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Reforms to lead to fewer parking lots at SMU Katie Ballard Contributing Writer email@example.com
Within the next few years, SMU’s campus will see a complete transformation and redesign. Not only will 1/3 of students live on campus with the new Residential Commons, but there will also be more pedestrian walkways and gardens, and fewer parking lots. While the majority of these changes will be made to beautify and improve the campus, students and faculty have one common question: “Where are we going to park?” Student Senate, along with SMU Parking Services, has created a “Parking Task Force” compromised of senators passionate about parking issues on campus to answer these questions. “Virtually, we’re losing every oncampus parking lot that isn’t a garage in the next five to 10 years,” said Dedman Senator Zane Cavender at the Nov. 19 Student Senate meeting. The majority of campus parking will be on the exterior of campus, as to promote the new pedestrian walkways and a motor-free campus. According to Cavender, a motorfree campus would encourage students to come to campus, stay, and not be worried about where they are parked or how quickly they can get to their car. “Getting students to stay on campus, be involved on campus and enjoy their time on campus doesn’t necessitate the use of a vehicle to
collect dust in a parking garage six days out of the week,” he said. SMU’s director of parking and ID services, Mark Rhodes, works with the Task Force as a liaison between the students and the administration. “I am a resource to the Senators,” Rhodes said. “I don’t want to bias the process. I want them to think creatively.” Cavender believes that the university will be most open to suggestions from students that limit the amount of vehicles on campus. Students will see a few notable changes for the short term, including parking counts on the outside of Binkley Garage, Moody Garage and the new Residential Commons Garage. The counts, operated by a software program, will alert drivers how many cars are currently parked in the garage. Other short-term changes suggested by the Task Force include altering the class schedule, so that the majority of classes do not all fall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and limited parking for first and secondyear students. According to Rhodes, if these changes will go into effect by the next academic year, they need to move “nimble and quick.” “This is the hard part. Ideally, some lower-level parking changes would be implemented as early as next semester. Realistically, the larger goals can take five to 10 years,” Cavender said. Many SMU students and faculty
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Student Senate’s Parking Task Force encourages students to reach out to them with comments and concern.
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SMU will eliminate on-campus parking in the next few years to make room for more pedestrian walkways.
say they are concerned that the new parking goals offer extremely limited options for convenient and quick oncampus parking. “It’s hard enough right now to find parking in any garage and usually the spot I find is far away from where my class actually is. I’ve started parking in the metered spots near Hughes-Trigg recently so I don’t waste 30 minutes of my day searching for a spot,” junior Alex Novak said.
The Task Force agrees that parking should not be an issue in getting students to class. “When students skip or miss class due to the lack of parking on campus, academics begin to suffer, and it’s a nasty domino effect from there,” Cavender said. Some students believe the parking changes won’t make too much of a difference. “There is barely any parking on campus for students now. It is already
designated for a certain group of people, which rarely includes students. Hopefully, though, that will minimize the amount of parking tickets students get,” sophomore Maggie MacConnell said. Marci Armstrong, an associate dean in the Cox School of Business, is “all for” the pedestrian walkways. “Our campus is absolutely lovely and I look forward to enjoying it even more without having to look out for cars,” she said. Yolette Garcia, assistant dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, also isn’t bothered by the new plans. “To me, it makes no difference where I park,” she said. Currently, students who park on campus pay a fee for either residential or commuter parking. These permits allow SMU students to park in most on-campus parking
lots, as long as their parking permits are displayed on the lower right hand side of their front windshield. Students are permitted to park in any AUR or S parking lots, or R if they are residents. Full school year parking permits cost students $280, while part time permits cost $145. Faculty members parking on university property must also have a parking pass on their lower right hand windshield. They are permitted to park in any F or S lots. Students who have any comments, concerns or suggestions are encouraged to email Cavender at firstname.lastname@example.org. “With student input, communication and engagement, we will be able to make positive changes to our campus parking situation. Without a large and loud student voice, many of these potential improvements might not gain traction,” Cavender said.
