Opinion

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Young Americans for Freedom adviser weighs in on 9/11 display controversy

August 4, 2017 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

by Robert A. LawsonDear Editor:I have been serving as a faculty adviser for the SMU Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) since the group’s founding. The university’s new policy that requires student organization displays, including YAF’s annual 9/11 flag memorial, be moved from the Dallas Hall lawn to the lawn on […]

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You should have taken vitamin D

You should have taken vitamin D

May 24, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

As doctors hop on the holistic bandwagon, those suffering from depression run the risk of taking bad, life-threatening advice.

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Unpaid internships create inequality

Unpaid internships create inequality

May 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

Real equality and diversity in the workplace can never be achieved as long as unpaid and college-credit internships continue.

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Editor-in-chief says farewell to Editorial Board and hello to Fashion Journalism

Editor-in-chief says farewell to Editorial Board and hello to Fashion Journalism

May 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

I remember my interview for a copy editor position at The Daily Campus in 2015 with then Editor-in-Chief Christina Cox.She asked a question along the lines of how I see my time at the newspaper and how I would contribute. I remember responding that I would love to stay on […]

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How I found my home in SMU’s J-School

How I found my home in SMU’s J-School

May 10, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

I was sitting in a ballroom with a bunch of strangers.It was the summer of 2013. It was the day of my student orientation luncheon during AARO.It was also the day I was told something, that at the time, I thought was completely absurd:“Southern Methodist University is the greatest university […]

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Editor comments on purpose of student newspaper, opinion page

Editor comments on purpose of student newspaper, opinion page

May 4, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

I hope that students would choose to engage in discussions and be apart of civil life in America which is in desperate need of active, reasonable people.

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SMU community responds to op-ed

SMU community responds to op-ed

May 3, 2017 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

An April 20 opinion editorial signed by 22 faculty members calling an organization biased for the way it markets a student trip to Israel has elicited strong responses from the SMU community.Passages, sponsored by the Philos Project and the Museum of the Bible Foundation is an organization that “offers Christian […]

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100 days of Trump: the world still exists

100 days of Trump: the world still exists

April 28, 2017 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

April 29 marks the end of President Trump’s first 100 days in office. Immediately after the election, many people felt sure that Trump’s presidency would bring about the onset of WWIII, a loss of all function in the government and the destruction of civil rights.But after 100 days, we are […]

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Rainey has served the student body throughout the 2016-2017 year, leading throughout many challenging periods for the SMU campus. Photo credit: Blake Rainey Facebook Account

Student Body President writes letter reviewing year

April 27, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Student Body President Blake Rainey reflects on his year leading Student Senate.

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World considers how to peacefully collapse North Korea regime

World considers how to peacefully collapse North Korea regime

April 20, 2017 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

Tensions in North Korea may quickly approach a flash point for conflict.

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