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Ke$ha gets ‘$leazy’ on SMU campus
Severe storms hit the South
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Brutal storms throughout the South continued on Wednesday, killing over 200 people. At least 128 of the deaths occurred in Alabama, which was hit with a mile-wide tornado. Over 300,000 people are without power now. Deaths have also been reported in Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas and Tennessee as a result of these weather patterns.
For the past weeks, students wanting to “throw some glitter, make it rain” have been talking, texting and tweeting about Ke$ha’s concert nonstop. The Facebook newsfeed has been littered with statuses updating about the singer, getting “$leazy” and what to wear to the concert. Donning body glitter, rave colors and blue lipstick, SMU students, TCU students and Dallas residents packed Moody Coliseum for SMU Program Council Presents: Ke$ha with Beardo Thursday evening. Ke$ha’s show opened with an act by Beardo and the concert’s title song, “Get Sleazy.” The show included many of Ke$ha’s number-one hits, as well as the use of glitter cannons. “We got Ke$ha because her people contacted us. She’s on this secret little college tour,” Program Council’s Speaker Chair Tareen Rahman said. “I’m so excited. Everything is going according to
Hundreds resign in Syria More than 230 people resigned in protest from Syrian President’s Bashar al Assad’s Baath Party Thursday. The resigning members said in a letter, “Considering the breakdown of values and emblems that we were instilled with by the party and which were destroyed at the hand of the security forces… we announce our withdrawal from the party without regret.”
Trump gave to Democrats Donald Trump, one of the top contenders for the GOP presidential nomination after publicly embracing birtherism, has given more money over his lifetime to Democrats than Republicans. The Washington Post reviewed his political donations and found that he has given 54 percent of the $1.3 million in donations to Democrats. Trump has said that he gave to Democrats because New York is a blue state and he had few Republican options.
Leprosy linked to armadillos Scientists have concluded that armadillos are a source of leprosy infections in humans. According to researchers, about one third of the 150 to 250 people who contract leprosy in the U.S. each year get it through contact with an infected armadillo. Most of the cases are concentrated in Louisana and Texas, where people hunt and eat the animals.
Apple releases white iPhone 4 Apple began selling the white iPhone 4 on Thursday, nearly a year after the device was originally supposed to go on sale. This new product arrives amidst major privacy concerns from the public over the revelation that iPhones were storing users’ locations. Apple admitted that it was a mistake to store locations on each device and will release a software update to reduce the “location cache” to seven days and stop backing it up on to users’ computers.
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plan.” Elise McDonald, vice president of programming for Program Council, explained that they were able to book the singer in the fall because of “a lot of luck.” “We were in the right place at the right time,” she said. “We’ve been planning for a long time.” SMU student Tanner Hegefeld was “very excited, Ke$ha excited! It’s like a dirt and glitter bonanza here.” Hegefeld’s favorite Ke$ha song is “Tik Tok” because “everything just clicked with that song. It’s a like a dirty Lady Gaga.” International studies major George Williams is excited because he “likes to dance, and likes Ke$ha.” For Haley Finkenbinder and Charlotte Seelen, it took a “lot of planning” to get organized and ready for the concert, but both were pretty excited to be there. Many girls came dressed in Ke$ha’s “garbage chic,” which ranged from an assortment of neon style clothes, glitter, blue makeup and grunge clothing. Roommates Kellen Kasey and Lauren Adams took their concert wardrobe seriously,
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Greeks, non-greeks Alum, wife gives $10 million unite to party, dance for renovation project By SUMMER DASHE Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
No prerequisites required. No application necessary. Symbols of a sorority and fraternity are not even required. The only two requirements necessary to be granted the license to party under the Dallas Party Degree: being at least 18 years old and a SMU student. “It’s a non-Greek organized party,” Charles Margiotta, a sophomore at SMU and co-founder of Dallas Party Degree, said. Founders Cameron Purcell and Charles Margiotta began a new system of partying this year. The two, who are Greek members, were tired of the standard Thursday night out and sick of the same old crowd. They put their letters aside and set out to unite the campus bringing together the “Greeks” and those not
in sororities, commonly known as “GDI’s.” “You have a way better time when everyone’s there anyway,” Purcell said. Not only are the events limited to SMU students, but all bartenders and DJ’s are Mustangs too. Purcell and Margiotta hire student artists to spin the records while 21 and up students get paid to mix drinks. “There’s a lot of good music around SMU that students don’t know about…and they (artists) don’t get that much exposure,” Purcell said. Many student artists have already approached the two in regards to performing. DJ’s and bartenders are all paid for their service and all one needs to mix drinks is a Texas
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For any student finding a place to live can be a long and difficult experience. There is the worry of cost, roommates and, most importantly, where to live. After freshman year, students either move off campus, into fraternity and sorority houses or stay in the dorms. However, the dorms are usually filled with freshmen and a few sophomores. With so many students living off campus, it is easy to feel disconnected from the SMU community. Thus, SMU decided to find a way to get students more engaged on campus. In September 2010 SMU’s Board of Trustees approved new construction plans to add five new residence halls, a dining hall and a parking garage to accommodate mandatory sophomore housing beginning in the fall of 2014.
