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Summer Dashe

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New Residential Commons Challenge Real Estate in UP

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Stuck on campus, in a dorm, for another year. When construction on the residential commons wraps in fall 2014, all incoming students will be required to live on campus through their sophomore year. “So the residential commons is actually a transformation of ou... More »

Belo Corp Revenue Increases in Time of Media Downfall

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They’re scrounging for any last thread of life, fighting for a spot amidst an unfamiliar world of social media and apps, and grasping on to any tidbit of technology that might just keep them afloat until they figure out what to do in the long term. Media compa... More »

VIDEO: Student Falls Through Manhole

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  Thomas Wells, a junior SMU student, was walking home to his apartment when he fell through a manhole located outside of Virginia Snider Residence Hall and the Umphrey Lee Building around noon Thursday, October 11.  Wells said maintenance workers told him the... More »

SMU popularity rises, enrollment wavers

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  It began with news of The Bush Library being erected just steps away from SMU Boulevard. Then came a brand new basketball coach with a stellar reputation. Next construction of new dorms and buildings appeared. And most recently, a revamp of the curriculum th... More »

Pirate’s Day

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  SMU-TV’s Summer Dashe takes a look at Pirate’s Day, including the history of the day and local businesses that are celebrating it. More »

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Snakes on a Porch

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The cottonmouth that lay at the base of the stairs of Suarsana’s University Park apartment on March 25. (Courtesy of Mira Suarsana) By the time she would have noticed the snake it would have been too late. The thick, fat, approximately 5-foot-long, venomous co... More »

Lecture focuses on change in immigration

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Ellis Island is a historic symbol of immigration into the United States. It is where many Europeans and other foreign-born Americans got their start and will forever be remembered as a main immigration station in the early 1900s. “Ellis Island, y’know, getting... More »

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Love Field Modernization Keeps History, Character

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“Mama we go here!” Two pigtails bounce up and down as a little brown-haired girl hops from state to state over the painted globe on the floor of The Love Field Airport lobby. Her mother, balancing suitcases in one hand and her purse in the other, patiently cor... More »