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State law changes university free speech policy

State law changes university free speech policy

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

August 27, 2019

Recent changes to the university’s free speech guidelines have allowed for both on and off-campus groups more liberty on how they wish to express their First Amendment rights. Senate Bill 364, signed by Governor John Bel Edwards in June 2018 and now called Act 666, became the catalyst to the changes...

Soccer looks to improve on 2018 season

Soccer looks to improve on 2018 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

Head Coach Christopher McBride looks to lead the Lady Lions soccer team to their first conference title since 2015. The Lady Lions soccer team finished sixth in the Southland Conference after the 2018 season with a 7-7-4 record overall. McBride, who is in his fourth year of coaching at the university,...

Festivities at the 24th Annual Hot August Night

Festivities at the 24th Annual Hot August Night

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

Food, music and vendors connect families and friends during the annual “Hot August Night” event in Hammond. The Downtown Development District is hosting the 24th “Hot August Night” on Friday, Aug. 23 and will showcase numerous businesses and artists from the area. “We’ll have f...

SGA funds lion statue

SGA funds lion statue

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

Not only will the university see incoming students this fall, but a new statue will also make its appearance. The Student Government Association was granted approval to put in a new lion statue on the university’s campus in the Fall 2019 semester. According to Richard Davis, a senior middle school...

Career Fair: Networking made easy

Career Fair: Networking made easy

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2019

The university’s premier networking and recruiting event, Career Fair, is returning this semester for students and alumni to meet potential employers and grow their professional network. “Career Fair provides students with a unique opportunity to meet professional representatives from over 150...

Miranda Matise: Fighting through the silence

Miranda Matise: Fighting through the silence

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2019

An enchanting melody, the laughter of a child, sweet nothings from a loved one: all beautiful sounds often taken for granted, but for sophomore communication sciences and disorders major Miranda Matise, who started losing her hearing at the age of 13, these precious sounds are fleeting. “I have...

College Checklist

College Checklist

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2019

While preparing for college, here is a checklist of things you may need! ...

Lions prepare for 2019 season

Lions prepare for 2019 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

This year, the Lions will open up their season at home against Jacksonville State University on Aug. 29. With Jacksonville State’s impressive history - being ranked first in the Ohio Valley Conference since 2014 - Frank Scelfo expects the first game to be a tough one. “They truly have a great...

Rocquin selected as Woman of Excellence

Rocquin selected as Woman of Excellence

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Scholarship awarded Victoria Rocquin, a junior communication major, the Women of Excellence Award this spring. The LLWCF is a nonprofit organization comprised of female legislators currently serving in the Louisiana Legislature. With a focus...

Getting in shape this summer

Getting in shape this summer

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019

With the loss of continuity in students’ schedules over the summer, many can struggle with maintaining healthy habits. Dr. Ryan Green, assistant professor of athletic training, talked about the best way to stay in shape over the summer. “The first step everyone should do is to make a personal...

Miss Louisiana Preparation

Miss Louisiana Preparation

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2019

Once a year, some of the most beautiful and talented women across the state gather in West Monroe to compete for the title of Miss Louisiana. Since the 1970s, the university has sent a representative as Miss Southeastern Louisiana University, and this year Chelsey Blank, a junior accounting major, has...

DSA honors presidents, new and old

DSA honors presidents, new and old

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

The Division of Student Affairs honored students and faculty who demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to the university. Among many awards presented during the convocation, the DSA named Man and Woman of the Year. Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, was named the 2019 Woman of ...