Artifacts, treasures at SMU libraries Avery Stefan Contributing Writer email@example.com From the 1493 Christopher Columbus Letter, to the original copy of the only book Leonardo da Vinci ever illustrated, SMU libraries house some of the world’s greatest artifacts and literary treasures. In fact, unbeknownst to many students and faculty, these museum-library hybrids are free and open to the public, with knowledgeable librarians and curators eager to walk visitors through the impressive collections. Eric White, Curator of Special Collections at Bridwell Library, is adamant that the SMU libraries and their resources are something to be taken advantage of. “This is an exclusive university, and the libraries are a treasure,” White said. “There’s this somewhat hidden intellectual wealth in the libraries that you can’t get at other places.” SMU is celebrating the “Year of the Library” this year, in honor of the 100th anniversary of SMU’s first library, founded in Dallas Hall in 1913. The commemoration is meant to raise the profile of the libraries’ compelling archives, and showcase their priceless collections. Here are the highlights of their many treasures and secrets of the SMU libraries. DeGolyer Library Walk up the grand stone steps facing the main quad on campus next to Hughes-Trigg Student Center and students will find themselves looking up at the original entrance to Fondren Library, the name indefinitely carved into the stone overhang. But this is actually the
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The stone steps of Fondren’s original main entrance now lead the way to the DeGolyer Library Special Collections.
DeGolyer Library. Here, visitors can gaze upon Christopher Columbus’ letter from 1493 detailing his discoveries, or the first edition of Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn.” Since its nascence in 1913, beginning with the private collections of Everette L. DeGolyer Sr., a major figure in the 20th century oil business, the library has grown each year through private donations, gifts and purchases of valuable historical archives. In conjunction with the library’s strengths in the humanities, business history, and the history of science and technology, the current exhibit, “Treasures of the DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting,” highlights various subjects from Voyages and Travels to the University Archives. The main room in this exhibit, which happens to be the main and only common room of the library itself, is filled with old books and photographs, each of historical importance. Students do not
expect to come across a special collections library possessing 120,000 rare and historically significant printed books, over 2,500 separate manuscript collections, about 700,000 photographs, approximately 3,000 early maps, roughly 2,000 periodical and newspaper titles, and a sizable collection of printed ephemera. There is also a Texana room down a level, which boasts the only known copy of an original wall map of Dallas from 1891. Throughout DeGolyer Library, the temperature must be controlled at approximately 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity kept between 50 and 60 degrees to preserve the value of the various collections. Russell Martin, the director of DeGolyer Library, said that it is fairly common that these impressive resources are used more often by visiting scholars than by SMU students. “We encourage students to come in and tour the exhibit,”
Martin said. “We’ve got some great things.” According to Operations Manager Terre Heydari, part of why students do not take advantage of what DeGolyer Library has to offer is simply due to a lack of awareness. “A lot of students don’t know about all the great collections we have available for them,” Heydari said. Cyrus Mansoori, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and economics who works at the library agreed. “There are a lot of resources out there,” Mansoori said. “I think maybe students are not aware in totality of what we have to offer at SMU.” Although the content of the DeGolyer Library is considered fairly specialized, Martin believes that there are many different disciplines that can find valuable information in its archives. Unlike Fondren Library, the
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Raw vegan movement is cuisine without cooking Mallory Ashcraft Food Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Walk through the cozy dining room of the Dallas restaurant Be Raw and you’ll pass right by the tiny kitchen in about three steps. There’s no oven, and there’s no stove. The kitchen isn’t equipped for traditional ways of cooking. But even with only a refrigerator, a dehydrator and a Vitamix blender, Be Raw still offers a full menu of popular dishes including pizza, pasta, enchiladas and sandwiches. Everything here is made from completely raw, 100 percent vegan ingredients, meaning that nothing is cooked and nothing contains any meat, dairy or eggs. There’s even a raw cheesecake. More people today are becoming aware of the raw vegan diet and some are choosing to quit meat, dairy, eggs and cooked food cold turkey. Raw veganism is developing into a lifestyle trend that is catching on in Dallas and other cities. “There is more and more of an awareness of what it takes to be healthy, and that food is really the basis for it, that you need healthy food to be healthy,” said Paula Sepulvado, owner of Be Raw at The Plaza at Preston Center. “You can’t eat junk food and have health.”
