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Veterans share the importance of Veteran’s Day

Veterans share the importance of Veteran’s Day

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

Veterans Day is a day for giving thanks to those who have served in the military and have fought for America’s freedom.  Margaret Gonzalez-Perez, a political science professor, explained the significance of Veterans Day. “Veterans Day is important because it is a reminder to us that brave men and wome...

A galaxy far away comes to the Columbia Theatre

A galaxy far away comes to the Columbia Theatre

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

One-man Star Wars trilogy brings in a crowd of old and new fans with one person performing all the roles of the first three movies.  Chalres Ross, a comedian and Star Wars fan, held a one-man Star Wars trilogy Nov. 7 at the Columbia Theater.  Since 2002, Ross has been performing his one-man Star Wa...

Culture Shocks provides a platform for students’ talents

Culture Shocks provides a platform for students’ talents

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

The 9th annual Culture Shock talent show was hosted in the Student Union Ballroom on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Presented by Project PULL, the event showcased the talents of students and alumni. The event’s acts featured dancing, rapping, singing and spoken word.  Coordinator of Project PULL Kalynne Morr...

Mr. Green and Gold crowned in annual AST fundraiser

Mr. Green and Gold crowned in annual AST fundraiser

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Tyler Hoskins, a junior biological science major, was crowned this year’s Mr. Green and Gold in Alpha Sigma Tau’s annual fundraising pageant. The sorority hosted the pageant on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. “It feels amazing,” shared Hoskins. “I honestly deci...

Durand Jones and the Indications perform at Columbia Theatre

Durand Jones and the Indications perform at Columbia Theatre

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Durand Jones, a university alumnus, recently returned to Hammond after touring internationally  with his band, Durand Jones and the Indications. The band performed on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on the March 29, 2019 show. The band continued to tour around the U.S. before taking off for a European to...

Music majors elaborate on the importance of practicing

Music majors elaborate on the importance of practicing

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

Aside from taking usual classes, music majors also need to make time for performances, practices and recitals. Not all college students are aware of the level of practice and dedication that accompanies a music major on the path to earning a degree. Logan Bergeron, a junior music major, explained...

Durand Jones returns to Hammond

Durand Jones returns to Hammond

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2019

Durand Jones and the Indications performed at the Columbia Theatre on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. after returning from an international tour.  The band performed a combination of their own original music as well as covers of other songs that suit the band’s soulful music style. While on tour, the band...

A musical melting pot: Louisiana’s original art form

A musical melting pot: Louisiana’s original art form

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

Jazz music has been a part of Louisiana’s culture for over a century. Although the first jazz groups originated in New Orleans, there were many different musical influences from other regions of the world that helped create jazz as it is today. Michael Brothers, director of jazz and percussion...

Overcoming stage fright: The actors’ perspectives

Overcoming stage fright: The actors’ perspectives

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

Some students find it difficult to get in front of their classmates and present material, but the Communication 210 and 211 courses are required general education courses for almost all university students. Alpha Psi Omega is a theatre honor society created to acknowledge those with accomplishments...

U.S. Army Field Jazz Band tells the story of WWII

U.S. Army Field Jazz Band tells the story of WWII

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts brought together music and army sentiments through a live jazz performance. The Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band is a jazz orchestra consisting of 19 members that performed at the Columbia Theatre on Oct. 27. The jazz band’s show, titled...

Columbia features Romantic-era composers through the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Columbia features Romantic-era composers through the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2019

The walls of a Hammond theater echoed the works of two German composers this fall. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performed “Romantic German Masters” at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 25 starting at 7:30 p.m.  Under the direction of Gemma New, a New Zealand-born...

OSE host a new opportunity for students to resolve conflicts

OSE host a new opportunity for students to resolve conflicts

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2019

The Multicultural and International Student Affairs will be providing a platform for students to discuss interracial issues. MISA will host an event titled “Courageous Conversations” on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.  “Courageous Conversations” will be held in the Pennington Student Activity Cent...