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Holiday shopping at a discount The Dallas Market Center is hosting the Dallas Sample Sale now through Nov. 14, where people can get their holiday shopping done at a discount. The sale is being held inside the Dallas Market Hall, today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No new Apple apps over the holidays CNN discovered yesterday from an Apple developers page that iTunes Connect, the system that allows new applications into the digital store, will be temporarily shut down from Dec. 23 to the 28th.

Nissan to recall vehicles Nissan announced yesterday that it will recall 604,500 vehicles due to problems with steering columns and battery cables. According to Nissan, owners will be notified in early December.

Carnival Splendor back in U.S. Carnival Splendor, a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, safely returned back to the U.S. after being stranded off of Mexico’s Pacific coast. The ship and its passengers were stranded for three days.

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Mustangs basketball back in season By JOHN BONADELLE

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The SMU men’s basketball team tips off the season this Friday Nov. 12 with a home game in Moody Coliseum. The Ponies have elected to get the year started with non-conference foe, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Head coach Matt Doherty is looking to gain his second opening win in his first five seasons since inheriting the coaching job for SMU. This year, SMU’s primary offensive attack will be led by senior Papa Dia. Dia, who averaged 28 points per game last season, has received numerous pre-season honors thus far. He was named to the Athlon Sports and Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook pre-season all C-USA teams and was also voted by the coaches of the conference as a member of the second team all-conference pre-season team. Doherty expects for Dia to embrace the pre-season hype and to continue to grow into the role of team leader. “He is someone I’m happy to talk about. I think he is deserving of the attention he’s getting,” Coach Doherty said about his senior Dia. “It is his team. “He needs to be our leader, he needs to embrace that and I think he is. He is doing everything I ask of him and he has improved his game,” he said. Doherty compliments Dia with a starting five that blends experience and youth together. The projected lineup for the Mustangs has senior guard Mike Walker, freshman point guard Jeremiah Samarrippas and junior Justin Haynes at forward serving as Papa Dia’s partner in the front court. Coach Doherty has no issue in

putting a freshman point guard on the court as his primary ball handler. Samarrippas enjoyed success at Bartow Senior High School in Bartow, Florida. During his career, he was named to the 5A all-state first team and led Barstow to a convincing victory in the 5A state finals in which Samarrippas put up 20 points. In order for SMU to have an effective offense that is able to push the ball up court and score points, the Mustangs will have to rely on the 5’10” 180 pound freshman to manage the offense, get the ball to the scorers, and keep turnovers to a minimum. “You got to have a guard that can get you some offense and Jeremiah [Samarripas] can do that,” Doherty said. “Jeremiah is more of a traditional point guard in terms of looking for his teammates first, but yet he’s not afraid to score with the basketball.” The Mustang faithful expect big things from Doherty in his fifth year of coaching at the Hilltop. The Mustangs finished eighth in conference play last year and must improve from their 7-9 conference record last year in order to receive an opportunity to play in any type of post season tournament. With five teams finishing conference play with winning records in 2009-2010, the Mustangs will have to compete in a tough conference that has proven its legitimacy and worth on a national level. As SMU begins their season Friday, they search for their first winning season since 2002-2003. The Ponies hope that not only will they find their winning ways once again. Doherty, the former national Coach of the Year at the University of North Carolina, is optimistic about

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“Dean Kelly” posed as an MTV producer to SMU women in 2008.

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SMU forward Papa Dia, pictured, was selected to the Athlon Sports Preseason All-Conference USA team, leading the Mustangs in rebounds last season. SMU’s home opener is Friday evening versus University of Arkansas Little Rock.

the direction he has SMU basketball heading in. “I hope that we have a winning season in Conference- USA play, we’d like to finish in the top half of the

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women in 2008, approaching them at Moody Coliseum, Park Cities Plaza and the Dedman Center for

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SMU Police have issued a warning about a man who they say targets women and scams them into taking nude photos. The man, whose alias is “Dean Kelly,” poses as an MTV producer and says he’s looking for women to pose for photos, according to police. Once the women arrive at the photo shoot, he tries to get them to pose nude. “It’s all about meeting girls and trying to take nude pictures,” Detective Terry Trail said. Trail described Kelly as a “sketchy guy.” Kelly targeted SMU

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league, we’d like to win the conference tournament. We’d like to go to post season play, those are all goals we have and I think that we have some things in place that can get us there.”