President R. Gerald Turner announced that David and Carolyn Miller are donating $10 million toward the renovation of Moody Coliseum Thursday. “This brings David and Carolyn into an elite group of legacy families who are the founders of the second century of SMU,” Turner said. Last week it was announced that the Moody Foundation donated $20 million toward the Moody renovation project. With this $10 million gift from the Millers, SMU is three-quarters of the way toward the $40 million
At first the construction plans were meant to only accommodate sophomores living in the residence halls, but after consideration it was decided that the entire residential housing model would be redefined to become residential commons. The new residential commons will be located across from the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. The parking garage and the houses that are currently on Potomac Street will be knocked down to accommodate the new buildings. Construction will begin in the summer to move Airline Street so that it wraps around the buildings. The residential commons will be modeled to hold approximately 200 to 250 freshmen and sophomores, who will live together, along with a live-in faculty member. The misconception of many is that the new residence halls will be for sophomores only. However,
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projected project costs. “You’ve heard of Moody Madness, Moody Magic, now we have Moody Miller Momentum,” SMU Vice President of Development and External Affairs Brad Cheves said as he welcomed a large crowd to Moody Coliseum’s lobby. David Miller graduated from SMU in 1972 and was a member of the 1972 Southwest Conference Championship basketball team. His team’s picture was featured prominently in the lobby entrance. “We didn’t want to make a big deal out of this,” Miller said. “This is really about me and my family having the opportunity to give back to a place that is so special to us.” Moody Coliseum was built in
1956 and has been the site of men’s and women’s basketball games as well as women’s volleyball and numerous school assembly events. The renovation project is designed to enhance the athlete and patron experience while preserving the building’s architectural integrity. Concourses will be broadened. There will be upgraded sound systems, video boards, locker rooms and restrooms. There will also be updated lower bowl seating and the addition of club and suite hospitality areas. “We need first class facilities to get back to a place where we can hang banners on a regular basis,” Miller said to a crowd that gave him a standing ovation.
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Real, Fresh, Fun is the motto of the two day SMU Farmer’s Market in the Hughes-Trigg commons. Wellpower partnered with SMU Dining Services to serve fresh produce and health tips just as the stress of finals has student compromising their daily diets. When the rush of finals makes eating healthy even harder than normal, SMU is giving SMU students the opportunity to live off something more than fast food during this last week. Thursday, the event opened with a SMU community garden tour where Professor Elaine Heath of the Perkins School of Theology shared the future plans for the garden, which benefits the North Texas Food Bank. “I think it went beautifully,” commented Wellpower member Mary Stall, “we had over 300 attend.” After the tour, students and faculty can view the different tables
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An SMU student looks at several varieties of fresh vegetables and fruit from North Texas farmers during the SMU Farmers’ Market Thursday afternoon inside the Hughes-Trigg Commons.
circled around the commons. Among the tables the North Texas Food Bank is accepting money or food donations, and is handing out information on how to eat healthy when dining out as well as how to read the labels on your
food. Next to the Food Bank is the Sustainability Committee using the organic platform to support their “Go Green” mantra.
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Royal Wedding inspires stateside hat craze By KRYSTAL SCHLEGEL Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Middleton just married her Prince, but she’s been on constant style watch since her engagement to Prince William of England, photographed everywhere she goes. And no matter where Middleton goes, she’s almost always wearing a hat. For British Royals, hats are always a fashion statement. With Middleton’s popularity migrating to America, hats appear to becoming a trend here. More and more, hats are seen in boutiques across Dallas and Dallas women say they are wearing them more often. “Kate Middleton has definitely made hats more mainstream and shown it’s stylish to wear them to all sorts of events. I am more inclined now to wear them to all sorts of events,” Jordan Kragen, SMU junior and fashion blogger for DallasStylistas.com, said. Lauren Gale White is a Dallas socialite who has been collecting hats since 1980. She is rarely seen without a hat, no matter the occasion. “People need confidence and have been afraid to wear hats, but Kate Middleton has been making them popular and brought peoples interest to hats,” White said. White is very proud of her collection, which includes hats from around the world in all types of colors, and bejeweled, feathered, veiled cocktail hats and big sun hats. She loves that the hats
are so in style right now. Custom hat maker Cassandra MacGregor opened House of MacGregor, a small shop in Oakliff. She will design a one of a kind hat from cowboy style and fedoras to small tea hats. “Hats are fun and definitely mark an occasion as special. When people put on a hat they tend to stand straighter and exude more personality,” MacGregor said. MacGregor finds that her clients are much more open to small cocktail hats, of the sort that Middleton wears. In the past they considered them too over the top. She has also had an increasing interest in hats for weddings and travel. Courtney Grand, assistant Manager at the clothing store Scoop Dallas in Highland Park Village said wide brimmed summer hats and mini fedoras have been the most in demand in the store. Grand said hats are especially in style because, “since Princess Diana there hasn’t been a British royal figure to influence style until now with Kate… everybody wants a royal figure to influence their style.” Hats were first made from animal skins as a protective covering. Crowns have always been a part of royal tradition to set them apart. Claudia Stephens is a costume design professor in the theatre department at SMU. Hat’s have always been an important tradition with the British, royals especially because they had to be seen in a crowd. “That is why Queen Elizabeth is always seen wearing a big bright colorful
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Neiman Marcus downtown duyer Alison Gross tries on hats with a friend in the store’s flagship location.
hat and why Kate Middleton is often pictured wearing one. It has in fact been a law in the past that they wear hats to church when church and state were separate,” Stephens said. “Hats have always been worn throughout history for reasons we wear clothes. They are worn for status and protection.” Hats have been worn throughout history as status symbols, protective coverings and fashion accessories. Neiman Marcus downtown buyer, Alison Gross, said there is a growing demand for hats this season with Kate Middleton’s classic style influence. She
says clients are wearing them for outdoor spring parties, daytime weddings, and the Kentucky Derby always brings ladies to wear hats. Fashion enthusiasts were especially excited about the wedding, making predictions about Middleton’s dress and who would design it, and bookies were even taking bets on the color of the hat the queen would wear. Some bet these styles will take hold. “Many aspects of the wedding will be imitated around the world,” Gross said.
