing as a lesser person.” Audience members could also purchase

“Journey of Remembrance: a Christmas in the Death Camps of Poland,” a book of reflections and photographs collected and compiled during a Polish voyage led by Halperin and Sherry Aikman, coordinator of Embrey Human Rights Program, in 2002. The Holocaust remembrance ceremony, the sixth of its kind to be held at SMU since 2006, testifies to the sobering magnitude of its namesake. “I think Holocaust education in particular should be mandatory for young people all over the world, not just in the United States,” Halperin said. “[It’s important to] remember what happened and to bring the horrors of terrible human behavior to people, to show them what can happen when people are indifferent to cruelty and killing, that the Holocaust has lessons for everyone. [The crime] happened between 1933 and 1945, but the lessons live on today.” In addition to the yearly ceremony, SMU has been organizing tours to Poland since

1996. The trip offers a critical insight to the torment and fear various innocents suffered on an hourly basis. “The big thing that it did for me was that — I study human rights for a living, and I think in terms of numbers, but upon arriving in Poland, it became about an individual, personal stories, and it’s harder to step away from the tragedy,” Jacqueline Demeritt, assistant professor of political science at UNT, said. “I had family in the Holocaust, and heading to Poland was like ripping off all my calluses.” The tour, led by Halperin, will take place after fall semester ends, Dec. 18 to Dec. 30. “This is my fifth trip. I’ve been going since 2002,” Aikman said. “Each trip is very unique, the people, the weather, the changing of the sites, which are always involving. There is now a trend to feature more literature at the sites in English. We have an itinerary, and students are able to meet with survivors and ask questions. It’s very moving.”





The Daily Campus


Editorial Staff Editor-in-Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Kramer Managing Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chase Wade SMU-TV News Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Brown, Meredith Carlton Assignments Desk Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tashika Varma News Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rahfin Faruk Arts & Entertainment Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cassandra Robinson Associate Arts & Entertainment Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katelyn Hall Sports Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mercedes Owens, Brooke Williamson Associate Sports Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Roden Photo Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Eggers Associate Photo Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sidney Hollingsworth Style Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelby Foster Health & Fitness Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne McCaslin Parker Food Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Petty Opinion Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Bub Copy Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan Anderson, Laura Murphy, Meghan Sikkel, Katie Tufts Video Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summer Dashe, Wesleigh Ogle, Ali Williams, Eric Sheffield, Kent Koons

Advertising Staff Advertising Sales Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Alvrus, Audra Fulp, Hanna Kim, Paige Evans Classified Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Demetrio Teniente Marketing Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bree Ungar Sales Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hillary Johnson

Production Staff Advertising Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riane Alexander, Kelsey Cordutsky, Virginia Lichty, Nighttime Production Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Palomo

Business Staff Business Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Felix Curry The Daily Campus, a student newspaper at Southern Methodist University is operated by Student Media Company, Inc., Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer Street, Suite 314 Dallas, TX 75275 The Daily Campus is published daily Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the academic semester. For local, national, and classified display advertising, call 214-768-4111. For classified word advertising call 214-768-4554.

Student Media Company, Inc. Staff Executive Director / Editorial Adviser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Miller Associate Director / Business Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dyann Slosar Advertising Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana L. Denton Operations / Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer A. Cannon

The Daily Campus Mail Subscription Rates One year (Academic year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110 Order forms can downloaded at To charge by VISA, Mastercard, Discover, call 214-768-4545. Send check orders and address changes to Student Media Company, Inc., PO BOX 456, Dallas, TX 75275-0456. Entire contents © 2012 The Daily Campus. • SMU Box 456, Dallas, TX 75275 214-768-4555 • Fax: 214-768-8787


