Opinion

SMU students: beware of DART student tickets

SMU students: beware of DART student tickets

April 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm 0 comments

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, what I thought would be a no-hassle DART ride to the zoo turned out to be the opposite. Unfortunately, I had to learn the hard way that the to college student ticket does not apply for all college students. Being students at Southern Methodist University, […]

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Green state: Legalizing marijuana in Texas

Green state: Legalizing marijuana in Texas

April 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm 0 comments

Texas maybe turning blue in the next 10 years, but what about turning green?

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Stipend bill would encourage greed

Stipend bill would encourage greed

April 15, 2014 at 10:29 pm 0 comments

Last week, a student body officer introduced a bill to the Student Senate that, if passed, would have provided a $1,250 stipend to student body officers for each semester they served. Luckily, the bill didn’t pass. But the flawed logic possessed by the bill’s author is no less dangerous just […]

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Tolerance, not conformity

Tolerance, not conformity

April 13, 2014 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Imagine for a moment that we are a newly renamed SMU in, let’s say at random, 2084. SMU, now known as “So Much Unity,” (because “Southern Methodist University” was inherently discriminatory of other geographical areas, religions and levels of education) is a now place of perfect unity, diversity and tolerance, […]

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Student finds ways to cope in times of struggle

Student finds ways to cope in times of struggle

April 13, 2014 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

Life is a funny thing. You aren’t really sure what you are going to get from it when you wake up in the morning. At times, it can be exciting. Other times, it is downright frightening. The trouble with not knowing what will happen is that you can’t always be […]

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Why not equal pay for women in the workplace?

Why not equal pay for women in the workplace?

April 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm 0 comments

On Wednesday, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would cut into the gender wage gap. Naturally, Democrats introduced the bill and Republican shot it down. Why? I have no clue. Obviously, the bill was meant to mobilize and energize women voters. Which it did, […]

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Don’t fight for the wrong side

Don’t fight for the wrong side

April 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm 0 comments

Imagine for a moment that we are a newly racially integrated SMU in 1966, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was invited to speak to the student body. There are only 15 students of color on the campus. Race is the most prevalent Civil Rights issue at the forefront of […]

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Hardships of the homestretch

Hardships of the homestretch

April 10, 2014 at 9:57 pm 0 comments

It has come to my attention this last semester of my academic career that school is hard. I have been able to get by most of my classes throughout my time in school with a blend of B.S. and last-minute heroics. This time however, Southern Methodist University has apparently got […]

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Holding on-air media accountable

Holding on-air media accountable

April 8, 2014 at 10:17 pm 0 comments

A large majority of Americans are informed about what’s going on directly — and only — by what’s seen on the news. In the past month, this has meant Americans know about the Crimea crisis and the missing Malaysian flight 370. And these are the big stories…but that’s according to […]

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On not having enough time

On not having enough time

April 8, 2014 at 10:14 pm 1 comment

Here’s one for you: pretty, wealthy girl gets accepted into Yale University. Decides to study English. Finds her creative voice thanks to a supportive faculty. Writes a play to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival. Accepts a job at The New Yorker. Graduates Magna Cum Laude. Dies […]

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