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Consumers are feeling the heat from rising gas prices this Spring season, thought to be caused by global demand and tension in the Middle East.
Gas prices continue to rise BRIDGET BENNETT Senior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Ester Henderson uses a lot of fuel. The 47-year-old Dallas native uses over 40 gallons of fuel every two weeks to fill up her Dodge Ram pickup truck. That’s about the same amount she uses to fill her work’s 18-wheeler … every day. “It’s hurting everybody, not just us people that are going to and from work. I’m sure it’s hurting businesses and companies that use fuel throughout the day and to operate their business,” she said. Henderson’s employer — the City of Dallas — said that assumption is spot on. The City of Dallas spends
nearly $22 million on fuel each year, a budget that is set and approved at the beginning of every fiscal year. That $22 million comprised just over one percent of the overall city’s budget, but it was important enough to be mentioned in the executive summary of this year’s city budget. “It’s pretty volatile, with all the tensions in the Middle East and all the things that go on in the fuel market. It requires us to spend a lot of time keeping an eye on a lot of other moving parts,” said Errick Thompson, the Director of Equipment and Building Services for the City of Dallas. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said the market could get even more volatile in the next few months. Since the first of the year, the price
for a gallon of regular unleaded gas rose 58 cents to a national average of $3.87, according to weekly reports from the EIA. Its projections show this increase is just the beginning of the annual spring and summer climb in fuel prices. Last year, gas prices peaked in May at $3.97 a gallon nationwide. This year, the EIA estimates the national average could exceed $4 per gallon by June. Thompson said those figures are for general consumers; the City of Dallas pays a slightly lower cost per gallon because it purchases fuel in bulk under a contract agreement. But even with a contract in place, prices still vary. “We basically pay based on an index price that fluctuates every
day so as the market changes, so do our weekly or daily fuel prices,” he said. A small increase can make a big impact with the city’s volume of fuel usage — 6.7 million gallons each year. That price climb of about 50 cents per gallon could mean an additional $3.4 million to the budget. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average American drives 13,476 miles every year. Applying that average to the city’s 4,800 vehicles, the city is supplying fuel for 64.6 million miles of travel. But Thompson said there are many variables that increase city vehicles’ mileage and fuel consumption such as vehicle
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62 years later, Goff ’s still serving burgers
‘Draw something’ draws attention STEPHANIE BROWN News Director email@example.com
CHANDLER SCHLEGEL Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org When James Francis III bought the Goff ’s Hamburgers franchise in the fall of 2004, he might have been motivated more by Goff ’s barbecue sauce and sentiment than by a good business investment. “One of the reason I wanted to buy it I think is because I loved the hickory sauce and I wanted the recipe,” Francis said. He grew up going to Goff ’s and remembers fondly the burgers and atmosphere of the restaurant. Francis loved the food and the relationship the staff had with the customers. SMU historian Marshall Terry doesn’t share the same nostalgia Francis does. Instead, his strongest memories of the joint from when he was an SMU student are of a gruff owner who harassed the customers. “We usually avoided Goff ’s. The owner would appear from time to time and act ugly to students,” Terry said. But despite that, Terry would still make the occasional visit to Goff ’s just for the burgers. Goff ’s Hamburgers has been an institution in Dallas since they opened their doors in 1950. Abe Gough and his wife started the company 62 years ago on Lovers
While most SMU students spent spring break relaxing, a select group of Lyle students decided to volunteer overseas. SMU’s Engineers Without Borders chapter sent some of its members to Panimacac, Guatemala to install a water pump that has the potential to help an entire community. The water pump will help farmers with irrigation and provide a reliable source of drinking water to the rural Guatemalan village. None of the students had ever visited the site before, and only a few of them speak Spanish fluently. However, the students prepared for their trip over a span of two years. “We are putting in a better engineering system, an enhanced system,” Travis Miller, president of SMU’s Engineers Without Borders, said. An assessment trip took place a few years ago to test the soil and water in the area, but all the students on that trip graduated before work on the project started. The organization first stumbled upon the project when they were searching the national Engineers Without Borders’ database of potential projects. Miller said their organization felt the
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With signature sauces that range from relish to Hickory BBQ, Goff’s is a staple among Highland Park eateries.
Lane and the Toll Road. They opened nine other locations before handing the company off to their son Harvey. Harvey expanded the restaurant to 13 different locations in the Dallas area until he decided to sell the franchise and land the company had acquired. The Goff ’s properties were sold off relatively quickly, but the franchise itself remained unsold. The future of Goff ’s was unclear. That is when Francis stepped
in. He had always loved Goff ’s and feared that if he didn’t take advantage of the opportunity presented to him, one of his favorite burger joints would cease to exist. So Francis bought the company and moved the location over to Hillcrest Avenue, near the SMU campus. That location opened in February of 2005. Francis wanted the new location to feel the same as the original. He tried to replicate the look he
remembered from the restaurant as a kid. He brought over the old tables and chairs from the original place. He also wanted the recipes to stay as true to the original as possible. But Francis did make a few alterations after buying the restaurant. Francis used to watch the former owner hassle and ridicule the customers whenever he went to the
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Guatemala trip was manageable for a relatively new organization. Group members are also passionate about the cause. “This was a community whose biggest problem was water and once that was clear, it would grow,” Miller said. The design the engineers mapped was too complicated to complete during spring break. Miller and other members plan on taking a second trip mid-May. During the first trip, they began installing the tank and will finish connecting all the pipes and testing the water at the end of the school year. The student engineers believe their plan is solid, but members are cautious about the final result of their efforts. “I would say that the biggest challenge will be the one we don’t expect. Obviously, you can come up with the best, most efficient plan possible, but the situation on the ground is never going to be exactly what you thought it would be,” Connor Kite, a junior, said. Miller is still in disbelief that the trip is happening. He is excited to give back and change the lives of those who live in the community. “ I don’t think I have fully realized the implications of what we are doing,” Miller said. “You’re loving people and you’re serving them. That’s a beautiful thing.”
