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Cooper presents thesis on ‘Shameless’

Cooper presents thesis on ‘Shameless’

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2019

Sarah Cooper, a university alumna, spent her last semester in college writing, re-writing and finalizing her senior thesis. Cooper presented her thesis paper “For Shame!: An Analysis of the Impact of Addiction on Family Communications and Personal Development” based on the TV show “Shameless”...

Charity run raises awareness for organ donors

Charity run raises awareness for organ donors

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2019

“They’re taking a tragedy for one family and turning it into hope for another,” said Jessica Puissiguer, who's brother, the late Alan Varnado, donated four of his organs. The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency hosted the second annual “Operation Life 5K” on Oct. 19 in partnership with Nort...

Real ID required to fly starting October 2020

Real ID required to fly starting October 2020

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter  

October 17, 2019

Airplane travelers will soon be required to have additional identification. Starting Oct. 1, 2020, travelers who wish to fly on any airliner in the U.S. will require an identification called “REAL ID compliant.” According to the Transportation Security Administration, a REAL ID compliant ID...

University earns social mobility ranking

University earns social mobility ranking

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

The university was recently ranked 108 out of 1400 universities in U.S. for its prominence in social mobility. The ranking was published in the article “Top Performers on Social Mobility” compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The university was distinguished as a top 125 school in the southern...

Rehydrate with refill stations

Rehydrate with refill stations

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

The university aims to make the campus more sustainable by adding water refill stations for its students. Currently, the university has 36 water stations around campus and is planning to add more. The refill stations have been provided to make the water on campus cleaner and more accessible to drink....

Forum explores complaints about preachers’ hatred

Forum explores complaints about preachers’ hatred

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Concerns from students and faculty reached administration and fueled the discussion of an hour-long meeting about free speech and community safety. “The Students & The Public” was hosted by the Student Government Association on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Commons. The conversation...

One injured, one in custody after shooting

One injured, one in custody after shooting

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

The campus community was alerted to an unfolding situation yesterday evening when reports of gunfire prompted a swift and heavy response from University and Hammond Police Departments. At approximately 6 p.m., Hammond Fire and Rescue along with multiple units from the HPD and SLUPD converged on North...

Hammond boutique ranked first place

Hammond boutique ranked first place

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

Boutique Hub recently awarded Obsession Boutique the title of 2019 Louisiana Boutique of the Year. Tori Bishop, a university alumna, owns the boutique that is located in the Hammond Square Mall. The store aims to carry the latest trends in clothing, shoes and accessories. Winning the award has...

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

Due to the increasing number of students graduating, the university is making changes to its commencement ceremonies. Beginning this December, the university will host two commencement ceremonies. Both ceremonies will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the University Center. The first ceremony consisting...

University student brings attention to Clark Hall safety

University student brings attention to Clark Hall safety

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2019

A concern has been raised on campus regarding the safety of students around the Clark Hall area. Allison Arrigoni, a senior art major, has recently shed light on a wall at Clark Hall that may cause concern to students who pass it at night. Arrigoni shared what her main concern is with the brick...

Alumni receive honors in education

Alumni receive honors in education

Jacob Summervile, Opinions Editor

September 18, 2019

Two alumni represented their green-and-gold alma mater through their excellence as aspiring teachers. Scott Jarreau and Keyana Davis, alumni from the College of Education, were among 40 college alumni in Louisiana who were named to the Future Educator Honor Roll and were recognized by the Louisiana...

Vibriyogn earns computer certification

Vibriyogn earns computer certification

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

Vibriyogn Epuri, a sophomore mathematics major, earned a Geographic Information Systems International Building Code certification in the summer of 2019. GIS IBC is a computer software system that is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present spatial or geographic data. Epuri...