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U.S. enforces Libya no-fly zone The United States and Britain launched more than 110 Tomahawk missiles at the Libyan ruler’s air defense site Saturday, while French planes attacked proGaddafi forces that were moving against Benghazi. State TV says there were 150 people wounded and 48 killed in the attacks, but the number hasn’t been confirmed. This air strike marks the widest international military effort since the Iraq war.

Japan official death toll rises The official death toll rose to 8,133 Sunday with 12,272 people still missing. As many as 15,000 people may have been killed in the Miyagi prefecture alone. Officials are predicting that the death toll will top 20,000. Meanwhile, engineers have renewed power to cooling pumps at two Fukushima Daiichi buildings, and other workers have at last stabilized the complex’s most toxic No. 3 reactor. However, the detection of radiation in food and water is a developing threat.

U.S. Ambassador steps down The U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Carlos Pascual, has resigned amid pressure from Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Calderon was infuriated by the ambassador’s comments published in the WikiLeaks documents about the Mexican government’s anti-drug fight. Pascual has worked for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development for 23 years and has been stationed in Mexico for 19 months.


Old habits die hard, but they will need to die soon for SMU students and employees parking in the residential areas around campus. The University Park City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to establish a residential parking district at its city council meeting March 15. The new plan will require anyone parking on streets in the district to have a parking permit. The restriction will apply 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents of the district will receive two permits per household at no charge and will be able to request temporary permits for guests. Students and SMU employees will no longer be able to park on these streets even for the two-hour limit currently in place. The district includes areas to the north, west and east of SMU’s campus. University Park Police Chief Gary Adams and his department will manage and enforce the new parking restrictions. The plan is the result of a near yearlong study in response to complaints by University Park residents about the lack of available street parking. But some University Park residents have expressed concern about the newly approved plan. Residents expressed their concern about the two parking permit limitation at the meeting. Many have several kids who drive and they won’t receive enough permits for all the cars in their households. By far the biggest concern expressed

both at the first public hearing and again March 15 was by residents who feel the plan doesn’t solve the problem, as some expressed concern that their blocks are not included in the district. Also, many feel the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. enforcement does not address the overcrowding. Director of Park ‘N Pony Mark Rhodes said, “There isn’t a problem of parking at SMU, there is a problem of perspective.” With over 6,000 parking spaces on campus, Rhodes feels there are enough spaces for everyone at SMU who needs to park. “These numbers are comparable with our peer institutions. We are at par or better than other institutions like Vanderbilt, TCU and Rice,” he

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said. However, the spaces on campus aren’t where people want them to be. “Location, location, location is everything,” Rhodes said. “People want to park next to the front door.” The result is a domino effect. According to Rhodes, students and employees who don’t pay for a parking permit park where they want to park and take up available spaces from those who have a permit. His office issues 20,000 citations in a year, which averages between $30 for an expired meter to $300 for parking illegally in a handicapped space. Last year, this generated nearly $568,000 in revenue for the University.

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ELECTIONS website, saying she wasn’t going to spoon-feed them. One of the things Ladner discussed was a recently passed rule

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Dean Tsutsui, SMU Alumna reflect on Japan disasters By MEREDITH SHAMBURGER Online Editor

Dedman College Dean William Tsutsui was on a bus outside a major hotel in Tokyo about a week ago when the ground started to shake. “I lived in Japan in the past so I’ve experienced plenty of earthquakes, but this was an entirely new level of violence in an earthquake,” he said during a phone interview that took place at approximately 3 a.m. Japan-time. “We looked outside the bus and people were running out of the hotel.”

Tsutsui said he looked up at the skyscrapers and “they were swaying like trees in the wind.” Japan suffered its biggest recorded earthquake to date on March 11 just off its eastern coast. The magnitude-8.9 quake triggered a 23-foot tsunami that has killed thousands of people, caused widespread fires and problems at several nuclear plants. SMU did not have any students studying abroad in Japan this semester, according to the Study Abroad Office. Tsutsui had been traveling in Japan with the Japanese American

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SMU, Dallas restaurants show support for World Water Day By ASHLEY WITHERS Associate News Editor

SMU’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders is partnering with three local restaurants Tuesday to raise funds for a water distribution project in Central America. Tuesday is World Water Day 2011. This year the event is focused specifically on the growing problem of water availability in urban slums.

