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SMU advances to NIT championship BILLY EMBODY Sports Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK – SMU will live to play one more game after the team rallied from down 12 at the half to beat the Clemson Tigers 65-59 in Madison Square Garden in New York City Tuesday night. “They executed great and we didn’t have much to say at halftime except that we had to match their energy, possibly play harder than them,” Brown said. “I thought best half we played all year; to hold them to 21 after the way they dominated us in the first half was really exciting.” In a game that could have been Nick Russell’s and Shawn Williams’ last game, SMU recovered from a big deficit with huge play from Markus Kennedy and Sterling Brown setting the tone early in the second half. Brown got the team off to a hot start with his play, helping him finish with eight points, five rebounds and four assists. Kennedy gave all the credit to Brown, who was just another SMU starter to step up in key moments in this NIT run. “Sterling picked everybody up and he took it to his own,” Kennedy said. “When a player does that, when one of us does that, we have no choice but to follow their lead.”
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The pillars of the University Curriculum have caused trouble for students trying to graduate in four years.
4-year plan threatened by University Curriculum Chris Warley Contributing Writer email@example.com
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SMU Forward Markus Kennedy (5) goes for a shot against Clemson.
It was Russell that helped SMU tie the game with just over 10 minutes left and to go up by three with 15 seconds left, making two key free throws. Russell struggled most of the night, but was skilled when SMU needed the senior to be. The Mustangs had some trouble
dealing with adversity this season, but they battled back in each of their games in the NIT and Kennedy said the team wasn’t worried at the half. “Before Coach Brown came into the locker room to talk to us, we
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SMU has long been advertised as a university where students have the ability to pursue more than one degree, minor in several fields, or take extra classes simply because they seem interesting. But with the new University Curriculum (UC) four semesters into its implementation, many students are worried that they may not be able to achieve their goals. Sophomore Blake Barnett, who wants to double major in biology and business, doesn’t
know if he will graduate in four years. “The new curriculum is incredibly hard for me because none of the classes for my majors count toward the UC,” he said. The UC is a program of core study in the liberal arts and sciences required for any SMU degree. One of the goals was for divisions across the university to offer courses to fulfill UC credit. Students would then be able to double or even triple count certain classes, which would help them move simultaneously through their major and the UC. But that is not always happening.
The UC is experiencing the most problems in three schools: Meadows School of the Arts, Lyle School of Engineering and Cox School of Business. In Meadows, certain programs require students to take so many classes for their intended majors that there’s no time to fulfill the UC requirements. Lyle has a similar problem, with most degrees requiring more than 100 hours of engineering, science and math courses. Finally, Cox has few classes that offer UC credit, requiring students to look
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Senate starts task force for Hughes Trigg face lift Jehadu Abshiro News Writer firstname.lastname@example.org The Hughes-Trigg Student Center might be getting a face lift in time for its 30th anniversary. Student Senate formed a task forced focused on renovating the student center, after passing legislation last September. Student Senate’s Student Center Renovation Task Force started because “We noticed that the Student Center does not satisfy the current needs of students,” Student Senate president Ramon Trespalacios said. “It should be like the living room to a house. We believe that the student center should be a key element for student success and we are missing that opportunity.” The task force is made up of Student Body President Ramon Trespalacios, Student Body Vice President Jaywin Malhi, Secretary Katherine Ladner, Chief of Staff Monica Finnegan, Cox Senator Kayce Pederson, Pre-Major Senator Emily Dombrowski, Executive Director of Student Development and Programs Jennifer Jones, Executive Director of Finance, Student Affairs Robert Watling and Director of Hughes-Trigg Student Center Richard Owen. The task force came up with a plan and strategy that the university can adopt to renovate the student center. “We want to give students a place to hangout, to eat, to study,” Ladner said. The renovated student center would be more welcoming to
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The prospective renovation hopes to center around Hughes-Trigg’s upcoming 30th anniversary in 2017.
both graduate and undergraduate students, according to Lander. “Personally, I’ve noticed that for most students the Hughes-Trigg serves as the place where you go only if you need something in it,” Trespalacios said. “Students go if they get in trouble, if you have a meeting or if they are looking for food or mail. A central focus of the
task force is creating a space more for students rather than administrative space. “At other schools, the student center is the heart of the student body,” Trespalacios said. According to Trespalacios, the task force wants to make sure students from all parts of campus are involved. The task force has visited several
regional universities such as Texas Christian University, Texas A&M and Oklahoma University to see how the way their student centers function. The group meet with student leaders and administration, as well as touring the “We figure out what to implempent in our student center,”Dombrowski said. Dombrowski and Ladner both noticed how other school’s student centers are very school spirited oriented. The school colors at both OU, TCU and A&M are prominent in the student center. “ We want create a space where we meet new people and interact with others,” Dombrowski said. Technological updates, aesthetic cohesion and more student oriented space is over arching goal. The project currently doesn’t have a start or end date. Along with creating a strategy, the task force is working on raising awareness of needs of students, and getting support. The goal is getting the project at a starting point or an ending point by 2017, Hughes Trigg’s 30th anniversary. “Whether it is a groundbreaking or a grand opening, the 30 year anniversary of Hughes-Trigg should be a year to celebrate,” Trespalacios said.” If students have any ideas or suggestions for a new student center contact email@example.com.
