August 7, 2007

April 9th issue of HilltopicsHilltopics, an alternative campus news­letter, celebrated its third year of publishing by sponsoring its first essay contest, offering $1,000 in prizes for student articles. Edited and produced by SMU students, Hilltopics contains articles ranging from student apathy and sexual relationships to the environment and politics, contributed by students and faculty. The University Honors Program and Residence Hall Association sponsor Hilltopics. Articles of 300-600 words on any topic are accepted from all members of the SMU community, including alumni. E-mail submissions to (Publication is suspended for the summer and begins again with the fall semester.) “I really enjoyed the creative and intellectual aspect of structuring and encouraging discourse on campus,” says business manager Todd Baty. For more information, contact Baty at or visit