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Theta Late Night will take place on the porch of the sorority’s house tonight between 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Theta stays up late tonight By ESSETE WORKNEH Staff Writer eworkneh@smu.edu

With finals steadily approaching, SMU students are spending more nights in the library. For students in need of a quick study break or just a place to relax, Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) is holding its biannual Theta Late Night on Friday from 1 to 3 a.m. The event will take place on the

front porch of the Theta house; attendees will be able to choose from a buffet style set up of pizza, chips and queso, hamburgers, cookies, brownies and other late night foods. Plucker’s, Quesa-D-Ya’s, McDonald’s and Jimmy John’s are some of the restaurants providing food for the night. The sorority has been hosting one Late Night event a semester since the spring of 2009. Admission is $10 per

person and will be charged at the door; Pony is accepted. All proceeds will be donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Theta’s national philanthropy organization. According to its website CASA “is a network of 1,000 program offices that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to

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Southern Methodist University’s Scholars Society learned why India matters and what students can do to make India a more appealing place to study and work during a luncheon Thursday in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom. Established in 2009, SMU’s Scholars Society is an organization that focuses on increasing the interaction between the various scholar communities on campus, including BBA, President, Hunt, Meadows, Engineering Fellows and Dean Scholars. The goal of the Scholars Society is to increase intellectual leadership and social bonding while improving retention of students through one or two luncheons a semester. A key factor in college life for these students is the extent and force of an intellectual and academic community. Dr. Kartik Pashupati, an assistant professor at SMU in the Temerlin Advertising Institute, Jeffrey DeSilva, a solutions and services executive for Xerox, and Frank Roby, CEO of Concero Global LLC, encouraged approximately 30 students to realize that India is not just a country with cheap labor and poverty, but instead is a growing pool of talent that needs innovation. “The reason India matters

is because life matters to them, opportunity matters to them, growth matters to them,” Roby said. “They are competing with [The United States] for 20 cents to the dollar. That gives us something to think about.” Pashupati began by asking students what words they associate with India. Answers varied from cheap jobs, The Jungle Book, population growth and an emerging economy. In 2008 and 2010, Pashupati lead SMU’s Study Abroad program in India, where many of the students who participated in the program associated the same words this group of scholars associated with India. When both the 2008 and 2010 study abroad students were in India, they went to local markets and bizarres, but they also went to malls, where many were surprised to see McDonalds and KFC. After giving this example of modern retail outlets, Pashupati emphasized the importance of understanding the expectations and realities of India. “When you come with a bunch of expectations, you might be surprised at what you find,” he said. “There is no single India, so to speak.” While one expects to see, and will find, streets with old-fashioned carts being led by horses, they do not realize that these carts share the same road with modern vehicles.

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Pashupati explained key economic indicators and the importance of the expanding middle class in India, underlining the importance of the young country as a place that offers many opportunities for growth and development and future jobs for these students. Staying in line with Pashupati, Frank Roby stressed that students cannot get too comfortable in what they do, but instead should seek to understand and ask questions to enhance their education and job. Roby showed the students a picture of a Banyan tree and asked, “What is it you don’t see?” What makes this tree special and unique is that the roots grow from the branches, not underground. “Things are not always what you think they are,” Roby said, which lead him to his next point that one person’s trash can be someone else’s treasure. Roby encouraged students to get motivated through a handful of stories, emphasizing that students cannot get too comfortable because they are currently in a position to accelerate change to better the lives of others, especially in India. Xerox executive, Jeff DeSilva, who

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is also an alumnus of SMU, presented the corporate side of India. “We are involved all over the world, with sales of $22 billions, we are the worlds largest enterprise for business processing and document management,” he said, highlighting that Xerox is more than just photocopying. Xerox’s latest global research location opened in 2009 in Chennai, India. He explained that India matters to Xerox because India is a “benchmark for developing countries.” “Their economy is growing on an average of eight percent a year, where the U.S. is growing at two percent,” he said. Using India as an example of the importance of foreign investment to many companies now days, DeSilva encouraged students to prepare for the global business by studying abroad, learning different languages, understanding different cultures and seeking international internships. President of the Scholars Society Brittany Weltner traveled to India with Dr. Pashupati this summer. “I didn’t know what to expect, but I thought of it as an adventure, which made it fun and unique,” she said.

