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Christine Crook, assistant professor of costume design and make-up technology, shows off a costume she made in back 2019.

Costume design course returns with new professor

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter April 21, 2021

For the first time since 2017, the theatre department is welcoming back their costume design class for Fall 2021.  The class will be taught by new full-time instructor Christine Crook, a California...

Due to challenges incoming freshmen have faced taking standardized testing, the university has decided to take a test-flexible approach for Fall 2021 admissions. This approach will allow students to submit a wider variety of tests

Southeastern offers test-flexible admissions for Fall 2021 Semester

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter April 20, 2021

Southeastern has begun offering an unorthodox method of accepting test scores for incoming freshmen amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Incoming freshmen are allowed to submit ACT, SAT,...

Southeastern Leadership Conference: A decade later

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter April 20, 2021

After ceasing to host the event for a decade, the university is bringing back the Southeastern Leadership Conference. ExCEL Scholars is responsible for the resurrection of the conference. According...

The music department and the Hammond Rotary Club hosted “An Evening of Jazz“ in February 2020. This semester, the university's jazz bands have been rehearsing for the Bill Evans Jazz Festival, April 14-17, after the festival was canceled last year.

Bill Evans Jazz Festival returns for 20th anniversary

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter April 13, 2021

The 20th anniversary of the Bill Evans Jazz Festival will commence on Wednesday, April 14 through Saturday, April 17, to showcase university student and faculty jazz performances in addition to a guest...

Miss Southeastern 2019 Chelsey Blank and Vice President of Student Affairs Eric Summers prepare to cut a cake at 2019's Strawberry Jubliee.

Strawberry Jubilee to return to campus

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter April 13, 2021

Back in February 2021, SGA President L’Oreal Williams promised Strawberry Jubilee would be an event full of games, food and fun. Junior Family and Consumer Science major Mervian Smith confirmed this...

The University Police Department received a call on April 3 about a disturbance in Louisiana Hall. UPD is currently investigating the incident and has placed Southeastern student Elizabeth Grace Johnson on interim suspension.

University student charged with aggravated battery in campus stabbing

Gerard Borne, Editor-In-Chief April 9, 2021

In the late hours of Saturday, April 3, the University Police Department received a call regarding a disturbance on the third floor of Louisiana Hall.  Upon arrival at the scene, officers reported...

Justice4All President Michaela Thorpe (right), a graduate student, leads the organization’s meeting on March 24 in Fayard Hall. Senior Samantha Read, J4A secretary (left) , and the other members of J4A listen, take notes and participate in the discussion as Thorpe goes through the meeting’s agenda.

Revived social justice organization plans for semester

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

The spring 2021 semester is seeing a revival of the campus organization Justice4All, a group dedicated to discussing and advocating for social justice issues.  It was established on campus in the fall...

D Vickers Hall, an academic classroom and office building on campus, houses the departments within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Built in the early 1970s, the building is currently under the planning process for renovations to be done within the next few semesters.

D Vickers Hall to undergo renovations

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter March 30, 2021

The long-awaited renovations to D Vickers Hall entered into the planning stages last year and are progressing quickly. Over the course of 18 months, the university’s Facility Planning Department will...

Zoe Klien, a freshman computer science major, is coding during class. According to, women have only accounted for 13.6 percent of bachelor’s degrees in computer science.

Computer science: A field for any gender

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter March 30, 2021

“Computer science is a man’s field.” This is a statement commonly heard in the world of computer science. According to, women have only accounted for 13.6 percent of bachelor’s...

Junior Thomas Nedow wraps senior Rachel Wilkerson’s wrist to demonstrate how students have hands-on learning opportunities in Southeastern's athletic training program.

Athletic training students share academic experiences

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter March 26, 2021

Those who were high school athletes may be minimally familiar with athletic trainers' responsibilities: filling water bottles, icing and wrapping injuries, as well as helping with rehabilitation. Undergraduates...

Senior art student Gabrielle Barnett's photo collection, titled

Art for the people, from the people

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter March 24, 2021

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the art department was still able to host its 2021 Juried Student Exhibition for the annual art showcase for students all over campus.  Every spring, the department seeks...

Volunteers from 2019's Big Event repaint a map of the United States in an elementary school courtyard. This year, rather than one day of volunteering, SGA is hosting an all week donation drive.

BIG Event turns into donation week

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter March 23, 2021

Because of current COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s BIG Event has adopted a new look.  Students, faculty and staff have been asked to make donations the week of March 22-25 instead of the traditional...

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