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Changes in winter graduation ceremonies

Changes in winter graduation ceremonies

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The university is presenting a new graduation arrangement for its students and guests. This semester, commencement will be separated into two ceremonies. Both ceremonies will take place in the University Center on North Campus on Dec. 14. The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will consist of...

‘The Nutcracker’ returns to the Columbia

‘The Nutcracker’ returns to the Columbia

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will be holding the annual showing of ‘The Nutcracker.’ The fantasy story will be performed by the Hammond Ballet Company on Dec. 13-14 at 7 p.m. James Winter, artistic director, describes the procedures the Columbia Theatre staff undergoes while preparing...

Hatcher attends first event as Miss Southeastern

Hatcher attends first event as Miss Southeastern

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The newly-crowned Miss Southeastern experienced her first event as a representative of the university. Janine Hatcher, a senior business administration major, was crowned Miss Southeastern Louisiana University on Nov. 22. With her new position, Hatcher will serve as a representative for the university...

Seniors prepare to launch into a new chapter

Seniors prepare to launch into a new chapter

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The Lion 4 Life Launch Party is an event that celebrates the graduating seniors as their college careers come to an end. The celebration will take place on Dec. 12, just two days before commencement. Jenni O’Neil, associate director of alumni programming, explained why the Alumni Association puts on th...

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

When the winter seasons roll around, there is one thing on everyone’s mind: Christmas. Christmas is all well and good from a childlike perspective, but what is it really for adults who have to pay for the holiday? Christmas can get incredibly expensive for those paying for gifts for either a child...

Most wonderful time of the year

Most wonderful time of the year

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

December is upon us, meaning Christmas time is here once more. I always look forward to this time of year. I love everything about it, from getting to spend time with loved ones, to listening to Christmas music unreasonably early, to buying Christmas decorations and much more. In recent times, the...

Yuletide spreads holiday spirit

Yuletide spreads holiday spirit

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

A performance in a theatre downtown will bring Christmas spirit and holiday music to Hammond. The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present its annual Yuletide Celebration. The celebration is performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, which features local student choirs that perform...

Symphony orchestra’s final concert of the year

Symphony orchestra’s final concert of the year

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

The university Symphony Orchestra played their final concert of the year. On the evening of Dec. 4, the Symphony Orchestra performed a nine song set in the auditorium of the Pottle Music Building. Headed by conductor Dr. Victor Correa-Cruz, the orchestra played works by composers including Franz J...

Ceramics club hosts holiday sale

Ceramics club hosts holiday sale

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Students on campus organized holiday sale to promote talent and raise funds. The Southeastern Ceramics Club hosted a holiday sale on Dec.3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the War Memorial Student Union. The pieces for sale were made by members of the ceramics club. Janie Dick, a senior art...

Offensive line helps Lions have No. 1 offense

Offensive line helps Lions have No. 1 offense

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The Lions finished the 2019 regular season with the first ranked overall offense in the Southland Conference for the first time under Frank Scelfo’s regime. Offensive line coach Andrew Hopp shared that he feels all areas of the team have excelled this season and the players on the offensive line...

Auditions to become the next Roomie the Lion underway

Auditions to become the next Roomie the Lion underway

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

As the current Roomie is about to graduate, the university cheer team is looking to recruit a student who wants to represent Roomie the Lion. Catherine Lawrence, head cheerleading coach and spirit director,  informed that the new mascot will be trained and assured that there will be little to no...

Thanksgiving is best spent with the family

Thanksgiving is best spent with the family

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2019

Besides Christmas, Thanksgiving is the time that I can see all my family and eat lots of food without being judged. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Nearly all of my holiday memories are those of me bouncing from house to house with either my mother or my father. Both sides of my...