“Every day was different but I am glad I got to go because it gives you a new perspective of what it means to be American and how you can have an impact over there.” However, Pashupati acknowledged that many people are resistant to going to India whether it is mental block or other pushbacks. Vice-President John Bryant does not view the resistance to India as a pushback. Instead, he believes the problem is rooted in a lack of awareness. “India is a land that no one knows about yet they hear about it in the news. Ask any kid to try and visualize India and they aren’t going to imagine a very favorable picture,” he said. “The illusion we create, due to writers like Thomas Friedman, is if you go to work in India, you think you will work in a cubicle doing some IT job. No one realizes there is creativity in India.” After the luncheon many students were encouraged to study abroad in India, or at least inform others of what India really is. “I am going to stay more aware and try to know what is going on in the world. There is a lot of transformation happening right now,” Bryant said.

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Lifetime Sports. SMU PD now say he’s back in Dallas. Trail said SMU PD were advised of his return to Dallas by two non-SMU students who learned of SMU’s connection through past news stories. Kelly has not appeared on the SMU campus, Trail said. Trail said SMU has been unable to issue Kelly with a criminal trespass warning, which would allow them to arrest him if he stepped on campus, because he never stays in one place for too

long. “It’s really hard to pin down his address,” Trail said. “He knows police are looking for him.” For now, all they can do is issue a warning and check to see if he’s wanted in another area if they find him on campus. Police are advising that anyone approached by this man to deny his request and then call the SMU Police Department as soon as possible by calling 214-SMU-3388. Anonymous information can be given at 214-SMU2TIP or at smu.edu/2tip.

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represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.” CASA volunteers work with judges to provide children with safe homes, and the money raised at Late Night will go toward volunteer training. The occasion usually raises around $2,000 and costs approximately $300 to put on. “It is a really fun event that raises money for a great cause. No matter what late night snack

you are craving, we have something for everyone,” said Cori Bray, vice president of public relations for Theta. “I’ve never been to a Theta Late Night, but after learning about the cause it supports, I would definitely consider going,” junior Claudia Sandoval said. Junior Luciana Prifti is also a supporter of the event. “I think it’s one of the most wellknown sorority events on campus, and it sounds like a good time for a good cause,” she said.

Police Reports NOVEMBER 9 1:17 p.m. Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports/6000 Airline Rd. A student reported theft of her sunglasses. Someone had found and turned in her sunglasses to the front desk staff. Closed.

NOVEMBER 10 3:13 a.m. SMU Police Department. A student reported talking to an individual on campus that was recently identified in a campus community alert. Open. Read the crime alert on the SMU Police Department’s website.

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Advertisers go green with power-washed sidewalks By MEREDITH CARLTON Associate News Editor mcarlton@smu.edu

Sidewalk advertising can come in a variety of forms, whether it’s done using chalk or paint, but these days, there is an eco-friendly form of sidewalk advertising done simplyusing water. Water stenciling, known as reverse graffiti or green graffiti is a fairly new form of advertising that allows individuals to get their message across by virtually power washing it into the sidewalk. The process works by first selecting the size of the advertisement, then selecting the location. Those interested then contact companies that hire people to power wash the message into the sidewalk. To get the advertisement, people use high-pressure water guns in conjunction with stencils. After the sidewalk has been “cleaned” over the stencil, the stencil is removed leaving the advertisement.

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4:24 p.m. Martin Hall. A steam valve going off in the basement activated the fire alarm. Closed.

NOVEMBER 11 2:56 a.m. Morrison/McGinnis Hall. The fire alarm was activated by popcorn burning in the microwave. Closed. 10:20 a.m. Airline Parking Garage. A staff member’s vehicle was damaged by an unknown vehicle. Open.


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Ponies set to begin season; will face Utah in opener By ZANDER GERONIMOS Associate Sports Editor ageronimos@smu.edu

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Members of the SMU men’s soccer team celebrate after a goal against Tulsa Oct. 20 at Westcott Field.

