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Lions 4 Lions dedicated to the conservation of endangered species

Lions 4 Lions dedicated to the conservation of endangered species

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2020

Lions 4 Lions, a club dedicated to spreading awareness of the declining lion population in East Africa, was established on campus at the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester. Students in an Anthropology 410 class came together to create the conservation club after hearing about the Ruaha Carnivore ...

A music professor’s take on the transition to online

A music professor’s take on the transition to online

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Throughout the university, COVID-19 has affected school life and the routine of most classes. Music professors, specifically, have had to make drastic changes during the transition to online classes. Daniel Cassin, lecturer of cello, discussed the changes he has made to his music courses. “I...

Recitals for music majors cancelled for semester

Recitals for music majors cancelled for semester

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

Following the procedures put in place by the university, all recitals for music majors will be postponed for the remainder of the spring semester. Jeffrey Wright, department head of music and performing arts, stated that the recitals are not being replaced with any sort of broadcasted performance. “No ...

CAB plans to entertain students during campus lockdown

CAB plans to entertain students during campus lockdown

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 causing a global pandemic, there have been numerous changes to student life on campus. Changes include the lock down of buildings across campus, face-to-face classes shifting online, on-campus dining options limited to take out only and student groups not being able to me...

Columbia Theatre to suspend all operations

Columbia Theatre to suspend all operations

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2020

Following Gov. John Bel Edwards’ press conference on March 16, public schools, casinos and movie theaters all across Louisiana have closed.  As of March 18, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts has also closed its doors to the public.  With the Columbia Theatre’s closure, questions about the previously upcoming shows have ...

Keeping up with Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher

Keeping up with Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2020

On Nov. 22, Janine Hatcher was crowned Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020. A tradition dating back to the 1970s, Miss Southeastern is an important fixture on campus. She represents all things green and gold everywhere she goes.  Hatcher launched her reign as Miss SLU on Jan. 22 with the ...

Manchac Live will be replaced online by Manchac Writing Month

Manchac Live will be replaced online by Manchac Writing Month

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2020

Manchac Live will be replaced by Manchac Writing Month. Each semester, students are able to showcase their talents of writing and singing through Manchac Live, a series of open mic events hosted by the university’s English department. This year’s Manchac Live was scheduled for Thursday, March 19 in D V...

Lecture series to celebrate Women’s History Month

Lecture series to celebrate Women’s History Month

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

The department of history and political science is hosting a series of lectures throughout March to celebrate Women’s History Month. Held in the Student Union Theatre, the series consists of four lectures. The first lecture, “Louisiana’s Hidden History of Japanese Internment,” was presented...

Organizational Spotlight: Phi Beta Lambda

Organizational Spotlight:  Phi Beta Lambda

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

Phi Beta Lambda, Future Business Leaders of America, is an on-campus organization for students interested in pursuing a career in business. The organization provides opportunities for students to network and get involved with professionals in the industry. Chelsey Blank, president of PBL, explained t...

Lions LEAD Retreat to cultivate students’ skills

Lions LEAD Retreat to cultivate students’ skills

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

The university is offering a retreat for all students to come together and learn about leadership development. The Lions LEAD Retreat is an annual leadership conference designed to equip students with the tools they need to become an effective leader. For those looking to enhance their leadership skill...

Dance company prepares for spring performance

Dance company prepares for spring performance

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Dance Performance Project, a dance company housed in the Department of Music and Performing Arts, will be presenting their first performance of the semester. The company’s performance titled “Voices of the Planet: 2020,” will take place on March 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre. A...

Young artist opening exhibition brings hundreds of guests

Young artist opening exhibition brings hundreds of guests

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2020

The Hammond Regional Arts Center experienced one of their most attended opening exhibitions as people gathered to see the work of local young artists. As part of an annual tradition for National Youth Art Month, the HRAC opened the Young Artist Exhibition to the public on March 6 from 5-8 p.m. Friends,...