Opinion Blog: Why go to Walmart when it can come to you?

May 20, 2011 · Comments Off 

Posted by Mackenzie O’Hara

  • The recent swell in online shopping is perplexing. While the convenience aspect of downloading a movie from home using Netflix is understandable, are Americans are too lazy to take a trip to the grocery store. And, how much is too much when it comes to being able to access goods online?

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    Opinion Blog: The Sexualization of Women in Magazines

    May 18, 2011 · 2 Comments 

    Posted by Meg Jones

  • With a constant influx of images of the sex goddess, fashion and beauty magazines contribute to the sexualization of women by permeating sexualized representations of women and girls, suggesting that being thin and beautiful is the cultural norm.

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    Deep Ellum: The Neighborhood that Refuses to Die

    May 15, 2011 · 3 Comments 

    The community of Deep Ellum is working to bring the history rich neighborhood back to its once vibrant state. Although the neighborhood has been plagued by crime and desolation in the past, it is returning to its roots.

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    SMU Awards Degrees

    May 14, 2011 · Comments Off 

    SMU awarded nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Students, send your graduation snapshots to mustangeditors@gmail.com.

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    Opinion Blog: Deceit Reveals Need in Afghanistan, Pakistan

    May 13, 2011 · 3 Comments 

    Posted by Sydni Brass
    Greg Mortenson’s memoir, “Three Cups of Tea,” details the author’s failed attempt to climb K2 and his efforts to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson was hailed as a hero for his accomplishments… until now.

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    Opinion Blog: Wrongful Convictions are State’s Responsibility

    May 11, 2011 · 1 Comment 

    posted by Nicolle Keogh

    In the last decade, the number of exonerations has skyrocketed, mostly due to advances in DNA testing, which has exonerated 203 people n the last decade. Twenty-seven states offer financial compensation to exonerated convicts, there’s no excuse why the 23 other states aren’t following suit.

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    Logging Out: SMU Daily Mustang

    May 11, 2011 · Comments Off 

    The Daily Mustang says goodbye. Thanks for three great years! We’ll see you next year at smudailycampus.com.

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    VIDEO: Will Dallas Follow Other Cities by Issuing a Smoking Ban in Public Parks?

    May 11, 2011 · Comments Off 

    After Dallas elects a new mayor, a smoking ban in parks may be one of the issues brought to the table. If the measure passes the city will join a growing list of cities nationwide that have passed the measure.

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    Dalai Lama Visits SMU, Receives Honorary Degree

    May 9, 2011 · Comments Off 

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama received a Doctor of Humane Letters and discussed democracy and responsibility May 9 in McFarlin Auditorium. The SMU stop is part of a five-state visit to the United States.

    Missed the monumental visit from his Holiness the Dalai Lama? Check out our video and photo slideshow.

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    McDonald’s Corp. Holds National Hiring Day

    May 9, 2011 · Comments Off 

    McDonald’s Corp. held its first national hiring day on April 19, hoping to hire 50,000 new employees across the United States. In an effort to keep up with increased business and new menu additions that require more employees, they felt this was the perfect opportunity.

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