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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 ...

Columbia Theatre introduces virtual talent competition

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is introducing the first Columbia Famous Talent Contest that will be held virtually.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2020

In accordance with the Stay-at-Home order put in place by Gov. John Bel Edwards, all non-essential businesses, including theatres, are closed to the public until further notice. Hammond’s own Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts has closed its doors, but it is still finding ways to keep the...

University taking advantage of empty campus with spring cleaning

University taking advantage of empty campus with spring cleaning

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

With the university closed and the majority of students moved out, spring cleaning has come early for the university’s janitorial staff. On March 18, the university switched to 100% online classes. Since then, a majority of students have left on-campus housing, and all on-campus restaurants have...

REC working towards at-home workouts for students

Participants exercise during the “Barre” group fitness class. “Yoga Flow,” “Silver Sneakers,” Tai Chi and Zumba are among the group fitness classes offered by the Pennington Student Activity Center that have been put on hold during the pandemic.

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

The closure of all gyms and athletic clubs has impacted the activity level of students and faculty. The University’s Recreational Sports and Wellness Department offers university students full access to the Pennington Student Activity Center. The facility, also known as the REC, is one of the fitn...

Lions 4 Lions dedicated to the conservation of endangered species

Lions 4 Lions began as a student organization in Spring 2020. The club is dedicated to raising awareness and money for endangered species in the wild.

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2020

Lions 4 Lions, a club dedicated to spreading awareness of the declining lion population in East Africa, was established on campus at the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester. Students in an Anthropology 410 class came together to create the conservation club after hearing about the Ruaha Carnivore ...

A music professor’s take on the transition to online

Music courses have had major changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All music majors are required to give a performance
every semester for their final grade, but due to the cancellation of school, all spring performances have been cancelled.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Throughout the university, COVID-19 has affected school life and the routine of most classes. Music professors, specifically, have had to make drastic changes during the transition to online classes. Daniel Cassin, lecturer of cello, discussed the changes he has made to his music courses. “I...

Recitals for music majors cancelled for semester

Music majors are required to have recitals as a part of their curriculum. Due to the transition to online classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, all performances have been cancelled.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

Following the procedures put in place by the university, all recitals for music majors will be postponed for the remainder of the spring semester. Jeffrey Wright, department head of music and performing arts, stated that the recitals are not being replaced with any sort of broadcasted performance. “No ...

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