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Japan searches for bodies Nearly a month after Japan’s 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, officials have begun searching for bodies in the area around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Around 1,000 police officers and soldiers began the search, covered from head-to-toe in protective gear. Officials say 15,000 people are still missing in Japan and about 4,200 are from the evacuation zone.

Ivory Coast conflict continues Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo continues to refuse to step down to the man who was democratically elected to succeed him. Though predictions said he would fall on Wednesday, Gbagbo remains holed up in his presidential compound in Abidjan. French forces rescued the Japanese ambassador Thursday because his residence was being used as a vantage point for Gbagbo’s gunmen.

Gaddafi writes to end war Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has asked President Obama in a three- page letter to act to stop NATO’s campaign against his regime. In the letter he addressed Obama as, “Our dear son, Excellency, Baraka Hussein Abu oumama” and said he backed the president’s reelection campaign. Gaddafi called NATO’s campaign “unjust” and requested a cease-fire. The White House confirmed receipt of the letter but gave no indication that it intended to act on it.

YouTube to become Internet TV Google is set to begin the overhaul on YouTube so it’s a better fit for Internet-compatible televisions. The website will introduce “channels” to its homepage that group videos under cate-gories like arts and sports. Some channels will include professionally produced programming and Google plans to invest $100 million in commissioning original content.

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Vice President-Elect Alex Ehmke, from left, Secretary-Elect Martha Poole and President-Elect Austin Prentice pose for the Daily Campus Thursday evening.

Prentice, Ehmke win in runoffs Student Body Officers finalized for 2011-2012 By MEREDITH SHAMBURGER Online Editor mshamburge@smu.edu

Austin Prentice and Alex Ehmke were elected Student Body President and Vice President Thursday evening after initial balloting forced a run-off election. Run-off elections are held when no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote. Prentice, the current Student Body Vice-President, won the SBP office over current Student Body Secretary Katie Perkins. “The first thing that went through my mind was just thanking those that supported me and thanking Katie for running a great race,” Prentice said. “I’m just really excited to see what this produces for SMU next year.”

Prentice garnered 257 more votes than Perkins, with 1,179 votes to 922. He says right now his plan is to do the things he put on his platform. “That’s also just reacting and just listening to the student body of SMU, but I’m going to do what I said I was going to do,” Prentice said. Ehmke, a current Dedman II senator, won the SBVP office over former Membership Chair Roza Essaw. Ehmke received 273 more votes than Essaw, with 1,213 votes to Essaw’s 940. Ehmke said he was “eager to do the things that are important to the student body” and that he was “really excited about getting to work.” Prentice and Ehmke join Student Body Secretary-Elect Martha Pool as

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940 the 2011-12 Student Body Officers. Essaw won a seat in the general elections, which means that she will

PERSONAL FINANCE

Playing it safe with identity theft By MARK AGNEW Contributing Writer magnew@smu.edu

Whether or not you’ve been a victim of identity theft, everyone can do a few things to stay on guard to protect their finances. It happens all the time – you’re out at a bar or a party and the next thing you know, you can’t find your wallet. There’s nothing worse for a man than the feeling you get in your stomach when you realize you were stupid enough to put your wallet in your back pocket. If you decide to take the full-blown bi-fold, be sure to keep it in your front pocket. And ladies – take a wristlet and don’t let it leave your person. This will prevent you from dumping your valuables and forgetting them wherever you decide to sit down for a conversation. Better yet, why not just take your ID and cash when you go out? While you may lose some cash in the worst case scenario, you won’t have to endure the headache of cancelling cards and replacing them. This may not be the most realistic option, but it’s probably the safest. It is a good idea to keep a photocopy of all your IDs and cards in the case of theft. Scan the document and make it password protected. If anything

be a 2011-12 Meadows Senator. Perkins did not seek a general election seat. Prentice thinks Ehmke “is going to do a phenomenal job as Vice-President.” “I think he’s passionate,” he said. “I think he’s really driven to make sure Student Senate runs efficiently and communicates what’s going on with the student body.” Ehmke also had kind words for Prentice. “I’ve looked up to him as VicePresident this entire year really,” Ehmke said, “and I’ve always thought that he and Jake were a fantastic team. I think that he and myself and Martha will make a fantastic team as well.”

SMU’s curriculum will undergo a monumental redevelopment in just over one year. Come fall 2012, the current General Education Curriculum (GEC) will be replaced with the new University Curriculum (UC). Associate Dean for general education Dennis Cordell presented a report on the new curriculum at the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. The General Education Review Committee crafted the new proposal that focuses on preparing students for graduation in the 21st century. “The new curriculum really addresses some of the things that have been difficult for students,” said Vicki Hill, director at the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center. “We’re interested more in what did you learn, not where did you learn it.” The new curriculum will allow students to satisfy general education, electives, majors and minors in a variety of places. “It will help encourage students to think in an interdisciplinary way so that what [students] learn in one course, can be thought about and applied in another course,” assistant dean for the University Curriculum Shelley Berg said. There will be a principle of double counting credits as long as the course meets the specified learning outcomes. “It takes away that wall that’s right now between GEC and your major,” Cordell said. The student learning outcomes have not yet been approved and are still being drafted. The Academic Affairs Committee also proposed to move toward change of proposed standing charges and additional charges of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education. Faculty Senate voted in favor of the changes. Academic Affairs also recommended changes in length of student probationary period. Currently, students on academic probation are allotted one semester to raise their GPAs to 2.0. This impacts students depending on the semester in which they are put on academic probation. Professor William Bridge proposed the academic probation period to be extended to one full calendar year. Senate voted all in favor of the change.

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Per onal Finan e ever happens, you will have the information handy to communicate to your bank. Save the bank customer service numbers in your cell phone so you can take immediate action, assuming you don’t lose your phone. Typically it can take a few days to replace your card. Banks will often give you a temporary card, but you may want to keep a stash of cold hard cash handy at home. Another form of identity theft that could easily go unnoticed takes place online. Be sure to monitor charges and report suspicious activity to your bank immediately. Don’t save credit card information online. If you have credit cards, check out your credit history to make sure everything is accurate. You are entitled to one free credit report once a year. Go to www. annualcreditreport.com to see if there is anything fishy going on.

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A “Musical Medley” will fill McFarlin Auditorium Friday night as the annual Sing Song performance takes the stage. Each of the six teams had to choose a genre of music and write an original musical using songs from the category. “This year the groups had a lot more freedom. There were countless songs to choose from within each genre, so groups were not as confined as they have been in years past,” Kate Herman, the vice president of programming for Sing Song, said. “They really had to use their imagination to think of an original plot.” Beta Theta Pi and Alpha Chi Omega have created a story within the soundtrack genre; Beta Upsilon Chi and Tri Delta a funk piece; Gamma Phi Beta and the Lyle School of Engineering a jazz piece; and Kappa Alpha Order and Delta Gamma a Motown story. Sigma Phi Epsilon and Pi Beta Phi will give a Broadway performance and Senatus Populusque Romanus, a group made up of Virginia Snider residents, will perform a piece from the Latin genre. “I think each group holds the potential to walk away with first place,”

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Student members of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and the Lyle School of Engineering perform “The Best is Yet to Come” during a dress rehearsal for the 2011 production, Sing Song Musical Medleys.

Sing Song Chair Jonathan Machemehl said. “This year the groups have made entertaining and original stories for the audience to enjoy.” Previously, judges have picked the winner of the competition, but Machemehl and his committee changed things up. “This year we have added audience involvement in the judgment process,” Machemehl said. “I cannot say exactly how this will be done until the show but

the audience’s opinion will be heard.” At the end of the night, the top three groups will walk away with a prize. The emcee for Sing Song 2011 is senior Nick Cains. Guest performances from the Mustang Mavericks and Trigg Magic will also take place during the course of the evening. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $12 with a student ID, $15 without. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium.


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Retail Club hosts Fair brings international modern fashion show, art to Dallas this weekend industry panel By SARAH BRAY Style Editor sabray@smu.edu

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If you’re tired of the oversized sweaters and scarves of winter and ready for some spring fashion inspiration, you won’t have to look any further than the SMU campus this weekend. The SMU Retail Club is bringing the runway to Meadow’s Museum Saturday as they host their annual Spring Fashion Show. The show will highlight the incredible talents of local designers as well as SMU students who have launched their own lines. Twenty student will model pieces from designers Brianna Kavon, Ashley Featherston, Sarah Jones, Julie Michel, SMU alumnae Amber Venz and Elizabeth Carlock, SMU junior Ali Grace and additional apparel from SMU alum-owned boutique Betty Cupcake. “I am so excited to really use the resources we have as members of SMU’s Retail Club to pull together a fantastic show,” Shelby Foster, President of the Retail Club, said. Foster hopes the fashion show will

give the Retail Club a strong presence in the Dallas fashion community and call attention to the innate sense of style on the SMU campus. The runway show starts at 6 p.m. but guests are invited to come an hour early to learn more about the fashion industry through a preshow panel at 5 p.m. The panel will feature SMU graduates who work in some facet of the fashion industry. Panelists include Neiman Marcus Publicist Apryl Churchill, PaperCity Magazine Assistant Editor Christina Geyer, Daily Candy Dallas Editor and Dallas Flea Founder Brittany Edwards Cobb and President of SageBerry Consulting Steve Dennis. SMU graduate student Justin Smith, also known as DJ Zoo, will be providing the music at the event. There is no admission charge, making it a rare opportunity for fashion-minded students to network and learn more about the industry from SMU graduates and Dallas designers.

Art dealers, collectors and enthusiasts are in Dallas this weekend for the third annual Dallas Art Fair. The event that mirrors the famed Miami Art Basel features contemporary and modern art from over 70 exhibitors. Notable galleries in attendance include New York’s Andrew Edlin Gallery, San Francisco’s Anthony Meier Fine Arts, St. Louis’ William Shearburn

Gallery and London’s Stuart Shave Modern Art. Seventeen Texas-based exhibitors from Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Marfa and Austin will also be partaking in the fair. “Hope,” a recent polishedaluminium sculpture by pop artist Robert Indiana will be in the Houstonbased Colton & Farb Gallery booth and works by Daniel Blagg can be found in Fort Worth’s Artspace 111 booth. Dallas dealers Barry Whistler Gallery, Conduit Gallery, Holly

photographer William John Kennedy’s early 1960s photographs of never before seen images of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana. Following the film will be a panel discussion with Andy Warhol’s former colleague and superstar Ultra Violet and photographer William John Kennedy. A student three-day pass to the event is $30. The Dallas Art Fair runs today through Sunday at the Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave. Tickets can be purchased online at www.DallasArtFair.com or at the door.

BOOK REVIEW

Author signs new book ‘Consider It Done’ in Dallas By GRACE DAVIS Contributing Writer gdavis@smu.edu

On Wednesday at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Park , author and organizational extraordinaire Julie Subotky signed her first book, “Consider It Done,” or Dallas residents. Subotky is the founder and CEO of the New York-based business Consider It Done. Her business helps people with all types of tasks, ranging from moving out of their apartment to finding the perfect

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gift for their spouse. “It wasn’t a known business at the time but once I realized it was a need, I just turned it into a business” Subotky said of how her business began 15 years ago. The book by the same name features a multitude of how-to’s for readers based on the personal experiences of her client’s crazy requests. She decided to write a book to teach people to be resourceful and empower them so they can accomplish tasks they need to be done. Her advice to students who want to start their own

business, “Do it! Take a risk! Especially students who don’t have a lot to lose.” She urges students not to think they have to have funding or even a completed business plan to create their own career. “Consider It Done” provides a helpful, and often comical, read for any student overwhelmed with an impossible task. “Consider It Done” is available on Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble.

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Program Council presents Sing Song: “Musical Medleys” in McFarlin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Ethereal Dances by the Meadows Chorale in Caruth Auditorium at 8 p.m.

Kevin Rank Graduate Percussion Recital in O’Donnell Recital Hall at 2 p.m.

Casting Call for SMU Feature Length Thriller in Umphrey Lee at 9 a.m.

Lisa Storm Elective Cello Recital in O’Donnell Recital Hall at 4 p.m.

Zachary Reaves Senior Cello Recital in Caruth Auditorium at 1:30 p.m.

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Johnson Gallery and Cris Worley Fine Arts will also have pieces on display. In addition to art, the Dallas Art Fair will offer panel discussions throughout the weekend with conversations led by art experts, international collectors, cultural institution directors and educators. A public screening of the documentary film “Full Circle: Before They Were Famous” will be shown in association with the Dallas Art Fair today and Saturday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m. The film follows fine art

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SUNDAY April 10

6:07 p.m. Fire Alarm: Pi Kappa Alpha/3035 Dyer Street. A police officer was dispatched to a trouble alarm. It was determined the fire alarm was malfunctioning. The SMU fire safety officer was contacted. The fire panel would not reset and a technician was contacted for repairs. The officer cleared with no further incident. Closed.

APRIL 6 9:48 a.m. Failure to Leave Identification: Meadows Museum Parking Garage/5900 Bishop Blvd. A student reported her vehicle was struck and damaged while parked at this location. No contact information was left at the scene. Open.

APRIL 7 1:31 p.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor/Possession of Fictitious License or ID: 3100 Dyer Street. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Office for underage drinking and for possessing a fake ID. Closed.


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As if Dallas didn’t already have a bad rap for the size of its citizens, the Heart Attack Grill will soon make sure our city stays on “Men’s Health” Annual List of Fattest Cities. Opening May 13 downtown, this new grill will give you and your arteries something to talk about. Options on the menu include a Quadruple Bypass Burger and Flatliner Fries deep-fried in pure lard. Don’t forget to wash everything down with a nice Rachel McCartha cold Butterfat Milkshake, which is advertised to contain the world’s highest butterfat content. Seeing these descriptions on a menu alarms anyone with an elementary education. I find the employee doctor and nurse uniforms and restaurant motto “Taste Worth Dying For,” most disturbing. This unethical company has created quite a buzz with its goals and policies. According to its website, www.heartattackgrill.com, if you weigh over 350 pounds, you eat for free. When Dallas Morning News reporter Melissa Repko interviewed owner Jon Basso, he claimed “he’s fighting obesity with ‘shock value.’” Basso’s 600-pound spokesman, Blair River, died earlier this month at the young age of 29. Basso responded by saying, “You knew he wasn’t going to hit 80.” This surreal scenario will soon become a little too real for our city. I strongly believe that an establishment such as this should not be allowed to have its doors open for business. When deciding to open a restaurant, an owner should assume responsibility for the food being served on their tables. Ethics go against all policies Basso has implemented at the grill. What confuses me the most is lack of government intervention. On the Dallas Food Protection and Education Division website you will find that their restaurant inspection division “aims to promote healthy people and healthy communities through education and regulation of food service establishments.” If this mission statement was actually implemented, the Heart Attack Grill would not stand a chance of getting permit to operate its business. Thinking about the other side of the situation, many believe it should be the responsibility of the individual person to choose what food he puts into his body. Yes, this is a valid point, but allowing restaurants with such an immoral message to open its doors in our city only encourages obesity. Basso loves the attention he receives from opening a restaurant with such a racy message. Currently, Basso has been in contact with TV networks to shoot a reality show about his business. Most networks have declined his offer because of the message the show sends. I think a restaurant owner that cares more about fame and fortune and less about the quality of the food should not have a permit to operate his business in our city. With Dallas’ current problem of obesity, I believe we need to stand together and choose to not to dine at the Heart Attack Grille. If the restaurant receives no business, it will be forced to close its doors. Of course, everyone indulges from time- to-time and eats food with high-calorie and fat content, and I think we should. But to open a restaurant that encourages its customers to get to a weight that can lead to death should not be considered ethical. Rachel McCartha is a sophomore communications studies and advertising double major. She can be reached for comments or questions at rmccartha@smu.edu.

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What’s for lunch? What did you have for breakfast? What are your plans for dinner? All of these questions stem Drew Konow from one of the most basic human questions, namely, how will I nourish my body and sustain my life. For most of us, answering these questions and finding proper nourishment comes with relative ease and simplicity. For many, however, answering those three fundamental questions with a nutritious or substantive response is a serious challenge. No, I do not refer to people starving in an underdeveloped country. Rather, I’m talking about people right here in Dallas county who live day-today without access to the proper nutritive foods. As SMU students, when we’re deciding how to nourish our bodies, we are graced with a number of options. Well-equipped grocery stores, health food stores, and healthy dining options abound. We literally live in an suburban oasis of health-conscious,

nutritious abundance. If you picked a paper up on campus, you could easily walk to at least three grocery stores and find a cornucopia of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, grains and breads. Our food community is one of exceptional abundance. This is simply not the case for many of our Dallasite neighbors. Abundance, nutrition and healthy options do not permeate Dallas entirely. Residents in South and West Dallas especially face a lack of nutritious options. Between the two communities there is only one grocery store. Health food stores and, indeed, any healthy dining options do not exist. These Dallasites, our neighbors, do not have access to the proper nutritive resources. The only options they’re given are unhealthy, quick fixes. These neighborhoods abound with fast food chains, convenience stores and unhealthy restaurants. Yet, they still must answer that same basic question of how to sustain their lives. The answers they arrive at are along the lines of “Cheetos for breakfast,” “McDonalds for lunch” and “no dinner.” Of course, some community members do seek out healthy options. Yet, this often requires traveling longer distances, spending more time on purchasing foods and spending more

money on foods. Unlike the oasis of food choices available in our community, these Dallasites live in what’s called a “food desert” (no, not dessert). Technically, this is defined as a place with no grocery store or supermarket within a one mile radius. Almost all of West and South Dallas is considered to be in a food desert. For most, having access to healthy food options is an essential component to quality of life. How can one sustain and nourish one’s body if there are no resources with which to do so? How can you adhere to the food pyramid and eat off the dollar menu? How can you receive essential vitamins and nutrients or control your cholesterol while dining in a convenient store? These are some of the challenges faced by those living in food deserts. Indeed, this reality severely contrasts most of our experiences of access to food. It also seems to be another chapter in the lengthy history of resource segregation in Dallas. On the level of a community, it also presents serious challenges to creating and developing both unity and empowerment. How can you take pride in your community when lack of food access condemns children to childhood obesity, adults to premature death and

all groups to overall lack of health? Why would you trust or participate in government if the most basic of needs, namely nutrition, is not even met in your community? Undoubtedly, lack of food access affects more than just one’s nutrition. Its effects spill over into all elements of life. Perhaps most importantly, however, are the questions of ethics and morality that surround this issue. Is unequal access to food just? Are the haves responsible to advocate for the havenots? Who decides who deserves access to food? If you are interested in exploring these and many other questions around food deserts and the food ethics, please join the Maguire Center’s Ethics Design Team for the Food Ethics Symposium. The event will be on April 14 and will include a Symposium presenting undergraduate research from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Atriums. There will also be a banquet from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom West. Drew Konow is a senior religious studies, foreign languages and literatures major. He can be reached for comments or questions at dkonow@smu.edu.

BYU respecting rules or religious obligation? Suspension of basketball player elicits debate By Nicole Jacobsen Contributing Writer

On March 4, Brandon Davies, a sophomore student at Brigham Young University, was suspended from the school’s basketball team not for selling a jersey or championship ring in exchange for a tattoo, not for accepting a new car from school boosters, and definitely not for driving drunk. Instead, Davies was suspended for violating the school’s honor code and having premarital sex with his girlfriend of several years. BYU, a private school affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, requires students to “live a chaste and virtuous life.” Simply put, unless Davies put a ring on it, he’s not allowed to engage in any form of sexual activity while enrolled at the university. Really? In most locker rooms Davies would be high-fived and congratulated by his teammates but at BYU he’s been painted with a scarlet letter. He was suspended from the team for the remainder of the season as the No. 8 Cougars prepared to take on TCU Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Championships. While several other universities violate not only school honor codes but also NCAA rules on an almostdaily basis, the actions taken against

Davies are extreme. The Cougars’ honor code also states students are to “abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse; and attend church regularly.” Dropping any profanity is also strictly forbidden and grounds for removal, but I highly doubt that Davies would be suspended if “damn” escaped his lips after a missed shot. I commend the university for sticking to university principles, and other schools around the country could (and should) take note when it comes to punishing offenders, but not when it comes to dictating how an athlete’s personal life should be lived. However, BYU did slip up in allowing Davies to sit on the bench with his team for the final game of the season; however his name is no longer listed on the team’s official roster. If that’s not a contradiction, I don’t know what is. The issue raises the question that if BYU, a school that has only recently emerged as a strong sports school, were to suddenly fall under investigation for a more serious rule infringement, would the university stand behind the honor code as diligently as it has in the case with Davies? Or would it feign innocence until proven guilty as so many other schools across the country do? When Ohio State failed to suspend five players from the Sugar Bowl for selling team paraphernalia in exchange

for tattoos, Buckeye Nation rallied behind the NCAA turning a blind eye to the violations. At USC, Reggie Bush was forced to turn in his Heisman Trophy after it was discovered that he was receiving money under the table from boosters. At the time, the school and head coach “failed to notice” what was really going on and only acknowledged what had happened after Bush and the coach had moved on. But how did BYU even find out about Davies’ actions? I find it very unlikely that Davies turned himself in, although he did admit to his actions when confronted by head coach Dave Rose. Did a teammate snitch? Did the girlfriend get mad and turn her back on him? In other instances that involve athletes getting caught, but not necessarily getting punished, where does the university and NCAA need to draw the line in what is truly offensive compared to just an honor code violation? In the case of Ohio State, USC and Cam Newton at Auburn, these players’ actions truly harmed the reputation of the respective programs, but whom did Davies hurt by engaging in an activity that is sure to still occur on such a religious campus? If BYU officials are going to suspend Davies for having sex with his girlfriend, they might as well surrender the rest of the season, as I’m sure more than one player has taken a sip of caffeine or

uttered a profanity in the span of the six-month season. Since Davies’ suspension, the team has managed to cling to a Top 10 ranking but do not tout the powerhouse offensive performances they were known for early in the season. Now, not only is Davies paying the price for his actions but the team, student body and Cougar community are also suffering as the team fell from being the No. 3 team in the country to No. 8 heading into the conference tournament. Prior to his suspension, Davies averaged 11 points and six rebounds per game as the team’s third-best scorer and leader on the boards. While it is still unclear if Davies will be allowed to remain at BYU (and this late in the game, if nothing has been said, it’s safe to say he’s staying), the coach is confident he will return to next year’s starting lineup. Again, good job BYU on standing by your beliefs but let’s see you fulfill the same promise to punish a player when it’s the football team’s starting quarterback carrying the team to a bowl game. Nicole Jacobsen is a senior journalism and advertising double major. She can be reached for comment or questions at njacobse@smu.edu.


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Legendary SMU coach Hyndman now success for FC Dallas By BRAD NAMDAR

Contributing Writer bradnamdar@yahoo.com

Schellas Hyndman is more than a coach and a legacy at SMU. He is a man who has accomplished much, and will always be remembered at SMU. Hyndman was born in Macau, China in 1949 to a Russian-French mother, and a Portuguese father. In 1957, while China was just in eight years of Communism control, Hyndman and his family had to leave the country in the cargo hold of a ship. Once an American, Hyndman had to face adversity in his life such as: his father passing away, language barriers, and his mother remarrying. However, he found a way to cope. “Sports and martial arts was an escape for me,” Hyndman said. Hyndman was a very talented athlete in high school, playing football and soccer and practicing martial arts. His high school coaches are the ones who ultimately inspired him to become a coach. “Bob Costello and George Pavalakos were my coaches at Vandalia- Butler High School. They always cared about me and were really the ones who inspired me to be a coach,” Hyndman said.

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Following high school, Hyndman earned a soccer scholarship at Eastern Illinois University and earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1973. After graduation, Hyndman played one season of professional soccer for the Cincinnati Comets, but his calling for coaching then took him to Murray State University. “While I was at Murray State I was earning my master’s degree in physical education, and coaching the men’s soccer team,” Hyndman said. Upon earning his masters degree in 1975, Hyndman received a job at Escola Graduada in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1976. “Escola Graduada is an American/English speaking school for people who wanted their children to earn an American diploma, and I was also coaching indoor/outdoor soccer at the school,” Hyndman said. “Though, at Sao Paulo I got a wonderful opportunity to be an ‘Estagio’ [coaching apprentice] at Sao Paulo Futebol Club.” At Sao Paulo, Hyndman gained valuable experience and memories. “I’ll never forget my first day, Pele was leaving to the states to play for the Cosmos,” Hyndman said. “I met him and he took out his number 10 jersey for Brazil from his car, signed it for me, and it’s hanging in my

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It was only a matter of time before this SMU coach went to the professional level. On June 16, 2008, Hyndman signed with Major League Soccer team FC Dallas. “It’s hard for me to drive by SMU sometimes because SMU is my baby, I developed the program there, and I miss being around the college environment, games, events, young students, academics and everything. Though, I’m very happy with what I have done there, life is about accepting the next challenge,” Hyndman said. “Professional soccer is a different world from college soccer, though I think I have the hang of it now.” Last year at FC Dallas, Hyndman took the team all the way to the MLS Cup Finals and was the MLS Coach of the Year. A huge reason for Hyndman’s ‘never give up’ attitude and success is his passion for martial arts.

