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Submit suggestions for Common Reading Program On Wednesday, an e-mail was sent to all SMU students regarding the Common Reading Program. Harold W. Stanley, associate provost, wrote in the letter, that all students are encouraged to share their thoughts regarding next year’s common reading book. The committee will be chaired by Diana Grumbles from the English department and consists of seven influential individuals from different departments on campus. The committee also includes a student member Maggie Poeske, who is set to graduate in 2011.

Flu shots now available Flu season is fast approaching and SMU is on top of it! Flu shot clinics have now started and will run on Nov. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Health Center. The shots are available to students, faculty, staff and spouses for $25 each. Students may choose to charge their student account or may make their payment in cash or check. Checks should be made out to the SMU Health Center. It’s recommended to print the Flu Vaccine Form before attending the clinic. Visit http://smu. edu/healthcenter/flu/Flu%20 Vaccine%20Form%202010.pdf.

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History of Halloween How the traditions of spooks originated

By SARAH KRAMER Staff Writer skramer@smu.edu

Crowds of children dressed as Disney princesses, hippies and TV stars swarm the streets of neighborhoods to trick-or-treat every year on Oct. 31, in an effort to acquire as much candy as possible. Yet, roughly 2,000 years ago, it was likely that people stayed indoors to avoid crossing paths with ghosts and witches, who were returning to Earth on the darkest night of the year. Originating as a mix of ancient Celtic practices, Roman Catholic religious rituals and European folk tradition, Halloween has transformed over the years from a Pagan festivity into a secular holiday. The Celts, who lived in modern day Ireland, Scotland and France, celebrated their new year Nov. 1, which marked the end of summer and the harvest as well as the beginning of winter in the Gaelic calendar. However, historians can only speculate about what took place on the night of Oct. 31. History Professor Jeremy Adams had one speculation of what it was like. “It was a special and strange time,” he said.

“It was the night that the doors between the two worlds stayed open, and peoples’ bodies and souls could pass back and forth,” he said. Trick-or-treating may have originated from a method to avoid lingering spirits, according to SMU Sociology Professor Adrian

Tan. “Since spirits would roam the Earth, many would leave treats outside by their doorway to deter spirits from coming in,” Tan said. “They would also dress their children as ‘demons,’ so that spirits would skip entering their homes thinking that there were other spirits already in their house.” The night before the new year, Oct. 31, the Celts celebrated the festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). Samhain, which means “summer ends,” was celebrated over several days, marking the end of the lighter half of the year and the beginning of the darker half. Hence, the thematic colors of black, representing the night and darkness, and orange, representing the changing colors of the leaves, were born. Some say that ancestors, in the form of ghosts and witches, would come back to Earth to sanction law cases that were unsettled. “It was a big day of reckoning,” Adams said. “It’s always been spooky.” Others believe that the Celts would wear animal skins and ghost masks while gathering

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SPORTS

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Mustangs to take on Green Wave

New house is on haunting block

By EJ HOLLAND

Associate Sports Editor eholland@smu.edu

After an atrocious 45-20 loss against Houston last week, SMU is anxious to get back on the field and get back in the Conference USA title mix. The Mustangs take on the Tulane Green Wave in a pivotal Conference USA game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. In 2009, the Green Wave finished with a 3-9 record overall and a 1-7 record in conference play. Last week Tulane picked up their first conference win of the year with a 34-24 victory over UTEP. Last year’s contest between SMU and Tulane came down to the wire and saw the Mustangs prevail 26-21 after scoring the game winning touchdown with five minutes remaining in the

game. Both teams have the same signal callers under center this year and fireworks are expected. Quarterback Kyle Padron has been solid this year, passing for 2,136 yards and 21 touchdowns. Padron threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns against Houston but also tossed two crucial interceptions. Padron has three solid wide receivers to throw the ball to. Aldrick Robinson leads the receiving corps with 36 receptions for 681 yards and eight touchdowns. Junior Cole Beasley has not been too bad himself. He has caught 46 passes for 583 yards and five touchdowns during this season. Finally, Darius Johnson has been yet another explosive offensive weapon for the Mustangs. Johnson has 50 receptions for 495 yards and five touchdowns. Tulane’s quarterback, sophomore

Ryan Griffin, set Tulane’s record for most passing yards (1,382) and passing touchdowns (9) by a freshman quarterback in just six games last season. On the season, Griffin has thrown for 1,324 yards and seven touchdowns including 201 yards and two touchdowns against UTEP last week. The Mustangs were able to find a ground game this year behind running back Zach Line who has rushed for 741 yards and five touchdowns so far. Defensively both teams are surrendering an average of over 28 points per contest. The Mustangs allowed a season high 45 points to the Cougars last week. Both teams are looking to climb up the Conference USA ladder in a pre-Halloween affair that should be a treat to fans.

By BEN ATEKU Staff Writer bateku@smu.edu

In 1920, the Moxley family moved to Texas. Over the years, each of the family members was found murdered. The suspect was the family nurse, Lillian Marshall. The house in which the Moxley family lived stood desolate for many years, as potential buyers were turned off by the horrific tales told by townspeople. The case remains open as Marshall’s whereabouts remain a mystery. The names and location of the incident have been changed, but Richard Alvarado has used this real-life story as the background to

turn the family house into the Moxley Manor Haunted House, where lights and sounds are used to recreate haunting scenes. This Halloween season, Moxley Manor is featuring several skits, hoping to offer visitors frightful experiences. Strobe lights, loud noises, fog effects, props, cinematic gore, power tools, uneven flooring, tight spaces and in some cases, no lights at all are used to create special effects to enhance the performances. Different skits are played out in each room as visitors take the two to six minute tour through the haunted house.

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Jack-o-Lantern ‘protects homes from spirits’ Find out the history of Jack-o-Lanterns and why they used to be put out on door fronts to keep the bad spirits at bay By SARAH KRAMER Staff Writer skramer@smu.edu

Every year, families and friends head to pumpkin patches to pick out pumpkins to turn into Jack-olanterns. The practice of carving Jack-olanterns originated from an Irish myth about a man known as “Stingy Jack.” According to the myth, Jack, the town drunk, invited the devil to have a drink with him. But keeping true to his name, Jack was “stingy” and did not want to pay for the drinks. He convinced the devil to turn himself into a coin, so he could use the coin to pay. However, Jack did not use the coin to pay the tab. Instead, he put the coin in his pocket next to a silver a cross, which prevented the devil from returning to his original form. Jack eventually freed the devil, under the condition that the devil would protect his soul for a year, and

when he died, the devil would not claim his soul. However, after that year passed, Jack again tricked the devil into protecting him for an additional 10 years. Once Jack died, neither God nor the devil wanted him. The devil, keeping his promise of not claiming his soul, punished Jack for his trickery by sending him into the night with only a burning coal to light his way. As legend tells, Jack put the coal into a carved out turnip and still roams the Earth today. The Irish began referring to him as “Jack of the Lantern,” now known as “Jack O’ Lantern” or “Jack-olantern.” In Ireland and Scotland, people, suspicious of the evils of the underworld, filled their doorways and windows with carved turnips and potatoes to keep “Stingy Jack” and other spirits away.

