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Keeping busy while staying at home

Keeping busy while staying at home

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2020

As the switch to online learning has begun, many students around the world are finding themselves stuck at home with nothing to do, myself included. However, I’ve found a few tips that have so far helped me to become more productive during this time of isolation. To start off, communication does...

Southland Conference to re-evaluate spring competition on March 30

Southland Conference to re-evaluate spring competition on March 30

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

As the university continues to transition to online classes and remote learning, the university’s sports teams have had to make many changes as well. As of March 14, the Southland Conference “cancelled all Spring sports competitions and championship events,” according to a release by the conference o...

Primary election delay will keep Americans safe

Primary election delay will keep Americans safe

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

Like most other activities and events, the presidential primary election season has suffered delays and setbacks due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Louisiana was the first state to delay its primary elections, which were scheduled to take place on April 4. Five other states and territories: Ohio, Georgia, Mary...

Instructors’ perspectives on online transition

Instructors’ perspectives on online transition

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

University students, faculty and staff have had to adapt to daily changes in both their education and lifestyle. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, university courses have transitioned to be 100% online, and campus residents have been advised and encouraged to go home if they are able. Lear...

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

On March 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that went  into effect March 23 at 5 p.m. to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. “In Louisiana, we have taken aggressive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve; however, this is no...

University Health Center is open for students

University Health Center is open for students

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2020

Following the university’s decision to move all classes from face-to-face to online, the University Health Center remains open and available to students. Andrea Peevy, director of the UHC, stated that students with health concerns can still utilize the resources available to them. “The University He...

Q&A with Dean of Students

Q&A with  Dean of Students

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

How will the university accommodate students who don’t have internet connection? “At the moment, we do recognize that every student won’t have a laptop or access to Wi-Fi. On campus, there will be labs open. I know Fayard will remain open, the library will remain open. There’s conversations a...

Fear is more viral than the virus itself

Fear is more viral than the virus itself

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

It’s really no secret that COVID-19, more commonly referred to as the coronavirus, has caused economic concerns both domestically and overseas.  If you go to any grocery store, you might have a hard time finding the disinfecting products you’re looking for. Rubbing alcohol? They don’t have it...

Coronavirus halts in-person classes, changes daily life in Louisiana and around the globe

Coronavirus halts in-person classes, changes daily life in Louisiana and around the globe

Staff Reports

March 17, 2020

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus, the university took precautionary measures to transition face-to-face classes to online classes. Following President John L. Crain’s mass email regarding the decision on Thursday, March 12 to move towards remote learning, there have been several operational...

It is not the end of the world

It is not the end of the world

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

As I am writing this on March 7, according to worldometers.info/coronavirus, there are over 100,000 reported cases of the coronavirus in the world, with over 3,500 deaths and over 58,000 recoveries. Since being declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organizati...

It should not be taken lightly

It should not be taken lightly

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

Although the flu is what Americans should be fully worried about since it causes 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year, the quick widespread of the coronavirus has many people anxious since its discovery in December 2019. Like swine flu and Ebola, the new case of coronavirus has sparked global outr...