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Final remarks from the 2014-2016 La Pirogue Editor

Personal Opinion By: Katelyn Smith, Former La Pirogue Editor

November 3, 2016

Filed under Archive, 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

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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

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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

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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,...

Don’t let one American made Apple spoil the bunch

Personal Opinon by: Desmond Hunter, Sports Editor

August 25, 2016

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American athletes have been heading back home all week after dominating the sports world in the 2016 Olympics. Held in Rio, this year’s Olympics was one of the most talked about events of the summer, but not necessarily because...

Black Lives Matter is not a scream of hate

July 14, 2016

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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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