OMGPOP brings a whole new meaning to Pictionary with its new app called Draw Something. The free app allows users to draw from three objects of which he or she has to choose and then draw. Think of it like an electronic version of ‘pictionary.’ The users compete against each other in trying to guess what the other has drawn by sorting out a series of tiles into the allotted spaces to complete the word. Though it may seem elementary, Draw Something now has 13 million daily users who are logged in through Facebook, compared to Zynga’s Words With Friends, which has 8.6 million daily active users. After only five weeks in the App Store, it has received more than 30 million downloads. “This is the most fun I’ve had with an addictive app in a long time,” junior Lauren Oliver said. “I like it because it’s more of an interactive game where you can compete without
it being too much of a video game.” What do Draw Something and Angry Birds have in common? Apart from the fact that they are incredibly popular apps, they may both fall under the same umbrella company, Zynga. Zynga is the world’s leader in smartphone application innovation. The company is responsible for such app hits like “Farmville,” “Cityville” and “Words with Friends.” Zynga is talking with OMGPOP, the creators of the newly popular app, about acquiring it. After unseating Words With Friends with the number of daily users on Facebook, Zynga has good reason to be interested in such a popular and fast-growing app. Though Zynga and OMGPOP have not entered the next stage of finalizing any sort of deal, speculations for the price of the acquisition range from $150 to $200 million. Should these speculations come to fruition, it will be Zynga’s largest publicly disclosed acquisition to date.
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WEDNESDAY n MARCH 21, 2012 YOGA
Becoming a yogi: mental and physical benefits ANNE PARKER Health & Fitness Editor email@example.com Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years so it can hardly be called a new exercise trend. However, over the past few years it seems as though this form of exercise has become more popular than ever. Not only has its popularity grown, there are a vast amount of different practices, which might seem a bit overwhelming if you have never tried it before. How do you know what type of yoga is right for you? Well, the only real way is to try out several classes and figure out which one you feel fits you best. Yoga is practiced for all kinds of reasons. “I love doing yoga because it is a great complement to my cardio workouts,” SMU student Elizabeth Ansbro said. “It has increased my flexibility and really helps with my stress levels.” From weight loss, to reducing stress and increasing selfawareness there is bound to be a type that you will fall in love with. If you like to finish your workout drenched in sweat,
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The Dedman Center offers Group X yoga every day of the week for $4 a class or $70 for an unlimitted passes.
Bikram yoga may be just what you are looking for. Practiced in a 95 to 105 degree temperature room with 40 percent humidity, it increases detoxification and flexibility. This cardiovascular yoga will get your heart pumping through
a series of 26 basic postures. It is important to make sure you are well hydrated before you begin class. Hatha is a basic, slow-paced form of yoga that serves as the foundation for all types of yoga practices.
Take a Hatha class to unwind and gently de-stress from your busy day in a calm and relaxing setting. As a beginner, this is a great way to get used to practicing yoga and building endurance strength.
THURSDAY March 22
Pick Your Major Event: A Dedman College event that will have all majors and minors in the school on display at 11 a.m. in the HughesTrigg Student Center.
Comini Lecture Series: Mari Carmen Ramirez speaks on Latin American and other forms of art at 5:30 p.m. in the Bob Smith Auditorium.
A Story About Space: Public lecture by Theaster Gates about the history of performance, installation and urban performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Owen Arts Center.
Collegiate Recovery Group from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, Room 104.
Collegiate Recovery Group: A support group meeting for students recovering from substance abuse at 6 p.m. in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports Room 104.
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and physically. “Yoga is great for me because I love to run and it stretches out my muscles,” SMU student Tori DeClaris said. “But more importantly it makes me feel rejuvenated inside and out.” If you practice regularly, you will notice improvement in your posture due to strengthened abdominal and lower back muscles. Because yoga involves a lot of deep breathing, it may improve your lung capacity to strengthen your endurance in other aerobic activities. Most yoga students agree that while they practice yoga for a number of reasons, the mental sense of peace they gain from it tops the list. Yoga creates a sense of selfawareness about your body as you concentrate on each posture and will take your mind off of anything stressful you have going on in your life outside of your yoga practice. Even if you only have 30 minutes each week, it is well worth your time to try incorporating yoga regularly into your workout routine. Grab your mat and head out the door! You might just find that this is the best type of therapy you could ask for.
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For all of you who like to do more intense workouts and are afraid you will get bored in a yoga class, Ashtanga, otherwise known as power yoga, will surprise you. As a more physically demanding and fast-paced type of yoga, the movements are quick and flow together. It incorporates muscle toning and cardio all in one. Vinyasa yoga is also filled with fast movement and is based on a series of poses called sun salutations. This yoga has a lot of diversity and most classes are completely different depending on the instructor. After a long week full of tests and no sleep, Restorative yoga will help you to reach a state of deep relaxation. This yoga is easy and far from strenuous but it will help you to sleep better and catch up on the much needed rest you are lacking. Restorative yoga is a great opportunity to deeply stretch and try to soothe your muscles as they recover from an injury. There are many other types of yoga practices in addition to the ones mentioned above. Regardless of what type of yoga you prefer, there is no doubt that you will benefit both mentally
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11:55 p.m. Off Campus/3432 Milton Avenue. University Park Police issued a student a citation and the student was referred to the Student Conduct Office for disorderly conduct. Closed. 4:01 p.m. Perkins Administration Bldg. A staff member reported theft of his bicycle. The theft occurred sometime between 3/12 Noon - 3/15 3:30 p.m. Open.
march 16 2:01 p.m. Underwood Law Library/6550 Hillcrest Avenue. A student reported theft of his backpack containing a Laptop computer. The student later reported he found his backpack and computer. Closed
march 18 4:22 a.m. Off Campus. Dallas Sheriff ’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault and theft involving an SMU student. Closed.
