Category Archives: News

Hard-hitting journalism about Southwestern University events, Austin Area events, Texas events, national events and even world events.

‘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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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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Hurricane Impacts Students,Families,Politics

Over a week has passed since hurricane Sandy touched down in the Northeast, but her impact is still being felt across the country. The storm that stretched 600 miles across the coast has brought the U.S. death toll to 110 … Continue reading

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Swim Teams Begin Season With Enthusiasm

By John Stickels The men and women’s swim team will begin their season tomorrow where they will be competing against Trinity University. The teams express confidence that this meet will be the beginning of a successful season. “Our men’s team … Continue reading

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SU Spotlight: New Lacrosse Coach Matthew Grosso

By Nikko Gianino In the transition from a club sport to a varsity sport, the university hired Matthew Grosso as the new head coach for women’s lacrosse. Grosso has embraced the challenges of building a new intercollegiate program and is … Continue reading

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Agnew Discusses Politics of Water: Lecture Addresses Importance of Political Participation

By Alec Bergerson At a lecture called ‘Rethinking the World’s Water Problem’ last Thursday, Dr. John Agnew, professor of Geography and Italian at UCLA, discussed the relevance and political importance that water policy will have in the future. In his … Continue reading

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Internship Dinner Features Speakers

By Brooke Chatterton On November 13, the Career Services office will offer its annual Southwestern Stars Internship Dinner. In addition to dinner, the event has several speakers that will share their internship experiences and give internship tips, including student speakers … Continue reading

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Filmmaker to Speak

Mexican filmmaker and TV director María Fernanda “Mafer” Suárez De Garay will be on campus Tuesday to speak to students about her experiences as a female director in Mexico. The free talk will be held at 3 pm in the … Continue reading

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Georgetown Hosts Haunted Jail, ‘Boo Run’ for Benefit

By Hannah Steen This year, the Williamson County Brown Santa is entertaining residents of Georgetown and the surrounding areas with ‘Nightmare on Jail Hill’, a haunted house held in the old jail on the corner of 4th and Main Street. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Dinner to Raise Funds: Student Congress Plans Event to Replace Stolen Pennants

Planning is in progress for a Spaghetti Dinner to be held by Student Congress soon after Homecoming Weekend. The dinner will act as a fundraiser to replace the SU pennants and welcome signs that were stolen from Georgetown recently. Sophomore … Continue reading

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Homecoming Traffic Causes Parking Concerns Among Students

By Brooke Chatterton Homecoming events on campus begin next Friday, November 2. The influx of alumni prompts the question of how parking on campus will be handled with so many vehicles coming to campus. “Although we have visitor spots, the … Continue reading

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