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A.J. Jacobs speaks in McFarlin Auditorium Tuesday night.
A.J. Jacobs talks ‘human guinea pigs’ Katelyn Hall Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org A.J. Jacobs is hosting a family reunion, and everyone is invited. The April 1 Tate Lecture featured the Esquire Editor-atLarge and author, whose latest human guinea pig project is working with genealogists to form a global family reunion. So far, he has over 75 million distant relatives accounted for, but he’s hoping to add all the Earth’s inhabitants to his family tree. The project will culminate in the world’s largest family reunion and family photo in the Summer of 2015. “It’s not potluck—you don’t have to bring anything,” he said. Out of the cousins he has identified, he shares blood with Kevin Bacon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Barack Obama.
Jacobs hopes identifying the human race as a large, diverse, extended family will lead people to being nicer. “We all descended from the same ancestor,” he said. “This is the ultimate social network.” This latest project is just one of many ranging from living the rules of the Bible for a year to reading the full encyclopedia. Each of the experiences has led Jacobs to new life lessons he shares in his articles and books. The most challenging year of his life, according to Jacobs, was living by all the Biblical rules, obscure and famous. He grew out his beard, followed the Ten Commandments and even stoned an adulterer with small pebbles in New York City. “It was a bit of a weird way to live, but it was also wonderful because I got to realize there are
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hundreds of things that go on everyday that we totally take for granted,” he said. “It was a radical change in perspective.” While Jacobs isn’t growing out his facial hair or following the rules of the Bible meticulously anymore, he has implemented some of what he learned into his daily life. “In the Bible, it says to be thankful for everything,” he said. “So I took that literally, I would be thankful for everything.” In addition to the lesson of gratitude, he learned the lesson of deceit. “I pretended to be a better person, so I became a better person,” he said.
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outside of the business school to complete the curriculum. SMU must comply with rules and regulations set out by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, otherwise known as SACS, in order to be an accredited university. For this purpose, the individual components of the UC must fulfill different pieces of the SACS rules. SMU has run into problems with making sure all of the accreditation requirements are met, specifically with the Individuals, Institutions and Cultures Level 1 (IIC1) Pillar. SACS requirement 2.7.3 states that all students must take at least one course in the social or behavioral sciences before graduation. Individuals, Institutions and Cultures, “is the place where social science fits in most tightly,” said Joseph Kobylka, a political science professor in the Dedman School. Kobylka served on a committee of social and behavioral scientists that reviewed 39 IIC1 courses for the Council on the University Curriculum (CUC), which oversees the implementation of the UC. The committee recommended that 18 of the courses have their IIC1 pillar credit removed. Kobylka said SACS was the reason for the recommendation. “They’re not social scientific classes,” he said. The 18 courses recommended for removal of pillar credit came from a number of departments including advertising, history, journalism, engineering, communications, theatre and gender studies. There is disagreement behind the scenes on how SACS would handle courses under the IIC1 pillar. At least one university official, who would not speak on the record, said he thought SACS may ultimately allow
He devoted himself to physical betterment with his “Maximum Health Project,” in which he sought to follow all of the medical advice he could. It was a strategy that led him to taking sleep tests, going to dog parks to pet other people’s dogs and exercising like a caveman. SMU sophomore Jennifer Zotz was inspired by that notion of fully committing to something to gain the most from an experience. “I think diving in wholeheartedly and becoming truly passionate in an idea or project is evident in Jacobs’ life and something he inspired the audience to take up as well,” Zotz said. Jacobs also dedicated himself to the same degree with his “Knowledge Project,” in which
he read the full Encyclopedia Britannica for six hours a day until he finished it. The most important lessons there—strategic hutzpah and the importance of adapting. He shared anecdotes about Langston Hughes and Thomas Welch, and recounted starting his reading with A-ak, a word for ancient Korean music. The last word in the tome? Zywiec, a Polish city. “I don’t want to spoil the ending,” Jacobs said. It was one of several jokes that allowed the author to engage with the audience. The first of his jokes was comparing himself to the SMU basketball team. “I’m going to try to be the Nic Moore of entertaining and educational lecturers,” Jacobs said at the beginning of the Tate.
