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The Community Music School offers affordable lessons for all

The Community Music School offers affordable lessons for all

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Situated in a corner in Pottle Music Building’s second floor is the Community Music School, a school that gives private music lessons for voice and various instruments. The school provides lessons to people of all ages and skill levels. Jivka Duke, a professional violinist, is the Interim Director of...

‘EvolveU’ preparation underway

‘EvolveU’ preparation underway

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

To help students improve leadership skills, the university organized “EvolveU,” a one-day conference held for high school students from Louisiana and surrounding areas. In preparation for the upcoming “EvolveU” event scheduled for Nov. 13, a seminar was held for speakers and volunteers to learn mor...

Handshake to replace LionHire

Handshake to replace LionHire

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Starting this semester, the Office of Career Services has begun supporting a new job hiring and recruitment service to replace LionHire. On Feb. 28, LionHire will be removed from the university website and will be replaced with Handshake. Unlike LionHire, Handshake is a pre-existing application that spec...

Local parade celebrates Mardi Gras history

Local parade celebrates Mardi Gras history

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

Mardi Gras season has once again come to Louisiana, and Tangipahoa Parish has already begun to celebrate. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Louisiana is the only state that recognizes Mardi Gras as a legal holiday. The first Mardi Gras ce...

Jazzy evening brings university and community together

Jazzy evening brings university and community together

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

“An Evening of Jazz” welcomed Hammond community members to raise funds and experience entertainment provided by the university’s jazz faculty and ensemble. On Sunday, Feb. 16, the Rotary Club of Hammond partnered with the university’s music department to host “An Evening of Jazz” from 5-...

Local food bank hosts pancake breakfast to aid the hungry

Local food bank hosts pancake breakfast to aid the hungry

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

Members of Tangipahoa Parish gave back to a local food bank that has been serving the public for nearly 20 years. Our Daily Bread Food Bank hosted its third annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Feb. 8 at Hand of Hope. For $10, people could buy one ticket to the breakfast and feed 10 people in need....

Symphony brings guest conductors and Disney vibes

Symphony brings guest conductors and Disney vibes

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Wind Symphony put on their annual Disney concert on Feb. 8. The program included popular pieces from movies like “Mulan,” “Toy Story” and “Star Wars.” Senior horn player Jarian Jordan explained that the process of preparing a set like this is different than other performances due to ...

Columbia brings comic operetta

Columbia brings comic operetta

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The start of a new semester brought students and guest director Rachel Harris onto the stage of a local theatre to perform a century-old operetta. University students performed “Die Fledermaus” at The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 6-7. The production is a comic operetta compose...

Take a trip to the ‘20s with the HRAC

Take a trip to the ‘20s with the HRAC

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

The Hammond Regional Arts Center will be traveling back in time this week as they host an event dedicated to supporting the arts and local businesses. Taking place on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-10 p.m., the HRAC will be hosting its annual ‘Art of the Cocktail’ party. This year, the event will embody...

Students join the fight for life

Students join the fight for life

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

Students from the university traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the national March for Life, an annual human rights demonstration that takes place around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion throughout the entire U.S. March for Life...

Hammond Regional Arts Center honors the legacy of Marjorie Morrison

Hammond Regional Arts Center honors the legacy of Marjorie Morrison

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

Marjorie Morrison, advocate of the arts and former wife of U.S. Senator Jim Morrison, has been featured through the works of Hammond artists Pat Macaluso and Denise Tullier-Holly. The exhibit is formally titled “The Marjorie Morrison Sculpture Biennial” and opened at the Hammond Regional Arts C...

Inkslinger competition produces works of emerging playwrights

Inkslinger competition produces works of emerging playwrights

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

An annual competition at the university provides emerging playwright opportunities to see their work produced on stage. The 2020 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition challenges any playwright to submit their original scripts. Hosted by the university’s theatre program, the coordinators will be acceptin...