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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...

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Columbia Theatre

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Columbia Theatre

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2019

Professional orchestra players are scheduled to perform in downtown Hammond this month. The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will be hosting a performance by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, a New Orleans based ensemble and the only full time professional orchestra within the Gulf South...

Alumnus recognized with southern history dissertation award

Alumnus recognized with southern history dissertation award

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2019

A university alumnus was awarded for his contribution in the field of history. On Sept. 10, Owen Hyman was awarded the 2019 C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize. The award recognizes the best dissertation in southern history. Hyman also received a $3,000 stipend from the Southern Historical Association. The...

Raise swords and funds for combat armory

Raise swords and funds for combat armory

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

The university theatre program organized a fundraiser on Oct. 9 to build a stage combat armory. Benjamin Norman, technical director and lighting designer, looks over staged combat during theatre shows. Norman explained what stage combat is. “Anytime you see a punch thrown or a knife pulled out...

Williams is first Mr. Southeastern in over a decade

Williams is first Mr. Southeastern in over a decade

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

For the first time in over ten years, a student has been crowned Mr. Southeastern Louisiana University 2019. Brian Williams, a senior communication major, was crowned Mr. Southeastern on Wednesday, Oct. 2, after winning first place in the pageant. He described what it was like the moment he realized...

Faculty band ‘Snake Hat’ is an outlet for creativity

Faculty band ‘Snake Hat’ is an outlet for creativity

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Some professors in the university also perform with their bands while they are not lecturing. In 2017, four university faculty members formed Snake Hat, a band that spans over multiple genres from blues to alt-country to rock. The band is based in Hammond, Louisiana. The band’s original members...

Austin and Magee crowned king and queen

Austin and Magee crowned king and queen

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

The 2019 Homecoming Queen and King winners were announced during halftime at the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 12. Aesha Magee,a senior health systems management major, was crowned the 2019 Homecoming Queen and Keenan Austin, a senior biological sciences major, was crowned the 2019 Homecoming...

Alumni reunite for Homecoming Week activities

Alumni reunite for Homecoming Week activities

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Festivities were underway this Thursday at Santa Fe Cattle Company in Hammond Square. Organized by the Alumni Association and Homecoming, the “Alumni Reunion Pep Rally” took place on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5-6:30 p.m. Entering its second year, the event included a performance from the Spirit of t...