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Bowl eligibility in Mustangs’ sights Torres By EJ HOLLAND


Bid corruption hits FIFA Yesterday, the International Federation of Football Associatin suspended two of its executive committee members due to allegations of bid corruption. Amos Adamu of Nigeria and Reynald Temarii of Tahiti will not be able to vote in the December ballot, which will decide the host of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup. It is said that both members solicited bribes in exchange for their vote. sued for false claims is being sued by a group of district attorneys in California for false claims on deals and misleading consumers. The complaint filed stated that Overstock made up “list prices” and “compare at prices.” The attorneys are suing for $15 million.

Nigerian military frees hostages Nigerian authorities freed 19 hostages on Wednesday after they were kidnapped by rebels in the Niger Delta region. Two Americans were among the 19 released.

Scholarship awarded to best tweet KFC is using Twitter to reach highschool seniors wishing to receive a scholarship. Students are asked to tweet a 140 character or less response to why they deserve the $20,000 scholarship. The contest will last until Nov. 25 and all participants must include the hashtag #KFCScholar.

Google launches new fashion search engine Google launched their new fashion website on Wednesday where fashionistas can find new items through a variety of boutiques. The website has many components, including a celebrity fashion guide and personal shopping profiles.

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and has a quarterback rating of 136.6. Padron also has three solid wide receivers to throw the ball After a bye week, SMU is tied with to. Aldrick Robinson leads the Tulsa for first place in the Conference USA West division thanks to two receiving corps with 50 receptions for 994 yards and 10 touchdowns. straight conference losses by Houston The senior is averaging 19.9 yards and could become bowl eligible with their sixth win of the season this per reception and is ranked seventh weekend. nationally in receiving yards. The Mustangs will take on the Junior Cole Beasley has not Marshall Thundering Herd in a been too bad himself. He has pivotal Conference game at Gerald J. caught 62 passes for 759 yards and Ford Stadium on Saturday at 2 p.m. five touchdowns on the season. In 2009, the Thundering Herd Finally, Darius Johnson has finished with a 7-6 record overall and been yet another explosive offensive a 4-4 record in conference play. weapon for the Mustangs. Johnson Marshall has somewhat slipped has 57 receptions for 556 yards and this year with a 4-6 record overall five touchdowns. and a fourth place standing in the For Marshall, Anderson has thrown for 1,919 yards and 17 Conference USA East division. touchdowns including 251 yards However, the Thundering Herd has and three touchdowns against won three straight games including last week’s 28-13 victory over Memphis. Memphis last week. The Mustangs have established Last year’s contest between SMU and Marshall came down to the wire and saw a ground game this year behind the Thundering Herd prevail 34-31. running back Zach Line who has In that game, SMU quarterback rushed for 972 yards and seven Kyle Padron threw for 225 yards touchdowns. The sophomore rushed for 54 yards against and two touchdowns but also threw one crucial interception. Marshall UTEP. quarterback Brian Anderson had a Defensively both teams are good day, passing for 213 yards and surrendering an average of over 27 points per contest. two touchdowns. The Thundering Herd racked The Thundering Herd is led up 475 total yards, outgaining the by linebacker Mario Harvey. This Mustangs by nearly 150 yards. season, Harvey currently leads the Marshall also had zero turnovers team in tackles with 111 including MICHAEL DANSER/ The Daily Campus while SMU coughed up the football 46 solos, 13.5 tackles for a loss, twice. SMU center Blake McJunkin snaps the ball as running back Zach Line stands 5.5 sacks, two pass break ups, two Both teams have the same signal in the backfield during play Oct. 24th at Ford Stadium. SMU takes on Marshall forced fumbles and one fumble callers under center this year and University Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. recovery. fireworks are expected. The Mustangs are led by Marshall is 1-4 on the road this season, while well and are averaging over 100 yards per game sophomore linebacker Taylor Reed, who SMU is 3-2 at home. The Mustangs are in the same respectively. Padron has been solid this year, passing currently leads the team with 106 tackles, situation as two weeks ago: Get the win and you are for 2,745 yards and 23 touchdowns. Padron threw including 72 solos and 1 fumble recovery. Look for a high scoring affair in this game as probably in a bowl. for 255 yards and one touchdown against UTEP both teams are in a must-win situation heading Offensively, both teams are ranked in the top 65 two weeks ago. in total passing yards. Padron currently leads Conference USA in pass into today’s game. Both teams have also been running the ball efficiency and ranks 11th nationally in passing yards Sports Editor

travels to A&M By JESSICA HUSEMAN Editor-in-Chief

SMU Student Body President Jake Torres spoke in front of Texas A&M’s student government about his disagreement with their passing of a bill that would deny in-state tuition to undocumented students yesterday. “I think it’s the first step in a slippery slope of trying to get involved in national politics in a way that I don’t think is beneficial to the students at Texas A&M or to the students of Texas or the United States in general,” he said. A&M’s Student Senate voted 48-21 in favor of the bill, S.B. 63-11, on Nov. 3, though Student Body President Jacob Robinson vetoed it. Robinson said that he believes it’s up to the state legislature to address the problem of illegal immigration, not Texas A&M. At last night’s meeting, backers of the bill attempted to override Robinson’s veto, but were unsuccessful. An override would have required twothirds of the vote of the Senate, and the final tally came in at only 34-25. Torres told The Daily Campus that he would be speaking in from of the Senate “as Jake Torres,” and not as a representative of SMU. When introducing himself to the Senate, he did introduce himself as student body president. Many students took issue with the fact that Torres spoke about the legislation. “It is wholly inappropriate for the student body President of SMU to be imposing his political views which

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Student adds touch of magic to his life By MEREDITH SHAMBURGER Senior Staff Writer

Junior Trigg Burrage can be described in a number of ways: tall, red-haired, President’s Scholar, magician, TREAT president, “The Unicycle Guy.” The unicycle is probably what he’s most known for among SMU students. Burrage has no qualms about speeding along the sidewalk or jumping down stairs on his 29-inch wheel. “One of my favorite things to do: I’ll hold up my cell phone to my ear, pretending I’m talking on the phone, and then go down the stairs,” Burrage said. “I won’t turn around, but I’ll just hear their reactions behind me. I just have fun with it sometimes.” Burrage said that reactions range from “various expletives” to no reaction at all. “My favorite time is the first week of school because there are freshmen on campus who – you know everyone else on campus is like, ‘Oh yeah, it’s just Trigg on the unicycle’ like it’s just normal,” he said. “But the first-years often, you know, act differently, and I kind of freak them out.” What many students do not realize is that Burrage is also an accomplished magician, having earned numerous

awards for his performances. He first became interested in magic when he was four years old, when he went to a friend’s birthday party. “Her older brother just happened to do magic, so he put on a little show for her birthday party,” Burrage said. “He took a mint and he made it disappear and reappear like under a cup or something, and I went home and got a mint and put it in my hand, waved my hand and said whatever magic words made sense to me at the time, and it didn’t disappear.” Burrage’s interest was so sparked that his mother took him to the local library to get books on magic. “I couldn’t read at that point, so I’d have her read how to do the tricks, and we’d try to figure it out together,” he said. He also developed an interest in the circus, which is how he learned how to ride a unicycle. “I was a clown, and I learned how to juggle. I learned how to ride the unicycle and make balloon animals,” Burrage said. “When I was little, I would actually

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New Caruth Hall achieves LEED Gold Certification By MICHAEL DANSER Photo Editor

The Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering’s Caruth Hall was officially rewarded LEED Gold status this week. The award is given to buildings or communities that are “aimed at improving performance across

all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts,” according to Caruth Hall, which houses the Computer Science, Engineering Management and Information and

System departments, becomes the second engineering building, after the Embry Engineering Building, to gain this internationally known award. The building features significant natural lighting, centrally located staircases to discourage use of elevators and water reclamation systems, among other green initiatives.



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DVF boutique opens this weekend, H&M this fall This year Dallas welcomes two new retailers that are sure to appeal to SMU students

By DARBY RADCLIFFE Contributing Writer

Diane von Furtsenberg store moves into Highland Park The first Diane von Furstenberg store will open its doors this weekend in Highland Park Village, adjacent to the newly opened Christian Louboutin boutique. The store delivers DVF fans the brand’s womens ready-to-wear collection, swimwear, handbags, sunglasses, accessories and footwear all in one 1,500 square foot space. Stephen Summers, partner and director of leasing at Highland Park Village, explains the need for a DVF store in Dallas because he said “A DVF boutique is a natural fit in Highland Park Village due to the popularity of the brand and the designer’s overall commitment to women through fashion and philanthropy.” The designer, Diane von Furstenberg, first catapulted into the fashion world with her iconic wrap dress in 1972. Today von Furstenberg is a fashion icon, who has not only created an empire based on her decadent designs

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for women, but is also founder of French publishing house Salvy, and president of the Council Fashion Designers of America. The official grand opening of the boutique is to be determined because of delayed construction completion, but von Furstenberg has scheduled a trip in the near future to see the unveiling of the new Dallas store.

“I love DVF because she is all about flattering the women’s body” - Sophomore Vee Vee Litchy “DVF has always had timeless prints; I can’t wait to see the iconic wrap dresses in store” - Freshman Alex Bjornnes “I’m obsessed with her; it’s all I wear. Here traditional style combined with today’s modern designs fits every women’s body type perfectly” - Senior Elysse Carpenter

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2 p.m. SMU faces off against Marshall at Ford Stadium. This is the last home game.

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Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break begins today and goes until Nov. 28! Enjoy time with your families!

H&M set to open first Texas store in Dallas

“I’ve always loved the priceconscious trends of H&M” - Freshman Katie Trimper

If you’re looking to spend less than the average $300 price tag of a von Furstenberg frock, then you’ll be happy to hear H&M is opening it’s first Texas store in Dallas’ NorthPark Center this fall. H&M, similar to popular retailer Forever21, provides on-trend clothing and accessories for stylish shoppers looking to save – the majority of the store’s merchandise is marked at less than $50. Most recently the famed “fast fashion” chain has been making retail headlines for the company’s collaboration with French couture fashion house, Lanvin. Unfortunately, the Lanvin for H&M diffusion line will have wrapped before Dallas doors open, but it’s likely the future holds more to-die-for collaborations considering H&M’s track record of partnerships with coveted fashion names like Karl Lagerfeild, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Jimmy Choo and Roberto Cavalli.

“I’m excited about the opening of H&M in Dallas because I love the high-end fashion at affordable prices” - Sophomore Caroline Slatery

“I’m excited about the opening of H&M because it is bringing Chicago and New York style to Dallas!” - Breely Ungar

Fashion Talk Sunday with H&M and Top Shop designers Conveniently on the topic of the “fast fashion” fad, H&M designer Levi Palmer and London-based retailer Top Shop, designer Matthew Harding, will be speaking at an open-to-thepublic talk hosted by Dallas-based organization, The Fashionistas. The “Fashion Talk” lecture will be from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at 1409 South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215. To RSVP, email fashion@

Police Reports NOVEMBER 15 2:23 p.m. Phi Gamma Delta/ 3064 SMU Blvd. University Park Fire Department responded to an active fire alarm. It was determined the alarm was activated by rock dust. UPFD reset the fire panel and cleared with no further incident. Closed. 7:29 p.m. South Quad Lot/6000 Ownby Drive. A student reported theft of her customized Audi emblems from her vehicle. The theft occurred on 11/15 between 5:00-6:00 p.m. Open.

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Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg opens store in Highland Park Village.

NOVEMBER 16 2:32 a.m. McGinnis Hall/6005 Ownby Drive. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Office for underage drinking. Closed.

NOVEMBER 18 12:44 a.m. Intersection of Airline Rd./SMU Blvd. A student was issued a Justice of the Peace citation for failing to stop at a stop sign and referred to the Student Conduct Offie for attempting to evade arrest or detention. Closed.

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Bear Hands impresses at ‘The Nightmare’

‘Uncle Vanya’ a classic tale of love



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“Uncle Vanya” could be renamed “The Summer of Idleness.” After all, the play takes place over the course of one summer in Russia in 1896 where nothing is accomplished except the furthering of heartache. “Uncle Vanya” is one of Anton Chekov’s many plays that capture the scene of Russia – cold winters, the dreary life, the pointlessness of it all.


“Harry Potter 7” premieres By JORDAN JENNINGS A&E Editor


A knowledgeable Feinstein shares great American music with audience By LAUREN SMART A&E Editor

here is nothing that brings people together quite like music. The American Songbook is as Michael Feinstein defined it, “any music that lasts decades later.” Wednesday night in his concert with Nicole Henry, Feinstein does what he does best – perform some of the best American music, all the while sharing his vast knowledge of the subject with a rapt audience. Reminiscent of his show on PBS “Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook” the night at the Winspear served to both inform and entertain an almost full opera house.

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Henry opened the show with her versions of the classics “Fly me to the Moon,” “Embraceable You” and the more obscure “Teach me Tonight.” She has the voice of a siren and the appearance to match. Her performance captivated the audience, and at one point she said, “Dallas, I can barely see you.” To which an audience member shouted back, “but we can see you.” Unforunately Henry’s knowledge was not as vast as her talent, as she not only renamed the musical “Girl Crazy” – “Girl Talk,” she also attempted to give information about several songs, only to let her thought drift off because she didn’t actually know what she started to say. Feinstein on the other hand, was more knowledge than talent, which is not a knock at his talent, but instead a comment on his

inflated amount of knowledge about the subject. He knows everything there is to know about classic American music, or so it seems and he has the pipes to match. He made the joke at the end of the night that his website is “,” and the comparison between he and Buble makes sense – but having seen both in concert (Buble, twice!) I venture to say that Feinstein makes Buble look like “the other Michael.” Several highlights of the night were his Gershwin tribute, his Paul Lynd impression and anytime he played the piano. There were no complaints to be had with this Jazz Roots concert, except maybe an awkward announcer and an exceptionally long intermission. Every song was sung with bravado, and the experience of shared music made this a


