Category Archives: Academics

Shaq Attack

By Brie Strickland I still remember the day the Miami Heat signed Shaquille O’Neal. It was one of the greatest days because my parents jumped at the opportunity to get season tickets. Fast forward eight years and I’m get a … Continue reading

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Engineering Opportunities

By Will Slack SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering is unique. One of the many ways the Lyle School distinguishes itself is the Innovation Gymnasium. Located in Caruth Hall, the Innovation Gym is a place for students to work as consultants … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of Winter Break

By Laura Spitler “One of the perks of being a college student is getting 5-6 weeks off for winter break.  It’s substantially longer than any time off you had in high school, in fact, it’s long enough to take a … Continue reading

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Forging Relationships with Professors

By Daniel Brock I will never forget my first summer school accounting class that I took as a freshman. Never had I imagined that I would actually want to take summer school, but it was a great way to get … Continue reading

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Powerful Resources: Utilizing Office Hours

I believe office hours are the most underutilized resource on campus. Office hours not only help a student’s understanding of course material, they provide students with the opportunity to build relationships with their professors. I make an effort to visit … Continue reading

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Engaged Learning: The 2012 Election

By Daniel Brock The SMU classroom experience can be a lot more than just a lecture or a powerpoint. Here at SMU, I have had the opportunity to build some of the most unique learning experiences I would never imagined when coming out … Continue reading

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Conquering Finals

By Laura Spitler So, it’s that time of year again. The time of year college students everywhere dread – finals! If you’ve had the opportunity to visit campus in the last week, it has probably struck you as quiet. That … Continue reading

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Teach Me How to Study

By Lauren Lyngstad The first round of exams in each of my classes is over, and I am proud to say that I successfully survived! Over the past seven days, I had three tests and three quizzes, in addition to … Continue reading

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SMU Abroad: Expand Your Horizons

By Liz Dubret and Will Slack How would you like to spend an entire semester studying advertising and art in India? Or live in Oxford, England and study politics at one of the oldest universities on earth during the summer? … Continue reading

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Staying Motivated: The Power of Freedom

By Brie Strickland I am by no means a morning person, so waking up before dawn three days a week is a daunting challenge. On mornings where my bed is extra snuggly I question why I signed up to take … Continue reading

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