From California to Country

Moody Magic

Dec 9, 2015|Athletics, Campus Life|

SMU storms the court after SMU upset #7 Cincinnati! Welcome to Moody Coliseum, SMU’s 7,000 seat capacity basketball arena. Moody has become one of the premier places in the nation to watch a college basketball game, as well as one of the most feared places for opposing teams to visit. Moody Coliseum was [...]

The Rockwall Experience

Nov 19, 2015|Campus Life|

Southern Methodist University has always been a place to explore and expand your interests. The Dedman Recreation Center on SMU’s campus is no exception from this pioneering trend. From indoor soccer to sand volleyball, the Rec Center has many different activities and facilities for students to check out. One of these exiting facilities is the [...]

Sunday Funday

Nov 19, 2015|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

Sundays can be either the best day of the week, or the worst – depending on how you look at it. It can either be the last day to cap off a glorious weekend, or the day filled with finishing homework before the dreaded Monday ahead. However, my past Sunday was how every Sunday at [...]

Sunny and 75

Nov 18, 2015|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

Enjoying Steel City Pops on a perfect Dallas Day! Enjoying beautiful weather in Dallas just got easier. Here’s my quick guide to spending the day outdoors. 1. Dallas Hall Lawn: You don’t have to go far to enjoy the beauty of a sunny, Dallas day.  Dallas Hall Lawn is the perfect spot to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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