The Final Four in Dallas

The Final Four in Dallas

Apr 21, 2014|Life Around Dallas|

By Elizabeth Dubret Not too long ago, Dallas was lucky enough to host the Final Four!  It was an exciting time to be in the city, and there were so many amazing things to do as a student.  To kick it all off, SMU hosted the Three Point and Slam Dunk competition in our very [...]

It’s Springtime in Dallas!

Apr 7, 2014|Life Around Dallas|

By Erin Robbins Spring is arguably the most beautiful time of the year to visit SMU and a perfect season in Dallas.  Everything is in bloom, the weather is perfect, and there are tons of things to do outdoors. One of my favorite things to do on a sunny 78-degree day (like today) is head [...]

Fighting for the Innocent at SMU

Mar 31, 2014|Life Around Dallas|

By Liz Crowell Now that I am almost halfway done with my time in college (which I still refuse to accept), I truly didn’t think that my experience at SMU would continue to diversify and expand.  Thankfully, I have been proven wrong with the addition of The Innocence Project of Texas into my daily routine.  [...]

Philanthropic Fun

Mar 28, 2014|Life Around Dallas|

By Melody Davis As spring weather is hopefully about to hit SMU, so are several SMU parents this semester! Even if you get to college from out of state, like myself from Florida, and start to miss the family right about the semester halfway point, not to worry – they always like to come to [...]

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 [...]

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