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Spotlight: Sigma Nu Fraternity brothers allege their chapter denied a gay student a bid due to sexual expression

Spotlight: Sigma Nu Fraternity brothers allege their chapter denied a gay student a bid due to sexual expression

By Jordan Hulseberg, Rhodes College

November 12, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Two Rhodes College Sigma Nu brothers have alleged their fraternity chapter denied a gay student a bid due to his sexual expression during Spring Rush last academic year. The two, who spoke to The Sou’wester on the condition of their anonymity, will be referred to as Mr. Red and Mr. Black. They claimed...

2016 Homecoming King proposes to 2018 Homecoming Queen

2016 Homecoming King proposes to 2018 Homecoming Queen

By Madison White and Francisco Castro

November 7, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

At the 2018 Homecoming Football game on Oct. 20, the Tarleton State University family was witness to a special union that will live on as a heartwarming memory. Following the crowning of the Homecoming Court, Tarleton graduate Wacey Horton approached his girlfriend of almost four years and nominee for...

Will SCCC students vote in midterms?

Will SCCC students vote in midterms?

By Michelle Mattich, Seward County Community College

November 7, 2018


Filed under College Reporting, Midterm Elections

Young voters are not expected to cast their ballots en masse in the November midterm elections. Seward County Community College voters seem to be no different than the predictions. More than 30 percent of students surveyed on campus said they did not intend to vote on Nov. 6. The reasons for not vo...

Paletero brings Mexican summer classic to Liberal neighborhoods

Paletero brings Mexican summer classic to Liberal neighborhoods

By Alondra Trevizo, Seward County Community College

November 7, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

The triple-digits of summer leave most people wanting one thing — ice cream. Rather than a large ice cream truck playing a loop of catchy tunes, Liberal has paleteros ringing two small bells on a push cart selling traditional Mexican ice cream and sorbet bars.  They stop at parks, walk residential streets...

Name of student-owned boutique at the center of controversy

Name of student-owned boutique at the center of controversy

By Joseph Kamin, Tarleton State University

November 6, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Editor’s note: Last spring, The JTAC published a story from a Tarleton student, Brooke Adams, in an attempt to highlight the work she is doing as an entrepreneur as owner of The Spunky Squaw. During the editorial process, The JTAC staff was unaware of the racist origin of the word “squaw.” At ...

OPINION: Papa Gone; Papa John’s removal is more than just combating bigotry, it’s business

OPINION: Papa Gone; Papa John’s removal is more than just combating bigotry, it’s business

By Noah Meyer, University of North Florida

November 1, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

UNF President David Szymanski surprised many on Aug. 1 when he declared in a message to students that the campus Papa John’s would be closing its doors due to the racist comments of its now ousted founder, John Schnatter. Schnatter, who has been the public face of the company, has repeatedly entered...

Details on Mitchell’s shooting emerge

Details on Mitchell’s shooting emerge

By Kaitlyn Engen, Eastern Washington University

November 1, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

One small-town grocery store. One disorderly man with a knife. Three bullet holes in the wall. One dead body. Questions still linger as the  Washington State Patrol investigates the events of Sept. 3. Mitchell’s Harvest Foods employees, like Rebecca Pettingill, try to process what they witnesse...

Wheelchair basketball strives for inclusivity

Wheelchair basketball strives for inclusivity

By Taylor Newquist, Eastern Washington University

October 31, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

In Washington state, there is only one place where a para-athlete can attend college and play sports at the same time, and that is at EWU. The EWU coed wheelchair basketball club was founded last year, and is one of 10 collegiate programs of its kind in the nation, according to the National Wheelcha...

A one-on-one take with Democrats top five candidates

A one-on-one take with Democrats top five candidates

By Jessica May, Carly Kramer, Alan Vargas, and Hannah Lee

October 30, 2018


Filed under College Reporting, Midterm Elections

On the evening of Aug. 9, five Democratic candidates came together at Jacksonville University to talk about policies and what makes them unique in order to poll as the majority candidate in the upcoming primary election. Kristian Thomas, a broadcast journalism senior at Florida A&M University, w...

