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The Bush Library is set to open in April of 2013 to a host of former presidents and national level pundits and celebrities.

Bush Library transcends politics, showcases presidency TIM WELCH Contributing Writer Walking on campus one can’t help noticing the majestic brick structure towering over the eastern landscape of SMU. Over the summer, the iron skeleton fleshed itself with the Georgian-style red bricks typical of SMU. In April 2013, the long-awaited George W. Bush Presidential Center will at last open to the public. Brad Cheves, SMU vice president of development and external affairs, is optimistic for the Center’s eventual opening. “SMU and Dallas [are] the best locations – for accessibility, visibility, constituent support, and association with a distinguished university and a dynamic city,” Cheves said. Former President George W. Bush and the Bush Foundation have worked closely with SMU

to make this center – comprised of the library, museum and independent institute – a reality. Bush and former First Lady and alumna Laura Bush, both Dallas residents, have been very active and visual in their support of the center’s presence at SMU. Both have attended ceremonies, participated in symposia and, in Bush’s case, “dropped by” political science and journalism class lectures. However, not all reactions to the center have been positive. “Some members of the faculty and the United Methodist Church expressed concern about the Bush Institute, because it reports to the foundation and not the university. Their fear was that it would be a partisan entity that did not value freedom of expression, as SMU does,” Cheves said. The responsibility of allaying these concerns fell to SMU President Turner. Turner is confident SMU’s

academic integrity will foster bipartisanship. According to Cheves, Turner “made it clear that the cherished principles of SMU – academic freedom [and] open dialogue – would not be compromised, and indeed would be enhanced through such a resource for discussion and debate.” The Institute’s symposia reflected such academic integrity with many topics that “transcend politics.” These topics include education and opportunities for women, the use of technology in freedom movements, and global health. The museum will boast a vast collection of art important to the Bush family. In addition, the library will archive every photograph, document and email pertaining to the Bush administration. The center will contain more electronic data than all of the other presidential libraries combined, making it the most technologically

advanced presidential library of the 21st century. Relics of historic events of our generation will also be on display at the center. A twisted steel girder from the World Trade Center and a bullhorn used by Bush to address workers at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks head the 9/11 collection, a compilation of research regarding Sept. 11, 2001 and terrorism. The George W. Bush Presidential Center will open, champagne will flow, and an epicenter of this century’s historiography will make its home at SMU. “The articles, books, programs and dialogue that derive from the Center’s resources will result in perspectives that evolve over time,” Cheves said. The legacy of the first president of the new millennium making his library home at SMU coincides with the university’s centenary celebration.


JULIE FANCHER Contributing Writer The Mustang Express is expanding its services just in time for the new school year. For the first time, students and employees will be able to ride the Mustang Express on more than just the weekdays. As of Aug. 25, the Mustang Express operates every Saturday while classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. The route runs from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with service stops every 20 minutes. This will be in addition to the regular, weekday schedule, which runs Monday through Friday from 7:10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mark Rhodes, SMU director of parking and ID card services, said the decision to have the Mustang Express run on Saturdays came in response to a request by student leadership, the student body president and student riders looking for additional services. “We have a large number of professional programs that are Saturdays only and our campus does not stop operating on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. With Saturday service we will be able to give our students and employees another option than driving their cars to campus,” Rhodes said.

Students can find the Mustang Express stop at the center of campus, on Bishop Boulevard, by the Cox School of Business. “Potentially this will give greater access to campus for our students and give people another option to driving cars, making our campus a little greener,” Rhodes said. The Mustang Express is an easy form of transportation for students and employees to go to and from campus, as well as to a number of nearby stores and restaurants. Mockingbird Station, Greenville Avenue and North Park Mall are all accessible by the bus. The Mustang Express also helps connect students to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Red and Blue rail lines located over Northwest Highway at Mockingbird Station. The lines are an important form of transportation for students and employees without cars needing to get to and from campus or wanting to explore the city. Several years ago, there was no DART bus service from Mockingbird Station on the weekends. Many weekend staff members could get to Mockingbird Station but would have to walk to campus from there.

