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‘Strawberry Jubilee’ is here

‘Strawberry Jubilee’ is here

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

The Campus Activities Board invites students to enjoy its 39th annual spring tradition: “Strawberry Jubilee.” The celebration will include food, games, music and giveaways and is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the War Memorial Student Union Park. “CA...

Behind the scenes of convocation

Behind the scenes of convocation

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Every spring, convocations honor students for their service and academic achievements prior to graduation. The 39th “Division for Student Affairs Convocation” will be held on Tuesday, May 7. Marjorie Parker, coordinator of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, is one of the members ...

Do laptops hinder or help students?

Do laptops hinder or help students?

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

A keyboard and a screen allow students to either keep up with the lecture or become distracted by the technology. In addition to the students’ choice of note taking, instructors have seen the effects of computers in the classroom, both for their use during instruction and the students’ usage. Carly ...

Students elect SGA officers

Students elect SGA officers

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

With 1,331 votes cast, the student body chose next year's executive officers for the Student Government Association. For the 2019-20 term, Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, will be president of SGA. L’Oreal Williams, a sophomore business administration major, will be vice...

Industry-driven innovation spurs student success

Industry-driven innovation spurs student success

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology offers students hands-on training, an industry-driven curriculum and the opportunity to earn two degrees offered nowhere else in the region. Dr. Priyadarshini Dasgupta, assistant professor of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment, described...

How dating transfers to an adult lifestyle

How dating transfers to an adult lifestyle

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Looking from the inside, dating in college may seem comparatively easier than dating after graduation. While some people feel that it is comparatively easier to meet people in college, others may not find any differences. Sophie Daigle, a sophomore kinesiology major, met her current boyfriend Anthony Corder...

Using the skills taught in class to face obstacles outside school

Using the skills taught in class to face obstacles outside school

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Skills taught in some classes can be directly applied in the real-world setting. Public speaking, Introduction to Financial Accounting and Software Engineering are courses professors explained are significant both in the class setting and in everyday life. Shawndee Fluker, instructor of communicat...

UPD to teach RAD class

UPD to teach RAD class

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

The University Police Department’s Office of Community Education provides educational classes for the community to help prevent dangerous scenarios. One of these classes is the Rape Aggression Defense System program, which is designed to educate women on how to defend themselves in situations involv...

Kappa Sigma rallies the community and puppies

Kappa Sigma rallies the community and puppies

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

At the third annual "Puppy Run," Kappa Sigma raised $2,274, the most money raised at the event to date. Held at Cook Field from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 6, the fundraiser was accompanied by music and pastalaya. Half of the proceeds raised were donated to the Tangi Humane Society. The other half...

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...