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Hyndman is a 10th degree black belt and still practices Ju-Jitsu today at the age of 61. “It’s a huge part of who I am, and I love what it teaches you,” Hyndman said. Hyndman’s martial arts mentor is Dr. Sacharanoski, who is one of the biggest names in the martial arts world. “He is one of the people in my life that is a huge inspiration to me,” Hyndman said. Hyndman stressed how martial arts not only teaches you discipline, but self-confidence as well. This is something crucial that he transcends to his soccer players. “If you believe it, you can achieve it, they believe they are better,” Hyndman said. “I don’t miss a beat or anything because of martial arts.”

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Saoirse Ronan talks first action film: ‘Hanna’ By CHASE WADE Assc. A&E Edtior cdwade@smu.edu

With bleach blonde hair and a gravely disposition, Hollywood upand-comer Saoirse Ronan tackles the role of a ruthless assassin in the movie “Hanna.” The film follows the title character, who after being equipped with the right skills from her ex-CIA father,

is sent across Europe to carry out a mission. Starring box-office favorites like Cate Blanchette and Eric Bana, “Hanna’s” Ronan took the opportunity of working with seasoned actors to study their on set habits and techniques. “Eric and I have this brother and sister relationship, we are always messing with each other,” Ronan

said. “Cate is probably the most interesting one to talk about. She is really focused and professional, you can see that she really cares about what she does.” The film’s director, Joe Wright, is no stranger to working with Ronan. The two teamed up previously on the Oscar-nominated film “Atonement.” Ronan scored an individual nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. “We had a great experience when we worked on ‘Atonement,’ we always had a really good relationship,” Ronan said. “He never treated me like a kid, even when I was 12 years old. I could see in myself that I had definitely grown as an actor, Joe noticed that too.” Ronan was approached with “Hanna” long before the project had a director and suggested Wright for the job. “Joe and I have this running joke now that I am the only way he gets jobs,” Ronan said. Filmed across the bulk of Europe, “Hanna’s” scenes span the continent from Finland to Germany to Morocco.

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Saiorse Ronan shown in a scene from “Hanna.” Ronan had to dye her hair and eyebrows for the film.

“Every film that I’ve been in so far has been in really interesting locations,” Roanan said. “Everyone on set was excited to film in Morocco, but I had filmed there. I knew what to expect. It was the Sahara desert and it is a tough place to be.” Citing acting inspirations like Uma Thurman’s the Bride in the “Kill Bill” series, “Hanna” was Ronan’s first action film. Requiring an enormous amount

of physical labor and training, Ronan was drawn to the physical challenge the film introduced. “I always like to do something different,” Ronan said. “I’ve always been quite an athletic person so I knew that it would be both fun and tough work. It makes you really focused when you have pieces to learn.” With a character as complex as Hanna, Ronan describes the

character as “quite interesting and a bit weird.” “It was quite important that I had to wipe my own memory,” Ronan said. “Hanna never really lived a life. I think it really helped to portray the innocence and naïve aspects of her personality.” Drawn to the project by its script alone, Ronan describes what usually leads her to her latest projects. “I love a well written script,” Ronan said. “I think I feel it in my gut when something is interesting and I am passionate about. I always find that if I read a script and catch myself thinking about it hours later, then it is something that I like.” Receiving high marks from the bulk of critics, “Hanna” is well on its way to becoming the spring’s biggest box-office surprise. With such high praise coming from the film, Ronan claims that a sequel hasn’t been ruled out. “I think it would be really interesting to do a sequel, a lot of people have been asking me about it,” Ronan said. “I think if they were able to develop the character as well as they did in the first one, then a sequel would be great to do.” “Hanna” opens nationwide Friday.


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