urrently in production in the Greer Garson Theatre, “Uncle Vanya” is the classic tale of love, beauty and the struggle of existence presented in a manner that is gripping and heartwrenching. The cast, made up primarily of graduate students, is a mixture of distinct voices and styles that director Michael Connolly is able to blend together to create a remarkably strong show. From the minute the play opens, Ricco Fajardo lures the audience in with his portrayal of Mikhail Lvovich Astrov, the physician who takes care of the professor. But Fajardo only prepares the stage for what is to follow, a cast filled with some of Meadows’ finest performers. Teddy Spencer takes the title role whose full name is Ivan Petrovich Voinitsky, referred to endearingly as Uncle Vanya by his niece Sonya (Vanessa Gibens), the daughter of his sister, the professor’s first wife. Both Gibens and Spencer deliver noteworthy performances. Spencer is a hopeless drunk, who is in love with the professor’s wife, Yelena Andreevna (Jamie Rezanour). He is so hopeless, in fact, that he can not even carry out the homicide he so desperately wishes to commit in the final act. Gibens is equal parts adorable and defeated as Sonya. The young girl seems to be the only thing keeping the family together, yet this job proves difficult for even her committed exuberance. Extracting laughs from a script that does everything it can to remove the false glimmer of hope from this Russian backdrop creates a difficult task to undertake but one Cliff Miller manages to accomplish every time he is on stage. Miller’s complete embodiment of the retired professor Alexksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov is a captivating performance to watch. His slightest flick of the hand seems intentional and he has the distinct ability to speak his lines in such a way that they elucidate laughs without losing their pertinence. The astute treatment of this play is not lost in a single element, from Rachel Finn’s functional yet melancholy set to Jason Biggs’ music arrangements. “Uncle Vanya” runs in the Greer Garson Theatre through Sunday. For more information, visit meadows.

n the evening of Nov. 11, Bear Hands took the stage to an empty house at The Nightmare. Apparently the Dallas music scene has overlooked the emerging band. Members of the three opening bands made up the majority of audience, forcing Bear Hands to swallow their pride and put on a personal show. With no need to worry about the energy of a stage performance, Dylan Rau (vocalist) created a personal experience by joking about the lack of attendance and telling stories of how some songs came to be in an atmosphere that exuberated casualty. Considering the band’s rapid fan growth, this may have been one of the last times Bear Hands could be seen this privately and for such a low cost. Both Rau’s vocals and the techno-indie style that the band weaves into stirring lyrics takes on a distinct sound which aids in distinguishing them from other bands. This sound, along with the release of their new album, “The Burning Bush Supper Club,” has been a hit amongst fans. If given the chance, take the time to see them live. Bear Hands is definitely a band to keep an eye open for and if you were unfortunate enough to miss the concert, it is still never late to purchase an album.

uggles beware, “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part 1” is finally here. The much-awaited film premiered last night at the witching hour. According to reviews, this sequel novel turned movie is the grimmest of them all, and it’s in 3D. In Part 1 the journey countinues as Harry, Hermione and Ron race to destroy the Hurcruxes of Voldemort’s soul. The two-part form of the fantasy film, directed by David Yates, is the final installment of JK Rowling’s magical series. According to the LA Times, the Warner Bros. film has sold out more than 3,900 midnight screenings Thursday night, with predictions of surpassing the midnight ticket sales record of $30 million set by “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” in June, and gaining the No.1 spot at the box office. The last three films have each grossed over $900 million worldwide. Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will make their final appearance in “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part 2” that will be released July 15, 2011.


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Join the competition, go green!

News from... ASIA-PACIFIC Six states not attending Noble Peace Prize Awards: Six countries have declined to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. The ambassadors who were not going were from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Cuba, Morocco and Iraq. Committee Secretary Lundestad said Beijing had mounted an unprecedented campaign to sabotage participation in the ceremony, which will be held on Dec. 10. Earlier this month, China warned that there would be “consequences” if governments showed support for Liu Xiaobo at the award ceremony. The 54-yearold dissident received an 11-year sentence last year for “inciting subversion” after drafting Charter 08, which called for multi-party democracy and respect for human rights in China.

MIDDLE EAST Egyptian blogger freed: A prominent Egyptian blogger, Abdel Kareem Nabil Soliman, who was imprisoned for four years for insulting Islam and defaming President Hosni Mubarak, has been released. Human rights groups and opposition figures had campaigned for him to be freed. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), which represented the blogger in court, said he was in bad health and was beaten by security officers in Alexandria before his release on Tuesday. He was accused of posting blogs that insulted Mubarak by calling him a “dictator” and incited hatred of Islam.

SOUTH ASIA Anger over Indian plane crash: Relatives of people killed in an Air India crash in May have reacted angrily to a leaked report, which blamed a

For questions or concerns, contact your E-Rep or Competition Liaisons: Liz Arroyo ( Leslie Hurley ( . A special thanks goes out to Michael Paul, Tiana Lightfoot and Kim Lewis for their continued support of this program. Elizabeth Arroyo is a junior SMU student. She can be reached for comments and questions at 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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sleepy and disorientated pilot. The Air India Express flight crashed near Mangalore, killing 158 people. There has been no detailed response from the airline or the government into the report. Correspondents say that the full version may well reveal other factors contributing towards the crash, including a short runway and the fact that the pilot allegedly ignored his co-pilot’s advice not to land. The shortage of Air India pilots was also causing them to work overtime.

EUROPE Dublin admits need for aid: The Irish Republic’s finance minister, Brian Lenihan, has said he feels “no sense of shame” over his country’s economic record - but it now needs outside help. A team of international officials are in Dublin to discuss the country’s debt crisis which has rocked the financial markets in recent days. The Republic’s government has repeatedly stressed it has not asked for financial assistance from either the European Union (EU) or the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who are represented at the Dublin talks. Lenihan said the problem lies with Ireland’s heavily indebted banks. The final decision will be up to the Irish government, which has said it has not agreed to a loan from Europe.

