BSU holds annual ‘Battle of the Sexes’
The Black Student Union held their annual Battle of the Sexes tournament on Wednesday, May 8 on Lee Field. The event is a yearly competition where students compete against the opposite sex. With blaring music, crawfish and university students surrounding Lee Field, Battle of the Sexes put challengers to the test with events such as three-legged races, tug-of-war and inflatable obstacle courses.
NAACP Gala celebrates semester accomplishments
At the Alumni Center last Thursday, the Southeastern Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People came together to celebrate another successful semester and to wish a warm farewell to NAACP president Shawndreka Gatlin.
Southeastern to host 2013 Louisiana Special Olympics competition
Skills of athletes will not go unnoticed in the 2013 Special Olympics Louisiana State Summer Games, which is Special Olympics Louisiana’s largest annual event to take place May 24-26 at Strawberry Stadium. Over 800 athletes and coaches will come together to compete in track and field, bocce, power lifting and volleyball.
Student directors show their skills during theatre class showcase
Students from an upper-level theatre course had the opportunity to put their directing skills to practice in a Directing Showcase, which was presented on Tuesday, May 7 in the Vonnie Borden Theatre. Instructor James Winter helped students develop their directing capabilities over the semester.
Clarinet players perform in last recital of semester
Students performed the last clarinet studio recital of the semester as the academic year draws to a close. The Department of Fine and Performing Arts held the recital on Tuesday, May 7 in Pottle Auditorium. Eight students performed in the recital with two students performing twice.
Delta Omicron performs original songs, covers
Music fraternity collaboration becomes one-org show
A group of music students performed original works along with modern covers of popular songs during an end of the year showcase. The Delta Omicron Professional Music Fraternity played 12 pieces to a small crowd in Pottle Music Building Auditorium on Thursday, May 9.
Track and field places in SLC
The men and women’s track and field team put their best foot forward in the three day Southland Conference May 10 through 12 against several different competing schools. Southeastern’s Track and Field team won four event championships in the Conference finals on Sunday.
Student-athlete awarded for academic excellence
Buck Bernard receives $2,500 scholarship
While many consider earning a bachelor’s degree to be difficult, the accomplishment becomes especially challenging and time-consuming for student-athletes. One motivated Lions baseball team pitcher stands out for demonstrating both athletic and academic excellence.
Lions snap ranked Bearkats’ winning streak
Team loses home series, clinches last home game
After two losses against the No. 28-ranked Sam Houston State Bearkats, the Lions baseball team managed to defeat the Bearkats in the last home game of the season thanks to good pitching and an aggressive defense. Initially the first game of the series, which was scheduled to take place on Friday night, was postponed due to rain.
Words of end-of-semester wisdom
Prologue For some reason or another, I feel like making this a little bit informal. And by a little bit, I actually mean in your face, blatant and woefully overstated. The ideas I’m presenting will make sense, but may take some nonsensical introduction.
Grasping the function of journalism
Two weeks ago I went to the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco. Twice a year the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association host the convention in a different major U.S. city so high school journalists from across the country can network with industry professionals and experience diversity firsthand.
Respect the rights of all students
It is impossible to walk around campus without running into one or two smokers. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 20.5 percent of Louisiana’s adult population smokes cigarettes regularly. This means out of about 15,000 students at our university, around 3,100 students smoke.