Young businessman proves his skills in the fashion industry

September 30, 2011 · Comments Off 

Many twenty-year-olds spend their days sitting in class, studying for exams, attending meetings, going out on the weekends, repeat. The cycle goes on for four years with the promise of a diploma at the end. But John Piermarini doesn’t waste time going to class. He doesn’t study for exams, either.
In fact, this twenty-year-old doesn’t even go to college. So instead of schlepping off to a university, Piermarini jumped feet first into his dream job: working and designing in the fashion industry.

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Choosing Streets Over Shelters

September 29, 2011 · Comments Off 

Last year, a survey published by the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance cited a one percent increase in Dallas County’s homeless population, to 5,750. In addition, poverty rates are up overall. The Census Bureau reported that almost one in six Americans was living below the federal poverty line in 2010. This increase places more pressure on an already overcrowded shelter system, especially since a division of the homeless population prefers to assemble in places like parks, under bridges, and at intersections, rather than reside in shelters.

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SMU’s First Female Sports Writer Shares Her Story

September 28, 2011 · Comments Off 

During a time when writing for the school newspaper The SMU Campus was a boy only activity, Jeanette Howeth Crumpler broke the mold. Crumpler ended up breaking the glass ceiling and became the first women sports writer at the paper.

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Patrick Williams Returns to Carter High School as New Head Coach

September 28, 2011 · Comments Off 

Patrick Williams has returned to Carter High School as the head football coach, but winning games isn’t the only thing on his mind.

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Texas Drops the Gravel on Pet Abuse

September 28, 2011 · 1 Comment 

Domestic violence not only affects the people in a household. Often the four-legged members are victims of abuse and neglect as well. Now, furry family companions are covered under Texas’ new pet protective order law.

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Dallas County: Two Audubon Centers Stand

September 27, 2011 · Comments Off 

The conservation areas, known as Audubon centers, are non-profit environmental organizations dedicated to conservation and as it turns out, Dallas County is perfect for Audubon locations. The area has both the physical and ecological characteristics that cater to Audubon development. Thus making Dallas home to two centers, the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, and the Trinity River Audubon Center.

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New Pedicab Company Launched by Former and Current SMU Students

September 27, 2011 · Comments Off 

Uptown is going to see some new wheels on the road this month. They won’t belong to the latest luxury car model. They’ll belong to an entirely new mode of transportation for the area: pedicabs.

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Mixed Feelings About Dallas’ Reduced Pet Adoption Fees

September 27, 2011 · 1 Comment 

Animal shelters across the US are becoming overly crowded, making it impossible to provide proper care to every animal. Authorities are often left with no other choice but to euthanize them. Now with incentives like discounts for seniors and older pets, authorities are hoping adoption rates will raise.

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