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Sergeant Willie Bader, a WWII veteran from Tangipahoa Parish enjoys the exhibit at Hammond Regional Arts Center.

Hammond Regional Arts Center hosts exhibits honoring Louisiana’s veterans

Cade Roland, Staff Reporter May 9, 2022

The Hammond Regional Arts Center opened WWII exhibits on May 6 titled “The Pelican State Goes to War” and “ The Service: A Salute to the U.S Military.”  These exhibits showcase the efforts of...

Members of the Concert Choir singing upfront near the microphone along with the choir behind them. Students would often get up throughout the performance for solos or to give the audience a piece of information about the Matthew Shepard case.

Southeastern Concert Choir’s powerful performance of “Considering Matthew Shepard”

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 9, 2022

On May 7, Southeastern’s Concert Choir gathered in the Pottle Auditorium to perform “Considering Matthew Shepard,” composed by Craig Hella Johnson.  The concert was open to the public and conducted...

University alumna, Tori Bishop recently opened her third shop in Hammond square. Each of the stores can be found only doors from each other.

With a dress and a twirl, Tori Bishop opens new shop in Hammond square

Haley Dupre, Staff Reporter May 3, 2022

Surviving and thriving through the pandemic, small business owner Tori Bishop opened her newest store, Twirl by Obsession, in Hammond square.  As a high school senior in 2013, Bishop started working...

Cedric Dent Jr: Showing the stories that aren’t told

Cedric Dent Jr: Showing the stories that aren’t told

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter April 12, 2022

On April 16, alumni Cedric Dent Jr.’s solo photography exhibition “I’m so glad you're here” will open at Yes We Cannibal in Baton Rouge. Dent graduated from Southeastern in 2019 with a Bachelor...

Flipside Dance performs on stage in the Student Union Ballroom at Project P.U.L.L.s Culture Shock event on April 7.

Culture Shock: Project P.U.L.L. hosts electrifying set of performances

Philip le Riche, Staff Reporter April 8, 2022

Last night, Project P.U.L.L. hosted its 90s themed “Culture Shock” event at 7 p.m., showcasing a variety of talents including vocalist Alexis Bridges, rappers “efloW” and Majorloveee, comedian...

This bright corner attracts the eye. This corner seat is on the second floor of Luma Coffee which gives a view of the coffee shop and outside.

Highlighted hangout spots in Hammond

Hydee Holsapple, Staff Reporter April 6, 2022

College students often struggle to find a hangout spot on or off-campus to study and/or do school assignments due to distance, transportation, noise level, money, time or comfort.  There are a few...

The cast of Mrs. Whitmans performing a musical moment in the play. Mrs. Whitmans Words for Women will be playing April 7-9 at Reimers Theater.

The fight for equal rights in “Mrs. Whitman’s Words for Women”

Chloe Williams , Staff Reporter April 5, 2022

“Mrs. Whitman’s Words for Women,” directed by Dr. Anne-Liese Fox, will be showing at 7:30 p.m. from April 7-9 at Reimers Theater with free admission to all. Chicago-based playwright Shayne Kennedy...

Northshore Arts in Bloom Festival: Photo gallery

Chloe Williams , Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

The Northshore Arts in Bloom festival went from April 1 to April 2 and took place at many popular downtown venues such as the Columbia Theatre and the Hammond Regional Arts Center. This festival contained...

Director of Jazz and Percussion Studies Michael Brothers directs the University Jazz Ensemble at the Nov. 4, 2021 concert in the Pottle Music Annex Band Hall.

Bill Evans Jazz Festival returns for its 21st anniversary

Cade Roland, Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

The 21st Bill Evans Jazz Festival will take place April 6-9.  The festival will feature student and faculty jazz performances, along with other schools in the area and guest vocalist Lisanne Lyons. The...

The strawberry statue waits for the crowd at Strawberry Festival. The statue was made for the towns annual Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula.

Strawberry Fest is the berry best

Hydee Holsapple, Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the annual Strawberry Festival is returning to Ponchatoula.  The 50th annual Strawberry Festival will be held on April 8-10 and is free upon entry.  Donald Lanier, a festival...

A flyer for the Northshore Arts in Bloom Festival posted by the Columbia Theatre. Some of the festivals events will be held at the Columbia Theatre.

Floral weekend takeover: The Northshore Arts in Bloom Festival

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter March 31, 2022

Starting at 8 a.m. on April 1, the Northshore Arts Foundation will host a variety of events in downtown Hammond for its Arts in Bloom Festival.  This festival will last until 5 p.m. on April 1-2 and...

Playwright and Southeastern alumna Donna Gay Anderson reclines in a chair at Luma Coffee. Donna Gay shares her theatrical journey starting in Hammond.

A playwright with a passion: Donna Gay Anderson

Abigail Fischer, Staff Reporter March 29, 2022

A life in theater inspired Southeastern alumna Donna Gay Anderson to become a playwright and led to the creation of her new musical, “Unfolded.” Playwright and lyricist Anderson has a rich history...

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