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Dr. Eric G. Bing, director for global health at the Bush Institute, spoke at SMU Wednesday night.
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The SMU Mustangs and the TCU Horned Frogs face off in the rain at last year’s Battle for the Iron Skillet at Ford Stadium. TCU won the game 24-16.
SMU, TCU fight for Iron Skillet Billy Embody Sports Writer email@example.com SMU and TCU’s Battle for the Iron Skillet is entering its 94th meeting and both teams are below .500 and could use a big win for team morale as both are coming off of losses to Texas A&M and Texas Tech respectively. “I think the best thing about what they do is they do what they do and do it well,” SMU Head Coach June Jones said. “They don’t try to do anything else, but physically beat you and know their schemes and they do a good job of that.” There are revenge games for SMU and other smaller rivalries like Houston, but it doesn’t get much bigger for SMU when they face TCU and while the players try
not to treat it as a bigger game, they know what is at stake. “It’s bragging rights. Alumni love this game. I bet they wouldn’t care if we won another game. It’s just a lot of emotion and passion,” SMU linebacker Randall Joyner said. “To be able to win two years was an amazing feeling and we’re looking to do that again.” SMU is about as close to a 0-3 start as you can get, but avoided it with their last-second comeback over Montana State. Last week, SMU had trouble with Texas A&M’s high-tempo offense and TCU has had a bye week to prepare and that could mean some new wrinkles to their offense. “He’ll [TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson] have some new wrinkles in there I’m sure,” Jones said. “You always do. As the season goes on you add things and I’m sure he’ll
be no different offensively and defensively for them.” TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin replaced Casey Pachall after Pachall went down with an injury. His dual-threat ability will be a tough challenge for the SMU defense this week. “Boykin can certainly run around. I think when he gets into the open field, you’ve got real problems because he can run,” Jones said. “Not only can he move, but he’s fast and can shake you.” Look for TCU to get back to the running game more this week after using Boykin as the main running game against Texas Tech, but Patterson would like to use their running backs to settle Boykin down a little bit. For the SMU offense, the concern has to be in the redzone, where SMU has consistently
had trouble putting the ball in the endzone and settling for field goals. “That’s been a big focus of ours during practice this week and last week has been finishing drives and turning field goals into touchdowns,” SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert said. “We’ve had a lot of yards, but we’ve just got to do a better job of finishing.” Another concern for SMU is if last year’s Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Devonte Fields plays. Fields racked up two and a half sacks against SMU and will be a tough player to stop for the offensive line. If SMU can force turnovers and score in the redzone, the Mustangs may be able to steal a win in Fort Worth for the second meeting in a row, but it will be a tall order for SMU given their recent struggles.
Sororities prepare for Panhellenic Preview KARA Jones Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org For many involved in Greek life, recruitment begins long before the formal recruitment week in January. One example of this is Panhellenic Preview, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29. Any first-year, sophomore or junior girl hoping to join a sorority will take part in Panhellenic Preview. This is the second year that Panhellenic Preview is a required part of recruitment. All eight Panhellenic sororities will take part in Panhellenic Preview. Panhellenic Preview is an all day event starting at 9 a.m and lasting until 5 p.m. Panhellenic Preview is essentially the first day of recruitment. The girls taking part will be separated into groups and will then visit all eight houses. Throughout the day, the girls line up in front of the houses, listen to the door chants and talk to girls in every house, just as they will four months from now during formal recruitment week, which is Jan. 12 to 16. Unlike formal recruitment, when girls are specifically told what to wear, Panhellenic Preview outfits are left up to the potential new member’s choice.
