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Members of Pi Beta Phi sorority and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity perform during the 2012 Sing Song competition.
Sing Song goes modern Kian Hervey Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org During the day, McFarlin Auditorium stands silent. The open balcony and floor seats are empty; the stage lights are dark and dull. The grand curtain, ornate with sparkling gold and rich red, hangs low, hiding the main stage. But come nighttime, around 8 p.m., the curtain lifts and the show begins. Seats will be packed and lights will be bright, and the historic building will come alive with a SMU tradition that’s been running 26 years strong. Tonight, Sing Song returns like audiences have never seen it before. Hosted by Program Council, Sing Song 2014 “POP ICONS” features SMU groups Chi Omega, Sigma Chi, Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Beta Upsilon Chi, Lyle Engineering, Theta Tau, Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Alpha Order. “With the vibrant theme this year,
[the show]’s packed full of hilarity, energy and unexpected plots and story lines,” Program Council Communications Chair Samantha Liles said. Sing Song Chair Charlie Weber came up with the pop music theme back in August. The “POP ICON” theme required each of the five teams performing to choose an artist from the last decade to celebrate. The team’s skits and musical numbers will include hits by Britney Spears, Beyonce, Pink, Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus. The team that rocks the stage the most and receives the most votes, will win the annual competition. “The enduring aspect of Sing Song is that it brings groups from all parts of campus together in friendly, fun competition,” Liles said. “It’s a great place for students to interact with other students they normally wouldn’t have, or to stretch the boundaries of what they thought possible.”
Program Council President Geenah Krisht didn’t think it was possible to get thousands of people excited about the traditional Sing Song event. Social media has helped Program Council spread the word about the modern “POP ICON” theme and increase student engagement. “Social media has definitely allowed us to reach a much wider audience. Some of our posts have reached over 25,000 views… something I thought was unheard of,” she said. “Our Sing Song Facebook campaign has reached over 40,000 people now.” Program Council launched a photo contest on Facebook contest March 31. The performing team with the most photo likes receives an extra five points to their total score. At time of publication, Team Ke$ha with almost 1,700 likes was in the lead. “Our expectations about the contest have been shattered already,”
Liles said. “Social media has made a tremendous impact on the promotion of the event so far.” Huge promotion has led to huge ticket sales. All week, representatives of Program Council have sold tickets at the Hughes-Trigg Crossing for $10 each. Non-student tickets are $12 each and both ticket prices increase at the door. “Anyone can buy tickets online at www.smu.edu/singsong or at the crossing,” Krisht said. “We are hoping for a sold-out show, so students should not wait for lastminute tickets at the door.” Students who can’t get tickets to the show can follow POP ICONS on Twitter and Instagram via the hashtag #SingSong. Follow Program Council on Twitter and Instagram at SMUPC. Visit Program Council on Facebook to vote for your favorite team before Friday at 8 p.m and follow the group on Spotify for a special “POP ICON” preview playlist.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, a White House official said Thursday. Her resignation comes just over a week after the end of the first enrollment period for the Obamacare law. While the opening weeks of the rollout were marred by website woes, the administration rebounded strongly by enrolling more than 7 million people in the new insurance marketplaces. Sebelius’ resignation following her five-year tenure in Obama’s Cabinet comes as the White House seeks to rebound from the politically damaging launch of the health care law. But it could also set the stage for a contentious election-year confirmation hearing to replace her, as Republicans seek to make the health law the centerpiece of their efforts to retake the Senate in the November midterm contests. In a sign that the White House is seeking to avoid a nomination fight, the official said the president was tapping Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of
Management and Budget, to replace Sebelius. Burwell was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for current post. The official was not authorized to discuss Sebelius’ resignation ahead of the formal announcement and requested anonymity. Sebelius, the former governor of Kansas, has been one of Obama’s longest-serving Cabinet officials. She was instrumental in shepherding the health care law through Congress in 2010 and implementing its initial components, including a popular provision that allow young people to stay on their parents insurance plans until age 26. But Sebelius’ relationship with the White House frayed during last fall’s rollout of the insurance exchanges that are at the center of the sweeping overhaul. The president and his top advisers said they were frustrated by what they considered to be a lack of information from HHS over the extent of the website troubles. In the months before the exchanges opened, Sebelius assured lawmakers and the public that new health insurance markets would open on time
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SMU News and Communications Founders’ Day Weekend, April 10-13, is a big package at SMU this year, combining time-honored traditional events, fun community activities, and a new performance program, Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU, spotlighting faculty, students, staff and alumni. Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Greer Garson Theatre in the Owen Arts Center and is open to everyone. Tickets for alumni and the general public are $15 and available here. SMU students, faculty and staff may register here for discounted tickets at $5 apiece. The program features compelling stories and demonstrations from 16 SMU faculty, staff, alumni and student
speakers on topics ranging from NSA wiretapping, to civil rights, to a whimsical exercise in giant origami. A break is built into the program, allowing the audience to meet speakers and start the conversations that are the hallmark of the TEDxSMU experience.
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Special events, free and open to the whole family, will open the SMU campus to the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12. At SMU’s Meadows Museum, activities will complement the current exhibition “Sorolla and America,” allowing children to paint outdoors, learn traditional Spanish dances and take part in a multi-sensory game
Baylor University first-year Xavier Adams wants to be a youth pastor after he graduates from Baylor and then seminary. His father is a pastor in Kansas City, Kan. where he is from, but it wasn’t his dad’s vocation that led him into the ministry. “I was adopted and then my birth-mother died,” Adams said. “It got me thinking about the big questions like life, death, fairness and why anyone would want to do any good if there is no God.” A 2012 study by University of California Berkeley
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A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality. “They swung open for you and they swung open for me,” he said. “That’s why I’m standing here today. Obama spoke at the end of a three-day summit commemorating the landmark law that ended racial discrimination CHRISTOPHER SAUL / The Daily Campus
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Students diet for summer Genevieve Edgell Food Editor firstname.lastname@example.org SMU sophomore and advertising major Sydney Maners started her three day cleanse on Wednesday, in pursuit of a bikiniready body with summer only a couple months away. Besides Dedman Center becoming noticeably more crowded, students like Maners are making changes to their eating habits as they get in shape for soaking up the sun. Students like Maners often start cleanses or diets with inspiration from social media. Websites like Pinterest are beneficial sources for finding simple at-home recipes for low calorie diets or liquid cleanses. “My roommate and I are both doing a cleanse [that] I found on Pinterest. It’s a basic smoothie cleanse where I make it at home… a lot cheaper compared to other cleanses,” at only $50 for the entire three days instead of the average $150, explained Maners. Maners also shops at Trader Joe’s and Central Market, which she said helps her choose healthier groceries. Yet figuring out where to start when it comes to changing
familiar eating habits, especially on a college campus, can be difficult. SMU sophomore and marketing major Marissa Mathews explained that when getting ready for bikini season she tries to avoid eating dessert but as for meals, “it’s hard to change diets when limited by on campus food.” However, SMU Dining Services has made changes to offer healthier alternatives on campus including vegetarian options offered every day at all dining service locations. It was only two years ago that RFoC at Umphrey Lee didn’t have a gluten-free station, but now healthy initiative signs are found in front of places like Café 100 and P.O.D. at the Bonelli. According to SMU’s Dietitian, Lauren Hickman RD/LD, Dining Services offer other ways to stick to a healthy eating lifestyle like opting for lean proteins and “limiting higher fat condiments, such as cheese, sour cream, mayo and ranch dressing.” SMU has also adopted the Healthy for Life initiative which promises to, “reduce the amounts of sodium and unhealthy fats in our recipes,” according to the CampusDish website. CampusDish also has a mobile
app that allows students to look up today’s menus that include calorie and nutritional information. First-year marketing major Alex Porter makes eating changes when he’s dining at RFoC around springtime. “I try to avoid the buffet style areas because there you can easily load up on a massive amount of food,” Porter said. For students who usually eat off campus and do not have a meal plan, there are online resources with simple suggestions. Boards on Pinterest like “GlutenFree” by William Sonoma, “Gluten Free Recipes” by Foodista and “Gluten-Free Zone” by Whole Foods Market Cooking offer hundreds of recipes for those who want to jump on the gluten free wagon. Mathews said she notices a change in her roommates’ eating habits around this time of year. “They go gluten-free or start eating salads for most dinners,” Mathews said. Popular television doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, also has helpful recipes on his Pinterest boards. “Detox!,” “9 Slimming Smoothies” and “Goodbye Gluten!” are among the few. Whether you agree or disagree with Dr. Oz’s philosophies, these boards are notable resources for jump starting healthier eating habits.
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Juicing craze hits Dallas Brooke O’Hare Contributing Writer email@example.com Jump on the new health kick and fad with a juice. Juice bars are becoming extremely popular throughout cities and shopping centers. They have slowly made its way into coffee shops and yogurt places throughout the United States. Now people are seeing
a new trend of juice bars popping up everywhere. For those who want to feel fit and get their full serving of fruits and vegetables, they might want to try a juice. Drinking juices cleanses your body of toxins and other negative chemicals that are in food. Juices are extremely refreshing and allows one’s body to take in vegetables and ingredients without any bad sauce, butter or fatty toppings. It’s an organic and nutritious
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Lyle in the City, meet at Caruth Auditorium, 7:30 a.m.5 p.m. Barefoot on the Boulevard, Boulevard, noon-5 p.m.
Meadows World Music Ensemble Spring Concert, Greer Garson Theatre, 8 p.m.
Mantra Percussion in the Atrium, Taubman Atrium, noon.
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option for those who don’t want to consume fat and calories for a meal. Students can try a juice, find one they like and make it a habit to drink a juice once a week. It leaves people feeling refreshed and their body will get on a health kick without even realizing it. There are no push-ups, sit-ups or running involved, just simply drink a juice from the many options. Students should hop on the juice cleanse and let their taste buds enjoy the rest.
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Number 17: Margus Hunt omar majzoub Contributing Writer email@example.com Margus Hunt is one of the most athletic players ever to come out of SMU. At 6-foot-8-inch and 280 pounds, the Estonian monster originally came to the Hilltop as an elite track-and-field athlete who wanted to work with world-renowned Coach Dave Wollman. However, Hunt changed sports when he officially became a Mustang and ended up making a huge impact on the football program. With 4.6 40-yard dash speed and incredible strength, Hunt walked on as a first-year and made an immediate impact on special teams in 2007 by blocking seven kicks which was just one short of the NCAA record. He started all 13 games as a sophomore, registering 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and three blocked kicks. As a junior, it was his three-sack effort in the BBVA Compass Bowl win over Pittsburgh that really put him on the map. Hunt was named All-C-USA honorable mention both those years while also being listed as the No. 1 athletic “freak” in college football by CBS because of his combination of size, length and speed. As a senior starter in 2012, Hunt accumulated 31 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks
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Rompola has compiled over 400 wins for the Mustangs, more than any other coach in SMU history.
Number 16: Rhonda Rompola Samuel Snow Associate Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Casual SMU basketball fans probably don’t know who holds the position of head coach for the women’s basketball team. They also probably don’t know that she has been a Mustang for 30 years. Rhonda Rompola joined the team as a junior transfer from Old Dominion in 1981. From thereon out she has been part of the team whether it was as a player, an assistant coach or as the head coach. Rompola bleeds red and blue. In her first year after transferring, Rompola led SMU in scoring with 21.2 points per game that came to 683 points (a record that was just broken by Keena Mays) and rebounds with 8.8 per game.
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Hunt ended his career with 17 blocked kicks, the most in NCAA history.
and one interception on his way to earning first team All-Conference USA honors. He ended his career with 17 total blocked kicks and the most blocked field goals in NCAA history. After SMU, Hunt was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Hunt is originally from KarksiNuia, Estonia, and has many athletic achievements outside of football. He was the world junior record holder in discus throw for many years and won the 2005 European Junior discus title. He was also the first junior
athlete ever to win gold medals in both the shot put and Discus throw competitions when he won them at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing.
SMU has changed conferences multiple times since 1991, Rompola’s first year as head coach. They’ve gone from the Southwest Conference to the Western Athletic Conference to Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference. Among the many changes, Rompola has been the steady rock. In her 20 plus years as the SMU head coach some of her accomplishments have included becoming the WAC regular season champions as well as the tournament champions in 1998 and 1999, being names the WAC Coach of the Year in 1999, and winning the tournament for C-USA in 2008. Not to mention she drew Mays from Kansas for her junior and senior seasons and helped her break the scoring record once held
by Rompola. Rompola has compiled over 400 wins for the Mustangs, more than any other coach in SMU history. It’s hard to find someone with the accomplishments of Rompola who has stayed with the same program as the head coach for more than 20 years, but SMU has just that. Rompola takes plenty of pride in her job, and that more than anything else has earned her a spot on this list.
Digging Dirk Nowitzki’s illustrious career with the Mavericks Matthew Costa Contributing Writer email@example.com As the playoffs loom closer for the Dallas Mavericks, the buzz around town should remain on the team’s remaining three opponents, including the two teams competing
for the final seed in the West. The 2013-14 Mavericks will not win any title this season if we’re being honest with ourselves. What will remain in history is the greatness that is Dirk Nowitzki. The 7-foot German passed the great Oscar Robertson for 10th all-
time during Tuesday night’s win against the Utah Jazz. Nowitzki finished with 21 points to put his total at 26,714. In the midst of this unbelievable run, Nowitzki has passed some of the greatest names to have ever put on a professional jersey, including Reggie Miller, Larry Bird, and the NBA logo
himself, Jerry West. Assuming he keeps up a relatively high level of play for the next two seasons, Nowitzki might retire within reach of the top five all-time, something Nowitzki will definitely never admit he thought he could do when he was first drafted back in 1998.
It’s sometimes difficult to put into words how incredible a player truly is while he’s still playing. Despite going to the All-Star game 12 times, despite being the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2007, and despite taking this once sorry franchise to the Finals twice, Nowitzki’s work is still being written.
He’s been a treat to watch for the better part of two decades, and will be one of the easiest firstballot selections in the NBA Hall of Fame’s history. Until that day however, let’s soak in a little more of Nowitzki’s magic, as he helps the Mavericks get back into the playoffs.
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“This is the most egregious abuse of Senate funding I have ever seen in my four years. This is absolutely disgusting to consider this as an actual event for Senate to fund. If this is funded I will use every last day of my time at SMU to go out to all the IFC fraternities that are going to ask for funding. There is no distinction between a Christian fraternity and an IFC fraternity.Yes, there might be alcohol at an IFC event off campus; there is no distinction between somebody bringing in a flask to an IFC or a BYX party. Alcohol has no place in any of this consideration. If you’re considering voting in favor of the Island Party because of no alcohol, you’re wrong.” —Dedman Senator and Finance Committee Vice Chairman Zane Cavender, on Beta Upsilon Chi’s request from Student Senate for $3,000 to fund its annual Island Party academics
Hardships of the homestretch
matthew costa Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org It has come to my attention this last semester of my academic career that school is hard. I have been able to get by most of my classes throughout my time in school with a blend of B.S. and last-minute heroics. This time however, Southern Methodist University has apparently got wise of my shenanigans and has decided to take the difficulty up a notch. And by a notch, I mean 10. Some advice I can bestow on any undergraduates wrapping up their first or second spring semester is to make life as easy as possible in your later years. Don’t just take the minimum amount of hours to fulfill a full-time schedule during the spring or fall. This will come back to bite you big time when you enter your senior year and are told by your academic advisor that you can kiss your social life goodbye. All those projects and papers that are making you feel faint right now? Try adding another two to four on top of that and see how happy you were that you only took 12 hours back in 2013. Another suggestion that anyone will endorse is to make sure to take a summer school course at least twice over the duration of your time in school. Not only are many of the professors much more easy going during the long break – after all, they willingly signed up to do it because they love teaching
or whatever – but the classes are normally smaller and much more intimate. My courses in summer school this past year and J-Term were some of the best classes I took while at SMU, and I would do nothing but highly advise any and all students on campus to attend either, if not both. Plus, the cost of these terms is cheaper than a regular class during normal semesters, and with the opportunities at Taos, you really have no excuse to not take these opportunities while you can. Now in case you are struggling to survive as I am because of your daunting routine, might I suggest a few more ideas that will help get you through this last month? First, stop procrastinating. Seriously. Put this paper down and go do some schoolwork. My article’s not going anywhere. It might even be online for a glance. Another idea is pretty obvious, but bears repeating, is to pace yourself in this final stretch. Don’t feel obligated to do everything right now, but don’t count on having hours of free time on the weekends either. You can find ways to do your work and a 30-minute break too. Finally, know how to multitask. I’ve developed my own ritual of doing work online while listening to audiobooks — speaking of which, how about that red wedding? — a method that’s kept me from going mental at least twice this past week. Hopefully some of these suggestions will help you out as your semester comes to a close, and the assignments start to pile up. Just remember that time is still on your side, and there’s no reason you cannot finish this school year off strong. Or you could just put it off for Fall 2014.
