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In lieu of Mardi Gras parades, which were canceled this year, New Orleans residents did not miss the opportunity to celebrate the holiday and express their creativity through

The good times can still roll, just safely

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter February 16, 2021

King cake season is upon us, and, in a way, we have officially come full circle.  Barely two weeks after Mardi Gras 2020, and I know we all remember the date, came the lockdown announcements, cancellations,...

The Lady Lion women’s soccer team will play a conference-only schedule in 2021.

Lady Lions gear up for 2021 soccer season

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter February 10, 2021

It has been nearly two years since the university women’s soccer team has had a competitive conference game, and the team is ready to play, according to senior midfielder and Captain Megan Gordon. With...

University students overcome virus restrictions to land internship

University students overcome virus restrictions to land internship

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

Many students have chosen to refrain from attending events, extracurricular activities, and even jobs in fear of contracting the virus. However, there are still various students who have started internships...

Even with vaccines, things will never be “normal”

Even with vaccines, things will never be “normal”

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

With COVID vaccines being administered, there’s definitely hope that this pandemic will be over soon. However, Rome was not built in a day. Even after the majority of the population is vaccinated, things...

As finals week begins and the semester comes to a close, many students are preparing to head home for winter break. Plans for the break vary this year due to the pandemic.

Students embrace changes to winter break

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter November 30, 2020

As students enter finals week, many are anticipating the month-long hiatus away from online and in-person classes.  Winter break provides students with time to relax, unwind and pursue other ventures....

Thanksgiving looks a whole lot different this year

Thanksgiving looks a whole lot different this year

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving is usually a holiday where family members from all over gather around the table to share how thankful they are for life and each other. It is usually the day where my mother slaves over the...

The above information is obtained from the Louisiana Department of Health website. This data only includes self-reported cases to the Louisiana Department of Health that meet the “Lab Confirmed Case“ criteria. A lab confirmed case is defined as an individual who has a positive molecular/viral lab result. Information in the LDH website is updated every Tuesday.

COVID-19 update: Total number of reported cases on campus reaches 138

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter November 3, 2020

University President John Crain sent out a Faculty/Staff Notice with an update to COVID-19 restrictions and reminders. As of Friday, Oct. 23, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 29 new cases...

How to have a COVID-friendly Halloween

How to have a COVID-friendly Halloween

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter October 30, 2020

Halloween has never been my favorite holiday — not by any means. I will never understand the enjoyment behind being scared or why costumes are so expensive, but nonetheless, I find myself disappointed...

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Q&A with an education professor: Teaching during the pandemic

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter October 26, 2020

With the pandemic still at large, teachers have faced major changes in the way they teach and have learned to adapt to the situation. Dr. Colleen Klein-Ezell, department head and professor for the department...

Nursing students have been able to better understand the scope of their future careers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New way of learning in the nursing field

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

For many nursing students, their learning experience has opened the door for new insights to the medical field due to COVID-19. Nicholas Moncaleano, a senior nursing major, discussed how being a nursing...

The troffer systems take the form of a drop-in light fixture. These have been installed in the exercise room in the REC. This area is considered higher risk for COVID-19 due to traffic flow and constant heavy breathing in the area.

New equipment helps combat the spread of COVID-19 on campus

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter October 13, 2020

While social distancing guidelines and mandatory face coverings are still seen throughout campus, they are not the only ways the university is fighting the spread of COVID-19. Several new technologies...

A student studies outside the library. As most classes are conducted with an online format, students have expressed that they feel disconnected from their peers.

Students speak up about disconnection from peers

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter October 12, 2020

Due to a lack of in-person events and traditional class formats, several students have expressed that they feel disconnected from their peers. In compliance with current federal and state guidelines...

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