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One injured, one in custody after shooting

One injured, one in custody after shooting

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

The campus community was alerted to an unfolding situation yesterday evening when reports of gunfire prompted a swift and heavy response from University and Hammond Police Departments. At approximately 6 p.m., Hammond Fire and Rescue along with multiple units from the HPD and SLUPD converged on North...

Hammond boutique ranked first place

Hammond boutique ranked first place

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

Boutique Hub recently awarded Obsession Boutique the title of 2019 Louisiana Boutique of the Year. Tori Bishop, a university alumna, owns the boutique that is located in the Hammond Square Mall. The store aims to carry the latest trends in clothing, shoes and accessories. Winning the award has...

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

Due to the increasing number of students graduating, the university is making changes to its commencement ceremonies. Beginning this December, the university will host two commencement ceremonies. Both ceremonies will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the University Center. The first ceremony consisting...

University student brings attention to Clark Hall safety

University student brings attention to Clark Hall safety

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2019

A concern has been raised on campus regarding the safety of students around the Clark Hall area. Allison Arrigoni, a senior art major, has recently shed light on a wall at Clark Hall that may cause concern to students who pass it at night. Arrigoni shared what her main concern is with the brick...

Alumni receive honors in education

Alumni receive honors in education

Jacob Summervile, Opinions Editor

September 18, 2019

Two alumni represented their green-and-gold alma mater through their excellence as aspiring teachers. Scott Jarreau and Keyana Davis, alumni from the College of Education, were among 40 college alumni in Louisiana who were named to the Future Educator Honor Roll and were recognized by the Louisiana...

Vibriyogn earns computer certification

Vibriyogn earns computer certification

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

Vibriyogn Epuri, a sophomore mathematics major, earned a Geographic Information Systems International Building Code certification in the summer of 2019. GIS IBC is a computer software system that is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present spatial or geographic data. Epuri...

It is OK to get help

It is OK to get help

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

Even though mental health is an important aspect of a healthy life, it may sometimes be swept under the rug. Mental health issues are a common problem among college students and anyone needing help must always seek it. According to the American Psychological Association, “the number of university...

Crain walks down memory lane

Crain walks down memory lane

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

The institution that began as Hammond Junior College in 1925 has grown over the past 94 years to become Southeastern Louisiana University. After facing the impacts caused by the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, the university has achieved several milestones during the past decade. The university has...

University debuts re-branded teacher residency program

University debuts  re-branded teacher residency program

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2019

Education majors will now have the opportunity to gain more practical experience in the classroom. The Louisiana Department of Education recently introduced new requirements for the student-teaching program for all education majors, now rebranded to the piloted teacher-residency program. Similar...

Establishing and building credit: why and how?

Establishing and building credit: why and how?

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

Learning about credit and how it impacts the future can be an important life skill for students to learn while in college. The transactions students make to finance their education builds up a personal credit history. Rakesh Duggal, professor of finance, reasoned why he thinks it is important for...

Lion statue revealed

Lion statue revealed

Staff Reports

September 3, 2019

Prior to the football game against Jacksonville State University on Aug. 30, the new lion statue was unveiled at 5:30 p.m. The structure, commissioned by the Student Government Association, is located on the west end of Friendship Circle. Dr. John L. Crain, along with current SGA President Karley Bordelon...

2019 Storm Tracker

2019 Storm Tracker

Staff Reports

August 28, 2019

Tropical-storm-force winds from Dorian could begin in parts of Florida as early as Saturday or Saturday night. Dorian is already raising concern in Puerto Rico after dumping rain on the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean. People on the U.S. territory have been stocking up on emergency supplies...