And he managed to do so, relating the lessons of his bizarre encounters and experiences to audience members. “What I liked most was the overall attitude of AJ, devoted to living a lifestyle of constant engagement with the world around him, always questioning and then trying to find answers through investigation,” SMU junior Preston Hutcherson said. Zotz enjoyed the candor and comedic elements of the lecture. “Not many of my Tate experiences are this candid, and humorous—Jacobs’ creativity and diversity of experience made the lecture incredibly entertaining,” she said. He talked with the same openness and humor about his “My Life as a Beautiful Woman” Project, in which he made and
ran a Match.com profile for his attractive babysitter. “I got to tell you, it was fantastic. Everyday I would get 50 emails telling me how hot I was,” he said. But the greater lesson was the benefit of changing perspective. “Seeing the world from someone else’s point of view is really a key to empathy,” he said. Sophomore Sydney Royer found this to be one of the most important lessons of the lecture. “I think it’s exciting to continue to push yourself into uncomfortable situations because in the end, you will definitely come away from it with a new perspective,” she said. The project Royer found the most uncomfortable but simultaneously intriguing was the
“Radical Honesty Project.” “I always try to be honest but complete free flowing honesty would be really uncomfortable, but I think being uncomfortable is rewarding,” Royer said. For one month, Jacobs not only told the truth, but also said everything on his mind. “It was the worst month of my life,” he said. “I’m not an advocate for radical honesty.” What he is an advocate for is radically positive honesty, telling people when they’ve touched you, even if it’s out of context. You can find more about Jacobs experiments in any number of his best-selling books. The final Tate lecture of the school year May 5 will feature Cokie Roberts, Susan Stamberg, Nina Totenberg and Linda Wertheimer.
there,” Kennedy said. Coach Brown had one tough year as coach of the NBA’s New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden, but tonight he was happy to have his players be a part of the
special atmosphere that the SMU faithful made the Garden become. “To have my kids come in here and play in this environment with SMU people here was unbelievable. You can’t believe how it was at
SMU,” Brown said. “Now, we’re a major program playing for a major championship, and that’s neat.” For Brown, the message has been clear, play the right way all season, but now it’s finish
the right way and that’s all he’s happy about. “As a coach, the way they responded and played the second half, you know, I always talk about playing the right way; we played
the right way, and I was thrilled to be part of that,” Brown said. SMU will face Minnesota, who defeated Florida State, in the NIT Championship game Thursday night at 6 p.m. C.T.
those courses to count. The university has not yet approached SACS about the issue, said Patricia Alvey, who serves on the CUC. The CUC, in fact, voted March 26 to restore the classes to the list of IIC1 pillar offerings. Alvey said the decision was made after students reported they were struggling to complete their degrees. The decision was, “just SMU trying to help our students while continuing to consider all issues related to the rollout of a new curriculum,” she said. The committee will reconsider whether the courses should remain on the IIC1 pillars list at a later time, Alvey said. The decision to restore those classes comes on the heels of a report from Vicki Hill, Assistant Dean for the University Curriculum, which details some of the issues with the UC. According to the minutes from the Feb. 5 meeting of the CUC, Hill’s report states that “we do not have enough course offerings to allow all students to graduate on time.” Hill declined requests for an interview. To help aid students worried about graduating on time, Meadows Dean Jose Bowen wanted to integrate Meadows with the UC as much as possible. “We worked hard to find appropriate overlap between our programs and the UC,” Bowen said. Meadows houses dozens of courses that offer pillar credit, and many courses offer credit for multiple pillars at the same time. But this still may not be enough for some students. “Right now, I’m paying extra tuition to take 21 hours,” said Hannah Hess, sophomore dance and management double major. Even though she’s taking so many hours, Hess finds it difficult to complete UC requirements on top of her majors. “We’re not getting to take classes we’re interested in because we’re worried about
fulfilling pillars,” she said. Emma Schultz, sophomore dance and psychology double major, believes SMU may be too ambitious in telling prospective students that it’s possible to double major. “This is one of the only schools that offers a double major with dance, but they make it impossible,” she said. Lyle faces a similar problem to that of Meadows, as most majors require more than 100 hours of strictly engineering, science and math courses. However, Betsy Willis, Director of Advising and Student Records for Lyle, believes that the average engineering student can graduate in eight semesters. “We have developed semester-by-semester degree plans for all of our engineering majors, picking specific UC courses, looking at what requirements are not fulfilled by the Lyle requirements, picking what could fulfill the remaining ones,” Willis said. “And can it be done in eight semesters? The answer is yes.” In fact, Lyle’s website advertises that students, “have a wide breadth of majors and minors you can pursue in addition to your engineering major. We even have a Medieval Studies major!” But many Lyle students disagree. Sophomore Sam Gibson believes the UC is causing major issues. “I have to take so many hours for engineering that there’s almost no time to finish my UC credits,” Gibson said. “I’m only going to be able to graduate on time if I take summer classes.” First-year Haley Stutts, who enrolled at SMU for premed and mechanical engineering, abandoned her pursuit of the Lyle major because of the UC. “I wouldn’t have been able to fulfill my mechanical engineering, premed and UC requirements without doing summer school, instead
