The Sou’wester

The dark side of a student center: changes will gentrify, displace college life

Recent Opinion Stories

Rhodes College Democrats:  Republicans used shutdown to ‘shut out’ persons of  color, impoverished

Rhodes College Democrats: Republicans used shutdown to ‘shut out’ persons of color, impoverished

January 30, 2019

If you have been to The National Civil Rights Museum, you have most likely seen the exhibit titled “A Culture of Resistance,” which depicts...

Rhodes College Republicans: both parties ought to improve negotiation tactics

Rhodes College Republicans: both parties ought to improve negotiation tactics

January 30, 2019

Last week, President Trump reached a temporary agreement to re-open the federal government through early February. Those who were paying close...

With mixed results nationwide, victory in Tenn., Rhodes Republicans ‘proud’

With mixed results nationwide, victory in Tenn., Rhodes Republicans ‘proud’

November 16, 2018

After what turned out to be an incredibly heated election season, with record-level volunteer and turnout numbers, Tennesseans finally have results....

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Sophomore Mary Thomas speaks at Memphis Women’s March

Recent Beyond the Gates Stories

Japan Fest at the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Japan Fest at the Memphis Botanic Gardens

October 30, 2018

On Sept. 30,  crowds of people gathered to celebrate the second annual Memphis Japan Festival, hosted by the Memphis Botanic Garden. The Festival...

Halloween in the 901

Halloween in the 901

October 25, 2018

Here’s a list of events going on in the Memphis area for you to celebrate this Halloween season! Zoo Boo The Memphis Zoo’s annual...

Mempho returns bigger, better

Mempho returns bigger, better

September 25, 2018

In less than a month, Mempho will be returning to Shelby Farms. In its second year, this Memphis music music festival will bring together the...

Rhodes alumnus to be published at year’s end

Rhodes alumnus to be published at year’s end

September 25, 2018

Brooks Lamb, a history major from the Class of 2017, has secured a publishing deal on his new book, Overton Park: A People’s History. Lamb...

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Spotlight: Aramark employees tell stories of health code violations, workplace hostility

Jordan Hulseberg '19, Editor-in-Chief
November 14, 2018

Employees described seeing a number of health code violations. One employee claimed seeing small cockroaches—each smaller than the size of a dime—on cutlery in the kitchen.

Spotlight: Sigma Nu Fraternity brothers allege their chapter denied a gay student a bid due to sexual expression

Jordan Hulseberg '19, Editor-in-Chief
February 9, 2018

Two Rhodes College Sigma Nu brothers have alleged their fraternity chapter denied a gay student a bid due to his sexual expression during Spring Rush last academic year.

Spotlight: Asbestos found in old Briggs Bookstore, students not notified

Jordan Hulseberg '19, Spotlight Bureau Chief
November 18, 2016

Since Rhodes College’s inception at its current Memphis location, several dozen buildings have been erected—the older the building, the more likely it is to contain hazardous materials such as asbestos. The most recent disturbance of asbestos-containing...

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Listen to this: ‘Some Rap Songs’

Recent Columns Stories

Record reviews: ‘Master of the Sun’

Record reviews: ‘Master of the Sun’

November 13, 2018

I was on the fence about starting this music column until I heard about the new Black Eyed Peas album. They are the lowest hanging...

Advice from Alexandra: Balancing school work and social life

Advice from Alexandra: Balancing school work and social life

October 30, 2018

Anonymous Advice seeker:” I have been having a really hard time balancing school work and my social life. I feel like I have...

Advice from Alexandra: Getting out of toxic relationships

Advice from Alexandra: Getting out of toxic relationships

October 4, 2018

Anonymous advice seeker: “I feel like I currently have a lot of unhealthy relationships in my life and I’m not sure what to...

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Rhodes athletic social media accounts you should already be following

Recent Sports Stories

Soccer scores against Centre, Sewanee

Soccer scores against Centre, Sewanee

October 25, 2018

Men’s Soccer had a big weekend on the first weekend of the October, with a game against Centre on Friday...

Sitting down with ‘Can’t Knock the Hustle’ co-hosts

Sitting down with ‘Can’t Knock the Hustle’ co-hosts

October 4, 2018

This month, Staff Writer Adrian Harris ‘20 sat down with PJ Settles ‘19 and Bryce Hayes ‘20, both...

1, 2, 3, 4, Rhodes cheer comes back for more

1, 2, 3, 4, Rhodes cheer comes back for more

September 25, 2018

This school year marks the official relaunching of the Rhodes cheer team after its year-long absence....

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Featured Staff
India Nikotich ’19
India Nikotich '19

Managing Editor

India Nikotich is the chief copy editor of The Sou'wester. She is a senior international studies and history major with a minor in Spanish. She has been a member of the newspaper staff since the first...

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Lia Nagge ’21
Lia Nagge '21

Staff Writer

Lia Nagge is a staff writer with The Sou'wester. She is a sophomore history major. She has been a member of the newspaper staff since the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Abby Thomasson ’21
Abby Thomasson '21

Staff Writer

Abby Thomasson is a staff writer with The Sou'wester. She is a sophomore biology major. She has been a member of the newspaper staff since the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Mat Diana ’20
Mat Diana '20

Opinion Editor

Mat Diana is the opinion editor of The Sou'wester. He is junior political science major. He has been a member of the newspaper staff since the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.

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