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Construction continues on Hilltop, students adapt EMILY HEFT Contributing Writer Alternate routes are available, but for non-locals passing through, these detours full of U-turns and side streets can be confusing to navigate. Students and visitors alike have been curious, but not angry about the campus expansion, Park ‘N Pony director Mark Rhodes said. Rhodes says Park ‘N Pony has received many inquiries about what exactly is being constructed, how to use alternate routes and where to park, but very few complaints. Most understand that the lack of parking and navigable roads are merely growing pains while the university expands its campus. The amount of parking passes sold during the semester has remained the same despite the new challenges of finding a space. Binkley Garage is the typical first destination of visitors and students who are unaware of other parking options.

Rhodes says it fills up quickly and remains full throughout the day. In response to the inquiries about where to park, Rhodes gives simple advice: use Moody Garage instead. Many of the upper levels parking spots remain vacant there. Near the construction site, an increase in traffic is apparent. Backed up lanes make the campus congested and more difficult to navigate. While a commuter lot was expanded over the summer to accommodate these students, Rhodes understands the traffic poses a greater challenge for commuter students. “Students who have to commute still have to commute,” he said. “They just have to account for the extra time to get here.” “It has been annoying to have to avoid Airline Road, because that is the easiest way to get from the parking garages to the highway. Binkley is always full also,” first-

year Moez Janmohammad, who brought his car to campus, said. Janmohammad rarely parks in other garages because of their location away from his dorm. “The walk is obnoxiously long from Moody to my dorm,” Janmohammad said. Bikers and pedestrians are affected by the construction as well. “It’s easier to get around by bike [than by car], but it’s still hard,” sophomore Andrew Perry said. Pedestrians complain not about the navigational problems, but about the dangers of crossing the street among cars with impatient drivers frustrated by the traffic. “It’s scary to cross the street, because drivers are confused by the construction and don’t look out for pedestrians. They are focused on where they are going and not on me,” first-year Katherine Zopatti said. But the main cause for the chaos seems to be worth the

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Students attend a ‘safe’ on-campus event sponsored by Program Council, IFC and the Athletic Department.

Block party brings campus together CALEB WOSSEN Contributing Writer Block Party on the Boulevard, held on Friday, commenced in low-key fashion. Around 9 p.m., students made their way to the flagpole for a night of dancing, food and fun. “I was actually just walking [and] saw lights, people,” graduate student Dameron Growe said. “As I came over, I saw people I knew,

free food, [I stayed to enjoy] the festivities.” The first Block Party, the brainchild of the Program Council in conjunction with Interfraternity Council and the Athletics Department, was held in 2011 to rouse enthusiasm and camaraderie for the new school year. “The whole team wanted to improve from the [last block party] and find things that were better,” John Machemehl, president of Program Council, said. “I think

the turn out [looks] great.” Representatives from student organizations also attended, circling the commotion with flyers and fun activities. Partygoers played ladder ball, shot free throws, and snacked on popsicles throughout the night. “[Association of Black Students] was contacted over the summer to get involved in the block party,” ABS President Devean Owens

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WEDNESDAY MONDAY nnAUGUST JANUARY 27,18, 2012 2012 lifest yle

SMU health spotlight: McKenna Cottam ANNE PARKER H&F Editor

a little bit of everything. A lot of girls are scared of picking up some weight or doing a few squats here and there, but that’s the only way to get the results you want. You can’t just focus on cardio. Strength training is super important. It burns more calories throughout a 24 hour period, burns more fat and builds muscle, which burns more calories than fat.

