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‘InterSECTIONS’ to be held over fall break Shannon Lynch Contributing Writer

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Mark Rhodes, Creston Lynch, Samantha Thomas, Brad Boeke and Larry Brown answer student questions about campus issues Thursday evening.

Senate hosts town hall

Athletics, parking, diversity, safety,Wi-Fi issues brought to leaders Katy Roden Editor-in-Chief

SMU students brought the top campus issues forward to a variety of administrators and faculty last night at a Town Hall in HughesTrigg Student Center hosted by Student Senate. Students voiced their complaints, comments and suggestions about parking, campus safety, sexual assault, PerunaNet Wi-Fi, construction, diversity and the basketball team. Many students had questions for men’s basketball Head Coach Larry Brown and the team’s upcoming season which begins in the American Airlines Center Nov. 8 against Texas Christian University. “There’s no reason why we can’t be an elite team,” Brown said. “We’ve got a great school, live in a great city and we’re in a great conference.” Brown called for students to reach out to his players and include them in the SMU community. “We have a lot of kids that are kind of out of place in this environment right now,” Brown said. “You can kind of recognize the guys that play on the basketball team. Our greatest hope is that our

kids be part of the student body, that we bring in kids that you’re proud of, you want to be friends with. We don’t want our guys isolated like they’re different.” Students directed questions about parking and crosswalk safety to Mark Rhodes, director of Parking and ID Card Services. Students commented on the amount of construction workers occupying parking spaces on campus, which are already overflowing with students, faculty and staff. Rhodes said the problem will soon be solved when the Moody Coliseum construction is complete. The renovated Moody Garage will reopen in January 2014. Another student complained about the crosswalk at Airline Road and Daniel Avenue that has reportedly had dysfunctional lighting since the summer. Rhodes said the issue has not been resolved due to logistical issues. One of the three palettes of materials needed to fix the crosswalk lighting was lost, Rhodes said, but that the crosswalk is close to being repaired. Samantha Thomas, executive director for Access and Equity, and executive assistant to the president/ Title IX coordinator, addressed all student concerns about campus safety and sexual assault reports. She stressed using the Giddy Up

golf carts that transport students around campus from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. She also noted the resources on campus for students to report assaults — the Access and Equity Office, counseling and psychiatric services at Memorial Health Center and the SMU police. Thomas said that students shouldn’t be concerned about anonymity issues and that coming to the Access and Equity office does not have to turn into a full-fledged investigation. Additional resources can be found at “I have to emphasize ‘be responsible,’” Thomas said. “Take care of each other. It doesn’t hurt to help a person get back to campus safely.” Brad Boeke, director of Academic Technology Services, addressed concerns about the campus Wi-Fi, PerunaNet. Boeke said additional wireless access points are in the works, but the increased amount of devices on campus is what is causing the slow internet connection. He said the average student on campus has five devices, including cellphones, computers, video game consoles and tablets. Boeke welcomes student complaints, which he said help Technology Services solve problems. “If you have problems with technology, don’t just take it,”

Boeke said. “Call our help desk and complain.” Boeke also discussed the email unsubscribe system that debuted this semester. Student Body Vice President Jaywin Malhi wrote a bill for the system two years ago as a senator and said it was great to see “we can make changes, it does take time though.” Creston Lynch, director of Multicultural Student Affairs, spoke about campus diversity and the current initiatives on campus, including a leadership and diversity retreat this weekend called InterSECTIONS. “The Multicultural Student Affairs office has constant efforts to engage students in conversation about diversity and being who you are and valuing each other,” Student Body President Ramon Trespalacios said. MSA hosts “Real Talk” every second Tuesday of the month to discuss current, relevant events and the impact they have on diversity, equality and social justice. Lynch said MSA’s efforts cannot be successful unless there is student support. All members of the panel encouraged students to reach out to their staffs with additional comments and concerns.


