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Editor in chief of The Christian Science Monitor John Yemma discusses the future of journalism and media in the digital age in Crum Auditorium Thursday.
Journalist speaks on digital age KATELYN HALL Associate A&E Editor email@example.com
In the William O’Neil Lecture in Business Journalism Thursday evening, John Yemma, editor in chief of The Christian Science Monitor, discussed the changing future of journalism as media shifts from print to online in a digital age. As editor in chief, Yemma was integral in transforming The Christian Science Monitor, one of the oldest and most prestigious daily newspapers in the country, into an online publication and weekly newsletter. The Monitor, like thousands of other print publications faced the detrimental problem of dwindling readership. The Monitor has the reputation for “thoughtful, humane, internationally minded journalism,” but only reached a narrow audience. “Smart people loved The Monitor, but few people saw it,” Yemma said in the lecture. “Circulation was anemic and profits were puny.” The Monitor came to rely financially on the Christian Science Church, which, in Yemma’s words, “was not only unhealthy, but unsustainable.”
But the Monitor’s situation is one shared by other publications worldwide. “While journalists pride themselves in spotting trends, I have to admit we missed a big one,” Yemma said. “That one was the one that directly affected us.” Yemma refers to that change as the “unbundling of news.” Traditionally, print media bundles packages of sports, arts and news content to cater to the public. But with the transition to a digital era, this “bundling” format is costly and no longer appealing to readers. Instead, readers prefer browsing the Internet and selecting an assortment of news content for themselves. Even print journalists engaged in this shift. “At work we bundled news, at home, like millions of others, we learned from the mid-90s on to pick and choose what we wanted to read online,” Yemma said. “News bundling is not dead, it’s just been lifted out of the hands of journalists,” Yemma explained. “Even as newspapers were prospering in the 20th century, they were coming apart,” Yemma said.
So when readership decreased and profits plummeted at the Monitor, the century old news organization turned to former employee Yemma. Yemma had been working with The Boston Globe’s website, Boston.com, one of the best models for online journalism. There, he learned about all things digital. Boston.com grasped one thing that other news organizations missed: “It understood that print readers and web readers are different animals from the outset,” Yemma said. When the Monitor approached Yemma with the job offer of editor in chief, he was hesitant, but accepted the position on one condition. “I took the position with the understanding that the Monitor had to become radically different — we had to go web first,” Yemma said. “We had to become radically different, not in content, not in values, but in presentation.” Yemma devised a plan to take advantage of the public’s shift in news consumption that would be more profitable and lasting than print media. His plan is one that could help millions of other print publications
worldwide transition into the digital era. “The Christian Science Monitor may not strike you as the model for 21st century news organizations that are desperate to devise a sustainable, let alone profitable, business model. It is,” Yemma said. The biggest problem that newspapers face, in Yemma’s opinion, is the “cost monster.” Costs for all newspapers escalated substantially during the boom years of the 1990s. Newspapers were hiring more reporters, editors, correspondents and still being profitable. But now, as profits are going down, costs also need to be cut down. The Monitor has done that. The Monitor also recognized the opportunity of manpower. Journalists, Yemma said, are the keys to the newspaper’s survival and “tremendous assets” in the transition to the digital age. “They can be cunning, they can be capable, they can be cantankerous and they are often really dedicated,” Yemma said. When news organizations use tools like these, Yemma said they will be prepared to transition into the 21st century of journalism.
Panel discusses barbed wire, border myths CHARLES SCOTT Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org With all the hype about the U.S.-Mexican border from TV shows like “Border Wars,” South American immigrants are stereotyped as alien, ill intentioned and violent. Discussions about the border tend to evoke mixed feelings. Some worry that terrorists can cross into the U.S. from Mexico. Others wonder about government’s role and if it has ties to drug trafficking and allowing easy access to assault weapons. These issues and others were explored on Wednesday in McCord Auditorium by a panel of U.S.-Mexico border scholars during “Barbed-Wire Art, Border Myths and Immigration Violence,” the third of SMU’s seven-part “Migration Matters” series. To an audience of mostly students, the panelists discussed violence immigrants face, myths about the border and the importance of aesthetic activism.
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Maria Herrera-Sobek, Josiah Heyman and Roberta Villalon discuss the issue of immigration in the United States Wednesday evening in McCord Auditorium.