12:07 p.m. South Quad Lot/6000 Ownby Drive. A student reported some unknown person entered her vehicle and took cash out of her purse. She later reported the money was found. Closed. 6:01 p.m. Sigma Phi Epsilon/3050 SMU Blvd. A student reported he found his room window broken. Open.
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Vocal leads stun in ‘The Lighthouse’ Alex Hoskins Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Kevin Moriarty creates worlds, worlds with their own unique rules and atmospheres. As artistic director of Dallas Theater Center, Moriarty has made his mark on the Dallas Arts scene with stunning, technologically advanced productions that give audiences a glimpse into one of his unique worlds for a few hours before the curtain falls and we return to our own world. “The Lighthouse” is no exception. Peter Maxwell Davies’s “The Lighthouse” is the first in a new series of chamber operas. The opera offers us a glimpse into the non-fictional mystery of the suspicious disappearances of the three men stationed at a lighthouse on the Flannan Isles near Scotland years ago. The crew of the supply ship “Hesperus” arrive at the lighthouse to find the structure in a state of disorder as if the three men had disappeared into thin air. Because of this, inquiries are mounted as to what befell these three men. The opera portrays the mystery and investigates the potential natural and supernatural possibilities of the fates of these three men. “The Lighthouse” first premiered in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1980. But the mystery of the disappearance has never been solved. The opera production is an intriguing mystery to the audience in and of itself. The opera never exactly divulges what it believes to have happened to the three men. Instead it keeps the audience wrapped in unnerved suspense until the end. The music, conducted by Maestra Nicole Paiement, is not the traditional “classical opera fare” of Wagner and Mozart. The music instead takes on a rather more abstract, foreboding tone, which fits the opera thematically. Melodies and patterns are sparse in the score, keeping the listener just as unsure of what note will come next as what will befall the lighthouse trio. The score works seamlessly with the atmosphere, heightening the tense uncertainty surrounding the lone lighthouse tower. The three voices of the opera: Andrew Bidlack (tenor), Robert Orth (baritone), and Daniel Sumegi (bass) are stunning. Each voice is incredibly strong and manages to follow the challenging score flawlessly. The venue affects the experience as well. As “The Lighthouse” is performed in the Wyly Theater, the performers are much closer to the audience than in a traditional opera house and were therefore placed under the greater scrutiny of very close observers. Each singer, however, acted the part bestowed on them as well as they sang it. The singers also managed an excellent on-stage chemistry as both the lighthouse trio and the officer corps. The magic of “The Lighthouse” is how every aspect of the opera comes together in Moriarty’s little world. As the music plinks and dips, the onstage “ocean” casts faint growing ripples along the indistinct walls of the Wyly Theater. With each drawn out note comes a ripple across the ocean. What’s causing these ripples and tides on the water’s surface? You don’t know. Just as you start to get your bearings, fog creeps in and the music takes another sharp turn and you’re lost in the opera once again.
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‘Tigers Be Still:’ Talent that can’t be tamed Alex Hoskins Staff Writer email@example.com What do popsicle stick houses, the movie Top Gun, and a dog named “Anus” have in common? Tigers Be Still, that’s what. Tigers Be Still, a “comedy about depression” by Kim Rosenstock, deals with the darkly comedic lives of Grace (Aleisha Force), Sherry (Abbey Siegworth), Joseph (Chamblee Ferguson), and Zack (Christopher Sykes) after a tiger escapes from the local zoo. As each character revels in their personal stage of depression, they must rely on one another to lift themselves out of their problems had its initial premier with the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York in 2010, to positive reception, after which it was revised and is currently playing at the Wyly Theater under the direction of Hal Brooks.
What really brings out Rosenstock’s terrifically witty writing is the incredible cast. Current MFA student Aleisha Force literally has the audience doubled over in laughter in her embodiment of Grace, Sherry’s older sister, who so distraught over her breakup with her boyfriend, Troy, that she has not only not moved from the couch in weeks, but has taken to stealing Troy’s possessions and stashing them around the house. Her delivery is consistently nothing short of spot-on, and her performance is sure to be a favorite of 2012. Brierly Resident Acting Company members Abbey Siegworth (SMU MFA Alum) and Chamblee Ferguson put forth equally strong performances as the younger sister struggling as an art therapist and the rifle-toting school principle, respectively. Siegworth has a subtle, anxious tension about her that lends a tone
of neuroticism to Sherry. Siegworth’s Sherry is likeable and charming, especially when paired with her onstage sister, Grace (Force). Ferguson relishes in Joseph’s shoes, taking Joseph’s bizarre quirks just far enough as to be as to be as comical as possible without sacrificing realism or breaking the illusion of the play. Christopher Sykes settles quite nicely into the role of Zack, Joseph’s son and Sherry’s patent/love interest. Sykes is comfortable and natural onstage, and his final monologue is a perfect ending to the show. While the characters’ intentions were clear, it was not always clear what each character was working towards, a firm plot, in the play to keep the audience immersed. This is rarely a problem as the interaction between characters is so entertaining, but the lack of any real major conflict or plot other than the loose tiger slows down the pacing of
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Aleisha Force, Christopher Sykes and Abbey Siegworth portray a cast of characters with complicated personal struggles with depression in “Tigers Be Still.” the show at times. Small issues aside, Tigers is a genuinely charming new piece of theater that draws you in with it’s rich, dark comedy and wild characters and
leaves you with a charming, thoughtful look at the human experience of depression. Tigers Be Still runs March 2 through May 13.
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WEDNESDAY n MARCH 21, 2012 CAMPUS POLITICS
Student Senate discusses LGBT event, Park ‘N Pony, enrollment BROOKE WILLIAMSON Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Following the weekly roll and approval of the week’s agenda, Student Senate met to discuss issues surrounding Park and Pony, LGBT and IT. The speaker’s podium was extended twice for Harvey Luna as he brought forth a plan to create “language for the
LGBT community.” Luna spoke from facts and personal beliefs surrounding LGBT communities around the country, stressing what he believes the needs are for the community. As the podium was extended on this matter, questions from student senate members were placed before Luna about the proposed event and financing. The podium was extended a second time for further questions.