of important internships,” Stutts said. The committee that reviewed the IIC1 pillar classes recommended that pillar credit for two Lyle courses be removed. Next to both courses, the document stated: “This needs to be part of a larger conversation about Lyle students and the UC.” Kobylka clarified what that larger conversation was. “[Lyle] is so credit heavy for all the majors that they have such a hard time wedging in general curriculum classes,” he said. “The question is can the general curriculum apply to [Lyle students] in the same way that it does to everyone else.” A monitoring committee was set up March 4 to review the implementation of the UC. The members are tasked with reporting the issues that have arisen from the implementation of the new curriculum. Harold Stanley, Associate Provost and chair of the
monitoring committee, did not want to be interviewed about the UC until the committee completes its full report in late June or early July. For now, one of main problems with the UC implementation is that departments have each approached the curriculum in different ways, said Kobylka. “Some have lag and some have taken the bull by the horns,” he said. A lag exists in Cox, which currently offers only two courses that fulfill pillar credits. Right now, Cox students have to look toward other schools at SMU to complete their UC requirements. Jim Bryan, Assistant Dean for Cox Admission, serves on the monitoring committee charged with addressing these problems. Bryan declined requests for an interview, but said in an email, “there just isn’t anything to share yet.” Reed Westerman, a sophomore majoring in finance and computer
science, didn’t expect to encounter curriculum problems when he arrived on campus. “Freshman year, I didn’t know how hard it would be to complete the UC,” he said. Alvey couldn’t comment specifically about Cox, but she explained why it might take longer for some divisions to integrate the UC. “With a new curriculum as modern and deep and broad as the UC, those colleges, schools, departments that were not previously involved in the GEC may need more time to understand how to best weave into the UC,” she said. The General Education Curriculum (GEC), the university’s previous core curriculum, was in place from 1997 until 2012. On the other hand, Westerman doesn’t believe that any department should need more time. “They should’ve had [the UC] planned out more before we came to SMU,” he said.
WEDNESDAY n APRIL 2, 2014 student talent
Designing from the Dorm
of high school in Houston. “After seeing all her jewelry all my friends and I noticed how talented she was and how much she enjoyed making it,” said Pearson. Designing High School Girl
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Mimi Shou with the models wearing her designs at the Fashion Cares show.
courtney schellin Contributing Writer email@example.com A small-framed first-year girl casually walks down the SMU Boulevard. Dressed to impress in her skinny jeans, ballet flats and patterned sweater, she is texting on her iPhone 5. But when she looks up her bright eyes and big smile reveal an enthusiastic, yet easy-going nature. She may look like one of the slew of SMU first-years — the thing is, she’s different from your average college girl. She has accomplished something that many middle-aged women can only dream of: her own fashion line. Meet Mimi Shou.
Shou discovered her interest in fashion at a young age, purchasing her first sewing machine in the seventh grade. From there, she began designing clothing and jewelry for fun, even messing with pieces of clothing in her closet, including a dress she once wore as a flower girl, which she would then transform into something completely new and different. “Ninety percent of the time when I start a project I imagine it as something else,” Shou said. “I just kind of go with the flow and it works out well.” Longtime friend Hannah Pearson said people began to notice Shou’s talent when she began making jewelry around their sophomore year
WEDNESDAY April 2
Student Senate General Elections open at 12 a.m. Virtual and Real: Bridwell Library’s Digital Collections, Bridwell Library, all day.
SATURDAY April 5
Meadows Museum Edhibit: “Sorolla and America,” Meadows Museum, all day. Brazen Brass 5, Caruth Auditorium, 8-10 p.m.
It wasn’t long before Shou realized she wanted to get her designs noticed. After hearing about a Houston event called “Fashion Cares: Paint it Red,” which showcases talented high school students work while also raising money to benefit the American Heart Association, Shou decided to get involved. She reached out to the student making it all happen, Jackie Luo. Luo, now studying at Columbia University, is director of the campus women’s wear fashion magazine as well as editor-in-chief of an online fashion magazine. She said she instantly knew Shou would be a great addition to their team. “Mimi, who’s always diving into new experiences, was really eager to get involved,” said Luo. “She has a great personality, and she’s really passionate about what she does, which was a refreshing change of pace for me.” Although she had no previous training in fashion design, Shou dove right in. She went out and bought a dress form and some fabric to work with, even watching YouTube videos to teach her how to design. Soon she was effortlessly designing pieces for the show. “I just kind of winged it and it
SMU Mustangs play in NIT Championship, televised, 6 p.m. Jampact Jam Session, Greer Garson Theatre, 8-9:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series, Caruth Hall, 3-4 p.m. SYZYGY, Caruth Auditorium, 8-9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY April 6
Meadows Museum Art Activity: “Drawing from the Masters,” Meadows Museum, 1:30-3 p.m.
MONDAY April 7
Master of Fine Arts Qualifying Exhibit, Pollock Art Gallery, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
PICK YOUR PIC New SMU ID cards are being issued to all students, faculty and staff
this summer – and you have the chance to put your best face forward by updating your photo. If you have a deer in the headlights, bad hair, is that really me photo, you can update your image so your new SMU ID card reflects your true outer self. If you like your current photo, your new ID card will be mailed to your home address and will picture you the same. This is a onetime opportunity, and you have until April 22 to wow the world with your picture-perfect self.
PICK YOUR PIC April 22 deadline Upload the new you at IDCard.smu.edu
turned out OK,” said Shou. By the day the Fashion Cares show arrived, Shou acted not only as a designer for the event, but also as a co-producer. The next year, she moved on to act as sponsorship coordinator of the event. At the end of the show, Shou felt good about her work — but there was one surprise. “I even sold two of my designs at the fashion show, so I was like oh, cool, maybe I can actually do this,” she said. Fellow “Fashion Cares” volunteers were not surprised that Shou’s designs were so successful. “She’s so talented,” Luo said. “Mimi’s fantastic with artistic endeavors. I saw her first designs and have worked with her since to shoot editorials.” Mary Elizabeth Heard got on board with Fashion Cares when Shou reached out to her about designing. She agrees with Luo that when it comes down to it, plain and simple, Shou is smart and clearly has an eye for fashion. “Mimi’s work is always a crowd favorite as well as my personal. She does a wonderful job of blending simplicity with elegance,” Heard said. “She knows how to design flattering pieces for the female figure while remaining creative.” After high school, Shou began thinking ahead to a possible career in
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Meems allows Shou to continue her designing hobby while she is in college.
fashion. When applying for college, she looked into fashion-focused schools such as the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and Parsons. However, both she and her parents were wary of choosing a school that was too narrowly focused on fashion. When it finally came down to making a decision, Shou chose to attend a more traditional college: SMU. “I kind of wanted the whole college experience, like join a sorority and have fun. You only get to do that once in your life, so then I came here,” she said. In the meantime, Shou said, her father is supportive of her fashion hobby and is paying to let her attend
a fashion school abroad program this summer so that she can continue to design. Balancing College and Fashion For most college first-years, finding the perfect balance between school and social life doesn’t come easily. And when you throw in a “hobby” as time-consuming as fashion design, life could get complicated. But not for Shou. Rather than becoming overwhelmed by the experience, Shou embraces it, balancing schoolwork, a social life and what she loves — designing. Full version available at smufashionmedia.com.
Dress for Success: Office attire tips kelsey reynolds Style Editor firstname.lastname@example.org With only six weeks left in the spring semester summer, plans are at the forefront of students’ minds. A key part of landing a coveted summer internship or post graduate job is dressing the part. Dallas stylist, Ashley Bouch, gives her trips for professional success. They key to every outfit starts with the under garments. Bouch recommends getting fitted for a
bra and wearing Spanx under dresses and skirts. Three basic looks Bouch suggests for the office are: a pencil skirt and blouse, a shift dress and pants with a blazer. You can style the three looks based on the office dress code. If the office is more casual, wear a leather jacket instead of a blazer or try jeans with naked stitching. Accessories enhance any look and pieces from your travels can be great conversation pieces in an interview. Just remember to have a clean bag free of labels and emblems to avoid negative connotations.
Don’t forget about the details; always steam your pieces or paint your toes if you opt for open-toed shoes. If you only purchase two pieces for your working wardrobe make it a trouser and white blouse. “Finding the perfect white blouse is like trying to find the perfect guy in Dallas,” Bouch explained, “But once you find it you’ll wear it forever.” Find what works for you, in the end, confidence is the best thing you can wear. Contact Ashley Bouch at email@example.com for a personal style appointment.
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Managing Editor DESTROYS shocking modern headline trend
If you don’t agree with him by paragraph six, you’re part of the problem, and killing America
w. tucker keene Managing Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Headline writing used to be about quickly conveying information so that someone who skimmed a newspaper or a webpage would get the gist of an article without having to read too much. Reading a headline and the lede paragraph would typically suffice. No more. Headline writers today appear to be conspiring to tell us as little as possible in the headline while simultaneously baiting us into clicking the headline and therefore generating page views (and advertising revenue) for the website. This is a troubling trend, not just because it goes against the standards set by centuries of journalism, but because it ultimately leads to a less informed citizenry. Traditional journalism has been dying for many years now, and I can’t help but think that when respectable news organizations start using headlines like “You’ll Never Guess which School is No. 1 in Alums’ Salaries,” their long-time writers die a little inside. And yes, that is an actual headline from an actual respected news organization. If the headline actually told you which school was No. 1 in alumni salaries, you wouldn’t have to click the link. By promising an enticing payoff, the headline draws readers into clicking on the story. And the reader will almost always end up disappointed, because the news isn’t usually that sexy. Welcome to paragraph six. That subhead I wrote has now successfully convinced you to read enough of my article to keep you on this page for long enough to generate some ad revenue for the paper. Thank you for falling for the trap, and therefore funding my salary. This paragraph probably disappointed you, but I don’t care because at least you read this far. Modern journalism is ensuring that readers leave disappointed, and if they don’t read the whole story, they’ll be horribly misinformed. Headlines that ask questions are particularly egregious here. If a
headline asks a question, the answer is almost certainly either “no,” “probably not,” or “we don’t know.” If the answer to “Did Eric Holder lie to Congress?” were yes, the headline wouldn’t have to ask the question. “Eric Holder lies to Congress” is click-bait enough. “Eric Holder probably tells truth to Congress, but give us more time to investigate more” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. But this trend away from informative headlines gets in the way of journalism’s main purpose (to inform the citizenry) in two major ways. Firstly, the lack of actual information in a headline means it now takes more effort from readers to actually become informed. Now the reader can’t know what’s going on unless they actually do click on the article and read through it. Densely packed information has never been easy to dissect, and the internet has not increased American’s attention spans. A headline asking if Eric Holder lied to congress, for example, is likely to be interpreted as “Yes he did” to most people just skimming the page. A population less aware of the major issues of the day, exacerbated by misleading headline coverage of the major issues, is not good for American democracy. The second problem however compounds on the first. On the internet, “going viral” is the best thing that can happen to a news outlet’s article. This fundamentally changes the way in which news gets covered, and even to the kind of news that gets covered in the first place. News has long been sensationalized, but this has only gotten worse in the internet era. Reporting on an interview between a journalist and a politician for example is no longer headlined “Ted Cruz offers thoughts on future of Republican Party,” it’s headlined “Rachel Maddow OBLITERATES Ted Cruz’s opinion on the Hispanic vote.” By playing up the drama it reinforces the notion among the populace that politics are overly polarized, and headlines aimed at buttressing partisan victories get in the way of mutual respect for the other side’s ideas. The confluence of these two phenomena work together to destroy any hope of an electorate that knows what’s going on in the news. So please, don’t feed the problem by falling for obvious click-bait. By making it work, you’re making the problem worse, and killing American democracy. Keene is a senior majoring in political science, economics and public policy.
Check your stupidity zain haidar Contributing Writer email@example.com People are stupid. We’ve known this since the beginning of recorded history. Whether it’s stepping into tar pits to see what would happen or driving in two-ton steel death traps at 70 miles an hour every day, we have a track record for being dumb. Luckily for bored bloggers and hack journalists fishing for stories, we’ve carried this stupidity with us into the digital age. Enter Twitter, hashtag activism and Stephen Colbert. After Stephen Colbert made a joke on his show last Wednesday mocking Dan Snyder (the owner
—White House press secretary Jay Carney, who believes that Obamacare has been a success “I don’t have as much anger anymore. I have more peace in my life.” —Actress Lindsay Lohan in an interview with talk show host Ellen Degeneres
to put in context. In context, the joke is actually making a point most of these users would wholeheartedly agree with: Dan Snyder’s $100,000 efforts are negligible in comparison to the Redskin’s worth of over a billion dollars. But no, people love to be offended. People love to rally behind a cause they don’t fully
understand. Mainly, people love to whine. We’re talking about a station that airs “Half Baked” as a primetime special on weekends. Stop being stupid and enjoy the comedy for the sake of my blood pressure. Haidar is a junior majoring in journalism.
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michael graves Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org It’s really easy to avert my gaze when he’s standing on the corner of Lovers and Highway 75. He’s holding his sign, walking around to cars and trying his best to see whose window is open. So I roll up my window and pretend to text so I don’t have to interact with him. I feel bad for a minute, and then I drive away. I’m sure many of you share my experience. I don’t know why it’s so hard to talk to the man standing on the side of the road now. I used to do it all the time. I felt comfortable
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striking up a conversation, and I often had great talks with those out on the streets searching for some kind of break. But now I realize I’ve grown afraid, and this really bothers me. Interacting with homeless people can be a huge step out of one’s comfort zone, especially when we rarely encounter such individuals in Highland Park or around SMU’s campus. I’ve worked with the homeless several times in Houston and Los Angeles, and there are many reasons we should all be interacting with the homeless, and there are safe ways to provide them resources without handing over a fiver. First, you really don’t have to feel uncomfortable around homeless people. To begin, they’re individuals too who just live a little differently than you. Many of them went to school, they’ve had jobs and they have a family. Of course, there have been times when someone leans into my car or approaches me
on an empty street at night and that’s just not cool no matter who is coming up to you. Second, I really discourage people giving others cash on the street. First, you don’t want to flaunt your wallet around town. That’s also dangerous no matter the situation. But also you don’t know how that money will be used. There are many alternatives to giving cash like: 1) Buying someone dinner. My friend and I were at Eatzi’s the other day and we had the great opportunity to just buy a guy dinner and a couple of bottles of water for the road. 2) Giving them a gift card. I used to keep gift cards to local fast food joints in my car to hand out. People really liked those because they could pick what they want, and you know your money is going to food. 3) Offer them another service if they need it, and you have the means to provide it. There are many people who may need access to a homeless shelter but do not know where one is.
