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Greek Week Court

Greek Week Court

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 1, 2019

The Greek Court found itself added to this year’s festivities to add to the competition of Greek Week and representation of Greek life. Each Greek chapter nominated a representative for the court. Throughout the week, the court members can be distinguished by a white sash. “They’re gonna repre...

Being involved on campus

Being involved on campus

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

While college offers opportunities to make connections, further education and figure out an identity, students’ experiences may depend on how much effort each student dedicates.  For some people, college involves going to school and going back home. For others, it is where relationships are cult...

Playing with dogs to de-stress

Playing with dogs to de-stress

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019

Students took their minds off midterms by enjoying a sunny day of walking, cuddling and playing with dogs. On March 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Park, Campus Activities Board and the Tangi Humane Society collaborated to bring the dogs to campus. The third annual "Puppy Pawlooza"...

Excitement at ‘Grad Fair’

Excitement at ‘Grad Fair’

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019

Advertised as a one-stop shop for graduating students, “Grad Fair,” prepared students for the final leg of their academic journey and beyond. Held in the Student Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 12 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 13, "Grad Fair" provided an opportunity for to-be graduates...

Breaking stereotypes in Greek life

Breaking stereotypes in Greek life

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

While the main objective of Greek organizations is to involve students in campus activities and help them achieve academic success, these organizations are often stereotyped otherwise. Stereotypes such as hazing culture can often ruin the face of Greek organizations. Jaimie Jakes, president of...

Grading systems to guide success

Grading systems to guide success

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 12, 2019

With different classes and teachers, students may need to adapt to various grading formats and studying methods. Dr. Tara Lopez, associate professor of marketing, uses a 10-point grading scale weighted towards projects and assignments. She discussed how her classes emphasize projects over tests. “Juniors...

Study with drugs and anxiety

Study with drugs and anxiety

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 12, 2019

To overcome the pressure for academic excellence, some students turn to stimulant drugs for increased focus when studying. Prescription stimulant medications, also termed "study drugs," "smart drugs" or "uppers," can be used improperly by the prescription holder or illegally by a person without a...

Alumnus pitcher gets a big time call

Alumnus pitcher gets a big time call

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

A draft to the major league has impacted a university alumnus and has influenced the baseball team. Kyle Robert Keller, 2015 alumnus, was recently called up from the New Orleans Baby Cakes minor league association to be a relief pitcher for the Miami Marlins major league baseball. The 6-foot-4,...

The growing business of a makeup artist

The growing business of a makeup artist

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

The makeup industry has boomed over the past decade as trends have been set into motion and beauty gurus have been placed on a pedestal for young girls and boys who enjoy the art form. Jennifer Moore, a local makeup artist at the Aveda Salon in Hammond, shared how she has grown to make a name for he...

Essentials for selling artwork

Essentials for selling artwork

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

In order for an art business to prosper, pricing and creativity are skills to keep in mind. Numerous artists display their artwork to the public with the desire to promote and sell their pieces. Dr. Marc Settembrino, assistant professor of sociology, found his biggest struggle with selling his work...

Davis committed to leadership and community

Davis committed to leadership and community

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 26, 2019

Originally, Student Government Association President Richard Davis Jr. did not wish to become involved on campus. “My older sister, who was an orientation leader, encouraged me to sign up for SGA’s Leadership Development program, Leadership Council at the time,” shared Davis. “When I joined, I imm...

Student-athletes admire the work ethic of pros

Student-athletes admire the work ethic of pros

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

Professional athletes help shape other athletes’ games and character. Evan Pace, a senior catcher for the baseball team, shared how athletes can relate to professional athletes in their particular sport. “They’ve been through what we’ve been through,” said Pace. “Most of the baseball athletes hav...