Sam McPherson leads by strong example, perseverance

Sam McPherson leads by strong example, perseverance

By Taylor Newquist, Eastern Washington University

October 30, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Running back Sam McPherson is a leader on and off the field. He aims to put people before himself, which has led him to be one of 169 football players nationally to be nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Student-athletes nominated for the award show dedication to community service and a des...

First gender-inclusive floor open to students

First gender-inclusive floor open to students

By Richard N Clark IV, Eastern Washington University

October 30, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

A gender-inclusive housing accommodation will find its home on the 10th floor of Dressler Hall starting fall 2018, despite the Trump administration revoking protection for transgender and gender-nonconforming students. Gender-inclusive housing is an option in which two or more students share a room and co...

UNF student returns to Chicago Pizza after the Jacksonville Landing Shooting

UNF student returns to Chicago Pizza after the Jacksonville Landing Shooting

By Steven Thompson, University of North Florida

October 26, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Chicago Pizza re-opened its restaurant at The Landing on Oct. 5 after being closed for more than a month following the mass shooting that left three people dead, including the alleged gunman. Traian Marginean was one of the first customers to walk inside Chicago Pizza after their doors opened. “Jacksonville...

Moving Onward and Forward

Moving Onward and Forward

By Michelle Mattich, Seward County Community College

October 23, 2018


Filed under College Reporting, Features

You never get used to cow blood, or being covered in it. My father assured me it was nothing and that my summer job slicing specialty cuts of meat was bearable. I took his word for it but boy, was I in for a surprise! Cow blood smells, the metallic odor was so bad eat any meat. Sometimes the blood...

Proposal calls for demolition of president’s home

Proposal calls for demolition of president’s home

By Cristhian Herrera, Texas A&M University-Commerce

October 18, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Located off Highway 24 is a two-story French provincial house built in 1968 at a cost of $55,000 that served as the university president’s home from 1968 until 2016. Various additions and renovations occurred in 1972 and 1999, totaling about $210,000. Today however, the home is vacant and is sched...

Sexual assault survivor speaks up at City College protest

Sexual assault survivor speaks up at City College protest

By Brian Mohler, San Diego City College

October 18, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Amy Arreaga. When City College student Rochelle O’Donnell Juarez announced at a recent protest that she was a victim of sexual assault, the crowd supported her, thanking her for her courage and saying “we’re here for you.” ...

Asylum: seeking education and status

Asylum: seeking education and status

By David Jenkins, Cerritos College

October 16, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Imagine for a moment living in five different countries before the age of 18. Prottyuth "Chapal" Barua doesn’t have to imagine it. From nation to nation, a young Barua was forced to follow her father’s job route, which leaped from Europe to Asia and finally, to North America. "Our first posting...

Dissecting the decisions behind and reactions to removing Papa John’s from campus

Dissecting the decisions behind and reactions to removing Papa John’s from campus

By Aisling Glocke, University of North Florida

October 16, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

On July 11, 2018, Forbes broke the news that Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter uttered the N-word during a conference call in May 2018. On the day the article was released, Schnatter himself announced his resignation as Chairman of Papa John’s. Nearly a month after the news broke, on Aug. 1, 2018, ...

New telescope allows for deeper research

New telescope allows for deeper research

By Todd Kleiboer, Texas A&M University-Commerce

October 15, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

A new, more powerful telescope was installed over the summer at the A&M-Commerce observatory, a project that had been years in the making for the astronomy department that will further student and faculty research. “Dr. [Matt] Wood, myself, and Dr. [Kurtis] Williams wrote a NSF [National Science ...

Goodyear Welcomes Wingfoot Three, Celebrates History

Goodyear Welcomes Wingfoot Three, Celebrates History

By Jake Herron, The University of Akron

October 15, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

During an already historic moment for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, which recently celebrated its 120th anniversary, the Akron-based Fortune 500 corporation welcomed Wingfoot Three to the company’s fleet of airships on Aug. 30, 2018. The new blimp was christened by record-breaking pilot Shae...