A purely raw vegan diet consists of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and healthy fats like olive and coconut oil. But even with so few ingredients to work with, raw vegans still manage to invent many options beyond a leafy salad. Amy Jo Hearron is a local personal chef who specializes in cooking — or, not cooking — elaborate raw vegan, paleo and allergy-friendly dishes for her clients. “My main focus for my clients is that there are plenty of alternatives and replacements for whatever we cut out,” Hearron said. One of her most popular dishes is a raw chocolate pie made with avocado and coconut oil, an adaptation of a recipe that typically calls for milk and eggs as key ingredients. Creating raw vegan dishes is both an art and a science. Sepulvado said that she tends to keep her meals simple at home, but raw recipes that take time work well for the restaurant. For example, Sepulvado’s most popular dish is the kale and coconut enchiladas. The recipe starts with 10 cases of coconuts. The kitchen staff must first crack each and every coconut by hand. Then they blend the coconut meat together with a few other ingredients before pouring the mixture onto trays that are placed
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into the dehydrator for 10 to 12 hours. A dehydrator works by using low temperatures below 115 degrees to dry food while keeping the live enzymes intact, an idea that is at the heart of the raw vegan diet philosophy. Sepulvado said that the nutrients and digestive enzymes in food are killed when food is heated at temperatures above 115 degrees. At that point, raw vegans believe that food becomes significantly less nutrient-dense and more difficult for the human body to digest. But while raw vegans passionately believe that food in its most pure and unaltered state offers the greatest health benefits, some experts question how significant a plant’s enzymes really are compared to the powerful digestive acids naturally found in the human stomach. “There are so many enzymes that are present in the gut to handle just about anything,” said Meridan Zerner, a registered dietician at Dallas’ Cooper Clinic. “I would be hard pressed to find something that much stronger than the acids in the human stomach.” Zerner also pointed out that some foods, like tomatoes, are actually more nutrient dense when cooked. There are some important nutrients missing from a raw vegan
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Raw margherita pizza at Be Raw, made with a flaxseed crust and cashew cheese, topped with fresh tomatoes.
diet because they are found only in meat, including vitamin B12, iron and folic acid. Most vegans and vegetarians must supplement to avoid deficiencies and potential side effects, Zerner said. “We are fully equipped with all the digestive enzymes to eat and process animal proteins,” Zerner said. “The raw vegan diet is in subtle defiance of the definition of omnivores.” While Zerner does acknowledge that many Americans eat too much protein,
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she said that we are not designed to eat raw food only. Regardless of whether it’s raw foods or cooked foods that offer the most nutrients, most health and diet experts agree that everyone could benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables. “We are a nutrient-deprived culture right now,” said Kim Wilson Pollock, a holistic health coach certified through the online Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a former raw vegan. Pollock believes that there is no
perfect diet for everyone, and that people need to be aware of how their bodies feel on any diet. Both Pollock and Zerner said that a plant-based diet, even one that is not raw vegan, is widely considered to be the healthiest. “The more people who realize they need fresh food for health and incorporate that into their diet, the more healthy they’re going to be,” Sepulvado said.
cated in public. Another student was cited and released for underage drinking and was also referred to the Student Conduct Officer for attempted theft of SMU property. Another student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for underage drinking. Closed.