Trevor Thrall Opinion Editor email@example.com Even in remote areas of developing countries, finding an ice cold Coca-Cola is an easy task. Less easy to find is a cure for cervical cancer, but Dr. Eric G. Bing envisions a world where medical care and soda are equally obtainable. And when vinegar is the only ingredient needed to test for signs of cervical cancer, Bing’s idea doesn’t seem so out of reach. The director for global health at the Bush Institute informed a room of SMU students that a technician could be trained to detect cervical lesions with just vinegar, and then freeze them in the same way warts are treated. Bing presented “Making a Cure for Cancer as Accessible as a Coca-Cola” Wednesday night and shared his passion for global healthcare. Cervical cancer prevention was just one example of inexpensive medical procedures, but one that is close to Bing’s heart. He told the story of a patient who found out she had cervical cancer too late. She lived in the United States where healthcare is widely available, but still experienced tremendous pain before her death. “This is my mother I’m talking about,” Bing said after the story. “I thought to myself, ‘how in the world could the mother of a doctor die of such an easily preventable disease?’” This heightened Bing’s concern for those with even less of a shot at leading healthy lives.
He now creates programs aimed at solving global health issues and encourages others to join. “Many of the solutions will come from people who think very, very differently than doctors and nurses,” Bing said. On a trip to renovate a health clinic in Zambia this summer, Bing selected SMU students majoring in different subjects to bring varied perspectives to the project. He promoted the Bush Institute as a great place for students who want to make a difference, regardless of political views. “It’s about solving problems. So whoever you are, whatever you are, you have a place there,” Bing said. Students in attendance of the event were eager to learn about the opportunities offered by the Bush Institute. Alpha Epsilon Delta, the health preprofessional honor society, hosted the lecture, so some students already knew of Bing’s work. First-year Gillian Wright said she admires Bing’s passion for global healthcare. She aspires to be a surgeon and also wants to help those in developing countries. “I’m not in it for the money, I’m in it to make people’s lives better,” Wright said. Bing sees the less fortunate as individuals full of potential, living in an environment that does not facilitate well-being. He hopes for a future where poor health would not be a limiting factor. “My real goal, my real passion is to make healthcare as accessible as a Coke,” Bing said. “And we don’t know where the solution will come from. It may even come right from here at SMU, from one of you.”
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Students run to their new sorority houses after receiving their official bid cards following rush week in January.
According to Panhellenic President Lauren Fann, the overall goal of Panhellenic Preview is to better prepare the potential new members. Panhellenic Preview is meant to “take away the element of surprise that recruitment tends to give the potential new members. We have found that by allowing a mock run-through of recruitment that both the chapter women and the potential
new members feel more at ease when real recruitment takes place.” Whether it’s practicing door chants or figuring out logistics, many of the sororities have been preparing for Panhellenic Preview for some time now. Sorority members are finding ways to make every girl more relaxed on the day of Panhellenic Preview. Emily Heft, a sophomore Delta Gamma said,
“I hope Panhellenic Preview will help [first-years] feel comfortable about the recruitment process and hopefully we will be welcoming some to their future homes when we open our doors to them on Sunday.” Considering this is the second year that Panhellenic Preview is required the sophomore sorority
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Serial entrepreneur and investor Alan Shor shared his experience at Teavana Holdings Inc., a specialty tea and tea accessory chain, at a SMU Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Club meeting on Wednesday. The across campus club that encourages the entrepreneurial spirit invited Shor to be the first speaker of the semester because Shor has worked as both an entrepreneur and an investor. “We wanted someone who was involved in a business that
all of the students had heard of, had created tremendous wealth for the entrepreneur and was international,” Simon Mak said. Mak teaches entrepreneurship in the department of strategy and entrepreneurship in the Cox School of Business and sponsors the club. Shor wanted the audience to take away two things from his lecture. First, he wanted to instill confidence in the students. “I want them to think that they can do it and this isn’t some pipe dream,” Shor said. “There are real people
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FRIDAY n SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 Dining
Spend an evening relaxing over tapas at Cafe Madrid Mallory Ashcraft Food Editor email@example.com At Cafe Madrid, diners have a chance to slow the pace of dayto-day life over a good meal with friends, tapas-style. Cafe Madrid is a small traditional Spanish restaurant with a long menu of tapas dishes to be enjoyed inside the cozy indoor dining room or out on the airy patio. Tapas are small appetizer dishes that are meant for sharing. Many dishes can be ordered over the course of a leisurely evening to make a meal. Savoring each bite while conversing with friends is part of the dining experience. The only slightly stressful part of the experience is deciding what to enjoy first from a menu with so many options. A good choice in this situation would be the tortillas Espanolas, or the Spanish omelet. Not an omelet like Americans are used to at all, this dish comes out looking like a wedge of soft bread baked with potatoes and eggs. On the side there is an avocado aiolilike sauce for dipping that adds richness to the savory flavor of the omelet. The chorizo, of course, is a Spanish classic. The fatty, spicy pork sausage is served in a garlic and wine sauce and has a slightly
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The flourless chocolate cake at Cafe Madrid tasted like solid dark chocolate.