Don’t fight for the wrong side kimberly elmazi Contributing Writer email@example.com Imagine for a moment that we are a newly racially integrated SMU in 1966, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was invited to speak to the student body. There are only 15 students of color on the campus. Race is the most prevalent Civil Rights issue at the forefront of the U.S.’s doorstep. Now imagine those 15 students of color and their white friends want to establish a Senate seat for the explicit purpose of making those students feel safe, valued, heard and understood. Now imagine the Senate passes the piece of legislation establishing the AfricanAmerican seat, but the student body did not when the legislation is put up for referendum. What would we say, as students in 2014 looking back at our alumni from 1966? I think we, as Mustangs, would be ashamed, embarrassed even. And, we should be. Because this is 2014. While I hesitate to make a 100 percent parallel between race and LGBT issues, I will say this: civil rights are civil rights. Treating people differently based
“What are these other interest seats?” To which I replied “African, Hispanic, Asian--” And then, she cut me off, putting her hand up, and said scoffing, “That’s all I needed to know,” walking away before I could finish. She was disgusted and I thought to myself, I hope I just kept someone so closed minded away from the school I love. Actually, I was proud of myself, because someone who doesn’t have a sincere regard and respect for others doesn’t deserve to be a Mustang. What I mean by that story is this: what would an LGBT seat say to the world looking at SMU? Are we truly “world changers?” Because, again, if we are what we say we are, we need to be on the right side of history, the forward side. And, we need to tell those people who are on the wrong side that they aren’t welcome here. We need 1,053 signatures by Monday, April 14th at noon submitted to Jennifer “JJ” Jones’ office on the third floor of Hughes-Trigg to put this seat up for referendum again. Be on the forward side. Sign the petition. Vote yes. Elmazi is a senior majoring in political science and international studies.
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., right, accompanied by fellow Democrat senators, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Why not equal pay for women in the workplace?
cartoon Lauren Aguirre Online Editor firstname.lastname@example.org On Wednesday, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would cut into the gender wage gap. Naturally, Democrats introduced the bill and Republican shot it down. Why? I have no clue. Obviously, the bill was meant to mobilize and energize women voters. Which it did, myself included. But the introduction of the bill means so much more than
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and current Transfer Senators to justify the need for that position. Those individuals who wanted the Transfer seat fought to serve an underserved community and ensure their voice was prominent and heard. Furthermore, I think it is important to highlight what an LGBT seat will say to outsiders looking in. The Senate Diversity Committee is in the middle of Diversity Week. Our second event was Monday (an art show that took place in the HughesTrigg Commons). Given that it’s April and the incoming first-years have to put in their seat deposits soon, there have been dozens of campus tours going on. The tour guides stopped and told their groups about the event we were hosting. A mother left a tour group and approached me. She asked, “What exactly does the Senate Diversity Committee do?” I gave her a brief explanation about the Committee and Senate in general, mentioning that we worked to represent different facets of life, including that of race and LGBT issues. I even mentioned the special interest seats in Senate. “Wait,” she said, “You have an LGBT organization on campus?” I replied “Yes, ma’am! Several in fact.” To which she replied,
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on their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or any other fact other than their own character is morally wrong. We have a community at SMU that is underserved and does not merit such treatment. Let us be the trendsetters in the collegiate communities throughout Texas and ensure the sincere regard and respect for all students, faculty and staff. We want to be on the forward side of history, and creating an LGBT seat is a step in that direction. LGBT issues are growing more and more important not only at SMU, but also within Texas, the United States, and the world. It is important to a prevalent minority that exists on SMU’s campus. The members of the LGBT community as well as their allies on SMU’s campus have fought tirelessly for 10 whole years trying to pass this piece. Currently, we have five special interest seats: African-American Senator, Asian-American Senator, Hispanic-American Senator, International Senator, and Transfer Senator. While there was a great deal of controversy with the creation of the Transfer seat, I challenge anyone to look at the work and pieces passed by the previous
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that. According to a Huffington Post article, women were still earning 77 cents to every dollar a man earned in 2012. This disparity has not changed. The wage gap exists because of ingrained gender roles. When women first entered the work place during industrialization, they were paid under the assumption that they had a husband and/or father to provide for them. The expectation was that these working women were just earning a few extra dollars, and that their wages weren’t depended upon for living expenses. Since then, women in our society have become self-sufficient and, in some cases, primary wage earners for their families. Today, the pay gap makes no sense and is just an outdated relic of our past. It should be eradicated from our society.