AFRICA Break out in Congolese jail: Nearly 200 prisoners in the Democratic Republic of Congo have escaped from a jail in Gemena, the remote north-west of the country. The mass break-out on Tuesday occurred as a hearing was taking place in their prison in Gemena to try to reduce the backlog of defendants awaiting trial. Prosecutor Felicien Kibeka said the prisoners became unruly in the overcrowded room where only two policemen were present to maintain order. Only a handful of the 169 escapees have been

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LATIN AMERICA Protest and cholera spread to Haiti’s capital: Police fired tear gas as demonstrators set up barricades and threw rocks at United Nations vehicles. Some Haitians blame U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal for bringing cholera to the country - a claim denied by the U.N. U.S. health experts say Haiti is vulnerable to further outbreaks. Cholera is present in all 10 of Haiti’s regions. About 1,100 people have died from the disease since it emerged in the country last month. The unrest comes less than two weeks before a presidential election, due on Nov. 28.


Nuclear treaty proposed between U.S. and Russia: President Barack Obama has called the ratification of a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia “a national security imperative,” adding that the U.S. Senate must act before a new Congress arrives. The treaty would reduce both countries’ nuclear arsenals and allow each to inspect the other’s facilities. Obama, who said that every president since Ronald Reagan had been able to get such pacts through, proclaimed that the U.S. cannot risk losing Moscow’s support on matters of international security, which include placing pressure on Iran over its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Source: BBC News


Football: SMU plays Marshall on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The game is announced as a “White Out,” so wear white! Pony Up! Source:


SMU participates in national competition for increased sustainability and conservation, increases “green” considerations on campus Though many students on campus might be unaware, SMU is currently competing in the Energy and Water Conservation Nationals Competition. I know SMU has a stigma of not being environmentally friendly, but for a school that isn’t known for conserving resources and has no idea they are competing, I think we are doing pretty well. As of Tuesday, SMU has placed 13th, trailing right behind the University of Missouri. Since Nov. 1, SMU has made a 5.4 percent reduction in energy and water use on campus, with 14 of our buildings being monitored. All residential communities, along with Dallas Hall, the Embrey Engineering building and Junkins Engineering building, are involved. Hawk and Martin Apartments are currently tied in the lead with an average usage of 11kW. We are hoping to see greater reduction from McElvaney, Boaz and the Embrey Engineering building. Being an E-Rep on campus, I couldn’t be more pleased with our reduction rate and our ranking. For those who don’t know, E-Reps are Residence Life and Student Housing student staff members who seek to raise awareness on campus of sustainability and green issues. The competition runs until Dec. 1. Some easy steps you can take to reduce energy and water and help SMU in the competition are: Turn water off while brushing teeth, washing face or shaving. Take shorter showers. Do not have multiple electronic devices on at the same time. Turn computer, gaming systems and TV off when not in use. Turn lights off when leaving the room. Remind friends to reduce and conserve during November! I know that we can continue to increase our reduction rate and move higher up in the competition in these last two weeks! And best of all, the competition does have some incentive, besides the glory of being an environmentally friendly school. Prizes will be awarded to students on the winning campus and to those students in the residence hall with the greatest reduction. This year’s prizes are being provided by a number of generous partners and sponsors who can be found at: prizes.php. Visit this website to see our community’s progress in the competition, add features to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, and help make SMU green!

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Do you have a big iDea? SMU’s big iDeas project is under-utilized by student body COMMENTARY

Think your ideas are too big? Almost exactly a year ago, while studying abroad in Spain, I Drew Konow traveled to Geneva, Switzerland with one of my best friends. One frigid Genevan evening, we convened in our hostel’s common area and started to brainstorm, asking ourselves the question, “How can we make change in Dallas?” That initial conversation was the genesis of Tale of One City, a bilingual literary and arts magazine for Dallas teens funded by the Provost’s Big iDeas Program. Today, we are preparing for a coffee house where the top submissions we received will be read. We received more than 130 entries

of art, literature and music from students in the Dallas area. From these pieces, we seek to create change through starting a community-wide conversation about what life is like in Dallas – for everyone. Through this conversation, we hope to combat racial, socio-economic and educational segregation in Dallas. A big idea, I know. Yet, it is only one project in a long line of grandiose ideas funded by the Big iDeas Program. There are students across SMU’s campus tackling issues like health literacy, immigration, personal finances, educational inequality and psychological health. These students are community leaders in the Dallas area. They are active Dallas citizens striving to make a difference. They are also your peers. You can do the same. Unfortunately, the program, which gives students as much as $5,000 to execute their idea, is one of the many