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The hot, spicy garlic pepper sauce is the best part of the garlic shrimp dish at Cafe Madrid.
sweet flavor to it. One dish that is consistently tasty is the shrimp in garlic. The shrimp is sauteed and served in a delicious garlic sauce that has a hot and spicy pepper flavor. The skewered beef, cooked with a flavorful marinade, is excellent. The skewered lamb is also very good, and comes with a sweet honey-flavored dipping sauce. The grilled chicken is
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marinated in the same marinade as the beef. It’s normally a safe bet, but unfortunately this time the chicken came out under cooked – a disappointment, but an exception from previous positive experiences with the dish. On the vegetable side, the grilled portobello mushroom caps are juicy and succulent, and pine nuts and garlic add a nice flavor to the sauteed spinach. The vegetable medley is a flavorful
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combination of cauliflower, summer squash and tomato sauce. The watermelon salad, made with tomatoes, bell peppers avocado and watermelon, is very refreshing. Last but not least, the flourless chocolate cake was rich, dark and thick – satisfying to chocolate purists. Prices at Cafe Madrid vary, but most individual tapas dishes cost between $6 and $9.
Website: http://www.cafemadrid-dallas.com Hours: Monday - Thursday: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Friday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - midnight Closed on Sunday Reservations: Only accepted for groups of six or more people.
SEPTEMBER 24 SEPTEMBER 23 1:13 PM. Assault. 6400 Bishop Blvd. A student was cited and released for assaulting another student at this location. Closed. 4:13 PM. Fire Alarm. Beta Theta Pi House. A water leak in the fire alarm sprinkler system activated the horns and strobes at this location. A request was made for a technician for maintenance on the system. Closed.
8:40 AM. Theft. Owens Art Center. A theft was reported at this location. Open.
9:41 PM. Fire Alarm. Shuttles Hall. Officers and UPFD responded to a fire alarm activation at this location due to burnt popcorn in a microwave. Closed.
1:54 PM. Duty on Striking an Unattended Vehicle. Moody Parking Garage. An individual reported she saw someone in a vehicle strike a parked vehicle and they failed to leave a note. Open.
11:59 PM. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Virginia Snider Hall. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for having drug paraphernalia. Closed.
SEPTEMBER 25 4:30 AM. Criminal Mischief. 6116 North Central Expressway. An officer found a door shattered at this location. Open.
SEPTEMBER 26 9:13 AM. Theft. Hughes Trigg Student Center. A theft was reported at this location. Open.
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Dallas apologizes for 40-year-old murder Rebekah Tate Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Forty years after 12-year-old Santos Rodriguez was shot in the head while handcuffed in a squad car by a Dallas police officer, Mayor Mike Rawlings recognized the necessity to address Dallas’ history of racism. In his closing remarks of the first panel discussion in the four-part series — addressing race, Rawlings may have given the Rodriguez family the justice they have been waiting for. “I will tell you this. I have got a lot of questions about apologizing for the death of Santos Rodriguez. To the mother Bessie, I don’t have any clue why this city hasn’t apologized for that. There is no excuse for that. On behalf of the citizens of Dallas, on behalf of the Dallas city council and on behalf of the Dallas police department, we wholeheartedly apologize,” he said. Rawlings’ statement marked the first formal apology made to the Rodriguez family on behalf of the city of Dallas since Santos’ death in 1973. Director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program Rick Halperin said the apology is a major event in the history of Dallas and race relations. “Recognizing past historical injustices, and then apologizing for them, is a major step in the process of reconciliation and healing. The mayor’s apology now allows the city to move forward in a healthier way in its discussions about the status of race relations in Dallas,” he said. In July of 1973, Santos Rodriguez and his 13-year-old brother David were accused of stealing $8 in change from a vending machine in the Little Mexico area of Dallas. Patrolman Roy Arnold and partner Darrell Cain arrested the boys in the middle of the night and drove them back to the scene of the crime. Cain, who later testified that he emptied the
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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings meets with President Obama in 2011.
