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It only takes one person to do what is right

January 19, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Thousands of people marched on the streets all over the country to celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday fuelling our hearts with a breath of fresh air as the new year debuts. King’s message of equality and justice that...

Final remarks from the 2014-2016 La Pirogue Editor

Personal Opinion By: Katelyn Smith, Former La Pirogue Editor

November 3, 2016

Filed under Editorial

As my time as La Pirogue Editor comes to an end, I cannot help but think back on all the memories made while putting these books together. Not all of the memoires of putting these books together have been favorable, but this volume...

Society’s insensitivity is shown in Halloween costumes

October 20, 2016

Filed under Editorial

The month of October is a month-long celebration leading up to Halloween. People join the festivities by watching horror films, visiting haunted houses, eating candy and strategically planning their costumes, but lately it seems...

Colonel pride needs to be shown every Saturday

September 15, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

We’ve all heard this headline, “Nicholls State almost upsets No. 9 Georgia,” but almost is not the point. The point is that Nicholls State University competed with a nationally ranked Southeastern Conference team, and did...

Sympathy for Turner shows lack of empathy for victim

September 8, 2016

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Rapist and registered sex offender Brock Turner’s lenient sentence is a mockery for sexual assault victims everywhere. Turner was convicted of assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration...

Louisiana comes together to heal a heartache

September 1, 2016

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Togetherness and the will to work together through tough times is what Louisianans have always been able to do, and going forward, that same effort will be needed now more than ever. Looking back over the course of the year,...

Overcoming the fear of freshman year

August 25, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

The first day of college can be infinitely times more terrifying than the first day of school. We, my dear freshmen, know exactly how you felt Monday. Most of us, too, have spent a sleepless night planning our every move,...

Black Lives Matter is not a scream of hate

July 14, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

Over the last several years, protests and dissimilarities over the issue of police brutality have sparked the attention of the American public. Now, the ongoing issue has gained both nation and worldwide attention that has now...

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