The Hilltop Gives Back

The Hilltop Gives Back

Mar 10, 2014|Life Around Dallas|

By Kevin Hess I recently had a chance to go explore Dallas and give a little back to the city that every SMU student grows to love so much. SMU helped organize a volunteer project with a local organization called "Give Graffiti the Brush." This was a really unique volunteer opportunity in which a group [...]

Live at the American Airlines Center

Feb 24, 2014|Life Around Dallas|

By Kelsey Buttrell One of the best attributes of going to school at SMU is being in the amazing city of Dallas. One of the amazing things about Dallas is the American Airlines Center. It is the home of the Dallas Stars and The Mavericks. It also hosts many amazing concerts. This month, I got [...]

The Dallas Music Scene

Feb 17, 2014|Life Around Dallas|

 By Daniel Brock One of my favorite parts about SMU is being connected to the Dallas Music Community. A big city offers a wide variety of opportunities that I would not be able to get in a small town. My favorite music event in Dallas is Sofar Sounds. Basically, Sofar Sounds are these secret concerts [...]

Life Around Dallas: The Tough Mudder

Nov 13, 2013|Life Around Dallas|

 By Cameron Skreden This past weekend saw many SMU students get out of their comfort zones by entering and completing the Tough Mudder that was held here in Dallas. Encouraged by the APSM department (Applied Physiology and Sports Management) with reduced entrance fees and big involvement, many students ventured south of Dallas to attempt the [...]

Everything’s Bigger in Texas

Oct 18, 2013|Life Around Dallas|

By Erin Robbins October is my favorite time of year for many reasons; I love everything pumpkin flavored, the weather in Dallas is perfect, football season is in full swing, my birthday is coincidentally at the end of the month, AND it's Texas State Fair time! For three weeks, the Texas State Fair comes to life in Dallas. The [...]

Life Around Dallas: Uptown

Oct 14, 2013|Life Around Dallas|

By Kevin Hess SMU is often advertised as being "just a hop skip and a jump" away from Downtown Dallas. If that is true, then SMU is also only a "hop and skip" away from the cultural center that is Uptown Dallas. Uptown is a trendy, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood less than 10 minutes from SMU's campus. [...]

The “Big D”

Oct 11, 2013|Life Around Dallas|

By Courtney Quinn In March 2013, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau launched a new branding campaign to get the Dallas community involved in showing off the great city of Dallas. It was a BIG celebration! Huge block letters of “B” and “G” were placed all over the city and asked people to put themselves in [...]

The Dallas Concert Experience

Oct 4, 2013|Life Around Dallas|

 By Daniel Brock One of my favorite parts about being a student at SMU is having a major music hub right in our backyard. During my time living in Dallas, I have been able to see all my favorite musical artist at live performances such as Avicii, Cherub, Chiddy Bang, Jimmy Buffett, etc. But every [...]

Life in Dallas: The Bishop Arts District

Oct 2, 2013|Life Around Dallas|

By An Phan It took me three years to find it, but I finally did.  Tucked away in Oak Cliff, a neighborhood of Dallas, there is a lively, artsy area called Bishops Arts District.  It has yummy food, cute boutiques, and a trendy clientele.   Here are my favorites from the area: Dude Sweet Chocolate I [...]

Dallas: Sports City, USA

Sep 23, 2013|Life Around Dallas|

By Liz Blumberg While Dallas is famous for many things, one thing stands out in particular: sports. Whether your favorite team rules the field, the court or the ice, there are plenty of opportunities to catch the action – some are just minutes away from campus!  NFL: Dallas Cowboys “The House That Jerry Built” is [...]

Back on the Hilltop

Sep 4, 2013|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

By John Angle Can you believe it? Summer break is already over – again! I’m especially sad about this summer ending, as it’ll be my last one ever. The real world comes calling after this year! Although I’ll miss the ability to sleep in, not do homework, watch as much Netflix as my retinas can [...]

Summer fun in Dallas

Jul 31, 2013|Life Around Dallas|

By Kathleen Batman This past weekend a group of friends and I decided last minute to get tickets and go see Brad Paisley perform at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. It was so much fun! We got in the car a few hours before the concert and drove the quick trip. Before the concert started we [...]

Things to do in The Big D

Jul 1, 2013|Life Around Dallas|

By Claire Piepenburg The Big D is always full of fun things to do, and even though the temperature outside is heating up, Dallasites aren’t slowing down. Here are a few cool things happening this summer: Bruno Mars/Ellie Goulding at the American Airlines Center This pop powerhouse duo will be performing this summer at the [...]

Life Around Dallas: Uptown

Nov 20, 2012|Life Around Dallas|

By Philip Kilgore One of my favorite SMU traditions comes every Sunday; my friends and I go to this restaurant called Gui and enjoy their “all you can eat sushi” special. So every Sunday, we take the trip a few miles down the road to McKinney Avenue, otherwise known as Uptown. Uptown is an area [...]

Life Around Dallas: Bieber Fever

Nov 16, 2012|Life Around Dallas|

By Lauren Lyngstad This past Monday, a group of three friends and myself decided to buy tickets for the Justin Bieber concert about four hours before it started. Being that tickets had been sold out for a while, we decided to visit a ticket resale site in an attempt to get some good tickets for [...]

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