McKenna Cottam talks about staying fit, clean eats and college life McKenna may seem like your typical SMU student, but this girl has living a healthy lifestyle down to the tee. She is a petite blonde with an adorable, infectious personality and a positive outlook on life. You may see her killing it at the gym or out having fun with her friends. Whatever she is doing, she really seems to have it all together. Want to know how she does it? What is your daily routine like? I usually get up pretty early because I like to take my time doing whatever I do in the morning: coffee, breakfast, Live with Kelly, you know the usual. I usually work out in the morning so I’ll eat something light but that will give me

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McKenna varies her workouts between strength training and cardio sessions.

energy and keep me full through my workout. How many days a week do you work out? I usually try and work out five or six days a week. Some days are a little bit more mellow than others. I try and do at least 30 minutes of moving everyday. What does a typical day of clean eats look like for you? Breakfast: Oatmeal with peanut butter and bananas or greek yogurt and berries.

Lunch: I’m not huge on lunch but I tend to eat a small snack like lunches. Something like a small salad with some type of protein or an open face sandwich on whole wheat bread with turkey, hummus (instead of mayo), spinach, avocado and dijon. Later in the afternoon I’ll have something similar or just a big snack Dinner: Dinner is different every night but I try to include at least a fist size of protein and some dark greens, or some type of vegetable that’s not super oily and fried.

Campus Events MONDAY August 27

Engaged Learning Party: 100 Students; 100 Projects at 5 p.m. at the flagpole. PRE-MED 101 at 5 p.m. in room 131 DLSB.

I love quinoa as a grain because you can add almost anything to it and it will keep you full. What types of workouts do you do and what is your favorite? I do a lot of long distance running so it’s important to do cross training and resistance training as well. I will do longer cardio sessions about three days out of the week and more strength training and weight lifting on the other days. Over the past few years I’ve realized how important it is to do

What is your go to healthy meal/snack? When I’m feeling like I need a healthy but satisfying meal, I usually make turkey burgers with all different types of chopped vegetables mixed into the meat. Super easy, healthy and makes great leftovers. Snacks! Love ‘em. I usually will snack on things like some almonds, popchips with hummus and chopped vegetables. And any type of fruit! What’s your favorite cheat food?  If it is sweet, definitely ice cream sandwiches, or actually... anything with ice cream in it. And if it is salty, macaroni and cheese. I have this weird habit of always wanting to try it at restaurants. How do you incorporate

college life into healthy living? I try to have a healthy balance between a healthy lifestyle and having time for school and a social life. Working out and a healthy lifestyle is something that can be hard for a lot of people to incorporate into their life but if you love it, which I do, it doesn’t really seem like sticking to a plan or schedule. It is more about doing something I like and enjoy. I work better and get more done when I’m on the go so I usually workout in the morning and do my school stuff later in the day. I’m more energized and awake after I work out and it clears my head to focus on school and other things. Though going out all the time isn’t that great for someone, I don’t let my lifestyle get in the way of having fun. What do you do to maintain a healthy balance? I kind of have this 80/20 rule. I tell myself if I’m good 80 percent of the week I do whatever for the other 20 percent (on the weekends). Who is your favorite fitness or celebrity icon?  Hmm.. I love Kelly Ripa, she has great style and rockin’ bod and funny as heck.

Police Reports TUESDAY August 28

The Honorable Robert Jordan: Rumblings in the Arabian Gulf: Is America Still Relevant? at 5:30 p.m. in Jones Great Hall


PwC SMU Athletic Forum featuring Jimmy Johnson at noon at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. IFC PREVIEW at 6 p.m. behind Blanton building.

August 12:40 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Pi Kappa Alpha House. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Office for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Closed.

2:20 p.m. Burglary (No Force): Boaz Hall. Two students reported the theft of money and earrings. The theft occurred sometime between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open. 2:49 p.m. Theft: Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. A student reported the theft of his sunglasses. Open.

August 23 1:38 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: SMU Boulevard. A student was issued a citation and referred to the Student Conduct Office for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Closed.

