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What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

When the winter seasons roll around, there is one thing on everyone’s mind: Christmas. Christmas is all well and good from a childlike perspective, but what is it really for adults who have to pay for the holiday? Christmas can get incredibly expensive for those paying for gifts for either a child...

Most wonderful time of the year

Most wonderful time of the year

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

December is upon us, meaning Christmas time is here once more. I always look forward to this time of year. I love everything about it, from getting to spend time with loved ones, to listening to Christmas music unreasonably early, to buying Christmas decorations and much more. In recent times, the...

Yuletide spreads holiday spirit

Yuletide spreads holiday spirit

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

A performance in a theatre downtown will bring Christmas spirit and holiday music to Hammond. The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present its annual Yuletide Celebration. The celebration is performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, which features local student choirs that perform...

Symphony orchestra’s final concert of the year

Symphony orchestra’s final concert of the year

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

The university Symphony Orchestra played their final concert of the year. On the evening of Dec. 4, the Symphony Orchestra performed a nine song set in the auditorium of the Pottle Music Building. Headed by conductor Dr. Victor Correa-Cruz, the orchestra played works by composers including Franz J...

Ceramics club hosts holiday sale

Ceramics club hosts holiday sale

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Students on campus organized holiday sale to promote talent and raise funds. The Southeastern Ceramics Club hosted a holiday sale on Dec.3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the War Memorial Student Union. The pieces for sale were made by members of the ceramics club. Janie Dick, a senior art...

Offensive line helps Lions have No. 1 offense

Offensive line helps Lions have No. 1 offense

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The Lions finished the 2019 regular season with the first ranked overall offense in the Southland Conference for the first time under Frank Scelfo’s regime. Offensive line coach Andrew Hopp shared that he feels all areas of the team have excelled this season and the players on the offensive line...

Auditions to become the next Roomie the Lion underway

Auditions to become the next Roomie the Lion underway

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

As the current Roomie is about to graduate, the university cheer team is looking to recruit a student who wants to represent Roomie the Lion. Catherine Lawrence, head cheerleading coach and spirit director,  informed that the new mascot will be trained and assured that there will be little to no...

Thanksgiving is best spent with the family

Thanksgiving is best spent with the family

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2019

Besides Christmas, Thanksgiving is the time that I can see all my family and eat lots of food without being judged. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Nearly all of my holiday memories are those of me bouncing from house to house with either my mother or my father. Both sides of my...

Janine Hatcher crowned Miss Southeastern 2020

Janine Hatcher crowned Miss Southeastern 2020

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 23, 2019

A new Miss Southeastern was crowned as the Campus Activity Board hosted its annual Miss Southeastern Louisiana University pageant. This year, 15 contestants competed for the title of Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Nov. 22.  The page...

Tacos & Beer relocates in downtown Hammond

Tacos & Beer relocates in downtown Hammond

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2019

Tacos & Beer is moving its location from down E Thomas street to the former Mojitos Bistro building. The decision to close Mojitos Bistro and move Tacos & Beer in its place was made in late September, and the renovation process for the new venue started on Oct. 1. The new location opens on...

River Bell rivalry returns to Strawberry Stadium

River Bell rivalry returns to Strawberry Stadium

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

The university prepares to face off in the River Bell Classic game against in-state rival, Nicholls State University, on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Strawberry Stadium. The Lions will put their four-game winning streak to test by facing the number 19 ranked team in the STATS FCS Top 25 poll. Frank Scelfo,...

McPherson selected as Teacher of the Year

McPherson selected as Teacher of the Year

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

University alumna Sydney McPherson was selected by her peers as the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year at Southdowns School in Baton Rouge. McPherson graduated from the university in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She plans to begin pursuing her master’s degree in special...