Vapiano, Pokey-O’s and the Mockingbird Station location of Rockfish have all agreed to donate a percentage of their receipts from SMU diners to help fund the engineering group’s $35,000 plan to install piping and a water storage tank in Panimacac, Guatemala. Vapiano and Pokey-O’s will donate a portion of receipts on World Water Day only, while Rockfish will donate a portion of receipts Tuesday through Friday.

As a symbol of support, SMU will turn off its campus fountains from noon to 1 p.m. on World Water Day. Representatives from SMU’s Engineers Without Borders chapter will be located at the main fountain to share information about world water needs and their own projects. SMU’s Sustainability Committee and Office of Facilities Management will also be distributing free low-flow showerheads there.


Dallas’ Ronald McDonald House celebrates 30 years of service By SARAH KRAMER SPENCER EGGERS/The Daily Campus

SMU guard Mike Walker goes for a layup during play against Oral Roberts during the first round of the College Insider’s Tournament Wednesday evening. SMU takes on Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals of the CIT Monday evening in Cedar Fallas, Iowa.

SMU earns second tournament victory By NICOLE JACOBSEN

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At its last meeting, University Park City Council approved a plan requiring permits for any street parking in the new residential district.

Wyclef Jean shot in Haiti

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Student senate campaign season kicks into gear Campaign season for Student Senate candidates began Sunday night after the mandatory candidates meeting. Student Senate General Elections will take place March 30-31 at Potential senators and student body officers met at the Service House to go over the Election Code and take ballot photos. They also drew for their places on the ballot. Membership Chair Katherine Ladner went over campaign rules, but told candidates to read the Election Code on Senate’s

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Egyptians turned out in large numbers Saturday to vote on new constitutional amendments. The nationwide referendum is the first major test of the country’s transition to democracy, after the forced resignation of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. Citizens voted on a package of nine changes including the opening of elections to independent candidates and imposing presidential term limits.

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Wyclef Jean was shot in the hand Saturday night outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti and was immediately rushed to the hospital. He was there to rally for candidate and fellow musician Michel Martelly. Details of the shooting remain unclear and no suspect has been revealed. Haitians cast their vote for a new leader Sunday.

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Clinching their first postseason win since 1988 in a 64-57 overtime victory over Oral Roberts last week in Moody Coliseum, the SMU Mustangs continued their streak in the Tournament following an unexplainable 63-62 win over Jacksonville Saturday. “They call it March Madness for a reason and it was a crazy game,” Head Coach Matt Doherty said. “We played

almost impeccable basketball for 16 minutes of the game, then we got the turnover bug going in the last four minutes.” Despite being up by 21 points with 6:38 remaining, SMU (19-14) surrendered the lead to the Dolphins with just under one minute left off a lay up from JU’s Delwan Graham. The Mustangs regained a two-point advantage courtesy of a pair

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More than 28,000 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas since the location opened in 1981. The Dallas house is just one of the 175 Ronald McDonald Houses in the United States, where sick children stay while receiving treatment from a nearby hospital; and each child, each family, has a story.

Norma’s Story In 1997, Harlan came to the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas from Austin, Texas with her 18-year-old son, Justin, as he started treatment for leukemia. For six months, Justin underwent chemotherapy. In August 1998, he relapsed and received a bone marrow transplant. However, that was not enough. Justin passed away at the end of

that year. Then in April 1999, the position for resident manager at the Ronald McDonald House opened up. “The rest is history,” Harlan said. “I felt like I had a mission, something to share with the families.” For the past 12 years Harlan has served as the resident manager at the Dallas house. She lives on site and works evenings. On the weekends she travels home to Austin to spend time with her husband, Ralph. “It’s really a process for me, being here and helping families,” Harlan said. “Justin loved the Ronald McDonald house. I attribute being here to him.” When these families come back to visit Harlan and other staff members, they come to the new Ronald McDonald house that opened in December 2009. The biggest change is that the new house can accommodate 58 families. Each family gets their own room, which has two queen beds and a private bathroom. There are also six separate transplant suites for children who

cannot be exposed to other illnesses as they receive organ or bone marrow transplants. The new house also has a respite room, which allows in-town families to relax between appointments. “We’ve worked hard to keep the house a home and still have a close family feeling,” Harlan said. The majority of the funds come from local donations and volunteers. Whether it is setting up bingo night, hosting movie night, leading a crafting activity or serving meals, more than 400 volunteers help the 30 to 40 staff members a week. The Dallas house is the only location where volunteers come in and cook all three meals each day. Lindsey Akins, a volunteer with the Junior League of Dallas, comes every Thursday to cook. “I like the interaction with the families,” she said. “It’s nice to make a difference in their daily life.”

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• Monday, March 21, 2011

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Libya’s revolt, world’s response in pictures


A French Air Force Rafale jet fighter takes off for a mission over Libya at the military base of Saint Dizier, eastern France on Sunday.Top officials from the U.S., Europe and the Arab world have launched immediate military action to protect civilians as Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s forces attacked the heart of the country’s rebel uprising. JEROME DELAY/Associated Press

In this image taken during an organized trip by the Libyan authorities, Libyan men demonstrate their support for Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi as they wait for the bodies of 26 people said to be killed during overnight air raids to arrive for burial in Tripoli on Sunday. As the sun set, the bodies had not turned up. One other funeral was taking place in the cemetery, but the cause of death was unknown. Anti-aircraft fire erupted in the Libyan capital on Sunday, marking the start of a second night of international strikes as a defiant Moammar Gaddafi vowed a “long war.” The U.S. military said the allied bombardment so far, using a rain of Tomahawk cruise missiles and strikes by long-range bombers, had been successful in diminishing Gaddafi’s air defenses.


A Libyan rebel celebrates in the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya on Sunday. The U.S. military said 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from American and British ships and submarines at more than 20 coastal targets to clear the way for air patrols to ground Libya’s air force.

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Libyan men wait for the bodies of 26 people said to be killed during overnight air raids to arrive for burial in Tripoli on Sunday. As the sun set, the bodies had not turned up. Anti-aircraft fire erupted in the Libyan capital on Sunday, marking the start of a second night of international strikes as a defiant Moammar Gaddafi vowed a “long war.” The U.S. military said the allied bombardment so far, using a rain of Tomahawk cruise missiles and strikes by long-range bombers, had been successful in diminishing Gaddafi’s air defenses.

March 25

Bishop Medardo E. Gomez of the Lutheran Church of El Salvador presents a public lecture at 7 p.m. in the McCord Auditorium.

TUESDAY March 22

Theology Brown Bag Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. in room 205 in the Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall on the topic of new monasticism.

The Eco-Fashion Show is at 6 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg student center. The show will showcase designs using at least 75 percent eco-friendly materials.


LGBTea is at 4:30 p.m. in the Women’s Center for the LGBT and Ally community at SMU.

3:40 p.m. Theft: McElvaney Hall/6000 Bishop Blvd. A student reported theft of his bicycle. The theft occurred sometime between 3:30-4:15 p.m. Open.

MARCH 14 9:40 a.m. Theft: Moore Hall/5810 Hillcrest Avenue. A student reported theft of his bicycle. The theft occurred sometime from Jan. 1 -March 14. Open.

6:28 p.m. Theft: Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports/6000 Airline Road. A student reported theft of his cell phone. The theft occurred sometime between 5:45-6:15 p.m. Open.

MARCH 15 No criminal incidents or fire alarms reported.


No criminal incidents or fire alarms reported.

MARCH 17 8:41 a.m. Fire Alarm (Trouble Alarm): Moore Hall/5810 Hillcrest Avenue. Fire Safety Officer and a Patrol Officer responded to an activated smoke detector coming from a dorm room. No fire or smoke was observed. The occupant of the room said she had been cooking but there was no fire. The Fire Safety Officer checked the smoke detector and cleared the room. Fire Safety Officer reset the fire alarm with no further incident. Closed.

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‘Win Win’ true to title ‘Estate’ houses hilarious, familiar Southern family

