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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...

The Columbia Theatre stands tall throughout all of downtown Hammond. The Columbia is currently hosting its famous show online and is awaiting submissions from participants 12 and up.

The Columbia’s second annual talent show awaits submissions

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts recently announced it will be hosting its second annual “Columbia Famous” talent show. The show is accepting submissions from ages twelve and up, showcasing...

Freshman elementary education major Heather Lee sits on the Strawberry Stadium parking garage with a grin. She is thinking about her next summer outfit.

Summer fashion trends: No sweat when you’re in style

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter May 8, 2021

Fashion is constantly evolving, and with summer right around the corner, now is the time to start deciding what works and what does not. University students shared their advice on summer fashion trends...

“Dark Skinned Pavement,” which was presented at the Vonnie Borden Theatre April 27-30, provides insight into the lives of a Black American family who lost their son to police brutality. Written by TJ Young, the play features an all-Black cast.

“Dark Skinned Pavement” shines light on police brutality

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

Last week, “Dark Skinned Pavement'' made its way to the Vonnie Borden Theatre stage, reflecting similar incidents from the past few months involving police brutality and protests.  The play premiered...

Unity Poetry Slam dicsusses concept of peace

Unity Poetry Slam dicsusses concept of peace

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

In honor of National Poetry Month, Southeastern students gathered in the Student Union Theater on April 28 to perform live poetry.  Hosted by the departments of Communication and Media Studies, English...

The Wild & Free exhibition features work from female artists April Hammock, Denise Hopkins and Kimberly Meadowlark. Opening night of the exhibition occurred on April 16, and the display will remain in the HRAC until May 21.

Take a breather and see ‘Wild & Free’ at the HRAC

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is currently hosting the Wild & Free Exhibition until May 21, featuring three Louisiana-based artists.  HRAC’s online preview for this exhibition stated that...

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