SMUDailyCampusBelow are articles I wrote that have been published in The Daily Campus, SMU’s student-run newspaper. The paper has an estimated circulation of 10,000. The print edition was published three times a week until Fall 2015, when the paper switched to a weekly publication schedule. Its website is updated daily.

Award-winning work

Sept. 17 on-campus sexual assault case closed under Title IX, still an open criminal investigation
March 26, 2015Winning Philbin award entry. Less than three months after SMU announced a voluntary resolution agreement on Title IX procedures with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights in December 2014, the alleged victim in a on-campus sexual assault is crying foul on the University’s handling of her case.

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SMU senior wins RECESS pitch contest with wind turbine company Fiddler
Oct. 22, 2015 – Mechanical engineering major Jonah Kirby won roundtrip flights to Los Angeles to participate in the national RECESS contest. Fiddler offers affordable wind energy to the average consumer.

Election 2016: Donald Trump visits Dallas
Sept. 14, 2015 – Multi-media. Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in Dallas at the American Airlines Center. The event sold out. The Center seats 18,500. This report also includes contributions from SMU-TV.

WATCH: Latino Votes Project works for ‘a day without Trump’
Sept. 7, 2015 – Multimedia. A Latino group hosted a rally, which protested Trump’s upcoming Dallas campaign event.

UPDATE: Sewer line repairs completed, students enjoy free barbecue picnic
Aug. 26, 2015 – Multimedia. This article chronicles the events surrounding SMU’s sewer line repairs a couple weeks into the fall semester. Students were forced to relocate from on-campus housing for two nights. The story also includes reporting from SMU-TV and other Daily Campus staffers.

Campus carry is now law, but isn’t in effect until next year
Aug. 19, 2015 – News brief. A short explanation of the campus carry debate for Texas universities.

Top 5 new laws from the 83rd Texas Legislature
Aug. 19, 2015 – At the end of the 83rd Texas legislative session, over 1,300 bills had been sent to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature. Here are six new Texas laws that students should keep an eye on.

Statistician Nate Silver discusses big data at Tate Lecture
May 5, 2015 – Nate Silver, founder of, visited the SMU campus to discuss the impacts big data in our society.

Convenience is the driving factor in personal transportation
April 28, 2015 – From groceries to tuition, students have a lot of expenses. For some, having a car payment and gas expenses is a bit much to handle. But for others, having a car is essential.

Edelman presents 2015 annual global trust study results at SMU
Feb. 26, 2015 – Edelman, one of the world’s largest public relations firms, presented the findings from its annual Trust Barometer global study. The 2014 study found that trust in media and business has decreased around the world.

Grammy-award winning Iroquois artist visits SMU
Feb. 15, 2015 – Joanne Shenandoah came to campus to host two workshops and perform a free concert for fans and interested students, faculty, and staff.

Student booked by University Park Police after intramural fight
Feb. 8, 2015 – Follow up to the original report on a fight that happened between two fraternity members after an intramural basketball game held on campus.

Former student sues SMU for mishandling 2012 sexual assault
Sept. 21, 2014 – News brief. A former student filed a lawsuit against SMU. The victim is suing for damages that resulted from the University’s mishandling of the situation.

From victim to survivor: Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center helps victims
May 1, 2014 – The Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center provides comprehensive services to victims. DARCC gives free counseling and reaches out to communities to prevent sexual assault.

Texas voters increasingly supportive of gay marriage
April 21, 2014 – A federal judge in San Antonio ruled the 2005 Texas marriage amendment unconstitutional. This might be a sign that gay marriage could become legal in Texas.

Welcome to ‘Club Fondy,’ where academic and social lives collide
March 28, 2014 – The Fondren Library Center is open 24 hours, 5 days a week, where many students study late or pull all-nighters for exams and projects. Those repeat, late night visitors call themselves members of “Club Fondy.”

Men for Equality smash rape culture on campus
March 26, 2014 – Multimedia. Men for Equality hosted “Smash Rape Culture on Campus” in Spring 2014. A car from a salvage yard was brought to campus, where students could pay $1 to hit it. By hitting the car, students were symbolically beating up rape culture and its effects.

Navigating neutrinos: Professor studies most elusive particle in the universe
Feb. 27, 2014 – SMU physics professor Thomas Coan is working with over 200 scientists around the world to unlock secrets surrounding the most abundant, yet most elusive particle in the universe – the neutrino.

Texas abortion law stirs up controversy
Feb. 23, 2014 – An examination of the effects of the most recent Texas abortion law (SB 2) and the debate surrounding the issue.