VIDEO: Reminder for the Student Senate Debate

March 29, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Andy Garcia

Senate Debate Reminder from on Vimeo.

SMU’s Student Senate Officer debates will be held at 5 p.m. in Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Make sure to come by to learn more about the candidates and their platforms and you might have a chance to ask your own questions. The debates should last no longer than one hour.

VIDEO: Campaigning Begins for General Election

March 22, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Andy Garcia

A program that will bring national news publications to campus now has the support of the SMU’s Student Senate.

Elections for next year’s Legislature are coming soon, so make sure to keep an eye out for candidate Facebook groups and webpages.

VIDEO: Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

March 10, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Andy Garcia

VIDEO: Out Of the Loop from on Vimeo.

Live performances from across the nation are hitting the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival in Addison.

Hosted by the WaterTower Theatre, the festival is providing acts more contemporary what many metroplex audiences are used.

“This festival really attracts a lot of younger people, partly because of the diversity of the work we present here,” said Greg Patterson, the director of marketing for the theatre.

The three stages used in the festival are adjoining to the seating, providing the audiences for all 23 acts the chance to be pulled into the show.

“I love being able to actually literally connect with the audience,” said Faye Lane, an actress and play writer performing in the festival. “The show changes in response to the audience reaction.”

With so many options for performance art in the metroplex why would students from Southern Methodist University want to make the Trip to Addison?

Jonathan Taylor, a co-producer for the festival believes that the performances are different from what can be experienced within the Park Cities and Downtown.

For students interested in experiencing a little culture and wanting to get away from the bubble, the Out of the Loop Theatre Festival might be something worth taking a look at.

Festival Attendee Katherine Hargrove believes it was experience worth having and suggests those interested should consider it when making plans for the weekend.

The festival runs intill March 13 and ticket prices range between $10 and $20.



VIDEO: Cupid Strikes at SMU

February 14, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Video and Editing by Daily Mustang Staff

People on Hilltop reveal what they think about Valentine’s Day.

Cupid Strikes at SMU from on Vimeo.

Students in Shuttles Hall talk about what the day dedicated to love means to them.

Valentines Day Part One from on Vimeo.

SMU Mens Basketball Extends Winning Streak Against Tulane

February 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

By Erica Penunuri

The Mustangs (15-8, 6-3) made for their 5th consecutive conference win against Tulane Green Wave (12-11, 2-8) Wednesday night.

Papa Dia helped SMU with their fifth straight win against Tulane Wednesday night. (PHOTO BY STUART PALLEY / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

SMU Men’s Basketball shot an impressive 64 percent from the field. Senior forward Papa Dia led the ‘Stangs with 24 points. Junior forward Robert Nyakundi followed with 13 points and Freshman guard Jeremiah Samarrippas with 12.

Papa Dia not only contributed a great amount to the scoreboard, but the 6-foot-9 senior also blocked 3 shots. He was nine for ten from the field and posted his 10th double-double of the season.

This five-game winning streak is the first for the Mustangs since their 1999-2000 season as a member in the Western Atheletic Conference (WAC).

The Mustangs suit up again on Saturday 8 p.m. at UTEP. Tune in on KAAM 770 AM or catch them on the big screen on the Time Warner Texas Channel.

Check out more picture from the game here!