Event promotes literacy for first-graders Trevor thrall Opinion Editor SMU students are encouraged to return from fall break bearing all their old books from childhood. A book drive, ending Wednesday, will benefit first-graders from West Dallas in an effort to promote literacy. Books will be distributed at Reading for a Reason, scheduled for Oct. 18. Reading for a Reason will bring 150 first-grade students and their parents to SMU’s campus to learn about literacy. Children will be split into groups where an SMU volunteer will read two books and play educational games with the West Dallas students. Parents will attend an informational session in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development to teach them how to read with their

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issue of The Daily Campus, the caption on the photo for the story titled “Prof. Detcheva looks forward to out of classroom learning for faculty, students” misspelled Miroslava Detcheva’s name. We regret the error.

children and facilitate literacy at home. SMU senior Eleanor Rosler came up with the idea after she realized that she wanted to do something bigger than volunteering on a weekly basis. Rosler is one of the founders of Mustang Heroes, a service organization on campus. She has had a passion for volunteering with children since she was in the 10th grade, so this event was right up her alley. “While all volunteering is important, helping kids is something that sparks a true passion for me. Having a plethora of books at a young age was so beneficial to my childhood, so I wanted to make sure that all kids had that same opportunity,” Rosler said. SMU students Antonea Bastian, Carissa Grisham, Kayce Pederson and Emily Towler are also responsible for organizing this event, along with a grant from the SMU Big iDeas program. Senior Bastian got involved because of her passion for education. She knew literacy was a cause she wanted to work for when she came across a statistic that linked poor reading skills in third-graders with teen pregnancy. “When I look at my own educational career, it

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Books can be donated in boxes like these in Umphrey Lee, Virginia Snider, McElvaney and the Mustang Heroes office.

was falling in love with books and subjects that made my school work come to life,” Bastian said. Sophomore Towler hopes the event will also have a positive impact on SMU students. “It is so important to students to be engaged in the community around us,” Towler said. “It is incredibly easy to live on the beautiful SMU campus and forget that anything else exists in Dallas. However,

there are so many larger issues that we can help solve right in our own backyard. In addition to narrowing the literacy gap in Dallas, we really hope this event inspires our peers to take a more active role in serving their community.” Books can be donated until Wednesday in Umphrey Lee, Virginia-Snider Hall, McElvaney Hall and the Mustang Heroes office.

This weekend, SMU Student Senate, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Community Engagement and Leadership Center will give students “a break from the ordinary” in the inaugural Mustang InterSECTIONS retreat. Mustang InterSECTIONS will consist of activities and discussions that revolve around leadership and diversity. Mustang InterSECTIONS, held at the Sky Ranch Retreat Center, hopes to tackle issues such as identity exploration, recognizing and battling bias, oppression and the development of advocacy skills. Offered at no cost to students or staff, the weekend retreat will provide an environment that allows them to “foster inclusivity and a deeper understanding of diversity,” said Creston Lynch, director of Multicultural Student Affairs. “We will be taking students through a variety of activities and discussions [to help] them explore their own backgrounds and experiences, and how that shapes their worldview and interactions with others,” said Community

Engagement and Leadership Director Stephanie Howeth. According to Howeth, roughly 40 students are expected to attend, ranging from first-year to graduate students. Howeth explained that the retreat will focus on student development through diversity and leadership for a social change. “This is the first time we’ve looked specifically at the InterSECTIONS of diversity and leadership within this framework,” Howeth said. Howeth and Lynch started planning Mustang InterSECTIONS in early summer, when they saw an opportunity to work with another Student Affairs organization in hopes of challenging students to think differently about leadership at SMU. The collaboration of these two campus organizations is thus the ideal way to target a wide range of students and “get more people involved in conversations about leadership and diversity,” Lynch said. Howeth hopes that the students who participate in Mustang InterSECTIONS will walk away with tangible skills to manage conflict, build coalitions with those of different backgrounds, and address potential issues of bias, prejudice and hate on campus.


