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Moments after being crowned, Lily Gayle takes her first walk as Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2021.

Lily Gayle crowned 60th Miss Southeastern Louisiana University

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter January 23, 2021

On Friday, Jan. 22, a new queen was crowned at the 60th annual Miss Southeastern Louisiana University pageant at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Lily Gayle, a senior communication major...

The last day to vote early for the Presidential election is Tuesday, Oct. 27. Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at the parish registrar of voters office or other designated locations.

Students share why they are voting in November election

Austin Dewease , Staff Reporter October 26, 2020

Election Day is approaching, and for many college students, this will be the first presidential election in which they are voting. Generation Z, the generation that makes up almost all currently-enrolled...

In preperation for the 60th Miss Southeastern Louisiana Pageant, Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher shared her excitement for the upcoming event and gave advice to those who wish to compete.

Preparing for Miss Southeastern 2021

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter September 17, 2020

It is that time of the year again where university students sign up to compete in the annual Miss Southeastern Louisiana University pageant. The 2021 Miss SLU Pageant will be held on Jan. 22. Each contestant...

After hosting a variety of virtual events throughout the summer, the Columbia Theatre is planning to host an in-person competition in October. Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher will be hosting the event.

Columbia Famous Talent Contest to be held in person

Gabriele Wood , Staff Reporter September 1, 2020

After switching to virtual in the spring, The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will be hosting its first in-person Columbia Famous Talent Show on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. James Winter, artistic director...

Mr. Southeastern 2020 Brian Williams and Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher pose for a picture during the Lion4Life launch patry.

Miss Southeastern reflects on her pageant journey

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter August 19, 2020

On Nov 22 of last year, Janine Hatcher began her journey as Miss Southeastern 2020. The pageant winner has since carried out her reign through unexpected circumstances, witnessing history unfold before...

Janine Hatcher, Miss Southeastern 2020, is halfway through the first semester of her reign. Pictured is Hatcher with her family backstage after being crowned at the pageant on Nov. 22.

Keeping up with Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher

Jordyn Franklin , Staff Reporter March 22, 2020

On Nov. 22, Janine Hatcher was crowned Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020. A tradition dating back to the 1970s, Miss Southeastern is an important fixture on campus. She represents all things...

“That’s what I want to continue to do throughout my reign this school year—show myself, present, be of any help or service I can be to the community.”
 - Janine Hatcher, Miss Southeastern 2020

Miss SLU 2020

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter January 21, 2020

The university named Janine Hatcher Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 on Nov. 22 to represent all things green and gold. Originally from the city of Plainfield, New Jersey, Hatcher grew up as...

Jessica Walker speaks to the audience during the forum. The panel discussed matters concerning the interests of students, faculty and teachers in special education.

Panel discusses issues and challenges in SPED

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter December 11, 2019

The College of Education and the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology sponsored the panel “Creating a Market Place of Ideas: Equity Among Special Education Students” on Dec. 10 at 5...

Janine Hatcher poses with SGA President Karley Bordelon, Roomie the Lion and Mr. Southeastern Louisiana University Brian Williams at Ring Ceremony.

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...

Janine Hatcher, Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020, performs a song on cello and sings during the talent portion of the pageant. One of the things that helped Hatcher through the pageant was focusing on her own performance and not comparing herself to others in the competition.

Janine Hatcher crowned Miss Southeastern 2020

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter November 23, 2019

A new Miss Southeastern was crowned as the Campus Activity Board hosted its annual Miss Southeastern Louisiana University pageant. This year, 15 contestants competed for the title of Miss Southeastern...

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