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College stress and COVID-19: Psychology professor Q&A

The circumstances of COVID-19 have caused stress among the student population. Psychology professor Monique Leblanc discussed the unique challenges college students face and ways students can combat pandemic anxiety.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2020

For many students this year, the college experience has not gone quite as planned. The circumstances of COVID-19 have presented students with new challenges, putting their mental health at new risks. Although the pandemic is a physical threat, psychology also plays a role in how people are impacted...

Cardinal Newman becomes designated building for residential students with COVID-19

The on-campus residence building Cardinal Newman Hall is currently being used as the designated quarantine area for students who have contracted COVID-19. The dorm building is located on the corner of West Dakota Street and North Pine Street.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

Cardinal Newman Hall, a co-ed residence hall located on West Dakota Street, houses approximately 96 residents each year. However, this year is different. Starting in the Fall 2020 semester, Cardinal Newman Hall became the designated building where residential students who test positive for COVID-19 resid...

COVID-19 testing is available at the University Health Center

A brochure at the University Health Center explains how students can use the telemedical appointment service to test for the coronavirus. Students can also pick up a free mask from the health center.

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

The university has made COVID-19 testing available at the University Health Center and set up  protocols in order to safely test students as fast and efficiently as possible. In order to get tested with the UHC, students need to make a telemedicine/virtual appointment online on the University Health...

Students and faculty share their experiences dealing with the coronavirus

The Roomie poster in the University Health Center has a mask on. According to the university, as of Sept. 4, a total of 35 students tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Brynn Lundy and Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporters

September 14, 2020

Ever since its arrival in the United States in January, the coronavirus has impacted the daily lives of many people, including those within the campus community. Prior to the start of the fall semester, several students and faculty contracted COVID-19 and were required to quarantine. Sam Englehart, a ...

Louisiana to move into phase three

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that even though Louisiana will move to phase three, CDC guidelines and safety protocols will still remain in place.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

The state of Louisiana is set to move on to phase three starting Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during a news conference on Thursday, Sept. 10. With a plan to reveal more information on Friday, Sept. 11, Edwards explained that he made this decision based on a positive trend in COVID-19 data....

Louisiana Phase two extension affects campus organizations

Louisiana Phase two extension affects campus organizations

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

On Aug. 4, Governor John Bel Edwards extended the phase two implementation to Aug. 28, which limited gatherings to no more than 50 people. Campus activities have had to be paused until Sept. 3, with guidelines and limitations still in place. According to the Division of Student Affairs, all even...

University to report confirmed cases of COVID-19

University to report confirmed cases of COVID-19

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health will begin collecting data from public colleges and universities across the state regarding positive cases of COVID-19. The university sent out a Faculty/Staff notice on Sept. 4 that included the number of cases that have been reported so far.  According to ...

Welcome back to campus

Welcome back to campus

Alexia Fisher, Graduate Assistant, University Health Center

September 4, 2020

Whether this is your first time on campus or you are returning, we know things may be a little (or a lot) different. We may not be able to gather as much or as close with our Southeastern family as we have in the past, but that will not stop us from getting through this fall semester together. As a ...

University releases guidelines for campus event registration

University releases guidelines for campus event registration

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2020

Now that the fall semester is underway, campus life can begin again. The university will allow campus activities to take place and has released guidelines for student organizations and departments on how to adapt to current measures and register events. These guidelines adhere to existing measures adopt...

University introduces new self-reporting system for students

University introduces new self-reporting system for students

Symiah Dorsey, Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporters

August 20, 2020

The university has implemented the Lion Intervention Network, an online tool that students can utilize to report academic or personal challenges, including a specific disclosure form for issues related to the coronavirus.  In an email to faculty and staff, Dean of Students Dr. Gabe Willis outlin...

Fashionable face coverings

Since face coverings are required within buildings on campus, some students are taking the opportunity to make their own masks. Fashionable and trendy face coverings are becoming more common.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2020

Around the globe, people are trading in their nondescript disposable face coverings for custom-made masks that coordinate with their fashion choices. Students have tapped into their creativity when it comes to designing unique face coverings and recognizing the bright side of the mask requirements....

“Home Brew History”: A passion turned into a podcast

Joey Ricci and Riley

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2020

A podcast that began as a joke between two friends has evolved into an avenue for them to interview well-known and respected historians from around the world. Joseph Ricci, a graduate student of the History program, runs the history podcast “Home Brew History” along with his friend Riley “Bo” Tri...