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Kris Norvet


A prayer for the masses

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In honor of Islam Awareness Week, the Muslim Students Association is sponsoring a week-long celebration meant to expose the SMU community to Islam. The five days of events, which began Monday, correspond to the five basic pillars of Islam: Shahadah (proclamati... More »

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Make love, not war

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Make love, not war Trees played host to a hippie love-fest Friday as the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Sound Tribe Sector 9 helped the sandal-clad audience celebrate Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, little love was lost between the audience and the opening band. ... More »

Peace forum argues against war with Iraq

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Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Hughes-Trigg Commons Thursday in one of the first anti-war demonstrations on campus this year. The ‘Peace is Patriotic’ forum also marked the first outward display of faculty opinion on the impending military actions... More »

Faculty say ‘give peace a chance’

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The SMU Coalition for Peace will hold a forum Thursday to discuss the case for war with Iraq. Bonnie Wheeler, associate professor and director of Medieval studies, co-founded the coalition with other faculty in response to a growing concern that an impending w... More »

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Warm reception for ‘cold’ tunes

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Warm reception for ‘cold’ tunes With rumors already circulating that the Brit-pop darlings of the U.S. charts will be making a play for top headlining spots on this summer’s European festival circuit, it’s no surprise Coldplay wowed the crowd Friday night with... More »

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Campus leaders walk united

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Campus leaders walk united Students from every campus organization met with faculty and staff at Dallas Hall Tuesday to participate in the annual Unity Walk to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. The group walked across campus from Dallas Hall to the Hughes-... More »

Nearly blind, but not silent

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A Ukrainian journalist blinded in an acid attack for her belief in an independent press vowed Wednesday to keep writing despite government pressures. Tatyana Goryachova writes for the Berdyansk Delovoy, the only independent newspaper in the city of Berdyansk o... More »

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“Hollywood Squares” holds auditions at SMU

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“Hollywood Squares” holds auditions at SMU Producers for the game show “Hollywood Squares” came to SMU for the third year in a row Thursday to audition students for the college tour of the nationally syndicated television show. The show, which features nine ce... More »

New laws pull plug on KPNI Webcasts

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New congressional legislation has yanked many college radio stations off the Web, including SMU’s KPNI. As of June 2002, noncommercial radio stations, including college stations, that have simultaneous radio Web casts were required to pay two-hundredths of a c... More »

Baylor suspends Sig Eps after Playboy spread

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Baylor University has suspended Sigma Phi Epsilon after Playboy published a photo featuring some fraternity members in its October issue. The notoriously conservative university took judicial action against the Texas Rho chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Tuesday, s... More »

ATB spins music for the masses

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German trance disc jockey ATB hits Dallas on Friday for the first time in his career. Considered one of Europe’s biggest names in house and trance music, ATB has worked with the likes of Sarah Brightman, Olive and Moby. His arrival in Dallas marks a growing tr... More »