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Fremin and Hayes disappointed, seasons ends early

Fremin and Hayes disappointed, seasons ends early

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2020

After the National Collegiate Athletic Association, otherwise known as the NCAA, suspended all spring sports effective immediately through April 15, the university’s athletic programs had to make drastic changes.  The NCAA authorized a dead period for all sports, spanning across all three divi...

Instructors’ perspectives on online transition

Instructors’ perspectives on online transition

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

University students, faculty and staff have had to adapt to daily changes in both their education and lifestyle. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, university courses have transitioned to be 100% online, and campus residents have been advised and encouraged to go home if they are able. Lear...

The Wesley Foundation stands in for food pantry amid pandemic

The Wesley Foundation stands in for food pantry amid pandemic

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

Since the effects of COVID-19 have reached the Southeastern community, Multicultural and International Student Affairs announced on March 19 that the Food Pantry in McGehee Hall will close for the remainder of the semester. Located on 307 W. Dakota St. in Hammond, the Wesley Foundation will be handling...

Master locksmith at Physical Plant receives Charles E. Dunbar Award

Master locksmith at Physical Plant receives Charles E. Dunbar Award

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

University employee Clifton Dean Morgan was one of 12 civil service employees to be presented with an annual award that recognized his contributions to the community. Morgan is a recipient of the 2019 Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Career Civil Service Award. The award recognizes selfless state and loca...

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

On March 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that went  into effect March 23 at 5 p.m. to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. “In Louisiana, we have taken aggressive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve; however, this is no...

Local parade celebrates Mardi Gras history

Local parade celebrates Mardi Gras history

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

Mardi Gras season has once again come to Louisiana, and Tangipahoa Parish has already begun to celebrate. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Louisiana is the only state that recognizes Mardi Gras as a legal holiday. The first Mardi Gras ce...

Symphony brings guest conductors and Disney vibes

Symphony brings guest conductors and Disney vibes

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Wind Symphony put on their annual Disney concert on Feb. 8. The program included popular pieces from movies like “Mulan,” “Toy Story” and “Star Wars.” Senior horn player Jarian Jordan explained that the process of preparing a set like this is different than other performances due to ...

Black History Month feature: Dorothy Height

Black History Month feature: Dorothy Height

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2020

Dorothy Height was an activist and administrator throughout the 20th century who started many institutions that pushed for both the rights of black Americans and of women in America. Born in Richmond, Va. on March 24, 1912, Height grew up primarily in Pennsylvania, where she attended high school. There...

Lady Lions bring home fifth win in a row

Lady Lions bring home fifth win in a row

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The Lady Lions defeated the Incarnate Word Cardinals on Feb. 8, with a final score of 58-44, extending their win streak to five and securing their eleventh win of the season. The game was held to raise cancer funds and awareness, promoting the #Play4Kay initiative, named after Kay Yow, North Carolina ...

Columbia brings comic operetta

Columbia brings comic operetta

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The start of a new semester brought students and guest director Rachel Harris onto the stage of a local theatre to perform a century-old operetta. University students performed “Die Fledermaus” at The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 6-7. The production is a comic operetta compose...

Aminat Jubril: A journey from Lagos to Hammond

Aminat Jubril: A journey from Lagos to Hammond

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Not all student-athletes spend the entirety of their athletic careers at the same school. Some of them do not even spend it all in the same country. Aminat Jubril, a center for the women’s basketball team, has been at the university for the past two years. A native of Lagos, Nigeria, Jubril first came to...

Take a trip to the ‘20s with the HRAC

Take a trip to the ‘20s with the HRAC

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

The Hammond Regional Arts Center will be traveling back in time this week as they host an event dedicated to supporting the arts and local businesses. Taking place on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-10 p.m., the HRAC will be hosting its annual ‘Art of the Cocktail’ party. This year, the event will embody...