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Primary election delay will keep Americans safe

Primary election delay will keep Americans safe

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

Like most other activities and events, the presidential primary election season has suffered delays and setbacks due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Louisiana was the first state to delay its primary elections, which were scheduled to take place on April 4. Five other states and territories: Ohio, Georgia, Mary...

Be careful what you put online

Be careful what you put online

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2020

As society continues to evolve, information is becoming more and more digitalized.  You might be one of many people worried about online search engines and/or social media keeping track of your data and using that information to filter advertisements that better suit you and your interests. May...

Politicization of Supreme Court is a threat to Republic

Politicization of Supreme Court is a threat to Republic

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2020

Throughout the past four decades, the decisions of the court have become the subject of increasing political debate. Two rulings in particular, the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and the 2010 Citizens United v. FEC decision, have caused abortion and campaign finance laws to become huge political issues.  ...

Fear is more viral than the virus itself

Fear is more viral than the virus itself

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

It’s really no secret that COVID-19, more commonly referred to as the coronavirus, has caused economic concerns both domestically and overseas.  If you go to any grocery store, you might have a hard time finding the disinfecting products you’re looking for. Rubbing alcohol? They don’t have it...

It is not the end of the world

It is not the end of the world

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

As I am writing this on March 7, according to worldometers.info/coronavirus, there are over 100,000 reported cases of the coronavirus in the world, with over 3,500 deaths and over 58,000 recoveries. Since being declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organizati...

It should not be taken lightly

It should not be taken lightly

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

Although the flu is what Americans should be fully worried about since it causes 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year, the quick widespread of the coronavirus has many people anxious since its discovery in December 2019. Like swine flu and Ebola, the new case of coronavirus has sparked global outr...

Mardi Gras in southern Louisiana

Mardi Gras in southern Louisiana

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2020

As a kid, I liked Mardi Gras because it meant three things: no school, king cake and a lot of parades. Parades bring back a lot of memories for me. I remember sitting on my uncle’s shoulders at the Krewe of Eve parade that he and my aunt would bring me to, along with my brothers and cousins. Before...

Do not let your brain explode from stress

Do not let your brain explode from stress

February 22, 2020

It is hard to believe, but we are already one month into the spring semester. Around this time, I usually find myself getting a tad overwhelmed by everything that is going on. Exams, quizzes, assignments and papers seem to stack on top of each other, and I am unable to focus on anything else except...

Black History Month feature: Katherine Johnson

Black History Month feature: Katherine Johnson

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

“Black women working for NASA in the ‘60s? How am I just now hearing about this?” That was my initial reaction when the movie “Hidden Figures” first hit theaters. I remember feeling both fascinated and disappointed, realizing I had gone so many years without knowing this piece of history...

Never just read subject lines in emails

Never just read subject lines in emails

Prakriti Adhikari, Copy Editor

February 14, 2020

Attending a university is a very expensive investment. It is an investment that demands a lot: sleepless nights, sacrificing attending family functions, a week-long Ramen dinner diet, attending events you were never interested in just to make your resume look good, dressing up formally for a presentation...

The day of love

The day of love

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love between you and your spouse and share affection for one another. It originated in the 14th century and is still celebrated seven centuries later. This holiday is used to show your appreciation for the very special person in your life, which is why I have mixed feel...

Have a safe Valentine’s Day

Have a safe Valentine’s Day

Alexia Fisher, University Health Center

February 13, 2020

With Valentine’s Day coming up, some students are getting excited and making Valentine’s Day arrangements. From spending some time away from home, planning a Chick-fil-A dinner, or maybe catching up on Netflix in your dorm-however you choose to spend the day/weekend-if you choose to participate in s...