Panelist Maria Herrera-Sobek, a professor of Chicana/o studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, said a number of artists see the hardships migrants face at the border and are thus compelled to create art that demonstrates how they
conceptualize immigration. “I saw that barbed wire was very commonly used,” she said while explaining a painting with bold, brown barbed wire against a red background. “Artists have used barbed wire to underscore their protest of
immigration laws.” Josiah Heyman, another panelist and an anthropology professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, spoke on myths about border immigration and why they’re so persistent. Abigail Watts, an SMU student, heard Heyman speak earlier in the day during her Immigrant Experience class. She said that his views on border patrol and what fuels illegal immigration made her want to hear more. In his talk, Heyman was quick to squelch the myths that the border is a wide-open hole that can easily be passed through and that the recent build up of border security — which spawns things like “Border Wars” — was in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “No evidence exists in the U.S. that terrorism against civilians has ever had anything to do with the U.S.-Mexico border,” he said. “In spite of that, the way people
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SMU’s Memorial Health Center, a 52-year-old outpatient facility, serves more than 11,000 students. With new university rules that will make future students live on campus for two years, the center will have to accommodate more oncampus students. In a timely fashion, The Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation has given $5 million to renovate the center. Dr. Bob Smith, an SMU alumnus, has long been a benefactor for the university. “Bob and Jean Smith have a long history of generous support for SMU priorities and have always kept the welfare of students uppermost in their minds,” SMU President R. Gerald Turner said. “This new gift will dramatically improve campus
health care resources and provide support services that enable students to do their best academic work and fully enjoy the campus experience. We are deeply grateful for this gift, which will transform an important but outmoded facility into an up-to-date campus resource.” In 2001, the foundation donated $1 million to establish a pre-medical studies center on campus. Later that same year, the foundation gave $1 million for the creation of an auditorium in the new Meadow’s Museum. The Smith Foundation’s gift will be counted towards SMU’s Second Century Campaign — an agenda that hopes to improve the academic and environmental life at SMU.
A full story discussing the impacts of an improved health center will run in the paper on Monday.
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The secret to tipping PARTH SHETH Staff Writer email@example.com Everyone has a stingy friend who barely tips 10 percent at a restaurant and another friend who tips over 20 percent regardless of the service. So how much should you really tip for various services? Although there are no clearcut rules on tipping etiquette, there are some unwritten guidelines that people follow. When at a restaurant, there are several opportunities at which you should tip the people who serve you. First, if you valet your car, it is suggested it is suggested to tip $2 or $3 when you receive your car after the event. When you get inside, sometimes there is a coat check or somewhere you can put your coat (usually in more upscale restaurants). When using this service, tip $1 per coat when you receive your coat after the event. The most common tip to give at a restaurant is the waiter. Most people know that giving 15 percent of the bill is customary, but if the service is exceptional, it is common to give as much as 20 percent. Even if the service is unsatisfactory, do not walk out of the restaurant without
tipping. Instead, speak to a manager there to resolve any issues and then leave around 10 percent. Similar to restaurants, when you go to a bar, it is customary to tip the bartender. People usually leave $1 or $2 for the bartender. But, a good rule of thumb to use is either 15 percent of the tab or at least fifty cents per drink. Usually, drinks are anywhere between $3 and $6, so leaving $1 in these cases is common. At many places, such as Starbucks, you will see a tip jar. It is not necessary to tip at these places because the service they provide is minimal. However, it is suggested to tip if you have a complicated order or receive change that you would rather not carry around. Another place where tipping is standard is at hotels. When you arrive at your hotel, there will usually be a bellhop ready to help you with your bags. Typically, give $1 per bag and an additional tip for any trouble he has with your bags. Also, before you leave for the day, you should put anywhere between $2 and $5 on a table in your room for the hotel maids to collect once they finish cleaning. Although you do not see this service being performed, a good tip will ensure the best service
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countdown to SMU Fashion Week: JENNIFER BUNTZ Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org A phone call was all it took to turn senior Grace Davis’ dreams into reality. This dream will include a full week of fashion on SMU’s campus from March 26 to March 30. It all started with a phone call to the director of SMU’s newly debuted fashion media program, Camille Kraeplin. Davis made the call in August of 2011 after she was inspired by the fashion week at her brother’s school, University of Pennsylvania. “I thought it was something SMU could do very easily and it would be a great event to promote the new Fashion Media minor.” “I wanted an event for SMU students who are thinking or planning on going into the fashion industry to see that you really can do it and make a career out of your love for the industry,” Davis said. It’s obvious fashion has a presence on campus through photo blogs like “Hilltop Glossy,” recently picked up by D Magazine, and the talent of SMU’s students could not be hidden any longer. The students themselves
will get to show their abilities at the fashion show the last day of the week-long event, March 30, at the annual Retail Club fashion show. The clothes will be provided by Stanley Korshak and styled by the executive members of Retail Club. The show is the pinnacle of Retail Club’s year, a tradition that has developed over the last five years. All of the events for the week will take place on campus except for the launch party on March 26 at Tootsie’s in Preston Center. The following three days will include panels of fashion industry professionals who will give advice on how they got to where they are. The first panel on Tuesday will be all about journalism and blogging. The hot topic will be how you can make blogging into a business. The second panel on Wednesday will be about business in the fashion industry with a focus on the buying aspect. “On Thursday, there will be a panel about being a stylist and how to get into that,” Davis said. After the last panel on
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Medicine and Physics Connect: A discussion of new radiotherapy techniques in Fondren Science 153 at 2 p.m. Meadows Wind Ensemble: A collection of Meadows musicians and composers will perform a series of pieces in the Owen Fine Arts Center at 8 p.m.
