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Semester concludes with a final jazz concert

Semester concludes with a final jazz concert

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

The music department concluded the season with a last jazz concert. Presented by the Department of Music and Performing Arts and the Lyceum Arts & Lectures Committee, the university Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble performed the final concert of the fall 2019 semester. It was held on Wednesday, Nov. ...

Mariah Clayton: Miss Louisiana USA 2020’s rise to the crown

Mariah Clayton: Miss Louisiana USA 2020’s rise to the crown

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

Mariah Clayton was crowned Miss Louisiana USA 2020 on Oct. 9 at the Lafon Performing Arts Center in Luling. Clayton explained how she got into pageantry and rose to the crown. “When I was 18, my sister wanted me to do a pageant with her,” said Clayton. “She was the pageant girl. I was defini...

Giving Day raises thousands for university departments and organizations

Giving Day raises thousands for university departments and organizations

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

Hundreds of university supporters, community members and alumni were able to support the university by donating to several departments and organizations during Homecoming Week in the Southeastern Giving Day event. One month after the fundraiser, the money that was donated is being used to benefit studen...

Mocktails guest panel creates dialogue with students

Mocktails guest panel creates dialogue with students

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

Prior to attending an annual social engagement, students had the opportunity to learn about the repercussions of substance abuse in a college climate. The Office for Student Engagement and Campus Activities Board welcomed a panel of guest speakers for the Wild, Wild Western Rodeo Mocktails event....

Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 Contestants

Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 Contestants

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

The Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 Pageant will take place on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. This year, 15 contestants will compete for the spot to become the next Miss Southeastern. In preparation for the pageant, each contestant answered two questions to expl...

McPherson selected as Teacher of the Year

McPherson selected as Teacher of the Year

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

University alumna Sydney McPherson was selected by her peers as the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year at Southdowns School in Baton Rouge. McPherson graduated from the university in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She plans to begin pursuing her master’s degree in special...

Vendors share their viewpoints of Starry November Night

Vendors share their viewpoints of Starry November Night

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2019

While many families gathered downtown to take part in a holiday tradition, several vendors provided goods for sale, each business having their own reasons to attend. Coordinated by the Downtown Development District, the 15th annual Starry November Night took place on Nov. 15 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Vend...

Fine and Functional sells local artwork for gift-giving season

Fine and Functional sells local artwork for gift-giving season

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2019

As the holiday season began, people sought out to buy original, handmade gifts. The Hammond Regional Arts Center, located downtown, continued its holiday traditions by hosting its annual Fine and Functional show. The opening exhibition took place on Nov. 15 starting at 5 p.m. This event allowed artists in...

Senior art majors prepare to exhibit how they have matured their craft

Senior art majors prepare to exhibit how they have matured their craft

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2019

The end of the semester is approaching, which means seniors are near the end of their undergraduate studies. For art majors, this means preparing their final body of work for the upcoming senior thesis exhibition. Nov. 21-Dec. 14, the university’s Department of Visual Art and Design will host the ...

Theatre department to perform ‘Three Sisters’ with guest director

Theatre department to perform ‘Three Sisters’ with guest director

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

From Nov. 19-22, the university’s theatre department will be performing Anton Chekov’s play “Three Sisters.” To help direct the play, the department enlisted the aid of Clarence Gilyard, professor at the University of Nevada, a published author and an experienced actor and director. Gilyar...

International Initiatives hosts annual Study Abroad Photo Contest

International Initiatives hosts annual Study Abroad Photo Contest

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Students participating in the Study Abroad program had an opportunity to enter a photo contest. The International Initiatives Office will announce the winners of its annual Study Abroad Photo contest during International Night in the Student Union Ballroom on Nov. 18. The winning photos will be dis...

How a brotherhood in music has enhanced members of Phi Mu Alpha

How a brotherhood in music has enhanced members of Phi Mu Alpha

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Among the different organizations on campus, some solely focus on a particular area of interest. The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a special interest organization that revolves around music for the enrichment of mankind. The club holds programs to help all people, such as Sinfonia in the Military, the Colo...