Fontenot pioneers Faculty-in-Residence Katy Roden Editor-in-Chief Editors’ note: In August 2014 SMU will debut the Residential Commons on-campus living model. Eleven Faculty-in-Residence were selected to live among students. This is part four of 11 FiR profiles. In 2009, Mark Fontenot was the first faculty member to move on campus. The computer science professor worked with Residence Life and Student Housing the past four years developing the Residential Commons system. “We knew we were on the path coming toward the Residential Commons system and the idea was to start working through some of the challenges,” Fontenot said. Fontenot studied computer science as an undergraduate at McNeese State University in Louisiana before choosing SMU for graduate school. He was a teacher’s assistant during graduate school and was offered a teaching position in the computer science department upon graduation. He has been teaching full time since 2005. Fontenot hopes to use his campus life experience to show students that faculty are “humans with desires, passions and hobbies.” He himself is an organist for a Catholic church in Plano and has been playing for churches since he was 14. “I think I can really help students understand that faculty are not scary people that they come to college thinking we are,” Fontenot said. “[I hope to] help students understand that, yes, we have high expectations, classes are hard, but, no, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a friendship or mentorship with a faculty member. We’re not just here to stand up, teach and go home.” After working for years with RLSH as a faculty representative in the development of the Residential

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Professor Mark Fontenot

Commons, Fontenot believes the system will improve student and faculty life. He said the FIR positions will be highly desired after the “Founding FiRs” three to four years come to an end. “It’s going to make the educational experience much more impactful, meaningful and transformational,” he said. “It’s going to help us retain the best and the brightest students that choose to come to SMU. Those students can not only challenge each other, but challenge the faculty members. They can raise the level of discourse in the classroom. It’s going to make SMU that much better of a place to spend perhaps the most important four years of any student’s life.” Fontenot said the administration’s efforts to create the Residential Commons are a big step to developing community on campus. “Actions speak louder than words,” Fontenot said. “Saying we need to build community is one thing. Investing [$134.5 million] that could have been invested in other things speaks volumes to the importance [the administration sees] in what the Residential Commons system has to offer.” Fontenot will live in the Loyd Residential Commons.




Go Greek with flavors of the Mediterranean Mallory Ashcraft Food Editor The Mediterranean Diet isn’t just another fad diet trend. It has been proven to support heart health and to help prevent certain types of cancers and other diseases, including diabetes. Centered around a wide variety of vegetables and healthy fats, the Mediterranean Diet is an age-old way of eating that has evolved to be not only naturally clean and healthy, but also delicious. Ziziki’s, a Greek restaurant in Dallas, offers an authentic Mediterranean experience. The menu features classic Greek favorites such as gyros, souvlakis and mousakas, as well as other meat and fish specialties. Some must-try appetizers include the Ziziki Bread, pita bread broiled with herbs and cheese, and the phyllo dough stuffed with spinach and feta known as spanakopita. The gyro is of gourmet quality. Tender strips of freerange lamb are served over herbgrilled pita bread and topped with onions and Ziziki sauce, a yogurt-based sauce made with cucumber and mint. Ask for the sauce on the side so it doesn’t chill the meat, however, and be sure to ask for extra sauce (also recommended when ordering souvlakis). The souvlaki includes a choice of skewered and grilled lamb, chicken, salmon, shrimp or veggies served over pita bread with onions and Ziziki sauce. The chicken souvlaki is simple and flavorful, and the lamb souvlaki is even more tender than the gyro. The shrimp souvlaki comes with a rich Bloody Mary sauce. Both the souvlakis and the gyro come with delicious roasted red potatoes, which may also be substituted for a refreshing Greek salad. Larger

