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Rocquin selected as Woman of Excellence

Rocquin selected as Woman of Excellence

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019


Filed under News, On Campus, Showcase

The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Scholarship awarded Victoria Rocquin, a junior communication major, the Women of Excellence Award this spring. The LLWCF is a nonprofit organization comprised of female legislators currently serving in the Louisiana Legislature. With a focus...

Staying cool this summer

Staying cool this summer

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

Amidst barbecues, crawfish boils, beach adventures and tubing trips, knowing how to keep cool helps ensure everyone has fun and stays safe during the hot summer months. Dr. Ryan Green, assistant professor of athletic training, discussed why it is important to stay hydrated. “Every cell, every...

A new taste in town

A new taste in town

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

June 13, 2019


Filed under News

A family-owned cafe in Hammond hosts a relaxed atmosphere while serving coffee and food to the community. Located on North Cate Street, Courtyard Cafe opened in October 2017. Owners Rose and Bryan Wong got the idea of selling Hawaiian ice and crepes while on vacation. The idea for selling coffee...

American Idol Competitor

American Idol Competitor

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, On Campus

A passion for singing led a student to Hollywood, California. Ashton Gill, a sophomore nursing major, auditioned for ABC’s competition singing program “American Idol” and got a golden ticket to Hollywood after getting a “Yes” from all three judges: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. Gill...

Shakeup shows resiliency of newspapers in New Orleans

Shakeup shows resiliency of newspapers in New Orleans

May 7, 2019


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s a media shake-up that will leave New Orleans with one major newspaper, instead of two, for the first time in nearly seven years. Yet, in a way, this week’s announcement that the owners of The New Orleans Advocate have purchased The Times-Picayune shows the resiliency of print...

Brewery’s wine tasting brings people together

Brewery’s wine tasting brings people together

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Beyond a night for drinking, the Red, White & Brew offers wine tastings each first and third Thursday of the month for people to socialize and learn more about wine. “If you’re interested in growing your knowledge and appreciation of wine, you do not want to miss our wine tastings,” stated Todd Delau...

Ordinances push for safety during spring break

Ordinances push for safety during spring break

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under News

For certain destinations, the arrival of spring break means a greater effort to maintain safety. Panama City Beach, Florida implemented ordinances in response to the influx of spring break visitors. Some of the laws were enforced from March 1-31. The university’s spring break is scheduled from April...

Yoga event benefits Hammond cancer center

Yoga event benefits Hammond cancer center

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Downtown Yoga is partnering with the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond to present “Geaux Yoga,” an event benefiting cancer patients and their families. The event will kick off with a morning yoga class hosted by Downtown Yoga at Cate Square Park on April 22 at 9 a.m. Brenna Barzenick, co-own...

Students to advocate for higher education

Students to advocate for higher education

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under News

Over a thousand students, faculty and alumni from nine universities will gather to celebrate the University of Louisiana System. On April 10, "ULS Day at the Capitol" will be held on the State Capitol Lawn. The system plans for the day to be filled with activities, performances and demonstrations...

Break means refreshment

Break means refreshment

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under News

To catch up on assignments, relax or get away from campus, students look towards planning their spring break location. In a 2012 study by Tricia Tang of the University of Central Florida, students responded that their top five most important concerns when choosing a spring break destination were health...

Strawberry Festival is almost here

Strawberry Festival is almost here

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under News

Ponchatoula is home to a large strawberry festival of the state. Each year, numerous people from all over the world visit during one weekend to share in various cooked and strawberry-flavored foods. The 2019 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival will take place from April 12-14. The festival is located at Me...

Sexual Harassment: addressing the issue

Sexual Harassment: addressing the issue

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Identifying what constitutes sexual harassment can be critical to confronting it. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women will be raped at some point in their lives. The source also cites that 20-25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex...