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Students should consider professional aspects of social media

June 24, 2016

Filed under Editorial

It is the time of year when college students are either enrolled in summer courses, working, partying or bored at home trying to figure out what shenanigans to get into. During the summer, students have more time to get on...

A live tiger should be a continued tradition at LSU

Personal Opinion by: Rachel Klaus, Managing Editor

June 10, 2016

Filed under Editorial

When Louisiana State University’s beloved live mascot, Mike The Tiger was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, PeTA demanded for the University not to have any more live tigers after Mike VI. In a letter received by LSU,...

Letter from the editor: Feeling different for farewell

Caroline Callais, Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

Call it cliché, but I’ll always remember April 30, 2015 like it was yesterday. I remember seeing everything differently as I walked back to the Student Publications building post-interview as the new editor in chief of...

Semester’s end mindset a major key for students

April 7, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

We are at the point of no return, my fellow students. The date to drop a class and still receive a “w” on your transcript passed already this academic calendar. That means whatever classes you may begrudgingly drag yourself...

Stay focused but don’t lose track of what’s important

March 17, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

College students are constantly reminded of how important it is to keep academics as a priority, but taking time to take care of yourself and what’s important to you is just as significant, although often overlooked. Stress...

Wearing other schools’ colors on campus shows disrespect

Rachel Klaus, Managing Editor

March 10, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

Around Ray E. Didier field last week for the showdown against Louisiana State University versus Nicholls, I noticed a lot of color conflict, and by that I mean not enough people were wearing red and grey. More than half of...

Pope Francis and Donald Trump ignore political correctness

March 3, 2016

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Last month Pope Francis seemed to insert his opinion into American politics and caused a bit of a stir when speaking about presidential candidate Donald Trump. On the way home from the pope’s visit to Cuba, a reporter asked...

Higher education should be treated as a priority

February 25, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

Politicians, opinion makers and pretty much everybody else have voiced their opinions about the budget cuts to higher education in the past few weeks. The discussions about viable solutions to the actual crisis basically go...

Locals should be mindful of past budget trends

February 18, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

With the recent budget crisis being a major topic in the state of Louisiana, the new governor is now in the same position that President Obama was when first taking seat in office. Last week, governor of Louisiana, John Bel...

Colorism in the black community and how it affects black women

Personal Opinion by: Alexis Cannon, Design and Layout Editor

February 4, 2016

Filed under Editorial

Colorism is a topic that is not typically brought up in conversation, but many of us are well aware that it is an issue in the black community. Colorism is a term for discrimination based on skin color among people of the...

New Barbie image can have impact on young girls

February 4, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

After 57 years of designing dolls that portray unrealistic beauty ideals, Mattel finally announced the addition of three new Barbie body shapes: “tall,” “petite” and “curvy.” According to the company, the idea behind...

Students must take responsibility for their success

January 29, 2016

Filed under Editorial

This spring semester, many students set goals to succeed at their highest potential; however, students can keep themselves from reaching that goal, even when they think professors or college itself is to blame. Students are...

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