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The perception of art degrees

The perception of art degrees

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2019

While some may view art degrees as impractical, such an education may help develop problem solving, organization and communication skills. According to Dale Newkirk, head of the Department of Visual Art and Design, there are various career options to choose from with an art degree. Those options range...

A room can be a world of possibilities

A room can be a world of possibilities

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2019

Adding certain pieces to a living space can best represent a person's uniqueness and sense of style from modern to vintage. Whether through an accent wall with a fun print, an accent chair with a fluffy pillow, or a large potted plant in the corner, a living space can be modified to reflect a special...

Local band aspires to greatness

Local band aspires to greatness

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019

Ventruss, a band based in Baton Rouge, has been entertaining southeast Louisiana since early 2012. Debuting with the single “Locust,” the metal and hard rock group recently released a self-titled extended play. Ben Jewell, singer, Shawn Saizan, guitarist, Jesse Newman, guitarist, Steven Sessum ...

Selling art that holds a practical purpose

Selling art that holds a practical purpose

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019

A kitchen does not have to be filled with plastic cups and store-bought vases. Handmade mugs, jewelry, pots and plates serve a conventional purpose to consumers while upholding the artistic flair of any other artwork. Helene Fielder, owner and founder of Bumble Bee Pottery, sells teapots, platters, vase...

Rising artists showcase their projects

Rising artists showcase their projects

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2019

Artists in grades K-12 have their works on display in downtown Hammond. The Hammond Regional Arts Center held the opening reception for the "Young Artists Exhibition" on Friday, Mar. 8 from 5-8 p.m. Maureen Joyce, executive director of the HRAC, explained that students from surrounding elementary...

Spring concert showcases student talent

Spring concert showcases student talent

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2019

Members of the dance program displayed their artistic talents in a spring concert that addressed societal themes. The “Spring Dance/Movement Studies Concert” took place on Feb. 27-28 in the Vonnie Borden Theatre from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Keith "Skip" Costa, director of dance, shared that performances...

Krewe of Omega celebrates heritage and pride

Krewe of Omega celebrates heritage and pride

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

The Krewe of Omega, which began in 1986 by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, is a local social organization that strives to build friendships while celebrating Louisiana heritage and Tangipahoa Parish pride. Cathy Roberts has been a member of the Krewe of Omega for 13 years and recently started her...

Use clothing to create a brand and be presentable

Use clothing to create a brand and be presentable

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

People often use their clothes as a way to express and present themselves in a unique way. For some, fashion is a matter of convenience while others see it as an art form and make a living from fashion. E.L.I.T.E. Women, a women’s empowerment organization, promotes practicing fashion in the business...

Plan with creativity and flexibility

Plan with creativity and flexibility

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

The bullet-journaling method of organizing ideas and events has drawn interest since its development in 2013. Pioneered by Ryder Carroll, a New York designer, and since featured on outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Real Simple and BBC, the technique of rapid logging has encountered popul...

The growing business of a makeup artist

The growing business of a makeup artist

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

The makeup industry has boomed over the past decade as trends have been set into motion and beauty gurus have been placed on a pedestal for young girls and boys who enjoy the art form. Jennifer Moore, a local makeup artist at the Aveda Salon in Hammond, shared how she has grown to make a name for he...

Essentials for selling artwork

Essentials for selling artwork

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

In order for an art business to prosper, pricing and creativity are skills to keep in mind. Numerous artists display their artwork to the public with the desire to promote and sell their pieces. Dr. Marc Settembrino, assistant professor of sociology, found his biggest struggle with selling his work...

Learn in the margin

Learn in the margin

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 26, 2019

To improve academic performance, stay awake in yet another class, or pass the time, students incorporate doodles with their notes. Maintaining a baseline level of activity can help to engage the brain. For this reason, some teachers try to incorporate classroom discussions or hands-on learning activities...