Author Archives: megaeditor

Fire Relief Efforts

“A small spark neglected has often kindled a might conflagration.” Quintus Curtius’ words blister as the Texas hill country recovers from the September wildfires that have so recently affected thousands of local families. The Southwestern community understands the struggles that these events that … Continue reading

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3D Movies

Movies in 3D have been a part of motion picture cinema ever since the 1950’s, but haven’t been mainstream until recently, with movies such as “Avatar”, “Alice in Wonderland”, and “How to Train Your Dragon” gaining massive audiences. It raises … Continue reading

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Looking Forward: Schrum Discusses On Innovation, Commitment

Last Thursday started off with faculty, staff and students filing into the Alma Thomas Theater as President Jake Schrum spoke to the group in a formal address concerning various university related topics, emphasizing financial obstacles and innovative goals. “Much of … Continue reading

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ACL Review

This year’s Austin City Limits festival, which spanned Sept. 16, 17, and 18, featured a lineup that, although thought by many to be weaker than normal, did not fail to perform. With a diverse lineup of artists from every genre … Continue reading

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Southwestern University Veterans Association

The Southwestern University Veterans Association is an organization that helps student-soldiers adjust to life on campus. “The organization was founded to help veterans and the dependants of veterans that attend Southwestern adjust to college life,” said organization secretary Isidoro Ramirez. … Continue reading

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“Lifeboats” Art Exhibit

Heather Carter makes sustainable living an art in her exhibition “Lifeboats”. According to Carter, the 1994 Southwestern graduate, “Lifeboats started out as taking things that have had a life before and honoring them.” The exhibit consists of five pieces, all … Continue reading

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Kigga Sigma Renovates

Students arriving on campus for move-in day noticed something different about the Kappa Sigma Iota house. Over the summer of 2011, the house had been thoroughly cleaned, washing away roughly 50 years of Kappa Sigma dirt. “[The new Kappa Sigma … Continue reading

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Explore the Hill Country on horseback

Horseback riding is a classic pastime, and trail riding in particular invokes visions of sunsets and open land. Southwestern University is surrounded by the famed Texas Hill Country, and a trail ride is one way to take in the scenery, … Continue reading

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MegaPhood: Gluten free baking

A gluten intolerant friend of mine once expressed her frustration in describing her condition to others. “But what can you eat?” people would ask her. The answer is complex. Gluten intolerance is a broad term. Some people may confuse gluten … Continue reading

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Science explains why love makes the heart go aflutter

Many people would probably agree that butterflies do, in fact, exist somewhere in our abdominal region and that they only become active when they sense the presence of somebody special. Whether you have labeled them as parasites or welcome insect … Continue reading

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2011 awards season: a recap

This year’s award season will draw to a close with the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 27. Throughout this season, the winners have stood proud, while some have been shocked by the results. The Grammys this year was no exception. The … Continue reading

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Rai$e your firework, ’cause we r born this way

Ke$ha’s “We R Who We R”, Katy Perry’s “Firework,” Pink’s “Raise Your Glass,” and Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” all have a common theme: self-confidence. In response to the string of suicides in the LGBT community, many of the reigning … Continue reading

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