Opinion

The excitement of movie trailers

The excitement of movie trailers

March 29, 2015 at 5:16 pm 0 comments

I love movie trailers. There are people that get up to leave when they play before the movie at the same time I’m intentionally arriving early to see them. When a movie that I’ve been looking forward to for months finally releases a trailer, I stop everything to go check […]

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Why I’m not voting for Ted Cruz

Why I’m not voting for Ted Cruz

March 29, 2015 at 5:05 pm 0 comments

Ted Cruz officially launched his presidential campaign on March 23, at Liberty University, which reveres itself as “the largest Christian University in the world.” I watched the speech, and Cruz always looks sad or like a man trying to smile through the pain. A Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz became […]

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In defense of my journalism degree

In defense of my journalism degree

March 26, 2015 at 9:12 pm 0 comments

It is the question each student is asked a million times: what are you majoring in? My response of “journalism” is met with several reactions. Some are supportive, sharing their love of the news; however, most are skeptical asking me if I have a backup plan because, “journalism is dying.” […]

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Anna Norkett’s promise to the student body if elected president

Anna Norkett’s promise to the student body if elected president

March 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm 0 comments

By Anna Norkett When I joined Senate as a first-year, I could not be more excited to be a voice for the student body and start making real changes on our campus. Serving as Membership Chair, I worked primarily with other students who were interested in becoming involved in Senate […]

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The case for lifting the transgender ban in the military

March 26, 2015 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

United States Defense Secretary Ash Carter told troops in Afghanistan that he was open to the idea of removing the last gender or sexually-based barriers that exist in serving in the military. However, U.S. military leaders expressed their concerns over any move to lift the ban, citing the broad consequences and impact it could have on a military unit.

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Erdogan’s denial threatens Turkey’s stability

March 26, 2015 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

On March 15, President Recep Erdogan of Turkey stood before a crowd in Turkey’s Balıkesir province and boldly declared that the Republic of Turkey never had a “Kurdish Problem”—that all of Turkey’s Kurds have been treated as equals as their Turkish brothers and sisters.

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Why money actually can buy happiness

Why money actually can buy happiness

March 24, 2015 at 8:10 pm 0 comments

We’ve all heard parents or teachers preach that money can’t buy happiness, but what exactly does debt buy? Whether you like it or not, money runs the world (sorry Beyoncé). At this point, I already hear people calling me a no-good, greedy capitalist and I’ll take it as a compliment. […]

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Interfraternity Council President reflects on Greek values

Interfraternity Council President reflects on Greek values

March 24, 2015 at 7:46 pm 0 comments

By Austin Brown Dear members of the SMU community, Many of you have probably received news of the incident involving fraternity men singing a racist song at the University of Oklahoma. While President Turner has already issued a plan of action for our University as a whole, I believe that […]

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Five tips on improving relations with your roommate

Five tips on improving relations with your roommate

March 24, 2015 at 7:10 pm 0 comments

Only a fortunate few are lucky enough to connect with their roommates; most roommates barely communicate or absolutely despise each other. We spend a majority of time in our rooms, so it’s imperative to get along swimmingly with the person that shares it with you. Nobody’s to blame; it’s not […]

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Are DFW sports teams cursed?

March 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

Over the past nine years alone, the DFW area has experienced a fantastically awful run of terrible luck in the world of sports

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