The Sou’wester

Sophomore Mary Thomas speaks at Memphis Women’s March

Sophomore Mary Thomas speaks at Memphis Women’s March

Taylor Stone '22, Features Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Beyond the Gates, Features

Memphis celebrated the Women’s March with a march across downtown Memphis on Jan. 19. The march was centered around inclusivity and empowerment. Its topics of discussion ranged from diversity to community to legislation. The march was shorter than in previous years to accommodate the activists that n...

Japan Fest at the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Japan Fest at the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Hannah Miller '22, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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On Sept. 30,  crowds of people gathered to celebrate the second annual Memphis Japan Festival, hosted by the Memphis Botanic Garden. The Festival encourages families in the Memphis community to celebrate the unique history and culture of Japan. The week prior to the Festival, the Botanic Garden hosted a “...

Halloween in the 901

Halloween in the 901

Hannah Miller '22, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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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 Zoo Boo takes place during the last two weekends of October from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Activities include haunted hayrides, camel rides, straw mazes, and lots of candy! Be sur...

Mempho returns bigger, better

Mempho returns bigger, better

Lauren Clark '22, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


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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 community for a variety of music, yummy food and camping at the 4,500 acre farm.  Hosted by Big River Presents, Mempho will be running for its second time on ...

Rhodes alumnus to be published at year’s end

Rhodes alumnus to be published at year’s end

Sam Walter '22, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


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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 is currently working as the Conservation Projects Manager of Rural Lands for The Land Trust for Tennessee. The book was written during his tenure at Rhodes College an...

The Grey Canary

The Grey Canary

Maddie Rhodes '18, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


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Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman did it again and no one in Memphis was surprised. The restaurant-creating duo, semifinalists once again in the Best Chef: Southeast category of the James Beard Awards for 2018, opened the Grey Canary in February. It has been nearly impossible to secure a table since. One of...

Memphis remembers 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination

Memphis remembers 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination

Pramrika Sriram '21, City Editor

April 20, 2018


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The world turned its attention to Memphis for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel. The National Civil Rights Museum and numerous local organizations had been planning the commemoration of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement for nearly a year. Tho...

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