bullets from his service weapon, put his gun to Santos’s head and played a game resembling Russian roulette in an effort to coerce a confession. When Santos refused to talk, Cain pulled the trigger shooting Santos in the head. Dallas Police Lt. Anthony Williams grew up in South Dallas and remembers the death of Santos Rodriguez. Williams referred to the mayor’s actions as “courageous” and noted that several mayors have come and gone since the shooting and have failed to give an apology. “It was 40 years in the making and I think it was a big step forward,” Williams said. “I applaud the mayor, I applaud his sincerity and I applaud his interest in the topic in terms of having an open discussion about that. And I can only hope and pray that he didn’t even have a second thought about it because he knew it was the right thing to do.” According to Halperin, the apology came as a shock to the Rodriguez family. Bessie Rodriguez, Santos’ mother was not present for the event but when she got the call informing her of the apology she was so shocked she had to sit down to keep from falling over he said. A jury in Austin convicted Cain
of murder with malice in 1973. He was sentenced to five years in prison and served only about half that sentence before being paroled. As the “Conversations about Race” series continues Halperin encourages people to remain committed to the human rights cause, mainly remembering that there is no such thing as a lesser person. Halperin said that although the apology was long overdue it “should serve as a clear reminder that the pursuit of justice is frequently a long and very frustrating process...but that commitment to principle in defense and advocacy of human rights and human dignity is worth the struggle.” The “Conversations about Race” series is the introduction to the “Dallas Faces Race: Face Race 2014 National Conference” that will be held Nov. 13-15, 2014. The date for the second panel discussion in the “Conversations about Race” series has yet to be released. This panel will address the impact of race on youth. The event is open to the public but seating will be limited so registration is required. For updates on the date of the event and to register www.visitconversationsaboutrace. eventbrite.com.
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who have done incredible things with an idea and a passion and a disciple and a focus. If Andy Mack can do it, if these kind of people can do it, start businesses and make them wild successful, I can too.” Shor helped founders Andy and Nancy Mack develop Teavana from a 12-store-operation across eight states to a company with over 300 stores in three countries. After failed talks to several larger companies such as Starbucks, Whole Foods and McDonalds, Teavana filed for an IPO July 2011. The Atlanta based retailer sold 20 percent of the company and kept 80 percent ownership. The 20 percent they sold, returned their investment five times. “Ironically, a year later, after Starbucks didn’t want to talk to us, they made us an offer,” Shor said. Starbucks bought Teavana for $620 million effective Dec. 31, 2012. Mack’s net worth increased from $20 million to $400 million. “That’s just a great example of entrepreneurship,” he said. According to Shor, entrepreneurship is not about luck. Rather, it is about finding the right business idea, putting together a great plan, finding strategic capital, building the right team at the right time and when that business grows, knowing when to exit. Shor has worked with a number of companies including Zales, where he served as the COO, board member and president. Shor, former adjunct professor at SMU’s Cox School of Business, is currently the co-founder and president of The Retail Connection. The Retail
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members have already been through Panhellenic Preview and know what to expect. “Panhellenic Preview helped me meet a lot of girls from each sorority and gave me a better understanding of what recruitment week would be like,” said sophomore Pi Beta Phi member Alex Wippler.
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Alan Shor, co-founder and president of The Retail Connection, spoke at SMU on Wednesday.
Connection is a Dallas based retail brokerage, development and investment firm. Christopher Fish, a junior majoring in advertising and a member of the club, found both the investment and entrepreneurial sides of business intriguing. “It was interesting to hear about the process of investing and the difference between a serious entrepreneur and an entrepreneur who is not too serious about his work,” Fish said. Secondly, Shor wanted audience members to be curious about things. “You want people to ask questions and to want to learn,” he said. “Being an entrepreneur is learning.
