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How to score a summer internship

How to score a summer internship

January 21, 2015 at 8:20 am 0 comments

It’s officially second semester and you know what that means: it’s time to build that résumé of yours and start applying for summer internships. Internships are a great way to get a feel for the type of job you want in the future. You might, for example, think you want […]

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President Barack Obama pauses during his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

5 things you should take away from the State of the Union address

January 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm 0 comments

A rundown of the most important ideas in the 2015 State of the Union address.

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SMU community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

SMU community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

January 20, 2015 at 9:28 pm 0 comments

The SMU community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the annual Commemorative Unity Walk. A crowd of about 60 people gathered in Hughes-Trigg Student Center to listen to speeches and songs before embarking on their march down the Boulevard. Students, faculty, staff and administration […]

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SMU will proceed with 100 staff layoffs

SMU will proceed with 100 staff layoffs

January 15, 2015 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

As a part of Operational Excellence for the Second Century (OE2C), one hundred staff layoffs will be made. This will cut an estimated six percent of the university’s workforce. SMU President R. Gerald Turner released a statement to faculty and staff Jan. 15 announcing the start of the restructure of […]

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Spring rush is worth the wait

Spring rush is worth the wait

January 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

As spring semester approaches the students of SMU, hundreds of eager girls begin preparations for the long-awaited week of recruitment. Unlike many universities around the United States, SMU has a long-standing tradition of deferred Panhellenic recruitment. Although this feels like an eternity for the girls about to go through recruitment, […]

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More and more people are seeking out others through social media apps like Tinder. (Courtesy of galleryhip.com)

Is meeting through social apps the new normal?

December 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

Meeting Through Social Media – Report from Shabnam Amini on Vimeo. The prevalence of social apps is helping make meeting new people more efficient, but the question is if it leads to long-term relationship success. More than ever, young adults today are using social apps to meet strangers online and […]

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Studying abroad on a budget

Studying abroad on a budget

December 13, 2014 at 8:23 am 0 comments

Studying abroad is a priceless experience in the long run but a very costly one for the immediate future. Souvenir purchasing is a must, the exchange rates are unfavorable and every student has the goal of visiting as many places during the semester as possible. However, despite the expensive uphill […]

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Senior Theatre Majors Dylan Bare and Seun Soyemi

What will our SMU actors do?

December 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

Senior theatre major Dylan Bare sits at the help desk of Hughes-Trigg where he works explaining the types of characters he hopes to play in film and television one day. The nice guy, the slacker, the stoner, the musician, the songwriter are all in his repertoire. Because he already has […]

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Cockrell-McIntosh Commons

Cockrell-McIntosh Commons

December 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

Cockrell-McIntosh Commons

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Photo courtesy of Daniela Huebner, taken from Gifford's service program.

Remembering the life of Dr. Peter Gifford

December 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

Beep. Beep. Beep. The loud siren blares from Katie O’Neil’s bedside alarm clock. It’s 8:30 a.m. Slapping the alarm’s snooze button and rubbing the sleep out of her eyes, she slowly gets ready for her first class of the day: Wellness. “Even though it was an early class, Dr. Gifford […]

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