Category Archives: News

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

IT’S PRIMARY SEASON Registration information for students planning to vote in the primaries:

Pending a federal court decision, the date for the Texas primary election is set for April 3. The primary is open to voters even if they are not registered members of the Republican Party. However, students who plan on voting … Continue reading

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Speaker Gives Lecture on Forced Sterilization

At the beginning of his talk, guest speaker Eli Clare remarked that he would be speaking about a grim piece of history. Eli’s lecture, titled “Yearning Towards Carrie Buck,” was the story of Carrie Buck, a poor white woman who was sentenced … Continue reading

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Opportunities with the Austin Bat Cave

Dave Eggers’ recent visit to Southwestern for the annual Writer’s Voice provided a night of storytelling and inspiration to the importance of how we communicate with one another. Eggers’ presentation addressed an interest that many in the Southwestern community hold … Continue reading

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Casino Night

Students can enjoy a night of gambling without the fear of losing big on Dec. 2. Casino Night will take place that night at 9 p.m. in the Bishops Lounge. There is no fee for entrance, and students automatically receive … Continue reading

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Exhibit Fuses Art and Technology

The art exhibition Full Circle celebrates the intertwining of art and technology using rapid prototyping and its evolution from 2003 to the present. “Full Circle started for me in the 1990s when I started working with a computer,” artist and professor Mary … Continue reading

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Students Utilize Extra Funding Source

There are several funds and grants that students can obtain to help fund creative projects, activities, events, trips, and other academic endeavors. Some of these include Community Chest, Emergency Funding, King Creativity Fund, and the McMichael Student Experience Enrichment Fund. … Continue reading

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Students Address Council

This week, a group of concerned students lead by junior Colin Berr gave presentations to the campus community and to the Georgetown City Council concerning the lack of public transportation in Georgetown. Berr was motivated to form the organization “S.U. … Continue reading

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Wizard World hosts Austin Comic Con: Convention Returns for Second Year, Showcases Art, Pop Culture

Austin Comic Con, hosted by Wizard World, returns to the Austin Convention Center for the second year in a row November 11 to November 13. The name ‘Comic Con’ is often associated with San Diego Comic-Con International, the most well-known … Continue reading

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SU Splash! Offers Students Opportunity to Share Passions

SU Splash! allows students to share their passions with participants from local high schools by teaching interactive classes on whatever interesting subject they can come up with. Splash! is a day-long program that aims to change perspectives, builds relationships, and … Continue reading

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Dave Eggers

When Dave Eggers co-founded 826 Valencia, a tutoring center in San Francisco, he alsohelped to start a business, one specializing in goods fit for Captain Reuter: a pirate supply store. The honored guest for this years The Writer’s Voice, Eggers … Continue reading

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THE CHALLENGE

THE CHALLENGE, an event sponsored by Students for Environmental Activism and Knowledge (SEAK), will take place at 5:30 p.m. on the mall today. “The purpose of the event is to raise awareness around issues related to composting andrecycling,” sophomore Joey … Continue reading

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