Guantanamo Bay: Open indefinitely Michael dearman

The current presidential election cycle is a pleasant reminder of many hot-button issues that we are either tired of hearing about or issues that are not heard about enough. Eschewing the former for the sake of saving readers from monotony, I want to concentrate on the latter. In particular, candidates’ handling of Guantanamo Bay is something that I believe is important to understand in the coming election. Guantanamo Bay Detention Center is a military prison and interrogation facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, used by the U.S. military to house those captured in both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was opened in 2002 by the Bush administration and was deemed outside the jurisdiction of U.S. law and the Geneva Conventions by the Department of Justice soon after. As a black mark on the U.S. human rights record (there are far more than we care to admit), it really deserves close scrutiny and persistent protest in the name of human rights. I feel it necessary to remind everyone that President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within the first year of his presidency, which he failed to do. In fact, not only did he fail, but he didn’t even attempt to close it. The political capital was spent (I almost wrote wasted) on healthcare reform. Not only is Guantanamo still open, but the power of the U.S. government to do as it pleases without any care for basic human rights has been extended. With the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, the executive branch can hold prisoners in Guantanamo Bay indefinitely without trial. While the executive branch claims that it had this power with the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), a joint resolution made under the Bush administration, the act shows congressional support for this power. Only during an international armed conflict can individuals (domestic or foreign) be detained if they pose an imminent security risk. Human Rights Watch claims that an “international armed conflict” is a war between states, which the current conflict in Afghanistan is not, at least not anymore. Since a new government has been put in place with Karzai, the detainees should not be prosecuted under military law, but domestic or international human rights law. There is no end in sight for the detainees. The Obama administration seems nowhere close to returning detainees to their countries of origin for trial and processing. Furthermore, protection from torture, cruel, unusual or degrading punishment is not guaranteed in Guantanamo. Though the Obama administration no longer claims that we are in a “global war on terror,” the increase of drone strikes in multiple countries seems to indicate that they are still acting as if we are. If the U.S. government still considers itself in international armed conflict, which would have to be defined as between any international entity, not just another nation, such as a terrorist organization, then it may believe it has ground for this indefinite detention. The idea is that as long as there is war, there can be detention of prisoners. If we are in an indefinite war, then there will be indefinite detention. Michael is a sophomore majoring in philosophy, political science and English.

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.

POLICIES The Daily Campus is a public forum, Southern Methodist University’s independent student voice since 1915 and an entirely student-run publication. Letters To The Editor are welcomed and encouraged. All letters should concentrate on issues, be free of personal attacks, not exceed 250 words in length and must be signed by the author(s). Anonymous letters will not be published and The Daily Campus reserves the right to edit letters for accuracy, length and style. Letters should be submitted to

Guest columns are accepted and printed at the editor’s discretion upon submission to Guest columns should not exceed 500-600 words and the author will be identified by name and photograph. Corrections. The Daily Campus is committed to serving our readers with accurate coverage and analysis. Readers are encouraged to bring errors to The Daily Campus editors’ attention by emailing Editorial Adviser Jay Miller at

Associated Press

Mark Zuckerberg at an event for Facebook. The company has long been under the public microscope for their privacy settings.

Facebook: An open vault of information? AKBAR IQBAL “What is the difference between Mark Zuckerberg and me? I give private information on corporations to you for free, and I’m a villain. Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he’s man of the year,” Julian Assange said. WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange had a few choice words when drawing a comparison between his website and Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook. His quote displayed above has spread like wildfire. While the two have become household names, they represent two entirely different trains of thought. Assange claims to promote a liberation from the culture of secrets and censorship that governments and private corporations are believed to survive on. His name has become synonymous with his website that publishes submissions of private, secret and classified media from anonymous sources. In the process, he has gained a

great degree of fame or infamy (depending on one’s opinion). Zuckerberg on the other hand is a man who has changed the way human beings communicate and perhaps even live. Voted “Man of The Year” by Time Magazine in 2010, he has become a somewhat controversial figure, especially after the release of the movie “The Social Network.” Facebook is undeniably a fantastic creation but big question marks remain over the security of the privacy of its nearly 800 million (and counting) users. He must do more to assuage people’s concerns. For instance, a recent flaw in Facebook’s privacy settings allowed prying users to access private photos of Zuckerberg himself. It is very important for people to understand how their privacy is probably not stored away as safely as they think it is. In fact, there is a possibility that Facebook isn’t as interested in privacy protection as they claim to be. One must remember that no matter how friendly they make

it look from the outside, behind it all Facebook is a business. And like any other business they must sell a product, service or both. To consumers, they provide the service of an online social networking site. However, to organizations, they provide a new and useful marketing tool that runs on the information of its users. Furthermore, businesses do what they do to make money and their investors would like them to make as much of it as possible. Unfortunately, every Facebook user might very well be an information-filled product sold to the marketing departments of various organizations. The real story is in the fact that all of this is quite obvious. This is the only way the website’s business works. They have been caught toeing the line of privacy misuse repeatedly. What is even worse is the fact that they have denied and then accepted doing so each time. If Facebook truly had its users’ best intentions in mind then it would probably not get itself into trouble repeatedly. The fact that the

Federal Trade Commission had to force Facebook to accept its laws does not help their case at all. However, the irony is in the fact that they know they have the world hooked. No matter how much people complain and dislike their changes, an insignificant fraction of their users probably leave. Nobody is being forced to use Facebook and the company knows it. The truth may well be that Zuckerberg and his company’s business will remain safe from most kinds of trouble while its users’ information is not. After all, reprimands aside, they have found a legal way to share enough of its users’ information to earn more than $4 billion U.S dollars in revenue. This is not to say that Julian Assange is an angel, but his comments put into perspective how skewed the priorities and perspectives of even those who are well informed might actually be. Akbar is a junior majoring in business and psychology.

A portrait of the misunderstood math major BRANDON BUB Opinion Editor One of my best friends from high school is a math major at Rice University named Nick. Sometimes we would joke that if we could find a third friend going for a chemistry degree, we could combine our majors and conquer the world. I always thought it funny that the two of us could have such divergent interests yet still be the best of friends. Naturally we still enjoy mocking each other’s fields of study to this day. My friend always liked to tell me this story: a student comes to college convinced that he wants to major in math. He shows up to his first day of differential equations and his professor moves so quickly through the material that the student’s head is left spinning. After a few weeks, the student discovers that he no longer wants to study math because he finds the subject soulless and instead decides that he’d rather study poetry. The student drops out of the class and switches his major to

English. On the next class day the professor checks the attendance roster and asks if anyone knows where his former student is. When the rest of the class responds that he switched majors, the professor smirks and responds, “I knew he wasn’t creative enough to be a math major.” It’s a clever and ironic story, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it actually has happened at many colleges. In recent months I’ve been pondering that anecdote a lot more though. It certainly hits close to home. In high school I had to be well versed in all sorts of subjects, from math to chemistry to literature to social studies, but I’ve known since I was 16 years old that I wanted to major in English in college. Even though I was fortunate enough to have some excellent math teachers in high school, I could never make myself passionate about algebra or geometry. I mostly looked forward to taking my Calculus AP exam when I was a senior so I’d never have to take a math class again. But about halfway through

my Calculus BC course, I had a startling realization: I was enjoying math. Every derivative I took was like some new puzzle to solve. And when we started getting to integration, things got even more fun. My calculus class was easily 10 times more difficult than any of my other classes when I was a senior, but for the first time I really didn’t mind. I enjoyed doing homework practice problems and studying proofs of theorems. I developed that passion thanks to my teacher, Peter Billingham, a modern-day Jaime Escalante (from the film “Stand and Deliver”). He taught me that math didn’t have to be a chore and with genuine understanding and comprehension could be just as intellectually rewarding as any other subject. The most important thing I learned in my calculus class, however, was that the worlds of the logical and creative are not mutually exclusive. We hail literary masters like F. Scott Fitzgerald or Ernest Hemingway as creative geniuses, but people like Newton and Leibniz were just as, if not

more, creative, and the majesty of their theorems easily proves that assertion. We have this tendency to promote a false dichotomy between “left-brained” and “rightbrained” people, but creativity can manifest itself just as much through a well-ordered differential equation as it can a short story by Cheever. Mathematicians and scientists seek to do the same thing that philosophers, authors and artists do: explain why our world is the way it is. Though they might use equations and charts instead of typewriters and paintbrushes, it’s fallacious to assert that their work is “soulless.” We can look at paintings or read poetry and immediately consider the works “beautiful,” so why can’t we say the same thing about the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus? Math, like all other facets of academia, works to bring us a higher understanding of the truth, and it deserves comparable appreciation. Brandon is a sophomore majoring in English.