entree-sized salads with optional lamb, chicken, salmon or shrimp are also available and make a very refreshing and filling meal. The versatile Ziziki sauce appears again as the dressing for the salads. Some specialty dishes include beef short rib, panseared sea bass, lamb loin and Greek lasagna. The lamb loin, tender and perfectly cooked, is served skewered with tomatoes and onions, and topped with mushrooms and asparagus. The beautiful thing about Ziziki’s is that every dish is made from wholesome and fresh ingredients, making the food very healthy and satisfying — a general characteristic of the Mediterranean Diet and a nice contrast to other types of restaurants. Ziziki’s is more of a mid-price range dining experience (the food is worth the prices) and would be perfect for a nice dinner out. But there are also plenty of casual restaurants in Dallas that offer quality Mediterranean food for reasonable prices. Kosta’s Cafe makes an excellent and authentic gyro (the portions are enormous). Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill has more Middle Eastern-style dishes such as shawarma and falafels. Fifteen dollars buys an all-you-can-eat Mediterranean feast complete with a choice of salad, vegetables, pita bread, dips and meat. For eating Mediterranean every day, focus on a diet based mainly around vegetables, whole grains and beans. Incorporate extra-virgin olive oil when cooking and drizzle it over salads. Eat fish at least twice a week and consume poultry and red meat in moderation. Include dairy in the form of cheese and yogurt in small amounts and sweets on occasion.


Ziziki’s skewered lamb is topped with drunken mushrooms and grilled asparagus, and comes with a choice of sides including orzo, potatoes and salad.

Greek recipe: tzatziki sauce Tzatziki sauce is a cold cucumber-yogurt dip flavored with garlic, olive oil and herbs. It is delicious for dipping grilled vegetables and pita bread, and is great for serving over homemade souvlakis and salads. Ingredients: 1 medium English cucumber 2 cups plain Greek yogurt 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tablespoon finely

chopped mint

Stir into the yogurt.

Sea salt

of the cucumber. Drain in fine mesh strainer with yogurt for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Method: 1. Peel, seed and grate 1/2

2. Finely chop the remaining cucumber.

Serve immediately or refrigerate.

1 tablespoon olive oil

3. Add the garlic, herbs and olive oil. Stir and season with salt to taste.

Visit Food Editor Mallory Ashcraft’s blog,, for more restaurant reviews and recipes.




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OCTOBER 7 7:10 PM. Fire Alarm. Alpha Chi Omega House. On arrival I could hear an alarm but there were no horns or strobes. A check of the fire panel showed a supervisory alarm from the AC line. University Park Fire Department responded to the location but they could not silence the alarm or reset the panel. Risk Management responded to also provide assistance. The alarm was unable to be silenced and a technician

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was called to repair the system. The house was placed under fire watch until the technician could repair the alarm. Closed.


3:03 PM. Theft. Pi Beta Phi House. A student reported the theft of their laptop. Open.

OCTOBER 10 12:02 AM. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. Cockrell-McIntosh Hall. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Closed.

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12:11 AM. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. Virginia-Snider Hall. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Closed. 1:46 AM. Theft of Service. South Quad Lot. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for theft of service. Closed. 2:23 AM. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. McElvaney Hall. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Closed.

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11-6 SMU to battle Memphis, Temple Matthew Costa Associate Sports Editor Coming off an impressive win this weekend, the SMU Mustangs volleyball team (11-6 overall, 3-1 in American Athletic Conference) will travel to Memphis, Tenn. and Philadelphia, Pa. over the weekend for a couple of AAC bouts against the Memphis Tigers and the Temple Owls. The Mustangs are coming off their third conference victory in a 3-0 sweep last Sunday against Cincinnati. Caroline Young led

BEN OHENE/The Daily Campus SMU senior quarterback Garrett Gilbert (11) scrambles to his right during the Saturday’s game vs. Rutgers in Ford Stadium.

Gilbert, Johnson’s big plays must continue for success Billy Embody Sports Writer


When watching SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert and wide receiver Jeremy Johnson work in practice, it’s easy to tell the chemistry is strong between them, but very few saw this outburst of offense coming from the two. Gilbert exploded for 498 total yards, seven total touchdowns, while Johnson snagged 18 balls for 217 yards and three touchdowns against Rutgers in SMU’s 55-52

loss last weekend. The explosion of firepower caused Gilbert to be named the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week and the duo were both honored with the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award and the College Football Performance Awards. Watching these two players in practice has been a real treat for the last year now and I’ve been waiting for a game like this because I’ve seen the talent they both possess. Gilbert showed his immense talent by setting five single-game

school records last weekend and Johnson tied two records (receptions and career 10-plus reception games) and set the record for receiving yards in a game. Gilbert, a former Gatorade Player of the Year, and Johnson, a former star quarterback at Tyler John Tyler high school (Texas), are two of the most talented players on the team and the offense will go as they go. If they can continue to perform at this level, the Run-n-Raid that many have wanted and expected may have finally arrived at SMU.

the way for SMU with matchhigh 13 kills, while Avery Acker set up her teammates time and time again with 33 assists. Acker is third in the AAC and 43rd in the nation with nearly 11 assists per contest and also leads the team with six double-doubles. While Young ranks seventh in the conference with a .275 attack percentage, teammate Janelle Giordano leads with .293, and Maddie Lozano comes in eighth .265, showing their talent in several spots. First-year Morgan Heise and sophomore Abbey Bybel tied the team lead with 11 digs, and were

aided by SMU’s eight service aces to the Bearcats’ zero. Both of the schools the Mustangs face come in with a winning record, the Tigers at 9-7 and 11-4 for the Owls. SMU will be put to the test for both of these teams if the Mustangs want to continue to stay among the top teams in the conference and just one game behind leader Louisville. With a strong weekend showing, the Mustangs will be right where they want to be: in contention for the first ever American Athletic Conference title.

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Smith, team take on No. 3 Rutgers Demetrio Teniente Sports Editor On Sunday SMU will face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights who are third in the American Athletic Conference with a 9-2-1 (2-1-0) record. The Scarlet Knights are led by Jonelle Filigno who is tied for seventh in the AAC with 17 points. The Mustangs will play the last three games of the regular season at home. SMU will host Houston Oct. 18, USF and UCF will come to Westcott Field the following week. Earlier this week, SMU defender Courtney Smith was

named to the National Team of the Week by TopDrawerSoccer. com after her strong performances against Louisville and Cincinnati. Smith had two goals on set pieces against Louisville for the first multi-goal game of her career. The senior also recorded an assist during SMU’s 2-1 victory over Cincinnati. Smith has nine assists on the season, which leads the AAC and is the sixth-highest total in the nation. She is averaging 0.75 assists per match, fifth in the NCAA. Her 15 total points rank her ninth in the league. With her high assist total, Smith is rising the all-time assists

list at SMU. She is currently tied for sixth with Olivia O’Rear with 26 career helpers. Smith has been a intricate part of an SMU attack that is ranked third in the American and 35th nationally in scoring offense. As a team, SMU is second in the AAC in assists with 28, which calculates to 2.33 per game, good for first in the conference and 16th in the NCAA. The Mustangs are on pace to reach 44 assists on the season, which would be the sixth highest total in program history. The Mustangs played Memphis on Thursday. The result will be posted at

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Mustangs’ fight with Owls ends in draw Demetrio Teniente Sports Editor Sophomore Eddie Puskarich put the Mustangs on top early with his first goal of the season, but SMU was unable to come away with the win; tying Temple 1-1 Wednesday night at Westcott Field. “The most important thing when you’re in conference play is to come through games getting points,” Head Coach Tim McClements said. “We would have much rather had three points than one point, but I felt that we played well in the first half. I’m really proud the players came

