The Sou’wester

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Are conservatives in the closet?

Jay Chatterjee '23, Staff Writer October 28, 2019

The words “Liberal” and “Conservative” are very divisive currently, as the world runs on assumptions and preconceived notions. Part of this divisiveness is the comes from the current political...

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Why I filed a Clery Act complaint against Rhodes College, and why I do not regret it

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer October 26, 2019

“We are proud of the low crime rate and extraordinarily safe campus at Rhodes College.”  This proclamation appears in bold lettering at the top of the Rhodes Campus Safety website. I used to wonder...

A note from the editor: explaining the change

A note from the editor: explaining the change

Alice Berry '21, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2019

When The Sou’wester published its first issue on Nov. 5, 1919, its editorial board provided a statement of purpose. That statement read in part, “The college publication, whether paper, magazine, or...

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The right to bear arms depends on an absolute—grammatically, anyways

David Sick, Contributor September 30, 2019

The text of the Second Amendment is a disaster. Despite the fierce disagreements about its meaning and application, the problems of the actual wording are acknowledged widely. Justice Scalia even had to...

Mary Thomas holds Ally of the Year award immediately after the Campus Life Awards.

Mary Thomas ’21, named Ally of the Year, speaks out against the award

Mary Thomas '21, Contributor June 10, 2019

This past spring semester, sitting with my family in the McCallum Ballroom, I was honored to receive the Ally of the Year award. I was very surprised, and the adrenaline of an unexpected award fueled my...

#UnfinishedBusiness: the story of the Rhodes student center effort

#UnfinishedBusiness: the story of the Rhodes student center effort

Emily Faber '19, Contributor May 2, 2019

Clusters of folks circle around tables, gather around couches and TVs, and eat together from the fast cafe. The space buzzes with conversation and collaboration. It feels refreshing, exciting, and alive....

The Sou'wester endorses AVI Fresh as new food service provider

The Sou’wester endorses AVI Fresh as new food service provider

Editorial Board March 23, 2019

As the student body votes for their preferred food vendor for the College to contract with next year, the Editorial Board of The Sou’wester would like to officially endorse AVI Fresh. Rhodes is currently...

The seals of the six Rhodes IFC members

Yes, IFC must do better, but they cannot work alone

Jenna Faust '20, Contributor March 22, 2019

Today I read an article that compelled me to speak out about the standing of social life and the IFC community here at Rhodes. I thought long and hard about this decision, amongst the recent sexual assaults,...

Fraternity Row at Rhodes College

When ‘good enough’ is not good enough

JD Deming '20, Contributor March 20, 2019

On the Tuesday before Valentine’s Day, I quit my fraternity. I quit my fraternity because I was tired of being a problem. I was a problem because I was part of a bigger problem, a problem that I’ve...

'Truth is our master': a note from Alice Berry, The Sou'wester's new editor

‘Truth is our master’: a note from Alice Berry, The Sou’wester’s new editor

Alice Berry '21, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2019

When I accepted the position of editor-in-chief of The Sou’wester, I knew that I would follow editors Zoe Laulederkind ’18 and Jordan Hulseberg ’19, who strove to elevate the paper and provide serious...

The Barret Library foyer

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

Shelby Seese '21, Contributor February 20, 2019

Nearly everyone on campus has been pushing for a new student center ever since the petition for one. It feels like someone’s always talking about it, and our student government is the strongest supporter...

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

Rhodes College Democrats, Contributor 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 slavery in the United States between 1619 and 1861. Written...

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