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Mane Event at 1 p.m. on the Dallas Hall Lawn.
Jose Gonzalez Junior Flute Recital at noon in the O’Donnell Recital Hall.
Cara Nowling Graduate Voice Recital at 6 p.m. in the O’Donnell Recital Hall.
Ben Budish Graduate Trumpet Recital at 1 p.m. in the O’Donnell Recital Hall.
Melissa Alberque Performance Diploma Viola Recital at 6 p.m. in the O’Donnell Recital Hall.
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Hats for sale line the walls at Dallas’ House of MacGregor.
Passings- Meadows Chorale at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium.
9:38 a.m. Fire Alarm: Kirby Hall. Officers responded to a fire alarm and observed horns and strobes were active. Employees stated food had been burned in a microwave. UP Fire and Rescue responded to the location and the panel was reset and the Fire Department cleared the location. Closed.
APRIL 27 3:49 a.m. Driving While Intoxicated: Off Campus/5315 North Central Expressway. A non-affiliated individual was arrested and transported to the University Park Jail for Driving While Intoxicated. Closed.
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Travel tips, advice to save money during summer break By MARK AGNEW Staff Writer email@example.com
Summer vacation is quickly approaching and many students are naturally travelling to various locales. Whether it’s interning in London, taking a drawing class in Italy or just backpacking through Europe, I have a few tips to use while travelling. First off, make sure you have quality luggage with sufficient space for all your essentials. Less is more when travelling. Leave room for souvenirs and other items you think you may acquire along the journey. Don’t cram everything into one huge suitcase. Allocate your belongings between a large suitcase and a versatile carryon. This helps avoid outrageous airline baggage fees. You may find that there are many different transportation options— buses, trains, taxis, bicycles, walking, etc. Of course, the cheapest way to
get around is your own two legs. You’ll get to know the city by walking the streets. Be sure to budget appropriately before you leave town. All the rates are published online so you won’t have any surprises. If you plan on travelling around Europe, check baggage regulations for specific airlines you may be using for weekend trips. Don’t be afraid to plan some of your weekend excursions now while travel fares are cheaper. Once you arrive and settle in, take note of nearby ATMs. Bank of America is a partner with Barclays and other international banks, which can help to avoid pesky ATM withdrawal fees. You’ll need cash
because many small shops don’t accept credit cards. Also, credit card identity theft is common so carrying cash is the safest bet while travelling abroad. When shopping around town, always ask for student discounts and be prepared to show some sort of identification to prove it. Leave valuables at home that make you a target for theft. Make a point to befriend locals. They know the best places to buy groceries and toiletries. They’ll tell you about the best clubs and what parts of town to avoid. To get the most authentic travelling experience, do not rely on your American friends. Be smart when spending abroad, but remember that you only live once. Don’t neglect yourself experiences you’ll regret later in life.
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Alcohol Beverage Commission license (TABC). “It’s hard to say ‘hey you want to come work from like nine to three in the morning?’” Purcell said, although they have had no shortage in offers thus far. The idea is simple. A $7 cover charge is required, but each “partygoer” receives two free drink tickets at the door if they are 21 years old. Underage guests pay a $10 fee. Like other clubs or bars, bouncers check ID’s at the door and grant those of age access to the exclusive SMU parties, which are 18 and up. “We’ve had flyers passed out to get the word out, also advertising it on Facebook as well by putting it as our profile pictures,” Mi-Sun Bae, a freshman and student promoter for DPD, said. Three Dallas Party Degree events were hosted this year, all which took place at Encore Bar located on Greenville Avenue. “The frats rent out bars on Thursday nights and it’s basically
all sorority girls and that fraternity,” Sarah Heller, a freshman, said. Next year, however, the boys hope to expand their business and move from the traditional 18 and up Greenville area to the ultra-hip and more mature Downtown Dallas scene. “We’re getting out of the Greenville area, Greenville has gone down,” Purcell said. For many SMU students, partying downtown represents somewhat of a graduating point in terms of their social life. “Dallas is a huge place, a lot of good people, a good place to get your name out,” Purcell said. The duo got the idea from friends at Florida State University where events like Dallas Party Degree have already become a success. The two say that although FSU is much bigger than SMU, the idea is the same and should work the same way. “The point was not really to compete with the Greek system, but to open a new option,” Margiotta said.
Margiotta and Purcell are members of the Phi Delta Gamma fraternity (Fiji) and are both natives of Florida. They said on the long drive back to Dallas together, from Florida, they concocted the idea. “Right now it’s hard because we’re sophomores and we’re trying to get two grades above us to buy into this idea,” Margiotta said. According to Margiotta, 320 students showed up to the first party while 250 appeared at the next. Purcell said only 200 attended the last one on April 12. “Next year we’re going to change it up a little bit, keep it all students, but have performers come to us and have student DJ’s open for them,” Purcell said. Margiotta said,“It’s gonna get bigger next year, this is just the beginning.”
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even drawing Ke$ha’s trademark “get sleazy” tattoo. “This is the most excited I’ve ever been in my whole life,” Casey said. First year students Grace Mueller and Kelley Mathison also dressed in glitter-grunge. “We got really dressed up, so did our friends, hopefully others did too,” Mathison said. Mueller and Mathison planned to “party until 5 a.m.” because they will watch the Royal Wedding after the Ke$ha concert. Mueller said that Mathison and she will change from “sleazy to elegant.” In preparation for the $leazy concert, first year SMU student Mary
Adger Bowen has had a Ke$ha concert themed countdown on her phone since the fall. Bowen’s favorite Ke$ha song is “Your Love is My Drug.” When asked what is their favorite Ke$ha song, many SMU students responded with “Blow,” “Tik Tok” and “Dinosaur.” “Ke$ha [music] is the best for having a great time,” SMU student John Gray said. Floor seats were $15 for SMU students and $20 to the general public. SMU students, however, could sit in the bleachers for free. “I’m so excited because it’s Ke$ha, and it’s free,” Miller Walker said.
Representing the SMU Dining Services the Dietician Clare Florsheim shares nutrition information and tips found in the Spa section in RFoC. Also, Executive Chief Tim Schaub demonstrates how to make a tomato rose or apple swan garnish to add fun to cooking. Dining Services lend several recipes put for attendees such as mango salsa, vegan peanut butter chocolate cookies, and salmon nicorse salad. With the ingredients available at the fresh produce stand there are no excuses for not trying a recipe. The reasonably priced produce stand had everything from organic wheat grass, to peppers and blueberries. While looking at the stand senior Janet Leung, said “I’m not very organic. If I have the time I will buy it and cook it.”
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it will be for both sophomores and freshmen. Steve Logan, the executive director of Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH) said, “No housing on campus will be just for freshmen or just for sophomores. Boaz, McElevany, Smith and Perkins will all go away as first year communities.” Associate Vice President of the Office of Planning, Design, and Construction Phillip Jabour said this new design plan was a desire of President R. Gerald Turner. President Turner, staff of Residence Life and Student Housing and staff of the Office of Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) have spent the past three and a half years touring other universities who require sophomores to live on campus, such as Vanderbilt, Rice, Washington University and Baylor. The desire for the residential common model is to accommodate the need for more academic integration in the residence halls. “The goal of it is for SMU to attract the highest end students that apply here and get accepted that may be making decisions between SMU and Ivy Leagues, or other aspirant schools, based on some other living arrangements that that campus may have,” Logan said. With a live-in faculty member on campus, it allows for professors and students to spend time together outside of the classroom, whether it is getting coffee, having dinner or holding study groups outside of the classroom. “It’s about learning outside the classroom,” Jabour said, “It’s not all about just going to class and then going to study, but how do you continue to learn outside of four walls, Blackboard or a whiteboard.” In addition to creating an academic environment, SMU’s goal for these new residential commons is to raise the retention rate. Studies have shown that schools that require students to live on campus for two years have higher retention rates. Another important reason for creating these residential commons is to help engage students on campus.
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Staff member and Assistant to the Dean of SMU Libraries thought the market was “wonderful. I hope they keep this up.” Friday the Farmer’s Market will start and 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. One of the activities available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is Good Dirt. During this time Ann Allen and Cathy Coates of SMU Facilities Management & Sustainability will be sharing tips on how to grow vegetables in containers. Advice on healthy living will continue to be available from Wellpower, SMU Dining Services and the Deadman Center. The fresh produce stand will also remain open to visitors, and the garden tours will resume on Friday, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
NEW RESIDENCE HALLS
DEDMAN CENTER FOR LIFETIME SPORTS
GERALD J. FORD STADIUM MOCKINGBIRD PLAZA
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For those students that may not go Greek, this is a way to keep them on campus and involved. Sophomore Max Diener, a RA in Virginia Snider, said, “From a student’s perspective, nearly everyone I know has enjoyed living on campus. It also facilitates getting involved, which is something that SMU loves to see from its students, which in return creates an environment that makes students feel more connected with their campus.” One concern of some students is whether or not these new residential commons will be able to house juniors and seniors who may want to continue living on campus. “Many people who I have talked to wonder if these residence halls will be able to hold any upperclassmen,” sophomore Keara O’Brien said. “It doesn’t seem fair that if they are going to add all this new housing to completely count out the upperclassmen who may want to still live on campus.” Jabour and Logan both assure students that they are hoping to have enough space to have some juniors and seniors live on campus if they choose to. Jabour said that with this new established community, “when you become an upper class individual, juniors and seniors, you will still
be part of the community, your residential commons. If there is space they might provide it, but you are gaining this four year experience.” The residential commons will not only include the new residence halls, but will also include a full renovation of Perkins and Smith as well as conversions to the other residence halls, such as Boaz and McElevany, which were renovated just a short time ago. As construction begins this summer, students will be unable to live in Perkins and Smith. While PDC and RLSH are still working to find out how to accommodate these students, Jabour said, “They will be accommodated.” The minor conversions to the other residence halls will add several components to make them into residential commons. Like the new residence halls, the buildings will have a live in faculty advisor. Jabour and Logan both said that the response from students has been overwhelmingly positive. Construction will begin this summer and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2014. The class of 2013 will be the first class to enjoy the new two year experience.
• Friday, April 29, 2011
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After major gains, GOP may have to wait their turn in 2016 One of the biggest risks I believe the GOP faces in 2012 is overconfidence. The 2010 elections shaped up pretty well for the Republicans since they had a net gain of 60 seats in the House, six seats in the Senate, as well as seven governorships. At least in the House, it was pretty clear that the Republicans had a major upper hand in elections, but what about in 2012? With outcries in town hall meetings across the nation, it is still unclear what will become of the Republicans in 2012. Some Republicans are being lambasted in Florida for wanting to drastically cut medicare and medicaid benefits. Other Republicans’ town halls have erupted in displays of total disregard for respect or authority. Clearly the political landscape is heated. Instability could either be capitalized upon by the GOP, or if spun in a certain way, could really hurt them. If people start seeing their government benefits going by the wayside due to Republican policy, they can kiss votes goodbye. Maybe 2012 isn’t the year for the GOP. With luck and passion they may be able to win. Michael Dearman is a first year majoring in the pursuit of truth and the overthrow of systems. He can be reached for comments at mdearman@smu. edu.
Royalty obsession stems from American withdrawal from monarchy By KATIE CHALMERS Contributing Writer
With the upcoming royal wedding this Friday, April 29, people have already set their Tivo’s to record the ceremony. It will be viewed by an estimated one billion people, at 4 a.m. Central Time. This brings about the question: why is America obsessed with British royalty? They are not American political figures and they do not actually serve a real political purpose, so why do we follow their every move? And why do we care so much about the dress that Kate Middleton will wear for her wedding?
The closest thing America had to royalty was the Kennedy family. We do not have a monarchy so perhaps we find the British sovereign fascinating because they are an unknown mystery. The British monarchy does not serve any real political purpose, yet they are still a predominant force in American culture. One can argue that the monarchy is more famous than the prime minister of Britain. It is safe to assume that people know the names of the queen and princes of England but could those same people name the prime minister, the one who actually holds the power of Britain? His name is David Cameron for those of you who did not know.
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America’s fascination with the British royalty, namely Prince William and Prince Harry, is more fervent than ever before. Perhaps this is because we are living in a technological age that is far more advanced than in years past. It does not hurt that Prince William and Prince Harry are good looking. With Prince William soon to be off the market, America’s fascination with Prince Harry and his life is soon to escalate. Perhaps our fascination with the princes stems from our obsession with the beloved late Princess Diana, better known as the “People’s Princess.” Even in her last moments, the paparazzi were on her tail and most likely responsible for
her death in 1997, resulting from the fatal car accident in Paris. While we do not have a monarchy, it is safe to say that we have adopted the British monarchy as our own. People would not be staying awake and holding “watch parties” this Friday morning at 4 a.m. if this were not the case. Katie Chalmers is a sophomore communications studies major. She can be reached for comments or questions at email@example.com.
Style Editor Student Sarah Bray bids pregnancies hurt fond farewell with SMU Education will reduce failures to adequately use contraceptives COMMENTARY
Babies having babies has definitely become extremely outrageous and has become a bit Shana Ray of a trend. But here at SMU so many girls are oblivious to the fact that if they have unprotected sex you can get pregnant. The atmosphere we live in makes us feel so safe that we are untouchable, but trust me, without the right precautions, we are no more protected than the next person. We pride ourselves on being the best and sometimes I believe it blurs our reality and makes us think we are invincible to the dangers around us. I would like you all to know motherhood is not an easy life style, and it’s certainly not as glamorous as it is portrayed on TV. Education is power so my desire is to spread the word not to just the female student body but the males as well. My goal is to deter our student body from participating in unprotected sex. It is all around us yet no one wants to talk about it. Statistics show about one out of three girls will become young
mothers. We have set ourselves in a bubble and we are doing our students a disservice by not promoting safe sex. Yes, abstinence is the key but I truly feel that we should still provide safe alternatives to those who will choose to indulge in sexual activities anyway. We really do not realize how many of our students are effected because so many of them will drop out and not return the next semester. By increasing our promotion of safe sex it will lower our dropout rate and retention will be increased. This will show our students we care not only about their academic success but their well being in general. SMU should be apart of the solution not the problem. Regardless of whether or not we ignore the issue it will continue to be present right in front of our faces. Advertisers say sex sells, and I simply want to sell a more product version of this idea. We shouldn’t wait for a huge problem in order to take action. Lets be proactive as well as reactive. Shana Ray is a sophomore communications studies major. She is also a Meadows Senator. She can be reached for comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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When I joined The Daily Campus as fashion editor in June 2008 I had some shoes to fill, some bedazzled, Sarah Bray diamondencrusted, all-star sneakers to be exact. The then departing fashion editor, who now fittingly works for none other than famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin, was notorious for issuing humiliating yet hysterical fashion citations calling out classic SMU style offenses such as wearing leggings as pants, Nike shorts with flip-flops and a full face of make-up to the gym. Unfortunately for readers, sartorial criticism, although extremely entertaining, has never really been my strength. But let’s face it, I’m not Anna Wintour and The Daily Campus isn’t Vogue, and if that Gucci-bookbag-carrying former fashion editor were to catch a glimpse of some of the, let’s just say, “casual” outfits (who doesn’t wear a T-shirt and sweats in Fondren?) I wear to class on occasion, he would keel over quicker than Rachel Zoe could say “I die.” But the reality is as style editor, my goal has never been to bash those unfortunate enough who do not own a mirror, instead my job is to mirror the extraordinarily stylish students that make SMU… well, S-M-U. UrbanDictionary.com describes SMU as a university “filled with snobby, rich kids who base their life on their material possessions and obsess over their attire.” Although some people might be offended by this stereotype, I’d like to personally thank the student who gets a little over-dressed for their 8 a.m. class; I’d like to thank the student who carries a Birkin bag on the boulevard; I’d like to thank the student who thought it was appropriate to wear a cashmere crop top in February; and I’d like to thank an anonymous friend who stomped into my Meteorology class junior year wearing patent leather, thigh-high heeled boots. It’s the boldly adventurous students like these who have provided me with three years worth of editorial inspiration and content. Content like my “Football Fashion” photo shoot, where my team and I were asked to leave Ford Stadium after my student models posing on the sidelines were deemed too distracting for the practicing Mustangs on the field. June Jones, can you really blame
the players for being more interested in fashion than football? Dressing for the weather is key. So this year when class was canceled due to dangerous winter weather conditions, I ignored President Turner’s recommendation to stay indoors and instead took advantage of our campus’ new Antarctica-like backdrop for my story on fur. The result: slipping and sliding models making outfit changes on the iceskating rink that was sorority park. FYI, heels on ice are not a good idea, but blue lips and pink noses can always be fixed in Photoshop! I’ve interviewed celebrities like Nicole Richie and designers like Roberto Cavalli, but ironically the biggest story of my career was on cargo shorts. In March, my article on Sigma Chi’s decision to ban cargos went viral and I broke a Daily Campus online record for views. Trust me, I was just as surprised as my colleagues to find that the style section had upstaged their more serious subjects. But the point is, fashion isn’t serious, and that’s why being editor of this section has been so much fun. Over the past several years I’ve done my best to engage Daily Campus readers with informative, entertaining, and hopefully sometimes comedic content. Whether you confusedly agreed when I recruited you to model for a photo shoot, interrupted your tailgating to ask you to smile for the camera, or perhaps solicited your opinion on a controversial new fashion craze, I have truly valued everyone’s comments and cooperation. From interning at Vogue and The New York Times to attending New York Fashion Week, so many unbelievable opportunities have been possible because of my involvement with this publication. My coworkers and classmates like Taylor Adams, Michael Danser, Josh Parr, Meredith Shamburger and Lauren Smart have been devoted to this paper as long as I have and their contributions have shaped the Daily Campus into a solid publication. I follow fashion trends because it’s what interests and entertains me, not because I think everyone should dress a certain way. Above all, style is about individuality and expression, not about what’s considered “cool” or what some style editor said was “instyle.” Be who you want to be and wear what you want to wear… except cargo shorts. Sarah Bray is a senior journalism major. She can be reached for comments or questions at email@example.com
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Many would lose out if 2011 lockout occurs By BRITTANY LEVINE Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
June Jones sighs. The SMU head football coach has seen this before. In 1982 and 1987 the National Football League and its players in the National Football League Players Association could not come to an agreement. The 1982 players’ strike resulted in seven lost games per team, while the 1987 players’ strike resulted in one lost game per team. The 2011 season is still at stake despite District Court Judge Susan Nelson’s ending of the 45-day lockout on April 25. The NFL is appealing to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. If the Eighth Circuit rules in its favor, the lockout could be restored. As of April 26, out of 32 teams only the New York Giants allowed their players to work out at their facilities. This comes after the NFL officially announced a lockout of the players on March 12. This is due to the two sides’ inability to agree on the revenue sharing of the $9 billion industry. A lockout would affect more than just the NFL and its players. It would influence a nation who in February broke the record for the most watched television program in American history at 111 million—for a football game. “Everybody is going to take a hit and probably more so in Dallas,” Jones said in an interview at his office. “You’re effecting all the jobs at the stadiums, cab drivers, limo drivers, restaurants, everybody. I believe this is something the NFL has been thinking about doing for the past five or six years.” In the city of “America’s Team”,
football is more of a religion than a pastime. Small businesses throughout the Dallas area would be hit hard if the 2011 season were to be cancelled or interrupted by the lockout. Greg Wilkinson, owner of No Frills Grill and Sports Bar in Arlington said he would expect to see a 25 percent decrease in sales for the fall if football is not played. Despite ESPN voting it as one of the top ten places in the nation to watch sports, Bobby V’s Sports Gallery Café in Arlington would without a doubt be a victim of the lockout, said owner Wayne Justus. “Easily a third if not more [of our revenue and fans] during the season is from football games,” he said. In Dallas, however, it is no longer only football that can bring big business. “It would be a save all if the Rangers went to the World Series again,” Wilkinson said. He added that Cowboys Stadium has other ways to make money through events such as concerts. One of these ways is the U.S. Women’s Open bowling tournament in June. It will be the first ever bowling tournament to be held at Cowboys Stadium. SMU has eight players going to the 2011 draft. One of them is senior tight end Patrick Fleming, 22. Fleming said he is just looking for an opportunity to get into a camp. “I don’t follow the lockout situation much because it is out of my control. It doesn’t change my preparation,” he said. Fleming added that he would consider the United Football League. Jones said he believes there will be a lockout and that the teams have the upper hand.
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“I advised my guys that they’re the ones that probably will be affected most. If they have the opportunity to go to Canada [to play] they should do it,” he said. Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop stores will conduct business as usual, Rich Dalrymple said, Vice President of Public Relations and Communications for the Cowboys. “The main Pro Shop at Cowboys Stadium always has a regular stream of traffic coming through its doors as a result of the daily public tours that take place at the stadium throughout the year,” Dalrymple said. Die hard Cowboys fans like Lindsay Neese, 21, and Amanda Friedel, 23, said they do not know what they will do if there is no football to watch next season. “I was raised a Cowboys fan,” Neese, from Flower Mound, said. She said she will probably end up watching college football if she cannot watch from the professional level. A lockout begs the question of whether or not other sports would be affected with no football. Jace Sanders, coordinator of season tickets for the Rangers, said that the situation has not been discussed internally in the Rangers organization. However, he could understand that Sundays without Cowboys home games just one mile away could increase Rangers ticket sales on those days. “The NFL has done a great job of always being a step ahead of the NBA and MLB,” Jones said. However, if there is no 2011 NFL season, it will be the NBA and MLB that are relied upon.
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SMU ties for eighth place at Conference USA Championship; Kraft ties for 11th individually By JOHN BONADELLE Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
The SMU men’s golf returns to the Hilltop after an unsuccessful Conference USA Championship tournament where the Mustangs tied with Southern Miss for eighth place and shot 20 above par as a team this week. Central Florida’s score of 862, two under par overall, was low enough to give the Knights their third straight C-USA Championship tournament title. SMU started the tournament off Friday with strong individual performances that led to a three stroke first place lead over second place Memphis. Max Buckley turned in a minus five (67) to start the tournament off atop the leader board while 11 time SMU C-USA Golfer of the Week Kelley Kraft shot six birdies to help move himself into third place for the day. Matt Schovee was the third Mustang in the top 10 with a 71 which placed him tied for 10th overall. Inclement weather led to a two hour delay that showed it’s affects on the entire field, only five players shot subpar on the day. SMU struggled as a team to adapt to the conditions, shooting 35 strokes higher then their first day. The Mustangs finished with a 313 dropping them all the way from first place to ninth. Although the entire field struggled on day two, senior Kelley Kraft continued to shine as a he finished day two three
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Team Results 1. UCF - 862 (-2) 2. Memphis - 864 (E) 3. Tulsa - 868 (+4) T5. UAB - 871 (+7) T5. Houston - 871 (+7) 6. East Carolina - 874 (+10) 7. Marshall - 878 (+14) T8. SMU - 884 (+20) T8. Southern Miss -884 (+20) 10. Rice - 898 (+34) 11. UTEP - 909 (+45)
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under par and only one stroke behind leaders John Young Kim of Tulsa and Memphis’ Jonathan Fly. The Mustangs improved slightly on the final day of play as they moved up the leader board to eight place and shot a 293 which put them at 884 as a whole and plus twenty. Individually, Kraft was the highest finisher for the Mustangs as he slid into 11th place after a par 72 performance on his final day. The Mustangs can be happy with their 2011 year as they had multiple top finishes and were highly competitive in nearly every tournament they participated in. The Mustangs best tournament was a first place finish at the San Diego Classic in March, but they also enjoyed success with a fourth place finish at the Baylor Intercollegiate
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Arts & Entertainment
â€˘ Friday, April 29, 2011
The Daily Campus
Student Film Association to premiere new film next week
New Meadows-funded thriller production to begin filming in Oklahoma this summer By CHASE WADE Assc. A&E Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
SMU is in for a scare Friday night, as the Student Film Association is set to premiere its long-awaited project, â€œDread Factory.â€? The film, which was shot in the now torn-down Mrs. Bairdâ€™s factory, is a 40-minute horror film that was shot last summer. â€œDread Factoryâ€? started its journey to completion after a mix of SMUâ€™s film and advertising students got the idea to shoot it while working on a commercial for the Art Directors Club of New York student competition. â€œAfter some informal meetings, during which we tossed around various ideas, things started to come together and the concept for â€˜Dread Factoryâ€™ came to life,â€? Griffin Klement, one of the filmâ€™s writers, said. Considering the filmâ€™s location, much of the projectâ€™s inspiration came from the dilapidated Dallas landmark. â€œThe factory was very cool in a creepy way, it added a lot to the project,â€? Mark Kerins, the faculty advisor for SFA, said. â€œA group of us thought it was such a great space that we wrote a movie specifically to take advantage of that before it was torn down.â€? While the location may have been a muse to the filmmakers, it did not come without a slue of problems. â€œThere was a miscommunication between the manager of the building, us and SMU PD,â€? Klement said. â€œThey tried shutting it down, but after realizing the amount of money and number of people involved they reconsidered and allowed us to film as long as a police officer was supervising.â€? Originally planned to be filmed in the Fall of 2010, the project had to bump up the project when plans to tear down the factory threatened to
interfere with the project. In mid-spring we were told the building was going to start being prepped for demo shortly after school ended,â€? Kerins said. â€œWe had to cram a lot of screenwriting and pre-production into a short period of time. At the last minute, the demolition ended up being pushed back by months, and it turned out we could probably have shot in the fall as originally planned.â€? While the film may have had a
Where else can you go on Monday night to see several of your classmates get killed in all sorts of crazy ways? â€”Mark Kerins
few ups and downs, the end project is believed to have turned out well. â€œI always hoped the end product would turn out â€˜good given the constraints,â€™ but it actually turned out to be just plain â€˜good,â€™â€? Kerins said. â€œEveryone on the cast and crew kicked up their game a notch and came up with one of the best looking films Iâ€™ve seen shot at SMU.â€? The film will premiere Friday at SMUâ€™s Hughes-Trigg Student Center, much of the filmâ€™s cast and crew will be present to take questions after the screening. â€œI guarantee you wonâ€™t be bored by this film,â€? Kerins said. â€œItâ€™s got a little something for everyone-there are some truly funny parts, some suspenseful bits, a little bit of romance, and a few surprises.â€? Following the presumed success of â€œDread Factory,â€? SMUâ€™s film department will start production of
its new summer project. What separates this project from other film department projects is the funding that the film received. With a bulk of the funding coming from the Meadows School of the Arts, the film will be perhaps the biggest production ever accomplished for SMUâ€™s film department. â€œWeâ€™re hugely thankful to Dean Bowen for strongly supporting this project, we think that it shows that the school recognizes the potential of this project as a great learning opportunity for current students,â€? Kerins said. â€œHaving such strong support from Meadows, this yearâ€™s shoot to me is a boost of confidence but also makes us cognizant that we need to do this year right, with a really positive experience for those involved and a great final product coming out of it.â€? Another hope for the summer project is that it will market SMUâ€™s film department to a wider audience with its submission in various festivals. â€œFor this department, this is a chance to get our name out there to prospective students,â€? Kerins said. â€œNot just through film showings themselves, but also as something unique weâ€™re doing that other school are not. USC may have a giant soundstage, but here our student got the chance to come up with a story, write a feature film, and then go on location for two weeks with faculty and alumni to shoot the film.â€? With the completion of â€œDread Factory,â€? and the beginning of a feature film, the times are strong for SMUâ€™s film department. â€œâ€™Dreadâ€™ was a project that began just because a group of students thought it would be cool to shoot a film in the Mrs. Bairdâ€™s factory,â€? Kerins said. â€œI think this summer will be the same, everyone doing it is certainly hopes that we get a solid film.â€?
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â€œDread Factoryâ€? script supervisor, Weston Henry, actress Alex Williamson, and Mark Kerins go over blocking for a scene in a film.
â€˜Oedipusâ€™ adaptation fumbles in the dark By LAUREN SMART
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Broken Gear Project Theatreâ€™s production of â€œOedipus the Kingâ€? tells this classic Greek tragedy from a harsh perspective, with a minimalist design. Steven Youngâ€™s adaptation brings the story to a more modern political setting, but the lack of upto-date language hurts the overall production. Many of the characters treat the words that they are speaking with an inept grasp of the meter, muddling the lines of verse, which in turn hurts the plot. Adrian Godinez gives a confident, engaging performance as a Chorus Leader that seems akin to the Public Relations Manager of Thebes, headset in ear. He speaks to the audience in a manner similar to a town hall meeting, which cleverly weds old and new politics. The other characters delivering plot points, the Priest (Rene Sarradet-Fuller) and the Guard (Jessica Dahl-Colaw), were played stiffly and the lines lost both poetry and poignancy in delivery. David Jeremiah as Oedipus is the highlight of this production. His strong-jawed assurance is alluring as he is the only actor who delivers his lines in a straightforward manner.
His authentic voice seems to be calling the audience to arms. Yet his passion for Jocasta (Lulu Ward) doesnâ€™t heat up until about halfway through his performance. Ward resembles a Hilary Clinton-esque, politicianâ€™s wife as Oedipusâ€™ Queen and Mother. She displays an appropriate amount of shock and dismay when it is revealed that her beloved is also her offspring. Joel Frapart does an excellent
Youâ€™d never guess what hate is dormant in your home.
â€”Oedipus the King
turn as Tiresias, the prophet of Oedipusâ€™ demise. His control over his voice is equal parts creepy and powerful. When his body is overtaken by a spirit, he very nearly embodies the seizure but is unable to rise from the chair without breaking the movement. G. David Trosko is another actor whose vocal control adds to his interesting performance as Creon, who will take over the throne should Oedipus fall. Design-wise the show is inconsistent. Alex Krusâ€™ emotional,
pounding music adds a dramatic edge to the show. The lighting design leaves some characters in the dark, though this may be due to limited resources. Finally, an interesting element that this play utilizes is projections, thanks to Beau Banningâ€™s media design. Clips from riots are shown, as well as Jeremiah speaking at a press conference. Itâ€™s an intriguing addition to a play that wrestles with the meshing of past and present. Despite some rough edges, â€œOedipus the Kingâ€? retains the edge of the original story, while taking a new stance on the issues presented by Sophocles. When Oedipus emerges from gouging his eyes out on the stage, it is gruesome and heartbreaking to watch Jeremiah stumble. The story is a great one and this production is filled with shining performances, even though it is constricted by a stiff adaptation. Broken Gears continues to aim for a more avant-garde approach to theater â€” a goal worthy of applause. â€œOedipus the Kingâ€? runs through May 8. Student tickets are $10 with ID, in advance. For more information visit brokengearstheatre.com.
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