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materials do not circulate, but the small staff of librarians is glad to pull relevant resources for students and guide them through their research. “I think I’ve got one of the best jobs in the world,” Martin said. “I’m surrounded by rare, fascinating materials, and I’m able to add to the collection and help make it accessible to scholars and students. You can’t beat that.” Bridwell Library Tucked away between Perkins Chapel and Smith and Perkins residence halls, Bridwell Library is a hidden gem on campus. Unknown to most students who do not live directly behind it or who are not theology students, this Georgian building erected in 1951 offers a quiet study environment with a homey feel — one could almost call it charming. Part of what lends itself to the relaxed atmosphere is the decor. Big, squishy leather sofa chairs fill the modestly sized reading rooms, large framed paintings adorn the walls and various pieces of art and objects are carefully placed throughout, just as they might be in someone’s home. Past the walls of shelved books and rooms of long, dark wooden tables topped with classic green library lamps, however, Bridwell Library begins to transform into a museum. Glass display stands showcase celebrated pieces from its rare book collection that are changed out every few months in an effort to touch upon the thousands of literary archives that fill the library’s extensive vault of treasures. The current exhibit at Bridwell Library is entitled “Fifty Women” and features over 50 books that were written, produced, owned or inspired by prominent female figures in history from the past six centuries. Other treasures of Bridwell include books of the Reformation period from the early 16th century, as well as Methodist publications and
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This map, featured in DeGolyer Library, is the only known copy of a printed wall map of Dallas in 1891.
letters, including 139 letters from the founder of the Methodist movement himself, John Wesley. Although Bridwell is a rare book library primarily for theologians, White described the collection as “an outstanding rare book library for not just the community, but also the world.” Illuminated manuscripts, which are hand crafted books detailed with gold, are some of the treasures that get the most attention at Bridwell, including from art historians and music historians. Researchers come to study such pieces for their historical, artistic and academic value. Most of the library’s collections of manuscripts and printed books are from before 1800, but a few exceptions can be found, including original 20th century books illustrated by the famous artists Matisse and Picasso. Students can also follow the history of book making and the archaeology of writing through carved hieroglyphics from Egypt and various tablets and papyrus fragments. Bridwell Library has 1,000 books from the 15th century alone, which are more books than most 15th century libraries have. Bridwell’s strong collection
of early printing began from one private collection of 200 15th century books purchased by Joseph Bridwell in the mid-1900s. The curators continue to purchase roughly 10 or 20 rare books every year since then. “Are we utilized efficiently by anyone? No,” White said. “I would say I would like to see many more people appreciate the authenticity of the original artifacts from the past.” Hamon Arts Library The Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library, founded in 1990, is the art and music circulating library on campus. Located behind the Meadows School of the Arts, the architecturally compelling brick rotunda is frequented by Meadows students studying on their breaks or conducting research for various assignments. However, students rarely venture to the second floor of Hamon to explore the cornucopia of unique treasures housed in the Bywaters Special Collections vault. The special collections area of the library is named after Jerry Bywaters, a regionalist artist in Dallas in the 1930s. In addition to some of his original
paintings, the vault houses paintings from the University Art Collection, props from historical theater productions such as the chair from the set of the 1936 MGM production of “Romeo and Juliet” and artifacts from around the world, including the first edition of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. In honor of the “Year of the Library” at SMU, a book called “100 Treasures from the SMU Libraries” is set to come out soon, and will feature approximately 25 materials from the Hamon Arts Library. Among the collection’s proudest possessions are the rare seventh to ninth century Japanese Gigaku masks that were rediscovered in the fall of 2005 by an anthropology major at the time, Emily Grubbs. There are only 250 Gigaku masks in the world, and there are less than 20 outside of Japan, two of which belong to the Hamon Arts Library. The Gigaku masks in Bywaters Special Collections were originally mislabeled as Mexican 19th century masks, and are currently on loan at the Dallas Museum of Art for their ongoing exhibition, “Items of the Silk Road.” Head of Bywaters Special
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This chair from the set of the 1936 MGM production of “Romeo and Juliet” is one of the Hamon Arts Library’s many prized possessions.
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Bridwell Library is nestled between Perkins Chapel and Smith and Perkins residence halls.
Collections Sam Ratcliffe, encourages students to utilize the resources available to them and to capitalize on the opportunity to learn from original works. “Don’t just rely on the Internet,” Ratcliffe said. “What you see on the screen is the end of a very long process, and we have lots of collections that can
be used for research that aren’t even on the Internet.” Curator of Bywaters Special Collections Ellen Niewyk, also believes that students could truly benefit from the wealth of information and historically relevant pieces in Hamon. “It’s just full of treasures,” she said.
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Editor reflects on time at SMU katy roden Editor-in-Chief email@example.com
My time’s up. After seven semesters and 125 credit hours, it’s time to receive my degree and step out of SMU and into the “real world.” Filling out job applications, learning about employee benefits, realizing that my parents could not be more ready to cut me off and knowing that it’s my responsibility alone to get all this done has made me think about the concept of time. My time at SMU. The many times I made huge mistakes. The time it took for me to learn the lessons of those mistakes. The time I’ve used productively, and not so productively. The times I’ll always cherish and the ones I’d rather forget. The last time I’ll get to use a student discount. And the time that lies ahead of me. It took no time at all for me to choose to attend SMU. The beauty of the campus just a short distance from my home in Austin, scholarships awarded to me, great faculty-to-student ratio and promise of a strong education attracted me in an instant. I couldn’t be happier about my decision to attend this university four years ago. I can’t say the same about some choices since that decision, however. I don’t think it would be an overgeneralization to say that any college graduate could present a long list of mistakes and lessons learned in just four years. Here’s my top three: Everyone makes mistakes, will likely commit them repeatedly and will continue to make them. Forever. The trick is to learn from those mistakes and forgive others. Learning to prioritize and balance your life is the key to survival and success. And everything is OK. Breathe. You know those moments when you thought your whole world was going to end? Have you noticed how it never has? Everything is OK. For me, those lessons have a recurrent theme of time: its value, importance and inherently juggernaut-like character. When I met with my adviser last spring to plan my final year at SMU which turned out to be only a last semester, I was reminded of the limitedness of time. When there’s a limited supply of something, it has a high value. Students, even the most advanced economics majors, forget this. To respect the value of your own time, there has to be balance. Although a primary responsibility of a student is studying, an innate human responsibility is the right to pursue happiness. I’ve always considered myself well balanced by keeping up with studies, playing an instrument, participating in athletics and having a social life. However, I can vouch that even
the most balanced student can be caught off guard by the curveball of independence and personal responsibility thrown by college. There’s the student in your literature class who is never prepared when called on or whose seat is always empty. There’s the student who blows your mind when they say they’ve never attended a Boulevard or enjoyed a night out at Homebar. Countless times in my four years here I’ve been called out in class for not paying attention or had to explain to a teacher why my assignment was late for no legitimate reason. I’ve felt left out of a social circle for missing events, big and small, because of academic responsibilities. I don’t think my friends will ever grasp the fact that I had work at The Daily Campus late every Thursday night this semester and that’s why they “never” saw me out. But, eventually, I learned to prioritize and focus on balance in my life. Some nights call for watching the sunrise through a window in Fondren Library, but there’s nothing wrong with putting academics on hold to enjoy a night out with friends. Procrastination sometimes tilted my life off balance. While procrastination is often related to assignments, essays and class work, it can invade all parts of your life. I’ll pay the parking ticket tomorrow, which turns into three weeks and now the fee has doubled. I’ll apologize to my friend when I see her next, by which point she’s only become angrier. I’ll call my parents Sunday, by which time you can tell from their voices they wish you had called earlier. To keep your life on balance you have to keep up with time, and it stops for no one. If you mess up, don’t dwell on it; fix it. If you’re driving yourself crazy with studies, take a night off. Everything is OK. As a student, trying to balance my own time, I often forgot about the importance of other people’s time. In my last semester, as I’ve grown closer with a few of my teachers and advisers, I’ve realized just how important time is to knowledge and wisdom. In just four years on my own (sort of), I’ve learned a lot of lessons. I’ve received invaluable advice from my elders at SMU, who have had much more time to learn and experience than I have. It’s important to respect what time has provided to those who have had much more than you. With that realization in mind, I’m also optimistic about the time ahead of me. As my peers and I finish up our senior years, the phrase “This is the last time we are going to…” is unavoidable. However, the future holds a lot of “This will be the first time I get to…” Ahead of me is my first day of work, professional bylines, real world responsibilities and everything else Father Time is ready to throw at me. The “best four years of my life” was cut short by early graduation, but my time is far from over. It kept going after each mistake I thought would end it. With a degree and the lessons I’ve learned during my time at SMU, I’m moving forward. Tick-tock. Roden is a senior majoring in journalism and Spanish.
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Where are the hippies? caleb wossen A&E Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Is the hippie dead? Are there not dirtied collectives sprawling around in caves burning their fingertips on crack pipes, smoking dead deer baby brain stems, rubbing blush on their temples in America? Is that gone? What happened? The word-of-mouth gatherings are replaced by Internet threads
social norms in a expressionist, aggro-chameleon-like manner, and it’s timely. Unfortunately, Death Grips is an exception to the rule. It’s not the drugs, is it? Technology certainly bears a part of the blame. People are connected to each other in ways that paradoxically insulate them from the world. Why not forget the world and get high to Drake in your favorite snuggie? Save a buck, too, listen on Spotify. There
are people today who live like they’re back in the womb, safe and warm. The idea of the hippie is to go forth and make one’s mark on the world. That idea somewhat exists today. The entrepreneurartist-designer-musician-singerrapper-comedian-philanthropist archetype has the same dual potential for triumph and hot air. Is it as endearing? Eh. Wossen is a senior majoring in journalism.
SMU students fall into a snare mac mcclaran Contributing Writer email@example.com Every week is fashion week for the students of SMU. There is always some party to go to, some new style to show off, or some new thing to buy. Money flows in and out of this school like water from a faucet and most of the students here are used to being given everything they want. And because of this, they have fallen into a snare. They think the world is just a place to conquer and suck dry for their personal gain. And there is no lack of gain on this campus. I am a broke college student. I will admit, I know very little about what it takes to earn a million dollars, or what it feels like to have a 401K, or what it feels like to own the most expensive version of anything. I was brought up around people who had much, much less than what the average student on this campus has but those people seem to be much more content than the students here because when you sow insatiable greed and desire for money your harvest only reaps more desire
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and forum fandom. Kids today are too materialistic to dress homeless. Why look like a pirate when you can rock designer or at least rock hand-me-downs as if they are designer? Music’s in the same boat. How many protest songs can you, sacred reader, list with all 10 fingers? How many songs with five or six suites have come out in the last five years? Death Grips comes close. It’s transformative music protesting
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for riches. It is off-putting, to say the least, to be around people whose perspectives have been shaped so drastically by the money they have. I have been told by many that we, essentially, have no responsibility to our neighbors. That the world has become survival of the fittest and those who cannot earn, should shape up or ship out. Things like cars and phones and clothes are bought at the drop of a hat, without even a second thought. I hate to lump people into categories because I know there are students here who the following statements do not apply to, but there is a sense of entitlement on this campus the likes of which I have never seen. People are so clearly attached to their money, and the lifestyle it provides, and the connections it gets them that they fail to see what is so obvious: none of that matters. The days are evil and soon we are all going to die. I do not say this to sound morbid, I say it to remind everyone that no matter how good you feel today about your money, it can never give you the satisfaction that a life of worshiping and glorifying God
can give you. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil (1 Timothy 6:10). I want to be very clear that I do not think making a lot of money is an inherently malicious thing. Having the ability to work hard and earn wages is a blessing. However, I do think that the attachment to wealth and the desire to garner riches is very damaging and causes only destruction. All things on heaven and earth belong to God (Psalm 24:1). And people who wish to be rich are only harming themselves and damaging their souls (1 Timothy 6:9). We can see examples of this not only in modern society, but in the Bible as well. Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Greed is an insatiable lust. I think what students at SMU need to start realizing is that the money they have or that their family has is not their money. It is God’s money. The One who blessed you with the ability to make money, also blessed you with a guidebook on what to do with it and it does not involve spending it to climb the social ladder or surrounding yourself with things.
