Barney Was Created by a Pony!

2014-02-10T14:03:34+00:00 Feb 5, 2014|General|

By Billy Hightower One of the many things that drew my eye about coming to SMU was the number of notable people that have attended SMU. There are accomplished former SMU in all types of different industries. In regards to politics SMU has had ten Congressmen, seven U.S. Ambassadors and two Senators. Laura Bush is [...]

Hunt Scholars Give Graffiti the Brush

2013-11-18T15:52:46+00:00 Nov 18, 2013|General|

By Carissa Laughlin I have had the amazing privilege to be a part of the Hunt Leadership Scholarship program here at SMU. Ever since my first week of school freshman year, this program has provided me with amazing opportunities to grow and develop as a leader at SMU as well as in the greater Dallas [...]

There’s a lot of Heart in Hartshorne

2013-11-04T15:54:21+00:00 Nov 8, 2013|General|

By Liz Crowell How I spent fall break of my junior year is not what people would typically imagine a college student doing.  This year I was privileged enough to travel to Hartshorne, Oklahoma with SMU Alternative Breaks and work to rebuild a home that the organization Rebuilding Together had sponsored. Before I delve into [...]

InterSECTIONS Diversity Retreat

2013-10-21T15:36:03+00:00 Oct 21, 2013|General|

By Ashley Garner Fall break is the best time of year. SMU students have the option to go on an alternative break trip, visit with family, take a road trip with some buddies, or simply relax and enjoy their vacation. I decided to go on SMU’s first ever InterSECTIONS Diversity Retreat. I along with nearly [...]

Reflections of a ‘Senior’ Citizen

2013-10-18T12:39:07+00:00 Oct 16, 2013|General|

By Bri Strickland It seems like just yesterday I was a wide-eyed first-year Mustang strolling the Boulevard, unsure of what the next four years had in store for me. I came to SMU without knowing a single person so my first few months were marked by awkward first encounters and countless handshakes. I remember wondering [...]

The Other Wes Moore

2013-10-18T12:36:03+00:00 Oct 9, 2013|General|

By Julius Henderson Now in my 3rd year at SMU, I’ve had a chance to experience the college atmosphere and deal with many of the responsibilities that come with going to a school like SMU. One thing is for sure: college is about choices. As a matter of fact, life is about choices, and a [...]

Top 5 Questions to Ask

2013-09-29T16:10:43+00:00 Sep 30, 2013|General|

By Emily Hegi There’s more to being an SMU Student Ambassador than just giving tours.  We write your postcards, we call you on the phone, and we also help out with college fairs!  Last week I worked at three college fairs in a row (Phew!).  I noticed that some students didn’t even know where to [...]

A Weekend in Taos

2013-09-22T19:37:07+00:00 Sep 25, 2013|Academics, General|

By Katelyn Hall The typical weekend at SMU in the fall involves going to the football game, chatting by the tanning pool, and some time in the library. But this weekend, I swapped out the heat of Texas for the mountains and cool air of New Mexico. SMU has a campus in Taos, New Mexico, [...]

Retreating to Taos

2013-09-22T19:34:39+00:00 Sep 16, 2013|General|

By Mehdi Hami Over Labor Day weekend, I took a trip to Taos, New Mexico, home to one of SMU’s three campuses. When people think of Taos, they think of the art and culture that defines the town. Of course, it is all that, but also so much more. First of all, the Taos campus [...]

My Summer at the Office of George W. Bush

2013-09-05T20:07:51+00:00 Aug 21, 2013|General|

By Courtney Quinn Have lunch with a United States President? Check! This summer I was an administrative intern for the personal office of George W. Bush. It was a fantastic experience that I will never forget. I learned so much about the life of our 43rd President and what goes on post-presidency. The interns were [...]

The Story of a Mustang Summer

2013-09-05T20:07:04+00:00 Aug 12, 2013|General|

By Michael Saunders What have I been doing this summer?........ Oh man, where to begin?  On May 22nd I flew to Heathrow Airport in London, England.... I brought with me a dufflebag, a backpack, and a whole lot of inexperience in European travels.  I had absolutely no clue what I wanted to see or do, [...]

Reflections at the Halfway Point

2013-08-08T13:50:04+00:00 Aug 4, 2013|General|

By Laura Spitler As my junior year is gearing up to start in the next few weeks, I can’t help but marvel at the fact that I’m already half-way through with college (or less if I graduate early!).  It wasn’t too long ago that I was in y’alls shoes- combing over college rankings, admissions websites, [...]

Road Trip to Austin

2013-07-31T02:53:54+00:00 Jul 26, 2013|General|

By John Morrow Texas summers provide plenty of opportunities for students to travel throughout the state. This past weekend, a group of friends and I took a road trip down to Austin. We kicked off Saturday morning with breakfast at Texas Honey Ham (I highly recommend the breakfast tacos). After stuffing our faces, we hopped [...]

Intern Life at AT&T

2013-08-08T14:15:07+00:00 Jul 19, 2013|General|

By Liz Dubret This summer I had the best job interning at AT&T. I got the best of both worlds, because I got to work at the headquarters in Downtown Dallas and at the innovation center, the Foundry, in Plano. The two different environments were really cool to experience. One is your typical corporate America [...]

Dining with Decision Makers

2013-03-18T21:15:30+00:00 Mar 12, 2013|General|

By Will Slack SMU is a unique university. Our university’s administration welcomes suggestions and ideas from students regarding university improvement and policy change. One venue in which students are able to voice concerns and ideas is through the Dining with Decision Makers event. Held annually, this event is coordinated by the University’s Board of Trustees [...]

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