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IFC hosts student trip to Rangers game JAN ANDERSON Contributing Writer On Saturday, more than 100 SMU students travelled to Arlington, Texas to cheer on another team in red and blue uniforms — ­ the Texas Rangers The Rangers took on the Minnesota Twins in game three of a four-game homestead and did not disappoint. The winners of the last two American League pennants

collected nine RBIs in the first three innings. The Twins did not score until the fourth inning and only accumulated three RBIs. Interfraternity Council (IFC), the governing body of 10 fraternity chapters at SMU, arranged tickets and transportation with funding from a division of Student Affairs, the First Six Weeks Activities Funding. The plans for this trip to the ballpark started last spring according to Alex Munoz, IFC’s vice president of programming.

IFC purchased 300 tickets and had 180 students sign up online as of lunchtime Saturday, but only 105 participants had congregated at the Flagpole by the scheduled 1 p.m. departure time. “For the first event, first time we’ve done this, we had over 100 students come with us. It’s good. We’ll improve upon it next time. It is something we’d like to do again,” IFC President Scott Robson said. Additionally, the event gives non-Greek students, especially

first-years, a chance to interact with fraternity members outside of campus, both at the game and on the buses, Robson said. Students attending the game were among the first 30,000 to arrive at the ballpark and therefore received a Ron Washington bobblehead doll. By late Saturday night, some of those 30,000 bobbleheads had already made their way onto eBay, with prices ranging from $0.99 to $50, not including shipping. In a video released by the

team, Ranger’s Manager Ron Washington said, “I really thought they did a good job with the bobblehead. In my wildest dreams I never thought I would have a bobblehead, but I certainly appreciate it. And they did a pretty good likeness.” As a Fort Worth native, firstyear Amy Paschall attended several games to the ballpark with her parents while growing up. She went to Saturday’s game for an opportunity “to meet a lot of people and have fun.”

While the sky was overcast when the game began, the sun came out after a couple of innings and warmed things up. A few students moved to the shaded concourse to watch the game on TVs located at the concession stands. Students who attended the event were interested in attending a Rangers’ game with IFC next year. IFC hopes to plan an even better event for the Class of 2017.

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said. “I thought it was a great idea for our organization to get involved. I encourage other organizations to do it next year.” The main attraction of the party was the dance floor. Program Council tapped Billy the Kid of 106.1 Kiss FM to host and disc jockey the event. Kid supplied music for the entire night, spinning an eclectic mix of tunes. Singer Jonathan Cook and guitarist Caleb Turman of local pop-punk outfit Forever the Sickest Kids cohosted the event and played

stage fixtures. Attendees responded to tunes by hitting the dance floor and getting loose. The energy of the crowd lasted all night, with dancers bobbing and stepping in lighthearted revelry. Party-goers wobbled, chacha-ed and shuffled in tireless succession. “I like the music, and the food [is] really good,” freshman Christina Collier said. “I liked the [song selection] – a lot of throwbacks.” Program Council thanked local restaurant-caterer Bubba’s and event

sponsor Cutter halfway through the night. SMU Student Body President Alex Mace then called for students to storm the stage for photo-ops with Billy the Kid. Students basked in the good vibes of the night for hours. “I am very impressed. This is exactly what we wanted,” Elise McDonald, Program Council’s vice president of finance, said. “We wanted people to come out and have a great time. I am glad there are so many upperclassmen and freshmen here, having a good time on the block.”

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“This was another reason to add Saturday service, because that population was underserved once they got to Mockingbird station,” Rhodes said. “This decision will benefit a good portion of people who work and live on campus and rely on the Mustang Express.” Many students believe this will be a positive addition to the Mustang Express schedule and will give them a chance to explore

the surrounding areas. “It will give students, especially the new freshman who don’t have cars, an easy way to check out their new city and get off campus for a while,” senior Mattie Eiland said. “Students should take advantage of what the Mustang Express has to offer.” “If you haven’t ridden it before, I would suggest you hop on and see where it takes you,” Rhodes said.