back after the goal in the second half and retook the game at the end.” Puskarich’s goal came after he intercepted a pass in Temple’s defensive third and nailed a shot from 20 yards out for the lead. At the end of the first half. SMU held the offensive advantage over Temple ­— outshooting the Owls 6-7. However, the second half was all Temple. The Owls outshot SMU 12-8 and scored the tying goal in the 68th minute — forcing over time. Temple senior, Nolan Hemmer, found the back of the net on a rebound off a missed shot from teammate Robert Sagel. The

goal was Hemmer’s first in 2013 and Sagel’s first in assist of the season. Desperate not to let the match slip away the Mustangs upped the intensity in the overtime periods. SMU out shot Temple 5-1 and held a 6-4 edge in corner kicks. The Mustangs finished the match with a 20-19 advantage in shots. Leobardo Vazquez came off the bench for SMU, but was extremely productive. Vazquez finished the match with four shots and two shots on goal. Puskarich and Vasquez led the Mustangs with four combined shots on goal. Senior goal keeper Jaime Ibarra finished the night with

eight saves for the Mustangs. Temple’s goalie, Dan Scheck, recorded five saves. “I really thought we took over the game at the end and generated a number of quality opportunities,” McClements said. “It’s obviously frustrating, but at this point you take away from the game what it gives you and continue to move forward and get better.” After Wednesday’s match, the Mustangs are 1-1-1 in conference play and 2-8-1 overall, while the Owls are 0-1-2 in league play and 7-3-2 overall. The Mustangs travel to Cincinnati Saturday for a 6:00 p.m. CT conference match.


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Alcohol: it’s not you, it’s me zain haidar Contributing Writer I remember my first sip of alcohol like other firsts in life – a mix of sweet nostalgia, maybe a hint of bitterness. Like a first kiss or a first desperate tug on a cigarette, coughing, wheezing, delirious with ridiculous happiness. I remember feeling punch-drunk and woozy, no worries except making sure the room stopped revolving. That was years ago, and while I still have a place in my heart for that first sip, and that first kiss and that first drag, it’s time to make my peace with alcohol. But breaking up is hard to do. I’m terrible at it. I’m even more terrible about taking responsibility for all things embarrassing, petty or plain disgusting. I’m depressed. I’m anxious. I struggle with self-consciousness.

I’m self-conscious of my selfconsciousness. This is an inner battle – and alcohol helps me fight off my insecurities. I’ve started jogging again to help take the place of a few shots and half a pack of cigarettes. Do I feel ridiculous running through Highland Park with a beat-up pair of Nikes, moving slower than the kids on the high school track? Yes. Do I feel dumb when I try to jog away my demons? Yes. But I get the feeling that (at least to the outside eye) I look less ridiculous running my routes than I did waking up to a pillow caked in vomit. Or when I threw up all over my dorm bathroom freshman year. Or all the times I’ve hurt people close to me, hurt strangers and hurt myself. Breaking up is hard to do, yes, but I’m trying. We’ll see if alcohol and I can be just friends. Haidar is a junior majoring in journalism.

One test carries little weight in grand scheme Today is Friday. TGIF, right? Tomorrow is Saturday, and for the most part it’s your first day in a while you can actually get some rest from the extended nightmare of midterms. And you know what? That’s awesome. You’re just about guaranteed nearly 24 hours to recharge and unwind as you see fit. And most of us deserve it, quite frankly. You’ve put in long hours, burnt the midnight oil, and sacrificed a good bit of other things to give yourself a better chance on your tests. But you know what? Even if you didn’t make the grade, it’s okay. A wise friend once stressed the unimportance of tests to me not too long ago. He said “How much is one test of a class full of tests, in a semester full of classes? And how much does that semester hold over the next couple years of your life?” The answer is that this test carries over very little to the future. And whether you agree or not, it’s pretty much true. All your tests as a whole are what really matter, and similarly, all your life’s “tests” as a whole are what really matter. And if you got your nose in your book and tried to grind out a good grade, you passed. Merely trying hard was all that was necessary to pass this new “life test.” Many people are afraid to try, and perhaps you were too, but you got in the dirt just to get a chance at the prize. But while this week of testing may be a blink of the eye in the grand scheme of things, you know what does matter? Pressing on. You could’ve gotten a zero on every single test, but you can’t give up over that. Maybe you ought to reconsider your class load and schedule, but

