Daily Archives: January 23, 2013

Hilltop on the Hill 2013

Journalism and communication studies students traveled to Washington as part of Hilltop on the Hill. Read their blog.

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America’s remarkable tapestry

An update from Antonea, a junior majoring in communication studies and history: On the eve of the Inauguration, we had the opportunity to see several of the monuments on the National Mall. While extraordinarily relevant to what we would experience … Continue reading

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Experiencing history

An update from Savannah, a junior majoring in communications and history: When I decided to join this inaugural trip, I did so to be a “part of history.” However, who knows what that means? Was I a part of the … Continue reading

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Inspired by alumni in D.C.

An update from Caroline, a senior communication studies major: I’ve been bit. Since we landed on Saturday afternoon, my condition has worsened and the virus has consumed my whole being. This bug is highly contagious. It lives in the energy … Continue reading

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A sense of legacy

An update from Mary-Ashley, a junior communication studies major: Over the course of this Hilltop on the Hill trip to our nation’s capital for the presidential inauguration, I have been struck by the reality of my place in the grand … Continue reading

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So you want to work in Washington?

An update from Morgan, a sophomore business and communication studies major, and Spanish minor: Since we stepped off the metro from Washington Reagan airport, the Hilltop on the Hill program has been a nonstop whirlwind of meetings with journalists, reporters, … Continue reading

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The power of communication

An update from Andrew, a communication studies major: WOW! What a trip. We have been busy busy busy since we landed at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. We have spoken to congressmen, lobbyists, staffers, and many SMU alums. As … Continue reading

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In with the Yo-Pro’s

An update from Madison, a junior communication studies major: Upon arrival in Washington, D.C, I knew that the city was a different animal. The air was crisp, and you could smell ambition and perseverance on each 20-something who passed you … Continue reading

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A bit of Tennessee in D.C.

An update from Crawford, a senior communication studies and economics major: In addition to the Inauguration, D.C. hosts many other festivities and celebrations. However, due to the current economic situation, there were fewer balls and galas this year than there … Continue reading

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Until next time, D.C.

An update from An, a junior communication studies and Spanish major:  Well, it’s been a crazy four days in D.C., with little sleep, food, and rest, but I’m officially convinced that I’m going to move here after graduation. It’s exhilarating … Continue reading

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