Writer

Katelyn Gough


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Zataari refugee camp house displaced Syrians

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“I was shot in my stomach. Seven bullets. I was a civilian at a checkpoint, and they said, ‘This checkpoint is freed by the rebellion, it’s all right.’ And I walked in and there were four Syrian Army snipers on the roof, and they shot me.” He was treated in Jo... More »

Residential Commons to be dedicated Friday

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SMU’s new Residential Commons complex will be dedicated Friday. The newest $146 million addition to SMU residential life is the largest capital project in SMU history and will house an additional 1,250 students on campus. Friday’s noon ceremony will include bo... More »

Campus women get political

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It’s no secret that women are a minority in politics. According to the Center for American Women and Politics, only 18.5 percent of the House seats are held by females, and only 20 percent of the Senate positions are led by women. The Elect Her event coming to... More »

Student named Truman Scholar

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SMU junior Rahfin Faruk was announced as a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation scholar Wednesday. He was selected as one of 59 students nation-wide to receive a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate education for government or public sector studies, and ... More »

Holding on-air media accountable

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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 ... More »

Student body officer candidates announced

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Candidates for Student Senate leadership became official last night. Incumbent Student Body President Ramon Trespalacios will be running for re-election. He faces competition from Mia Kim. Monica Finnegan, Chase Harker and William O’Connor will each be on the ... More »

The importance of sick days

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  I was knocked out by bronchitis last week, and all but gave up on participation within the human race Saturday through Wednesday. As I can imagine would be the same with many students — and “real life adults,” for that matter — missing three consecutive days... More »

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Dedman Law gets new Dean

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Jennifer M. Collins, graduate of Yale and Harvard universities and current vice provost of Wake Forest University, will join SMU this summer as the new Judge James Noel Dean of Dedman School of Law. Collins elaborated on some of her own goals and implementatio... More »

Separate drugs and people

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Immigration reform has been an increasingly dominant issue in American politics over the past years; yet the wedge that it creates in this country makes a solution seem far off. I spent this past summer along the Arizona-Mexico border. The trip forced me to re... More »