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High school students prepare and strategize for the SAT, which can be expensive, to improve their chances for getting into their college of choice.

still, you can’t just shut down and give in. Take fall break as a cherished opportunity if you don’t like the way things are going. Merely relaxing, sleeping in and basically being a sloth is nice and has its time and place, but you need to put in some hours if you want to see productive change. That’s your next real challenge in life – whether or not you can adapt and grow with the current situation. In the animal world, if species don’t adapt, they die out. But as evolved humans, we are given opportunity upon opportunity to change for the better. And while I emphasize getting yourself to push forward, know what you’re pushing from and heading towards. If you’re an underclassman, remember you don’t have that much further to go and you have time to improve. As an upperclassman, know that by now, you’ve made connections and contacts that will probably help you more than any “A” on a single test could. Imagine when you were your high school counterpart for your current classification. Being a sophomore now, I know if I could’ve seen into the future from then, I’d be amazed at all the crap I went through just to get to the end of high school and to where I am now. Finally, I just want to say congrats for surviving. You didn’t go crazy. You didn’t end up nude in front of Barr Pool. You didn’t murder anyone. That in itself is somewhat of an achievement. No matter your classification, you can only do this a maximum of seven more times. How many times we fail and succeeded is irrelevant. So this fall break, relax, kick back, and remember to pony up.

A few weeks ago, The Daily Campus reported that this year’s entering class at SMU had an average SAT score of 1302, a record high that has put us in the prestigious “1300 club” of colleges. Oh boy, someone bust out the champagne. If I sound a tad jaded about this milestone, there’s a good reason: I vehemently disagree with colleges’ use of the SAT for admissions. The more I’ve researched this position, the more I’ve learned that it’s not as outrageous as I originally imagined: according to a September New York Times article, “The National Association for College Admission Counseling has called on colleges to consider eliminating the SAT and the ACT from their admissions requirements...saying the exams underrepresent the abilities of some students, in particular

minorities, while favoring those who can afford coaching.” Now, from a practical standpoint, average SAT scores aren’t a useful measurement of class aptitude simply because the numbers are so easily manipulated. When the only measure that matters is the average SAT score, Admissions does not necessarily have to convert the scores of students who took the ACT. I suppose if Admissions was feeling particularly dastardly, it could have low-performing students only declare ACT scores, thereby increasing the average SAT score with minimal effort. I’m not going to make an unsubstantiated accusation that SMU does this, but abuses like this certainly happens at high-ranking schools and the numbers aren’t very useful if they can so easily be cooked. However, what really irks me about the SAT is that, on an individual basis, it still fails to tell us anything useful about a student’s ability to succeed

in college. For the past year and a half, I’ve been employed as a high school SAT tutor, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my experience, it’s that the SAT is more of a game than an actual exam. The more exams you take, the more you understand the rules, and the better you can fix the system in your favor. The problem is that high school students don’t play this game on an equal footing. The key to succeeding is individualized attention and continued practice, but most high schools don’t teach SAT practice as a course. Students who want to succeed on the test generally shell out hundreds of dollars on practice books and tutoring sessions; additionally, if these students do poorly on the exam, they can pay to take it two or three more times until they get the score they want. That’s all fine and dandy if you have sufficient funds, but if the SAT registration fee already almost broke the bank for you, the

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last thing you’ll be thinking about paying for is a prep course. The most accurate statistical predictor of one’s SAT score is one’s ZIP code; that alone ought to make it clear that the rules of the game are rigged. Some schools have abandoned the SAT entirely in favor of more useful entrance requirements. For instance, this year Bard College has allowed applicants to write a series of research papers that will be graded by school professors. If the student gets the equivalent of a B or better, they get in. Though such a system might be too ambitious to function at a medium-sized school like ours, I applaud Bard for requiring students to do college-level work to be admitted into college. We award degrees to students, not SAT scores; this ought to be at the forefront of our mind when it comes to student admissions.

