Losing Big at For-Profit Schools

May 22, 2010 · 2 Comments 

Some for-profit schools, like ITT Technical Institute, promise students hands-on training and unrealistic job offers upon graduation, but fail to mention the thousands of dollars of debt students will face- along with very slim prospects of a job.

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SMU Journalism Students Launch SHIFT Magazine

May 13, 2010 · 1 Comment 

Take a peek at SHIFT Magazine, a new eZine produced by Professor Mark Vamos’ magazine writing course. Come along for the ride as SMU journalism students explore an exotic cat sanctuary, visit a tattoo removal clinic and ride along with a Dallas police officer, among other adventures.

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The School Lunch Front: Activists and Angry Moms

May 13, 2010 · Comments Off 

Dissatisfaction with school lunch programs has been an issue for years, yet now the situation may be more serious than ever. This generation’s children may be the first in two centuries to live shorter lives than their parents, according to a report by The New England Journal of Medicine in 2005. The report points to childhood obesity as the leading cause of a shortened lifespan.

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The Dallas Tea Party Is No Cup of Tea

May 12, 2010 · Comments Off 

In response to the healthcare reform bill just passed by Congress, millions of Americans around the nation have banded together to form “tea parties,” to oppose what they believe to be the socialistic programs of their government and the Obama administration, in particular. Find out more about the Dallas Tea party here.

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SMU Women’s Rowing: Hard Work Paying Off

May 12, 2010 · 1 Comment 

The women of SMU Rowing live a life different than most students during their college years, but to them, it’s all worth it.

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Fire at Fondren Science Building

May 11, 2010 · Comments Off 

Part of Daniel Avenue was closed off on Tuesday, May 11, due to a small lab fire at Fondren Science Building that injured one student.

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VIDEO: DPD Adjusts to Stress of Economy

May 11, 2010 · Comments Off 

In the Dallas Police Department, police officers on the street and 9-11 operators are learning to adjust to the stress of the economy.

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SHIFT Magazine: The Cove Offers Comfort to Residents With Fading Memories

May 11, 2010 · Comments Off 

Upon a hill overlooking White Rock Lake in Dallas sits The Cove, a memory loss center in the resort-of-a-retirement-community C.C. Young. It houses residents who are at the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Like any retirement home, the nurses handle their residents with great care. They help the residents with their showers, take them to their meals, and assist with memory activities.

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SHIFT Magazine: The Nine Plus Lives of Jeffrey Liles

May 11, 2010 · Comments Off 

Jeffrey Liles defies category. Scroll through the just more than 3,000 songs on his iTunes and you’ll find almost every genre of music imaginable. Kicking off an evening gig at Bar Celine on Henderson Avenue, he keeps one hand on his headphones while the other rakes back his long, dirty blonde dreadlocks. Spotted spinning at Dallas’ nightlife hotspots, few realize the infamous musical and personal history behind the dreadlocked DJ once known as “The King of Deep Ellum.”

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SHIFT Magazine: “It Hurts a Heck of a Lot More to Get it Off”

May 11, 2010 · Comments Off 

Fifteen-year-old Cartavis Simon has always loved basketball. He often plays with friends, and watches players like J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris “Birdman” Andersen of the Denver Nuggets on the television in his living room. He also loves rap music, especially artists like Lil’ Wayne and Chris Brown. The shy high school freshman doesn’t say much when asked why he likes these celebrities, but they do all have one thing in common – they’re covered with tattoos.

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