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Sylvan Thirty shows continued development in South Dallas

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(Sydney Giesey/The Daily Campus) Alex Burton has lived on Kessler Parkway in Oak Cliff for the past 40 years. He remembers the way nearby Ft. Worth Avenue used to be. “That was the playground of Dallas,” Burton said. He said there were bars, strip joints and s... More »

Video editor reflects on her ‘second family’

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It’s hard to believe this day has finally come. Coming in as a transfer student, I know my experience was probably different than most. When I first started at SMU, I remember thinking, “How am I going to make friends?” I am married, I live off campus, I’m not... More »

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Benefits of running outweigh pain, injuries

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Walkers and joggers enjoying a beautiful afternoon on the Katy Trail. (Taylor Henry/The Daily Campus) Barbara O’toole, a wife and mother of three, has been running since she was 10 years old. She was a sprinter on the University of North Dakota’s track team. S... More »

Trophy Club salutes Wounded Warriors

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The greatest casualty is being forgotten. This is the motto of the Wounded Warriors. Trophy Club Salutes Wounded Warriors Inc. will host its first annual fundraising event this Saturday at the Trophy Club Country Club in Trophy Club, Texas. All proceeds will g... More »

VIDEO: SMU seeks to revive school spirit, tradition

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Joseph Redwine Patterson remembers what SMU was like more than 60 years ago. Pep rallies, bonfires and a student handbook called “The M Book” were all a major part of SMU tradition — school spirit was high. Many students, like former student body president Jak... More »

VIDEO: SMU fans gather on the boulevard

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Thousands of SMU fans gathered on the boulevard Saturday night before the Mustangs’ first conference game against UTEP. From white dresses and cowboy boots to cookouts and tailgating games, everyone embraced the boulevarding spirit. Even SMU President R. Geral... More »

VIDEO: Coaches, players ready to tackle A&M Aggies

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Mustang football takes on the A&M Aggies this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for the season opener. This game is not only important for the 2011 season of SMU football, but for the future of all Mustang athletes. The No. 8 Aggies have announced that they plan on leaving ... More »

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VIDEO: Students raise thousands for homeless children

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First-year Lila Friedlander decorates a cardboard box during the ‘Sleep in a Box’ event Wenesday evening. Hosted by Mustang Heroes, the event helped raise more than $3,368 for Vogel Alcove. (Sidney Hollingsworth/The Daily Campus) SMU students gathered for the ... More »

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VIDEO: Students reflect on first day of school

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The hilltop is up an running again and, despite the heat, most students enjoyed their first day of school. “It’s exciting to see everyone be back on campus,” sophomore Alex Cade said. For many students, it was their first time on campus. “I just have always wa... More »