Opinion

DEBATE: SMU’s tournament absence is its own doing

DEBATE: SMU’s tournament absence is its own doing

March 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm 0 comments

  Read the other half of the debate by Demetrio Teniente. It’d be easy to say the panelists on the NCAA selection committee missed the mark by leaving out the country’s surprise team of the season this past Sunday. Keeping SMU out of its first NCAA tournament in two decades […]

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DEBATE: Basketball team SMUbbed by NCAA

DEBATE: Basketball team SMUbbed by NCAA

March 18, 2014 at 10:24 pm 0 comments

Read the other half of the debate by Matthew Costa. I’m not going to pretend to understand all the criteria of making the national tournament. I realize as sports editor many, if not most people, expect me to know everything there is to know about college sports. It’s confession time […]

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On feeling inadequate

On feeling inadequate

March 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

For college seniors, March is the time when most people begin firming up their life plans after graduation. In the past month, I have known people who have been accepted to Harvard Law School, Colombia School of Journalism and Duke Divinity School. Moreover, I have friends who will be working […]

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A project, not a one-time deal

A project, not a one-time deal

March 16, 2014 at 7:23 pm 0 comments

Two weeks ago, a spot in the NCAA Tournament field was a lock. SMU had just beaten UCF, and all was well with Mustang nation. Then the Mustangs lost at home to Louisville. No worries; Louisville was beating everybody at this point in the season. Then the Mustangs lost to […]

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A salute to the underdog

A salute to the underdog

March 16, 2014 at 7:16 pm 0 comments

Sometimes you see something in life that leaves a profound impression on you. It can either be something so awesome you don’t want to forget it, or something so horrifying you’d remember for the rest of your life. Last Friday I saw a confrontation between two animals that resembled the […]

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Texas toss-up for governor

Texas toss-up for governor

March 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm 0 comments

  Texas Senator Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott weren’t pulling rabbits out of hats Tuesday night with their respective primary wins in the race to replace Governor Rick Perry. As Fox News Politics reports, the two candidates “cruised” to their wins, easily brushing off political unknowns to do […]

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Democrats keep safe distance from Obama

Democrats keep safe distance from Obama

March 6, 2014 at 9:12 pm 0 comments

The beginning of March means one thing for college students: midterms. But as SMU students head to Fondren to study for their chemistry labs and history seminars, the United States Congress heads into midterms of their own. It’s midterm election season, which means Republicans and Democrats are grappling over 36 […]

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For primaries, style over policy

For primaries, style over policy

March 6, 2014 at 9:05 pm 0 comments

A candidate’s position on different issues no longer seems to matter as primaries become a race to the fringe.

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Western journalists fail to explain politics of Uganda

Western journalists fail to explain politics of Uganda

March 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm 0 comments

In the Broadway musical, “The Book of Mormon,” the show’s main characters, Elder Price and Elder McKinley, are informed that they will spend two years on a mission in Uganda. The bumbling Elder McKinley asks, “Uganda? Cool, where is that?” When he is told that it’s in Africa, he replies, […]

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Christians misuse power, Ugandans still responsible

Christians misuse power, Ugandans still responsible

March 4, 2014 at 9:26 pm 0 comments

Two key points need to be made about the malicious anti-homosexuality law that was recently put in place by the Ugandan government: the first concerns American fundamentalist Christians, the second concerns Western journalists. First, I must address those American Christians who have been implicated in the advocacy for the anti-homosexuality […]

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