The Sou’wester

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Roads taken

Alice Berry , Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2019

The Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center (WTRC), the euphemistic name given to the women’s complex in the West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP), sits about an hour and a half (depending on who’s...

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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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Rhodes welcomes new faculty

Rohan Kaza '21 and Morgan Reed '23 November 4, 2019

To welcome the new faculty into the Rhodes community, they were asked three questions about themselves: Why Rhodes? What is the name of a song or album that has had a significant impact on your...

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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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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...

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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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Kappa Sigma apologizes after leaked group messages show use of homophobic slur

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

The Rhodes College chapter of Kappa Sigma has apologized for their fellow member’s use of a homophobic slur revealed in a leaked screenshot of the fraternity’s minutes.   Last week current and...

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New student health insurance policy a costly surprise

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

Students are at odds with administration over the college’s new health insurance policy. The new policy requires students to opt out of health insurance if they are already insured, in contrast with...

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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