It’s learning everyday.” Fish thought curiosity was the most important thing to being a good entrepreneur and maintaining a long-term business financially. “I think it’s being able to take that original curiosity of how to solve a problem or innovating in a certain industry and maintaining it with your passion,” Fish said. Shor hopes that his presentation gave students great examples of things they could do and the belief they can accomplish similar things. “In 10 years, if I could see them on the cover of Ink, Forbes, or Fortune, I‘d be the happiest guy around,” Shor said.
On the other side of preview, many potential new members are anxious to see what Panhellenic Preview and recruitment in general will hold for them. “As of now, I’m still a little unsure of what exactly happens in rush and what is expected so I’m hoping this will clear things up,” said Lily Thomas, a first-year planning on going through recruitment. “I’m hoping to get to meet some girls
and feel better prepared for rush in the spring.” Although some potential new members may feel overwhelmed or nervous, Fann’s advice is to “be yourself. If you are yourself, you will be sure to find a home in any one of the eight chapters that will build on your strengths and improve on your weaknesses as well as provide you with lifelong friendships.”
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SMU’s sorority parking dangerous r. burst Contributing Writer email@example.com Parking near SMU’s sorority row is all about luck and is turning into something more on the dangerous side: long walks in the dark with lifethreatening scares. Fall classes at SMU were in session for three weeks and there were five assaults reported. Three of these five assaults were sexual assaults that occurred on campus during nighttime hours. Due to the recent rape cases on SMU’s campus, it is not safe for sorority residents to walk far distances at night because of a lack of available parking spots. Airline Garage is an alternative to the outside lots. However, the garage is almost always full during the week especially during regular class hours. At night, walking from the garage tends to be frightening and hazardous because of the intersection at Airline Road and Daniel Avenue. The crosswalk lights at the intersection do not work, which makes this alternative an even more dangerous option. In the past, when criticized about the lack of parking, Director of Park ‘N Pony Mark Rhodes said, “Location, location, location is everything… People want to park next to the front door.” Without a doubt, sorority residents want to park near the front door to help prevent possible dangerous attacks or life-threatening situations. On-campus residents purchase
parking passes that cost $280 in hopes of being able to find parking spots close to their residence. However, this is not the case for sorority residents who struggle everyday to find open spots. The lack of parking is partially because of the construction of the Chi Omega house located next to the Faculty Club building. As a result, there are about 14 parking spots located in the construction zone that cannot be used for parking. Another reason for the lack of parking availability is because University Park changed about 40 parking spots surrounding Sorority Park from public parking to two-hour parking. This makes it nearly impossible for sorority residents to use these spots during the week because of the difficulties faced trying to relocate one’s car between classes. University Park should change their two-hour parking spots back to regular parking for the safety of SMU students. This will open about 40 parking spaces that sorority residents will have access to. These parking spots are close to the sorority houses and can possibly prevent nighttime assaults from occurring. SMU plays a role in this as well. The SMU administration needs to make this appeal to University Park. University Park: it is time to change the two-hour parking back to regular parking. Help prevent sexual assaults one parking spot at a time. Burst is a senior majoring in journalism and statistics.
Task Force lacks teeth, assaults persist zain haidar Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org From Mockingbird Lane, to the residence halls and even (no surprise here) frat houses across campus, a familiar crisis is once again rearing its head. Students reported three sexual assaults in the first three weeks of school. Last year no sexual misconduct was reported until Sept. 23. As a community, we’ve failed to curb these actions, and the administration’s efforts to reduce the number of sexual assaults have fallen short. Unfortunately for us, these failures don’t stop in a conference room – they spill over into our lives on campus, making our streets less safe and cheapening our academic experience. As of last semester, President R. Gerald Turner’s Task Force on Sexual Misconduct made 41 recommendations to reduce the number of sexual assaults on campus. The recommendations made headway encouraging students to report sexual assaults, but little was done to address why the student body struggles with this issue. With a crisis that needs to be managed by students, only three undergraduates were consulted to contribute to the Task Force. While it’s undeniable that the Task Force has encouraged students to report sexual misconduct, the group’s recommendations neglected assault prevention. The responsibility of reducing sexual assaults at the source is
on us as a student body, and we can’t rely on the administration to broadcast public statements condemning recent events. Turner’s recent letter to the editor in The Daily Campus is nothing more than rhetorical damage control. Given the increase in reported sexual assaults at the outset of this semester and the alleged hate crime carried out in a residence hall, we need to forgo rhetorical fluff and instead encourage sense. Common sense helps on the one hand – we can better recognize threats and stop putting ourselves in unsafe positions if at all possible. However, uncommon sense is also necessary; occasionally times require us to push against the tide and hold our peers accountable even if it’s uncomfortable. We call the student body to criticize itself as a community and air out its negativity. In public forums, in town halls or in conversations with friends, let’s be open with each other and work to understand why a handful of our peers continue to perpetrate sexual assaults. Let’s be open with each other and work to ensure that “Every Mustang will be valued” is more than just a catchy phrase to put on T-shirts. Let’s be open with each other and work so that from Dallas Hall, to sorority row, to even as far as the Katy Trail, we can feel safe among our peers.