Two years after being raped, WSU student shares her story of why she didn’t report

Two years after being raped, WSU student shares her story of why she didn’t report

By Andrew Linnabary, Wichita State University

October 8, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Amid the ongoing political back and forth surrounding SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accusations of sexual assault during his time at prep school, one survivor of sexual assault at WSU shares her personal story of why she didn’t report. Warning: This story talks about rape and sexual assault to ...

Road to Change reaches Jacksonville: A discussion on guns, law enforcement, respect in the community

Road to Change reaches Jacksonville: A discussion on guns, law enforcement, respect in the community

By Sam Chaney and Alan Vargas

October 5, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

After 17 of their classmates and teachers were murdered in the Parkland mass shooting on Feb. 14, survivors and recent graduates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School decided to take the gun control debate into their own hands. By June 2018, only four months after a former student entered their halls...

Top chef

Top chef

By Alison Hernandez, Cerritos College

October 5, 2018


Filed under College Reporting, Showcase

For Philip Herrera, being a chef means creating food for all types of customers as well as making something that is both healthy and delicious -- and appealing to the eye. As an active student at Cerritos College, Herrera dreams of opening his own restaurant and catering to people of all sorts of...

A&M-Commerce alumnus sets record for indoor climbing

A&M-Commerce alumnus sets record for indoor climbing

By Joseph Miller, Texas A&M University-Commerce

October 5, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

A&M-Commerce alumnus Andrew Dahir unofficially set two Guinness World Records in indoor climbing Sept. 21. He started at 9 a.m., and less than two hours later Dahir set the record for greatest distance climbed on a climbing wall in one hour, climbing 928 meters in 51:56. This potential new mar...

Recent murders of Jacksonville transgender women sparks fear and anger in the community

Recent murders of Jacksonville transgender women sparks fear and anger in the community

By Sam Chaney, University of North Florida

October 4, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Amidst a month designated for celebrating diverse expressions of life, certain members of the LGBT community instead found themselves filled with fear for their safety by the end of June. While we are only halfway through the year of 2018, there have already been three transgender women shot and kill...

Explicit art

Explicit art

By Carlos Ruiz, Cerritos College

October 1, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Stand in front of Lisa Naranjo’s art and you’ll see a series filled with forced religion, abuse, strained relationships and the sexualization of women and another focused on fantasy and liberation from those ideas. While these ideals may seem complex, this art major at Cerritos College says these...

Nursing student goes viral with roadside tweet for drivers

Nursing student goes viral with roadside tweet for drivers

By Christian Aleman, Texas A&M University-Commerce

October 1, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

It seems like everyone is always scrolling endlessly on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and maybe even Facebook to catch the latest memes, videos, Vine compilation or whatever else might be trending.   However, few can say they have gone from commenting and sharing content created by others to being the focus...

‘Please tell me where my daughter is’

By Karen Liu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

July 25, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

For more than two months, Yingying Zhang’s family waits for answers in a dimly lit, one-story house day after day. The family sat on a set of couches facing away from the window in their rented Urbana home Thursday afternoon, looking at the otherwise empty living room during long moments of silen...

A psychological perspective on events in Parkland

A psychological perspective on events in Parkland

By Rebecca LiVigni, Saint Louis University

March 2, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Dr. Terri L. Weaver sat down with me to reflect on the recent tragic shooting that occurred Feb. 14 at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Rebecca:Tell me a little about your background and what your research interests are. Weaver:So, I am a professor of psychology here in St. Louis. I am a clinica...

Column: In-game promos are crowd killers, detrimental to Shockers’ home success

Column: In-game promos are crowd killers, detrimental to Shockers’ home success

By Evan Pflugradt, Wichita State University

January 29, 2018


Filed under College Reporting

Wednesday night I witnessed something quite rare: Wichita State losing at Koch Arena. In fact, it was only the second time in my three years at the university such a thing has happened. Before the Shockers dropped to Northern Iowa in 2015, they had won 43 home games consecutively; and that streak...

Column: Not protesting is what is really un-American

By Jason Green, University of Texas at El Paso

November 8, 2017


Filed under College Reporting

Almost one year ago today, I wrote a column about Colin Kaepernick and the stand – or knee – that he was taking in response to his perceived racial inequality and police brutality toward African-Americans in the United States. This was during the Obama administration. A year later, we are 10 months...

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