The Honor Code: Outdated or Not?

Written by Mariah Arispe
Megaphone Staff Writer

“I have neither given nor received aid on this examination nor have I seen anyone else do so.”

Sound familiar? It should because that is what we are told, if not required, to put on every test, major paper, research project, quiz and homework assignment that we turn in. Some professors are somewhat relaxed about the enforcement of the Honor Code while others are quite strict and expect those words, verbatim, to show up on everything turned into them.

Since I have been at Southwestern, I have had an on-going inner conflict with the Honor Code. On one hand, I think putting the Honor Pledge on my paper signifies my honesty and dignity for work I put time and energy into. On the other hand, I think there is incorrect, irrelevant and outdated language within it. Continue reading

Lacrosse Seasons Look Promising

Written by Sam Marsh
Megaphone Staff Writer

This has been a busy week for the Bucs’ Lacrosse team. In the thickest part of the season, there isn’t much rest, but the Bucs are thriving. On Tuesday, they faced the Westminister Griffins, the top-ranked team in the nation.

At the final whistle, the score was 9-5 for the Griffins, but there was celebrating in Georgetown. For the 12th-ranked team to hold the top team to nine points was completely unexpected. The Bucs shut down the Griffins’ offense and stayed close in almost every statistical category.

At the end of the first half, the score was only 3-2, and spirits were high by the Bucs bench. Sophomore Connor Hanrahan had an amazing game, earning the game ball. The midfielders came into their own throughout the course of the game, working well on both ends of the field, as well as in transition. Continue reading

Season Four of Project Runway Boasts Its Fiercest Catwalk Show Yet

Written by Kassie Juenke
Megaphone Staff Writer

As season four of America’s Next Top Model comes to an end, fans tune in Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. to see who will be “in” and who will be “out.” The season started with 15 designers competing for the coveted runway shows at New York Fashion Week in Bryant Park and, of course, the $10,000 in cash.

While fans can’t deny the talent has increased this season, they feel the competitions have become boring. It’s often commented on the Project Runway fan-page “a lot of the designers already have established careers,” but “it’s boring and repetitive.”

Each season we tune in for the judges: supermodel Heidi Klum, top women’s and men’s wear designer Michael Kors and Elle magazine Fashion Director Nina Garcia.
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