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Lynx to the Past

Sep 24, 2022

In 1916, Clarence Saunders boasted to the Commercial Appeal, “Piggly Wiggly will be born not with a silver spoon in his mouth, but with a workshirt on his back.”  This scrappy attitude probably appealed to President Charles Diehl who worked just as tirelessly to birth a college in Memphis.

In honor of Rhodes History...

Sep 12, 2022

If you have listened to our episode titled Rocky Rhodes, then you know that we here at Lynx to the Past love gothic revival. The gothic revival movement brought about a resurgence in medieval-style castles and cathedrals, and it served as one of the catalysts for the very first renaissance faire, held in California in...

Jun 13, 2022

Over the years, Rhodes has sometimes been nicknamed“Zoo U”, most likely because of our proximity to the Memphis Zoo. On this episode of Lynx to the Past, Kenan Padgett and Maggie Kreis recount stories of all the creatures that have called the campus home over the years—from the cute and fluffy to the extinct and...

Apr 19, 2022

On a Very Special Episode of Lynx to the Past: Rhodes Madness!

In the spirit of March Madness, Maggie has created a bracket of fun facts about the past presidents of Rhodes. 

Caitlin and Kenan will team up to choose who they believe deserves the title of “The Most Interesting President”.

Featuring: Maggie Kreis...

Feb 22, 2022

Content Warning: this episode contains mild language and brief mention of eating disorders and sexual assault.

On this episode of Lynx to the Past, Kenan Padgett and Maggie Kreis talk to the minds behind the Rat’s Ass, a campus zine published in the 90’s, and dig into the origins and purpose of zines.

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