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What I remember about 2018

What I remember about 2018

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Some events that took place in 2018 were heartbreaking while others were record breaking. One huge thing that stuck out to me this year was the Fortnite outbreak. The video game that can be downloaded for free shattered records all across the globe and leaped into fame in the early months of 2018....

Why you should not judge a book by its cover

Why you should not judge a book by its cover

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Have you ever seen an advertisement and wondered what was actually being advertised? The man with six-pack abs, or the hotel in the background? The tall and slender looking women wearing revealing clothes or the glass of wine that she is drinking? With media being very influential in the modern world,...

Winters entangled in the art of acting since childhood

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Driven as a young boy towards the field of acting, Instructor of Acting and Directing Chad Winters started teaching at the university in 2007. He had a passion for acting within him and a vision to aid students in developing their talents. According to Winters, he does not come from a musical background...

The Hammond ballet magic on and off stage

The Hammond ballet magic on and off stage

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

According to Executive Director of the Columbia Theatre Roy Blackwood, “The Nutcracker” is the most popular production that the theatre shows. This year, the classic tale is back and will be performed Dec. 7-8 at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre.  Blackwood, who is accustomed to tickets for this Hamm...

The life of Roomie the Lion

The life of Roomie the Lion

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

The university’s mascot prowls the grounds of home games and campus social events. Roomie the Lion has been the name of the university mascot since 1964 and is named after former biology professor, alumnus and student-athlete Hollis “Roomie” Wilson. Although it has been decades since the university...

Wrapping up the fall sports for 2018

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Football, cross country, soccer and volleyball concluded their seasons this semester.  The football team wrapped up its season, finishing ninth in the Southland Conference with a 4-7 record. Football Head Coach Frank Scelfo discussed his team’s performance this season. “We did a lot of things ...

Lady Lions lose win streak at home

Lady Lions lose win streak at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

The Lady Lions basketball team lost its second home game of the season 59-47 against Xavier University of Louisiana. The loss ended the Lady Lions' four game win streak on Nov. 30 in the University Center. Head Coach Ayla Guzzardo shared her thoughts on the loss. "We couldn't put the ball in...

Fundraising with dogs

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences hosted its first "Canines and Cupcakes" to raise money for educational activities and provide a stress relief. "Canines and Cupcakes" was held on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Kinesiology Building. Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences...

A holiday parade brings the community together

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

The "Rotary Club of Hammond 60th Annual Christmas Parade" included over 53 parties throwing beads, candy, stuffed animals, toys and more to onlookers along the parade route. The lineup included fire engines, Christmas floats, marching bands, cheerleaders, baton twirlers, horses and Santa in a red...

Crowning Chelsey

Crowning  Chelsey

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018

Every year, the university chooses its new ambassador as Miss Southeastern and awards her with golden roses, the local Miss America crown, an opportunity to compete in the Miss Louisiana Pageant and recognition in various events on campus. The title holder is also awarded one year’s tuition, $1000...

Theatre and self-reflection in one exhibition room

Theatre and self-reflection in one exhibition room

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018

Senior art majors got the opportunity to showcase artworks of their choice while fulfilling a requirement for their degree. The Department of Visual Art and Design held the opening reception for its “Fall 2018 Senior Exhibition” on Nov. 20 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Art Gallery. The...

The final countdown to finals

The final countdown to finals

Noah Smith, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018

The most stressful time of the semester has arrived. The countdown to the finals is almost over and students are burying themselves in notes, flashcards and presentation slides. The only ray of hope is the month long winter vacation that gives students time to ready themselves for the spring semester. Many...