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Thursday, there will be a showing of the fashion photography students’ work. All of the panels and events are set to start at 6 p.m. and are free and open to both students and the public. There will be events on campus throughout school hours that week that students can participate in. Local boutiques are also getting involved with the week to promote their businesses. “The Fashion Week committee will be selling cards that give 10 percent off to stores in the SMU community, and we will also be giving away goody bags at the launch party at Tootsie’s,” Davis said. The team is doing everything they can to promote the event, and if students are interested in doing the same they can purchase a T-shirt when they go on sale March 2. Details on T-shirt sales and other information can be found by “liking” the SMU Fashion Week Facebook page, as well as follow the event, @smufashionweek, on Twitter for updates. There is also a website that is updated frequently containing lots of information www. smufashionweek.com.
SMU Lyle in the City: A six hour volunteering event that will apply engineering concepts to the city of Dallas. Participants will meet by Caruth Hall at 7:30 a.m. Interim by Barbara Cassidy: A nationally-recognized play with an unconventional style will occur in the Owen Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
6:18 p.m. 3300 Dyer Street. A non-affiliated person was arrested for violation of a criminal trespass warning. Closed.
10:13 a.m. Owens Fine Arts Center/6101 Bishop Blvd. A faculty member reported theft of her video camcorder and a coyote pelt. The theft occurred sometime between Feb. 1 and Feb. 21. Open.
February 21 10:46 p.m. Owens Fine Arts Center/6101 Bishop Blvd. A student reported theft of art paper. The theft occurred sometime between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Open.
9:10 p.m. Moody Parking Garage/3063 SMU Blvd. A staff member reported her unattended vehicle was struck by an unknown person who failed to leave contact information. Open.
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Meadows Museum educator hosts Hawn Gallery exhibit JOE RICHARDSON Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org There are 27 sketchbooks on display in the Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library. Some are big and some are small. They are turned to pages depicting mesas and mountains, valleys and oceans, trees that shoot out of the rock-like fingers clutching at heaven. They depict immense landscapes and impossible skies lit by thousands of lights. The new exhibit, “Drawn from Nature,” is a showcase of landscape sketches and watercolors by Scott Winterrowd. Winterrowd is currently a museum educator at the Meadows Museum. The exhibit includes his artistic interpretations of different sites in Big Bend, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, New Mexico, Colorado and Los Angeles. The exhibit will run through May 13. Winterrowd began painting seriously in 1993. “I did slow down a lot between 1998 and 2004 mostly because I was focused on my work in museums at that time,” Winterrowd said. “After I moved to California in 2005 I really began to paint and draw a lot again.” Winterrowd has been interested in 19th century artist explorers like Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt, for a long time. “I became interested in visiting sites that had been documented by these artists in the past to see how they had changed over time,” he said. “I am also inspired to visit places that early 20th century artists have depicted. I have spent a good bit of time visiting sites that the early modernists painted in northern New Mexico, and of course the Big Bend,” Winterrowd said. Since he returned to Dallas,
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Nasher comes full circle with lecture series Art world speakers ignite sculptured themed talks ZAIN HAIDAR Contributing Writer email@example.com
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Fantine Giap looks over the “Drawn from Nature” exhibit in the Hawn Gallery located in Hamon Arts Library.
Winterrowd had a renewed interest in the Dallas painters that painted these landscapes, like Jerry Bywaters and Otis Dozier. “Bywaters and Dozier visited Big Bend a number of times in the 1930s before it was a designated national park and before it was paved,” Winterrowd said. “So I think of them as slightly more modern artist explorers than Moran and Bierstadt.” Winterrowd’s process has evolved over time. The hiking enthusiast finds scenes of interest during his excursions and he sits down and paints them with watercolor. Later, he refines the painting using pen. He creates a more finished work when he returns from the field by using photographs and sketches. However, while he enjoys painting landscapes, they are not his only artistic interest. “I do not only paint landscapes, but even in my other series of works, for instance the groups of paintings devoted to interpretations of nuclear tests from the late ‘40s to the late ‘60s, I still deal with landscape themes,” Winterrowd said.
Two of Winterrowd’s favorite places to paint are Yosemite and Kings Canyon in Central California. “Slogging through a bog above the valley, climbing over fallen pines and hanging out at Taft Point, where there is no rail between you and a 3,500 foot drop to the valley floor, not to mention being visited by bears in the night - there is really nothing else like it,” Winterrowd said.
The Nasher Sculpture Center’s 360 Lecture Series continues its monthly talks this weekend. Saturday’s lecture featuring artist Tony Feher will be one of the next three chances to experience the series. According to Kristen Gibbins, the official spokesperson for The Nasher Sculpture Center, the events will continue on a monthly basis. Focusing on innovations in modern art, the series has brought artists, critics and curators from across the globe to discuss changes in sculpture and design. So far, the talks have featured visual artists, authors, noted critics and
even Michael Corris — a chair for the Meadows Division of the Arts. Running since late October, the lectures will have been an opportunity to catch a deeper glimpse into the world of fine arts. The next three events, Feb.25, March 31 and April 28, will highlight Feher, Trenton Hancock and Erick Swenson respectively. Feher, a visual artist, made his way in the art scene during the minimalist phase and has updated his style to make use of mundane household objects. Feher will discuss the issues involved with his field, along with his personal story. Hancock, however, practices a much more narrative style, focusing on a series of mythical creatures he calls “Mounds.” Working primarily in felt and pencil, Hancock weaves principles of abstract art into
his storytelling and will discuss his background. Swenson, while also dealing with 2-D art, is known for his sculpted pieces depicting various animals. Having earned a B.F.A. from UNT, Swenson will be delivering his talk near his home turf, as opposed to the other two artists featured. Contrasting the earlier focus on critics and curators with strictly visual mediums, Feher, Hancock and Swenson will provide an artistic balance. Each lecture is free with the cost of admission to The Nasher and prices range from $5 to $10 depending on age. Those who reserve seats to the series will be treated to wine following the talks. To encourage college-age attendees, students receive discounted admission to the monthly talks.
