MAY 2010 Final Projects


SEU Adds Atheism Course in Fall 2010

In an attempt to provide a more diverse religious experience, SEU has added a "Perspectives in Atheism" course to be taught by Prof. Innes Mitchell. Hilltopper News' Ashley Hughes has more.


Pedophile Crisis Still Stalks the Catholic Church

Recent allegations that the church has shielded pedophile priests in several countries has rocked the Holy See. Hilltopper News' Matthew Kerwin examines what the church needs to do to regain its moral authority.


Brothers Under Christ Holds Recruitment in San Marcos

Brothers Under Christ (BYX) is a Christian men's campus organization. The organization has 25 chapters. Hilltopper News' Dan Shedd attended the groups annual recruitment event in San Marcos, Texas.



Hollywood Presents the Summer of the Sequel

Summer movie season has already begun. But with titles like Ironman 2, Sex and the City 2, and Toy Story 3 topping the movie release, Hilltopper News' Ginger Grossman examines the summer of the sequel.



Austin Music Foundation Seeks to 'Fuel' the Local Music Scene

Since its inception in 2002, the Austin Music Foundation has been supporting local music with programs and education. Hilltopper News' Alex Bruno reports.



Since 1984, Austin Has Been Batty for Bats

When the renovation of Congress Avenue Bridge was completed in 1984, unexpected guests in the form of millions of Mexican free-tailed bats moved in. Not only have Austinites made their peace with the bats, they have become a symbol of local pride.


SEU Begins Permanent Study Abroad Classes in France

Communications Professor Lori Peterson is getting ready to teach at SEU's sister campus in Angers France. Hilltopper News reporter Mackenzie Jenkins has more.



SEU Students Plan for a Busy but Relaxing Summer

From summer school, summer jobs and summer vacations, SEU students are keeping busy before the Fall Semester. Hilltopper News' Wendy Cawthon reports.




April 2010 Podcasts


Graduating Students Face Uncertain Job Market

The dismal job market facing this year's graduating class has some contemplating their future. Hilltopper News Reporter Mackenzie Jenkins reports.


Students Affected by New Healthcare Reform

The healthcare reform signed into law by President Barack Obama will allow students to be covered under their parents insurance until age 26. Hilltopper News' Wendy Cawthon has more.


SEU Indoor Soccer League Underway

Intramural Indoor Soccer at SEU can be "aggressive" say league officials. Hilltopper News Reporter Kasey Harlos reports.


SEU Pitcher Brightest Spot in Inconsistent Hilltopper Baseball
Sophomore Jeff Rohrbach has pitching numbers that are an SEU brightspot. He says the team is hitting better heading into conference tournament play. Hilltopper News Reporter Dan Shedd has this feature.


Ben Kweller SEU Appearance Benefits Red Cross

Hundreds of SEU students raised funds to benefit local Austin chapter in event sponsored by the University Programming Board. Hilltopper News Reporter Ginger Grossman reports.


Girl Talk Headlines 40 Acre Fest on UT Campus

Girl Talk returns to Austin for a free concert following last year's successful ACL appearance. Hilltopper News reporter Alex Bruno has the story.


SEU Meal Plan Policy Remains Unpopular

Commuting students remain displeased by SEU's mandatory meal plan. Hilltopper News reporter Matthew Kerwin has the story.




March 2010 Podcasts


SEU Police Officer Arrested in Off-Campus Incident

Brandon Gilroy was a 23-year old SEU officer arrested February 9 in a "peeping tom" incident at a Macy's department store. Hilltopper News reporter Ashley Hughes has the story.


Texting While Driving Ban Includes GPS use of Smartphones

Austin's ban on texting while driving is meant to increase safety. But many may not know that using apps like a GPS locator on a smartphone is also part of the ban. Hilltopper News' Wendy Cawthon reports.


'Strawberry Jam' Seeks Funky Niche in Austin Music Scene

Strawberry Jam is comprised of Texas A&M students from College Station. Hilltopper News reporter Alex Bruno has the story.