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Don’t be quick to assume during complex situations

August 27, 2015

Filed under Archive, Editorial

Over 30 million alleged users of Ashley Madison, an extramarital affair-dating site, had their confidential information collected and released to the public by a group of hackers last Tuesday. As similar occurrences of privacy...

College students finish degree at their own pace

August 20, 2015

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Most current college students will not receive their bachelor’s degree in four years or less, and the presumption that today’s students are less intelligent is not the cause. According to the New York Times in 2014, only...

Don’t let the media dictate Louisiana’s culture

June 18, 2015

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Louisiana citizens being portrayed as camouflaged, jolly bayou travelers on reality television has impacted not only American culture, but the influence Louisiana has worldwide. Since Hurricane Katrina, media and film industries...

Students should take summer courses

June 11, 2015

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For as long as students can remember, summer break typically consists of going to summer camp, vacation, spending time with friends and being a couch potato at home. Some college students are free of responsibility during...

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

Sean Ellis, Editor

April 30, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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’...

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