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Attendees left flowers at the foot of the Student Union Theater during the vigil honoring SLU student Conly Asher Chavers. Nov. 30, 2023.

SLU community mourns student at prayer vigil

Kennith Woods, News Editor December 4, 2023

On Thursday, Nov. 30, Southeastern community members poured into the Student Union Theater for a prayer vigil, honoring 19-year-old SLU student Conly Asher Chavers, who passed the previous day. SLU President...

A teddy bear and flowers were placed near the scene of the incident, honoring the students passing. Nov. 29, 2023

Student passes after falling from Thelma Ryan

Kennith Woods and Chloe Williams November 30, 2023

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, Southeastern informed students via SMS text of an incident regarding a student at Thelma Ryan Hall. University Police, an ambulance and the Hammond Fire Department were at the scene....

SGA Vice President Matt Mathews talks to the senate about the chief justices resignation.

SGA discusses chief justice resignation, safety and more at senate meeting

Chloe Williams and Kennith Woods November 28, 2023

During its senate meeting on the Monday before Thanksgiving break, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed Chief Justice Aaliyah Muhammad's resignation, which came after the internal affairs...

The newly crowned Miss Black and Gold Zsane Wicker doing a walk around the stage with her crown and bouquet at the pageant.

Alpha Phi Alpha’s black and gold pageant returns after eight-year hiatus

Dasyonne Brashear, Le Souvenir Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

On Sunday, Nov. 19, the Kappa Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted the first Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant in eight years.  The pageant featured four contestants: Nadia Washington,...

Members of SGA listening to the speakers and taking notes accordingly.

SGA meeting touches on chief justice complaints, funding

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter November 16, 2023

On Monday, Nov. 13, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a senate meeting in Fayard Hall to vote on funding for the Sims Memorial Library and the proposed pickleball court.  Lacey Johnson,...

Roomie enters the chat: Southeastern introduces AI Roomie chatbot

Roomie enters the chat: Southeastern introduces AI Roomie chatbot

Abigail Fischer and Aaron Madison November 14, 2023

Southeastern is introducing an “Ask Roomie” messaging service on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The AI chatbot will launch an AI Roomie that aims to help students answer questions across a broad range of campus...

Students wait in the Starbucks lobby for their orders.

Students’ guide to combat caffeine addiction

Kate Oborina, Staff Reporter November 13, 2023

Many students can’t imagine their day without caffeine. It becomes their fuel, providing the will to live.  While some students can manage their caffeine consumption, others go full-speed, drinking...

Robin Roberts, co-anchor of Good Morning America and SLU alumna, smiles as she takes a pause from sharing her heart-felt experiences as a student at SLU during the groundbreaking of D Vickers.

Robin Roberts hosts Q&A session with SLU communication students

Samantha Sims and Kennith Woods November 7, 2023

On Thursday, Nov. 2, communication students and faculty gathered in the iHub for a Q&A session with Good Morning America (GMA) co-anchor and Southeastern alumna Robin Roberts.  Roberts visited...

SGA President Lacey Johnson gives her attention to Title IX Coordinator and Title IX panel moderator Teressa Leday.

SGA President Lacey Johnson expresses the importance of “keeping students at the table” for Title IX discussion

Yumi Domangue, Staff Reporter & Graphic Designer November 6, 2023

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Southeastern and state leaders spoke on recent Title IX legislation and what can be done moving forward. Louisiana State Senator Regina Barrow (D-15) talked about the recent legislation...

Robin Roberts and other important community figures gather to celebrate the groundbreaking of D Vickers Hall.

D Vickers Hall breaks ground

Ian Stewart, Opinions Editor November 4, 2023

The groundbreaking ceremony for D Vickers Hall and the Robin Roberts Broadcast Media Center was held on Nov. 2, with Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, SLU...

A guide to parking on campus

A guide to parking on campus

Sabrina Benoit, Staff Reporter October 26, 2023

Many students have expressed that parking on campus is a very important and sometimes confusing part of being a student at Southeastern. There are specific zones for faculty and staff, students, residential...

A teary-eyed Dr. Willis looks at the room filled with coworkers, friends and family that came in attendance of his farewell party.

Departure of SLU’s Dean Willis

Samantha Sims, Campus Editor October 25, 2023

On Oct. 13, Dr. Gabriel Willis officially resigned from his position as Dean of Students at Southeastern.  After nine years at SLU, Willis accepted a new position as the associate vice president and...

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