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These biblical truths apply to you whether you believe them or not. I realize this is a very controversial thing to say because society has taught us to believe that everybody is entitled to their own personal truth and should not be subject to any sort of overarching authority. This postmodern ideal has done nothing but degrade the authority of scripture and placed a grey area where there should only be black and white. It says in Luke 16, “No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Everything in this world is fleeting and the only thing we have left at the end of our days is our soul. And not even that belongs to us. Our days should be spent glorifying God in all that we do. So students of SMU, go out into the world, work hard and earn money. But do not make money your idol. McClaran is a first-year majoring in English and accounting.
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A look at the Mustangs’ winter campaign Billy Embody Sports Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Jan. 18 — vs Texas-Pan American: The currently 4-7 University of Texas-Pan American Broncos visit SMU right after exams finish up and the matchup should be a tune up before SMU’s long road trip to Wyoming. The Broncos are led by Javorn Farrell, who averages over 16 points and close to five rebounds while averaging over 30 minutes per game. With their balanced rebounding thanks to four players with four rebounds or more per game, SMU will have to box out and limit second chance opportunities.
Jan. 20 — at Wyoming: The last test before winter
break for SMU is the University of Wyoming, who will undoubtedly be a tough test for the Mustangs. The Cowboys are 7-2 on the season and boast Riley Grabau, who is playing just under 35 minutes per game, but is deadly from three-point range, shooting nearly 63 percent from beyond the arc. Larry Nance Jr. is a solid forward, averaging 13.3 points per game and nine rebounds.
Jan. 1 — at Cincinnati: SMU travels to Cincinnati for their New Years Day matchup against the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, who are 7-1. The Mustangs will have to contain senior guard Sean Kilpatrick in their first american Athletic Conference matchup, who is on a tear to start the season almost averaging 20 points, nearly four rebounds and three assists per game.
Jan. 4 — vs Connecticut: Moody Magic returns to the Hilltop when SMU hosts the University of Connecticut, currently the number ninth ranked team in the country. Senior Shabazz Napier is having a great start to the season and is considered as one of the better players in the country. Napier is averaging 15.3 points, seven rebounds, nearly six assists and two steals per game. These are starts with stopping Napier for SMU, but even if the Mustangs can, SMU will have a tough task on its hands when the Huskies visit.
champions, the University of Louisville Cardinals, currently ranked number six with a 8-1 record. Montrezl Harrell is also a big body down low that is playing well, nearly averaging a doubledouble on the season. These are two really tough games back-to-back, but SMU fans will definitely have their TVs locked on the two games as
students get ready to return.
Jan. 15 — vs USF: Stan Heath has the University of South Florida Bulls starting well this year, with a 6-2 record so far and just coming off a win over The University of Alabama. This is SMU’s first matchup of two with the Bulls in just two
weeks and SMU will be coming off a tough two games, but this could be a good measuring stick if SMU does fall to the two powerhouses. Forward Victor Rudd and guard Corey Allen Jr. create a nice inside-outside duo for the Bulls. Both are averaging around 14 points and five rebounds on the season.
JAN. 12 — at Louisville: SMU follows that up by visiting the defending national
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How to spend the holiday season in Dallas
What: Farmers Branch Light the Night: Christmas Tour of Lights When: Dec. 16 — Dec. 30 Where: Farmers Branch Historical Park Time: 6:30 — 9:30 p.m.
