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Healthy job market affects college enrollment

Healthy job market affects college enrollment

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

Statistics have shown that a healthy job market and college enrollment rates do not have a direct relationship. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the national unemployment rate is currently 3.7% as of July 2019 and approximately 164,000 jobs were created. With the job...

Leadership Ambassadors encourage others to be more engaged on campus

Leadership Ambassadors encourage others to be more engaged on campus

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

Every year, a group of students are chosen to help better engage students on campus. The Southeastern Leadership Ambassadors is a group of 20-25 student leaders who help the university with a variety of different events aimed at recruitment and leadership development of new students. They are also re...

Professors speak for their ‘Best Ten Minutes’ during October

Professors speak for their ‘Best Ten Minutes’ during October

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

Faculty and staff from the department of Communication and Media Studies will be telling stories in an event on campus. The second annual “Your Best 10 Minutes” is underway for the university as faculty and staff will present a story for the event. Organized by Dr. Joe Burns, assistant professor...

The Louisiana Puchase: a concern between America and France

The Louisiana Puchase: a  concern between America and France

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

Coming 200 years after a foreign contingency plan had fallen through, United States President Thomas Jefferson would acquire a massive swath of land, including the trading port of the Mississippi River and the drive for westward expansion in the USA. The Louisiana Purchase was a deal from France led...

Winter manages double time in Columbia and classroom

Winter manages double time in Columbia and classroom

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

A university professor has been selected to become the new director for The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Jim Winter, associate professor of acting and directing, has recently been selected as the Artistic Director at the Columbia Theatre. This comes after the retirement of the previous...

Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ still relevant to youths

Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ still relevant to youths

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2019

Originally published in 1932, “Brave New World,” written by Aldous Huxley, looks at a world in which consumerism and mass production have gone too far. In the novel, the entire planet is under the control of one government, known as the World State. The World State has advanced technology to the...

‘Strawberries, Guns, and Milk’ retells history

‘Strawberries, Guns, and Milk’ retells history

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2019

The Vonnie Borden Theatre celebrated Tangipahoa Parish history through historical and cultural references in a play. On Sept. 20, “Strawberries, Guns and Milk” was performed. The play written by Jim Winter, associate professor of acting and directing, explores 150 years of Tangipahoa Parish history...

Brews Arts Fest returns for tenth year

Brews Arts Fest returns for tenth year

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2019

The 10th annual Brews Art Festival will be organized on Sept. 27 from 5-9 p.m. Local breweries around Hammond will be sampling some of their finest craft beers in an event organized by the Hammond Regional Arts Center. Tara Bennett, media coordinator for HRAC, described the history of the Brews...

Zen Aesthetics features Japanese tea ceremony

Zen Aesthetics features Japanese tea ceremony

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2019

The Hammond Regional Arts Center hosted a Japanese tea ceremony that is a part of the Zen Aesthetics program. The tea ceremony was held on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1-3 p.m. The Japanese tea ceremony showcased the traditions and cultures of tea ceremonies in Japan through a live demonstration and collaboration...

Learn art through a cup of tea

Learn art through a cup of tea

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter 

September 27, 2019

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is expanding its Zen Aesthetics exhibition to include the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29. Currently, the arts center is displaying works from Rosemary Goodell, an artist whose work is heavily influenced by Japan. According to the...

Dance department to showcase talent in Fanfare

Dance department to showcase talent in Fanfare

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

A vision comes to life through the production of the university’s dance department. As a part of Fanfare, one of the dances that will be showcased from the dance department will be “Missing... have you seen her?” This dance will be directed by Keith Costa, director of dance. Fanfare is the...

Annual Renaissance Festival to return in Hammond area this fall

Annual Renaissance Festival to return in Hammond area this fall

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

Every year, Renaissance enthusiasts gather in Hammond to celebrate the traditions of old. The Louisiana Renaissance Festival will be returning to the Hammond area for its 20th year of operation from Nov. 2 until Dec. 8. More than 600 entertainers, artists, actors and demonstrators will assemble to...