Monthly Archives: January 2013

Reactions to the Inauguration

An update from Katelyn, a journalism and theatre double major who is blogging about Inauguration weekend on smudailycampus.com, where this post originally was published: Americans flooded the streets of D.C. this morning, showing loyal support for the nation’s leader in … Continue reading

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“So much to do, so much to see…”

Another day, and another week has gone by in Spain. All I can think about is how nervous and worried I felt during my last days back at home because I thought I was going to get so homesick. Although … Continue reading

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Best way to spend $5 at the Inauguration

An update from James, a junior communication studies major and psychology and pre-law minor: “One dollar! One dollar for the best present for your kid. Obama bookmarks here, one dollar!” The Inauguration brought an influx of people and a variety of … Continue reading

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A tribute to our military veterans

An update from Blake, a finance and economics major and communication studies minor. Lynyrd Skynyrd honored U.S. military veterans at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening, just blocks from our nation’s Capitol building. With chart-topping Southern rock … Continue reading

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An event-filled second day in D.C.

An update from Julie, a senior journalism major who is blogging about Inauguration weekend on smudailycampus.com, where this post originally was published: Today has been a crazy day! I don’t think I have stopped since 8 am this morning. This morning we … Continue reading

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My Fairytale City: Part 1

Wouldn’t it be nice to live here? Oh yes, I do get to live here, and for a whole semester! As I was walking home from my first day of class I realized just how lucky I am to be … Continue reading

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Performers rock the Black Tie and Boots Ball

Twenty-one communication studies and journalism students are in Washington, D.C., in January 2013 as part of the Meadows School of the Arts’ Hilltop on the Hill program. In addition to reporting on Inaugural events, the students will visit media and government sites, and meet with political communicators, journalists and SMU alumni. The trip is led by Rita Kirk, professor of communication studies; Daniel Schill, assistant professor of communication studies, and Carolyn Barta, journalism professor. Endowed by the Bauer Foundation, the Hilltop on the Hill program also takes students studying political communication to political party conventions and the G8 Economic Summit. Continue reading

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Our final day in Jamaica

An update from Emma, a geology and mathematics major: I woke up on our last day in Jamaica at 7 am to finish my final paper. I was in the sediment group, and we analyzed the sand on the beach … Continue reading

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Our last days in El Salvador

An update from Justin, a first-year student majoring in biochemistry and world languages with a minor in human rights: The last three days have been incredible here in El Salvador. The day after coming back from ASAPROSAR and the University … Continue reading

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A full day of work: Assessing slope failure in Port Royal

An update from Ben, a second-year graduate student in Earth Sciences: Beep. Huh. Beep! What? BEEP! Fine! And thus the day began like any other day, with me waking up early, of course!  After my breakfast of a Jamaican delicacy, pancakes, … Continue reading

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