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Letter from the editor: Finally able to get a good night’s sleep

Sean Ellis, Editor

April 30

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A little less than a year to the day that I accepted the position of editor of The Nicholls Worth, my tenure filling the hot seat of this university’s student-run newspaper is coming to a close. When I took this job, I learned...

Governor Jindal’s priorities still out of wack

April 30

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A week ago, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal showed that his focus is on posturing for an upcoming run at being selected as the Republican Party’s nominee for the next presidential election and not on correcting the damage he...

Religious freedom bills start slippery slope

April 23

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“Religious freedom” legislation that has been passed or is being discussed in more than a dozen states is a slippery slope to allow business owners to discriminate against anyone they are not willing to provide service to,...

Bystander apathy hurting fight for higher education

April 16

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By the time this is published, students will have made their stand for higher education at the State Capitol Building, but the participation, or lack thereof, of those being most effected is cause for alarm. For weeks, there...

Beware of misinformation in times of uncertainty

April 2

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With the budget cut rumor mill beginning to reach new heights, people reading the news, especially students, need to ensure they are getting the right information from the right sources. In the age of social media, it is far...

Students must demand a spot at the discussion table

March 26

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It has been more than a month since Governor Bobby Jindal submitted his budget proposal to the state legislature, and while conversations are still being held about the finer points of the upcoming budget, students are being left...

Complaining on social media isn’t effective

March 19

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Thanks to technological advances, complaining about life’s problems has become easier than ever before, but there’s a point when complaining on social media sites and the internet isn’t enough to solve those problems. College...

Newspaper can be the voice of the students

March 12

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As another week passes and we move a week closer to finding out the fate of the state’s budget and any potential cuts to higher education, the one burning question that never seems to be answered or mentioned is students’...

Students could effect change if they wanted

March 5

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With uncertainty in the state legislature regarding the upcoming fiscal year and the approaching elections, it is now more important than ever that college students begin to form their own political opinions and make their voices...

University needs answers amid budget speculation

Sean Ellis, Editor

February 26

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Following the town hall meetings held by the University’s administration over the past week, I am struggling to come to terms with the message being delivered to the public by the University. Governor Bobby Jindal will give...

Students need to fight for higher education

February 12

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In a little over two months, the Louisiana State Legislature will convene its 2015 regular session and the countdown to the likely budget cuts coming to Louisiana higher education this spring will begin. Putting the fate of...

Fifty Shades of Grey glorifying abusive relationship

February 5

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The highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie comes out on Valentine’s Day, and the nation will be subjected to another dose of what happens when someone writes about something that they don’t quite understand. For...

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