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DSA honors presidents, new and old

DSA honors presidents, new and old

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

The Division of Student Affairs honored students and faculty who demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to the university. Among many awards presented during the convocation, the DSA named Man and Woman of the Year. Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, was named the 2019 Woman of ...

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...

Students elect SGA officers

Students elect SGA officers

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

With 1,331 votes cast, the student body chose next year's executive officers for the Student Government Association. For the 2019-20 term, Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, will be president of SGA. L’Oreal Williams, a sophomore business administration major, will be vice...

Goal-setting techniques of a collage

Goal-setting techniques of a collage

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Made from a collection of objects including magazine clippings, encouraging pictures or positive sayings, vision boards help with setting goals and planning for the future. Vision boards are essentially collages that serve to motivate or inspire someone towards their goal. The varying sizes and customizati...

Get to know candidates’ platforms

Get to know candidates’ platforms

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019

Candidates for the Student Government Association election shared their platforms and future goals at the "SGA Executive Elections Debate." The debate was held on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Fayard Hall room 107. Zachary Rogers, coordinator of leadership and service in the Office for Student...

Meet the candidates

Meet the candidates

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 3, 2019

Eight students are running to become the future officers of the Student Government Association. Campaigning has begun from tabling events in the Student Union Breezeway to social media posts. The "Voter Rally" will begin at 10 a.m. on April 8 in the Student Union Breezeway for students to get food...

A look into Greek Week

A look into Greek Week

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Members of Greek life can look to compete and make connections in the annual Greek Week. Greek Week is scheduled for March 31 to April 4. This year's theme for Greek Week will be "Greekelodeon." Greek organizations will participate in a step show centered around a Nickelodeon show. Karley Bordelon,...

Lions to serve the community

Lions to serve the community

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

“The Big Event” brings students together to give back to surrounding communities. Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, discussed how the first “The Big Event” was created by a college campus. “The original ‘Big Event’ was started by student government members at Texas A&a...

Network and search at a career fair

Network and search at a career fair

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2019

At the annual "Biz-Connect" career fair, students networked with potential employers looking to fill full-time, part-time, intern and temporary positions. 49 local and national employers attended the career fair on Thursday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Garrett Hall. Karley Bordelon, a...

Searches for businesses in ‘The Big Event’

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

For the ninth year in a row, students who are participating in "The Big Event" are on a search for businesses and organizations to volunteer on the designated community service day. Organized by the Student Government Association, "The Big Event" sponsors students who choose to participate in the...

‘The Big Event’ evolves

‘The Big Event’ evolves

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019

Participants of “The Big Event,” a day dedicated to thanking the community through service since 1982, will see structural changes this semester. “The Big Event” gathers teams of students from the university to engage with local businesses and residents in service-oriented tasks. This year,...