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Festivities at the 24th Annual Hot August Night

Festivities at the 24th Annual Hot August Night

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

Food, music and vendors connect families and friends during the annual “Hot August Night” event in Hammond. The Downtown Development District is hosting the 24th “Hot August Night” on Friday, Aug. 23 and will showcase numerous businesses and artists from the area. “We’ll have f...

Miranda Matise: Fighting through the silence

Miranda Matise: Fighting through the silence

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2019

An enchanting melody, the laughter of a child, sweet nothings from a loved one: all beautiful sounds often taken for granted, but for sophomore communication sciences and disorders major Miranda Matise, who started losing her hearing at the age of 13, these precious sounds are fleeting. “I have...

Finding tailgate attire

Finding tailgate attire

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

The fall semester begins Aug. 21, and with football season hot on its heels, preparation for tailgating is key. Tailgating season has numerous aspects to it, such as hanging out with friends, reconnecting with alumni, supporting one’s favorite team, and eating food. Regardless of the reason to attend,...

Lee’s Diner

Lee’s Diner

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

With its rich historical ties, Lee’s Diner has long been a fixture of Hammond’s culinary scene. The restaurant, which originally opened in 1963, has undergone significant changes in ownership throughout its lifetime. “It opened up as Ganus’ and stayed opened for a few years,” said Sam...

Opportunities in street dancing

Opportunities in street dancing

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

June 12, 2019

Inspiration can stem from a simple observation and grow into something much larger. Alumnus Steven Ban started street dancing 12 years ago when he was 16. When he arrived at high school before classes began, he noticed other students practicing and that sparked his interest in the art. “I started...

American Idol Competitor

American Idol Competitor

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019

A passion for singing led a student to Hollywood, California. Ashton Gill, a sophomore nursing major, auditioned for ABC’s competition singing program “American Idol” and got a golden ticket to Hollywood after getting a “Yes” from all three judges: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. Gill...

Miss Louisiana Preparation

Miss Louisiana Preparation

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2019

Once a year, some of the most beautiful and talented women across the state gather in West Monroe to compete for the title of Miss Louisiana. Since the 1970s, the university has sent a representative as Miss Southeastern Louisiana University, and this year Chelsey Blank, a junior accounting major, has...

‘Dracula’ actors honored at this year’s Vonnies

‘Dracula’ actors honored at this year’s Vonnies

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2019

Alpha Psi Omega celebrated the end of the season for their performances with an award ceremony. The Vonnies was held at the Vonnie Borden Theatre on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. where those associated with the theatre department and APO were recognized with awards. The university theater department perfrmed...

Community Music School displays young talent

Community Music School displays young talent

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

May 15, 2019

Young musicians competed for the opportunity to perform with an orchestra on stage. On May 11 at 11 a.m. in the Pottle Music Building, the Community Music School held its "Concerto Competition." "I am very impressed with all of the musicians who performed today," said Jivka Duke, director of the...

Southeastern names Winter as artistic director of the Columbia Theatre

Southeastern names Winter as artistic director of the Columbia Theatre

May 14, 2019

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has named James Winter as artistic director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The appointment stems from the retirement of Southeastern Professor of Art History Roy Blackwood, who has served in that capacity since 2011. “My sincere thanks a...

Musicians take their talent on the road

Musicians take their talent on the road

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019

Mobility is often a requirement for professional musicians. Those who center their career around music often go on tours, which require them to be away from their home for extended periods. Amanda Shaw, Cajun fiddler, singer and actress, shared how far she travels to perform for her fans. “I have performed ...

Tinsley to become a new student-centric hub

Tinsley to become a new student-centric hub

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019

Plans are underway to renovate Tinsley Hall into a student center of activity. The university administration will be expanding the Center for Student Excellence to the second floor of the hall, and provide a computer lab for students on the first floor. In addition to these efforts, the building that is o...