Unfortunately, it still exists. In part because of Senate Republicans who vote against bills like the Paycheck Fairness Act. Yes, the bill fell only six votes short, but there should have never been any “no” votes. Period. Honestly, where is the downside to a bill like this? According to the aforementioned Huffington Post article, “The bill would have made it illegal for employers to retaliate against a worker who inquires about or discloses her or his wages or the wages of another employee in a complaint or investigation. It also would make employers liable to civil actions.” Additionally, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission would be required to collect pay information. Republicans argued that this bill was not needed because gender-based discrimination is already illegal.
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I understand that the Republican Party is all about smaller federal government, but obviously the present laws are not enough to close the pay gap. There are always loopholes and work-arounds that people are willing to exploit. We need better deterrents for employees. There should be steep punishments for paying women less than men. The gender pay gap should be unheard of and appalling. If businesses are not willing to pay their women employees more, then they should be willing to pay their men employees less. Either way, women and men should be paid equally, no matter what. There should be no “buts” or qualifications. It’s 2014. The time for excuses is over. Aguirre is a sophomore majoring in political science and journalism.
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sociologists Mike Hout, Claude Fischer and Duke sociologist Mark Charles reports that 20 percent of Americans said they have “no religion,” double the number who said they had no religion in 1990. Young people ages 18 to 24 are the most likely to say they are not religious, according to the General Social Survey, a highly cited biannual poll conducted by NORC, an independent research institute at the University of Chicago. According to the poll, 32 percent of young adults are selflabeled “non-religious” people. The number of churches in the United States is also shrinking. According to the Barna Group, which studies religious organizations, the number of mainline protestant churches in the United States has decreased from about 80,000 in the 1950’s to around 72,000 in 2009. None of this should worry
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to contribute,” Rankin said. “I thought I would take my love for sports and become a coach.” By the time Rankin was in his late teens however, he was convinced he was called to the ministry instead. His suspicions were confirmed when he picked up the phone one day and Jack Fogleman, the district superintendent of the United Methodist Church, was on the other end of the line. The phone call was the first contact Rankin would have with the man he said had the biggest influence on his decision to become a minister. Michael Dearman, an SMU senior, plans to earn his divinity degree but not become the pastor of a church. He wants to teach in a seminary and train future ministers. He is drawn to the teaching role, because he feels today’s pastors are not able to preach what’s in the Bible and defend it. “My main concern with churches today is their tendency to abandon sound doctrine,”
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Dearman said. He believes many pastors and their churches will throw away biblical teachings because they are unpopular or difficult to understand. “Often times a church will sacrifice sound doctrine because they think it is complex or irrelevant, but it’s not.” Rankin, is constantly surrounded by young people at SMU and is in charge of their spiritual well-being. He said that the only way to get young people back into the church is to be open with them. “The church gets young people back when the church not only demands skilled leadership, but transparent character witnesses as well,” Rankin said. The jobs that cater to these souls will take place outside of the walls of the church building, according to many of those who minister. “No one will ever tell me, ‘my life was changed forever when I went to a [church] potluck,’” Dearman said.
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in public places. The summit marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act kicked off Tuesday with remarks from former President Jimmy Carter, who lamented residual racial inequality and Americans’ apathy about the problem. Former President Bill Clinton followed on Wednesday, riffing on immigration and voting rights while warning that a modern-day reluctance to work together threatened to “put us back in the dustbin of old history.” Former President George W. Bush closed the event by calling education the key to the future for poor and minority students, and delivered a warning that he fears the “soft bigotry of low expectations is returning.”
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zain haidar A&E Editor firstname.lastname@example.org “Galatea,” a production by Prism Movement Co., premieres tomorrow night at the Trinity Groves Warehouses. Conceived by SMU alumnus Jeffrey Colangelo and current SMU theater student Katy Tye, “Galatea” is a continuation of the movement piece Colangelo put on last year in the Bob Hope Theater. With no dialogue, the performance uses massive amounts of paper, aerial silks and weight-sharing techniques to explore artistic creation and the meaning of being human. “After the show finished, Katy
and I were like ‘we gotta do it again.’ It was just so successful and people loved it so much,” Colangelo said. Although the show was incredibly popular when it premiered, Colangelo is switching up the formula and adapting the performance to the new venue at the Trinity Grove Warehouses. Colangelo and Tye searched for six months before finding an affordable space with enough room. “First of all, the set is something else. It’s something we’re really proud of,” Colangelo said. “They [the audience] will be in the space with us so things will be a lot closer up,”
Colango said. SMU alumnus Trigg Watson was enlisted as a magic consultant for the performance. Audience members can likely expect the addition of a few illusions. Colangelo and the almostexclusively-SMU-based cast and crew have been rehearsing since March. Tickets are on sale for the performances starting Saturday and ending April 25. All performance times are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door and $12 for early birds. Check out the SMU Meadows website for more info on the play, as well as more upcoming Meadows events.
Associated press CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who will take over the “Late Show” next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy. Colbert, 49, has been hosting “The Colbert Report” at 11:30 p.m. ET since 2005, in character as a fictional conservative talk-show host. The character will retire with “The Colbert Report.” “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” Colbert said. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.” Letterman, who turns 67 on Saturday, announced on his show last week that he would retire sometime in 2015, although he hasn’t set a date. CBS said Thursday that creative elements of Colbert’s new show, including where it will be based, will be announced later. Mayors of New York and Los Angeles have already publicly urged the new “Late Show” host to choose their city. New York would appear to have the clear edge, since Colbert is already based in New York and CBS owns the Ed Sullivan Theater, where the “Late Show” has been taped since Letterman took over in 1993. “We must ensure that the ‘Late Show’s’ long and proud history of making the nation laugh from New York continues for years to come,” he said in a statement. Letterman offered his endorsement for Colbert’s
selection Thursday. “Stephen has always been a real friend to me,” he said. “I’m very excited for him, and I’m flattered that CBS chose him. I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses.” It’s a rapidly changing period for that time slot. Fallon took over for Jay Leno on NBC’s “Tonight” show in February, and has dominated the ratings since his arrival, with Letterman and Kimmel running neck-and-neck for second. Chelsea Handler has also said she is about to end her talk show on E! Entertainment Television. CBS chose not to break the mold: CBS, ABC and NBC will all compete at 11:35 p.m. with shows hosted by white males. CBS, which has an older audience and generally seeks personalities with the widest appeal possible, is taking a chance with a personality whose show has a much more specific appeal. But, like Fallon and Kimmel, Colbert is popular with young men and active on the Internet and social media. “Our discussions really centered on finding the most talented, the most creative (choice), the person who was going to conduct the most interesting interviews and be the most interesting person himself, and that’s what led us to Stephen,” said Nina Tassler, CBS entertainment chairman. She said CBS considered several candidates, but did not name them. Colbert’s show won the Emmy for best variety series last year and has earned two Peabody Awards. It’s another big move for a Jon Stewart protege: Colbert worked on “The Daily Show” for eight years before getting his own program, and John Oliver is about to launch a weekly show for HBO later this month. The decision opens up a hole on Comedy Central’s schedule. The network said in a statement
Thursday that “we look forward to the next eight months of the groundbreaking ‘Colbert Report’ and wish Stephen the very best.” “He is a uniquely talented individual,” Stewart said. “He’s wonderful in ‘Colbert Report,’ but he’s got gears he hasn’t even shown people yet. He would be remarkable.” The choice of Colbert quickly drew the ire of a real-life conservative talk- show host. Radio’s Rush Limbaugh said Thursday that CBS “has just declared war on the heartland of America. No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatives. Now it’s just wide open.” Limbaugh mispronounced Colbert’s name as colbert, instead of the proper pronunciation, col-bear. The man Colbert is replacing was a target for conservatives, too. Letterman made Republican favorite Sarah Palin a frequent target of his barbs. Tassler declined comment on what Colbert’s ascension will mean for Craig Ferguson, who follows Letterman’s show in the 12:35 a.m. time slot and was considered a candidate for Letterman’s job. Colbert would likely enter into some friendly competition with Fallon. Colbert appeared on Fallon’s first “Tonight” show, one of a line of personalities in a gag involving people who had to “pay up” on a bet about whether Fallon would ever get the “Tonight” gig. Brad Adgate, an analyst for Horizon Media, described Colbert as “the best talk-show host available.” He said CBS wanted to move quickly to make its choice for Letterman’s replacement before next month’s meeting with advertisers in New York about the upcoming season’s schedule.
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