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Jessika Roude


SMU’s Christmas tree: A journey to the Boulevard

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From a small seed to a giant display, SMU’s famous Christmas tree takes a long journey each year before the lights go on at the Celebration of Lights ceremony in December. “There are a lot of things that go into planning the Celebration of Lights, but the tree... More »

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Best study hacks for finals week

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It’s that time of the year again – the grueling week of final exams. Every year it’s the same thing: you sleep until the day before the test, when you decide it’s time to study. But instead of cramming this year, try some of these tips to help improve your tes... More »

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SMU alumni put a twist on theater production

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Joy, beer, and prosecco – that’s what you’ll find at any event hosted by House Party Theatre. The group was founded early this year by SMU alumni Chris McCreary, Sarah Hamilton, and Ted Gwara, who were seeking a new way to bring theater to younger generations.... More »

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Second Republican debate Wednesday on CNN

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With the presidential campaigns well underway for the 2016 election, all eyes will be on the Republican candidates Wednesday night for the second GOP debate. Eleven presidential contenders will be battling out at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi ... More »

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Homecoming parade: one big block party

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With homecoming just a few days away, SMU’s Student Foundation is gearing for a grand centennial celebration. The big event this year will be the parade happening on Saturday, Sept. 26. Most of the floats will be presented by the Greek organizations. However, ... More »