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Avery Stefan

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Futon app helps roommates interact

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The Futon app is a mobile app created for roommates to simplify tasks and alleviate common living-related issues. Functions include a bill splitting feature, a messaging system, calendars, a location option, shared lists, and reminders. More »

What Tinder really says about dating

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Online dating has been around for years, but a recent development has extended the joys of virtual dating, with more casual intent, to younger generations. I’m talking about Tinder, of course, an app based purely off of physical attraction and cliché ice break... More »

Dallas celebrates Earth Day

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On April 26 and 27, Earth Day Texas will host 800 organizations and businesses at Fair Park to raise environmental awareness with 60,000 attendees. The event is free to the public. More »

SMU hosts summer camp program

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This summer, SMU will offer up its main campus and Plano campus to almost thirty different camps and programs in six different categories, providing kids and teenagers in the Dallas and surrounding areas the opportunity to explore their academic, athletic and ... More »

RecycleMania helps to improve SMU sustainability

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SMU is halfway through RecycleMania, a two month-long collegiate competition in the US and Canada that takes place every February 1 through March 31. So far, participation has been high and the rate of recycling has increased by 20 percent in just one month. More »

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theSkimm brings brevity to news

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In this day and age, readers realistically only have time to dedicate five minutes to the daily news. News junkies Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin developed theSkimm email newsletter to offer its audience a simplified account of top news and inform readers o... More »

Embrey presents $30,000 in awards

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The Embrey Human Rights Program presents Triumph of the Spirit Award worth $25,000 that will be given to a person who has dedicated his or her life to social justice and human rights issues on a local, national or global scale. A related award worth $5,000 wil... More »

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Duffy discusses ‘Graham in the White House’

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Michael Duffy, best-selling author and Deputy Managing Editor of TIME Magazine, was featured at Perkins School of Theology’s annual Public Life/ Personal Faith Lecture and Colloquium at SMU on Friday morning to discuss his NYT Bestseller and the role of the in... More »

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Alcohol sales may explain game sellouts

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This fall, SMU announced its decision to allow beer and wine at basketball home games in the newly renovated Moody Coliseum. Some students believe this change will draw more fans, while benefiting the SMU community and the university. More »

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Chaplain leads retreat for committed SMU couples

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The Office of the Chaplain will host the “Growing a Healthy Relationship” retreat on Feb. 7, 8 and 27 for seriously dating, engaged and married couples of the SMU community who are seeking the knowledge to grow more intimate relationships. Although led in the ... More »