Later in the meeting it was heavily disputed whether or not funding would be given to the proposed event and program. Following Luna, Alan Weeks took to the podium, sharing a program he created to make the registration process a little easier. The program allows the enrollee to pin classes he or she likes and choose when the best time for classes would be, morning, evening, or midday. Currently, one other school
uses the program while Texas Tech is putting the system in for their orientation students. On a side note, another school that has used the registration program has had no down time-meaning it has never crashed. It is far to early to determine if the program will make its way to SMU, yet it seems it would be very popular among students. The speaker podium was closed and officer reports began. First on the
agenda- President Austin Prentice. Secretary Martha Ann Pool met with Park ‘N Pony about options to combine flex and pony dollars but learned of regulations that forces dining money to be strictly used for dining-making this transition difficult but not impossible. She also informed the Senate that President Prentices’ idea to make Monday parking in various spots of University Park will be void from ticketing for Sororities
and Fraternities parking has taken affect. Secretary Pool also spoke with IT in respects to possibly switching from Blackboard to a more modern system. Finance reported they have funded Si Puedes, Alpha Kappa Alpha, National Society of Black Engineers and Italian Club. Concluding the meeting, there was no submission for scholarship or membership committees.
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size and weight, lengthy operating hours (sometimes up to 20 hours each day), and driving conditions. Sgt. Stephen Hoyer, fleet supervisor for the Dallas Police Department, said squad cars mainly operate in residential areas, driving with city stop-andgo traffic. Hoyer said that in-city gas mileage is much lower than the average commuter’s highway drive. In some cases, even highway driving can lead to high fuel consumption. “When you’re in a car chase, you consume fuel very quickly running at high speeds,” Hoyer said. For these police activities, and other city operations, cutting back on fuel consumption is simply not an option. Vehicles in the police, fire, sanitation and water departments account for 82 percent of the city’s fuel consumption, but Thompson said those areas are also the most essential. Take Henderson’s job for example. Those 35 gallons to 37 gallons of fuel just one of the sanitation department’s
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18-wheelers consumes on a daily basis are used to pick up brush and other debris from residential areas. Despite this high fuel consumption, Henderson said her department could simply not be spared. “It’s a health hazard … the trash has to come up off the ground,” she said. Since cutting back on fuel consumption isn’t an option, the city is taking a different approach to reducing costs. Over the past two decades the city of Dallas has been moving into alternative fuel. Of the 4,800 vehicles Thompson manages, 37 percent operate on alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas, biodiesel or hybrid electric. Thompson estimates these vehicles have saved the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in fuel costs. “We probably pay…two and a half times more for a gallon of unleaded gas compared to a gallon equivalent of compressed natural gas,” Thompson said. According to gasbuddy. com, regular unleaded gasoline
costs $3.49 per gallon in Dallas, compared to $2.40 for a comparable gallon of compressed natural gas. In addition to these alternative fuel measures, Thompson promotes simple gas saving tips for all city employees. Messages about carpooling, making fewer trips, removing unnecessary items or extra weight from vehicles, keeping all vehicles well maintained, and avoiding idling are emailed out to entire city staff and hung on posters in fueling centers. In the next year, the city of Dallas is also stepping up its fuel monitoring system, equipping all city vehicles with technology to gauge each vehicle’s fuel consumption. “Every time a car or vehicle gets fuel, we’ll be able to get a very accurate odometer reading and we’ll know how many miles that vehicle has traveled and some other information about how its being used,” Thompson said. Despite these conservation measures, Thompson said it is difficult to stay within the annual fuel budget when prices spike unexpectedly.
restaurant as a child. He wanted a different atmosphere and a friendly staff. “I remember it would be a Wednesday and someone would come up to Harvey and ask him for ketchup and he would yell back at them ‘It’s Wednesday! You don’t get ketchup on Wednesdays!’” Francis said. As amused as he was by these antics as a child, Francis wanted a friendlier restaurant. Instead of giving people a hard time when they came in, he aimed at having a warmer atmosphere with a more user-friendly approach. “It’s a joke with some of the regulars that I have ketchup on the table now so they don’t have to ask for it.” Francis said. “ The joke is that it’s the same food but it’s more friendly.” While Francis has tried to recreate the original look of Goff ’s, he did add a new design element to the new place. He decorates the restaurant with old Dallas and SMU memorabilia. The walls are filled with old newspaper clippings about SMU football. Black and white photos of Dallas Hall when it was first built can be seen, and there is a rare photo of how small SMU
was in 1911 when it first opened its doors. Old SMU banners and past newspaper articles about local triumphs show customers some of Dallas’s rich history. A selfconfessed history buff, Francis has received many donations to hang on the wall. Customers often give him Dallas artifacts to be shown off at the restaurant. SMU student Alexa Dow, 20, is a regular customer of Goff ’s, partly because of the decorations. She grew up in Baton Rouge, which has a lot of town spirit and even more love for the local university, LSU. She says that Dallas is such a big city and it’s sad to her that its citizens don’t celebrate SMU. She loves how Goff ’s shows off SMU paraphernalia and shows some Mustang pride. She wishes other local restaurants would support her school, but since Goff ’s does so willingly, it has won her loyalty. Goff ’s has caught the eye of more well-known figures in the Dallas as well. SMU student John Angle, 21, first went to the joint after hearing that it was Laura Bush’s favorite burger place in Dallas. After his first trip, he was hooked on the burgers. Francis confirmed that the
former President and First Lady order from the restaurant. But he says that they aren’t the only public figures that want Goff ’s. He has seen Dallas sports players swing by his restaurants on multiple occasions. “You never know who you’re going to see,” Francis said. Customers can still get a chili, cheese and onion burger, or a hickory sauce burger. But Francis has added on a few of his own creations to other parts, of the menu such as “The Diet Special,” which is two patties or chicken with lettuce, tomato, and cheese, as well as the chicken breast sandwich. Perhaps it is this blend that keeps customers coming back. While Francis loves that his customers enjoy his food, what he likes the most is the relationship he has built with his regulars. It’s one of his favorite parts of owning Goff ’s. “I love it when I see a regular’s car and know what they are going to order as they are pulling in,” Francis said. While Francis may have his regulars’ orders memorized, he doesn’t have a staple he personally sticks to. “You know, I’m always rotating what I order,” Francis said.