Students can ride DART and the Mustang Express for free with an SMU transit pass. Once students purchase a pass for $5, they are able to ride DART for free all year. Annual renewals of the transit pass are free. Students can order their DART transit passes online and then pick them up at the Park ‘N Pony office located in Suite 101 of the Expressway Tower Building.


SMU construction will continue on campus until Fall 2014 when two-year residential rules will go into effect.

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traffic. The SMU Residential Commons Complex will bring more on-campus housing for students, a dining hall and a parking garage with 800 new spaces. This new lot will

accommodate students, employees and service vehicles,” Rhodes said. The complex, located between the Dedman Center and Moody Coliseum, is a central location that will be easy to access by students. It is set to open Fall 2014. The multiple road closures are

not all due to the construction of the new buildings, however. The ultimate goal for construction is to ease access to campus. “I hope all this wait is worth it. If transport speeds are improved, I’ll be satisfied,” sophomore Daisuke Takeda, said.


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SMU construction a necessary nuisance Tashika Varma Editor In chief

I never pass up a chance to show off SMU to my friends from out of town since the term gorgeous is often associated with our campus. Earlier in August, my best friend came up to Dallas from Houston for a visit. She was filled with excitement to see SMU’s beautiful campus since that’s all I’ve been talking about for the past three years. I drove her around campus and instead of beautiful flowers and buildings, all we saw were fences, bulldozers and road closures. In addition to the construction, it is impossible to drive around campus fluidly. Let’s just say, she was impressed with Dallas Hall’s main lawn and the boulevard, but not the rest of campus. With all the road closures, using SMU Boulevard to get to campus is now useless. Fraternity row is a hassle to drive down. Also, it is rare to go the actual speed limit due to the plethora of construction vehicles. Parking on campus has also been affected, especially for commuter students. Instead of leaving 15 minutes before class to drive, park and walk to class, I now have to leave 25 to 30 minutes before class starts to find a parking spot. Most of the time, Binkley and Airline garage are full (unless you have an 8 a.m. class), and occasionally you can grab a spot in Moody. Even the commuter parking lot of University Boulevard fills up in peak class times. I know personally, I’ve circled Moody and Airline trying to find spots. The result is me creepily following somebody walking back to their car. The entire process is quite frustrating and very stalker-like for the driver. Getting to Dedman Rec Center is harder than ever with the construction because you are competing with residents in Binkley and commuters in Moody for a parking spot. The other problem that comes with the construction is the bad roads that have developed. Driving around, it’s impossible not to hit potholes. Even off-campus parking is being affected by the construction. The bookstore parking lot has limited parking. Unless you go early in the morning or late in the evening, getting a spot is a waiting game. Construction is a hassle. Road closures make it harder to get around campus. Parking takes way longer than it should and our campus is not as gorgeous as it used to be. All of this is pretty unfortunate for students and faculty on campus, but it is just a means to a great end. Looking into the future, this mess will benefit SMU and the younger generation of SMU students by giving them a great presidential library and four new residential commons. Even though I will not get to experience the new improvements as a student, as an alumna I will get to show off the beautiful new and improved SMU to my friends in the future.

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Recent gun violence should spark national policy debate Tim Welch Contributor On Friday morning, I logged onto my computer, pulled up the Internet and was shocked to see an article on Yahoo that read, “Shooting at Empire State Building.” How terrifying is it that we live in a time in which it’s almost trivial to hear about another rampage shooting – only the locations change. After I watched Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s press conference, I called my sister to talk about the shooting and the phenomenon it represents, and we both wondered: how long before the location is our city, our place of employment, our friends and family? “Why is our society so impotent at curbing gun violence?” — I ranted on Facebook, much, I’m sure, to the chagrin of my conservative compatriots. Although, this isn’t as much an ideological question as it is a pragmatic one: simply, we need to stop people from

killing each other. Not so simply, how do we do it? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 30,000 Americans die every year due to gun-related injuries. Guns kill people. Yet, as per the Second Amendment of the US Constitution — the one to which right-wingers so desperately cling – “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This means that our government cannot holistically ban firearms, but it can regulate the conditions under which guns are owned. Enter “gun control,” that loaded term that serves so easily as a cleavage between right and left. After a major gun-related tragedy, such as high-profile murders and rampage killings (which were both more rare in the days of President Kennedy and Charles Whitman, but now are becoming almost commonplace in the days of Trayvon Martin and James