By CHASE WADE Assoc. A&E Editor

Tom McCarthy always liked to look back at his somewhat meager high school wrestling career and laugh. Describing it as a “hobby that was painful,” McCarthy never once thought a movie would stem from it. However, after meeting with high school friend Joe Tiboni, the two old friends got together, wrote a script, and from there, “Win Win” was born. The film, which features Paul Giamatti playing lead Mike Flaherty, follows a suburban lawyer as he tries to make ends meet with a struggling legal practice and a family. An answer to all of Mike’s worries comes when one of his clients, Leo Poplar, an old, wealthy man, is deemed by the state as mentally unable to take care of himself, and thus needs a guardian. Looking for the money that goes along with the title, Flaherty takes over Mr. Poplar’s guardianship. Further into Leo’s guardianship, Poplar’s estranged grandson comes to visit his grandfather after running away from home. With no family in the state, and seemingly no home to stay at, Mike takes Leo’s grandson Luke, played by first time actor and state-champion wrestler, Alex Shaffer, under his wing. When Giamatti’s character is not being the typical daytime lawyer, he coaches the local high school’s wrestling team at night. When Mike discovers that his unexpected houseguest has an even more unexpected talent in wrestling, Flaherty’s measly team takes a turn for the better. “Luke is an incredibly gifted athlete,” McCarthy, the film’s director and writer, said. “When I wrestled in high school, it was only two hours after school, these kids now train after school, before school, during breaks, they make it their lives.” As an actor on the side, McCarthy wrote “Win Win” while filming the apocalypse thriller “2012.” “Being a part-time actor is pretty conducive to writing,” McCarthy said. “A movie like ‘2012’ took a long time to film, so I had a lot of free time to write.” Running 106 minutes, “Win Win” is the year’s first family film that showcases a cunningly real family and the even more real struggles that a typical family may encounter. With Giamatti’s character practically embezzling money and thus breaking the law, the audience can’t help but to rationalize with his character and somehow justify his shady ways. “We see in Paul, what we see in ourselves,” McCarthy said. “Paul has a wonderful way of portraying Mike as a character. Mike is essentially a pretty decent guy who goes to church, has a family, and actually has a job that makes a difference. He has all of these good things going for him, but he makes


Dallas Opera Announces new series The Dallas Opera has exciting news for the future. March 15, General Director and CEO Keith Cerny announced a partnership with the Dallas Theater Center for its new Chamber Opera Series. This addition will make TDO the only company in the country to have its own seperate chamber series. “I am tremendously proud that, less than a year after taking the helm of the Dallas Opera in exceptionally tough economic times, I am able to announce such an important step for this company,” Cerny said. The first installment of this series will be “The Lighthouse” by Peter Maxwell Davies next March. It will be the first time that DTC’s Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty will direct an opera. “The Lighthouse” is a thriller about an unsolved mystery off the coast of Scotland.


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“Win Win” stars Paul Gimatti and Alex Shaffer (Left to right, shown above) in a scene from the film. “Win Win” is playing in theatres nationwide.

one bad call.” Giamatti’s silver-screen family is complimented by his wife, “The Office’s” Amy Ryan. Ryan’s role as Jackie Flaherty is genuine, funny, and perhaps the most heartwarming of the film. Using her comedic timing to her advantage, Ryan wins over viewers as she tries to win over her stubborn houseguest, Luke. Playing Luke, the quiet, but surprisingly intelligent superstar wrestler, is Alex Shaffer. As a wrestler himself, Shafer impresses on the set of “Win Win” as his wrestling moves are believable and as far as his acting goes, it’s just as organic. Being cast as an angsty teen can sometimes be taken too far by actors, but Shaffer allows

his audience to progressively peel back his layers as the film goes on. Crowned a state champion in New Jersey just four days after finishing “Win Win,” Shaffer’s talents come both on and off the mat. As a whole, “Win Win” is a cleverly written, emotionally engaging film that appeals to a broad audience. Even though the “R” rating is a tad intimidating to younger audiences, parents should not hesitate to take their children (10 and up) to see “Win Win,” as it carries a storyline about family that many films severely lack. “Win Win” is playing in theatres nationwide.

There are certain things that belong to the South, such as comfort food, vernacular with a twang and a strong sense of family. Dallas Theater Center’s “Dividing the Estate” paints a droll portrait of a somewhat archetypal Southern family. The monumental columns and the living room on the added thrust stage of John Arnone’s set immediately provide the perfect setting for the play. This is the story of the Gordon family in the 1980’s, who are watching their wealth deteriorate due to a struggling farm and a decline in the value of oil. Grandma Stella (June Squibb) is doing her best to keep both the estate and her family intact, as her children and grandchildren bicker about finances. The family contains a recognizable trio of siblings from the loyal, widowed daughter Lucille (Gail Cronauer) who has returned to live with her mother, to her greedy, frivolous sister Mary Jo (Nance Williamson) who only comes home to ask for money. Then, of course, there is the deadbeat son Lewis (Kurt Rhoads) —an alcoholic who is always in trouble. This all-too-familiar dynamic is heightened under the play’s

