From L.A. to NYC: Actor/Singer/Dancer JC Schuster is Enjoying the Journey

October 31, 2011 · Comments Off 

By Liz Collinsworth lcollinswo@mail.smu.edu His agenda was simple and humble: string the guitar, Skype with friends, watch football and drink a cold beer. And clean the guns. Although his time in his hometown had taken an unexpected turn resulting in an extended stay, JC was not fazed. He managed to remain calm and collected in [...]

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Homecoming tradition grows to Texas-size proportions

October 27, 2011 · Comments Off 

High school students across North Texas celebrate homecoming with big traditions and even bigger mums.

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More Peas Please

October 27, 2011 · Comments Off 

According to a nationwide survey by the Vegetarian Resource Group in 2010, 3 percent of American youth, or about 1.4 million people between the ages of 8 and 18 are vegetarian, indicating they never eat meat, poultry or fish. This number is up 2 percent from 10 years ago.

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A Woman Rules the School: Lincoln High School Has a New Principal

October 27, 2011 · Comments Off 

Ms. Leslie Swann is the first female principal of Lincoln High School.
LHS is located in South Dallas and is considered low performing by the state. LHS has an all African American student body, with many of the students coming from disadvantaged and low incomes families. Standardized test scores are low. But Ms. Swann is out to see that the young people in her charge change their mind set and become high achievers.

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Cara Mia Brings Latino-American Theater to Dallas

October 27, 2011 · Comments Off 

The Cara Mia Theater Company is the first and only company in Dallas exclusively producing Latin-American works. It was founded by Eliberto Gonzalez in 1998 and has been growing in notoriety every year. The company performs on the Latino Cultural Center stage in Oak Cliff and also hosts workshops and theater camps for the Dallas community.

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Diversity Forges Future For Paul Quinn College

October 27, 2011 · Comments Off 

Paul Quinn College is among the number of Historically Black Colleges working to expand racial diversity on campus. PQC believes such efforts will help to provide for a better campus atmosphere.

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State Fair of Texas Brings Jobs to Dallas

October 19, 2011 · Comments Off 

With the unemployment rate in Texas at the highest it has been since 1987, 8.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is important to note the event brings more than just fried foods to the Lone Star State — it brings jobs.

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Down Home Dallas

October 16, 2011 · Comments Off 

Forget the 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots, the big hair and the glitz. Locals know where the true Dallas lies. From parks to art galleries, quirky cafés and soda fountains, trendy bars and Art Deco hotels, throw out the guidebooks and do as the locals do.

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El espiritu de Dallas

October 16, 2011 · Comments Off 

You can see it without looking. You can taste it before taking a bite. You can hear its sounds. With a Hispanic population on the rise, it’s no surprise that the heart of Dallas’ culture is shaped by its Latin roots. But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at this slideshow to feel the Latin presence in “El espiritu de Dallas.”

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Gourmet Food Trucks Making Their Way to Campus

October 16, 2011 · 1 Comment 

Specialty food trucks have been spotted selling gourmet goodies all over parking lots in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. Now, the trendy meals on wheels appear to be in our own backyard.

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