Author Archives: Ryan Herrscher

Taking a Study Break with Meadows Performances

​By Katelyn Hall I’m a journalism major in Meadows School of the Arts, but I’ll tell you one thing: I’m not artsy. I can’t draw, I’m tone deaf, and I trip on my own feet. But my artistic deficiencies make me … Continue reading

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Pony Up, Mr. President

By Carissa Laughlin I was very fortunate as a student at SMU to have the opportunity to attend a presentation from former President George W. Bush about his new book, 41: A Portrait of My Father. This opportunity was provided … Continue reading

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Celebration of Lights: Behind the Scenes

By Jack Murphy Without a doubt, one of the most popular traditions SMU hosts in the winter is the famed “Celebration of Lights.”  Students since the 1970s will talk about their magical experience singing along to Christmas carols with their friends … Continue reading

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Celebration of Lights: A Senior’s Perspective

By Taylor Thompson With finals approaching (actually, they start in 3 days, yikes!) it’s always nice to take a break with friends to celebrate the holidays. My favorite tradition that we have on campus is Celebration of Lights. Students, faculty, … Continue reading

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Celebration of Lights: A Holiday Tradition

By Melody Davis It’s time for finals now for SMU students – which means late nights studying, extra coffee, stress to pull off those good grades; no surprise there. But finals time also means something else on campus for SMU: … Continue reading

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Top 22: The Best Things About Winter

By Laura Spitler It’s that time of year again! The temperature is dropping, the year is drawing to a close, and the holidays are upon us. Here is my list of 22 of the Best Things about Winter in Dallas: … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Hilltop!

By Ryan Herrscher Finals are just over the horizon with winter break and December graduation on the other side. All of those things bring stress, happiness, joy, and a general sense of excitement to our campus. This week though, we pause … Continue reading

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Homecoming 2014: Crown the King and Queen

By Adam Melson As the fall semester ends and the temperature drops, its a telltale sign that Homecoming is near. This past Homecoming weekend was again one of the best weekends of the fall semester. (Pictured: 2014 Homecoming King Kyle … Continue reading

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Homecoming 2014: Winter is Coming

By Katie Maiers This past weekend, I experienced two special occasions here at SMU; it was a weekend of welcoming alumni, but it was also a weekend of welcoming some the coldest temperatures this season. Sun or snow, the weekend … Continue reading

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Homecoming 2014: Pomping and Parading

By Kathleen Batman Homecoming is one of the best times to be on campus. So many alumni come back to celebrate SMU and it’s a lot of fun to participate in all of the events during the week leading up … Continue reading

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