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Sarah Bicknell

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Dallas: A Blue City in a Red State

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On Nov. 8, 1994, George W. Bush defeated incumbent Ann Richards in Texas’ gubernatorial election, ending an era in which Democrats controlled the governorship for nearly 120 years. Since 1994, there have been approximately 100 statewide political races held in... More »

Pier 1 Imports Profile

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Pier 1 Imports, a Fort Worth-based furnishings store, shocked Wall Street after reporting lower than expected fiscal second-quarter earnings this past September. Although the company reported a 7.6 percent increase in total sales, net income took a plunge of n... More »

It’s not all in the numbers

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It’s all in the numbers, right? The answer is no. Numbers and statistics surround every aspect of life: school, the economy, the government, the list goes on. Although some are bigger, smaller, more significant or less prevalent, numbers can raise questions an... More »

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Senate hosts diversity discussion

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Students gathered Tuesday evening discuss the topic of privilege and discovered ways in which they can use their privileges to improve the SMU community and lives of students excluded from privilege. More »

Chris Ward Profile

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Chris Ward, a former SMU student, is the executive chef and partner of The Mercury, a multi-million dollar nationally acclaimed Dallas neighborhood restaurant. It has gained national recognition for Ward’s creative and innovative culinary expertise and has mai... More »

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Businessman donates shower heads to SMU locker rooms

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Alan Holbrook, owner of Holbrook Products, a company that produces shower fixtures, generously donated a unique line of patented showerheads to the SMU athletic locker rooms in the name of his late sister-in-law, Mary Nelle Schumann Holbrook, SMU class of 1955... More »