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Mustang for the Win

2014-10-01T12:36:12+00:00 Oct 3, 2014|General|

By Alex Porter In between classes and social life here at SMU, there are many opportunities to become involved in clubs sports and other intramurals. I was looking around for a club to join that I could apply my swimming and track background to. While looking for a club last semester, I took a PRW [...]

SMU & TCU: The Battle for the Iron Skillet

2014-10-01T12:43:33+00:00 Sep 29, 2014|Athletics|

By Nikki Carenza It’s no secret there is an epic rivalry between SMU in TCU. Therefore whenever we meet in sports everyone comes out to show support for their team. This year SMU hosted TCU for the annual football game rivalry. I was especially looking forward to this event because my entire family decided to [...]

Comfort Zones: People Watching on Campus

2014-10-01T12:13:27+00:00 Sep 26, 2014|General|

By Tien Dang This is my favorite place on campus to people watch. From here, you can see couples coming together, friends leaving in different directions, that dude who's always long boarding everywhere, the cliques that students separate themselves into. On cloudy days, you can see where the ground ends and the sky begins. On [...]

SMU Abroad: The Oxford Experience

2014-10-01T12:13:01+00:00 Sep 22, 2014|SMU Abroad|

By Caroline Gurley This past summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England.  This was one of my greatest memories of college thus far.  I studied in Oxford with around eighty other SMU students and we had a fantastic time.  I took two classes completely outside of my major while I was [...]

Songs From (and for…) the Heart

2014-10-01T12:37:13+00:00 Sep 19, 2014|General|

By Nadine Kakish One of the first groups I got involved in at SMU was the female a cappella group on campus, the SMU Belle Tones. I have had the time of my life singing alongside 15 amazingly talented ladies, and we have had so many opportunities to sing at some incredible events, like the [...]

Planning Park N’ Party

2015-02-13T13:22:27+00:00 Sep 15, 2014|Campus Life|

By James Jang I had found out a few months ago that I had been given the position of Programming Chair for Program Council, a student organization at SMU that focuses on fun campus-wide events, and I was in charge of a huge on-campus event called Park N’ Party. I had planned events before, and [...]

Moody Magic, Volleyball Style

2015-02-13T13:23:19+00:00 Sep 12, 2014|Athletics|

By William O'Connor Last weekend, a group of my friends and I went to the SMU Women’s Volleyball game against OU in Moody Coliseum. The atmosphere was great; a number of students attended the game, and the Dallas community was very well represented, too. My friends and I know a few girls on the team, [...]

Building Spirit at the RC Olympics

2014-09-17T13:39:44+00:00 Sep 8, 2014|Spirit and Traditions|

By Alex Hibbard Earlier this month SMU had its first annual RC Olympics, and I was lucky enough to attend. I was participating in the Olympics for the McElvaney Residential Commons.  The event started at 3:00 as all of the Commons gathered at Prescott Field.  The open ceremony was full of games, guest speakers, and chants.  [...]

Mustang Corral 2014: Who Will Win the Commons Cup?

2014-09-12T10:44:14+00:00 Sep 5, 2014|General|

By Carlyle Reid This year I got to re-live my experience at Mustang Corral as a leader. Mustang Corral is a summer orientation camp for all incoming First-Years to SMU. I was a leader for incoming students to my Residential Commons, Loyd Commons. The entire three days were spent competing for points towards the Commons [...]


2014-09-17T12:49:35+00:00 Sep 1, 2014|Athletics|

By Jacqui Jacoby Early last semester, my RA called me around 8:00 pm and said, “Do you want to do something spontaneous?” Due to my self-diagnosed condition of Fear of Missing Out, I replied with an excited yes, completely unaware of what would soon become an SMU tradition. She asked me to camp out for [...]

Another Year on the Hilltop

2014-09-17T13:11:22+00:00 Aug 29, 2014|Ambassadors|

By Ryan Herrscher Hi everyone! In case you are just tuning in to news from the Hilltop, classes ramped up this week after an exciting 2014 Mustang Corral experience. We all had some great summers with awesome opportunities, but I think I speak for all the ambassadors when I say we are thrilled to be [...]

An Open Letter: My SMU Experience

2014-05-05T14:39:42+00:00 May 28, 2014|General|

By Michael Saunders Hey guys my name is Michael Saunders and I am a senior double majoring in Philosophy and Spanish!  I am a Resident Assistant in the Hilltop Scholars Community and an active member on the Cheer team and Hip Hop Club.  This semester has absolutely flown by, partly because every semester seems to, [...]

Moody Magic: An Intern’s Perspective

2014-05-05T14:40:00+00:00 May 21, 2014|Athletics|

By Jeffery Jacobs This semester, I was fortunate enough to work as a Public Relations Intern with Southern Methodist University Athletic program. I started working on January 2nd as a volunteer construction worker for the Moody Coliseum. With only two days before the opening of the coliseum, it was imperative to make sure every tile [...]

Student Life Spotlight: Happy Birthday Peruna!

2014-05-05T14:40:09+00:00 May 14, 2014|Campus Life|

By Taylor Thompson Every spring SMU students emerge from class to find a huge carnival set up on Dallas Hall Lawn to celebrate Peruna’s birthday. He’s a pretty big deal around here, so we definitely go all out for him. The event is called Perunapalooza and is put on by Student Foundation, one of our [...]

The Time has Come: Graduation

2014-05-05T14:40:53+00:00 May 7, 2014|Campus Life|

By Margaret Ellen Crawford My four years of college are finally coming to a close. It is hard to believe that it's been so long since I first stepped on campus as a bright eyed and eager high school senior. I visited SMU in April and I immediately realized that SMU was an incredible school. [...]

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