Holmes), rhetoric around these terms boils up again, begging the hind-sighted question: are we doing enough? As long as these tragedies continue to occur, obviously we’re not. The Brady Act – named after James Brady, whom John Hinckley, Jr. shot in 1981 during an assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan – lists 10 prohibitions under which a firearm cannot be purchased. It once required background checks to be performed on purchasers. However, the Supreme Court case, Printz v. U.S. – which was funded by the National Rifle Association (NRA) – overturned this provision as unconstitutional, as per the Tenth Amendment. The law itself was upheld, and most state and local law officials still perform the background checks, as it is their legal prerogative. However, there is no longer a mandated waiting period prior to actually buying a gun, and background checks are not legally required at the federal level. Leniency is lethal. Making

it easier to obtain a firearm only makes it easier for acts of gun violence to occur. These devices, which perform often illegal acts, are sold legally. I’m not saying we should criminalize all gun ownership –— that would be undemocratic. I actually agree with the Second Amendment, which is why I support strong regulation of gun ownership. Guns are made to inflict harm. Therefore, it is the responsibility of society to ensure guns don’t reside in the wrong hands. The way this insurance is achieved is through strong, serious regulation and control of ownership and, of course, serious and legitimate enforcement of gun laws. Without strict gun control, we can count on gun violence to happen again and again. Let’s be smart. Let’s be safe. Let us have real gun control.

Welch is a sophomore majoring in accounting.

Evidence of election fraud shocks long-time supporters W. Tucker keene Opinion Editor Last year, I started a blog supporting the longest of long shot presidential candidates. This man, for whom I held deep respect, resigned after it was revealed that he had been elected primarily due to election fraud. Thaddeus McCotter, a five-term congressman from Detroit, was best known for his self-deprecating wit and very expansive vocabulary. He was also quite knowledgeable on policy and political theory, and his ill-fated presidential run reflected this quite well. Shortly after I started the blog, another girl who had been supporting him joined on to write with me. His campaign contacted me within my first thirty website views, and I was quickly granted an online interview with him. He even sent me a copy of his book Seize Freedom (an incredible work of philosophy, policy and wit, very much worth reading if you get the chance), signed “Thank you, Tucker!” I was beginning to feel pretty important. I had started the blog on a whim late one night, and suddenly I was closely involved with a presidential campaign. Many of his top staffers added me on Facebook, which further fed my ego. One of his staffers offered me an official job on the campaign in late September. I willfully

accepted, feeling at the top of the world as I now was working on a presidential campaign, quixotic as it may be. The very next day, I heard via Twitter that he had ended his campaign, just over two months after it started. Congressman McCotter stayed out of the news for most of the next year, but resurfaced in May when it was announced that he had somehow failed to turn in enough signatures to get on the primary ballot of his House race. As he was an incumbent who had done this five times before, this was certainly curious. He had decided to run as a write in candidate instead, which isn’t unheard of. And then, the real news broke. McCotter failed to qualify for the ballot because the signatures on his petition were fraudulent. With this news, he dropped his write in bid and resigned from Congress. The man I had supported for president just a year earlier had just resigned from Congress under suspicion of election fraud. This broke my heart. Perhaps this is how John Edwards supporters felt. With my faith shaken, in early August the attorney general of Michigan announced the results of his investigation into the charges of fraud. He found McCotter was innocent of fraud, but very much guilty of terrible judgment. This was a small relief, but several of his