The Daily Campus





Men’s basketball falls to Tulsa in C-USA match up MERCEDES OWENS Sports Editor


SMU Forward Leslee Smith dunks the ball against an Oklahoma State University opponent at the American Airlines Center Dec. 28, 2011. Including Saturday’s loss to Tulsa, the Mustangs are 10-11 overall.

During a tough match-up, SMU was unable to challenge the University of Tulsa’s offense leading to a 66-60 loss for the Mustangs Saturday at Moody Coliseum. “It’s frustrating but we have to keep our heads up,” SMU head coach Matt Doherty said in regards to the loss. For the first half Tulsa came out of the locker room with guns blazing to quickly gain a 5-0 lead. Thanks to senior Robert Nyakundi’s slam dunk at the 15 minute marker, the Mustangs were finally able to enter the ball game. Shortly after the exciting dunk SMU’s London Giles found himself at the free throw line to connect two shots. However, the Mustang’s four team points didn’t do much as the Golden Hurricane’s Jordan Clarkson was quick to put 10 points on the scoreboard. Tulsa had full control of the ball game before red-shirt freshman Leslee Smith cut the gap to 14-12 with a shot from beyond the arc. Despite their efforts, the Mustang Stampede found

women’s basketball

Tulsa takes down Mustangs with buzzer beating shot Katy Roden Associate Sports Editor The Mustangs fell to The Golden Hurricane in a defensive struggle at Moody Coliseum Sunday, 42-39. While the entire game was a close contest, the Mustangs saw the game ball in Tulsa’s hands with only seconds left. Both teams were kept under 20 points in the first half. Tulsa maintained the lead until the beginning of the second half. Akil Simpson scored a fastbreak layup, making the score 19-20. The teams fought for the lead throughout the second half. SMU’s defense forced 25 turnovers, but converted for only 15 points.

CHILDCARE AFTER SCHOOL BABYSITTER for 2 boys (9 and 11). Pick up at Good Shepherd Episcopal, take to activities, help with homework. M-TH 3:15-6:30pm $15/hr +gas allowance. Contact Christina: or 214-369-1967 DALLAS FAMILY SEEKS nonsmoking concierge, $13/hr 1214 hrs/week. We reimburse $.55/mile. Main duties include groceries, returns, pharmacy, USPS, dry cleaning, scheduling services, some laundry and light housework. Childcare experience a plus! Please e-mail resumes to or fax resume to 972-404-4619.

EMPLOYMENT ARE YOU DRIVEN? WANT A ON CAMPUS JOB THIS SPRING/ SUMMER? BEST JOB ON CAMPUS! The Daily Campus is seeking sales reps. This is an oppotunity for advertising, marketing, or business majors to aquire “real world” experience. Looks great in resume! Earn commision while learning outside sales. Flexible hours. Call Diana a 214-768-4111, come by Hughes-Trigg, or emailddenton@ A+ STUDENT STAFFING seeks college students for part time and fulltime office positions. Call 214-3579500 to set up an interview. Jobs pay $10-12/hr HIGHLAND PARK DESIGN firm seeking office assistant to update contact list, run errands, file paper work. Flexible hours. Contact Whitney,

FOOD (-.(-.(-.(-.(-.(-.-).-).-).-).-).-) THE MAFIA is watching you! Make the right choice for lunch, choose a NY SUB! N.Y. SUB 3411 Asbury 214-522-1070.

The Mustangs shot 23.8 percent in field goals. The defense held Tulsa to 32.7 percent. The Mustangs and The Golden Hurricane both went through two lead changes. SMU’s largest lead was by six points in the second half; Tulsa’s was by 10 in the first half. The board read 25-25 with 14 minutes to go. With 1:33 left in the game, the score was 39-39. SMU missed two last minute jumpers and one three-pointer. Tulsa’s Chanice Scott responded with a successful last second three-pointer, her third one of the game. Simpson led the Mustangs with 13 points. She also had 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of

JUST BECAUSE YOU aren’t hungry doesn’t mean you cant buy a sub. After all, it wasn’t raining when noah built the ark now was it? N.Y. SUB 3411 Asbury 214-522-1070.