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WEDNESDAY n MARCH 21, 2012 T v spotlight
Texas takes television
Even the drama is bigger in the Lone Star State Compiled by Cassandra Robinson and Katelyn Hall
We’ve all heard that everything is bigger in Texas. But is it necessarily better? Current television soaps “GCB” and “Big Rich Texas” put this question to the test. While the shows are certainly jammed packed with drama reminiscent to the E! channel’s Real Housewives series, they are not necessarily pleasing their audiences in the suburbs of Texas. “GCB” takes place in Highland Park and “Big Rich Texas” in the DFW metroplex. But residents of those areas aren’t necessarily seeing the appeal of the hyped-up shows.
‘GCB’ With “GCB” publicized that the show would be sharing Darren Star, the creator of the addictive “Sex and the City” series of the early 2000s, “GCB” initially seemed like it was sure to entertain audiences. However, three episodes into the ABC primetime show’s first season, the Texas-based soap opera has not received positive reviews. Some of the show’s exterior shots were filmed on SMU’s campus. The show has had viewers, some of which are SMU students, up in arms since its premiere on March 4. “As a native Texan, I am offended. It doesn’t accurately display Dallas,” SMU junior Sam Zivin said. The show’s former title was “Good Christian Bitches,” but the primetime show was forced to change the title to “Good Christian Belles.” This was due to ABC logistics even though it disregards the accuracy of the “bitchy” title. Also, the show is set in Highland Park, Texas, which is the ultimate location for a wealthy Texan socialite. The soap is based off the book “Good Christian Bitches” by Kim Gatlin. Gatlin knows the ins and outs of Highland Park by also being a resident of the enclave.
The lead character and “Queen Bitch” of the television series is Carlene Cockburn, played by former Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. Chenoweth has the credentials and vocals for the show, however, she does not satisfy viewers while in front of the camera. Even though the soap takes place in SMU students’ college town, many students do not find the
plot of the show amusing. “As another native Texan I don’t think the plot is funny, the only reason it is funny is because the characters and their hair are outlandish and ridiculous,” SMU senior Kari Rood said. Dallas-based Pegasus News reports similar findings that Dallas locales find the show’s premise and plot to be too extreme to be entertaining.
‘Big Rich Texas’ The Style Network’s primetime show “Big Rich Texas” has reached its second season full of dramatic and dolled-up Texans. Based out of the Dallas/ Fort Worth region, five well-todo women and their daughters provide pitiful yet hilarious entertainment as they are
followed at their elitist summer country club. Since the reality show’s second season debut on Feb. 19, there have been five episodes portraying the Dallas social scene in a uninspiring
and insulting manner. The show is filmed around the Highland Park area. Many of the television show’s scenes occur at the Woodhaven Country Club. “(The show is) not very engaging. I don’t watch TV very often and it wasn’t really worth my time,” SMU sophomore Kelly Mathison said. It was a lot of spoiled girls not really doing anything interesting.” With “Big Rich Texas’” having characters that promote dating men only for their money, the reality show’s support is ought to be limited. Other characters include mothers Leslie and Bon, along with Bon’s daughter Whitney. Leslie is a irrational mother and causes controversy at the country club, while Bon is a Dallas Belle who uses far too much hairspray. Whitney is a rebellious 22-year-old and totally tatted-up. She supposedly aspires to be a plastic surgeon, but her career doesn’t look promising. Whether Texans approve of the reality show or not, the state is unfortunately getting publicity in a stereotypical and negative light.
Music icons host SMU masters class Katelyn hall Associate A&E Editor email@example.com It is not often that one gets to work with legendary musical theater icons. But SMU students had that opportunity Tuesday when French composers Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg came to campus to teach a masters class. The music masters class was part of a series of events Boublil and Schönberg are participating in this week in anticipation of their musical spectacular “Do You Hear the People Sing,” which will take place in American Airlines Arena Friday. Boublil and Schönberg are the composer and lyricist for “Les Misérables,” “Miss Saigon,”” Pirate Queen,” among others. In the masters class, the pair gave advice to current SMU music students. The upcoming production, “Do You Hear the People Sing,” features a Broadway cast, the Dallas Pops Orchestra and the Turtle Creek Chorale, a chorus of over 100 people. The performance will also feature a children’s choir and a multimedia presentation. Stars of the performance include Lea Salonga from “Miss Saigon,” Terrance Mann, of “Les Miserables” and Stephanie J. Block, of “Wicked” and “Les Miserables,” and television hit “Glee.” Music in “Do You Hear the People Sing” will range from “Les Miserables” hits to those of “Miss Saigon” and more.