SMU’s Celebration of Lights lit up Dallas Hall, but there are many other sites with impressive Christmas lights to check out around town. What: Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole When: Nov. 29 — Jan. 4 Where: Hilton Anatole Hotel Time: 9 a.m. to midnight The hotel is decked out in one million lights for an event that features a skating rink and live entertainment. For more information on hours and admission, visit christmasattheanatole.com. What: Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration When:Nov. 29 — Dec. 4 Where: Galleria Dallas Time: 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (No 8 p.m. shows on Sundays) If you still need to get some Christmas shopping completed, head to Galleria Dallas, where you will also find a 95-foot Christmas tree. The mall will host an Illumination Celebration lighting the tree to music of the season.
After a delayed opening due to inclement weather, the Farmers Branch Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Friday at 7 p.m. and the Tour of Lights will resume Monday. Until Dec. 30, visitors can also view the lights through the historic driving tour that starts at Valley View Lane and Interstate 35 and continues toward Farmers Branch City Hall and Historical Park.
What: “A Christmas Carol” When: Nov. 22 — Dec. 24 Where: Wyly Theatre Time: Showtimes vary Enjoy Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale live at the Wyly Theatre by attending a performance of “A Christmas Carol.” The show this year is sure to entertain with special effects like flying ghosts and falling snow. Rather than feeling like Scrooge this week during finals, take a study break and see the real Scrooge learn the lesson that giving brings greater happiness than receiving. What: Holiday in the Park When: Nov. 23 — Jan. 6 Where: Six Flags Over Texas Six Flags Over Texas theme park is decked in twinkling lights for “Holiday in the Park,” an event where guests can enjoy holiday treats, make Christmas crafts, hop aboard SantaLand Express and even enter Santa’s Workshop. For more information, visit content.sixflags.com/holiday_sfot/ things-to-do. What: Trans-Siberian Orchestra When: Dec. 30 Where: American Airlines Center Time: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
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Galleria Dallas features a 95-foot tall Christmas tree, the tallest indoor tree in the nation, decorated with 10,000 ornaments and 250,000 lights.
On Dec. 30, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing at the American Airlines Center. As the group who released the classic holiday song, “Wizards of Winter,” the orchestra is a great show to see over the holidays. Visit trans-siberian.com/tour1 for more information.
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What: Ice skating at Klyde Warren Park When: Dec. 13 — Jan. 31 Time: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. As of Friday, Klyde Warren Park will feature an ice skating rink to park patrons. Skate rentals are free Friday and skate lessons will normally be $5 during the week and $10 on weekends but will be offered complimentary this Saturday and Sunday. Park patrons can bring their own ice skates to use with no additional charge. What: Candlelight When: Dec. 14 and 15 Where: Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park Time: 3 to 9 p.m. Celebrate the gifts of the season at the Candlelight event at Dallas Heritage Village Saturday. Visitors can learn the traditions of Christmas and Hanukkah, enjoy strolling carolers, make holiday crafts, ride in donkey-pulled carriages and even share holiday wish lists with old St. Nicholas. The event will also feature local groups performing on three stages throughout the evening. Food will be available from food trucks and a bake sale. For more information, visit dallasheritagevillage.org. What: Treats of Christmas When: Dec. 21 Where: NorthPark Center Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Head to NorthPark Center on Dec. 21 for Treats of Christmas, the ultimate holiday bake sale benefitting the North Texas Food Bank’s Cooking Matters, an organization that empowers more than 15,000 families each year with the skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare healthy and affordable meals. The event will feature dozens of premier chefs from restaurants around Dallas catering an assortment of gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies all available for purchase. What: Holiday at the Arboretum When: Through Dec. 31 Where: Dallas Arboretum Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the regular attractions at the Dallas Arboretum, this month visitors can enjoy holiday teas and Family Fun Weekends that feature real reindeer, live music and photo ops with Santa, Frosty and Rudolph. This year, the DeGolyer Mansion will feature “Angels in DeGolyer,” a special exhibit of over 500 angels, courtesy of Dallas Pi Beta Phi Alumnae. Arboretum general admission is $15 for adults, $12 for those 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger.