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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...

Junior Auxiliary of Hammond brings back Jolly Jingles for its fifth year

Junior Auxiliary of Hammond brings back Jolly Jingles for its fifth year

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Residents of Hammond got their Christmas shopping done early with the help of over 50 local vendors and live entertainment. The Junior Auxiliary of Hammond hosted its fifth annual Jolly Jingles Market on Nov. 9 in the Pennington Student Activity Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kandace Formaggio, president...

Hammond prepares for Starry November Night

Hammond prepares for Starry November Night

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

The time for Downtown Hammond’s annual winter tradition is just around the corner. Hammond Downtown Development District will host its 15th annual family-friendly event Starry November Night on Friday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. This year, DDD is introducing new ideas for the evening, including...

Library hosts wine tasting fundraiser

Library hosts wine tasting fundraiser

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

A fundraiser continued its prominence at the library this semester. The Friends of Sims Library hosted the 11th annual "Wine with Friends" on Friday, Nov. 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Sims Memorial Library. Library Director Eric Johnson explained how the event began 11 years ago. “We started a true Frien...

Veterans share the importance of Veteran’s Day

Veterans share the importance of Veteran’s Day

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

Veterans Day is a day for giving thanks to those who have served in the military and have fought for America’s freedom.  Margaret Gonzalez-Perez, a political science professor, explained the significance of Veterans Day. “Veterans Day is important because it is a reminder to us that brave men and wome...