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Keep a list of local shelters in your car that you can give out to those searching for one. Or even familiarize yourself with local business who will provide food and water to the homeless on certain days or occasions (yes, this really happens). Finally, when you encounter a homeless person, remember that they are not lesser than you. It takes a great deal of courage to stand on the street and ask for money or food. Each of these individuals holds just as much sacred worth as you and me, they may just have a different set of needs, and means to meet those needs. So start stepping out of that comfort zone, give a guy or girl a meal when you can and work with them to enhance their lives. You’ll be surprised at the conversations you will have and the friends you will make. Graves is a senior majoring in communications and religious studies.
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Counting down the 25 greatest Mustangs Demetrio Teniente Sports Editor email@example.com Last year, around this time, the Sports Desk gave you a list of the top 10 Professional athletes in the Dallas/ Fort worth area. Our countdown was a large
success with our readers that we decided to bring you another list. Only this time, we will stay on the Hilltop and count down the top 25 athletes to ever wear the red and blue at SMU. While you may recognize some of the athletes on our list, it is our hope that by doing this countdown,
Number 25: Luchi Gonzalez Demetrio Teniente Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Coming in at number 25 is SMU soccer legend Luchi Gonzalez. After playing four years as a Mustang, Gonzalez earned the Hermann Trophy as college soccerâ€™s best player in 2001. Gonzalez was drafted 6th overall by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. However, after an uneventful rookie season and failing to make the Columbus Crewâ€™s roster, Gonzalez signed a contract to play with second division club Bodens BK.
Gonzalez performed much better abroad and scored eight goals and four assist during his first season in Europe. In 2003, Gonzales returned to the U.S. to play with the Peruvian Sporting Cristal. He then found his way back to the MLS in 2005 and signed with the Colorado Rapids. In 2007, he was waived by Colorado and signed with Miami FC. After one year in Miami, Gonzalez became the Boys soccer coach at Felix Varela Senior High School, where he led his squad to a state championship in 2008. Gonzalez officially retired from professional soccer in 2009.
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you will have better knowledge of the rich athletic history of SMU. We will give two athletes per issue starting today and continuing until we reach our top five athletes. Once we narrow it down to the best of the best, we will give you the top five one at time until the semester is over.
Keep in mind, this list was compiled through numerous e-mails, complicated scientific formulas and talking monkeys. So, if at any point you think we placed someone to low or if you would like to nominate someone for consideration feel free to shoot us an e-mail.
Number 24: Juan Castillo Demetrio Teniente Sports Editor email@example.com In 2013, Juan Castillo started all five matches he played for the Mustangs during his senior season (he was sidelined most of the season with an injury). Castillo registered 13 shots (three on goal) and was named to the Jasonâ€™s Deli SMU Invitational All-Tournament Team. It was a disappointing senior year for Castillo, but he did enough in his previous three years to earn the 24th spot on our list. From 2010-2012 he played in 49 games and started 41. He also scored all 17 of his goals during those three years. During his freshman year in 2010, Castillo tied for the team league in goals with 10, four of those were game-winners. Castillo was a beast at SMU; make no mistake about it. While at SMU, he picked up 25 individual awards including 2010 Conference USA Freshman of the Year, 2011 Second Team All-Conference USA and 2012
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C-USA All-Tournament Team. Before coming to the Hilltop, Castillo was named second-team All-American, played club for Texans SCDTH, was a member of the Olympic Development Program State and Regional pools, was a member of the 2nd place team in the 2007 Disney Soccer Showcase, high school state finalists in 2010, named first team All-District, All-Region and All-State and received Newcomer of the Year honors.
Kennedy plays big in Mustangsâ€™ win over Clemson omar majzoub Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org SMU used a huge second half surge to comeback and beat Clemson in the NIT semifinals, 65-59, at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. The Mustangs were led by big man Markus Kennedy who finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and three steals on eight for 13 shooting in the game. When he wasnâ€™t in foul trouble, Kennedy was very effective against a tough and physical Clemson team in the paint. For the game, Kennedy was also five for six at the free throw line and did a great job protecting the rim on defense. There was a lot of talk about Clemson big men K.J. McDaniels and Landry Nnoko heading into the game, but it was SMUâ€™s sophomore big man who ended up stealing the headlines in New York. â€œIâ€™m really proud of my team,â€? Head Coach Larry Brown said after the game. â€œI thought the second half was the best we have played all year. This environment and this building make it the most special moment we have had at SMU.â€? Kennedy got two quick fouls
in the first half that forced him to sit the last couple minutes of the period and the Mustangs really struggled with him off the floor. The Mustangs were down 12 at halftime, but SMU has rarely been out-rebounded this season and Kennedy made sure to keep that streak alive. SMU finished with 34 total rebounds, including 12 offensive ones and out-rebounded the Tigers by eight. After starting slow, SMU outscored the Tigers 39-21 in the second half and shot 59 percent from the floor in the period to get the big victory and advance. â€œThis was for our seniors, Nick Russell and Shawn Williams, because we owe it all to them,â€? Kennedy said after. â€œSterling Brown was huge with his energy and rebounding. The way I play is owed to my teammates. â€œThey did a great job feeding off of me and knocking down shots to keep the defense honest. I didnâ€™t do it by myself. It was a team effort today.â€? With that, the Mustangs, who are now 27-9, will take on either No. 1 seed Minnesota (23-13) of the Big Ten or No. 1 seed FSU (22-13) Thursday night at Madison Square Garden in the NIT Championship game on ESPN2.