FOR Lease TURTLE CREEK CONDOS for lease. New units at the Renaissance. Best high rise views in Dallas! 2 bedrooms from $1,950 to $3,900. Penthouses available! Every amenity! Alan 972333-4755. Jon 214-395-2277.

FOR RENT FRESH BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS, loft 2 blocks west of campus. Loft $575, 1 Bedroom $800, 2 bedrooms available. 214-526-8733.

SMU was only able to complete 19-45 field goal shots and 6-11 from 3-point range. Saturday’s game marks the third of a losing streak for the Mustangs. To Doherty, the team is missing a spark that is needed to finish the game. “We were in position to win all of those games but we didn’t,” said Doherty, “It’s sports.” Starting point guard for the Mustangs Jeremiah Samarrippas is confident that the season will get better. “We’ve been getting good shots,” said Samarrippas, “It’s just a matter of the ball going in the hole.” After suffering from a torn ACL this summer, Leslee Smith is back in the game but noticing some differences in his ability to play. “Before I was a lot more athletic but now sometimes my footwork can get a little shaky,” said Smith. While he may seem “shaky,” Smith was the second leading scorer for the Mustangs with 10 points. SMU will look to end their three-game skid when they travel to Greenville, N.C. to face off with the ECU Pirates Wednesday. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

THIS WEEK IN SMU SPORTS The beginning of the week will be quiet in the SMU sports world, but will kick back up with the start of January. Men’s basketball travels to East Carolina on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. tip off. Women’s basketball will

travel to Houston on Thursday, also set for a 7:00 p.m. tip off. Friday is packed with tennis and equestrian both traveling to compete. Tennis will face Illinois in Champagne, Illinois while the equestrian team will be in College Station. Saturday

caps off the week with another dose of tennis, and men’s basketball returning home to take on UCF at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The track team will be at Texas Tech for the Red Raider Invitational while swimming hosts Texas.

the season. Elliott followed with 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Senior guard Samantha Mahnesmith scored nine points with four rebounds and four assists. This loss broke SMU’s fourgame winning streak, leaving them 11-9 overall and 4-3 in Conference USA. They are ranked fourth in the league. The Mustangs hit the road for their next two games. They face Houston (1-6) on Thursday and Tulane (3-3) Sunday. The mustangs look to regain their momentum at the next home game Feb. 9 against Memphis (5-1) who is currently second in the league.

TUTOR SERVICES ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE TUTOR. Statistics tutor. Voted “The Best” for 16 years. “College is more fun when you have a tutor.” Lee Lowrie, CPA, MBA cell 214-208-1112. SMU Dallas, Texas. Stats 2301- Accounting 2301, 2302, 3311, 3312, 6301 - Finance 3320 - Real Estate 33811

MATH, STATISTICS TUTOR for MBA, college, high school students. Highland Park, Austin College, SMU alumna; M.S. Math; 20 years Texas Instruments; 2 years college math instructor. Sheila Walker 214-417-7677.

TUTOR WANTED SAT Tutors Wanted! Make up to $40.00/hr tutoring for the SAT in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area! Contact us toda at 818-785-0167

ACCOUNTING, MATH, CHEMISTRY, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Physics, Rhetoric, Tutoring. “Learn to work smarter not harder.” David Kemp Tutorial Services. Call 469-767-6713.


By Michael Mepham

FULLY FURNISHED APARTMENT three blocks from SMU - private entrance, parking, full bath, kitchen, washer dryer, newer construction, all utilities paid. $1,300 Donna 214535-2666. ROOM FOR RENT in Executive Home for female student. Two blocks from campus $600/ month. - Furnished 2 Bed/2 Bath condo. Available March 1st $1150/ month. 214-528-9144.

FOR Sale 3101 Rosedale - $430,000 updated Brownstone features 3 bedrooms 31/2 baths. Refrigerator, washer & dryer, flat screen tv, remain. Call Libby Barnes at 214-802-0210 for appt.