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Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., holds a news conference to announce a Social Security reform bill he is introducing in the House on Sept. 12, 2011 on Capitol Hill.

staffers face several years in prison for their actions. Thankfully, none of the ones I knew were among those charged. But the real kicker was this: McCotter’s staff had fraudulently submitted signatures in each of the three previous elections. Five of his nine years in the House were the result of fraud. Election fraud is very real, and can have pretty severe consequences. Fraud went undetected for three consecutive campaign seasons, allowing some unscrupulous staffers to skate by, fraudulently reelecting a clearly lazy and unorganized congressman.

Devastated as I was by the charges, I still proudly have two “Thaddeus McCotter 2012” bumper stickers (one on my car, and one on my laptop), and I stand by his 2012 campaign and my position on it. That even the people I respect and admire the most in Congress can be so corrupted reinforces that, as McCotter said in his resignation letter, it truly is a “promotion... from public servant to sovereign citizen.” Keene is a junior majoring in political science, economics and public policy.


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Team captain midfielder T.J. Nelson makes a break in the opening game against Campbell Aug. 24 at Wescott field.

Women win, men tie in opening doubleheader DEMETRIO TENIENTE Contributing Writer

women The women’s soccer team got back to .500 after defeating Oral Roberts 2-1 Friday at Westcott Field. The Mustangs bounced back from a disappointing 1-0 loss to San Diego State a week ago, to deliver a dominating performance with an impressive display of offense and stellar defense. SMU’s first goal came at the 25:12 mark, as ORU attempted to clear the ball only to have their efforts stymied by Mallory Baum who intercepted the ball and almost instantaneously found Taylor Robinson flying up the middle. Robinson fired a deadly shot from about 25 yards out that scored the Mustangs’ first goal of the season. Junior midfielder Robinson sat out all of last season due to a knee injury and rehabilitation from ACL surgery. “[Robinson] is a living testament that with hard work you can come back stronger and better than before,” sophomore forward Shelby Redman said. The Mustangs scored again off a header by Kenzie Scovill at the 81:50 mark, that was expertly set up from the left side by a skillful cross from Courtney Smith. "She serves such a good ball

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men The Mustangs move to 0-0-1 after a draw Friday with Campbell at Westcott Field. Goalkeeper Jaime Ibarra-Perez had a total of eight saves on that night. One of the more impressive saves was the 29th-minute dive to force a shot by Campbell’s Keegan Terry to sail wide. “[Ibarra-Perez] played solid as usual, making the big save towards the end of the first half to keep the score even,” team captain T.J. Nelson said. “He also helped settle us down when the game was getting frantic by taking some time on the ball when he had it.” The game remained scoreless until the 54th minute when freshman midfielder Eddie

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Puskarich put the Mustangs in front. “Eddie did a good job going up and down the right side, whipping some good crosses that lead to shots on goal,” Nelson said. The goal came off a pass from freshman Leobardo Vasquez, and set up the 25-yard rocket that hit off the crossbar and in. Puskarich was named First Team All-State 2010 to 2011, First Team All-District 2009-11, Offensive MVP 2009 to 2011 and First Team Soccer Academic AllState as a junior. The Mustangs held the lead until the 63rd minute when Campbell’s Ricki Gaez essentially forced the draw. A cross from teammate Mitchell Cardenas set up the header by Gaez that tied the game. “It’s early in the year and with time I feel like we’ll finish more goal scoring opportunities,” sophomore forward Will Smith said. Nelson noted his team’s success in moving the ball from side to side to create scoring opportunities for themselves, but feels there is still room for improvement. “We need to work a little more on our defending as a unit and for a quicker recovery from offense to defense with better communication on the field,” he said. Next the Mustangs look toward Labor Day weekend and the Hurricane Classic. They will face No.5 USF on Aug.31 and No. 2 New Mexico on Sep. 2.

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second and third sets 25-17 and 25-20. SMU came back in the fourth set with a 26-24 thanks to ending kills by Bula and junior transfer Maddie Lozano. In the fifth and final frame, the Mustangs lost 15-12. However Manning and Bula earned AllTournament honors for their success over the weekend. The team will be back near home for its next matches in the TCU Tournament Aug. 31 and Nov. 1 against TCU, Army and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.


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Inspired by 2 Days in New York, we compiled a list of our favorite films set in the city that never sleeps. Getting tired of the slow-paced shuffling of the South? Even if you don’t have the time or money to travel to New York City, here are some classic films that take place in the empire state.

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Chris Rock and Julie Delpy in 2 Days in New York. Delpy stars as Marion in the film that she both wrote and directed.

French let loose in ‘2 Days in New York’ CHASE WADE Arts & Entertainment Editor

The French always have a way of romanticizing themselves on screen. Movies like Midnight in Paris and Moulin Rouge! bleed with self-centered satisfaction of the City of Light. However in Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in New York, the French are far from romantic. As a sequel to her 2007 2 Days in Paris, the film follows Mingus and Marion, a Manhattan couple whose lives takes a turn for the hectic when Marion’s rambling Parisian family visits New York for an extended stay. Marion’s French family aren’t necessarily the world’s greatest

house guests. They are loud, rude and even eat with their mouths open. In fact, the visitor’s etiquette is so deplorable, it gives Mingus, played by Chris Rock, nightmares. Even though 2 Days in New York gives you ample reasons to hate the visiting French pests, as the end credits roll, you end up loving them. Most of this affection comes from the quick, witty dialogue engrossed in Delpy’s polished script. The exchanges, which happen in both French and English are fast and funny. Being family, no subject is left for dead. During one scene, while the family is enjoying their first dinner together, topics range from Mingus’ satisfaction with President

Obama to the uselessness of air conditioning. However, this sporadic style of changing the dialogue’s direction, just like Marion’s view of her family as the film progresses, wears over time to the point of annoyance. It’s not often that we see Chris Rock on screen in a serious role. The actor has spent much of his time voicing Marty in the Madagascar animated features. It’s nice to have Rock back on screen and his portrayal of Mingus is honest and does most of the film’s heavy lifting. Delpy is a triple threat in 2 Days in New York as a writer, director and the female lead. Of her three job titles, Delpy lacks the most in direction. While

the writing was superb, Delpy’s camera work was lacking and flat relying mostly on the rule of thirds to get by. Delpy also made some bad calls in terms of editing. Some scenes were cut too short and came across as chaotic. Perhaps the film’s best performance was given by Delpy’s actual, and on-screen, father Albert Delpy as Jeannott. Jeannott knows not a word of English but manages to take to the American lifestyle fittingly. At the heart of 2 Days in New York is the subject of family and the ever present storyline of accepting one’s familial past. Delpy crafts a a compelling story through this channel that entertains from beginning to end.

Take a trip back to your childhood with the second installment of the Home Alone series. Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, gets lost in the Big Apple and, of course, trouble ensues. The oddball of the McCallister clan takes advantage of being alone and takes New York by storm in the process.

“Who you gonna call?” The paranormal comedy follows three of New York’s misfit parapsychologists. Ghostbusters, as the name implies, track down the paranormal activity that infests New York. One of Bill Murray’s most well-known films has reached pop culture status while also developing a cult-like following. If you’re growing tired of movies with mundane action scenes and comedies with the same punchline, then stick to the classics like Ghostbusters.

Picture John Travolta in a white polyester suit. Want more? Saturday Night Fever takes a raw look into one of New York’s hidden cultures — the disco scene. Travolta plays Tony, an uneducated Brooklyn teen trying to find a balance between the dance floor and his ordinary life. From Manhattan to Brooklyn, all of New York’s bustling boroughs are incorporated into the film. - Parminder Deo