Category Archives: Campus Life

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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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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Opportunities Abound at Tate Lectures

By Mehdi Hami As a student at Garland High School, I first learned about SMU through the Tate Lecture Series. I would attend as many Student Forums as I could as a high school student. Tate Student Forums are interactive … Continue reading

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Family Weekend on the Hilltop

By Liz Dubret This past weekend at SMU was Family Weekend and one of my favorite weekends in the fall!  We are more than half way through the semester and everyone is missing a tiny bit of home.  So it … Continue reading

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Planning Park N’ Party

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 … Continue reading

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