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BILLY IS BACK
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After a surprise resignation by comedian Eddie
OSCARS HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST NIGHT
Crystal took over as the 84th Annual Academy Award’s host. Crystal shouldn’t be too nervous, since the legendary comedian has already hosted the awards show nine times. Crystal’s last time hosting the show was back in 2004. “Some of the best moments of my career have happened on the Oscar stage. I am thrilled to be back there. Actually, I am doing this so that the young woman in my pharmacy will stop asking me my
name when I pick up my prescriptions,” said Crystal. Even if his hosting gig doesn’t work out, the Academy Awards have already released a slew of stars that will be present at Sunday’s show. Celebrities like Ben Stiller, Meryl Streep and Christian Bale are slated to present during the awards ceremony. Even though his journey to the Oscars stage may not have been ideal, audiences across the nation are eagerly awaiting Crystal’s return at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.
WHAT SHOULD THE BEST ACTRESS NOMINEES WEAR ON THE RED CARPET SUNDAY NIGHT?
VIOLA DAVIS A pop of color is in order for Davis at the Oscars, like Emily Blunt’s electric green Oscar de la Renta dress.
Fair skin with an even fairer dress makes for one elegant ensemble. Close needs a blush or ivory gown like Tilda Swinton in Lanvin.
Whatever Mara wears at the Oscars will surely be shocking. She should try an Alexander McQueen frock a la Emma Stone.
MERYL STREEP Rose Byrne took a red carpet risk in her Elie Saab jumpsuit at the SAG Award, and Streep could follow suit.
A sweetheart neckline (like Reese Witherspoon’s Zac Posen at the Globes) with a pair of statement earrings are perfect for Williams.
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HOLLYWOOD HEAD TO HEAD
THE SILENT STAR AND ITS QUIET COMPETITION No one expected “The Artist” to be the critical darling it has become, but after a surprise screening at Cannes, the French silent film has stolen audiences hearts from across the globe. Come Sunday, “The Artist” is the clear front-runner for Best Picture. In a year full of flicks from directors like Stephen Spielberg and Martin Scorcese, “The Artist” is this year’s surprise hit. Even though movies like “The Help” and “Hugo” have given a strong push near the awards season’s end, “The Artist” has weath-
ered every storm. So, how has a black and white French silent film became the Best Picture front-runner? For starters, “The Artist” was released at the perfect time. Look at “Moneyball” for instance. The Brad Pitt starring film is also nominated for Best Picture, but due to its early release date, the baseball drama really has no chance to win the category. What really propels “The Artist?” The movie’s originality. In a way, “The Artist” is a love letter to cinema’s early years. However, with such an innovative director as
Michel Hazanvicius, “The Artist” comes off as fresh and light. While there is still a small (almost inexistent) chance that another film will walk away with the night’s biggest trophy, it look as if “The Artist” has the award in the bag. Will there be any love for the movie’s cast? Maybe. The only acting trophy “The Artist” can contend in is Best Actor, which the film’s star Jean Dujardin is squaring off against Hollywood heavy weight George Clooney. For a silent film, “The Artist” is certainly making a lot of noise.
JUST GIVE IT TO THEM ALREADY!
OCTAVIA SPENCER & CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER There is no stopping the momentum of Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummre. The two actors have picked up virtually every piece of hardware since the Golden Globes.
Spencer is a shoein for the Best Supporting Actress category, while Plummer will win the night’s Best Supporting Actor trophy. With the sweep of the award season already behind them,
Plummer and Spencer have made some of the season’s best (and most humbling) acceptance speeches. If the two actors win come Sunday night, expect some headline making speeches.
MERYL VS. VIOLA Meryl Streep may win the overall Oscar nomination count, but it seems as if Viola Davis’ role in “The Help” will pick up the Best Actress trophy this year. Davis previously got a nomination for her role in “Doubt.” Ironically, Mery and Viola were co-stars in the film.
SCORSESE VS. NEWBIE Even though Scorcese’s “Hugo” is the most-nominated movie of the night, “The Artist’s” Michel Hazanavicius has gained enough steam to pick up the Oscar for Best Director. However, whenever it comes to direction, one can never count Scorsese out.
CLOONEY VS. DUJARDIN At the beginning fo the awards seasaon, the momentum was all in George Clooney’s favor. The American actor’s role in “the Descendants” lit up the festival circuit. However, as the end of the awards season approaches Jean Dujardin from “The Artist” seems to have the upperhand. Who will win on Sunday? No one really knows.
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Art for everyone: Dancers go outdoors KATIE SCHAIBLE email@example.com Most of the time, the fluctuating nature of Texas’ weather is somewhat of a bother. We are forced to keep shorts and sweatshirts available at all times throughout the year. However, these sporadic weather patterns gifted us with the most perfectly beautiful day on Wednesday, as if February suddenly turned into late May. Wednesday afternoon, the SMU campus transformed into a scene from a movie. Students threw footballs and frisbees on the Boulevard, napped under trees or lounged around on the grass doing their homework. If you were walking to or from class around 3 p.m., you might have also seen another sight: about 30 people dressed in leotards in front of Dallas Hall dancing to tribal-sounding percussion music. This was none other than the freshmen modern dance class. This event ironically occurred only a few days after my column last Friday, which admonished overall unawareness of the arts here at SMU. On this particular afternoon, unawareness was not an option. Students were forced to acknowledge the existence of the arts here at SMU, seeing as how a class usually held in the basement of The Owen Fine Arts Center was relocated right onto the lawn in front of Dallas Hall. The reactions we got were nothing short of comical. People overtly stopped and stared. Many simply slowed down as they passed by. Others tried their very best to look away and act as if nothing out of the ordinary was happening at all. A few sat and watched the entire class, never looking away, taking in the entire experience. Some moved in close, while others kept their distance. Although the reactions were varied, the overall emotional response was the same: we made people uncomfortable. The dancers were moving their bodies in an organic and almost ethereal fashion, captivating and certainly out of the ordinary. It wasn’t something you see every day, to say the least. But I don’t think it was the dancers and their movements that actually made people uncomfortable. I think it was something much more along the lines of self-awareness. All of a sudden, onlookers had to take into account the fact that they were being noticed too, and that brought on some level of insecurity. Those who passed by encountered something very much outside of their habitual pathways. They were forced to stop, perceive their surroundings and choose to respond in some way, whether it was to confidently approach this artistic phenomenon as something new and interesting or awkwardly slip on by, hoping not to be noticed. This is the power of art. Performers are nothing more than enablers of artistic experience. It is our job to provide audiences with the ability to interpret their environment in a new way. Art is about expanding world-views, challenging opinions and providing alternative perceptions of daily life. Again, I reiterate the abundant availability of these kinds of experiences here at SMU. It’s time to take advantage of them on our own, not just when they are thrust into our pathways. Art is present and alive on this campus. Katie is a freshman majoring in dance, international studies and human rights.
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PAUL KROEGER OPINION EDITOR email@example.com Sometimes I am struck by how odd and interesting my job is. Besides working as the opinion editor for this paper and hearing from fascinating and intelligent readers like you, I also work as a paid singer at a Dallas church. Unless you are a professional musician or work closely in church administration, you might not know that my position even exists. Basically, my job is to (nearly) perfectly sight read whatever music the director gives the church choir. In most respects, I function like a volunteer choir member. Unless there is a solo, I sing with all of the other volunteers in the church choir. I am at all of the choir rehearsals and all of the services in which the choir participates. I am also present during all worship, and I take communion with the congregation. For the past three Christmas Eves, I have worked all night singing at the church and returned home exhausted after 1 a.m. on Christmas Day. Easter, Ash Wednesday, Lent and various other religious holidays always mean more work for me. However, even though I am so integrated into this sacred service, I do not necessarily have to believe what the church believes.
I just participate in the services as a musician. In fact, during large portions of the services when I am not singing, I usually read The New Yorker. It is this convergence of music and religion that makes my job interesting. People have long considered both religion and music to be above material, worldly concerns, but the fact is that everyone has to get paid. When people find out that I sing at funerals, weddings, or church services, they are sometimes shocked that I am paid for these services. This has led to a variety of approaches to hiring musicians in religious centers. Some churches keep their paid singers completely secret. How the volunteer singers manage to avoid noticing that a handful of their fellow choristers sound like professionals is beyond me. Most of the churches I have worked in call their paid singers “section leaders,” and I am pretty sure that the other volunteers eventually catch on that the section leaders are paid to lead and reinforce the choir. A very small number of wealthy churches hire their entire choir. In this case, all of the singers are paid, so there is no need for secrecy because the musicians are separated from the rest of the congregation. SMU’s Perkins School of Theology has a Masters of Sacred Music program, in which
students take both theology and music courses in preparation to lead church music programs. In this case, an understanding of and interest in a particular religion is paramount to success. These people are very highly educated in religion and music. In my experience, they are also very religious people who take church very seriously. But even religious church musicians have fun. In one of my former church jobs, I went out for dinner and drinks with my directors and some of the other paid singers. Over martinis, we discussed our personal lives and exchanged sardonic stories about the many odd problems a church musician encounters. There may or may not have been some gossip involved as well. I find it fascinating that people still have this idea that people working in a religious setting would live fundamentally different lives than the rest of us. Do you remember when it first dawned on you that your kindergarten teacher actually goes home to his or her own family and house at night? As someone who goes to a Christian church more often than most devout Christians and sees the inner workings of the business of religion, I can assure you that religious leaders also go home at night to their own families and houses. I can also assure you that the professional participants
in your worship need money for food, clothing and shelter just like everyone else. Similarly, businesses, churches have to get money too. It is no coincidence that during certain services and religious events with a high expected attendance churches often hire very expensive instrumentalists to play with their choirs. Businesses find it profitable to invest in expensive Super Bowl advertisements because of the large audience, in a similar way, that churches calculate their spending based on congregation attendance. In the end, I am not the least bit jaded by seeing religion as a business. Everything takes money. If music did not help people reach a higher level of spirituality or increase the take from the offering basket, then I would be out of a job. And even though I might not always agree with their opinions, the religious leaders I have had the privilege of working with have been excellent people who genuinely care about their church, congregation and message. They are a force for good in the world, but even Jesus had to eat. Paul is the Opinion Editor. He is a junior majoring in voice performance.
Response to: “Keep America pro-science” TUCKER KEENE firstname.lastname@example.org I read The Daily Campus on Wednesday and saw an article titled “Keep America Pro-Science,” which expressed outrage about how few Americans believed in climate change. It continued to blame the conservatives in the Republican party in particular, which is what really made me annoyed. The GOP is not anti science because they don’t believe in government solutions to climate change. First of all, anyone who describes something as “settled science” is lying to you. Six hundred years ago, it was “settled science” that the world was flat and that the earth was the center of the universe. More recently, in the 1970s it was the opinion of the vast majority of climate scientists that if we didn’t cut down on carbon production (also known as exhaling), we would be
PAUL KROEGER OPINION EDITOR email@example.com Dear Tucker, Thank you for your response to my article in The Daily Campus. I appreciate your interest in the paper and your willingness to respond. For the record, I never called Republicans “under-educated.” In fact, I claimed that GOP candidates were highly educated, but chose to publicially refute widely accepted views on climate change in order to appeal to a wider voter base. My assertion that the Republican Party cannot become the anti-science party is actually an echo of Jon Huntsman, who
headed for a second ice age in the near future. Science by definition is never settled, new things are always being discovered and new theories always disprove old ones. When climate scientists tell Americans that this is 100 percent fact, without question, they think to themselves, “The weatherman can’t even tell me accurately what the temperature is going to be in a week, and these people think they can tell me with 100 percent certainty what the temperature will be in 50 years?” Further, when it is said that the only solution to this problem is more government regulation, Americans are lead to think that their goal isn’t scientific, but political. The scientists don’t help themselves when every time there is a snow storm they blame global warming, and then every time there is a heat wave they do the same thing. It doesn’t come
across to the American people as particularly believable. I also thought the use of Newt Gingrich as the poster child for the anti-science thoughts of the GOP candidates was particularly ludicrous. Calling the guy who wants to colonize the moon anti-science is just inexplicable. Gingrich loves science so much that at times he’s described as a futurist. The one final problem I had with the article was its use of Republicans being against stem cell research as evidence that they are anti science. No, in fact ,we aren’t against stem cell research, and it doesn’t make us anti-science either. Science is actually on our side in this one. We are against embryonic stem cell research because it facilitates abortion and results in the destruction of life. We are, however, in favor of adult stem cell research, which isn’t destructive.
warned on ABC’s “This Week” that, “the minute the Republican Party becomes the anti-science party, we have a huge problem. We lose a whole lot of people who would otherwise allow us to win the election of 2012.” Also, like most relatively new scientific hypotheses, climate change has been subjected to intense scrutiny. The fact that the scientific community is slowly rallying behind climate change is further testimony to its validity. I doubt that anyone would say that the hypothesis of global warming has not been thoroughly vetted. In reality, the scientific community almost encourages scientists to refute global warming
in order to gain fame because a scientist who could disprove global warming would gain a lot of media attention. However, at the same time, it is true that we cannot be completely positive that humans are contributing to global warming. But scientists have found that additional human carbon production has upset the balance of carbon. Before our industrial lifestyle began spewing about 5.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels into the atmosphere each year, carbon levels were naturally relatively stable. Finally, my point was that the Republican candidates refuse to accept climate change in general, which sidesteps discussion of
Science has actually seen this as a more promising use of stem cells than embryonic ones, as they are much easier to work with and the bioethical problems are all but nonexistent. Why continue to destroy embryos when you have had more success with a much safer and less controversial source of embryos? So no, the Republican party is not against science. What we are against is people touting theory as fact, using science as a justification to advance a political ideology, and people demagoguing the opposition as neo-luddites against any form of progress in society. And one more thing — we really don’t like people calling us uneducated when we don’t agree with them. Tucker is a sophomore majoring in political science.
how to deal with very real climate change at all. My problem is not that Republicans don’t want to control climate change with government regulation, it’s that many of them don’t think that anything needs to be done at all! All of our presidential candidates have very influential platforms with the public because they are so visible. They have the power to change public opinion. For this reason, I think that the very intelligent, well educated and patriotic candidates of both parties should endorse action against climate change. After all, the first step is admitting you have a problem. Sincerely, Paul
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FRIDAY n FEBRUARY 24, 2012 BASKETBALL
Men’s basketball picks up win against Tulane AUSTIN MANIERRE Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org The Mustangs picked up a win Wednesday night over Tulane, beating the Green Wave with a final score of 64-50. This win snapped a three game losing streak for SMU, the last two of which were at home. Due to the offensive success SMU had in the second half against Marshall, running a scheme head coach Matt Doherty calls “44 game.” Doherty decided to try the scheme out for a full 40 minutes against Tulane. The “44 game” is successfully run in the NBA by the Phoenix Suns, and essentially is a fourguard, pick and roll offense that
allows players to attack the basket more easily. “It’s a little bit more pick-up game-ish,” Doherty said while describing the offense. However, you want to describe it, the 44 game seems to be just what SMU needed. London Giles had a big day for the Mustangs, with 17 points on 6-11 field goal shooting, and added a rebound and two assists. Jeremiah Samarrippas was distributing the ball well Wednesday night, recording seven assists and nine points. Leslee Smith made the most of his 23 minutes on the court, grabbing 11 rebounds and six points Other significant contributors included Robert Nyakundi, whose 9 points all came from behind the arc,
and Aliaksei Patsevich, who had 7 points and a couple of assists. “I thought our defense was tremendous,” coach Doherty commented after the game. The Mustangs held Tulane to just 19 first half points, and kept Tulane star Ricky Tarrant quiet for most of the game. Tarrant was a big reason the Mustangs lost to Tulane 74-80 earlier this season, scoring 33 in their first meeting. The Mustangs are still last in Conference USA standings, but their conference record is tied with Tulane and East Carolina, putting SMU just a game away from moving up. Their next game will be at Houston on Saturday, with a 7 p.m. tipoff.
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They conquered almost every event and came out in first place last year in both the indoor and outdoor championships. The Mustangs also succeeded in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:37.87. The Tulsa Golden Hurricanes will be competing to improve on last year’s runner up for both men
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Women’s basketball falls to UTEP KELSEY CHARLES Sports Writer email@example.com The SMU Women’s basketball team fell to the Conference USA first place team, UTEP, last night in El Paso, Texas. The Lady Mustangs put up a hard fight, but they ultimately fell to the Miners with the final score of 68-50. Raven Short also had 4 steals during the game, which aided in the 12 points the Mustangs scored off of the Miner’s turnovers. SMU sophomore Raven Short put up nine points and four rebounds. Also with nine points, was senior sharp shooter Samantha Mahnesmith Akil Simpson had a tough night offensively, only adding eight points, but was able to bring down eight rebounds. These eight rebounds proved to be small improvement from her average of seven per game. During the match-up, the Mustangs showed their strength from the line, making all of their
attempted free throws. However, SMU shot only 36 percent from the field, and 2-12 from the three, which ultimately led to their loss. Despite putting in long hours during practice to try and break apart the Miners' offense, SMU wasn't able to slow them down during the game. UTEP had several players put up double-digit numbers throughout the night. The Miners’ stand out player Erika Warren finished with 13 points, while teammate Anete Steinberga also had an impressive game. Steinberga was able to add another 12 to the Miners’ effort. As a team, UTEP dominated the Mustangs on the board. SMU was unable to keep the Miners from pulling down 42 rebounds overall. Sophomore Kayla Thornton proved to be a tremendous asset to UTEP as she gathered eight rebounds. Not far behind from Thornton in collecting rebounds was senior Gloria Brown.
Brown finished the game with a solid six rebounds. The loss puts the Mustang’s conference record to 5-9, lowering their overall record to 12-15. SMU heads back home to Moody Coliseum this weekend to take on Tulane, who will be another difficult team to beat. The Green Wave is fourth in Conference USA with a record of 8-5 in conference play and 19-7 overall. Players to look out for are junior guard Olivia Grayson and senior center Brett Benzio. Grayson averages 14.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season, all while shooting a solid 80 percent from the line. Benzio has proven herself to be a force in the paint — she averages 9.3 rebounds and 9.6 points per game. As a team, Tulane is decent from the arc, shooting 28.6 percent, and strong from the field, making more than a third of their attempted shots. Tip-off is set for this Sunday at 2 p.m.
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ACROSS 1 Woolly grazers 5 It follows John 9 Defunct Olympic sport 13 Dieter’s snack? 16 On __ with 17 Crop production toast? 18 5’7” Spud who won an NBA Slam Dunk contest 19 Words before coming or out 20 Telegraph sound 21 Lover of Psyche 22 Artist’s pad 25 Ability to detect a certain orientation 27 Not like at all 30 PLO part 32 Boxing statistic 33 Actress Thurman 34 Saint in red 36 Raised entrance area 38 Ave. paralleling Park 39 Useless footwear 41 Switz. neighbor 42 Soul 44 Waist-length jackets 45 Gray gp. 46 Stray chasers 48 Not own outright, with “on” 49 Pique 50 Debate choices 52 Piano sonatas, usually 54 It covers all the bases 55 Tuna of the Pacific 57 Golden __ 61 Rice from New Orleans 62 Buckaroo at sea? 65 It has banks in Germany and Poland 66 Dance and theater in Texas? 67 Red areas, once: Abbr. 68 Case workers, briefly 69 The greater part DOWN 1 Do some glass cutting, perhaps
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2 “Take it easy!” 3 Goes astray 4 Declining from old age 5 Bavarian carp? 6 Friend of Fidel 7 Knotted 8 Mistletoe piece 9 Played with, in a way 10 One giving pep talks between acts of “Carmen”? 11 Maternity ward? 12 Balls 14 __-1: “Ghostbusters” auto 15 Relatively cool red giant 23 Fail in business 24 With 35-Down, fairs, and a hint to making sense of this puzzle’s pairs of adjacent 10-letter answers 26 Acknowledgments 27 Pacific dance 28 Pews, at times? 29 Intersection where cabs hang out?
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31 Joie de vivre 34 Tropical ringtailed critter 35 See 24-Down 37 H.S. sophs may take it 40 Basie’s “__’Clock Jump” 43 Auto club employees 47 Hot tea hazard 49 Ojibwa home 51 Young pig
53 Thailand neighbor 54 New Mexico ski resort 56 Buried treasure site, often 58 Iberian river 59 Disintegrates 60 Part of MS-DOS: Abbr. 63 Dr. Mom’s forte 64 __ in Charlie
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FRIDAY n FEBRUARY 24, 2012 board of trustees
MIGRATION: Select students dine with BOT Death, danger at the border
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talk about it creates this image of a gaping hole that anyone can cross through.” He said the U.S. border security policy was the same before 9/11 compared to what it is now and that people shouldn’t assume an illegal is a threat just because he or she isn’t a U.S. citizen. According to Heyman, the main threat is to the migrants: crossing the border is a very dangerous process that can often lead to death. “With respect to violence, the border is very paradoxical,” he said. El Paso and other cities near the border are very safe, while any section on the Mexican side is incredibly dangerous. “We do need a policy that addresses the issues on both sides,” he said. One of those issues is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Roberta Villalon, another panelist and
a sociology professor at St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, described it as a universal migrant phenomenon affecting men and women based on sexual orientation, social class, nationality, race and religion. She said that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA) are two pieces of legislation acknowledged by nonprofit groups to help survivors of immigrant violence. However, Villalon found in her studies that these groups have to prioritize certain immigrants over others. “It is disheartening,” she said. According to Villalon, nonprofit workers truly believe change is possible and thus act upon it. She said progress has been made, but that there’s a great deal more to do.
PARMINDER DEO Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org A handful of SMU students had the chance to discuss their experiences and university issues while dining with the SMU Board of Trustees. The annual Dining with the Decision Makers (DWDM) banquet was held Thursday night in Prothro Hall at the Perkins School of Theology. The Board of Trustees, composed of 42 members, is the chief governing authority for the university. The Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing policies for SMU and the election of the university president. Currently, Adriana Martinez represents the student body as the Student Trustee Representative to the Board of Trustees. “They are chiefs of industry and amazing people who influence society. They are civic leaders, philanthropic leaders and people who care about SMU students and want to give the best advice and teach from their own experiences,” Martinez said.
Trustee members meet four times in the calendar year: February, May, September and December, which follows with an evening reception and dinner. Selected DWDM students, representing a wide range of student issues and backgrounds, have the privilege of attending the dinner and get to know the Trustees on a personal level. “They are more than just this amorphous being that make decisions about this school. The trustees wish there could be 60, 100, or 1,000 [here],” Martinez said. “They really want to get to know the students and they do an amazing amount of work. It is not for the university as an idea, but for the people in the university, for each and every student.” The DWDM event provides a mutual benefit for both the student attendees and the Board of Trustees. The trustees have direct access to a multitude of students. The dinner benefits the students because it enables them to present in a public forum, to the board, their values and the things that are important to them. “It is not as much the need to change but sometimes it is affirming
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Student board member Adrianna Martinez shares her story with guests at the Dining with the Decision Makers event in Prothro Hall Thursday evening.
what is important,” Brad Cheves, vice president of development and external affairs, said. “The students affirm some of the academic culture, the co-circular things that we are involved in, the things they hold as important and valuable.” The mixing of minds and values in an intimate setting strengthens the relationships between the student body and the figure heads of the university. The outcome of
the exchange only increases the awareness of the happenings that are taking place at SMU. This way change can be made effectively where both students and board members are both working toward common goals. “I have never seen so much SMU pride in such a small space. It is very enthralling to be a part of this and I am very excited,” junior Amie Kromis said.
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from them for the duration of your trip. Other services you should tip for are taxi rides, food delivery, hair styling and spa services. For taxi rides, usually 15 percent is enough, but it usually depends on how far you travel. You should give an additional tip if the taxi driver helps you load and unload your bags, usually just an extra dollar or so.
For food delivery, you should pay about 10 percent of the bill if the delivery is normal. But, you should also consider giving the delivery person a little extra for any difficulties they may have had, such as inclement weather and trouble finding the delivery address. If the bill is less than $10, however, do not give less than $1. For hairstylists, it varies
depending on the services you are getting. Give 10 percent to 20 percent for the haircut, and $1 or $2 additional for the other services they provide you. Finally, for spa services, it depends on who is treating you. If the owner is the one providing the service, no tip is necessary. However, if service is being done by someone else, the typical
15 percent to 20 percent should suffice, depending on the quality and efficiency. Even though these are suggested amounts, you are always welcome to tip more than exceptional service. If you do so, it will likely be received very well by the worker. And, in turn, he or she will treat you like a celebrity.