Keep religious freedom in corporations
For many people, Hobby Lobby is just a chain store that keeps creativity alive. More than once, I’ve entered a Hobby Lobby to purchase arts and crafts supplies or décor, but for the past year, every time I walked through the doors I wondered if it would be my last time shopping at Hobby Lobby.
MISA banquet recognizes student achievement
The achievements of students from a variety of backgrounds, nationalities and ethnicities were recognized at the annual Multicultural and International Student Affairs Awards Banquet. The accomplishments of students have been acknowledged for 24 years at the International Awards Banquet, which merged with the African-American achievement awards two years ago.
Strawberry Jubilee kicks off spring festivities
Strawberry cake, strawberry filling, chocolate strawberries, baskets of strawberries and a pyramid of strawberry cupcakes were made and presented as part of the annual Strawberry Jubilee to honor of the state fruit. Strawberry Jubilee took place Wednesday, April 16 from 11 a.
KSLU hosts Battle of the Band's
The second annual Battle of the Bands, hosted by KSLU 90.9 FM, will give local artists an opportunity to display their skills and compete for a slew of prizes. The winning band will have their music played on KSLU’s Local Static show, win a $500 prize, a headlining gig at Augustine’s, record a three track demo with Firestorm Studios, get a show at Columbia Theater’s Ghostlight venue and have an interview on KSLU’s Local Static radio show.
Alumni returns for annual Guitar Festival
Guitars filled the stage, working as a unit to perform a melody of sounds. The 15th annual guitar festival ended Monday, April 14 as Southeastern’s Guitar Ensemble took the stage along with guest artists Constanta Lungu on violin and Hristo Balev on guitar.
Wind Symphony collaborates with renowned composer
Students from Southeastern’s and St. Amant High School’s Wind Symphony had the privilege to perform a modern composition while being able to work with guest composer, Dr. David Maslanka. The Massachusetts native has over 130 compositions to his name, and has been a freelance composer since 1990.
Lion baseball sweeps UNO weekend series
Southeastern took a share of the Southland Conference standings this past weekend when they swept the University of New Orleans Privateers. The opening and closing games of the series were hosted by UNO while game two was played at Pat Kennelly Diamond at Alumni Field.
Athletics hosts Super Lion Saturday
After an amazing turnout of this past athletic season, Lion Nation had a chance to catch a glimpse of what the future would hold for athletics in the fall. Lions athletics hosted Super Lion Saturday on this previous Saturday and a day of jam-packed fun for alumnus, current students, athletes and community members around the Hammond area.
Former WNBA star accepts new challenge as women’s head coach
HAMMOND, La. – Two-time WNBA champion and successful junior college head coach Yolanda Moore has been named the head women’s basketball coach at Southeastern Louisiana University, university Director of Athletics Jay Artigues announced on Friday, April 4.
A neglected craft
With dim professional career futures and luxury statuses, athletics and fine arts departments should be on the same playing field for funds. However, according to the recently passed fees, the student population wants to spend literally 100 times more on athletics than fine arts.
Save the starving athletes
I play for the Lady Lions, so you can probably understand why my stance would be for student athletes getting paid for play. I’m not saying we should be paid wages or a salary, but instead in scholarships, one of the funds supporting our education. People mainly see the glory of being a student athlete: being more involved in the university, playing for everybody to see, being a part of a team, but what most don’t know are the hours and hours of work that go into one game, let alone one season.
Sports are games, not jobs
The debate of unionizing student-athletes is polarizing, especially for student-athletes who play for state or private universities. Those teams rake in more than $5 million dollars a year from television and merchandise revenue. The student-athletes don’t receive a penny.