By EJ HOLLAND Sports Editor eholland@smu.edu

The SMU men’s soccer team dominated the Conference USA post season awards, after a magical run through the regular season that only saw one loss by the Mustangs. The team received several prestigious accolades just a few days before departing to Memphis to compete in the Conference USA tournament. Head Coach Tim Clements received Coach of the Year honors after leading SMU to a 15-1 (7-1 C-USA) record and a regular season conference title. McClements is in his third year at SMU but was successful prior to his arrival at the Hilltop considering this is his second Coach of the Year award. In 2005, he was named Missouri Valley Coach of the Year while at Vanderbilt. Junior Arthur Ivo, who has been a constant offensive threat for the Mustangs, took home Co-MVP and CoOffensive Player of the Year honors and was also named to the All-Conference USA first team. The junior is second on the team in goals with seven and tied for second in assists with four. Eleven of Ivo’s 18 points came in conference play, ranking him second in league scoring. Ivo is a wizard when it comes to penalty kicks; the junior converted

two this season including a doubleovertime game-winner against thenNo.16 Creighton. Ivo twice received Conference USA Player of the Week honors and was named the NSCAA National Player of the Week in mid October. Freshman forward Juan Castillo didn’t do too shabby himself this year. Castillo’s efforts as a true freshman reaped huge benefits as he took home the Freshman of the Year award and was named to the All-Freshman Team and All-Conference USA second team. Castillo has been a force to be reckoned with all season long for the Mustangs. The freshman registered a six-game goal-scoring streak during the month of September, including three consecutive game-winners and was named the NSCAA National Player of the Week during the month as well. Castillo led SMU in goals with nine, points with 22, and game-winning goals with four. He also tied for second on the team in assists. His goals scored tie him for the conference lead and his points rank him second among all scorers in C-USA. The senior trio of midfielder Josue Soto, midfielder Kekoa Osorio and defender Leone Cruz were also named second team all conference. Soto comfortably led the Mustangs in assists with seven. He is is second in points with 19 and third in goals with

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six. The senior also went two for two in penalty kicks this season including a game-winner against then No. 20 South Carolina. Osorio who was selected Third Team All-Conference in 2009, improved as a senior and helped the Mustangs on the defensive side of the ball. The senior also proved he could contribute on offense and earned an assist on Soto’s game-winner against South Carolina. Cruz has also been a defensive stalwart for SMU and has shown some versatility on offense, tallying one goal and three assists on the year. Midfielders Zach Barnes and Robbie Derschang joined Casillo on the AllFreshman team. Barnes compiled five goals on the season, which tied for fourth on the team with Derschang. Derschang recorded 13 points this year with three assists and five goals, including two game winners. Junior defender Adam Still was named to the Conference USA AllAcademic Team. The junior scored his first career goal on an amazing 75-yard shot against No. 17 Tulsa. The Mustangs will face South Carolina in the semi-finals at 5 p.m. on Friday. The Gamecocks are coming off a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over UAB. SMU defeated South Carolina 3-1 earlier this year.

The change in season equals a transition in varsity sports in Moody Coliseum and is outlined by the highlyanticipated start of SMU women’s basketball season. The Mustangs look to reclaim their former glory on the courts and initiate a dominant level of play on the courts. In past years the team has achieved much in terms of excellence. It has been crowned Conference USA champions in two of the last three seasons. The team won its first Conference USA championship in the 2007-2008 season. Their win had been the first championship for the Mustangs since 1999. The 2007-2008 season was an extremely successful one all the way through the championship win. The Mustangs went 24-9 in overall games with an 11-5 record of Conference games. This was a strong season compared to previous years. In that season, the Mustangs went 2012 overall, which was a slight dip from the previous season but had a record of 12-4 of Conference USA games. The official

statistics during this season illustrate the strength of the team. In scores by periods, the Mustangs had 1,073 points in the first period compared to 962 points of all opponents. In the second period the Mustangs had 1,114 compared to 1,106 by opponents as well as 5 points to 11 in overtime. The totals are 2,192 to 2,079 points during a clearly dominant season. Last year’s team had an overall record of 20-11, but their conference record took a slight dip to 10-6. However, while the Mustangs did make it to the post season, they did not claim the Conference USA championship title. This year though, the team will be looking to improve upon the successes of the past years and move towards the future. The upcoming season plans to be challenging with a schedule that is intended to be difficult in order to raise the team’s level of play. The team will play 11 teams this season who had made it to post-season last year. They will serve as serious competition to the Mustangs as both conference and non-conference opponents. “We have assembled a great nonconference schedule that will get us ready

