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Stories that impact Southwestern students in some way or another.

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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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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Mr.Homecoming 2012

By Hannah Steen Every year, the Alumni Association elects a professor to serve as the year’s Mr./Ms. Homecoming. This year, Mr. Homecoming is none other than Dr. Eric Selbin. The Alumni Association chooses Mr. Homecoming based on a variety of … Continue reading

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Building Series: The Cullen Building

By Joana Moreno Southwestern is an important part of Texas’ history as its oldest university. A key feature of this history is the Cullen Building, which is full of rich tradition for the Southwestern student body. A tradition particular to … Continue reading

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105 Years of The Megaphone

By Elizabeth Stewart 100 Years Ago Southwestern evolves constantly, a reminder of which can be found in the microfilm archives of the Megaphone at the library. A century ago the Megaphone featured an article called “A Few Facts About Southwestern … Continue reading

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Georgetown Offers Hidden Treasures

By Lizzie Stewart Small though it may be, Georgetown is full of hidden treasures for the first-year pirate willing to explore. A short walk down to the town square provides the perfect break after hours of studying, and shopping is … Continue reading

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Pirate Treasures Revealed on Campus: Community Veterans Unveil Mysteries Around the University

By Nikko Gianno Print Labs Every so often, the machines in the library print lab glitch and decide to make it rain paper on students trying to print assignments before class. Most run into the library to print through the … Continue reading

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Campus Organizations Support Charities

By Kylie Chesser Efforts of various campus organizations throughout the past few weeks have raised money for organizations like Austin Bat Cave (ABC), The Caring Place, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. The Office of … Continue reading

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Endangered Species Faces Opposition

By Alec Bergerson The Georgetown Salamander, a local amphibian only found in this area, is currently in the process of being listed as an endangered species. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) is now in the public hearing phase of … Continue reading

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New Student Organizations: Students Establish Four Groups

By Joana Moreno The university’s fall semester begins with a new record in student initiatives. Unlike previous years in which SU founded only one or two new groups, this year four new student organizations have established themselves and are looking … Continue reading

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Boesak Discusses Justice, Peace: Wilson Lecture Hosts Anti-Apartheid Leader

By Devin Corbitt Chair of the Western Cape region of the African National Conference; President of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches; founder of the United Democratic Front; and leader of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement: these are just a few … Continue reading

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