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The conclusion of Greek Week awards teams

The conclusion of Greek Week awards teams

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Greek Week ended with many accolades and stepping. The last events of the week included the Step Show, Greek Court and awards, which started on April 4 at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Before the Step Show began, the rankings for team banners were announced: "Team Danny Phantom" placed third, "Team...

Get to know candidates’ platforms

Get to know candidates’ platforms

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019

Candidates for the Student Government Association election shared their platforms and future goals at the "SGA Executive Elections Debate." The debate was held on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Fayard Hall room 107. Zachary Rogers, coordinator of leadership and service in the Office for Student...

Color guard recruitment

Color guard recruitment

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019

The "Spirit of the Southland" Colorguard continues recruitment. On April 3, the color guard set up a recruitment table outside the War Memorial Student Union. According to Kirsten Saint, captain of the color guard, high school and university students are welcome with no experience required. Saint...

A Greek test of knowledge

A Greek test of knowledge

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019

Greek organizations gathered to test their knowledge for "Greek Trivia." The contest was held at the parking garage on April 3. Each team chose three members from different chapters to compete. The "Fairly OddParents" team took first place. The "Jimmy Neutron" team placed second while the "SpongeBob"...

Student rally against sexual assault

Student rally against sexual assault

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 4, 2019

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, students rallied and marched with signs on campus to bring attention to the issue. "Take Back the Night Rally" started at the Katrina Memorial Fountain on April 2, and the route ended outside Starbucks. Iyania McClendon, a sexual assault survivor, decided to...

A seminar teaches success in the real world

A seminar teaches success in the real world

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars hosted a seminar to help students prepare for the real world. The seminar was held on April 2 in Fayard Hall room 205. NSCS chose David Faucheux, instructor of management and business administration, to present the "Secrets to Real World Success" talk about...

Meet the candidates

Meet the candidates

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 3, 2019

Eight students are running to become the future officers of the Student Government Association. Campaigning has begun from tabling events in the Student Union Breezeway to social media posts. The "Voter Rally" will begin at 10 a.m. on April 8 in the Student Union Breezeway for students to get food...

Battleship: survive or sink

Battleship: survive or sink

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

With a couple of canoes, buckets and a pool, students aimed to stay afloat for their team. The Greek Week "Battleship Tournament" occurred on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kinesiology Pool. Battles consisted of three to four teams filling a canoe with three players. The objective was to fling water...

Leadership retreat offers more than lectures

Leadership retreat offers more than lectures

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

Leaders on campus can develop their skills and hone their influence this semester regardless of prior experience. "Lions LEAD Retreat," a conference to help aspiring leaders, is scheduled to be held at Twin Lakes in Florence, Mississippi from April 12-14. Food, board and travel is covered for students...

A desire for getting published

A desire for getting published

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

Students interested in creative writing can have their articles published through the university’s annual journal. “The Manchac Review” showcases works from students across campus in three main genres: fiction, poetry and drama. Editor of “The Manchac Review” Samantha Reine, a graduate st...

Dating trends shift to a more modern approach

Dating trends shift to a more modern approach

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

Dating trends change continuously with time. From being a formal experience, these trends have has changed to casual experiences like “hooking up.” Some trends such as “ghosting,” however, may be confusing, and may not lead to an easy commitment. Margaret Price, a sophomore family and cons...

“Spongebob A” not thrown off guard

“Spongebob A” not thrown off guard

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

Another Greek team caught a victory tonight. The Greek Week Dodgeball Tournament was held on April 1 at 6 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center. Each match consisted of two teams, which were named after a certain cartoon character, competing for the best two-out-of-three-game record. Reid...