Archive for April, 2011

HPHS Names New Scotsmen

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2011 at 11:21 am

Forget the Blanket Award, National Honor Society, and Valedictorian. We all know the loftiest, most prestigious position in the high school firmament is that of … HP Scotsman. These noble young men will humbly serve their fellow students during the 2011-2012 school year — mostly by making fun of everything. The Fab Five are: Cliff Davis, Chris Smith, Patrick Galvin, Sterling Gomez, and Scott Christopherson. Well done. These merry men owe a debt of gratitude to this year’s outgoing team — Blake Jennings, Wes Cole, Jackson Morgan, Marshall Perry, and Schafer Smart— and new principal Walter Kelly, who brought the Scotsman back to prominence. Gentlemen, carry the flags, carry the pep rallies, and carry a sense of humor at all times!

Sneak Peek: Marquee Grill & Bar

Posted by    |    April 21st, 2011 at 10:30 am

I attended the VIP party for Marquee Grill & Bar last night and I can say with great confidence that this place will be THE place to seen and be seen. Since I don’t have photos, you just have to go see it for yourself . . its white brick walls are offset by chocolate brown leather and a dark brown and blue geometric shaped carpet.  It’s very sleek and, as one of the waiters said, “It’s just like a beach house.” Well, not any beach house I’ve been to, but to each his own.  (more…)

Earth Day Inspires Sustainable Dining at Dallas’ Finest Restaurants

Posted by    |    April 7th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

How will you celebrate Earth Day this April 22?  Buy yourself a new Prius?  Dust off your composting bin and clean out your refrigerator? While they are both excellent ways of honoring the day dedicated to protecting our earth, they lack a certain flair that Dallasites should insist upon. (more…)

Stress calls for Katy Trail, Milo’s & Digg’s Tacos

Posted by    |    April 6th, 2011 at 10:56 am

The bright green grass at SMU

It’s the beginning of April and that can only mean one thing: one more month til summer. Or graduation for some.

At SMU the stress is running high as exams, projects, papers, and worse: the real world is approaching. After talking to several of my friends who are graduating in May, there are many mixed feelings that come along with an approaching graduation date. Nervousness, doubt, excitement, and utter fear. “I’m expected to leave the safety bubble that is SMU, find a job, possibly move to a new city, and live in the REAL WORLD?” Yep. After 16+ years of schooling, the time has finally come for a lot of students.

But for the rest of SMU, the non-graduation crowd, life is a little less stressful. Although finals are just around the corner, they’re still an arm’s length away to where lounging in the grass on the hilltop and getting your tan on is still commonplace.


Breaking News: Highland Belles Director Christie Crummel Resigns

Posted by    |    April 1st, 2011 at 9:47 am

It could be an April Fool’s joke but an email that just arrived in my box says this:

Dear Highland Park High School Families,

 Highland Belles Director Christie Crummel will resign at the end of this school year to pursue other career opportunities. We greatly appreciate Ms. Crummel’s seven years of leadership at Highland Park High School. Under her direction, the Belles have continued to achieve at the highest levels and to enjoy a reputation as one of the top dance and drill teams in the nation. Ms. Crummel will always be a part of the Scot family, and we wish her well in the future.

 In the upcoming days, we will begin searching for the next Highland Belles Director. We will work together with the Belles and their families to establish the criteria that will guide us in the hiring process.

 Thank you for your continued support of the Belles and Highland Park High School.


 Walter Kelly


Highland Park High School