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‘We Are What We Are’ fails to frighten chase wade Staff Writer In a way, Jim Mickle’s new horror film “We Are What We Are” is a lot like Halloween. Both are kind of scary. Both are kind of corny. But let’s just hope that this Halloween doesn’t end as bad as “We Are What We Are.” The movie, which is a remake of a 2010 Mexican film with the same name, follows the seemingly innocent Parker family as they cope with the sudden death of their matriarchal figure. From the outside looking in, the Parkers are normal but as the audience gets a closer look into their lives, the family secrets start to pour out. For starters, thanks to a weak economy and a fledgling trailer park business that is losing

tenants, the Parkers are kind of broke. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Empty pocketbooks aside, the Parker’s bigger problem probably stems from the teenage girl they have chained up in the family shed. As the film continues, the audience finds out that the Parkers subscribe to a particular faith rooted in colonial times that actually encourages the whole chaining-a-girl-to-the-floor thing. Once a year, the family partakes in a religious tradition that involves eating more exotic fare. Even though the family has been abducting and killing young girls in their small town for close to two decades, no one in town suspects the Parkers of such things. However when a strong storm brings in a flood of rains, skeletal

remains wash up in the town’s streams and suspicion turns towards the Parkers. “We Are What We Are” certainly has a great story; however, it’s the film’s execution (pun intended) that falls short. Mickle’s direction is a little lazy and assumes too much from the audience. Further explanation into the family’s faith would be nice. Ambyr Childers and Julia Garner portray the Parker sisters and the two young actresses do a creepy good job. Childers has a fair amount of scenes that show off her talents. Even with strong performances, something about “We Are What We Are” is just a little off. If you’re looking for a good scare, look elsewhere. And don’t say I didn’t warn you about the ending.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar, right, performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards Sept. 28, 2013, in Atlanta.

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Why the world needs a rap feud caleb wossen A&E Staff Writer The world today needs a feud between Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Why? This is a generation that avoids confrontation. Long conversations are replaced by threads of text, calls to thrash someone good lose steam on Facebook and so forth. This generation’s attitude has even transformed competition into “hating.” “Why are you making waves? Jealous ‘cause X is doing better? Eat your ice cream sandwich and shut up.” This is not hip-hop. Hip-hop is rooted in sport, challenging one’s peer for the glory of a win. Music fans today have gone the way of children’s soccer programs,

coddling their rappers instead of rousing them to fight. Drake is the most notorious offender here. Here’s a person championed as the leader of the new school, but he hasn’t been tested as an MC. Bragging about how “real” he is isn’t a substitute for fighting his own battles. Jay Z in his heyday fought off many a rhyme-monster for the “crown.” “The Blueprint” (2001) is a landmark album and a blatant middle finger to rivals Nas and Prodigy. (People study the diss record “Takeover” as if it were a lost hadith.) This is good — imaginations spark when rappers step up their penmanship. Automatic “Yays” everywhere. Where is Drake’s “Takeover?” Where is his rhyme mandate of

heaven? Why is he allowed to pass a milestone that his predecessors had to go through? Why are Common and Pusha T discouraged from coaxing Drake to battle? Any reason is a good reason for rappers to duel on wax. KRS-One arguably started his career when he challenged MC Shan to the Bridge Wars. Nas got so mad at Jay Z for sleeping with his “baby mama” that he resurrected his career from nothing to avenge the offense — and won the feud. Kendrick Lamar’s campaign for “Control” is an exposing moment for everyone who looks in the mirror and thinks “rapper.” His challenge is one that forces rappers to look past their own fortune and mystique in order to defend them. If Drake is who he says he is, he’ll respond.

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