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phi mu, strawberry festival 2014

Annual festival honor state fruit

The air was filled with sweetness this weekend in Ponchatoula, the self-proclaimed strawberry capital of the world. The city turned into one big festival ground for the 43rd annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, and Memorial Park hosted the action where Ponchatoula farmers were selling their fresh, sweet, juicy strawberries in an array of possibilities. Full story

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Melanie Mann

Theater season closes with 'Doubt'

The latest Southeastern Theater production riveted audiences with the John Patrick Shanley parable of a nun experiencing a crisis of faith when she suspects a priest of child molestation. Director Chad Winters’ vision for the play was to stay true to the author’s original intent of examining “moral certainty. Full story

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Jay Ladner, new lion basketball coaches

University names new head basketball coaches

Lion fans welcome Jay Ladner at press conference

HAMMOND, La. – Fresh off a junior college national championship, Jay Ladner has been named the head men’s basketball coach at Southeastern Louisiana University, athletic director Jay Artigues announced Thursday, April 10. Ladner’s hiring is pending approval of the University of Louisiana System Board of Directors. Full story

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NAACP Talent Show

Partition shows student talent

Bright talents revealed themselves under a half moon at the fourth annual talent show  hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The show, “Partition: a division of different talents,” included singing, rapping, dancing and poetry. Full story

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  • news.jpg Science on Tap lecture details bug use in forensic science

    When you say the word forensics, most people think of a popular show like CSI. Recently, Dr. Erin Watson-Horzelski talked about her part in the world of forensics during a Southeastern “Science on Tap” lecture.  Watson-Horzelski is the only forensic etymologist in Louisiana.

  • phi mu, strawberry festival 2014 Annual festival honor state fruit

    The air was filled with sweetness this weekend in Ponchatoula, the self-proclaimed strawberry capital of the world. The city turned into one big festival ground for the 43rd annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, and Memorial Park hosted the action where Ponchatoula farmers were selling their fresh, sweet, juicy strawberries in an array of possibilities.

  • news.jpg SGA hears concerns

    SGA listens to the concerns of those on campus and makes new resolutions for the improvement of Southeastern.   For over 20 years, some of the furniture in Sims Memorial Library has not been replaced. The Serials Department found on the second floor of the Library is in need of renovations.

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  • Olivia Moreno 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.

  • A&E.jpg Dickens paints a story

    A recent art lecture delved into the relationship between art and literature by exploring the connection between two men of different times for the “Let’s Talk Art” series. Although Charles Dickens was a great writer of the Victorian era, he was inspired by an artist whose lifetime ended before he was born.

  • William Schmidt Lone dancer supports national environmental causes

    The Department of Fine and Performing Arts used dance as a weapon of social justice against the water conservation problem. Samantha Barnes, a freshman general studies major, danced next to the Katrina-Rita Memorial Fountain on Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.

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  • lion football 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.

  • Sports.jpg 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.

  • Jay Ladner, new lion basketball coaches University names new head basketball coaches

    Lion fans welcome Jay Ladner at press conference

    HAMMOND, La. – Fresh off a junior college national championship, Jay Ladner has been named the head men’s basketball coach at Southeastern Louisiana University, athletic director Jay Artigues announced Thursday, April 10. Ladner’s hiring is pending approval of the University of Louisiana System Board of Directors.

featured opinions

  • Allison Crady 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.

  • Megan Simon 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.

  • Nicole Koster 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.