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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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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...

Sophomore Mary Thomas delivers prepared remarks at the Memphis Womens March.

Sophomore Mary Thomas speaks at Memphis Women’s March

Taylor Stone '22, Features Editor January 30, 2019

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...

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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...

Rhodes College Republicans: both parties ought to improve negotiation tactics

Rhodes College Republicans: both parties ought to improve negotiation tactics

Rhodes College Republicans, Contributor January 30, 2019

Last week, President Trump reached a temporary agreement to re-open the federal government through early February. Those who were paying close attention noted that the shutdown in January was the longest...

Students, faculty and staff gather resolve following the recent synagogue shooting.

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

Noah Mesa '21, Staff Writer November 6, 2018

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...

Rep. Marsha Blackburn seeks to move to the Senate chamber

Rhodes College Republicans endorse Bill Lee, Marsha Blackburn, David Kustoff

Rhodes College Republicans, Contributor November 5, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sou’wester contacted both Rhodes College Republicans and Rhodes College Democrats for midterm endorsements in op-ed form. After multiple inquiries, only RCR met our request in full....

The film Black Panther incorporates aspects of the afro-futurism genre.

The past, present, future of afro-futurism

Samuel Walter '22, Staff Writer October 30, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct 23, The Memphis Centered program held a panel with four writers to discuss Afro-futurism. The name of the Genre itself was coined in the mid-1990s, but the genre began to appear as early...

Lynxs protection under Endangered Species Act coming under assault

Lynx’s protection under Endangered Species Act coming under assault

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer October 30, 2018

Since 1924, Rhodes College has been a welcoming home to the Lynx. However, Leroy the Lynx may soon serve as a symbol of nostalgia for a time when the animal once roamed happy and free in Northern America,...

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a gaggle of reporters

Justice through Journalism: Wendi Thomas lectures on civil rights, Memphis history

Taylor Stone '22, Staff Writer October 24, 2018

On Thursday, Oct. 4, The Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes hosted Wendi Thomas, award-winning journalist and editor and publisher of the MLK50: Justice through Journalism project, to participate...

A more moderate campus political climate

Taylor Stone '22, Copy Editor October 5, 2018

Since their foundations in 2014 and 2006 respectively, the Rhodes College Democrats and Republicans have been an active presence on the Rhodes campus. This semester, Rhodes hosted a forum for Tennessee...

Student political orgs register voters independently regardless of statewide competition

Lia Nagge '21, Staff Writer October 5, 2018

For those who are able to vote, a majority of them only go to the polls every four years for the presidential election. While vital to society, the presidential election often overshadows another equally...

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