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Louisiana extends phase two of reopening for 28 more days

The phase two of reopening has been extended by Governor John Bel Edwards for 28 more days. During a press conference of Monday, June 22, Edwards urged Louisiana residents to continue practicing alleviation efforts, including wearing a mask, social distancing, frequent hand washing and staying home if sick.

Staff Reports

June 23, 2020

Phase three of reopening has been postponed for the state of Louisiana.  On June 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards stated in a press conference that Louisiana will remain in Phase two for at least 28 more days. “We will not be moving to phase three when the order expires at the end of this week,” announced Ed...

Staying in shape at home during the COVID-19 lockdown

Since the governor announced stay-at-home order, people have been following different methods to exercise and stay fit. A family goes on a walk to stay active together.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2020

Following the closure of all gyms, many people were quick to jump onto at-home exercise trends to stay fit. Challenges are spreading throughout social media. People have started walking and jogging, creating their own workouts or participating in routines from a trainer or from the Pennington Student...

Why are LGBTQ members not allowed to help save lives?

Why are LGBTQ members not allowed to help save lives?

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2020

Andy Cohen, a TV host and survivor of the coronavirus, was recently denied the ability to donate blood to COVID-19 patients and believes his sexual orientation was the deciding factor. The Food and Drug Administration’s regulations prohibit gay men who have not abstained from sex for three months...

Student journalism in the time of COVID-19

Student journalism in the time of COVID-19

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

If you had asked me in January what I thought the most important topic I would cover this year would be, the last thing I would have said would have been a pandemic. When I applied for a position with my school newspaper, I thought I would be writing about campus events, taking photos at sports games...

COVID-19 vaccine: a work in progress

COVID-19 vaccine: a work in progress

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

On April 23 in Oxford, England, Europe’s first human trial of the coronavirus vaccine began. This vaccine, along with many others currently being in development around the globe, is the start of a race to find a cure for the coronavirus. According to an article published by BBC News, more than 800 ...

Gov. Edwards lifts stay-at-home order, moves to phase one of reopening

Governor John Bel Edwards ordered a stay-at-home order on March 22 that directed residents to limit movement from their houses beyond essential needs. On May 11, Edwards announced the first phase of reopening begining May 15.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will be lifting the stay-at-home order on Friday, May 15 and will be moving to phase one of reopening based on the White House’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.  After examining downward trends of hospitalizations and new cases per capi...

Tangipahoa Animal Shelter adjusts to lockdown lifestyle

Tangipahoa Animal Shelter adjusts to lockdown lifestyle

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2020

The animals at the Tangipahoa Parish Animal Services are also experiencing the cons of being on lockdown. Just like every other business, the local shelter has reevaluated its protocol and everyday routine due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Changes have been made outside of the shelter in reference to ...

Oil prices crash to historic lows amidst lockdown

A Circle K gas station off of I-12 in Baton Rouge displays its gas prices. Gas stations around the country post prices under 2 dollars as the price of crude oil reaches historic lows.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2020

U.S. oil prices plunged to a historic low of below 0 dollars a barrel, causing gas prices around the country to continue their sharp decline. According to AAA’s website, Louisiana’s average gas price as of April 20 is $1.666 a gallon, which has fallen nearly 20 cents from March’s average of $1.94...

Louisiana COVID-19 numbers grim but improving

Louisiana COVID-19 numbers grim but improving

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

As of April 27, the number of worldwide COVID-19 cases is 3 million with over 200,000 deaths. In the United States alone, there are 1 million cases and over 56,000 deaths reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Louisiana, over 27,000 cases were reported with over 1,600 deaths. On Tu...

Governor extends stay-at-home order

Governor extends stay-at-home order

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2020

In efforts to maintain progress in fighting COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards has extended the stay-at-home order until May 15. Under the extended order, businesses that were previously ordered to stay close will remain closed. However, Edwards stated that additional guidelines will be added. These...

Give yourself an honest break during staycation

Give yourself an honest break during staycation

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2020

The words “spring break” can be the medication to any student’s exhausted, college-torn soul. Spring semester has a knack for blurring into a distressing sequence of papers, quizzes and exams. It can get difficult to just stop and breathe.  Usually, spring break lets us do just that. We get to let some o...

Conditions of COVID-19 vs the Flood of 2016

Conditions of COVID-19 vs the Flood of 2016

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

In August of 2016, southern Louisiana was hit with an unprecedented amount of rainfall that led to one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in the state’s history. Thousands of Louisiana residents had to be rescued from their homes, and even more were displaced for several months following t...

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