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At-home photography trends rise in popularity

Freshman marketing major, Abby Cramond, partakes in an at-home photo shoot trend, taking photos with her mirror outside.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2020

Across various social media platforms, at-home photography trends have been gaining traction amongst users. Even in the midst of quarantine, the mundanity of staying inside every day is not enough to stifle students’ creativity. The trends encourage users to get creative with their surroundings...

University student uses TikTok as a platform to make a difference

The app, TikTok, has become one of the most used apps in 2020. Featured is Charli D'Amelio, TikTok's #1 most popular user.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2020

Over the past year, TikTok has become one of the fastest-growing social media platforms across the globe. The app allows people from around the world to make and share 60-second videos with one another for entertainment. Users are known to have a variety of content, ranging from creating dances to...

Theatre students and faculty adjust to online learning

Students appear on stage during a rehearsal of “Three Sisters” in November 2019. Theatre faculty and students have addressed the difficulties of online learning, but they have adapted to the circumstances and explored alternative tactics such as video performances and more in-depth script analysis.

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2020

Since some classes require both in-person and hands-on interaction, many teachers have found it difficult to teach in an online setting. The mid-semester switch from face-to-face classes has proven to be a challenge for theatre students and faculty. Acting teachers have adapted their coursework to...

Lions’ Literacy Story Time brings young readers online

Lions’ Literacy Story Time brings young readers online

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

Early childhood education majors are usually preparing activities for young children at an annual day-long Learning Centers Fair during this time of the year. This semester, students enrolled in ECE 420 have been contributing to a new project instead: a YouTube channel called “Lions’ Literacy St...

Remembering Grammy-winning American cellist, Lynn Harrell

Harrell poses with university students after a masterclass in Daniel Cassin's studio.

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

On Monday, April 27, Lynn Harrell, an American cellist, passed away. Over the course of his nearly six-decade career, Harrell performed and instructed internationally. In addition to two Grammy Awards for Best Chamber Music Performance, he was awarded the inaugural Avery Fisher Prize and the Piatigorsky Awar...

HRAC takes initiative with new online projects

The Hammond Regional Arts Center has instituted several projects to keep people creative at home, including #ChalktheWalkTangi. Locals can submit photo chalk art to HRAC to be featured on their social media.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

With a pandemic that has caused several businesses to close their doors, many people have been deprived of their chance to enjoy the arts. Businesses might be closed, but that has not stopped the Hammond Regional Arts Center from sharing art and providing entertainment for the community. The HRAC is u...

Southeastern Channel students win Associated Press awards

Southeastern Channel students win Associated Press awards

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2020

As the semester comes to a close, the Associated Press  announced winners of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press College Broadcasters Awards. The awards are normally presented to students at the annual APCB Awards ceremony, but due to COVID-19, they were announced through email on Friday, Ap...

Photographer supports local businesses through Front Porch Project

The Hollywood family, Elsbet Smith Hollywood and her two sons, is captured by Kali Norton Photography for the #FrontPorchProject.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2020

Photographer Kali Norton is not letting COVID-19 stop her from shedding light on the Hammond community.  Norton has partnered with the Hammond Downtown Development District to create the #FrontPorchProject. Kali Norton Photography offered free front porch sessions in Hammond to support small local...

Tangipahoa Animal Shelter adjusts to lockdown lifestyle

Tangipahoa Animal Shelter adjusts to lockdown lifestyle

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2020

The animals at the Tangipahoa Parish Animal Services are also experiencing the cons of being on lockdown. Just like every other business, the local shelter has reevaluated its protocol and everyday routine due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Changes have been made outside of the shelter in reference to ...

Chinese 101 to be offered in the 2020 fall semester

Chinese 101 is now available for students to take in the fall 2020 semester.  This will be the first time the course is offered.  Additional courses Chinese 102 and Chinese 314 will also be available in the future.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2020

During the upcoming fall semester, the university will offer Elementary Mandarin Chinese 101 for the first time. Chinese 101 is the first of two sequential courses that are designed to provide an overall proficiency in the language. Chinese 102 will be offered at a future date. Lucia Harrison, head of ...

Mentors start social media photo contest

Mentors start social media photo contest

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2020

Project P.U.L.L., a mentoring program aimed to enhance the educational experience of first-year students of color, has started a photo contest on their Instagram page @ProjectPull. The photo contest, Project Takeover, was created after the Project P.U.L.L. leadership team decided to help alleviate str...

Ring Ceremony date still not set in stone

The ring ceremony is a tradition that celebrates a graduating student's accomplishments. Now that classes are online, the ceremony may have to be conducted virtually.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

The Southeastern Ring is a symbolic item that represents a student’s four or more years of hard work. Due to the university’s closure, however, graduating seniors and family members may be concerned about the Ring Ceremony and how it will be held. Michelle Biggs, executive director of alumni ...

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