Monthly Archives: March 2008

All Campus Day Promises Fun for All

Written by Giulia Giuffre Megaphone Staff Writer Operation Achievement (OA) is an after-school mentorship and enrichment program that assists selected sixth through eight grade students in the Georgetown Independent School District (GISD). Southwestern University and GISD jointly run the program. … Continue reading

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Sarofim Visits

Written by Audrey Olena Megaphone Staff Writer On December 10, 1999, the Southwestern University Board of Trustees voted to change the name of Southwestern’s School of Fine Arts to “The Fayez S. Sarofim School of Fine Arts” due to the … Continue reading

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$800,000 a Year For Video Gaming

Written by Claire Booher Megaphone Staff Writer Many students go through college wishing that they had no work to do. They would love to be able to just sit in their rooms all day and play their favorite video games. … Continue reading

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The Higher the Education, The Higher the Pay

Written by David Squires Megaphone Staff Writer The importance of higher education is perhaps clear to many of us that attend this outstanding university. A college degree can still be just one more stepping stone in the endless pursuit of … Continue reading

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What to Do, What to Do? A Few Suggestions on How to Spend Our Tution Money

Written by Caitlyn Buckley Megaphone Staff Writer As we all know by now, much to the dismay of whoever is paying for our education, tuition is increasing again by 7.7 percent. We are reminded by the administration that our tuition … Continue reading

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Men's Basketball Finishes 6-9 at SCAC

Written by Jim Surface Megaphone Staff Writer The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament did not treat either the men’s or women’s basketball teams well this year. After the men split conference games at home against Hendrix and Millsaps, they needed … Continue reading

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Gather 'Round, Kristen Key Has a Story for You

Written by Alma Aguilar Megaphone Staff Writer The preacher’s daughter gone wild, Kristin Key, performed on Friday, March 7 in The Cove. After being a finalist from season four of Last Comic Standing, she has been performing across the nation. … Continue reading

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Students Take the Stage and Shine in Body Dialogues Performance

Written by Audry Olena Megaphone Staff Writer College campuses nationwide are always eager to put on a showing of Eve Ensler’s trailblazing theatrical work, “The Vagina Monologues.” Chronicling the lives and experiences of real women whom Ensler interviewed to create … Continue reading

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Women Build with Habitat

Written by Giulia Giuffre Megaphone Staff Writer This weekend, Williamson County’s Habitat for Humanity will begin construction on its first Women Build home. The home will be built on Lasso Drive in Round Rock. The Women Build home is an … Continue reading

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New Center Approved

Written by Ellen Davis Megaphone Guest Writer Southwestern University has received $268,000 in government funds that will be used to launch a new Center for Hispanic Studies. The center will be run in partnership with the National Hispanic Institute, which … Continue reading

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How Much Do We Really Spend with Bucs?

Written by Caitlyn Buckley Megaphone Staff Writer According to a chart at the bottom of SU’s Pirate Card webpage (https://piratecard.southwestern.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp), the average amount spent with Pirate Bucs is $800. This figure seems higher than one might expect, so a survey … Continue reading

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Health Obsession is Really Fat Hate

Written by Courtney Stoker Megaphone Staff Writer An article in the last issue of “The Megaphone” suggested in the sub-headline that the Mississippi House Bill 282, which would not allow restaurants to serve people considered “obese” by the State Health … Continue reading

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