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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...

Williams is first Mr. Southeastern in over a decade

Williams is first Mr. Southeastern in over a decade

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

For the first time in over ten years, a student has been crowned Mr. Southeastern Louisiana University 2019. Brian Williams, a senior communication major, was crowned Mr. Southeastern on Wednesday, Oct. 2, after winning first place in the pageant. He described what it was like the moment he realized...

Mr. Southeastern back after 12 year hiatus

Mr. Southeastern back after 12 year hiatus

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

After more than a decade hiatus, the title of Mr. Southeastern has been brought back on campus. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Brian Williams, a senior communication major, was crowned Mr. Southeastern Louisiana University 2019. After the last competition being held in the year 2007, the pageant system...

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...

Blank leads by inspiration and compassion

Blank leads by inspiration and compassion

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

May 13, 2019

Years of experience prepared Chelsey Blank, Miss Southeastern Louisiana University, to be an influence for other students. Though Blank grew into the leadership role, she did not abandon every childhood whimsy. “As I’ve grown up, I kept the young, silly part about me thriving, but I’ve still matured, and I ...

Students wear their symbols of pride

Students wear their symbols of pride

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019

Students received their rings to show pride and commemorate their time at the university. The "Ring Ceremony" was held on May 8 at 6 p.m. Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the seniors' achievements. The celebration began with Roomie, Chelsey Blank, Miss Southeastern Louisiana...

The significance behind wearing green and gold

The significance behind wearing green and gold

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

Wearing university apparel allows students to showcase their school spirit and represent their institution. Kristina McBride, coordinator of tutoring and record keeping for Student Support Services, shared why students benefit from wearing school apparel. “Students feel a sense of belonging and pride when they are...

The crowns crossing campus

The crowns crossing campus

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

The women on campus who become involved in pageantry may have varying amounts of experience, but many share the same values that the competition experience provides. Madison Burnette, a freshman kinesiology major, shared that her journey to the pageant world began when she was young. “I got involv...

Crowning Chelsey

Crowning  Chelsey

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018

Every year, the university chooses its new ambassador as Miss Southeastern and awards her with golden roses, the local Miss America crown, an opportunity to compete in the Miss Louisiana Pageant and recognition in various events on campus. The title holder is also awarded one year’s tuition, $1000...