Google glasses have become a hot topic in the latest technology news. An accessory that can remember tasks, track down friends and give you directions, Google glasses have gotten people’s attention around the world. Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that my time at SMU is about to come to an end. I still remember the day I decided to come to SMU like it was yesterday. I had wanted a school that where I would have the unbeatable opportunities, great friends and the best four years of my life. I walked onto campus on a beautiful fall day, and immediately I was sold.
Facebook weight loss is something for which the social media site may not always get credit. However, for one woman, Facebook weight loss was the answer she had been looking for.
It was only a few years ago when Lady Gaga began building a reputation around the world. Inspired by the influences of stars such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga is a flamboyant and diverse performer who now is idolized by millions of loyal fans. What has made her so successful though? The Gaga brand.
Domestic violence is a crime that affects hundreds of people around the world daily. Nearly 85 of those domestic violence victims are women. However, many women who endure domestic violence are too afraid to report these incidents. Therefore, Mayor Mike Rawlings has spurred a community movement focusing on the men in cases of domestic violence, holding them accountable for their actions and treatment of women.
On Saturday, men and women came together at City Hall to support Mayor Rawlings’ cause at a domestic violence in Dallas rally, called “Dallas Men Against Abuse.” The event featured sports players such as Cowboys player Dez Bryant who had been accused just last summer for domestic violence in Dallas against his mother. Bryant stepped up to the plate and noted that men are the ones who need to come together and end this ongoing problem.
Mayor Rawlings has decided that domestic violence will be one of his main initiatives in 2013. He presented this initiative in January through a letter addressed to the city of Dallas, which really challenged men to make this change. He stated that “It is no secret that males have predominantly been the more violent gender and it is time to change that perspective. I want men to understand the negative consequences that can occur if we resort to violence.”
As I have actually studied gender issues involving domestic violence in a class this semester, I think that Mayor Rawlings and this Dallas domestic violence rally truly offer great progress in ending this crime. While women’s activism against domestic violence is definitely vital in ending this problem, it also takes men to fight the battle. Mayor Rawlings and the men of Dallas have made a huge step not only for the city, but also for women and those affected by domestic violence everywhere.
It’s been more than 11 years since the terrorists hijacked the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11. Immediately following the attacks, the country saw a major crackdown in airport security. However, is the country about to now see a reverse shift? Continue reading
It has been one week since the 2013 Academy Awards were held. There were lots of interesting occurances at the 2013 Oscars show. From Jennifer Lawrence’s fall to the incredible performance by the cast of Les Miserables, there was much to see. One thing though that was particularly controversial, was the commentary and humor of host Seth MacFarlane. Continue reading
When you think about the last joke that you heard, or think about the last time you laughed, can you remember what exactly made you laugh? What was it that was so funny? And also, who made the joke?
Everyone knows that exercise gives us plenty of benefits. It prevents diseases, increases our mental awareness and is the foundation for a overall healthy lifestyle. However, did you also know that it could actually lead to a bigger brain?
You’ve heard all of the great love stories. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. They fall in love and live happily ever after. While this romantic phenomenon has been occurring everyday ever since the first humans walked the earth, the way this happens in today’s world has somewhat shifted. Continue reading
It’s a new year. New plans. New goals. New resolutions. What does that mean for many of us? Time to get in shape! In the past, this may have meant training for a marathon, joining a new gym or hitting the yoga studio for the first time. However, in today’s world, this might just mean checking out the latest Tweets or posts on Facebook. Continue reading