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College Checklist

College Checklist

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2019

While preparing for college, here is a checklist of things you may need! ...

Leaving the nest

Leaving the nest

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

When young adults leave home for college, families learn to adjust to the change of day-to-day functions. With incoming students entering a world of new responsibilities, some guardians struggle to give them space. Marcela Spicuzza, mental health counselor at the University Counseling Center, noted...

Finding tailgate attire

Finding tailgate attire

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

The fall semester begins Aug. 21, and with football season hot on its heels, preparation for tailgating is key. Tailgating season has numerous aspects to it, such as hanging out with friends, reconnecting with alumni, supporting one’s favorite team, and eating food. Regardless of the reason to attend,...

Rocquin selected as Woman of Excellence

Rocquin selected as Woman of Excellence

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

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...

Finding your place in 1-2-3

Finding your place in 1-2-3

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

Immersion into campus life can start with the 123 student organizations offered at the university. By offering opportunities to network, develop leadership abilities, be involved and have fun, student organizations can help sculpt a more well-rounded resume. Thora Hughes, a junior general studies...

Opportunities in street dancing

Opportunities in street dancing

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

June 12, 2019

Inspiration can stem from a simple observation and grow into something much larger. Alumnus Steven Ban started street dancing 12 years ago when he was 16. When he arrived at high school before classes began, he noticed other students practicing and that sparked his interest in the art. “I started...

American Idol Competitor

American Idol Competitor

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019

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...

Miss Louisiana Preparation

Miss Louisiana Preparation

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2019

Once a year, some of the most beautiful and talented women across the state gather in West Monroe to compete for the title of Miss Louisiana. Since the 1970s, the university has sent a representative as Miss Southeastern Louisiana University, and this year Chelsey Blank, a junior accounting major, has...

Channel ranked #1

Channel ranked #1

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019

Another award for the Southeastern Channel means another opportunity to commend the student workers and faculty who helped make it possible. Placing first in the nation for “Best Video Comedy” last October, the award presented by College Broadcasters, Inc. adds to the over 400 international, national,...

Graduating seniors launched into Alumni Association

Graduating seniors launched into Alumni Association

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2019

Graduates entering into an alumni base of over 70,000 were congratulated by the Alumni Association at the “Lion 4 Life Launch" party. Held on the lawn of the Alumni Association from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on May 16, student competed in games such as bubble soccer, a three-legged race and a doughnut eating...

DSA honors presidents, new and old

DSA honors presidents, new and old

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

The Division of Student Affairs honored students and faculty who demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to the university. Among many awards presented during the convocation, the DSA named Man and Woman of the Year. Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, was named the 2019 Woman of ...

A change in pace after graduating

A change in pace after graduating

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

May 14, 2019

Four university alumni shared their experiences of post-graduation life and how their plans either followed their initial path or went in a different direction. Nakia Merrill graduated from the university in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a concentration in TV production. He worked ...