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Why are LGBTQ members not allowed to help save lives?

Why are LGBTQ members not allowed to help save lives?

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2020

Andy Cohen, a TV host and survivor of the coronavirus, was recently denied the ability to donate blood to COVID-19 patients and believes his sexual orientation was the deciding factor. The Food and Drug Administration’s regulations prohibit gay men who have not abstained from sex for three months...

Student journalism in the time of COVID-19

Student journalism in the time of COVID-19

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

If you had asked me in January what I thought the most important topic I would cover this year would be, the last thing I would have said would have been a pandemic. When I applied for a position with my school newspaper, I thought I would be writing about campus events, taking photos at sports games...

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2020

They experience many students have had with online learning this semester will influence their decision to take online classes in the future. I think that the experience of most students will ultimately drive them away from online classes. The future of online learning will be impacted by the mid-semester...

The cultural impact of Star Wars

The cultural impact of Star Wars

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

For as long as I can remember, the Star Wars universe has captured my imagination. When I was five years old, my dad showed me the original Star Wars. From the instant I saw that movie, I was hooked. I have fond memories of playing video games such as “Lego Star Wars” and “Star Wars Battlefront...

Protests will only make the virus stronger

Protests will only make the virus stronger

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

People around the country are now protesting to open the economy back up. Numerous protesters believe that the government is taking away their freedoms and rights. In reality, they are the ones putting everyone in danger with their selfishness and making state stay-at-home orders expand. Many of th...

Decision to shave or not to shave

Decision to shave or not to shave

Josh Archote, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2020

Among the nonessential businesses that have closed due to the coronavirus outbreak are barber shops, which has led many guys with an important decision to make: should I trust my amateur skills and attempt to cut my own hair, should I just let it grow out or shave my head? Whether it be out of pure curiosity, boredom...

Online class is not my cup of tea

Online class is not my cup of tea

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2020

Ever since all face-to-face classes have been cancelled and school has become 100% virtual, everything has changed for me. I used to set my alarm for 7 a.m. to make sure I got to school on time, but now that classes are online, I tend to sleep till noon and start my day there. My sleep schedule is c...

What makes Tiger King so good?

What makes Tiger King so good?

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2020

From captive tigers to hired hitmen, the Netflix documentary Tiger King has become the most talked-about show in America. There have been countless debates and memes spreading like wildfire across social media lately, and for people who have not seen the show or do not understand the hype surrounding...

Give yourself an honest break during staycation

Give yourself an honest break during staycation

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2020

The words “spring break” can be the medication to any student’s exhausted, college-torn soul. Spring semester has a knack for blurring into a distressing sequence of papers, quizzes and exams. It can get difficult to just stop and breathe.  Usually, spring break lets us do just that. We get to let some o...

Yoga: Exercising boredom away

Yoga: Exercising boredom away

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2020

After spending these past few weeks in quarantine, I have come to realize exactly how easy it is to get bored of the same routine every day. Most people wake up, eat, do homework and then give in to some random hobby. However, I have noticed that more of my peers on social media have been waking up...

Conditions of COVID-19 vs the Flood of 2016

Conditions of COVID-19 vs the Flood of 2016

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

In August of 2016, southern Louisiana was hit with an unprecedented amount of rainfall that led to one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in the state’s history. Thousands of Louisiana residents had to be rescued from their homes, and even more were displaced for several months following t...

Restaurant restrictions: a small price to pay for safety

Restaurant restrictions: a small price to pay for safety

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2020

Recently, I’ve noticed that many people are upset about some of the restrictions that have been imposed by the government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest restrictions is that restaurants have been temporarily closed for dine-in. For me, it’s not a very big deal since I don’t r...

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