Real estate Services * SMURENT.COM PROVIDES FREE help for students looking to lease, rent, buy, or sell. Walking distance, uptown, town homes, apartments. SMU alum owned. 214-457-0898

themselves undersized and lacking defensive energy when the buzzer announced the finish of the first half. As the crowd began losing steam, SMU left for the locker room trailing by five. When the second period began SMU seemed to be revamped from the break. A series of buckets and successful trips to the free throw line put the team on top for the first time with a score of 38-37. Although SMU proved to be hustling, the Tulsa offense didn’t stay behind for long. Only seconds later SMU lost the lead as quickly as they gained it and TU went on an 11-4 run. A series of missed shots and fouls led to SMU finding themselves down by six. For the final minutes of the game SMU and TU began a routine of switching places at the free throw line and fans began to pack up. Just as the game was over, Nyakundi put up a 3-point basket at the final buzzer. Nyakundi led SMU with 18 points and four rebounds but it was TU’s Clarkson who led all scorers with 22 points and six rebounds. Tulsa finished the game shooting 23-44 from the field and 10-17 from downtown.

For solutions to our Sodoku puzzles, checkout our website at © 2012 Michael Mepham. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. All rights reserved.


ACROSS 1 Fashionable 5 __ Blanc, the Alps’ highest peak 9 Wintry mess 14 Prolonged unconsciousness 15 Confess openly 16 Like horror film music 17 Practice boxing 18 Luke Skywalker, e.g. 19 Postal service symbol 20 DUCK 23 The NFL’s Cowboys 25 Energy 26 Snake’s warning 27 “Can __ honest with you?” 28 2011 World Series champs, on scoreboards 30 Rogue 32 Ring loudly 34 “Othello” villain 37 Fits of anger 41 CRANE 44 Actor Davis 45 __-poly 46 Yours, to Yves 47 Presidents’ Day mo. 49 “__-haw!” 51 Any nonzero number divided by itself 52 Arafat’s org. until 2004 55 Remove, with “off” 58 “Key Largo” 54Down winner Claire 60 QUAIL 63 Not shortened, as a film 64 Suit to __ 65 “Joy of Cooking” writer Rombauer 68 Stiller’s comedy partner 69 iPhone message 70 Cowardly film beast played by 29-Down 71 Swashbuckler Flynn 72 Brother of Cain and Abel 73 “Ignore that editing change”

By Kevin Christian

DOWN 1 IV amounts 2 “__ on Pop”: Dr. Seuss 3 “Lay it on me!” 4 Christmas song 5 Like the Grand Canyon 6 Higher than 7 All-nighter pill 8 Bale binder 9 Reel from a blow to the head 10 Wife of Jacob 11 Involuntary impulses 12 Eliot’s “__ Marner” 13 Obeys 21 Used to be 22 Upper-left PC key 23 Tippler, for short 24 Helps with a heist 29 Actor Bert (see 70-Across) 31 Carvey or Delany 33 Explorer Ericson 35 Moo __ gai pan 36 The “O” in SRO 38 “Time to move on” 39 Money-saving, in product names


Friday’s Puzzle Solved

(c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

40 Downhill racer 42 Abstain from alcohol 43 Canines metaphorically exchanged for something desired 48 Prohibit 50 Goof 52 Nom de __: pen name 53 Solitary man

54 Hollywood award 56 Grecian urn poet 57 Cosmetics giant Lauder 59 Lesser of two __ 61 French franc successor 62 Deli counter call 66 One of the Stooges 67 Picnic undesirable

Can’t wait until tomorrow for Crossword solutions? For solutions to our Crossword puzzles now, checkout our website at



The Daily Campus

MONDAY n JANUARY 30, 2012 the ater

‘Melancholy’ delivers a fresh dose of happiness KAtelyn HaLL Associate A&E Editor A green clad building sits nestled behind the Dallas skyline, dimly lit by a single halogen light. Inside its rusty door is a small stage cluttered with antique windows and a single cello player. That is the setting for Upstart Production’s newest venture, “Melancholy.” Directed by Jonathan Taylor, the contemporary dramatic comedy tells the story of Tilly, a depressed young banker artfully portrayed by Natalie Young. Tilly, while deeply sorrowful, has the odd power of making all the men and women she encounters fall in love with her, from her European therapist, Lorenzo the Unfeeling, to her hairdresser, Frances. There’s a potency and vulnerability to Tilly’s sadness that draws people in.

Perhaps the most curious of Tilly’s traits is that she seems perfectly content to be sad. Young communicates a sense of despondent beauty and humility in her movements and interactions. It is this beauty that attracts her love interests, Lorenzo, Frank and Frances whose roles are equally well acted by the supporting cast. Brian Witkowicz, as therapist Lorenzo, brings a comically exaggerated sense of eloquence and earnest desire to the play. Duane Deering, as the tailor Frank, and Diana Gonzalez, as Frances, endearingly communicate their protective and passionate love for the protagonist. Adding tangential comedy is the nurse Joan, Frances’ partner. With her bodacious laugh and an insecurity with love that comes with old age, LuLu Ward engages the audience with her every line. These characters not only engage the audience, but also begin to please Tilly. And slowly, Tilly’s sadness

begins to ebb away into happiness. The character’s personalities are also communicated through the whimsical costumes designed by Samantha Rodriguez. The play quickly changes pace when Tilly finds happiness after Frank wishes her a Happy Birthday. Like an emotional see-saw the supporting cast contracts Tilly’s melancholy as Tilly becomes euphoric. The characters each battle their depression differently, one even turns into an almond ( a motif in the play). Hilarity ensues. The backdrop to the heartwarming tale is an inventive set produced by set designer Rachel Rouse that uses tight theater space imaginatively and efficiently. With a solid cast, a quirky story and the occasional musical number, “Melancholy” is satisfying and compelling. “Melancholy” runs at the Upstart Theater until Feb. 4.

Photo courtesy of Upstart Production

Protagonist Tilly, played by Natalie Young, talks with Lorenzo the Unfeeling, portrayed by Brian Wirkowicz, in Upstart Production’s new play “Melancholy.”


Jampact performance jazzes audiences PARMINDER DEO Contributing Writer SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts professors are taking their talents outside the classroom. A jazz band composed of Meadows faculty members impressed students and fellow colleagues with their musical skills Saturday night. The ensemble known as Jampact performed improvisational jazz for audiences in their familiar territory, the Greer Garson Theare.

Jampact performers include SMU Meadows’ Dean José Bowen on the piano along with accompanying Meadows faculty members. Akira Sato played the trumpet and Kim Corbet played the trombone and synth. To keep the music jazzy, Buddy Mohmed plays the bass and Jamal Mohamed owns the drums. The jazz band jammed the night away to a collection of exotic tunes and blues music. Many songs were of their own creation and other pieces

were easily recognizable to the audience. “Stylistically, we are a mix of free jazz, world music, funk, and any kind of dance groove you want,” Bowen said. “We have very different backgrounds and musical experiences, especially different ethnic and musical experiences, so this all mixes together.” The innovative jazz band congregated their talented musicians from the Meadows faculty to establish Jampact in July of 2006. With the appointment and

welcoming of José Bowen as dean of Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, the timing for Jampact was perfect. “So this is a group of music faculty at SMU,” Bowen said. “When I arrived five years ago last summer, we got together to jam and have been playing together ever since.” The eclectic group of musicians played a variety of instruments from the synthesizer to the melodica. The musicians moved around the stage and performed solos to highlight their musical talents.

Audience members applauded when Kim Corbet began singing along to the mixes. “So dangerous, so scary, yet so beautiful, so I called her So-Scary,” Corbet said, while singing. First-year Jacqueline Romero, a first-timer to jazz, said, “They really seemed to be enjoying making music and being up there. They had lots of fun with it. It was fun to watch.” Jampact made for an unusual and experimental show, but the musicians agreed that it is important for students to

experience music in different forms than the usual. “If it in any way gets people to broaden their horizons and listen to the things they don’t normally listen to,” Corbet said. “That is the power of it. Get into different interesting stuff which we are all about.” Jampact’s free events welcome any listener interested in jazz, funk or exotic worldly music. As a part of the Meadows Creative Community, Jampact always provides a suave and smooth performance for its audiences.

Adventurous Study S M U -I N -TA O S R S U M M E R & F A L L

INFO SESSIONS Every Wednesday 1 – 5 p.m. Room 338 Blanton Building Now Accepting Applications

Come by and see our new Summer and Fall 2012 course offerings! Visit with Taos program students Get your questions answered 214-768-3657