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Embracing what is natural: Photographer captures the beauty of natural hair

Embracing what is natural: Photographer captures the beauty of natural hair

Symiah Dorsey, Photography Editor August 18, 2021

In December of 2019, freelance photographer Faith Laurent made a decision that would bring new meaning to her journey of self-acceptance: she put down the flat iron and began to embrace her natural hair. This...

Gayle was crowned the 60th Miss Southeastern on Jan. 22, 2021.

The Miss Southeastern life through Lily Gayle’s eyes

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter August 18, 2021

Crowned as the 60th Miss Southeastern, Lily Gayle’s reign has taken her to new heights.  From reading to SLU LAB school kids to competing for all the way in Monroe for the Miss Louisiana title, Gayle...

John Isiah Walton at the SLU Contemporary Art Gallery giving a tour of the exhibit as well as explaining the details of some of his pieces. Walton's work will be in the SLU gallery until September 2.

Black Paintings exhibit meets the SLU Gallery

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter August 17, 2021

John Isiah Walton’s latest exhibit, “Black Paintings: Cybernetic Folklore, Place + Spirit”,  opened in Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery on June 14 and will be on view until Sept. 2.  Walton’s...

Columbia Theatre celebrates life with new season

Columbia Theatre celebrates life with new season

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter August 17, 2021

Through the storm that was COVID-19, many businesses struggled to stay afoot. The Columbia Theatre may not have been at their highest, but they were still able to learn and grow from what happened. The...

Paul Murphy (left) and Rick Colucci sit in a booth at Brady's Restaurant on SW Railroad Avenue in Downtown. They co-own three restaurants: Jacmel Inn and Brady's in Hammond and Nuvolari's in Mandeville. The two have been business partners for over 40 years and have had an even longer friendship.

Humans of Hammond

Brynn Lundy, Copy Editor August 17, 2021

A decades-long friendship and business partnership between two New York natives, Rick Colucci and Paul Murphy, has contributed to Hammond's life and economy since the late 70s with the establishment of...

Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher crowns Lily Gayle, a senior communication major, at the Miss Southeastern Louisiana University scholarship competition on Jan. 22 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Hatcher and Gayle to compete in Miss Louisiana Competition

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

Janine Hatcher and Lily Gayle will be representing Southeastern as they go to compete in the Miss Louisiana competition from June 17-19.  Hatcher, Miss Southeastern 2020, and Gayle, Miss Southeastern...


Raychelle Riley, a 2020 graduate, was announced as the winner on March 18. She is the sixth Southeastern student to receive the award.

SLU graduate wins student broadcaster of the year award

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

An alumna of Southeastern’s Communication and Media Studies Department recently won the Student Broadcaster of the Year Award for 2021.  Raychelle Riley, a 2020 graduate, was announced as the winner...

Southeastern sends Lily Gayle off to the Miss Louisiana Competition

Southeastern sends Lily Gayle off to the Miss Louisiana Competition

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

On Thursday June 10 at 4 p.m. friends, family and supporters gathered in the Tinsley Hall lounge to send off Lily Gayle to the Miss Louisiana competition in Monroe.  Many met up to wish Miss Southeastern...

Band members perform on their way to Strawberry Stadium as the Lions football team faces off against Northwestern State.

COVID-19 reshapes the freshmen band experience

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

The freshmen experience for many college students this year has been unique compared to the past experiences to COVID-19.  With COVID-19 restrictions and procedures in place, newly joined band members...

Sophomore psychology major and student actor Landon Scholle checks out the Columbia Theatre’s 2020-2021 season poster in the window of the building. The Columbia will be hosting Southeastern's 'Ragtime' musical performances scheduled for September.

The Department of Music and Performing Arts holds auditions for the musical ‘Ragtime’

Brooke Bell, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

Southeastern’s Department of Music and Performing Arts will be holding auditions for the musical “Ragtime” in June.  Although the campus may be returning to normal, the department has made changes...

The cast from senior biology major and theater minor Carla Cortina’s scene, ‘The Children’s Hour’ hold their flowers with satisfaction. Southeastern students in Chad Winters’ directing class each directed their own scenes and hosted a showcase together.

An evening of student-directed scenes

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 12, 2021

On Thursday, May 6, students and families gathered in the Vonnie Borden Theatre to watch a showcase of student-directed scenes.  For Chad Winters’ theatre directing class, he had each of his students...

Mr. Klein posing for a solo photo with his trombone. The musician has been playing since he was in the 4th grade, essentially his entire life.

SLU alumnus wins Grammy with New Orleans jazz band

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

An SLU graduate from the class of 1984 recently won a Grammy with his band, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers.  Craig Klein, the group’s trombonist, shared his feelings on the band’s accomplishment. The...

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