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Two businesses, one haunting experience

Two businesses, one haunting experience

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

A Hammond venue dedicates this time of the year to the spirit of Halloween. Ranch of Horror and The Party Barn have come together to run three Halloween attractions from Sept. 28 until Nov. 3. The three options for visitors include “Zombies of the Bayou,” which is a hayride course, “Haze Maze,”...

Getting ready for the basketball season

Getting ready for the basketball season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 23, 2018

The men's and women's basketball teams looked to raise fan excitement leading to their season openers in November with the 11th annual "Full Court Fest." Both basketball teams took to the court in the University Center on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. The event included games with fan engagement, prizes, free...

A day in the life of Michael Aleman

A day in the life of Michael Aleman

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018

Service, education and protection to the university are the three main goals of the University Police Department. But how did they get to their position and why do the officers stick with it? University Police Officer Michael Aleman, a university alumnus, said that he joined the police force after...

The university judo club

The university judo club

Staff Reports

October 23, 2018

Founded in 1882, judo is an ancient form of martial arts from Japan created by Jigura Kano as an alternative to jujitsu. This sport carries on today with clubs across the world including the Southeastern Judo Club. Professor of Physics Dr. Sanichiro Yoshida, an instructor of the class, explained how...

Strawberry Marching Classic returns

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018

The Strawberry Marching Classic returns after a two-year hiatus, providing an opportunity for high school students to show off their musical talents. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Strawberry Stadium. According to Interim Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands Derek Stoughton,...

Smith’s journey to success

Smith’s journey to success

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

2018 Young Alumnus of the Year Joni Smith, administrative assistant at Westside Junior High School, is among those who agree that success is not always handed out on a silver platter. “I experienced childhood trauma and went into foster care and was adopted in high school,” said Smith. “Being...

Remembering Roppolo

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

October 22, 2018

After 28 years of service to the university as a physical plant worker, George Roppolo, 58, passed away after having a heart attack while on the job. “He had the biggest heart,” shared Gianna Roppolo, his daughter. “He was very giving and very caring. He’d help any student. He didn’t care...

Mandatory bike registration

Mandatory bike registration

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

Once an optional process, students and faculty should make a note about the university’s new policy that requires bikes used on campus to be registered with the university. According to Director of Transportation Services Gary Prescott, the policy was made effective by the Office of Student Affairs...

24 hours of theatrical horror

24 hours of theatrical horror

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 22, 2018

With roughly 50 people, Alpha Psi Omega condensed a theatre production into 24 hours to kick off the “Hammond Horror Festival.” President of APO Taylor Meng, a junior English education major, served as scenic designer for the play. She described the performance as “one of APO’s favorite events...

Trailing behind at home

Trailing behind at home

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

With over 600 yards given up on defense, the Lions football team lost to Abilene Christian University this past Saturday at the athletic Hall of Fame Game 48-27. Head Coach Frank Scelfo was disappointed by the team's performance as a whole. "We didn’t practice like that all week long," said Scelfo....

48 hours of horror

48 hours of horror

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 21, 2018

The eighth annual "Hammond Horror Festival" brought phobias and time-limited productions to the stage and the screen. The festival started on Friday, Oct, 19 with "Seven Frightening Phobias," a 24-hour production. The play was sectioned into seven parts, each focused on a different phobia. Taylor...

Tribute in the Columbia: Carole King

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 19, 2018

Executive Director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts Roy Blackwood looks to round up Fanfare by presenting a tribute to the songwriter Carole King. “Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook” will take the Columbia Theatre stage on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Blackwood said, “When...