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CAB plans to entertain students during campus lockdown

CAB plans to entertain students during campus lockdown

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 causing a global pandemic, there have been numerous changes to student life on campus. Changes include the lock down of buildings across campus, face-to-face classes shifting online, on-campus dining options limited to take out only and student groups not being able to me...

Columbia Theatre to suspend all operations

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts closed its doors to the public on March 18 following Governor John Bel Edwards' announcement on March 16 to shut down public schools, casinos and theatres.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2020

Following Gov. John Bel Edwards’ press conference on March 16, public schools, casinos and movie theaters all across Louisiana have closed.  As of March 18, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts has also closed its doors to the public.  With the Columbia Theatre’s closure, questions about the previously upcoming shows have ...

Keeping up with Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher

Janine Hatcher, Miss Southeastern 2020, is halfway through the first semester of her reign. Pictured is Hatcher with her family backstage after being crowned at the pageant on Nov. 22.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2020

On Nov. 22, Janine Hatcher was crowned Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020. A tradition dating back to the 1970s, Miss Southeastern is an important fixture on campus. She represents all things green and gold everywhere she goes.  Hatcher launched her reign as Miss SLU on Jan. 22 with the ...

Manchac Live will be replaced online by Manchac Writing Month

Students gather in the university’s Writing Center to share work and practice their skills. Some of their work is published in the Manchac Review and can be showcased at Manchac Live.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2020

Manchac Live will be replaced by Manchac Writing Month. Each semester, students are able to showcase their talents of writing and singing through Manchac Live, a series of open mic events hosted by the university’s English department. This year’s Manchac Live was scheduled for Thursday, March 19 in D V...

Lecture series to celebrate Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, researchers Sarah Simms and Hayley Johnson presented their findings on the history of Japanese internment camps in Louisiana with a focus on Camp Livingston. Their research followed the stories of two families whose relatives experienced the conditions of the camp.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

The department of history and political science is hosting a series of lectures throughout March to celebrate Women’s History Month. Held in the Student Union Theatre, the series consists of four lectures. The first lecture, “Louisiana’s Hidden History of Japanese Internment,” was presented...

Organizational Spotlight: Phi Beta Lambda

Organizational Spotlight:  Phi Beta Lambda

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

Phi Beta Lambda, Future Business Leaders of America, is an on-campus organization for students interested in pursuing a career in business. The organization provides opportunities for students to network and get involved with professionals in the industry. Chelsey Blank, president of PBL, explained t...

Lions LEAD Retreat to cultivate students’ skills

Lions LEAD Retreat to cultivate students’ skills

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

The university is offering a retreat for all students to come together and learn about leadership development. The Lions LEAD Retreat is an annual leadership conference designed to equip students with the tools they need to become an effective leader. For those looking to enhance their leadership skill...

Dance company prepares for spring performance

Dance Performance Project is the departmental dance company within the university’s Contemporary Dance Program. Members of DPP must audition each semester and enroll in the company class as well as a technique class.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Dance Performance Project, a dance company housed in the Department of Music and Performing Arts, will be presenting their first performance of the semester. The company’s performance titled “Voices of the Planet: 2020,” will take place on March 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre. A...

Young artist opening exhibition brings hundreds of guests

Two art teachers of Tangipahoa Parish view a three dimensional sculpture at the annual Young Artist Exhibition. The artwork will be on display until March 27.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2020

The Hammond Regional Arts Center experienced one of their most attended opening exhibitions as people gathered to see the work of local young artists. As part of an annual tradition for National Youth Art Month, the HRAC opened the Young Artist Exhibition to the public on March 6 from 5-8 p.m. Friends,...

Gallery exhibits art majors

Students examine pieces featured in the 2018 Student Exhibition. This year, the traditional student exhibition will return after a one-year absence.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

After its absence last spring, the department of Visual Art and Design will once again host the Student Exhibition. The 2020 Visual Art and Design Student Exhibition will take place in the Contemporary Art Gallery from March 12 to April 9. The exhibition will be a juried showcase of the department...

Holi: Festival of colors

Nepalese students play Holi in front of the Pennington Student Activity Center. Holi is a festival of colors celebrated in South Asian countries like Nepal and India. Nepalese Students Association at Southeastern organizes Holi annually during spring semester.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

A group of international students are bringing the colors and traditions of the Holi Festival to the university. The Nepalese Student Association at Southeastern is hosting a celebration in honor of the Holi Festival on Saturday, March 7. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the office of...

Jack Wright brings Neil Diamond tribute to Columbia

“The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond” will take place on March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

In celebration of an award-winning singer-songwriter and actor, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will showcase “The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond.” Taking place on March 6 at 7:30 p.m., the show is a multimedia experience that pays homage to Neil Diamond’s legacy. Jack Wright,...

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