Category Archives: Editorial & Professional Opinions

This is where Megaphone editors, as well as professors and staff members of Southwestern share their opinion.

Good Sportsmanship: A Rarity, But it Exists

What is the place of sportsmanship in our culture today? We all were required to participate in some form of sports from a young age, in P.E. class, if nothing else. Continue reading

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Farmville: Cash Cow of a Distraction

For those who never played it, FarmVille is a game where you farm, harvest vegetables and apparently find cattle that wander onto your farm. Continue reading

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Texting Has Merits

OMG. R U GOING TO THE PRTY TONITE? ;) Continue reading

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Environmentalism Versus User Friendliness

And yes, I do believe the new to go boxes are inferior than the old styrofoam. Continue reading

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Facebook: Good Tool to Retain Relationships

Okay, so there’s a study that says that Facebook ruins relationships because it replaces the medium of being there with an actual person with textual communication over the internet. What complete and total crock. Continue reading

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Four Years Later, I Learned Something

Southwestern has made an impression on me. Its white buildings and green lawns and passionate professors have become sort of a comfort zone to me these last few weeks as I meander my way into life after SU. Continue reading

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The Web Editor, He Speaks!

Written by Lane Hill Megaphone Web Editor Most of you don’t know me because the writers do not interact with me much/at all. But that’s okay. Here I am. This little part of the Staff Blog is going to be … Continue reading

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Why Humphrey Bogart is important in the current economic meltdown

By Vickie Valadez Backpage and Copy Editor Happy belated Valentine‚Äôs Day. Hope your day of couple cuddliness/single awareness/intentional dismissal of Saturday was a success. I am excited to write for you, readers in internet land! I am excited about sharing … Continue reading

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Positive Side of SUPD

Written by Joshua A. Hughes Editor-At-Large I vividly remember my first encounter with SUPD. It was in the fall of my first year at Southwestern, and I had just parked outside of Mabee after a late-night trip to get Jack-in-the-Box … Continue reading

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Professor Juhl Responds to Hughes’s “Study Uncovers Pay Equalities”

Written by Kathleen Juhl [Link to the Original Article: Study Uncovers Pay Inequalities] Dear Joshua, I am not surprised at all by this disparity. In these financially difficult times, I hope the university will prioritize pay equity and pay raises … Continue reading

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Dr. McClendon Responds to Hughes’s “Study Uncovers Pay Inequalities”

Written by Dr. Thomas McClendon [Link to the Original Article: Study Uncovers Pay Inequalities] This is a serious problem that should be addressed as fairly and as quickly as possible. Perhaps if senior staff whose salaries exceed $150,000 per year … Continue reading

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Dr. Selbin Responds to Hughes’s “Study Uncovers Pay Equalities”

Written by Dr. Eric Selbin [Link to the Original Article: Study Uncovers Pay Inequalities] I would simply note that whatever artifacts contributed to this deplorable situation, it would seem clear and compelling what should be done to rectify this–the University … Continue reading

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