opportunities for undergraduates that is unknown and under-utilized. Nonetheless, you can pursue your big idea. You can make change happen in Dallas. Bursting the SMU bubble is the first step. Step out into the city of Dallas. You’ll find a different picture of life in this city. Get to know the people that are your neighbors, and ask yourself how you can care for them. Make partnerships with other organizations and community leaders. Along the way, it’s going to take a lot of hard work and persistence. Neither Rome nor Dallas was built in a day. Rather, they were constructed with the hands of many sedulous people day by day. So too, must you become a hard worker in the field, willing to overcome bureaucratic, logistical, technological and ideological challenges. You must execute your idea with ingenuity and

persistence. If you do so, you may just find that you’ve facilitated a huge change in Dallas. In the wake of your efforts, your big idea may become a big reality. The goal of the Big iDeas program is to empower students to change the Dallas community for the better. You can create that change. So ask yourself, “How can I make productive change in Dallas?” Don’t be afraid of the answer or the subsequent action that may be required of you. Start a movement, be a leader, make some change. This is college, for Pete’s sake. Now is the time to pursue your elaborate ambition and to earn some chops. So get your hands dirty. Become a community leader. Follow your big ideas. Drew Konow is a senior religious studies, foreign languages and literatures major. He can be reached for comments or questions at



Mustangs ready to host SMU Invitational this weekend

Friday, November 19, 2010 •

CCOLLEGE OL L EGE Pick-em ick-em 2010 The people of Hughes Trigg at lunchtime pick this weekend’s winners

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SMU forward Robert Nyakundi goes for a layup as TCU guard Ronnie Moss attempts to block Nyakundi’s shot Tuesday evening at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.


Following their 20-point loss to TCU on Tuesday, the SMU men’s basketball team returns to Moody Coliseum still in search of their first win of the season. “I think our guys are afraid, and they have got to be tougher,” head Coach Matt Doherty said. “At the end of the day I recruited them here, so I’ve got to make them tougher.” Posting an 0-2 start for the second consecutive season, SMU starts a fivegame home stand on Friday afternoon, beginning with a three-game series as part of the SMU Invitational featuring Portland State, UC Riverside and Lamar University. SMU returns most of its starting lineup from last season, but is missing two out of three of the team’s leading scorers from last year. Following the loss to TCU, Doherty mentioned the potential to start three players who currently reside on the bench, still waiting to be ruled eligible by the NCAA. Justin Haynes, Robert Nyakundi, Papa Dia, Jeremiah Samarrippas and Mike Walker started against TCU, but Friday’s game could present the crowd with a different starting lineup. “I think [Dia], [Ryan Harp], [Walker] and [Haynes] need to be tougher. Unfortunately we have four guys on our bench that would probably start. I have what I have,” Doherty said.

Freshman Richmonds Vilde was initially expected to appear in the starting lineup, but instead freshman guard Jeremiah Samarrippas and senior guard Collin Mangrum have seen minutes in both games. Doherty is however expecting Richmonds to appear in the lineup sooner rather than later this season. Fortunately, Samarrippas has shown potential since day one and has continued to do so, according to Doherty to “show toughness” and prove “he’s not afraid.” In his two starts, Samarrippas has averaged eight points and six turnovers, and already recorded four steals on the season. Friday’s game against Portland State marks the Viking’s first road game of the season. Portland State appears to be the better team on paper, shooting 42 percent from the field compared to SMU’s 38 percent shooting, but Doherty hopes the team’s productivity and personality will change in time for Friday’s tip off. “You can not completely change someone’s personality, but we’ll figure out a way to get them to be tougher. They have to be productive and they are not,” Doherty said. Saturday’s game against UC Riverside (1-1) could be problematic for the Mustangs, as the Highlanders hit the road for the second time this season in the wake of an 81-48 win over PomonaPitzer.

The Highlanders, who scored 39 points off opponent turnovers, also shot 44 points in the paint and 52 percent from the field. In comparison, SMU has allowed their opponents to score 46 combined points in turnovers and has only been averaging 38 percent from the field and 30 percent in three’s. Lamar University, the Mustangs’ opponent on Sunday, has just one game under their belt, but hit the road for the first time this season with an 1-0 record and could also be a tough matchup for SMU. Lamar, who went on to defeat Lyon College 115-57 in their season opener, had four players reach double figures in scoring, with two players scoring over 20 points. The Cardinals shot 53 percent from the field but also excelled on defense, collecting 20 steals in one game and forcing 34 turnovers. Last season, SMU went 0-2 before winning two consecutive games at Moody Coliseum and have struggled in back-to-back games, going 0-3 in their last consecutive-game series last season in Hawaii. SMU posted a 10-7 record on their home court last season. The Mustangs have another month of non-league games scheduled before Conference USA play begins on Jan. 8 against the University of Memphis at Moody Coliseum.






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Ponies fall short in double OT By ZANDER GERONIMOS Contributing writer

SMU women’s basketball had a disappointing 87-73 loss to TCU in a double overtime game on Wednesday, dropping them to 0-2 in the season. After a very close game, TCU dominated the scoreboard in the second overtime. TCU’s guard Emily Carter had 43 points while SMU’s guard Samantha Mahnesmith had a career high of 19 points. The Mustangs jumped out to an early 19-13 lead before TCU closed the gap in the latter half of the first half. SMU shot 31 percent from the field, while TCU shot 54 percent. TCU was more accurate in their field goals and that made the difference in the first half. The second half however showed an offensive change of pace as the Mustangs outscored the Horned Frogs 32-29 to tie the game 62-62. SMU improved its field goal percentage to 38 percent, while TCU dropped down to 23 percent. Towards the end of the half, SMU was down by four with 1:50 left in the half. Haley Day scored a field goal with 47 seconds left, and then Raquel Christian hit the “gametying” field goal with 15 seconds left. In the first overtime both teams tied

at six. The second OT however was dominated by TCU with 19 points to 5. The Mustangs brought the game as far they possibly could against their conference rival. The team will definitely be looking to improve upon their recent loss. As Coach Rhonda Rhompola said in a news release, “We really showed some good heart as a team tonight. It’s a tough loss, but we’ll learn from it and be a better team for it.”

The Mustangs play again on Sunday at University of Texas San Antonio. The team hosts the Hoops for the Cure Tournament on Nov. 26-27. Akron, Arkansas State, and Georgia Southern will be coming to Moody Coliseum for the two day tournament. SMU will play Arkansas State at 7:00 p.m. after Georgia Southern takes on Akron. The consolation game and championship game will be held the following day.


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TRIGG: Accomplished

magician brings magic to college CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

want to put focus on that in terms of developing new material, and I want to have time professionally to devote to growing as an artist and

managing the business as well as a creative outlet.” dress up as a clown and put out a hat at the local open air market where Burrage’s favorite part of I grew up in Australia, and I called magic is right after he performs a trick and just before myself Tricky Trigg the Magic the audience begins to Clown, I’m dismayed to say. I’d do tricks and stuff and get applaud. It’s “right when coins thrown in the hat.” something impossible Burrage holds dual has occurred,” he said. citizenship in Australia and the “There’s that moment United States. Burrage grew up between the magic happening and the in Townsville, Australia, and moved to Louisiana in 2001 at applause in which… the the age of 11. audience’s brain hasn’t kicked in yet,” he said. “When I moved to the “They haven’t started States… magic became more of a focus,” he said. His logically using their adult performances range from brain to try and figure MEREDITH SHAMBURGER/ The Daily Campus corporate events to Open Mic out ‘Ok, how did he do that?” Night in the Hughes-Trigg Junior Trigg Burrage performs part of a magic trick durM Lounge. Burrage said ing Open Mic Night in the Hughes-Trigg M Lounge on “It’s just that he would “love to perform Oct. 28 moment that brings professionally” for the rest of people back to kind of his life, although he isn’t sure if he will improving my show,” he said. Magic, like a child witnessing something he said, “is a way that really satisfies for the first time,” Burrage said. concentrate on magic full time. “I’m really like: I know I really all my different interests in terms of

PRESIDENT: Bill causes controversy, causes Torres to travel CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

are not endorsed by the students he represents on another school,” said Charlie McCaslin, a junior history and political science double major. “It is terrible diplomacy.” Jake Torres said that he disagreed with the idea that introducing himself as student body president meant he was speaking for the school. In an email, he said, “I do hold that title. And I did so to tell them who I am and let them know I understand student [government], but I did not say I want to express the opinions of SMU.” David de la Fuente, junior political science and sociology double major,

agreed that Jake was expressing his own views. “I applaud Jake for always being a voice of acceptance and unity amongst the SMU student body, and I think the A&M Student Senate should look to how Jake and SMU run things for guidance after their embarrassing incident,” he said. Illegal immigrants have been eligible to receive in-state tuition in Texas since June of 2001. Texas was the first state to pass such legislation, and it has not been without controversy. Justin Pulliam, one of the authors of the bill, said that the bill opposes a state law which violates federal law. “Right now, Texas law rewards criminal acts of being here illegally,”

Pulliam said in an interview with Texas A&M’s student newspaper, The Battalion. “It didn’t seem fair that out-ofstate Americans were struggling and having to pay $15,000 more, while people here illegally were getting the tuition break,” said Pulliam, who leads the group Texas Aggie Conservatives. Last year, about 12,000 students claimed residency under the 2001 bill statewide, Texas A&M had about 300 of them. In-state tuition at the University runs about $5,200 a year, while out of state tuition is around $19,600 a year.