circumstances which include: the beloved servant Doug’s (Akin Babatunde) fading health, Lewis’ current encounter with the law and the stalwart grandson, Son (Matthew Gray), bringing home his fiancée Pauline (Lynn Blackburn) to meet his family. There is a remarkable sincerity in the performance of each of these characters. Squibb gives a heartwarming performance as the family matriarch, who has earned her right to say whatever she pleases about whomever she pleases. She is matched by an uproarious performance by Babatunde in the role of the elderly Doug, with whom she has an amicable friendship. Director Joel Ferrell creates a balance with Cronauer, Williamson and Rhoads that allows their differences to provoke laughter, even when their words are caustic. This play speaks to a Southern audience in a language all its own, and the only characters that seem to fulfill stereotypes are the young granddaughters Emily and Sissie, played by SMU students Emily Habeck and Kristin Frantz, respectively. Although Habeck makes interesting choices on stage that allow a somewhat mundane role to remain involved in the action, Frantz is boring and bratty. This is not aided by Claudia Stephens’ costumes that serve only to make the

young actors look even younger. The play spirals into its climax as the family realizes their financial ruin. Then, Lewis brings home his girlfriend Irene Ratliff, in a charming performance from SMU student Katherine Bourne, who works at the local Whataburger sending Mary Jo into a dither as she believes a part-time job will be her eventual downfall. This is one of the livelier Horton Foote plays in the DFW festival and graces the Wyly stage with a story that is sure to entertain a Texas audience. “Dividing the Estate” runs through April 9. For more information, visit

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Even if most of us cannot remember the days of bra burning and women’s liberation, it is easy to understand what those

symbolic acts meant. In recent years though, where has feminism gone or what form is it taking? In a day and age where music is dominated by male’s derogatory comments toward women, which are generally rife with language about sexual dominance among other forms of self-promoting superiority, the voice of women would seem to disappear. This, however, is not the case. Women have been making a steady march against this kind of language or at least have matched it blow for blow.

When Rihanna belts phrases like “rude boy can you get it up,” there is no hint of a woman’s subservience to a man or any sort of need for a man to support her whatsoever. Instead, there is a prevalent presence of women pursuing men for sexual gratification as opposed to the predatory relationship often promoted by many male artists. Britney Spears has epitomized this in her song “Hold It Against Me,” where she actively pursues, assumedly, a man. The song itself is largely one long “pick-up” line. This is exactly the sort of theme that is prevalent in the music produced by male artists today. Female music artists like Britney and Rihanna are beginning to exemplify a “new” feminism. That is not to say that female sexual liberation/feminism in music is new. Quite the contrary. It existed before, especially in songs like Madonna’s 1984 smash hit “Like a Virgin.” These artists defy typical gender

roles in their music by reversing the traditional and antiquated sexual roles of men and women. It is not the fact that women have not expressed their rights and power as sexual beings in music previously, but the utterly mainstream, marketable, and prevalent theme of liberation in recent songs is increasingly noticeable. There are many people in American society that deplore such provocative songs that are sexually liberating, especially those made by female artists. If violent video games and music can make young boys into violent people (not that I am saying they do, I am only speaking hypothetically), then it seems just as likely that young girls would be influenced by the glorification of female sexuality in music. Whether this creates a problem for society remains to be seen, but there is a definite trend in the language and themes of music made by female artists today. It might be a double edge sword,

changing traditional gender roles of women, promoting control over their own sexuality and in turn their own body, while parts of society perceive this idea as spawning sexual immorality. This was something I noticed recently in pop music and began to mull over the influence this kind of music has on society, good or bad. If anyone has any ideas, comments, or further ideas on this topic, please contact me or the opinion editor. It would be very interesting to see whether or not this sort of explicit sexuality in music is either freeing or demeaning to women. Is this a new wave of feminism in a different form? I would love to hear what readers have to say. Michael Dearman is a first year majoring in the pursuit of truth and the overthrow of systems. He can be reached for comments or questions at • SMU Box 456, Dallas, TX 75275 214-768-4555 • Fax: 214-768-8787


Spring Break memories are reminders of life lessons For Spring Break, my roommate Jessica and I, along with our friend Emilee, drove to the mountains of Colorado, where Emilee’s parents have a cabin. In order to get there in daylight and avoid having to drive on winding mountain roads at night, we had to leave early. Very early. Thanks to the daylight savings time switch, that meant 1:45 a.m. The first few hours of the drive were difficult for Jessica and I; Emilee, on the other hand, laid out in the backseat and slept soundly for four hours. On the drive to Colorado, some exciting things happened. In Amarillo, we passed the Jesus Christ Is Lord Travel Center, which kindly reminded us not to take His name in vain. One member of our group—I’m not saying who—got a speeding ticket in Clayton, New Mexico, from a very friendly police officer. We learned that Des Moines, New Mexico is just about the most depressing place on earth (no offense to any Des Moinesians out there). Finally, as we approached the cabin, a giant Smokey Bear told us that the threat of forest fires was only moderate. This may have been reassuring to mountain veterans, but to me, any threat of forest fires did not sound like a good time. Our first night, Emilee’s parents took us out to a delicious restaurant where Emilee’s mom tried to set the waiter up with Emilee’s cousin. It was exactly as awkward as it sounds. The next morning, her parents departed, leaving three college kids to figure out how to survive in the mountains with no cell phones or Internet. We went hiking high in the mountains. I discovered my penchant for boldly climbing up rocks, only to discover immediately following that there’s no good way down; on one risky descent, I lost my footing and slid 30 feet before managing to grab onto a rock. We enjoyed the night sky and found out what stars look like away from the city. We read and ate and slept. While driving around a particularly steep and winding road, our car went careening off the side of a cliff. Luckily, Emilee is a friend to all of nature’s creatures. She stuck her head out the window and cawed and an eagle came and caught our car, placing us gently back on the road. (That didn’t happen? Prove it.) After three days and four nights, it was time to head back to Dallas. The trip back was a lot like the trip there, except no one got a ticket. Just as we were about to leave New Mexico, we passed a billboard proclaiming that the end of the world is near— May 21st, 2011. There was a website listed, (Noah knew, WeCanKnow!), and I couldn’t resist taking a peek. There were lots of Bible quotes and a creepy countdown to Judgement Day in the corner, but after an hour of reading the site, I still couldn’t figure out how they came up with that particular date. Perhaps I am not one of the chosen few God has decided to let in on the secret. I don’t have a whole lot of opinion in this opinion column, except to say that these are the kinds of college memories that will live with us for years, long after we’ve forgotten the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and the dates of the Protestant Reformation. Every once in a while, it’s good to remember that friends and family really are the most important thing in life. Oh, and also that as of today, you have exactly two months to live before Christ comes down bringing with him the apocalypse. So make it count. Nathaniel French is a senior theater major. He can be reached for comment at

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Attacks, danger in Middle East shouldn’t deter eager journalists EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Taylor Adams

Four journalists were reported missing in Libya among the violence between Moammar Gaddafi’s forces and rebels pushing for a democratic revolution last

week. Around this time, journalists covering demonstrations were attached by Hamas security forces in Gaza. Lara Logan’s assault during the Egypt protests climbed to the top of the media’s agenda in mid-February, as the young, blonde-haired CBS reporter suffered from a sexual assault and beating while reporting in Tahrir Square. It was reported that over 140 journalists reporting the Egyptian protests were attacked during the revolution. In other traditional warfare, it wasn’t surprising to see a photographer jumping out in the middle of gunfire to report the news. Before we all left for skiing or surfing last week, I heard many discussions in classes on whether or not journalists will be as eager to go out into the world’s inevitable violence since recent attacks in the Middle East.

Many also wonder if journalists do go, if they would be as confident jumping into the middle of this violence with pens or lenses in hand. It appears as though an evolution of sorts has occurred, where a reporter is no longer a seemingly protected civilian, but an enemy to those around him in his reporting. Reporters—men or women—will still have the drive to go out into this perceived danger if they had it before. However, the concern then comes if news organizations and editors will be hesitant in sending a driven woman, like Logan, into dangerous foreign correspondence. If a female correspondent is nervous or scared, she shouldn’t go. In all reality, her decision not to go isn’t a reflection of her as a journalist. The current circumstances are more dangerous for women: simply, they’re more of a target and they’re physically weaker. However, these current circumstances won’t change women’s motives to go report in foreign and/ or dangerous situations. Should the reported attacks cause a journalist’s superior to hesitate before sending her, then we have a problem. If anything, the superior should just make sure the journalist is prepared for what she (or he) is going into, just as if

that person were going into warfare as part of the military. In an ideal world, the recent attacks wouldn’t be a reflection of an evolution, it would be more of a fluke. We could return to the custom that journalists reporting amid warfare are simply there reporting, not acting as a presence for other’s opposition. In fear that this may not be a recent random occurrence, I just hope that journalists will find a way to adopt to this change. News needs to be reported, no matter what, nor where, it is. I would like to think that those who have the calling to be foreign correspondents would sustain that motive and pursue their careers as they wish. The danger there is real. I would be nervous; but I feel that when running around in a crowd or between gunfire, whatever it is that pumps through my blood driving me to be a journalist would persist and I would get the job done and do it well. I have no doubt that this would be the same for any other journalist, male or female. Taylor Adams is a senior journalism major. She can be reached for comment at

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Leadership Delegation, which was seeking to further U.S.-Japan relations. SMU alumna Ayaka Suzuki (‘10) was at home near downtown Tokyo when the quake hit. “By a stroke of luck, I had the day off from work and I was at home shopping online with my mother,” she wrote in an email interview. “If I had gone to work, I would have surely been stranded.” Suzuki has lived in Japan for six years and said that most of her family

lives there. Since the big earthquake, she wrote in another email interview that there have been a lot of aftershocks. “The aftershocks just kept coming and it just kept everyone on edge for days,” she wrote. “Even today, I was eating dinner and there was a M3 in Tokyo, M6 in Ibaraki prefecture. After so many aftershocks and so much shaking, you start to think it’s shaking when it’s not. It’s really quite strange.” Tsutsui said he was amazed at how quickly everything went back to

normal in Japan, which is a couple of hundred miles from Sendai. After the group members made sure they were ok, they went on to the meeting they had scheduled with some business leaders. “It was only later then that I think everyone began to realize the incredible damage caused by the tsunami in Northern Japan and how much life was going to be disrupted here in Tokyo,” he said. Tsutsui had planned to fly back to Dallas on Saturday, but wasn’t able to catch a flight until Sunday.

“I was relieved to be home, eager to see my wife (and cat), and ready to get back to my real job as an educator, scholar and administrator,” Tsutsui wrote on the SMU Adventures blog. “But I also felt a certain guilt that I could just pack up, hop on a plane, and sleep in a safe, unshaking bed when so many in Japan had no option but to endure ongoing aftershocks, rising deprivation, and the threat of a nuclear catastrophe.”

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The majority of that money goes toward, but does not cover, the cost of building and maintaining parking garages. It cost $15 million for the Binkley garage and the newest garage will cost $12 million. “That’s $27 million spent on parking in the last five years, and that number doesn’t all come from permits and fees. The University subsidizes the cost,” Rhodes said.

At the city council meeting Mayor W. Richard Davis urged, “This is a joint project between the city and SMU. Within the last 15 years SMU has put in five parking garages. It spends $500,000 per year on a free shuttle service from DART’s Mockingbird Station.” Starting this fall, SMU will require all students living on campus to register for parking permits or opt out if they don’t have vehicles.

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“I was shocked,” Pearce said. That’s when she began a year and a half of research to find a new hospital for Blake. “The Children’s Medical Center of Dallas has a 100 percent life expectancy rate after a kidney transplant,” she said. “Oklahoma’s [rate] is 70 percent.” At the end of 2008, Blake was transported by ambulance from Oklahoma to Dallas. Pearce slept in a chair every night in a hotel until that April, when she heard about the Ronald McDonald House. Here, Pearce and her son have formed bonds and found support from other families. “When you have a really sick kid, you’re in a whole different world,” Pearce said as tears formed in her eyes. “These people- these friends- they understand. They have become family away from family.” For Pearce, the Ronald McDonald House is a blessing. “You don’t feel so isolated and alone,” she said. “You walk through the doors, into your own little sanctuary, and it feels like home.”

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of free throws from freshman Jeremiah Samarrippas, but JU answered back with a three-pointer from Travis Cohn with 4.7 left. With .8 seconds left, Samarrippas looked for a teammate to pass to but was forced to call a final time out that left Collin Mangrum with the inbound pass to Papa Dia. Dia, fouled by Graham, was given the opportunity to shoot two free throws for the win, with .1 second left on the clock. “A lot of stuff came to my head,” Dia said. “I started thinking, ‘Please God, please help me make these two free throws,’ then for some reason my mom’s picture came to my mind and I just did what I was taught to do, just throw it up and shoot it.” Coming off the bench in the team’s win over ORU, Dia showed no signs of weakness, sinking two free throws to lift SMU over the Dolphins for the win. “You work on these special situations all year long but never get to use them,” Doherty said. “Every kid dreams of being at the free throw line with no time on the clock, and he looked calm, but I’m sure his heart was about to come out of his chest.” With a commanding 36-22 lead at halftime, SMU’s defense began struggling against the Dolphin’s fastpaced offense, pulling down just 11 boards while allowing 40 points to put JU (20-12) within seven points with 8:04 remaining. “You have to give them credit, they’re a good basketball team,” Samarrippas said. “They’re going to make runs and we have to fight back to make our run.” “I feel like we got nonchalant with the ball,” Mangrum said. While managing to stay ahead by as many as six points the entirety of the second half, SMU finished the night with two players reaching double figures. In addition to a gamehigh 24 points from Dia, Samarrippas and senior Mike Walker had 16 and

