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Students walking up to collect their

Welcome Week’s 2021 comeback

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter July 12, 2021

Welcome Week will be making a comeback for incoming Southeastern students of the Fall 2021 semester from Aug. 15-20.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Welcome Week was not able to take place normally...

Dr. Elizabeth Hornsby, Dr. Carol Madere and Dr. Sam Cavell participate in a panel hosted by the Sims Memorial Library marking the opening of the

Sims Memorial Library hosts “Determined to Rise” panel

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter June 28, 2021

On June 28, the Sims Memorial Library hosted a panel discussion that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment and the history of women’s suffrage.  The panel marks...

Miss Southeastern 2021 Lily Gayle placed in the Top Ten during the 2021 Miss Louisiana competition this past weekend in Monroe, La. Gayle, a senior communication major, received multiple scholarships as a semi-finalist.

Southeastern breaks the Top Ten at Miss Louisiana Competition 2021

Chloe Williams, Reporter June 22, 2021

On Saturday, June 19, Lily Gayle, Miss Green and Gold, was announced as a finalist in the Top Ten on the final night of the Miss Louisiana competition. Gayle is the first Southeastern representative...

Southeastern sends Lily Gayle off to the Miss Louisiana Competition

Southeastern sends Lily Gayle off to the Miss Louisiana Competition

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

On Thursday June 10 at 4 p.m. friends, family and supporters gathered in the Tinsley Hall lounge to send off Lily Gayle to the Miss Louisiana competition in Monroe.  Many met up to wish Miss Southeastern...

Band members perform on their way to Strawberry Stadium as the Lions football team faces off against Northwestern State.

COVID-19 reshapes the freshmen band experience

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

The freshmen experience for many college students this year has been unique compared to the past experiences to COVID-19.  With COVID-19 restrictions and procedures in place, newly joined band members...

In honor of Day of the Dead, The Spanish Club stands by their handmade cultural display outside of the Sims Memorial Library in November of 2020.

Spanish club promotes cultural integration during isolated times

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

The Spanish Club found ways to stay active during COVID-19 and is making plans to become further engaged for the fall 2021 semester.  The organization is dedicated to giving students and faculty the...

The new art installations located in the Computer Science and Technology Building were designed to initially display their engineering.

Two new sculptures installed in computer science building

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

With the installation of two new sculptures in the Computer Science and Technology Building, art has become more integrated into diverse locations across campus.  The artists for the project were picked...

Sophomore psychology major and student actor Landon Scholle checks out the Columbia Theatre’s 2020-2021 season poster in the window of the building. The Columbia will be hosting Southeastern's 'Ragtime' musical performances scheduled for September.

The Department of Music and Performing Arts holds auditions for the musical ‘Ragtime’

Brooke Bell, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

Southeastern’s Department of Music and Performing Arts will be holding auditions for the musical “Ragtime” in June.  Although the campus may be returning to normal, the department has made changes...

(From right to left) Sustainability manager Alejandro Martinez introduces Physical Plant Director Bryon Patterson, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and University President John L. Crain to the Sustainability Center. The SEED Building is an educational experience where they learn about geothermal heating, solar power and more.

Southeastern’s Sustainability Center wins national award

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

Southeastern’s Sustainability Center received the Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award from the U.S. Department of Education last month.  The university was one of only five postsecondary...

The cast from senior biology major and theater minor Carla Cortina’s scene, ‘The Children’s Hour’ hold their flowers with satisfaction. Southeastern students in Chad Winters’ directing class each directed their own scenes and hosted a showcase together.

An evening of student-directed scenes

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 12, 2021

On Thursday, May 6, students and families gathered in the Vonnie Borden Theatre to watch a showcase of student-directed scenes.  For Chad Winters’ theatre directing class, he had each of his students...

A student prepares to leave campus at the conclusion of the Fall 2020 semester. Southeastern students need to check in and out with resident assistants before they are officially ready to end the semester.

Checking out from dorms: What you need to know before you go

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

As the 2021 spring semester comes to a close, students living in the dorms have been contacted by their resident assistants to let them know that it is almost time to move out.  According to University...

From left to right, University President John L. Crain, Kelsey Staes, L’Oreal Williams, KeRon Jackson, and Dr. Eric Summers.

Student Government Association announces its first all-Black ‘Big Three’

Brooke Bell, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

The Student Government Association has announced its first all-Black executive officers from its recent elections.  The cabinet positions are Kelsey Staes, who is chief justice, Ke’Ron Jackson who...

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