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Dancing Their Hearts Out at Kappa Delta’s All Sing

Dancing Their Hearts Out at Kappa Delta’s All Sing

Lilly LeJeune September 28, 2021

In Fisher Gardens on a warm Friday night, Kappa Delta launched their yearly All Sing to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America and the local chapter, Nurture the Next. After missing a year due to...

The Other British Girl

Jay Chatterjee September 24, 2021

"You can see the looks on their faces when I say I am from England, or they hear my accent. I have to clarify, 'I am not that British girl.'" Not so long ago, the Rhodes community found itself intrigued...

Man vs. Dorm: A Tragedy in Three Parts

Man vs. Dorm: A Tragedy in Three Parts

Anna Strohmeyer, Will Braam, and William Trotman September 24, 2021

Violent destruction, unfair laws, and vigilante justice—all that, and more, today in this thrilling story of vandalism and punishment in the freshmen dorms.  Today we will be doing a deep dive into...

Discrimination By Any Other Name

Discrimination By Any Other Name

Nowreen Sarwar September 20, 2021

A recent incident in the name of a "harmless prank" had Rhodes astounded by the level of ignorance within the community. Two black members of the Rhodes student community were subjected to discrimination...

Louisiana Lynx: Rhodes’ Connections to Hurricane Ida

Louisiana Lynx: Rhodes’ Connections to Hurricane Ida

Keaton Dicapo September 17, 2021

Hurricanes have long been a threat to the lives of many in the United States, particularly in the Southeast, but the devastation continues to escalate with each hurricane season. It is currently the peak...

As We Say Goodbye to President Hass

As We Say Goodbye to President Hass

Samantha Patterson, Editor in Chief June 16, 2021

As we are all aware, President Marjorie Hass will be leaving Rhodes soon to start her new job in Washington DC, as the next President of the Council of Independent Colleges. According to President Hass,...

Nation-Wide Update on Title IX

Samantha Patterson, Editor in Chief May 3, 2021

You have most likely received numerous emails asking you to complete online training due to the new Title IX policies that were recently implemented on August 14. However, what exactly are the changes...

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Jane Doe files lawsuit against Rhodes College, SAE

Alice Berry '21 and Rachel Heimann '20 November 8, 2019

A former female student of Rhodes College, only identified as Jane Doe, has filed a lawsuit against Rhodes College, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), Tennessee Zeta Chapter and three additional parties. In February,...

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Rhodes silent on Bellingrath lawsuit and new entrepreneurial mindset

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer November 5, 2019

Rhodes College Board of Trustees unanimously adopted the college’s new ten-year strategic plan, Achieving Our Best: A Strategic Vision for Rhodes College 2020-2030, at their most recent meeting in...

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An interview Yolanda McNair, whose daughter was killed by Detroit police

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer November 2, 2019

A dozen family members who have lost loved ones to police brutality and violence came together at Rhodes College on Oct. 25. They sat behind a table during a press conference to share their personal experiences...

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Student Body President Tony Eskridge hopeful but pragmatic about his term

October 29, 2019

Student Body President Tony Eskridge ’20 spoke with the Sou’Wester in late August about his agenda for the coming school year, championing better communication between Rhodes Student Government, Rhodes...

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Director of Campus Safety Ike Sloas denies connection between new campus safety measures and active shooter threat

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer October 12, 2019

Director of Campus Safety Ike Sloas sent an email informing students about his plan to test RhodesAlert, a mass texting system used to communicate emergencies on Sep. 3. He also asked students to update...

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