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Katy Roden

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Mothers’, Dads’ clubs give back

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Robert and Michelle Ray, current presidents of the Dads’ and Mothers’ Clubs at SMU. (The Daily Campus) The SMU Mothers’ and Dads’ Clubs will be saviors on move-in day when they provide relief from the scorching August days with cold water, moving dollies and t... More »

Cuba found not guilty on rape charges

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Donald Cuba was found not guilty by a Dallas County jury in his rape trial on May 22, 2013. The former SMU student was accused of sexually assaulting a student in Smith Hall on Feb. 10, 2012. Cuba, 21, was indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on Sept. 4, 201... More »

Pier One Reports $61.7 Million Earnings

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Pier One Imports, Inc. reported net income of $61.7 million in the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter for the 14 weeks ended March 2. Income fell 46 percent from $115.2 million for the same quarter in 2012. However, this dramatic income decrease is not an accurate sig... More »

Pier One Sales Increase with Housing Market Recovery

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Five years ago, Pier One Imports Inc. appeared to be on the verge of bankruptcy. But as the housing market began its revival, the 50-year-old company jumped in to supply homeowners with decor and furnishings. Housing starts hit a low of 585,000 in 2010, increa... More »

Alumnus writes book about 1987 SMU Death Penalty

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Twenty-five years after the SMU football team was given the infamous “Death Penalty” by the NCAA, one member of the 1987 squad has decided to revisit the subject. Defensive end David Blewett’s SMU football career was cut two years short by the penalty. So, in ... More »

SMU receives fourth-straight bowl invite

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  After an impressive win over the previously undefeated Tulsa Golden Hurricane Saturday, the Mustangs are on their way to a  fourth consecutive bowl game — a school record. SMU will play in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl on Dec. 24 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Mustang... More »

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SMU competes in singles, doubles finals of SDSU Classic

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Senior Edyta Cieplucha competed in both singles and doubles finals. (SMU Athletics) Two Mustangs advanced to the final rounds of the San Diego State University Classic on Saturday and Sunday. Senior Edyta Cieplucha played in the singles finals Sunday. Ciepluch... More »

SMU competes in Gifford Collegiate Championship

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The men’s golf team finishes up the Gifford Collegiate Championship at Cordevalle Golf Club today after facing tough competition Monday and Tuesday. The SMU team was in the No.7 spot of the ten collegiate teams in the championship after the second round Tuesda... More »

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SMU alumni active in elections

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Garrett Haake, an SMU alumnus, is currently an embed NBC reporter for Mitt Romney’s campaign. (AP) With the election a day way, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaigns are going at top speed. The same goes for the work schedules of three SMU al... More »

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Women host SMU Swim Classic

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Nina Rangelova swims the 500-yard freestyle in Perkins Natatorium. (Jeffrey Mark Reese/The Daily Campus) The women’s swim team hosted six schools in Perkins Natatorium this weekend. Competitors included University of Southern California (USC), University of No... More »