Monthly Archives: January 2013

Women’s Basketball Begin Conferences

By Kara Koinis This weekend the women’s basketball team will be traveling to Sherman, Texas to face the Austin College Roos followed by a trip to Louisiana to play Centenary College. These will be the Pirates first two conference games. … Continue reading

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December Movie Reviews: The Hobbit, Les Miserables and More

The Hobbit The long-awaited prequel to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy hits theaters on December 14th, 2012, with Martin Freeman starring as the lovable Bilbo, and Ian McKellan returning as Gandalf the Grey. J.R.R. Tolkein’s first novel was previously … Continue reading

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Buying Local: Healthier and Economically Friendly

The average distance that most American food travels to get to the dinner table is 1,500 miles. That is 1,500 miles of truck and plane emissions, of extra packaging to protect produce on its long journey, and of days in … Continue reading

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Student Volunteers Abroad: Bannister Photographs for Warm Heart

By Lauren Fellers While most students have been recovering from midterms, junior Anne Bannister has spent the last few weeks visiting small villages in northern Thailand with local government officials. “I might do anything from spending all day re-potting coffee … Continue reading

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New Precedent Set for Pirate Program: Men’s Soccer Finishes Second in Conference Tournement

By John Stickels The Pirates advanced to the final game of the conference tournament this season for the first time in school history, losing 2-0 in a game with rival Trinity University. “I think a new precedent was set and … Continue reading

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Women’s Soccer Disappointed: Team Hold High Hopes for Future

By John Stickels Last weekend the women’s soccer team competed in the SCAC conference tournament, marking the end of their season. The Pirates played the University of Dallas on Saturday, falling 4-0 to the Crusaders. Junior Lindsey Jakszta was named … Continue reading

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Volleyball 7-3 in Conference: Pirates Earn Regionals Bid, Again

By Kara Koinis This weekend, the volleyball team will be competing in the NCAA regional tournament. After their performance at the SCAC Conference tournament, the women’s volleyball team is now sitting on an overall record of 24-11 and 7-3 in … Continue reading

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Cross Country Places Third: Teams Prepare for Regionals

Tomorrow, the Men and Women’s Cross-Country team will be running in the south/southeast regional championship in Atlanta, GA. Placing well in this race means qualifying to compete in the NCAA Championship Race. On October 27, the teams competed in the … Continue reading

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‘Can I Kiss You’ Entertains, Educates Students

Riley Webb At Monday night’s, “Can I Kiss You?” seminar, over 200 students and faculty crammed into the McCombs Ballrooms. Surprising some who expected a lecture style event, speaker Mike Domirtz was not afraid to address the awkward stuff. Addressing … Continue reading

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Transforming Paideia

Jennifer Fleming Representatives from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) finished reviewing Southwestern last week. This included an evaluation of the values, performance, and resources of the university as a whole. An important step to … Continue reading

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Alpha Phi Omega Health Awareness for National Service Week

Condoms, puppies and capture the flag: what more could a college student ask for? This week was Alpha Phi Omega’s (APO) national service week. In honor of this year’s theme, “Fighting Against Diseases,” the university’s local chapter decided to raise … Continue reading

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SEAK Proposes Initiative: Student Congress to Hold Poll

At a recent Student Congress meeting, the Students for Environmental Activism and Knowledge (SEAK) proposed an initiative to remove plastic water bottles from campus vending machines. The plan was well received from Student Congress members. “It’s a good idea, because … Continue reading

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