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Senior music education major Laura Tudor carved this Minnie Mouse Jack-O-Lantern for this year’s Halloween holiday.


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To cook or not to cook? Some start to say no, go raw By Danielle Barrios Contributing Writer dbarrios@smu.edu

Living in a city with as many restaurants as Dallas, many of us find ourselves in a dilemma: where to eat? But for Miranda Martinez, that decision becomes much more complicated than just deciding between Tex-Mex or Thai. Martinez is a raw foodist. Eating out, even in Dallas, with its diverse restaurants, her options are limited. More often than not, Martinez finds herself eating at home even if she is meeting up with friends at a restaurant. If she does decide to eat out, she’ll take a look at the restaurant’s menu ahead of time. She will tell the waiter exactly what she wants as if it were made in her own kitchen- a salad, dry, with no croutons, a slice of avocado and no cheese. “I try to eat as fresh as possible,” said Martinez, an SMU graduate who became a raw foodist nearly three years ago due to a life-long struggle with her weight. Today, she is a raw food vegan chef and enthusiast. For Martinez and other raw foodists around the world, the raw food diet consists of no food cooked over 116° F. The diet includes unprocessed

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and uncooked plant foods like fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Most raw foodists also regularly eat unprocessed organic and natural foods like freshly juiced fruit and vegetables. “I don’t eat any breads, any processed stuff or anything from a can,” Martinez said. She encourages living this lifestyle despite its restrictions because it yields many health benefits. Some nutritionists say the raw food diet increases energy, promotes better digestion, a decreased risk of heart disease and weight loss. Other studies have shown that the standard Western diet is high in sugar, fat and meat. The raw food diet significantly lowers total cholesterol and supports a much healthier American lifestyle. When asked about the benefits of switching to the raw food diet, registered dietitian, Donna Israel P.H.R.D., said, “There’s nothing wrong with it.” However, she does admit this diet can be quite extreme. Israel also says eating foods from local growers can actually create similar health benefits without risking the possible contamination of uncooked foods. In Dallas, local restaurants are now looking towards a new way of thinking about the way we eat. Sara Tomerlin, the owner of Dallas’ Spiral Diner, located on

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Beckley Ave. in Oak Cliff, is a vegan enthusiast. She made a place where locals can enjoy vegan cooking without the less appetizing stereotypes. Serving just a few raw food options, Spiral Diner is taking steps toward a more vegetarian and vegan friendly metroplex. People associate vegan cooking with eating salads and tasteless tofu, but Tomerlin thinks people don’t realize the possibilities. “You can eat almost anything

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and make a couple of really easy substitutions and make it vegetarian,” Tomerlin said. Tomerlin does admit the vegan lifestyle requires more commitment than your everyday carnivore. “You may have to make an extra trip to the grocery store, or you may have to get a new cookbook or learn a different style of cooking, but that

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doesn’t mean it’s impossible, just means it take more effort,” Tomerlin said. Both the vegan and especially the raw foodist lifestyle involve a immense amount of added effort not particularly crucial to the typical Western diet which demands two simple requirements: fast and cheap. The vegetarian diet consists of mostly plants. Furthermore, vegans eat mostly plants but also exclude any animal bi-product including dairy. Although the raw food diet is the most intense adaptation of the vegetarian and vegan diet, recent studies show that four percent of American adults identify themselves as vegetarians and five percent of vegetarians as vegans. As a vegan, Tomerlin admitted she would never be able to eat raw foods all the time but understands why people crossover to the raw food lifestyle in order to get the full amount of nutrients without washing foods’ nutrients away by cooking. In addition to the food restraints, the raw food diet also requires a great amount of preparation: sprouting seeds, grains and beans; juicing fruits and vegetables; soaking nuts and dried fruit; blending and dehydrating. The raw food diet also requires atypical kitchen gear like dehydrators, juice extractors, blenders, food

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processors, and glass soaking containers for various fruits and vegetables. “I admire their dedication, honestly,” said avid meat eater and SMU sophomore Carrie Pope, who had never even heard of the raw food diet. But for every carnivore there is a vegetarian, like SMU senior Pavan Puttaparthi who, along with the rest of his family, has been a vegetarian his whole life. Puttaparthi agrees that there are actually lot of health benefits with being a vegetarian, as long as you eat the right foods and watch your diet. Puttaparthi encouraged anyone considering vegetarian or vegan lifestyle to just, “Go for it.” But just like the vegetarian and vegan diets, the raw food diet does exclude foodstuffs normally present in a typical healthy human diet. Raw foods are low in sodium, high in potassium, magnesium and folate, and deficient in many essential vitamins like calcium, iron and B12. Similarly, these raw food tendencies can create a detoxification reaction (especially if the original diet was rich in meat, sugar and caffeine) and result in mild headaches, nausea and moderate to extreme cravings.

“It was just hard for me to find enough foods that have the nutrients that I needed,” said vegetarian and SMU senior Trent Matthews who tried being a vegan raw foodist for about three weeks before he began to wake up everyday feeling sick. Martinez, however, has found a way to make the raw food diet work for her. Not only does her diet make her feel healthier, but her commitment to her lifestyle transformation has made her eating habits simple. “I drink juice and smoothies that I make myself,” Martinez said about her daily intake. She makes raw soups and salads as well. Martinez considers herself a “monomealer,” eating a small variation of practically the same food groups in subtle variation. Her diet allows 100 percent nutrition and 10 percent motivation. “If you don’t really want to be a raw foodist or vegan…then you’re not going to do it,” Martinez said. Because of local places like Natural Grocers and Whole Foods, Martinez shops for seasonally fresh fruits and vegetables as often as she can, but mostly just looks for produce that is plain and simply 100 percent organic.


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HAUNT: New house brings new thrills for Halloween

Photo courtesy of Richard Alvarado

Moxley Manor is located at 510 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021, and is open this weekend from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Admission is $15 at the door, $13 with an online coupon at moxleymanor.com.

“We try to maintain a skit-driven house,” Alvarado said. He said that while the skits are scripted, the actors are sometimes given creative license. As a child, Alvarado frequented haunted houses. “I used to look forward to the season,” he said. “It gave me something to do.” Two years ago, Alvarado was asked to volunteer at a haunted house. “That is when I decided to open my own,” he said. He then built his first haunted house inside a warehouse and has been in business ever since. Alvarado said haunted houses have been in Dallas for several years and have evolved with time. Among the haunted competition in town, he also recognized that there was competition in the industry, and also from the movie industry which produces horror films. “One has to step up to the plate in order to remain competitive,” Alvarado said. Alvarado said that visitors come from all over the DFW Metroplex, and he expects large crowds this upcoming holiday weekend. The Halloween program will be followed by the Christmasthemed haunted attraction, “NightScare at the Manor” in December. The Moxley Manor is located in the Harwood Village Shopping Center in Bedford. It will be open from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday through Sunday. General admission is $15 or $13 online at their website, www.moxleymanor.com. Some other haunted houses in the DFW area metroplex this year include Terrorplex Scream Park in Mansfield and Thrillvania/Verdun Manor in Terrell.

HISTORY: how the traditions started around bonfires, making animal and crop sacrifices in honor of the fertility Gods. The Celts were superstitious, believing that the spirits killed their crops and helped the Druids, Celtic priests, tell the future. The Druids were more than just Celtic priests; according to Adams, they were also legal experts. Druids were among the few who walked from house to house settling legal cases on the night of Oct. 31. Though Adams is unsure where the tradition of trick-or-treating originated, he believes it is possible the Druids and other legal experts might have collected treats from the houses they visited as a fee for their legal expertise. Roman occupation, from 40 AD to 475 AD, as well as the spread of Christianity, influenced the Celtic traditions. The modern tradition of bobbing for apples was most likely the result of the combination of Samhain and the Roman’s Pagan Festival of Feralia. During this festival, the Goddess of Pomona, whose symbol is the apple, was honored. In the seventh century, the Roman Catholic Church, under the reign of Pope Boniface IV, declared Nov. 1 All Saint’s Day and Nov. 2 All Soul’s Day in order to incorporate Christianity into what was then a solely Pagan festival. “[All Saint’s Day] was the Christian reverence to the dead,”

Adams said. “It competed with the Celtic holiday of the previous night.” All Saints’ Day was commonly referred to as All-Hallowmas, making the Celtic celebration Samhain All-Hallows Eve, which eventually became Halloween. Halloween disappeared during the Puritanical period of the 16th and 17th centuries, because “it was seen as the work of the devil,” Tan said. However, in the second half of the 19th century, millions of immigrants, especially the Irish, fled to America, bringing with them their Halloween rituals. According to some people, modernday trick-or-treating stems from the Irish’s tradition of dressing up and going to different houses asking for food or money. Superstition also came to America with the Irish and Scottish belief that on Halloween, women could foresee their future husbands, according to Tan. Scottish women would write “their suitor’s name on hazelnuts and would throw them into the fireplace. If the hazelnut burned without popping, the person whose name is on the hazelnut is the future husband,” Tan said. However, in the late 19th century and early 20th century, the focus of Halloween turned from ghosts and witchcraft to festive parties, where dressed-up children and adults could gather to play games, such as

bobbing for apples. With this change, Halloween began to lose its religious and superstitious ties to the Celts. By the 20th century, Halloween was a secular holiday celebrated within communities and schools. Vandalism and crime became an issue in relation to Halloween and is still an issue today with theft and pumpkin smashing. With the rise of consumerism in the 1930s, stores began selling massproduced Halloween costumes. SMU junior Kendra Eaton already has her outfit planned. “I can either be creative with my Halloween outfit and make it myself, like I am this year, or I can go to a Halloween store and buy one,” Eaton said. “This year Sarah Grayden and I are reppin’ our hometown by dressing as Lakers girls.” While adults and children still enjoy dressing up, some even go as far as dressing up their pets. Junior Phoebe Berndt plans to buy her dog, Addy, her first Halloween outfit this year. “My dog’s nickname is ‘Addygator,’ so I am thinking of dressing her up as an alligator,” Berndt said. “I already have the outfit picked out.” According to the National Retail Foundation (NRF), the No. 1 costume for adults is a witch, which goes back to the Celtic beliefs, while the No. 1 costume for children is a princess.

Halloween is the country’s second largest commercial holiday, after Christmas, with consumers spending an estimated $5 billion in 2009, according to the NRF.

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Sororities, fraternities get into Halloween By MEREDITH CARLTON

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As Halloween approaches, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC) are thinking of more than just parties, costumes and candy. IFC and PHC teamed up Wednesday to host Trickor-Treat on Greek Street, an event where kids from Trinity River Mission had the opportunity to trick-or-treat on fraternity and sorority rows.

The event hosted around 125 kids and began at 4 p.m. in the Varsity. Volunteers from PHC decorated Halloween bags and shared pizza with the children before they were sent out to trick-or-treat. Matthew Mazur, president of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, believes IFC plays a critical role in providing service. “SMU has a long history of interaction with the local community.

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When the Irish and Scots immigrated to America in the 1800s, they brought their tradition with them. However, they carved faces into pumpkins, which are indigenous to the Western Hemisphere. Now, adults and children rush to pumpkin patches to find the biggest pumpkin to carve. Some students like sophomore Conner Sherline have also taken up

the tradition. “This year I picked the biggest pumpkin in the batch,” Sherline said. However, junior JoJo Shipp advises that when picking out a pumpkin, one should pay particular attention to the shape of the pumpkin, not necessarily the size. “I got a really long and thin pumpkin this year, so my final product looked like he was screaming and being stretched out,” Shipp said.


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Arts & Entertainment

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HALLOWEEN WEEKEND OCTOBER 29: Wiz Kalifa House of Blues 8 p.m.

OCTOBER 30: Second Halloween Party The Mansion

Kappa Sigma’s 10 p.m.

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Minnie Driver and Hilary Swank star in the recent film from Fox Searchlight, “Conviction.” The film is about a working mother who is putting herself through school when her brother is wrongfully convicted of murder.

Trial brought to big screen By ASHLEY WITHERS Staff Writer awithers@smu.edu

It is the setup for your basic love story, complete with a boy, a girl and a love that holds strong against all odds. Only this time, the story is not quite so cliché. “Conviction,” starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, is the inspirational true story of a sister’s devotion to her brother. After Betty Anne Waters’ older brother Kenny is sentenced to life without parole in prison, she dedicates her life to overturning his murder conviction. The Daily Campus had the opportunity to sit down with director Tony Goldwyn, Oscar nominee Juliette Lewis and the real Betty Anne Waters to talk about what it was like translating this poignant story into film. The world was first introduced to the story of Betty Anne and Kenny Waters in the spring of 2001 when Betty Anne’s hard work came to fruition with her brother’s release from prison. Director Tony Goldwyn was among those who heard the story on the news and, at the urging of his wife, decided that this incredible tale needed to be shared through the medium of film. “Betty Anne was a woman who gave up so much for her deep faith and belief in her brother who could just

as easily been guilty,” Goldwyn said. “The questions for me were: What is that bond about? What allows us to grasp onto impossible hope with those we love?” Betty Anne put herself through high school, college and law school, as part of her 18-year journey to free her brother. She passed the bar exam in two states and gave up a “normal” life to fight for him. “It took a long time and Kenny got extremely depressed, but he always felt that somehow I would find a way,” Betty Anne said. The script was compiled from transcripts and videos of all the court and police proceedings and the rest was developed out of the interviews with Waters herself. Ninety-eight percent of the script is verbatim. Juliette Lewis was a part of Goldwyn’s handpicked cast, portraying Roseanna Perry, one of Kenny Waters’ ex-girlfriends who testified against him. The film also features Sam Rockwell, Peter Gallagher, and Oscar nominees Minnie Driver and Melissa Leo. Playing a small, but critical role in the film, Lewis had to change everything from her dialect to her skin tone, in order to act out the role of Perry. “This is a real person and it’s a real personality that’s in our world,” Lewis said. “It’s not a comic book hero.” A sharp departure from typical Hollywood roles, Lewis’s accurate

portrayal of her character brought to life the conspiracy against Kenny Waters. “Ultimately, it really inspired me to see how we were able to put together cast and crew who were just as devoted to the story. It wasn’t an ordinary job for any of us, and it was really a blessing to be a part of that,” Goldwyn said. “Conviction” was made to celebrate Kenny’s freedom and the work of The Innocence Project. The Innocence Project, founded by attorney Barry Scheck, who was instrumental in the Waters’ case, assists prisoners whose innocence could be proven by DNA testing. Since its founding in 1992, 258 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including more than 20 inmates from Dallas County. Betty Anne Waters now works for the foundation, taking on cases when they need her. “Whether Kenny had lived another 60 years, six months, or even six days, he finally became a free man and he died a free man,” Waters said. “He died with his name cleared and the truth was out.” “And the truth of the love story between a sister and a brother reverberates no matter what happened,” she said. “Conviction” is currently playing at the North Park Cinema and at the Magnolia Landmark Theater.

OCTOBER 31: Arts District Block Party

1722 Routh Street 11 a.m. - 3 a.m.

Trick or Treating

Heaven and Hell Lizard Lounge 10 p.m.

Nationwide 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. FIJI’s Oktoberfest Barley House AT&T Light Dreams

SAE’s White Panda and Chip Tha Rip

Spooktacular

Trees 10 p.m.

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Bad Brains Granada Theater 7 p.m.

Borders Books and Music Lemon Ave. location

Dallas Film Society and AT&T PAC presents:

and Nightmares Tour featuring Drake

Verizon Theater 8 p.m.

IFC Trick or Treat Greek Street

Oak Lawn Cedar Springs/

Young Frankenstein Throckmorten 8 p.m. & Poltergeist Annette Strauss Square

Ghostland Observatory Palladium Ballroom 8 p.m.

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THEATER

Upstart presents three Pinter shows in one By LAUREN SMART A&E Editor lsmart@smu.edu

As part of the artist collective’s tribute to playwright Harold Pinter, Upstart Productions is presenting three of his shorter, lesser performed shows in a collaboration called “Pinter: Art, Politics, Truth.” The last play he ever wrote, “Celebration,” is the first of the three. The audience is offered a glimpse into the lives of two dinner parties at what they repeatedly refer to as the nicest restaurant in the country. This play is brutally funny, and although both parties are unhappy

and crass at best, Pinter’s typical comment on the futile nature of the human condition is presented quite clearly. Unfortunately several of the actors falter with their British accents, and the show might have been in total disrepair if not for the performance of Michael Rains, who played the interjecting, chatty waiter. The second play, “One for the Road,” is the vicious story of a nonspecific government official, who is torturing a family of three. This play relies on the performance of the voluble interrogator and the reactions he creates in the family. In

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this role, Adrian Churchill delivers the appropriate threat. The other actors in the play have minimal lines, but managed to meet Churchill’s intensity in their defiant silence. The final play, “A Kind of Alaska,” is the strongest of the set. It tells the story of a woman, Deborah (Amber Devlin), who has been asleep for 29 years and wakes up in the care of her doctor and sister. The three actors led a heartwrenching performance, where Devlin has the greatest on stage presence, and it is obvious that director Diana Gonzalez understood what Pinter’s play was truly about. Deborah awakes from sleep believing that she is still a teenager, only to discover that her doctor Hornby (Randy Pearlman) and sister Pauline (Connie Lane) have sacrificed their lives to watch over her. The fragility of the human condition and the love for family is shown with a great deal of compassion in the performances of Lane and Devlin. All three plays are markedly different, which makes for an evening of theater that is anything but predictable. Video clips from Pinter’s Nobel Prize speech serve as bookends and transitions for the plays, which might be seen as either interesting or insipid. Overall these plays are aesthically pleasing, and leave the audience with new ideas to consider about life and what it means to be a human. Upstart Productions breathes a lot of life into this production, and in order to make theater more accessible has kept their tickets at the affordable price of $15.

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Speed reader helps students read more efficiently By ESSETE WORKNEH Staff Writer eworkneh@smu.edu

College students are prone to occasional bouts of cramming: cramming for a seasonal midterm, a final project or a lengthy paper that was postponed until the last possible moment. When faced with a night where one must read and comprehend 80 pages of text in order to pass the next day’s exam, the average student might expect to spend more than a few minutes in the library. For Howard Berg, a few minutes are more than adequate. Named the world’s fastest reader by the “Guinness Book of Records” in 1990, Berg is able to read 80 pages of text in one minute. In 60 seconds—equivalent to the time it would take to wash your hands, listen to half a song or load the dish washer—Berg can speed through the most extensive of transcripts. According to Berg, the average person reads approximately 200 words per minute; through his speed reading techniques, he is cable of reading up to 35,000 words per word, depending on font and page size. Berg’s interest in speed reading began when he was a student at State University of New York at Binghamton. After garnering a passion for psychology during the final years of his college career, he was told by college advisors that it would be impossible for him to fulfill all of the program’s requirements in time for graduation. He defied the odds by completing a four year psychology program in one year, along with

receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology. Berg also claims to have completed a graduate course in educational psychology in seven hours, after reading a course book four times. He finished the normally six hour test in 50 minutes and earned four graduate credits. In an appearance on Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Berg read the 1,500 page Senate health-care bill live, and was able to explain specific elements in the document. In his second appearance on the show Berg was able to read the 1,990 page House health-care bill. According to Berg, after his appearance, the office of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, called Fox to complain about the publicizing of the student loan bill. “[We] were finding things in the bill they didn’t want people to find,” Berg told The Daily Campus. Through his program, “Speed Reading University,” Berg strives to teach others how to master his technique. Berg believes that students are not being taught the necessary skills for the future. “They don’t teach us how to learn, they teach us what to learn and what will happen if you don’t do it...if you don’t figure it out, that’s too bad,” Berg said. According to Berg, “Reading is not learning, learning is being able to use the information when you need to use it…most people measure learning by how many hours they read or how many pages they looked at; they’re trying to memorize.” Instead of memorizing, Berg encourages people to understand the information they are taking in.

He said his program teaches people “how to figure out what the questions are going to be…how many times did you give the right answer and you don’t even know what you said?” A double blind efficacy study performed on a hundred participants found that after completing Berg’s four hour program, the average participant was able to improve their reading rate by 100 percent. “[People] haven’t been presented with the right way to read that allows you to boost your reading speed at least two to four times, and maintain good comprehension of what you were reading,” Berg said. Berg explains that when reading a book, many people have a voice in the back of their heads that pronounces one word at a time. “Instead of seeing the book, you’re hearing it, and that’s why you read slowly,” said Berg. He encourages students to take visual images of a page and read books similar to the way they read signs while driving fast on a highway. “The amount of reading we have to do in college is demanding, so being able to increase the reading speed would be beneficial,” sophomore Roza Essaw said. Berg believes that reading and learning quickly opens doors to future success. “When you know how to learn and you know what you’re doing, there are no limits to what you can accomplish,” he said. Reading tips and a short preview of Berg’s speed reading program are available at smu.howietips.com.

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Howard Berg was named the world’s fastest reader by the “Guiness Book of Records.” He is able to read 80 pages of text in one minute.

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The events that IFC has put together will further enrich that tradition,” Mazur said. “[The] Trick-or-Treat on Greek Street event is a safe, fun environment where parents can take their children to experience all the joys of Halloween without worrying about potentially unsafe neighborhoods.” Student Body President and IFC member Jake Torres began the Trickor-Treat on Greek Street event last year. “I lived in a fraternity house my sophomore year, and when Halloween

came around, I realized that nobody goes to fraternity houses to trick-ortreat,” Torres said. “The guys that live in fraternity houses truly view their houses as their homes, and they take pride in their houses and want to share them with the community,” he said. “I hope that it will become one of the most well-known community service events done by any campus organization,” he said. But trick-or-treating is not the only event IFC is hosting this week. It will also host over 250 Special Olympic athletes for the Special

Olympics Volleyball Tournament in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m this Saturday. “The Special Olympics Volleyball Tournament is really a showcase of just how talented these athletes really are. We are merely providing the assistance for this fantastic event to take place,” Mazur said. Paul Sharpe, vice president of community service for IFC, believes it is vital that IFC gives back to the community. “The strength of IFC is its ability to mobilize the entire Greek community

and host large-scale service projects,” Sharpe said. “It is vital that IFC continues to give back because we have such a large impact on the Dallas community.” Mike Alberts, president of IFC, feels that not only does the community benefit from the festivities IFC is hosting this week, but so does IFC itself. “We are able to host groups on our beautiful campus that might not be able to compete on such professional grade athletics facilities or trick-or-treat in such a safe environment without us,” Alberts said. “We are able to not only

donate our facilities, but we are able to donate our time and efforts, which keeps us grounded in realizing what we are blessed to have.” Although IFC is hosting these two events, sororities are also giving back to the community this weekend. Alex Meaker, president of Delta Gamma sorority (DG), said that in addition to helping with Trick-orTreat on Greek Street, DG will be playing with children as their eyes are dilated. “On Saturday we will attend an elementary school where kids are receiving free vision screenings for

glasses,” Meaker said. “I think it will be great! It is so fun to help those in need and even more meaningful when it is related to our national foundation, Service for Sight.” Other sororities impacting the community this week are Chi Omega with their Fashion for a Passion event, benefiting The Make-a-Wish Foundation this past Wednesday, and Delta Delta Delta with their Delta Diner Café, which is being held tonight to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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The custom in Austria is to leave bread and water out with a lighted lamp before heading to bed because it was once believed such items would welcome the dead souls back to earth on a night, which for the Austrians was considered to be brimming with strong cosmic energies.

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Discussing death is an important part of life OPINION EDITOR

Halloween weekend is here! Thoughts of costumes and party plans have taken over the campus, and the excitement is tenable. Yet, in the Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal, Rob Moll presents a sobering challenge: “The holiday [Halloween] is a rare opportunity in the religious calendar to reflect on death.” When I first saw this, I immediately continued past it, unwilling to diminish my Adriana Martinez excitement for the weekend with such thoughts. Yet, I couldn’t supress the curiosity that the subhead had provoked. I returned to the OpEd, wondering how Halloween might provide such a profound opportunity. It seemed to me that parties in costume and walking house to house for treats was not quite the most appropriate setting to contemplate the mysteries of life, or in this case, death. Moll, however, speaks boldly against a “culture with deep fears of death and dying, [where] even many of the faithful would rather avoid talking about the grave.” Despite being a foundational tenet of religious theologies, concepts of death are now “unwelcome” conversation topics. This, he claims, is in stark contrast with the 18th and 19th century conceptions of death as “happy” and “beautiful.” As I began to consider my own conceptions of death, I prepared for my class, titled “Mourning, Mystery, and Majesty in the Middle Ages,” held weekly at the Dallas Museum of Art. Precisely today (Oct. 28), we were ironically scheduled to discuss death in the Middle Ages. The Mourners exhibition in the museum displays a procession of religious persons and citizens gathered to celebrate the “sumptuous death” of John the Fearless, a Burgundian duke. The forty beautiful and mystifying alabaster figures express overwhelming grief and pain with a depth that is moving. The honest emotion and uniqueness of each little statue presents an accurate depiction of the most sincere and basic elements of humanity. Such a genuine expression of emotion, especially in response to death, is rare. The feminine connotation of admitting fear or pain has dissuaded the guileless admittance of either, even in the face of death. While Moll cites death as a truly graceful and awesome moment in life, accompanied by “loved ones... present as comforters and witnesses,” his suggestion to take advantage of Halloween as more than another superficial and commercialized holiday is based on the contrasting image of “hospital patients hooked up to machines for months or years, so bruised and broken that some family members can’t bear to watch.” I must admit that while it does create a less-than-jolly mood, spending a moment, or even a few moments, pondering the meaning of death may be well worth the time. Death is an inevitable part of life. And while it seems that we plan for every other stage, this one is often approached without previous consideration. To embrace this final step or paramount transition as a celebration, the paradigm of today must be challenged. So after you trick-or-treat, after the parties have ended, after the costume is stored away for another year, consider why it is that we celebrate this holiday with such joy. Adriana Martinez is a political science, public policy, French and history major. Adriana can be reached for comments or questions at adrianam@smu.edu. Opinions expressed in each unsigned editorial represent a consensus decision of the editorial board. All other columns on this page reflect the views of individual authors and not necessarily those of the editorial staff.

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the paths of the spirits as they travel the earth on Halloween night. The purpose of this custom is twofold: as a remembrance of the dead and in order to free the spirits of the “pretas” in order that they might ascend to heaven. “Pretas” are the spirits of those who died as a result of an accident or drowning and whose bodies were consequently never buried.

Where the holiday first began, the day is celebrated much like in the U.S.: Bonfires are lit, children dress in costumes and “trick-or-treat,” and many attend costume parties. Bobbing for apples and treasure hunts are common on Halloween night. A traditional food eaten is ‘barnbrack,’ a kind of fruitcake that contains a treasure inside that is said to predict the eater’s future.

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In China, the Halloween festival is known as Teng Chieh. Food and water are placed in front of photographs of family members who have departed while bonfires and lanterns are lit in order to light

France Halloween is rarely celebrated in France because it is viewed as an “American holiday.” When

companies began using pumpkins and Halloween symbols around October, many people protested, seeing them as more examples of the imposition of American culture.

Czechoslovakia Chairs are placed by the fireside on Halloween night. There is one chair for each living family member and one for each family member’s spirit.

Latin America & Spain “El Día de los Muertos” is a joyous and happy holiday; a time to remember friends and family who have died. Officially commemorated on Nov. 2 (All Souls’ Day), the three-day celebration actually begins on the evening of Oct. 31. Designed to honor the dead who are believed to return to their homes on Halloween, many families construct an altar in their home and decorate it with candy, flowers, photographs, fresh water and samples of the deceased’s favorite foods and drinks Sources: Education.Com, PumpkinPatchesandmore.org

EDITORIAL

Are you taking advantage of the power of now? COMMENTARY

You just picked up the paper, read through the headlines and meandered toward the opinion section. You glanced at the section and your eyes drifted to this article until suddenly you arrived exactly at this period. Drew Konow Probably, however, if you consider how you arrived here, it seems blurry. The exact moments leading up to this moment are probably unclear in your mind. Today is Friday: the end of the week. What did you do this week? Do you remember or were you just going through the motions, surrendering to the ocean of responsibility and allowing the currents to move you backwards and forwards? Are you living in the present moment? My junior year, at the end of a literature class, my professor left the class with some departing thoughts. He said, “no matter what the circumstance, if it is challenging, frightening or joyful, never seek to escape the present moment.” His advice was in response to a strong tendency in our daily lives – to retreat. We immerse ourselves in a world of message media, meetings and assignments. We fixate on sharing ourselves, listening to our

playlists and planning our futures. When was the last time you just ruminated in the exact moment that you were living in? Living in the present – obviously – means forgetting about the past and the future. It means abandoning thoughts of the test you just took, about the meeting you have this evening or about the paper you have to work on this weekend. We are very effective at hoping for the future or remembering the past, but we often fail at living in the present. When was the last time you had a conversation with someone instead of texting them? Or the last time you forgot about your email, Facebook and Twitter accounts to just live in the now? Our evasion of the present seems to suggest a fear of abandoning ourselves to the circumstance, of thinking or being the wrong thing, and of not taking the “right” path. We should aspire to more than this “mental slavery” (in the words of Bob Marley). The comfort that comes with dodging today and this very instant is not lasting. It is a misleading, empty placebo. By steering clear of the present moment, we avert our eyes from the problems within us and in our communities. We avoid poverty, hunger and injustice in our backyards by receding to the places of comfort and control. We don’t spend time in our backyard, we don’t get to know our neighbors, and

we just live our lives. Avoiding the present moment is not only a personal problem; it is social too. Sure, it may be an idealistic aim – to completely avoid projecting our minds into the possibility of the future or into the nostalgia of the past. Nevertheless, it is equally idealistic to assume that the present won’t inevitably catch up with us. In moments of tragedy, despair or loneliness, the present moment has likely slapped us all in the face. Living in the present is not merely a harsh, frightening experience. It can be a peaceful, charming reality as well. There is something liberating about allowing the present to pass over and in that same instant leave you – about being attached to nothing more that the exact moment you are in. Certainly, abandoning any self-examination or planning for the future is unlikely and impractical. However, cultivating a practice of sitting only in the present can be both relaxing and enlightening. It may even be mystical. Here at SMU and in Dallas, our time is very short. We get to spend only four years at this school. Each moment is precious. Don’t avoid them. Embrace the present, live a little, and have fun a lot. You’re not likely to regret it. Drew Konow is a senior religious studies, foreign languages and literatures triple major. He can be reached for comments or questions at dkonow@smu.edu.

SCARY STORY

Never wander the streets alone at night... Enjoy the scary story, and have a happy and safe Halloween weekend from The Daily Campus! Crickets stirred the night air with their songs as I sat on the porch and listened to them argue— again. “We can’t afford for you to keep spending like this.” “It’s one night with my friends! You’re trying to put the blame for our financial ruin on me?” I sighed and put my face in my hands. I hated hearing my parents fight, and tonight was the last time I planned to sit around and listen. Kicking at every rock in my path, I speed-walked down the driveway and into the neighborhood. I was able to relax a little once I left my house behind, but depression sank in. Home wasn’t safe and secure anymore. I had to hide from my parents’ wrath, though they never directed it at me, and money was making our household crumble. Suddenly, I pulled my mind back into the present, my skin starting to crawl. The world around me was silent; even the cricket song was gone. I started walking faster. My ears caught the gentle clink of footsteps. Whirling around, I scanned the darkness, but there was nothing there, not even a stray cat. “It’s nothing,” I whispered into the silence. “It’s just my imagination.”

I turned around and nearly screamed. A boy stood in front of me, his hand extended. There was a funny expression on his face—not a smile, not a frown, just a knowing sadness. “I’m Jason Paige,” he said. I managed to blurt out my name, then, “How did you—” “Can we walk?” He gestured towards the road. Too stunned to do anything else, I nodded in agreement and we strolled deeper into the neighborhood. As we talked, I lost my fear and enjoyed conversing with him. Hours passed; we walked into the next neighborhood, and I barely noticed. Until my watch lit up with the time: 2 a.m. “Shoot! It’s so late. I have to head home, Jason.” “I’ll walk you back,” he said. We were quiet on the way back, until we reached the end of my driveway. He stopped, looked me deep in the eyes, and whispered, “Never wander the streets alone at night.” I blinked at him, confused, but he was already walking away. I gasped. The back of his shirt was covered with stilldripping blood. He was leaving a morbid Hansel-

and-Gretel trail of red drops behind him. I opened my mouth to call him back, but my mother’s voice interrupted me. “Get inside, young lady! Where have you been? What have you been doing?” I had no explanation, and slunk up the stairs to bed, where it took me an hour to fall asleep. The next morning, I joined my parents for breakfast, scraping my chair loudly against the floor to face a bowl of soggy cereal. My father shook his newspaper, frowning. “Do you know some guy named Jason? He was about your age. Lived around here.” My spoon froze halfway to my mouth, and a cold shiver sped up my spine. “He was murdered last night,” my father continued. His frown deepened. “Some bullies along the YM street. About 10:30, it says here.” It was him. It was Jason. The blood, the whispered warning, the sadness in his eyes... I had met the murdered boy just hours after his death. I quickly faced my cereal to hide my tears. Source: A personal experience by Carole, http://www.ghoststories.ws/advice-of-the-lost.html


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Padron became SMU’s starting quarterback in the eighth game of the year in 2009. He finished the year with a 5-1 record and led the Mustangs to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl where he was named MVP. Padron was also a part of the Conference USA All Freshman team. This year he has passed for 2,136 yards and 21 touchdowns and rushed for 239 yards and 1 touchdown. Last week vs. Houston, Padron passed for 318 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed for 34 yards.

Robinson has developed into Padron’s favorite target, last week as the senior recorded 5 receptions for 101 yards and 1 touchdown against Houston. Robinson leads SMU in receiving this year with 36 catches for 681 yards and 8 touchdowns. In 2009, he was named to the ESPN Non-AQ All Bowl Team for his performance in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Robinson’s 96-yard touchdown reception against East Carolina last year, tied the mark for the longest pass play in school history.

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In 2009, Reed tallied 57 tackles and forced 2 fumbles to earn a spot on the Conference USA All Freshman Team. The super sophomore led the team with 9 tackles including 1 for a loss last week vs. Houston. Reed is currently first on the team with 82 tackles including 60 solos and 1.5 tackles for a loss. He has already established himself as a defensive stalwart on the Mustang defense and is on pace to have over 120 tackles at season’s end. Reed is currently ranked 18th in the nation in tackles.

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The No. 11 SMU women’s swimming and diving team will be looking for their sixth straight Conference USA title this season but must first test their strength against the best of the best in the annual SMU Classic. This year’s classic features six nationally ranked teams from all over the country including USC from the Pac 10, Louisville from the Big East, UVA from the ACC, Purdue from the Big 10, and Rice and SMU from the C-USA. This one of a kind elite meet will display the nation’s best swimmers and divers. Competing teams must have a representative in each race; however, squads are limited to only eight swimmers and one diver for the entire meet. SMU’s star diver Audra Egenolf is coming off a superb junior year, which ended with a seventh place finish in the three-meter dive and eleventh place finish in the platform dive at the NCAA Championships. The senior from Indianapolis,

Indiana has qualified for the NCAA Championships every year since she’s been at SMU and achieved All American status as a freshman. Last week, SMU defeated Houston 172-122 in the first dual match of the season. The Mustangs dominated the Cougars, winning 12 of the meet’s 16 events. Egenolf placed first in the onemeter diving event and second in the three-meter diving event. Freshman Deanna Matthews earned respect after leading the Mustangs with three event titles. Matthews won the 100-yard backstroke by more than four seconds. She also came out on top in the 200-yard backstroke and 400-yard IM events. High class athletes, fun and entertainment should combine for the best SMU Classic in recent memory. Following the Halloween tradition, the classic will be hosting a costume contest Friday and provide free candy at the door for some early trick-or-treating. During the meet, the Mustang

Swim Club eight and under girls will represent the six collegiate teams, and will hold their own mini competition. The meet is slated to begin on Friday and run through Saturday at Perkins Natatorium.

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DAILY CAMPUS CLASSIFIEDS MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY. 8 DAYS, 25 WORDS, $30 SMUDAILYCAMPUS.COM. DCCLASSADS@SMU.EDU

EMPLOYMENT BEST JOB ON CAMPUS! The Daily Campus is seeking advertising sales reps. This is an opportunity for advertising, marketing, or business majors to acquire “real world” experience. Looks great on resume! Earn commission while learning outside sales. Flexible hours. Call Diana at 8-4111, come by Hughes-Trigg, or e-mail ddenton@smu.edu. FRIENDLY AND RELIABLE photographers needed to work local events for new iphone app. Good hourly pay. No experience needed. 214799-2205 or administrator@ snapshotphoto.net for more details. HIRING MOTIVATED SALESPEOPLE for web scheduling, task management software. No tech skills necessary. Compensation includes monthly base salary plus bonuses for meeting/ exceeding sales goals. jobs@ plumlife.com. PERSONABLE INSIDE SALES rep to update computer account files, offer specials to established accounts. Flex hours between 9 and 4. $15/hr. Must be reliable. Call Mr. Bruce 8-11 M-F, 214-373-6920. www. tnccdallas.com. R+D KITCHEN BY Hillstone aka Houston’s is hiring servers, greeters. Call 214-890-7900 for appointment/apply in person M-Sun 2-5p. Located at 8300 Preston Center Plaza in University Park. STUDENT LEADERS NEEDED to rep health and wellness company opening near SMU. Earn $300-$1,000 a week. Flexible hours, commission. 214-453-4147.

FOOD EAT A SUB anywhere else? I’d rather have a root canal. N.Y. SUB 3411 Asbury 214-522-1070. WE’LL CUT TO the chase. Our subs are better- Period! N.Y. SUB 3411 Asbury 214-522-1070.

FOR RENT AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 3 bed, 3 bath off Greenville. 2 huge baths w/jacuzzi tubs, huge front porch, kitchen w/granite countertops + stainless steel fixtures, hardwood floors, fully furnished minus bedrooms. $2800/mo. Melissa 832-276-9195. CONDO UNIVERSITY/MATILDA. 2 bedroom/2 bath. New wood floors, pool, washer/dryer. Approx. 1000 sqft., $950/month. Please call 214-691-5363. FRESH BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS, loft 2 blocks west of campus. Loft $575, 1 Bedroom $800, 2 bedrooms $1200. 214526-8733.

STUNNING TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2 car garage, 2 additional parking spaces. Great for roommates. Walk to class. 3101 ROSEDALE UNIT C. $480,000. Amy Timmerman, Nathan Grace Real Estate. 214-395-4062, amy@ pickaperch.com.

SERVICES DON’T LIFT A finger, call Cosmopolitan Maid Service. Occupied, move out cleaning. Bonded and Insured since 1989. No Job Too Big or Small. 972279-0726.

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ROOM FOR RENT- for the right female student. 2 Story Condo, walking distance from campus. Huge Closets, All Utilities Included. $1100/mo. Lauren Kasper 202-368-5261.

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE TUTOR. Voted “The Best” for 15 years. College is more fun when you have a tutor. Lee Lowrie, CPA, MBA 214-2081112. ACCOUNTING, MATH, CHEMISTRY, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Physics, Rhetoric, Tutoring. “Learn to work smarter not harder.” David Kemp Tutorial Services. Call 469-767-6713.

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ACCOUNTING TUTOR 12 YEARS experience teaching/ tutoring accounting students. Results-based tutoring. Let me help you excel this summer! Jason Rodriguez CPA, MS, MBA. 985-414-5331. ALL SCIENCES: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, English, SMU Alumna Graduate degree. Tutor All Levels, college, high school. Piaras (Pierce) McGonagle Individual or group settings. (214) 789-0425. MATH, STATISTICS TUTOR for MBA, college, high school students. Highland Park, Austin College, SMU alumna; M.S. Math; 20 years Texas Instruments; 2 years college math instructor; 11 years professional tutor. Sheila Walker 214-417-7677.

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FULLY FURNISHED, THREE blocks from SMU. Private home, private entrance, parking. Full bath, kitchen, WiFi, cable, washer/dryer. New construction. $900.00 + utilities. Available 1/1/2011. Donna 214-535-2666.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE. Walk to SMU. 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage, open kitchen, fabulous master suite. Priced to sell. New construction. 3108 Rosedale UNIT H. $430,000. Amy Timmerman, Nathan Grace Real Estate. 214-395-4062, amy@pickaperch.com.

TUTORING OR HOMEWORK Coaching from SMU freshman. For H.S. students and younger. Graduate of top prep school, enthusiastic, work well with kids. Local only. 207-7123977, spoliquin@smu.edu.

ACROSS 1 Type of pigment used in artists’ paints 4 Cul-__ 9 Panic button 14 1989 Peace Prize winner 16 Blanket-toting toon 17 Met notable 18 One often working on Sun. 19 Designed for ancient sorcerers? 21 Digs 23 Sonoma prefix 24 Batman after Michael 26 Western treaty gp. 27 Pranks at the Bohr Institute? 32 Late party attire 33 Dealing with 34 “The Neverending Story” author 35 Sandwich request, and a literal hint to how the answers at 19-, 27-, 46and 54-Across are formed 39 USN officers 42 “C’mon, man!” 43 Do a little math 46 Genesis baking ingredient? 50 Soda bottle meas. 51 Former Vietnam area mostly S. of the 17th parallel 52 Co-producer of U2’s “Achtung Baby” 53 Exile of 1979 54 Banning CFC production, e.g.? 60 Stadium entrance 61 Like some windows 64 George of “Cheers” 65 Foresees 66 Beats 1-0, say 67 Film holders 68 Mess of dough 1 2 3 4 5 6

For solutions to our Sodoku puzzles, checkout our website at www.smudailycampus.com/puzzles. © 2010 Michael Mepham. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. All rights reserved.

DOWN Trouble Cook with waves Oxford campus TV screen meas. Ultimatum end Concerns for jrs. and srs.

TUTORS WANTED HOMEWORK COACH NEEDED for two boys ages 9 and 13. Job requires after school hours M-Th. Please e-mail mwatsonllc@me.com.

Job location Hillcrest and Lovers Lane area. Responsibilities include helping 3rd and 7th graders with homework and school projects.

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7 “... draw you __?” 8 Package directive 9 Sea change with far-reaching effects 10 Two shakes, with “a” 11 Pep up 12 It helps prevent stumbling 13 Original Dungeons & Dragons co. 15 Kaffiyeh wearer 20 Corp. boss 21 One on a beat 22 “The Big Bang Theory” character from India 25 Soap component 27 __-en-Provence 28 Rubble creator 29 First NHL defenseman to score 40 goals in a season 30 Maryland’s Fort __ 31 Sign of summer 35 What can turn one into many? 36 Campaign weaponry? 37 Product at a stand 38 Nikkei 225 unit

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39 Actress Charisse 40 Taken down a notch 41 Rookie’s initiation 43 By doing whatever it takes 44 Scary magazine holder 45 Explorer initials 47 Beliefs 48 Single 49 Raw material 53 Piedmont product

55 Merrie __ England 56 Atlantic flier 57 What musicians take between sets? 58 Austin Powers’ nemesis Dr. __ 59 It’s a loch 60 Northern Eur. land 62 Cellular messenger 63 Amer. capital

Can’t wait until tomorrow for Crossword solutions? For solutions to our Crossword puzzles now, checkout our website at www.smudailycampus.com.


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