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jehadu abshiro News Writer firstname.lastname@example.org It’s April 2. That means summer will be here in a little over a month and for seniors it means graduation. You survived the Hilltop, so graduation is an excellent reason to have a party. If you plan on having an engagement party, some of this options are great as well. Here are four places where you can host your celebration. DISH, located in Cedar Spring neighborhood, offers a lounge-style upperdeck that can be reserved for a private party of $1,000. Depending
on what your budget is DISH has two other options for your shin dig. DISH will use half of the reservation to count toward food and drink costs. The drink menu offers classics, but has a great selection of specality drinks, such as their Pear Tree: A concoction made of solut pear, fleur elderflower liqueur, white cranberry, lemon, lime, simple syrup and angostura bitters. Lofty spaces might not have a restaurant attached to it but, you have to two options for your party, the patio and the loft space. The 6,000 square foot event space includes all you need except food. But hey, there is a clean up
service included. If your celebration is more chill, try the Filter Building on the south shore of White Rock Lake. The hall includes two terraces, but the venue can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,600. There is also an approved catering list, but for the view it might just be worth it. For a really quirky option try the Quixotic World Theatre House. The space is already decorated in red and black, offering a Tim Burton feel. The venue provides all your party neccesities and gives you complete control of catering. It is a great venue for 250 people or less and is located just a few minutes away from the Hilltop.
Mr. Clean artist dies at 92 Associated Press The Ohio artist who created the Mr. Clean character that became a long-lasting advertising hit has died at age 92. Fairmont Presbyterian Church in Kettering says services are planned Saturday for Harry Richard Black. The Dayton Daily News
reports Black died Sunday at his home after a brief illness. Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Co. credits Black with creating the muscular bald man who cleans things up quickly. The company chose his depiction to represent its cleaner when it launched in 1958. Mr. Clean quickly became a popular
brand and advertising character. Black also was among artists behind depictions of Smokey Bear for U.S. Forest Service fireprevention messages. The Philadelphia native opened his own studio in 1950 and did illustrations for national companies and magazines. He was a longtime educator at colleges.
TV fanatics rejoice. This week, TV premieres are airing on multiple networks. Last night alone boasted three premieres. “The Mindy Project” returned with its third season, after Mindy Kaling promoted the show’s premiere with a countdown on her Instagram. “E! News” veteran Giuliana
Rancic and her husband Bill premiered their seventh season of “Giuliana & Bill,” including their blond-haired tot, Duke. The famous 19 faces of the Duggar family premiered yet another (its eighth) season of “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC. Tomorrow on TLC, “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” will premiere its third season. Expect bigger, more colorful and even more eccentric dresses to walk down the TLC aisle. Sunday is perhaps the single-
most impressive night for T.V. this week, as the 49th Annual American Country Music Awards and the long-awaited “Game of Thrones” air. Get excited for the “Mad Men” finale season premiere on April 13. The show’s sixth season ended in June, so to all “Mad Men” fans out there, don’t fret. Season seven will return within the month. For a full schedule of TV premieres this month, visit meteoritic.com.
Cable ONE drops 15 channels associated press Do you want your MTV? Well, you’re going to go some place besides Cable ONE to seek that channel because of Cable ONE’s contract dispute with Viacom. Cable ONE announced late Monday that Viacom “forced” the cable provider to remove the following Viacom networks from their lineup following the expiration of the Cable ONE/ Viacom contract on Monday: BET, Centric, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, MTV Hits, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nick Teen, Nick Toons, Spike, TV LAND, VH-1 and VH-1 Classic. “Despite the fact that viewing
is down on 12 of Viacom’s networks, some by as much as 30 percent since 2010, Viacom demanded an increase greater than 100 percent to carry all 15 of their channels,” stated Cable ONE President & CEO Tom Might in a release. “We asked for a price reduction because of their declining viewership and they refused. We also asked to drop the less popular networks and only carry the networks our customers really watch, and the rate they demanded was even higher. That means we would have to pay more, for fewer channels.” Might said that based on Viacom’s “unrealistic demands, their declining network ratings and customer feedback,” Cable ONE let these networks go and expects
to add many highly-rated networks customers have been requesting and expand the carriage of others, such as BBC America, Sprout, The Blaze, Hallmark Channel, National Geographic, Investigation Discovery, TV One, Sundance and more. “Our customers understand that we’re fighting to deliver quality TV programming at a reasonable price, and sometimes that means changing our channel line-up,” Might stated in the release. “The customer feedback we’ve received throughout these negotiations overwhelmingly told us that customers supported bringing in new channels as opposed to keeping and paying more for the large number of Viacom channels that they just don’t watch.”
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