The Sou’wester

Celebrating 50 years of Blexcellence

Celebrating 50 years of Blexcellence

Jamarr McCain '19, Contributor

February 13, 2019


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The history of the Black Student Association doesn’t start fifty years ago with its official formation on September 30, 1969. Instead, our history begins in the fall of 1964 when Rhodes College (then Southwestern at Memphis) finally desegregated. Two African American students, Coby Smith and Lorenzo...

Former Rhodes student Michael Geddati pleads guilty to changing grades, downloading tests to keep scholarship

Former Rhodes student Michael Geddati pleads guilty to changing grades, downloading tests to keep scholarship

Jordan Hulseberg '19, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2019


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Former Rhodes student Michael Geddati pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing his professors’ Bannerweb, Moodle and Box accounts to maintain his annual $30,000 scholarship. Geddati appeared in federal court for the Western District of Tennessee, today. His plea deal with Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra...

‘Rhodes College will always be a part of my heart’: Noelle Chaddock says goodbye

‘Rhodes College will always be a part of my heart’: Noelle Chaddock says goodbye

Rohan Kaza '21 and Rachel Heimann '20

February 4, 2019


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Last month Rhodes College announced that Noelle Chaddock, Associate Provost and Deputy Title IX coordinator, accepted a position at Bates College in Maine as Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, effective June 1. However, they made it clear that the impact Rhodes has left on them will benefit their...

Student Body President Spencer Beckman Lays Out RSG Agenda, Theorizes Student Center Would Help Solve Students’ Alcoholic Tendencies

Student Body President Spencer Beckman Lays Out RSG Agenda, Theorizes Student Center Would Help Solve Students’ Alcoholic Tendencies

Alice Berry '21, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019


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Student Body President Spencer Beckman ’19 discussed Rhodes Student Government’s agenda for this semester—emphasizing the need for a student center and outlining his hopes for RSG’s next president. “Last semester was a great one for RSG. The Student Senate worked extremely hard on a whole h...

Aramark food services general manager admits Rat went six weeks without pest control, suspects sabotage

Aramark food services general manager admits Rat went six weeks without pest control, suspects sabotage

Alice Berry '21, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2018


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Interim Aramark Food Services General Manager Todd Littrell revealed that there had been a lapse in pest control in the Rat and alleged sabotage on behalf of Aramark workers or students during an RSG meetiing on Nov. 29. “[The Rat] had not been treated for, I would say, probably six weeks,” Littrell...

A ‘Nu’ sorority on campus

A ‘Nu’ sorority on campus

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


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The Numinous Nu Phi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, at Rhodes College hosted a celebration of their chartering on Nov. 30 in the Spence Wilson Room. This historic event is especially notable for Rhodes College since this was the first chartering of a sorority on campus in over 20 years....

Rhodes students shine in Memphis Indie Movie Festival

Rhodes students shine in Memphis Indie Movie Festival

Rylan Lorance '21, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


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The local non-profit Indie Memphis hosted its twenty-first annual Indie Film Festival in the first weekend of Nov., and three Rhodes students’ films were accepted. John Mark Stodola ’19, Emily Burkhead ’20 and Sarah Link ’19 submitted shorts that premiered in Festival venues in Midtown. Co-direc...

‘Wings for Wishes’

‘Wings for Wishes’

Rohan Kaza '21, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


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On the weekend of Nov. 3,  the Rhodes Chi Omega sorority hosted an event dubbed “Wings for Wishes.” During this event, the sorority sold plates of chicken wings and hosted a wing-eating contest. Their main goal for organizing was to promote and spread awareness for Make-A-Wish Mid-South, which gr...

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

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

Jordan Hulseberg '19, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018


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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.

McCoy Theatre’s ‘Fabulation’ both free, fabulous

McCoy Theatre’s ‘Fabulation’ both free, fabulous

Noah Mesa '21, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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On Nov. 9 and 10 at 7:30 PM, Rhodes College has been preparing to perform Fabulation or, The Re-education of Undine complete with a reception at the McCoy Theater. Directed by Thomas King, the performance was written by Lynn Nottage, a professor at Columbia University and a Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright wh...

In flood of culture, Noche de Celebración pours out beauty, education, empowerment

In flood of culture, Noche de Celebración pours out beauty, education, empowerment

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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The Rhodes College Latinx Student Association (LSA) held a ‘Noche De Celebración’ in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 24. The BCLC Ballroom was packed with Rhodes students and members from the community eager to celebrate and enjoy Latinx food, music and performance.   Education was a major ...

‘Love is stronger than death’: A community in mourning gathers resolve

‘Love is stronger than death’: A community in mourning gathers resolve

Noah Mesa '21, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


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After a series of unconscionable tragedies like the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the racially-motivated Kentucky Kroger shooting, and the Butler High School Shooting, the Rhodes community came together to honor victims and comfort one another. On Oct. 30 in the Spence Wilson Room, students, faculty ...

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