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Honors: The University is looking at the effectiveness of its honors-related programs, and Sterling Morriss gives a glimpse into what is being done. You can also make a difference. Read the story on page 2 to find out how.

Culture: Anyone else tired of having to hear “first year” instead of “freshman?” Monica Chavez gives her take on political correctness in a modern world, page 3.

School: Douglas Hill canʼt believe his eyes: the Mustangs are bowl eligible. Find out the full story on page 3.

Back Page: Todd Baty salutes SMUʼs faculty and staff in number 4 of his top 10 reasons to love (or love to hate) SMU. Read about it on page 4.

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honors, culture, school


5 pages




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