nine points, respectively. Despite his five turnovers, Samarrippas established a new career-high point total, including nine points from three’s, to make up for only two points from the injured Robert Nyakundi. Nyakundi, who left the game early in the first half after taking an elbow to the face, was said by Doherty to be “fine” and is expected to return on Monday. Jacksonville, advancing to the second round following a 71-66 overtime win over East Carolina, was eliminated from the second round of the NIT last season after a 64-69 loss to Texas Tech. In their win over the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, the Mustangs’ first victory since Feb. 23 came from two free throws by Justin Haynes in the final 28 seconds of overtime to extend SMU’s lead to 60-57. A turnover from ORU put the ball back in SMU’s hands as time expired, sealing the Mustangs’ second overtime win this season. But despite a two-point advantage at the break, ORU staged a comeback against SMU to tie the game at 52 a piece after regulation. Shooting 45.8 percent on the night, Dia, who came off the bench with a sore back, led the team with 17 points, followed by junior Robert Nyakundi with 15 and senior Mike Walker with eight. Freshman Jeremiah Samarrippas in his postseason debut, had three steals and three assists. The eighth meeting between the teams marked the Mustangs’ third overtime game on the season, putting SMU up 7-1 overall in the series against the Golden Eagles. With three rounds remaining in the tournament, the Mustangs travel to Northern Iowa on Monday to take on the 20-13 Panthers in the quarterfinal round at 7 p.m. “I think you can get better in a tournament,” Doherty said. “We need to take better care of the basketball and boxing out. Northern

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Mustangs claim victory amongst top ranked teams By EJ HOLLAND Sports Editor

The SMU men’s golf team claimed victory at the San Diego Intercollegiate over spring break, finishing ahead of ranked teams such as No.6 San Diego State University and No. 19 San Diego University. The Mustangs carded a 13-over 1,093 in the play-six, count-five event which forced a card off with UTA, who tied SMU at 1,093. Each team’s No. 6 player’s third-round card was put head-to-head, and red shirt junior Aaron Stewart posted a 73 which edged Brad Lyle’s 77, giving SMU the nod. SMU had a solid showing from senior Kelly Kraft who individually

placed second overall at one under (215). A final round of 76, his worst of the day, doomed any chance Kraft had at winning the individual championship. Later in the week, Kraft was named Conference USA Golfer of the Week for the second time this season. Stewart finished just behind his teammate, earning a third place tie after finishing even at 216. SMU juniors Matt Schovee and Marc Sambol finished in the top 20, tying for 11th and 20th, respectively. Also competing for the Ponies were juniors Max Buckley and Harry Higgs who finished 26th and 57th, respectively. SMU will return to the course Monday in Tucson, Arizona as they


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SMU forward Papa Dia goes for a field goal during play against Oral Roberts in the College Insider’s tournament Wednesday evening.

Iowa isn’t a pressure team but they are a very good shooting team.” Coming off an 84-50 win over Rider University in the first round of the tournament, the Panthers have plenty of experience in the postseason, having defeated Kansas in last year’s NCAA Tournament. If the Mustangs defeat Northern Iowa they will advance to the semifinal round to play on either March 25 or 26. The game takes place Monday at 8 p.m.

The teams playing on the other side of the bracket are Santa Clara (21-14) and San Francisco (1914) and could both potentially be SMU’s opponent in the semifinal round. They play Tuesday at 10 p.m. The other teams still remaining in the tournament are University of Buffalo (20-13), Iona College (23-11), Ohio State University (19-15), or East Tennessee State University (23-11).

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Three SMU swimmers traveled to Austin for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships over spring break. The participants included Therese Svendsen, Nina Rangelova, and Genny Konicke. Svendsen was named an AllAmerican in the 100-yard backstroke after she placed ninth. She set a school record with a time of 52.35 in the event, and those nine points gave her a 36th place finish. Svendsen also contributed a 19th place finish in the 200-yard back stroke in 1:55.01

Freshman Rangelova who competed in free style events, had a 27th place finish in 1:46.43 in the 100 yard. Next up for her was the 100-yard where she acheived a personal best time of 50.01 and came in 53rd. Finally Rangelova brought in a 54th place finish in the 500-yard in 4:48.59. Konicke, who participated in just the 100-yard butterfly, clocked in a time of 54.03. This was the Mustangs’ second-tolast tournament of the season, next they travel to Ohio State Univeristy April 15 through 17 to compete in the Columbus Grand Prix.