Childhood to College

Childhood to College

Nov 18, 2015|Campus Life, General|

Baby me in Dallas I grew up in Orinda, California but I was born in Dallas at Baylor Medical Center. I took my first steps and spoke my first words in our house 2 miles south of the SMU campus. While my family loved our time in Dallas, my dad got a new [...]

J-Ice and Alternative Breaks

Nov 4, 2015|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas, Student Organizations|

One of my favorite organizations at SMU is Alternative Breaks, which send students on community service trips over Fall, Winter and Spring breaks. It has provided me with not only eye-opening and perspective-expanding opportunities in Austin, New Orleans, and Quito, but also with extremely valuable leadership experience, planning, budgeting for, and leading trips. Hopefully it’s [...]

Family Weekend on the Hilltop

Nov 4, 2015|Campus Life|

This past weekend was family weekend at SMU. Parents and siblings descended upon Dallas from all corners of the globe, including my own parents who made the 30-minute trek from my hometown of Plano, Texas. There were a number of events to attend starting almost as soon as I finished class that ranged from meet-and-greets [...]

Getting Coffee with a Professor?!?

Oct 21, 2015|Academics, Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

One of my favorite times at SMU is the fall. The leaves are changing colors, the boulevards, and the pumpkins are out. However, my fall has been spent with the Strategy Brand Management track of Advertising. So far, I have loved getting to know the 15 people that I will be spending the rest of [...]

Peace, Soul, Rock & Roll

Oct 7, 2015|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas, Spirit and Traditions|

I absolutely love live music. In fact, I’ve been too close to the speakers at so many concerts that I have hearing loss in my left ear. When I was in high school, I went to at least one concert a month, if not more. I couldn’t get enough of the atmosphere, the fans, the [...]

Snowball!

Oct 7, 2015|Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions, Uncategorized|

At SMU, anything is possible. If you want to have a snowball fight in August, you can! That’s what I did when One28, a campus ministry here at SMU, hosted their annual One28 snowball fight! Every year One28 brings out hundreds of snowballs onto Dallas Hall Lawn, so that students can enjoy the biggest snowball [...]

Homecoming’s Top Perks

Sep 30, 2015|Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions, Student Organizations, Uncategorized|

Homecoming is an exciting time at SMU, and this year was no exception. Southern Methodist University was founded in 1911 and opened for 1915. This Homecoming was the 100th birthday of SMU and the faculty and students filled the entire week with fun activities to celebrate 100 years. Every Homecoming, organizations pair together and participate [...]

SMU’s Centennial Homecoming

Sep 28, 2015|Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions, Student Organizations|

I got to visit with President Turner after handing out prizes to Homecoming Queen and King winners! This year’s Homecoming Celebrations are going to be remembered for a long time to come. SMU had its one hundredth birthday on Thursday, September 24th-the Thursday of Homecoming week! Because of this momentous achievement, SMU celebrated [...]

A Whole New Era for SMU

Sep 16, 2015|Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions|

This year campus feels different. Yes, the improvements being made on campus are hard to miss, and so are the changes to the menu in Arnold, but the real difference is the student body's renewed confidence in our football program. The past few years haven't exactly been the best for our team, but it's already [...]

Robin Roberts Tate Lecture

May 4, 2015|Campus Life|

The Tate Lecture Series hosted at SMU brings prestigious speakers to campus that are either industry leaders, political figures, or influential thinkers who have experiences to share that are unmatched throughout the world. Most recently, I was able to attend the Robin Roberts Tate Lecture, which was both an entertaining and humbling experience. Roberts is [...]

Approaching the Semester’s End

Apr 30, 2015|Academics, Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

As the spring semester winds to an end, one obstacle lies in the way of students returning home, starting internships, and even graduating: final exam week. During this week, students will spend time visiting with their professors and studying in the various libraries on campus in order to prepare for the semester’s end. After the [...]

Sopranos Anonymous

Apr 21, 2015|Campus Life, Meadows School of the Arts|

This coming Friday, I have the opportunity to partake in something completely unconventional and absolutely awesome. I will be performing in an operetta written and directed by one of SMU’s very own Vocal Performance Graduate students. She presented her piece of work to the Opera Director within Meadows, and he has allowed her to cast [...]

ESPN College Game Day

Apr 18, 2015|Ambassadors, Athletics, Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions|

This past month, College Game Day came to SMU, and it was one of the best days for SMU basketball. The day started at 8AM bright and early on a Saturday when they aired the show at our very own Moody Coliseum. As soon as I arrived, we were given free grilled cheese (who doesn’t [...]

A Passion Rediscovered

Apr 13, 2015|Ambassadors, Campus Life, Life Around Dallas, Spirit and Traditions|

When I was 6 years old, my mom bought my twin sister and me our first Dixie Chicks CD. She used to travel for work a few times a month, and one of the weeks that she was away, my dad helped my sister and I learn to sing the song “Long Time Gone” together. [...]

Dogs of SMU

Apr 9, 2015|Ambassadors, Campus Life, Residence Life and Student Housing|

My family has had a dog for my entire life. Whenever we moved (which was 6 times), our dog, Coco the Chocolate Labrador came with. So when I came to SMU, I was very sad to leave my dog. However, I didn’t really dwell on it when I was packing up my bags. I quickly [...]

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