Opinion

How to deal with communal bathrooms

How to deal with communal bathrooms

August 28, 2014 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

If you’re one of the unlucky underclassmen that have to live in a communal dorm, you’ll be faced with the adversity of having no privacy. You’ll most likely have a roommate, sharing your personal space with a stranger, you’ll be going to parties, being one of the many people crammed […]

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Meadows vs Cox: We’re not as different as you think

Meadows vs Cox: We’re not as different as you think

August 28, 2014 at 8:06 pm 0 comments

When the weekend comes, students from both sides of the Boulevard know what to do.

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‘Syllabus week’ does not exist

‘Syllabus week’ does not exist

August 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm 0 comments

When students return in the fall, they look forward to the first week of school because of the lack of homework and surplus of social events. It is a time to reconnect with friends, stay out late every night and slowly transition back into academic life at SMU. This first […]

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Why catcalling isn’t a compliment

Why catcalling isn’t a compliment

August 26, 2014 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

On YouTube, Snickers Australia launched a campaign video promoting their candy bar in an unconventional way. In the ad, construction workers holler at women walking down the street, but instead of catcalling, the men yell empowering statements such as “I’d like to show you…the respect you deserve” and “a woman’s […]

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Letter to the Editor: Be informed and involved to support health and safety at SMU

Letter to the Editor: Be informed and involved to support health and safety at SMU

August 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

As the academic year begins for new and returning students, I’m reminded how thankful I am to be part of our SMU community. We’re here to support one another as we all work toward our goals. I also am reminded of the serious issues we must address to support a […]

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The reality of the roommate agreement

The reality of the roommate agreement

August 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

By Preston Hutcherson If there really are, as some scientists have speculated, an infinite number of universes in which every possible event has occurred, there must be at least one universe where in the early days of the modern university when someone first suggested that it might be good for […]

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Home on Greek row: how to find a compatible house for you

Home on Greek row: how to find a compatible house for you

August 25, 2014 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

Perpendicular to the Laura Lee Blanton building lies Greek row. Ten fraternity houses and behind, eight sorority houses reside. Incoming freshmen pass by the Southern-styled houses during move-in day and begin to wonder if they should rush. As they adjust to college and walk around campus, they’ll notice t-shirts and […]

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New Varsity app won’t help game attendance

New Varsity app won’t help game attendance

August 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

Last week, SMU students received an email from the athletic department touting a new mobile app for basketball’s most elite group: the Mob. The Varsity “student loyalty program” rewards students who attend men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and football. After years in the wake of the 1986 death penalty, which […]

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Residential Commons Program to create closeness across campus

Residential Commons Program to create closeness across campus

August 24, 2014 at 8:24 pm 0 comments

This fall semester incoming first-years and sophomores will feast their eyes on the long-awaited Residential Commons. Located next to the Dedman Center, these new commons include five residence halls, one dining hall and 800 parking spaces. A total of $146 million has been spent to build SMU’s first Residential College […]

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Third Culture Kid

Third Culture Kid

August 24, 2014 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

The anxiety that preludes the first day of college can only be intensified if someone does not know the campus – nor the country. Reminiscing my first week at SMU, I recall not knowing where Hughes-Trigg Center was, what ‘Mac’s place’ is, or how long it actually takes to walk […]

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