for the rigors of Conference USA,” head Coach Rhonda Rompola said, describing the team’s approach to the season. The difficult season ahead will certainly be met by a team intent on competing and entering the post season with the dominance of previous years. The team will also be receiving new help from incoming freshman Krystal Johnson from Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas. Johnson was an MVP of district 105A and played on the 5A All-Region team. Her former accolades and talent will surely bring the kind of improvement that the Mustangs are hoping for. The season kick off will be on Friday as the team plays against Utah at Moody Coliseum. The team will then move on to play at TCU and then UTSA in San Antonio. The Conference USA championship will begin on March 9. The Mustangs have a serious season ahead of them. They will need to maintain the dominant play from previous years in order to continue to be successful in the upcoming games, as well as to be champions once again.

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ASIA-PACIFIC Burma’s top court has rejected an appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy leader, against her house arrest. Her detention order expires on Nov. 13, prompting speculation that she might be freed on Saturday. Suu Kyi’s lawyer told the BBC that she was unlikely to accept conditional release if it excluded her from political activity. Suu Kyi has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years. She was originally due to be released last year, but a case involving an American who swam across the Inya Lake to her home, claiming he was on a mission to save her, prompted the latest detention.

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COMMENTARY

Student supports, gives suggestions on Mustang Express legislation As a non car-owning off-campus-residing undergraduate student, I appreciate the actions of the Student Senate towards adding weekend service to the #768 Mustang Express. I have walked on the weekends, especially on Sundays, in rain, wind, heat, and leftover snow drifts, before and after sunset, between Mockingbird Station and the Dallas Hall end of campus. The lack of street lights on SMU Boulevard at the east of Dublin should be argument enough for weekend service on the #768 Mustang Express. I was surprised at the $60,000 price tag for doing so. Is the amount what it would cost to run the exact same schedule as the current weekday schedule? If so, I would recommend considering maybe once an hour service on the weekend, as well as ending service earlier in the evening, unless there is a large special event on campus, such as Celebration of Lights or a Mustangs’ home game. If campus parking is still problematic for some it is reported that “students and staff can buy [DART] passes at five dollars” which is quite a bargain. For the cost of a one way regional-level fare, SMU students and staff can purchase an Annual Regional Pass that if purchased individually would cost $1,200. According to www.dart.org/fares/collegesemesterpass.asp, a regional pass may only cost the University $20 per student per semester. Obviously, even at the bulk rate the University is at some rate underwriting a majority of the cost to provide transit passes to students and staff. Another way to meet the funding needed for weekend service would be ask students and staff to pay more for their annual passes. Even $20 a year would not be unreasonable to ask. Consider this, breakfast at Real Food on Campus in Umphrey Lee costs $7.58 including tax if purchased out of pocket, lunch costs over $9 including tax, and dinner over $10 including tax. Would still paying less for a year’s mass transit pass that covers DART, Fort Worth’s The T System, the Trinity Railway Express, and the McKinney Avenue M Line Street Car than it costs to eat for a day at RFOC be such a hardship? With at least 10,000 people eligible for the special SMU price on the transit passes, a fourfold increase to the reasonable rate of $20 in 2011 from the dirt cheap rate of $5 in 2010 could result in $150,000 toward the $720,000 needed for year round weekend service on the #768 Mustang Express. With a combination of increasing the ridiculously low cost of our DFW area regional transit passes and only providing hourly service during the most needed hours of “in-session” weekends, a way should be found towards providing needed weekend service to our campus. This is even more important as we will lose Saturday service on Mockingbird and Hillcrest with the December 2010 DART route & schedule changes. When those go in to effect, right before finals no less, it will be easier to take transit to the TCU campus on a Saturday from most of Dallas than it will be to get to our own campus, unless of course you like really long walks in all kinds of interesting weather from Mockingbird Station to campus. Jan Anderson is a junior CTV major. She can be reached for comment at jnanderson@smu.edu.

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MIDDLE EAST Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has been re-elected, and has reappointed Shia leader Nouri Maliki as prime minister. The appointment comes after a deal was struck to reach an end to months of political deadlock following inconclusive elections. The event was blemished by a walkout by the main Sunni backed alliance, al-Iraqiyya, led by former PM Iyad Allawi. Al-Iraqiyya said that Maliki had reneged on an agreement to reinstate four Sunni leaders who had been banned for supposed ties to Saddam Hussein’s Baath party.

SOUTH ASIA Hollywood and Bollywood have signed a pact to strengthen production, distribution and commercial ties. The agreement also aims at co-production and encourages Indian filmmakers to shoot in the U.S. The two industries produce the majority of commercial cinema in the world. The pact was signed between the city of Los Angeles—home to Hollywood—and the Indian film industry at a

EUROPE Iceland’s government is the latest Nordic country to open an inquiry into whether the U.S. embassy is spying on its citizens. Norway, Denmark and Finland are already investigating similar charges. The allegations started when Norwegian TV claimed that protesters were photographed and their names added to a database. The U.S. said that it runs a legal counter-surveillance program that responds to security threats to its embassies. Officials at the U.S. embassy in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik have denied the espionage claims, but Iceland’s ministry of justice has been asked to carry out a fact-finding inquiry by the national police commissioner.

LATIN AMERICA In Haiti, over 80 people have died of cholera in the last 24 hours. This raises the death toll to 724, according to the health ministry. The disease was confirmed in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, where three people have died. Officials say that six out of 10 regions are now reporting infections.

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More than 11,000 people have been infected with the disease since the outbreak began in October. There have been 1,000 new cases recorded each day this week, and the death toll is rising dramatically. Cuba has publically condemned the release of the new video game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” in which U.S. Special Forces try to assassinate a young Fidel Castro. State-run media said the game tried to legitimize murder in the name of entertainment. The Cuban debate website said it would turn American children into sociopaths. This game is expected to be one of the best selling video games of the year.

U.S. & CANADA Canadian mob boss Nicolo Rizzuto was shot dead at his Montreal home after months of attacks against his family and associates. Rizutto was shot once inside is mansion on Wednesday. The 86 year old was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Sacre-Coeur Hospital in Montreal. Some consider the attacks on the Rizzuto family a challenge by rival organized-crime groups. Two women were inside the home at the time of the shooting and have been treated for shock. A report released by the Pentagon says that most U.S. troops think that allowing gays to serve openly in the military would have minimal effect on U.S. war efforts. Seventy percent of troops surveyed said the effects of repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” would be positive, mixed or nonexistent. President Barack Obama has called for an end to the policy. Hopes for a repeal have been dimmed this month due to Republican gains in the U.S. Congress. The survey’s results have led its authors to believe that objections to openly gay colleagues would drop once troops were able to live and serve alongside them. Source: BBC News

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You can help stop violence against women worldwide Urge your politicians to support the International Violence Against Women Act Each day, women and girls are raped, beaten, burned, trafficked and subjected to other forms of horrendous violence. Approximately one out of three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime, and in some countries rates of domestic violence are as high as seventy percent. No country is immune – the violence crosses all borders and affects women of all ages, social groups, religions and classes. The United States Congress now has an opportunity to address these horrifying abuses. Senators Kerry (D-MA), Boxer (D-MA), Snowe (R-ME) and Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Delahunt (D-MA) and Poe (R-TX) have introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA), a comprehensive piece of legislation, which will integrate violence prevention in U.S. foreign policy. I-VAWA is desperately needed and long overdue. Congress should move quickly to make it law. The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) will support innovative programs, which have been shown to effectively reduce acts

of violence. These include programs, which create economic and educational opportunities for women, challenge public attitudes that permit violence, improve health services for survivors and bring perpetrators of violence to justice. Working through the international assistance that the U.S. already provides, this new bipartisan bill will support the best practices to combat violence aimed at women and girls. It would expand our government’s ability to prevent violence against women caught in conflict, support non-governmental organizations that are combating violence on the ground, and put the U.S. unequivocally on the record with countries around the world in saying that ending violence against women and girls is a national priority. I-VAWA is especially important because it incorporates training, protection and services for women across a range of situations, from the fight against HIV-AIDS, to schools and health clinics, to court systems, to refugee camps. It also emphasizes long-term prevention efforts like increasing women’s economic security and

expanding access to good jobs. In a world where tensions and violence within communities can jeopardize national and international security, it is critical that the United States takes action to end atrocities committed against women and girls in their homes and in their communities, during times of peace and times of conflict. Violence takes the lives of millions of women and girls, and denies countless others their dignity and chance to live safe, productive lives. We urge Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison to take action today and become a cosponsor of the International Violence Against Women Act. We applaud Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson for demonstrating her commitment to ending violence against women by co-sponsoring the International Violence Against Women Act. SMU Amnesty International is an active chartered organization on the SMU campus that promotes human rights activism and education. They can be reached for comments or questions at smuamnesty@gmail.com.


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GreenGraffiti®, an actual media company based out of Amsterdam, is excited the concept has taken off. “What was once being referred to as reverse graffiti is now often being called green graffiti which we take as a big compliment but also something we need to action to protect,” Jim Bowes, founder of GreenGraffiti®, said. “Much like ‘aspirin,’ ‘Kleenex’ and ‘CocaCola’ being a sort name has advantages and disadvantages.” A variety of other media companies also offer this medium such as CURB, based out of London, and GoGorilla Media, out of New York. One of the well-known campaigns GreenGraffiti® Photo courtesy of Jim Bowles did in the U.S. was a campaign for Domino’s. Green Graffiti® power washed this advertisement onto a sidewalk in Amsterdam for fashion company, Mexx. The advertisements were placed in three U.S. cities (New York, Los Angeles In addition to being green, the Bowes said it would “act as a great and the press.” and Philadelphia) and around 210 array of people the medium can PR opportunity for storytelling.” Leanne Free, junior chemistry advertisements were distributed target is also a great opportunity for He also stated that more cleanings major, could be included in the amongst them. advertisers and the cost is not very will come, but it will take time public Bowes talks about. until people get familiar with the Domino’s used this form of expensive. “Of course it should be legal,” advertising in conjunction with a Naturally, there is no way to tell medium. Free said. “ That’s a great form of PR strategy of making their water whether a specific target will think Another potential problem is advertisement, as long as people are stenciling “interactive” by sending water stenciling is attention grabbing legality. In the Netherlands, water still able to watch where they are customers on a “scavenger hunt” or not, but junior creative advertising stenciling is not illegal but it is also walking. I don’t see how it harms not legal. for the advertisements. and markets and culture major anyone or anything.” According to Domino’s, the Sarah Gelber believes other forms “It is a question of how serious As more media companies emerge first 250 people to submit a photo of advertising would be better. the local authorities are,” Bowes offering this form of advertising in “It’s a really cool idea but I think with the advertisements via e-mail said. the United States, people will have would receive a $15 Domino’s gift that it may not get the publicity that However, Bowes isn’t worried. to see if it will start to sweep the card. Domino’s spent $20,000 on other forms of advertising receive “We have…the support of the public Nation. the campaign and estimated the because it’s on the ground, not on campaign brought about $1 million an easier place to see like a billboard worth of publicity. or on a bench or something.” The medium is placed Others like Jordan Spencer, junior strategically around big walking cities advertising major, thinks it would and is best suited for consumers who be attention grabbing but is worried could be found roaming the streets. about other circumstances. If a brand wants to target a specific “As long as it comes off eventually demographic, one could place their and doesn’t harm anything, it sounds ads in specific neighborhoods or like a very innovative new method,” strategically outside specific stops she said. where their target market might be Spencer and other citizens don’t have to worry because the found. Bianca Mireles, junior psychology advertisements do tend to fade and English double major, had never within one to three months after heard of the concept, but found it to placing. be very interesting. However, if the company wishes “I think the concept is awesome to “get rid” of their advertisement and more people would look at it before it fades, GreenGraffiti® can and be intrigued by it,” she said. go back and clean the campaign “Also the fact that it’s green is away. wonderful.” Although this is not common,

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A work of reverse graffiti advertises a Starbucks inside Central Station in Amsterdam.

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Members of the SMU Meadows Department of Dance perform “Pithecanthropus Erectus,” choreographed by Danny Buraczeski, Wednesday evening, inside the Bob Hope Auditorium as part of the department’s annual Fall Dance Concert.

Meadows’ Fall Dance Concert begins By CHASE WADE A&E Intern cwade@smu.edu

Running throughSunday, Meadows School of the Arts annual Fall Concert gives the Meadows dancers a chance to showcase world-renowned professional choreography. The event is a stunning display of leaps, lifts and lighting. It is the highlight of the fall semester for the dance program and should not be missed. The recital’s opening act, entitled “Pithecanthropus Erectus,” is a modern jazz routine that derives many of its moves from the prehistoric era. The dancers, clad in tan Neanderthalesque outfits, dance in a choppy, robotic fashion. Even though the number’s theme may be exciting, the

music is dreary and may have been better suited for the middle of the production. However, the number continues with a stunning solo by dancer Albert Drake. The solo gave the monotonous number well-needed excitement. The show’s second act “Alraune” is a compelling display of the incredible partnership between dancers Sidney Anthony and Harry Feril. The stage’s lighting and design allows the dancers to be the focus, beginning with the two intertwined with each other and making the audience perceive them as one being. Anthony gracefully struggles to be released from her partner; however the story allows the piece to encompass an array of appealing lifts that highlight Feril’s strength and Anthony’s flexibility.

During the Wednesday showing, the end of the routine was met with a “Yes!” by a mesmerized audience member. “Alraune” is the night’s true gem. The show continues with a chilling routine titled “Hello, Night.” The number features an all girl ensemble costumed to look almost evil in long, flowing dresses. With a stage dimly lit and shrouded in fog, the dance features haunting approaches from the backstage resembling ghosts. One of the highlights is when soloist Jasmine Black takes over the stage and faces her antagonist, Veronica Phillips. Both dancers exhibit an abundance of grace and ferocity in their parts and contribute an interesting story to the dance. While the ending may leave you asking what these girls symbolize,

the piece is quite memorable. “Beyond,” the concert’s next piece, features a number of dancers and their struggle with the unknown. The piece begins with one lone dancer under four solitary fluorescent lights and from the audience’s viewpoint, the dancer, Morgan Beckwith, wants out from under the lights. The music, perhaps the best of the night, plays a major role in the piece’s story telling. The ending shows one dancer bravely standing in the “unknown” and the others left prisoners under the lights, easily relaying the piece’s message of “uniformed life versus the unknown”. The Fall Concert concludes with the African contemporary piece entitled “Daughters of the Cane.” The

number features video, voiceovers and pictures spotlighting the lives of women and children who work in sugar cane plantations. Every dancer held what appeared to be sugar canes, and the dancers made the percussion beats themselves. The piece peaks with a brilliant solo by the talented Leah Mitchell with precise moves that carried strength as the music transitioned from tribal to a pop beat. “Daughters of the Cane” possessed the perfect amount of pace, sorrow, movement and skill to be a piece the audience is sure to remember. This show is one that should not be missed. The Fall Concert runs through Sunday and tickets range form $7-$13.

Celebrating your 27th birthday at the 44th Country Music Awards is not that bad if you are Miranda Lambert. The birthday girl and nine-time nominee picked up her first three awards ever, including top female vocalist, album of the year for Revolution, and song and music video of the year for “The House That Built Me.” Country legend Loretta Lynn presented the female vocalist award to the teary-eyed singer. To add the icing on the cake, Lambert’s fiance, Blake Shelton, was awarded male vocalist of the year and Musical Event of the Year for his duet with Trace Adkins,“Hillybone.” Lambert and Shelton were not the only ones celebrating at the CMAs on Wednesday night. The show’s host Brad Paisley took home an award for entertainer of the year. Paisley hosted the three-hour telecast alongside Carrie Underwood for the third time in Nashville. The duo opened “Country Music’s Biggest Night” with “Songs Like This,” accompanied by Keith Urban. Other CMA standouts included Lady Antebellum, who snagged Single of the Year Award for her hit, “Need You Now.” The group is the only artist in CMA Awards history to win the single honor in consecutive years. The trio also took home their second Vocal Group of the Year award. The Zac Brown Band clinched their first win for New Artist of the Year. Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift all performed Wednesday evening. The eventful night also included Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s country debut. Paltrow performed “Country Song,” titled after her upcoming film that opens in January. For additional winners, visit www. cmaawards.com


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