Category Archives: News

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

King Encourages Pirates to Dream Big

By Steven Jones Before graduating Southwestern University in 1993, W. Joseph “Joey” King devised a project for analyzing people’s facial expressions while they interacted with computers. His project, funded by a variety of supporters, became the springboard for his career. … Continue reading

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Stuco Rent-A-Car

Throughout this academic year, Student Congress has been working to provide better public transit options for students through a new ad-hoc committee, the Public Transit Initiative. The most recent plan of action is the “WeCar” Plan from Enterprise, a program … Continue reading

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Operation Achievement All-Campus Day

By Arianna Haradon On April 11, Southwestern’s Operation Achievement hosted “All-Campus Day”, which brought a large group of middle school students to the university. “Operation Achievement is a mentoring program that partners local middle school students with Southwestern students for … Continue reading

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Shack-A-Thon

By Arianna Haradon Shack-A-Thon is an annual event held by Southwestern’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity. This year’s event will be on April 13 and 14 on the Mall. Although there is a small entry fee, all proceeds go to … Continue reading

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SU Natives Powwow

By Joana Moreno This weekend is a full of exciting things to explore. On Saturday, April 14th, from 11AM to 9PM   SU Native will be hosting its 8th Annual Pow-Wow in the Robertson Center A typical pow-wow is social gathering … Continue reading

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The Big Event Recap

By Kylie Chesser Last Saturday began a new tradition on campus as The Big Event kicked off for the first time, an effort by SUSTAIN and Executive Director David Boutte to bring together the school and the surrounding business community. … Continue reading

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Composting in the cafeteria

By Sadie Pass Recently, a group of Southwestern students have joined together to make a difference on campus; they have instated a plan to make the University a composting friendly place. In the Commons students areencouraged to scrape their raw … Continue reading

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Clusterfest Ping Pong Drop

By Arianna Haradon On March 2, Southwestern students gathered in the Bishops Lounge to await the announcement of the 2012 Clusterfest lineup. Accompanying the lineup announcement was the seventh annual Ping Pong Drop.   Clusterfest is Southwestern’s spring music festival. … Continue reading

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Woman’s Soccer to travel to England

  By Arianna Haradon Over Spring Break 2012, Southwestern’s women’s soccer players will travel to England as a team. “We will be doing a number of things… from touring, to watching professional soccer, to working with the trainers in the … Continue reading

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Smith Library Center adds classes

By Areli Gutierrez The Smith Library Center recently started offering a small series of classes in a series titles “The Librarian is IN”. These 20-30 minute classes focus on a variety of different librarytopics designed to teach students how to … Continue reading

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Empty Bowls Project Lunch

By Joana Moreno This year’s Brown Symposium ended last Tuesday with the Empty Bowls Project Lunch, an event that not only filled stomachs with soup but helped the community in need. The Empty Bowl Project is a movement in which … Continue reading

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Shilling Series to Host Thomas Friedman

Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and bestselling author Thomas Friedman will be com- ing to campus Feb. 28 as part of the Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture Series. The Shilling Lecture Series brings in well-known figures from a variety of fields to … Continue reading

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