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Being single is a blessing, please don’t waste it

Being single is a blessing, please don’t waste it

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

Oftentimes, we go through life listening to a chorus of voices encouraging us to fall in love and find "the one." Society sings to us the idea of romantic love and leads us to believe relationships...

Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher crowns Lily Gayle, a senior communication major, at the Miss Southeastern Louisiana University scholarship competition on Jan. 22 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Hatcher and Gayle to compete in Miss Louisiana Competition

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

Janine Hatcher and Lily Gayle will be representing Southeastern as they go to compete in the Miss Louisiana competition from June 17-19.  Hatcher, Miss Southeastern 2020, and Gayle, Miss Southeastern...


Raychelle Riley, a 2020 graduate, was announced as the winner on March 18. She is the sixth Southeastern student to receive the award.

SLU graduate wins student broadcaster of the year award

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

An alumna of Southeastern’s Communication and Media Studies Department recently won the Student Broadcaster of the Year Award for 2021.  Raychelle Riley, a 2020 graduate, was announced as the winner...

Cole Kelley is the first player in Southeastern’s program to win the Walter Payton Award. Last season’s recipient of the award was North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, who was previously selected third overall in the 2021 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers.

Kelley takes home Walter Payton Award

Gerard Borne, Editor-In-Chief June 14, 2021

In a season filled with ups, downs and doubt, one thing was a constant throughout the Lions 2021 season - senior quarterback Cole Kelley’s consistency throughout every game. It was this consistency that...

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...

Mr. Klein posing for a solo photo with his trombone. The musician has been playing since he was in the 4th grade, essentially his entire life.

SLU alumnus wins Grammy with New Orleans jazz band

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

An SLU graduate from the class of 1984 recently won a Grammy with his band, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers.  Craig Klein, the group’s trombonist, shared his feelings on the band’s accomplishment. The...

The Columbia Theatre stands tall throughout all of downtown Hammond. The Columbia is currently hosting its famous show online and is awaiting submissions from participants 12 and up.

The Columbia’s second annual talent show awaits submissions

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts recently announced it will be hosting its second annual “Columbia Famous” talent show. The show is accepting submissions from ages twelve and up, showcasing...

Cole Kelley is the first player in Southeastern’s program to win the Walter Payton Award. Last season’s recipient of the award was North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, who was previously selected third overall in the 2021 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers.

Kelley named Walter Payton Award finalist

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2021

After capping off a seven-game 2021 spring season, Lions’ starting quarterback Cole Kelley was named a finalist for the Walter Payton Award. The award is given annually to the best overall player...

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy cuts the ceremonial ribbon alongside administrators of the Regina Coeli Child Development Center and other contributors of the new building.

U.S. Senator visits campus child development center

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy visited campus this morning to join in the grand opening of the new Southeastern Head Start & Early Head Start building. Part of the Regina Coeli Child Development Center,...

The provisions of the governor’s executive order on April 28 relax operational restrictions, the State mask mandate still applies to all educational institutions, including colleges and universities. Accordingly, Southeastern will continue to abide by the campus policy requiring face coverings.

Campus update: Guidelines to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Staff Reports May 4, 2021

Following Governor John Bel Edwards April 27 press conference, the University is updating its campus operating guidelines to ease COVID-19 restrictions.  Effective immediately, all campus events...

Assignments during dead week are overwhelming

Assignments during dead week are overwhelming

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

We are now in the midst of what is known as “dead week,” which despite its name, is the busiest week of the entire semester.  Not only are students studying for finals, but they are also most likely...

At track practice, Sophie Daigle tries to improve her times and form. She currently has the most records out of any single female track runner in university history.

Senior track runner sets new school record

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester winds down, many athletes are trying to push themselves to new heights. For one member of the track team, her goal to finish strong has become a reality. Sophie Daigle, a...

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