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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...

Would a state-wide lockdown work?

Would a state-wide lockdown work?

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2020

On March 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a Stay-at-Home order, which advised residents to stay in their homes and only go out for necessities like food, medication or to take a walk while maintaining a respectable distance from others. On that same day, Tony Spell, pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in B...

Quarantine and the problems that may arise from it

Quarantine and the problems that may arise from it

Kayla Noll, Wellness Coordinator from UHC

April 3, 2020

Quarantine, isolation and social distancing have been more common lately with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as a means of reducing the spread of the virus in hopes to even out the curve and not overwhelm our healthcare system. The difference between isolation and quarantine is as follows: isolation...

Online classes are not the same for all students

Online classes are not the same for all students

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2020

We are currently in the midst of a statewide shutdown of schools, restaurants, gyms, churches and any other location that requires the congregation of large numbers of people. This is also happening across the country and even the globe. Elementary, middle and high schools have closed, along with...

Keeping busy while staying at home

Keeping busy while staying at home

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2020

As the switch to online learning has begun, many students around the world are finding themselves stuck at home with nothing to do, myself included. However, I’ve found a few tips that have so far helped me to become more productive during this time of isolation. To start off, communication does...

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 driving an economic decline

Fear is driving an economic decline

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...

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