Monthly Archives: October 2012

El Escorial y Valle de los Caídos

Hey y’all! Today we took a little field trip about an hour outside Madrid to San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a small town in the mountains. El Escorial is the home of a beautiful Monastery built by el Rey Felipe … Continue reading

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¡España! ¡España! ¡España!

That was the chant of the night. Can you hear it? All the spirit typically associated with Spanish fútbol echoing in your ears. Well, it sure was all present at last night’s España vs. Francia FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier! … Continue reading

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Exploring Jubilee Park today

 An update from Karen, a sophomore majoring in anthropology and religious studies: This semester I am taking a Latino Religions course taught by Professor Jill DeTemple. In this course, my class is evaluating what makes up the religious identity of … Continue reading

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Community historians

An update from Tim, a sophomore accounting major: The Jubilee Park center is a community renewal initiative in the Fair Park neighborhood in East Dallas. In 1997, St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church chose this area as the site … Continue reading

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A sense of pride and revival

The students in the Cultural Formations/Religious Studies course Latino/Latina Religions are conducting research on the history of the Jubilee Park & Community Center and its surrounding neighborhood. The center, near the Fair Park area of Dallas, was founded by Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in 1997 and serves a diverse population. Through their research, students hope to learn more about the ways religious organizations impact local communities, and about the changing landscapes that have formed Dallas over the years. At the culmination of the project in December, students will present their findings in a presentation at the center, www.jubileecenter.org Continue reading

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ShadowMaster through the lenses of Steve McConnell’s 36 Classic Mistakes

An update from Benjamin, a member of the Guildhall at SMU team blogging for Gamasutra: ShadowMaster is a 2D top-down spatial puzzle adventure. A team of four fresh students attending the Guildhall at Southern Methodist University designed, animated, coded, tested and implemented … Continue reading

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Cyborg Ninjas on Fire 2: Reloaded

An update from Navin, a member of the Guildhall at SMU team blogging for Gamasutra: Cyborg Ninjas on Fire 2: Reloaded (CNOF2R) is a fast-paced, over-the-top, first person-shooter mod for UDK. The players take on the role of futuristic cyborg ninjas … Continue reading

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The Day Ice Cream Stood Still

An update from Trevor, a member of the Guildhall at SMU team blogging for Gamasutra: The Day Ice Cream Stood Still is a 2D platforming puzzle game that was designed using the TorqueX 2D editor by a five-student team from The … Continue reading

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Revisiting TGP1

An update from Dustin, a member of the Guildhall at SMU team blogging for Gamasutra: Time moves strangely at the Guildhall. We’re off in Plano, miles away from the SMU campus proper, in our own little video game world. Not … Continue reading

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Inspiration and invigoration

An update from Gwen, a sophomore double major in civil engineering and Spanish: I’ve been so inspired and invigorated today! After pulling myself out of my cushy queen-size bed at 6 A.M. (9 A.M. in Dallas, so not so bad!), … Continue reading

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