Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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Gearing up

Students kayaked to Matagorda Island with SMU Outdoor Adventures. Read their blog.

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Dolphin sightings, and then home to Dallas

SMU Outdoor Adventures took students to the Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area near Port O’Connor, Texas, for Fall Break 2015. These updates are from Jessica, Outdoor Adventures trip leader: Sam and I woke up before the sun was up – and … Continue reading

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Kayaking to Sunday Beach

SMU Outdoor Adventures took students to the Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area near Port O’Connor, Texas, for Fall Break 2015. These updates are from Jessica, Outdoor Adventures trip leader: An early start for everyone, we tried to quickly pack our dry-bags … Continue reading

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Our darkest actions: Sand Creek Massacre

An update from Kendell, who is majoring in dance and human rights, and minoring in psychology: As soon as I stepped off the bus, the sun’s bright light and warmth hit me. Miles of green landscape stretched out before me, … Continue reading

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Inspired by change

An update from Margot, a senior majoring in mathematics: Although this trip is coming to an end, I feel my journey is just beginning. As I have seen all of the various forts, historical sites, museums, colleges and schools, I … Continue reading

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At Little Bighorn

A sculpture at Little Bighorn Battlefield, which students visited as part of the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program’s tour of Native American sites in the American West. Read their blog.

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The American Dream

An update from Amber, a senior majoring in human rights: As Americans, we celebrate our great nation and teach our young the price of “freedom.” We are taught to celebrate our great victories in achieving this freedom. What we don’t … Continue reading

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History and truth

An update from Bettye, a graduate student in the Masters of Liberal Studies program: As we begin our journey home, I begin to think about the frailties of human nature. We are taught to believe in certain ways, and many … Continue reading

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No longer unspoken

An update from Jacky, a sophomore dance major: On any given day, the range of emotions that I have felt on this trip has been overwhelming. Yesterday I had a wonderful connection with our guide at the Red Cloud Indian … Continue reading

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Forgiveness, grace, justice, hope

A final reflection from South Africa, from Perkins student Matthew Bell, a Master of Divinity degree candidate (2017): May 29 – the final day of our trip before departing for the United States – was spent at the Cape Town … Continue reading

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