The Magic of Pony Ears

2015-02-13T13:13:08+00:00 Jan 12, 2015|Spirit and Traditions|

By Elishah Ramos If you have had the opportunity to spend time on campus, you may or may not have experienced seeing pony ears. Like many other Texas schools, we too have a hand sign, and although it may not be a claw or some horns, we have pony ears. Essentially, to make pony ears, [...]

Building Spirit at the RC Olympics

2014-09-17T13:39:44+00:00 Sep 8, 2014|Spirit and Traditions|

By Alex Hibbard Earlier this month SMU had its first annual RC Olympics, and I was lucky enough to attend. I was participating in the Olympics for the McElvaney Residential Commons.  The event started at 3:00 as all of the Commons gathered at Prescott Field.  The open ceremony was full of games, guest speakers, and chants.  [...]

Celebrating the Season

2012-11-09T17:22:06+00:00 Nov 11, 2012|Spirit and Traditions|

By Liz Dubret and Billy Hightower As we were on our way to work today, we noticed the Christmas lights were being put up for the Annual SMU Celebration of Lights! One of our most popular and well attended SMU traditions occurs at the beginning of December to kick off exams. At this function, everyone [...]

Homecoming: Hawaiian Style

2012-10-31T21:08:57+00:00 Nov 1, 2012|Spirit and Traditions|

By Amie I always tell prospective students to visit SMU on a football weekend if they are ever in limbo about the SMU experience. This homecoming weekend put that statement into action because the entire SMU campus was full with pride. Homecoming weekend is huge in many aspects, but for student organizations it means hard [...]

Going Greek

2012-02-07T15:01:19+00:00 Feb 2, 2012|Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions|

By Annie Bures We have all seen the stereotypical depictions of Greek life on TV and in movies but the media doesn’t always show what Greek life is really like on a college campus. At SMU, where roughly one third of students join a Greek organization, the days leading up to the start of [...]

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