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Finding solemates MICHAEL GRAVES email@example.com
Walk into my room, look in my closet, and on the floor you will see a pile of leather loafers. Loafers with D-rings, loafers with tassels, loafers with little perforations on them; I wear them every day. I always thought that loafers provided great protection from the elements. Every time I walk on concrete, my loafers keep my feet from hurting. While I’m driving, my loafers keep my feet cozy in my car. Heck, even in the small bit of snow last year I wore loafers around. Why? Because they’re sturdy and protect my feet as long as I don’t try to walk across any hidden puddles. However, yesterday I realized that my loafers don’t protect me from everything. While driving back from a meeting, Niagara Falls decided to migrate to Dallas. Of course, what did I slip on before I walked out of my dorm and into a storm? A pair of leather loafers. Needless to say, they’re soaked (still), smell kind of funny (gross) and are out of service for the time being (one down, 5 pair left… whew!) Howsoever, they’ll dry and will be back on my feet in no time. I used to view my relationships and loafers the same way. I always dated a few people at time, they were all gorgeous people, comforting, provided some sort of protection or stability in my life, and when one disappeared for a while I just switched him out for another. Now, I view my relationships like a sturdy pair of rain boots. Rain boots can go out in anything. They can handle the dry ground, a large puddle, ice, rivers and stomp out a fire. They’re virtually indestructible. I’m now looking for a relationship that’s virtually indestructible. I value people who can withstand a few cloudy days, but also be there with me when it’s sunny. I’m searching for someone that doesn’t mind providing a bit of security (which I would of course reciprocate), and I’m not even worried about them looking flashy. Practicality will do. Of course, this all sounds kind of dumb, but I buy several pairs of loafers every couple of years, but only one good pair of rain boots every now and then. Just like my loafers, I used to go from date to date, relationship to relationship, but for a while now I’ve been incredibly content with finding that high-quality guy who will stick around awhile. So guys, girls, stop buying, ahem, I mean dating people who you can switch out on a whim and aren’t worth anything but arm candy. Maybe it’s time for some of us to start looking for those rainboot kind of people, and invest our time and energy into something that lasts. Michael is a sophomore majoring in communications studies and religious studies.
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REPUBLICAN TUCKER KEENE email@example.com The four remaining candidates in the GOP nomination race were no Republican’s first choice for presidential candidates. The best candidates all sat out this year: Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, John Thune and Paul Ryan all would have made great candidates. Instead we got two congressional gadflies, a disgraced former Speaker, a pizza salesman with no electoral experience, an opportunist, one term governor who was too embarrassed to bother running for reelection, a Senator who lost his last election in a huge landslide and a man who worked for Obama and was otherwise a carbon copy of the formerly mentioned governor. We also got the promising candidates of Thaddeus McCotter, Rick Perry and Tim Pawlenty, but the first never had the name recognition needed to get into the debates, the second apparently thought the race would be a cakewalk and didn’t prepare himself at all and the third didn’t have enough fight in him and dropped out way too early. So now, we’re left with the disgraced Speaker, one of the two congressional gadflies, the losing Senator and the opportunist one term governor. I did a calculation, and if the opportunist wins every single delegate from now on, he can’t clinch the nomination before May 8. Of course, this won’t happen, even if he wins every single contest between now and May 8th, he won’t win 100 percent of the delegates. So it is quite likely that this contest will continue into the summer and possibly right up to the convention, but it could realistically be over as early as late May, with the Texas primary. Some people think that a long primary is going to hurt us in the fall, and that a brokered convention would yield a broken candidate. A brokered convention
couldn’t possibly yield a more broken candidate than any of the candidates we have now. A long primary isn’t worth lamenting over either. It certainly didn’t hurt Obama in 08, who didn’t clinch the nomination until early June. What it did do was strengthen him, get him geared up for the fight in the fall and make all of his dirty laundry old news by the time Palin and McCain wanted to bring it up in the fall. Our candidates certainly can’t get weaker, can they? I’ve said this several times before but I think it bears repeating: when I look at these four candidates, I think to myself, there is no way that any of these guys could possibly beat Obama. And then I look at the President, and think, “There is no way that he can win reelection.” Republicans need not worry too much. Obama’s major legislative achievement is still wildly unpopular and will be put to the test next week in the Supreme Court, which he has been demonizing for years. Obama has few friends on the bench. Unemployment may be going down, but it is largely due to people leaving the labor force, not finding jobs. A recent CBS news report showed that Obama has added more Federal Debt in his 3 years than Bush did in 8 years, and another CBS poll showed he recently hit his lowest approval rating yet, at 41 percent. He has great difficulty being ahead in swing state polls, a recent one showing him down four points in four different crucial swings states, to Rick Santorum, who many said is too far right to win (which is bogus, but that’s for another article). The GOP has a lot of reason to be disgruntled and annoyed by the candidates left in the race, but any of them would be an improvement over Obama, and any one of them would at least give Obama a very strong fight in November. Tucker is a sophomore majoring in political science.
DEMOCRAT MICHAEL WILBURN firstname.lastname@example.org The elephant in the newsroom has been the Republican Primaries. The circus will not pack up until August when the Republican National Convention is held. I was not excited in the least at the start of the Republican Primaries. In my opinion, there is not a Republican candidate that would make a good presidential candidate. But the primaries have been interesting nonetheless. There have been numerous quotes from candidates that catch your attention. Each of the remaining candidates has said something throughout the primaries that targets a certain group. Mitt Romney said, “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.” Rick Santorum said, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.” Newt Gingrich said, “Really poor children, in really poor neighborhoods, have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works.” Ron Paul claims he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act. It astonishes me that a person running for the highest elected position in a country as diverse as the United States would make such outrageous comments. There have been numerous other infamous quotes as well. I believe a president should take all Americans into consideration, not stereotype them, and also be sensitive to their needs. I have seen a total lack of compassion in the Republican Primaries, which disturbs me greatly. Another interesting dynamic of the Republican Primaries is observing how the Citizens United ruling is playing out. The power of Super PACS has been evident. Candidates tumble in polls after being attacked by a spending push from a Super PAC. It is not possible to fully analyze the impact of Super PACS on the Republican Primaries until they are over, but perhaps the worst outcome from Citizens
United is the diminished voice of the average voter. Candidates are able to continue running while ignoring the average citizen due to the corporate influence in campaign finance. Allowing unlimited campaign contributions corrupts the government. The candidates are simply answering to whoever is paying for their campaign. Citizens United allows for corporations to run the United States if they choose, allowing the wealthiest entities to influence elections as they see fit. This is why candidates don’t have to worry about wild quotes, because they are not running for the people, but for the lobby. What surprises me most is the lack of unity in the Republican Party. Mitt Romney has been the frontrunner. He does not excite the base, and many are looking for the anti-Romney. This schism in the party has ruined the chance of producing a winning presidential candidate. While many antiRomney candidates exist, they do not appeal to the independent voters needed to win the election. Romney is the most electable candidate, yet despite that fact there is still strong opposition to him. Romney is going to end up spending money that could have been used in November to deal with this protracted fight. The extra fighting will prove costly come November. I predict Willard Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. It may not be a pretty win, but he will be the one to run against the incumbent Barack Obama. I believe that Barack Obama will win the presidential election. Romney has trouble exciting people who say “Anyone but Obama,” and even more of a challenge appealing to independents. Since he is the best the Republican Party can offer, I don’t see a different administration in the future. This primary has intrigued me most because it seems like the Republicans are giving this election away. Michael is a freshman majoring in human rights and political science with minors in Arabic and religious studies.
Kony campaign founder stops at nothing DEANNA DANIELS email@example.com On March 5, the non-profit organization Invisible Children released their viral Kony 2012 video with hopes that it would bring campaign awareness to a target audience of 500,000 viewers. Today, the organization, its filmmaker Jason Russell and most importantly, the video’s war crimes target, Joseph Kony, have skyrocketed into instant fame as YouTube viewers number more than 80 million. Invisible Children representatives visited the SMU campus March 7. As a marketing student in the Cox School of Business, this campaign has caught and mesmerized my interest, and without even noticing, I began taking notes. After the video’s release, Anderson Cooper spoke about his own experience reporting on the LRA’s activities, saying that he has “Seen it and worked on it for years. Done stories about it for years. Worked in Africa for years…” Yet, it is easy to take note that Cooper, even in his famed service, had not garnished the viral attention that Russell’s 27 minute video had induced. What made the difference? Invisible Children’s team says that part of the video’s success is because of their simplistic approach. Interestingly, this is one of the very things that critics have spent the last thirteen days bashing them for—repeatedly. In the New York Times bestseller “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and
Dan Heath,” these brothers identify the first principle in sticky ideas as simplicity. In quantitative measures, it appears their simplistic approach is obviously successful, regardless of critics. Last Friday, just eight days after the video’s release, news broke of Invisible Children’s filmmaker Russell’s public breakdown. Russell was taken to a hospital for mental observation after authorities reported that he was found on a public intersection in various states of undress, vandalizing vehicles and doing what some witnesses reported as masturbating in public. Speechless, I am still taking notes. I am now noting that there is a price that comes with fame. Perhaps Donald Miller, Christian author of “Blue Like Jazz,” said it best when he blogged about Russell’s breakdown, “There aren’t many things harder in life than dealing with fame. And dealing with sudden, explosive fame is harder than anything most of us can imagine.” As much as I would like to design a viral marketing campaign, would I be prepared to handle the fame and criticism that would accompany it? Russell’s wife Danica released this statement: “Jason has dedicated his adult life to this cause, leading up to KONY2012. We thought a few thousand people would see the film, but in less than a week, millions of people around the world saw it. While that attention was great for raising awareness about Joseph Kony, it also brought a lot of attention to Jason. And because of how personal the
A video by the advocacy group Invisible Children about the atrocities carried out by jungle militia leader Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army is rocketing into viral video territory and is racking up millions of page views seemingly by the hour.
film is, many of the attacks against it were also very personal, and Jason took them very hard. Let us say up front that Jason has never had a substance abuse or drinking problem, and this episode wasn’t caused by either of those things. But yes, he did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration. On our end, the focus remains only on his health, and protecting our family. We’ll take care of Jason, you take care of the work. The message of the film remains the same: stop at nothing.” My last note is to remember that we are all humans who strive for success, yet can never fully mitigate the risk for mistakes. I love how Thought Category blogger Todd Clayton conveys this “The problem is, at some point, we all will fall. We will wish we could have done
things differently, and we can only hope that our inevitable shortcomings don’t make their way to the desktops of millions around the world.” Poignantly, he goes on to say “May we remember that we are all Jason.” As of today, there are 284 days left in the Kony 2012 campaign. Its success can only be determined in the future. I am curious to know, if Russell had known before he released the Kony 2012 video that it would lead to a mental breakdown for him, would he still have done it? I hope he gets a chance to answer this someday, and I hope his answer would be yes. Isn’t that what the hashtag #stopatnothing really means? Deanna is a junior majoring in marketing.
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Men to take on Track finishes No. 45 Drake strong at TCU, KATY RODEN Associate Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org SMU men’s tennis is on a three-match winning streak. Their next match is Wednesday against Drake University at the Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas at 2 p.m. The three consecutive victories were against No. 65 Southern Miss (5-2) on March 15 and Prairie View A&M (6-0) and UIC (7-0), Monday March 19. The win against Southern Miss was the team’s first against a ranked opponent this season. Gaston Cuadranti, Pablo Perez-Esnaola, Joseph Hattrup, Robert Sajovich, Arturs Kazijevs and Tobias Flood swept all the
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Senior Robert Sajovich serves the ball during a double’s march against Tulsa at Turpin Stadium March 3, 2011. Due to construction, Turpin has been closed all semester. Tennis matches have been held around the DFW area.
matches in doubles play. Cuadranti, Kazijevs, PerezEsnaola and Mischa Nowicki also won their respective singles matches. Cuadranti and Kazijevs took their first sets 6-0. The victories were the men’s sixth wins of the seasons. Nowicki’s opponent, Southern Miss’s Andrew Goodwin, was on an eight-game winning streak until it was broken by Nowicki, 6-3, 6-3. The Drake Bulldogs are coming off a win Tuesday against Sacramento State (4-1). They are ranked No. 45 and have a 14-2 record. The Mustangs are currently 7-5 this season and look to take down the Bulldogs for a second victory against a ranked opponent.
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The SMU women’s track and field team is gearing up for their next meet — the University of Texas at Arlington Bobby Lane Invitational. The ladies are coming off of a strong performance this past week at the TCU Horned Frog Invitational and hope to continue their success for the rest of the outdoor season. First-year Craishia Washington broke the SMU school record at the meet in the 100-meter dash, with a stellar time of 11.57. “It’s a great accomplishment and I hope to continue on this path.
Consistency is the key,” Washington said. At last year’s Bobby Lane Invitational, several SMU key athletes were successful. Senior Amber Evans took fourth in the 400-meters with a time of 54.23, and also finished fourth as a member of the 4x400 relay team. Like the sprinters, the throwers were able to add substantial points of their own to the board. Senior Ayla Gill took home gold in the hammer throw last year, with an impressive 53.17-meter toss. Sophomore Helena Perez placed fifth in the same event last year. The UTA Bobby Lane Invitational will be held in Arlington March 23-24.
Swim team makes waves in NCAA competition MERCEDES OWENS Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org While many Mustangs spent spring break 2012 making waves in the ocean, the SMU women’s swim team spent the break making waves in the pool. On March 17, the Mustangs placed 16th at the Women’s Swimming and
Diving Championships in Auburn, Ala. With a total of 67 points, SMU was able to grab the 16th place standing swimming past Georgia and Southern California. Isabella Arcila showed why she says she feels most natural in the water as she, Genny Konicke, Monika Babok and Nina Rangelova raced past competitors to finish the 400-yard relay in 3:15.96 to earn
11th place. Senior Therese Svendsen ended a successful season and career with an 11th place standing in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:54.11 and another All-America title to add to her honors. This season alone, Svendsen earned a total of four All-America titles. This years placement in the
200-yard backstroke is eight places above Svendsen’s performance at the NCAA competition in 2011. During her time with SMU, the team captain has been named Conference USA Swimmer of the Year (2010-11) and Conference USA Freshman of the Year (2008-09). Wrapping up the competition, the Mustangs combined eight individuals to bring 19 All-America
honors. Earning honors along with Arcila, Konicke, Babok, Rangelova and Svendsen were Erica Donadon (400-yard medley relay), Rachel Nicol (200-yard medley relay) and Denisa Smolenova (200-yard medley relay). Arcila finished 35th in the 200yard backstroke with a time of 1:57.04 while Smolenova just barely
missed the finals with a 19th place finish at 1:56.89. Nicol came close to adding a second All-America honor in the 200-yard breaststroke after finishing the race with 20th place with a time of 2:11.07. Closing out the season, the SMU women’s swimming and dive team will compete in the USA Grand Prix in Indianapolis on March 29.
Women lose to Tulsa, host Wichita State Thursday CESAR RINCON Staff Writer email@example.com The SMU women’s tennis team suffered a loss against C-USA opponent No. 31 Tulsa Thursday at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. The Mustangs dropped to
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FULLY FURNISHED LOWER floor, Furnished 1 Bed/2 Bath condo. Five minutes east of campus. Linens, dishes, utilities included. Nice quiet complex with pool. $1450/ month. 214-528-9144.
#1 MUSTANG REALTY GROUP - The premier name real estate brokerage. Let our professional team show you why we are the best at helping the SMU community Buy, Sell or lease properties near the campus. Visit our website www.mustangrealty.com or call us at 214-563-1131.
FULTON AND FULTON Reality Renting 1,2,3 bedroom apts. Duplexes Townhouses on Rosedale since 1984 SMU area renting and buying experts! Now accepting applications info; www.SMURelestateAgent.com
Services SMU GIRL TO help file and shred papers. Organize closets. 4-6 hrs/ wk. I live close to SMU & will work with your school schedule. $10.00/hour. Call Jacque (214) 528-5918
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once more. The Mustangs could not match up to the Tulsa seniors and lost their match 8-2. Tulsa extended their home game winning streak to 33 games in a row. The Mustangs will host Wichita State at the Las Colinas Country Club on Thursday at 1 p.m.
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TUTOR SERVICES ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE TUTOR. Statistics tutor. Voted “The Best” for 16 years. “College is more fun when you have a tutor.” Lee Lowrie, CPA, MBA cell 214-208-1112. SMU Dallas, Texas. Stats 2301- Accounting 2301, 2302, 3311, 3312, 6301 - Finance 3320 - Real Estate 33811 ACCOUNTING, MATH, CHEMISTRY, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Physics, Rhetoric, Tutoring. “Learn to work smarter not harder.” David Kemp Tutorial Services. Call 469-767-6713.
TURTLE CREEK CONDOS for lease. New units at the Renaissance. Best high rise views in Dallas! 2 bedrooms from $1,950 to $3,900. Penthouses available! Every amenity! Alan 972333-4755. Jon 214-395-2277. WALK TO SMU 2 bedroom 2.5 Bath 1600ft New kitchen updated bath lots of closets Washer/dryer Parking 3423 Rosedale $2200/mo Call 214750-7185
FOR RENT #1 MUSTANG REALTY GROUPThe proven choice to aid the SMU Community Lease or Rent Houses, Condos, Apartments and Townhomes in the M Streets, Uptown, and within Walking Distance to Campus. Contact us at (214) 563-1131 or www. mustangrealty.com 5711 MORNINGSIDE “M” STREETS. 1/1 CH/A Hardwood, updated, dishwasher, w/d, reserve parking. $695/month, + electric. Non-smoker. Available Now. 214-826-6161.
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MATH, STATISTICS TUTOR for MBA, college, high school students. Highland Park, Austin College, SMU alumna; M.S. Math; 20 years Texas Instruments; 2 years college math instructor. Sheila Walker 214-417-7677. email@example.com
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