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This video frame grab image from Senate TV shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday.
I’m fed up with politics ‘Mike Lee, I am your father’ should not be the path to the White House w. tucker keene Managing Editor email@example.com Senator Ted Cruz recently spoke for 21 hours in support of an effort to defund Obamacare. It struck me as odd that he’d speak for 21 hours in support of something which procedurally is impossible, but then I realized that isn’t the true reason why he spoke. Senator Cruz didn’t speak in support of an effort to defund Obamacare at all. He spoke in support of the media coverage, name recognition and conservative bona fides he will need to run for president in 2016. I am a man with great faith in the political process. I love policy, I love watching campaigns and I’ll watch hours of C-SPAN without a second thought. I’ve devoted my college career to learning more about this topic I love, and even have a special place in my heart for the arcane aspects of legislative process that make most other people roll their eyes. But if Cruz’s exploitation of the ignorance of the American people is the new path to the White House, I’m done. If the American people reward his grandstanding with their money, with their votes or with their support, I’ll throw my hands up and find something new to do.
I have nothing against Cruz wanting to make a name for himself in anticipation of an eventual presidential campaign. He wouldn’t get my vote, but he’s free to do that. What I take issue with is the way in which he decided to make that name for himself. It used to be that if a senator wanted to run for president, he’d try to rack up some accomplishments. Lyndon B. Johnson rose through the ranks of Senate leadership remarkably quickly and at a young age, and successfully navigated a civil rights bill through a Senate which had a reputation for filibustering such bills to death. He got media coverage for being a master at forming coalitions and getting legislation passed. The exact opposite seems to be true today. Trying to form coalitions to get landmark legislation passed seems now to be a sure path to defeat. Senator Marco Rubio, whose presidential ambitions are well known, tried to use his position as a leader of the conservative wing of the Republican Party to get an immigration bill passed. He fought long and hard to work on a bill that would be able to get the support necessary to pass. His reward? He’s nosedived in recent primary polls. Cruz seems to have gotten the
idea of talking his way to 2016 from Rand Paul. They’re allies in the Senate, and Cruz helped Paul out quite a bit in his 13 hour filibuster last spring. But for one, Paul’s filibuster was actually a filibuster: a real attempt to delay Senate action until the White House said they wouldn’t use drones to kill U.S. citizens. Cruz spoke after the Senate action was already scheduled, and his action had no intent or ability to delay anything. He spoke because he could. Paul’s filibuster stayed on topic, he actually talked about drones for all 13 hours. Cruz spent most of the time making lame pop culture references, reading Dr. Seuss and for some reason, telling Senator Mike Lee “I am your father,” because “Star Wars” is apparently relevant to the health care debate. He showed no interest in proposing any actual policy solutions of his own. His view on how to fix the way insurance companies deal with patients with preexisting conditions? “We ought to reform the market to deal with that problem.” Instead, he spent the entire time simply lying to the American people about what the budget process would let him do, and pretending that he had the majorities that would allow him to try.
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Is showing skill at actual legislative work no longer the path to the White House? Is showboating the only way to get noticed in the modern media landscape? This is a disgusting reality and should not be encouraged. I’ll throw my support behind candidates who have shown they are interested in solving problems, rather than exploiting them. I’ll throw my support behind candidates who would rather work behind the scenes than see themselves on TV. I’ll do my best to make sure that candidates who act like Cruz aren’t rewarded. Cruz shouldn’t be victorious over candidates like Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush or Paul, who have all shown they’re interested in actually governing. The American people have been taken for a ride on Cruz’s road to the White House, and they shouldn’t be okay with that. If this is the political reality that I’ll enter after graduating, I’m not interested. I didn’t get interested in politics because I liked watching people stroke their own egos. If this is what politics has become, I don’t want anything to do with it.
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Mustangs set to face Temple Huskies, Pilots on the horizon GEOFFREY SHORT Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
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Coming off a late game on Thursday the Mustangs will travel to Ambler Sports Complex in Philadelphia, Pa. Sunday to take on Temple University. Both teams will be looking to notch their sixth win of the season as SMU comes to Philadelphia with a 5-3-0 record and Temple hosts with a similar set of results at 5-3-1. One thing the Mustangs hope continues is the opposing trends that these teams are experiencing. SMU, winners of two straight and three of the last four, will look to keep their streak alive. Conversely, Temple has just one win in their last five matches after a blistering hot start to the season where they rattled off four consecutive wins, outscoring their opponents 8-0. A key to a Mustang victory will be continuing to post solid minutes in goal. Both sophomore Shannon Moroney and redshirt junior Lauryn Bodden posting clean sheets against rival TCU and Sam Houston State University respectively. Temple comes into play with only 11 goals in nine games played while SMU leads the American Athletic
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Confernece with 21 tallies in only eight games played. However, Temple has allowed an impressively low four goals this season (also tops in the AAC), something SMU looks to change. Junior Shelby Redman will look to continue her success as she leads the team in goals with six to go along with her two assists in eight games, putting her 54th in the NCAA with 14 points. Redman was one of seven Mustangs with a point in the last
game against Sam Houston State University here at Westcott Field on Sept. 16. This two game American Athletic Conference road trip started Thursday with a visit to the UConn Huskies. The Mustangs will look to get off to a good start in conference play with a pair of wins ending in Philadelphia before returning home for a two game home stand of their own against new conference foes Louisville and Cincinnati.
Coming off its first ever American Athletic Conference victory, SMU is gearing up for non-conference matches against No. 5 Washington and unranked Portland. Washington comes into the match with an overall record of 5-0-2, after its most recent match ended in a 1-1 draw against Georgia State University. Courtesy of Douglas Fejer The Huskies are led by senior SMU goalkeeper Jaime Ibarra recorded his first shut-out of the season. Taylor Peay, first-year Justin Schmidt and senior Michael Mustangs defensive third. Oregon State at home. Harris. Peay leads Washington Washington has out scored its First-year Eddie Sanchez is in points with eight while opponents 15-2 and has a 74-62 the top gun for the pilots with Schmidt and Harris are tied for edge in shots. three goals and two assists (eight second with seven. SMU has an all-time record points). Similar to Washington, However, the Huskies’ against Washington of 2-3-1. Portland’s offense is not limited production is not limited to just The last time the Mustangs to a handful of players; nine these three players. Washington faced the Huskies in Seattle, players contribute to the Pilots has 15 goals and 15 assists in Washington shut-out SMU 4-0 point total. 2013 and 11 players with at least at the UW Classic in 1991. The Pilots have also used one point. After dealing with the two goalies this season. Senior Washington plays keeper Huskies, the Mustangs will Justin Baarts has 11 saves and by committee; senior Spencer have to contend with the a 2.07 goals-against-average in Richey (3-0-1) and sophomore Portland Pilots. four games, while senior Jason Ryan Herman (2-0-1) have Coming into the weekend, Dodson has 11 saves but has yet combined for 25 saves and Portland boasts a 4-2 record to allow a goal. a .32 goals-against-average heading into a match against SMU is 2-0 all-time against this season. Denver on Friday. Portland. However, this will be The Huskies have a potent The Pilots most recent the first meeting between the offense that will test the showing was a 3-0 victory over schools in Portland.
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