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The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

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REVIEW | Looking for something to stream over Thanksgiving? “Five Nights at Freddys” is a solid choice

REVIEW | Looking for something to stream over Thanksgiving? “Five Nights at Freddy’s” is a solid choice

Chloe Williams, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2023

Warning: Spoilers for "Five Nights at Freddy's"  The “Five Nights at Freddy’s” video game franchise took the world by storm after its initial release in 2014, and nine years later it’s once...

OPINION | Desantis reprehensible assault on Black educational freedom

OPINION | Desantis’ reprehensible assault on Black educational freedom

Kennith Woods, News Editor October 3, 2023

This story is the first installment of a series on Florida Gov. Ron Desantis’ increasingly authoritarian policies regarding education and minoritized populations.   On Saturday, Aug. 23, 21-year-old...

OPINION | Louisiana is a melting pot, literally

OPINION | Louisiana is a melting pot, literally

Eva Saladino, Staff Reporter September 12, 2023

Anyone in Louisiana can attest to the unbearable heat wave this summer has yielded. The state usually has a subtropical climate with average temperatures ranging from lows in the sixties to highs in the...

Congressman Jeff Landry (LA-3) taking his headshot after his 2010 midterm victory.

OPINION | Jeff Landry’s decision to dodge debate is deeply problematic

Ian Stewart and Adam Tullier September 7, 2023

Louisiana GOP gubernatorial frontrunner Jeff Landry has refused to participate in the first major gubernatorial debate on Thursday, Sept. 7 because of his opposition to one of the event’s organizers,...

OPINION | Artistic achievement, emotional depth send Across the Spider-Verse soaring over its predecessor

OPINION | Artistic achievement, emotional depth send “Across the Spider-Verse” soaring over its predecessor

Kennith Woods, News Editor September 3, 2023

Warning: Spoilers for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”  Superhero films, for better or worse, have become the standard bearer of pop culture.  They’re real-time reflections of culture,...

OPINION | Is a dream deferred a dream denied? My truth as an African American

Samantha Sims, On-Campus and Community Editor August 28, 2023

“I am fighting, hiding, lying and thriving.” This is what I said to my friend two days ago.  Today, Aug. 28, marks the 60th anniversary of the renowned March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther...

HEAD TO HEAD | “Barbie” and the atomic disarray of “Oppenheimer”

HEAD TO HEAD | “Barbie” and the atomic disarray of “Oppenheimer”

Troy Allen, Staff Reporter August 21, 2023

Movies are released on the same date multiple times yearly, but nearly none have drawn the crowds that Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” and Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” have. Being drastically...

OPINION | The not-so-shiny happy side of the Duggar family

OPINION | The not-so-shiny happy side of the Duggar family

Chloe Williams, Editor-in-Chief August 11, 2023

If you happened not to look at your phone or Prime Video this summer, you might have missed your world getting rocked by the limited edition documentary taking a deep dive into the Duggar family and their...

OPINION | The current reality of climate change

OPINION | The current reality of climate change

Ian Stewart, Opinions Editor July 31, 2023

The extreme weather conditions that have become more and more common around the world can’t be waved away as “just summer weather” or “normal weather.” The Fourth of July and the following days...

OPINION | The WGA writers deserve recognition

OPINION | The WGA writers deserve recognition

Ian Stewart, Opinions Editor June 20, 2023

Beginning on May 2, members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), a joint labor union representing writers for film, television, radio and online media, called for a strike against the Alliance of Motion...

OPINION | Dear presidential search committee: Listen to the students

OPINION | Dear presidential search committee: Listen to the students

Samantha Sims, Staff Reporter April 26, 2023

Southeastern is looking for a new president, but the students are looking to have their voices heard.  Last week, the committee picked two finalists, and many students are not happy with their choices....

OPINION | Esports in the Olympics are being done incorrectly

OPINION | Esports in the Olympics are being done incorrectly

Austin O'Brien, Editor-In-Chief April 25, 2023

Last month, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) officially announced this year will be the first year of Olympic esports, bringing a virtual platform to the traditional athletic phenomenon for the...

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