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Urban farmer brings spice By ALLISON PRENGER Contributing Writer

“This, here, is the epitome of urban farming,” he said, extending his calloused hand to unclasp a Budweiser beer cap with a plant sprouting from it. Tom Spicer bent over and pulled a weed, maintaining his pride and joy. “It has always been in my blood,” he said, his voice revealing the slightest bayou twang. He continued meandering down the rows of dirt of his garden, Spiceman’s FM 1410. Spicer’s idea for Spiceman’s FM 1410, commonly referred to as Spiceman’s, has been in the making for over 15 years. It was not until five years ago that Spicer came upon this plot of land. Although it took Spicer a year to reach the owners, he signed the lease for this garden oasis in November 2005. Spiceman’s is a farm-to-market outlet that provides items from Spicer’s garden, such as top-sourced, quality produce like mushrooms. His clientele includes some of Dallas’ popular restaurants as well as retail customers and foodies. Spicer’s literal job description is owner and operator. However, he would rather call himself a “flavor monger.” Flavor monger: noun, a person who is constantly in search of old and new school ways to bring food to its supreme state of being. “Tom and his agrarian cohorts are an eclectic bunch,” said Tommy Dudney, an analyst by day and a foodie by night. “Every time I’ve been by the shop, it’s been manned by either himself, his son or the ponytailed, rosaceous-riddled Cole who always makes for good conversation. The whole crew usually looks like they haven’t bathed in days, and there is almost always an open bottle of booze laying around.” Spiceman’s, located on the 1400 block of Fitzhugh Avenue, has numerous functions. “People wouldn’t be able to fathom what I do,” Spicer said. “They’d have to follow me for a month, [rather] a year to understand.” His all-encompassing perspectives of business, restaurants, cuisine and gardening make this 55-year-old gardener doubt the sincerity of others who are attempting to shadow the local food trend-fluff. Spicer’s application of farm to table is not because of a trend, but instead, a diverse family background. His mother is from Copenhagen, Denmark, and his father is from Waycross, Georgia, a town at the center of five colliding highways. “So that makes me a Danish cracker,” Spicer said. There were foods that his father liked, such as southern fried chicken and biscuits, but his mother found a way to use her European background to put an international spin on the southern classics. “Our mother cooked all kinds of food, which is where we both got our adventurous palates,” said his sister, Susan Spicer, chef and owner of Bayona and Mondo restaurants in New Orleans. Early on, Spicer took part-time work with food delivery trucks, where he learned how to package

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Tom Spicer, owner of Spiceman’s FM 4010 produce, cleans a grouping of picked carrots from Spiceman’s garden behind the store while speaking on the phone with a client.

things and what products chefs looked for. “You get an opportunity to do different things, if you’re lucky enough, so I did a few different things, and after I kinda got burned out on that … things connected with the land, and then I started growing,” Spicer said. Soon after Spicer took to the land, showing that he had an “affinity for growing stuff,” his mother informed him that he was following in his grandfather’s footsteps. Spicer is a stickler about quality, which means not just knowing how products are going to be used, but how to pack and ship them, a process called post harvest. “He always has the best selections of mushrooms, and you can pick up an assortment of ‘shrooms for 10 bucks, called the ‘dime bag special,’” customer William Crouse said. Past the vintage case in which Spicer stores his vast supply of mushrooms is the store’s exit and the entrance to his garden. “I wish you had the perspective that I do with this, because attached to this building was the ugliest monstrosity of a shed,” he said. Approximately 30 feet from where the shed used to reside is what Spicer likes to call the “poop deck,” soon to be the new home of his porta-potties. The port-a-potties will provide sufficient privacy compared to the current makeshift bathroom that contains a stained toilet placed in the back of the store. Perhaps he also strategically placed the poop deck behind huge bushes of marvelous smelling scented basil—a natural air freshener.

While describing his pest problems and how big farms do not have the time to find out what their populations of pests are, Spicer walked toward the compost pile. “I know what my pests are. I know what I’m looking for,” he said. At that moment his Japanese-named-bullydog, Bunzo, started chasing a cat. Spicer hoots, “Go get ‘em!” Shady, the old brain dog, observantly strides along. The Converse-donning gardener uses a natural pesticide, which is a combination of seaweed extract and fish emulsion. The smell reminds one of a soggy marina that a trash barge has just anchored in. The smell reminds Spicer of being at the Louisiana beach. “You would think it’s my cologne,” Spicer said. A fish emulsion and seaweed cocktail, compost and knowledge of how our ancestors grew things sustain Spicer’s garden, which consists of five recently farmed beds, three of which have been planted recently. His compost material comes from Dallas restaurants, including Park on Henderson Avenue. It is more economical for restaurants to give Spicer their food waste like bones and fish heads than to pay the fee and unload it at the dump or have a catering service haul it away. Although Spicer is happy to receive compost for his garden, he is discerning as to what he will actually use. There are certain things that are great for his garden and other things that are not. “It’s a win, win situation,” he said. “But I am not a dump.” When it comes to the local food trend, Spicer and Spiceman’s is the opposite of what many would expect. Although sustainability means money and flavor, it does not necessarily mean an astronomical payoff. Spicer is atypical because he is a purist about what he does and does not throw words like “local” around without knowing and practicing what they truly mean. He thinks that this current local movement is just a bunch of “lip service” and people trying to uphold it, but they lack the experience and knowledge that he has. “I am not out here trying to take advantage of a trend. I was out here doing this way before. It just makes more sense,” he said. “You can’t worry about what other people are doing. All you can do is hope that other people ‘do,’” he said. According to Spicer, many young whipper-snaper-knuckleheaded chefs will buy three out of 50 items locally and then claim to be local, themselves. “To me, that’s like a comb over. The local product comb over,” he said.


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