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Coffee and Tea Festival caffeinate crowd

Megan Henderson, [email protected]
March 7
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There are two types of people in this world: tea drinkers and coffee drinkers. But, both sides came together for a caffeine-filled day at the Coffee and Tea Festival on Saturday. The festival, held at the Downtown Rivermarket, featured 13 companies that competed for the title of best cold brew, be...

Zookeepers devote lives to animals they love

Zookeepers devote lives to animals they love

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
March 7
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When people go to the zoo, most of the time they’re just going to pass the time. What they don’t know is, just like us, every animal there has its own story. We can learn a lot from animals and we can all help make the Earth a better place for them. Zoos save these animals’ lives. When Nichola...

If ‘Lemonade’ was better, ‘25’ wouldn’t have won

If ‘Lemonade’ was better, ‘25’ wouldn’t have won

Cory Thaxton, Freestyle Editor
February 20
Filed under FEATURE STORIES, Free Verse

Adele’s victory was definitely sweeter than any flavor of lemonade. She deserved the win. I’m sure we all know by now that Adele took home Album of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards for her album “25” over Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” Beyoncé fans took to social media to share how disappoint...

‘John Wick 2’ keeps action-packed pace

‘John Wick 2’ keeps action-packed pace

Alan Rawles, [email protected]
February 20
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Don’t make John Wick mad. You’ll probably end up dead if you do. Some bad guys found this out the hard way in the first film, and “John Wick Chapter 2” was no different. “John Wick Chapter 2” continued the first film’s story of revenge. If you haven’t seen the first film, stop reading t...

Grammys boycott: Honor just to get nomination

Cory Thaxton, Freestyle Editor
February 19
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The Grammys were last night, and four big artists said they weren’t going to be there. Drake, Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Frank Ocean all said they would not be attending the Grammys this year for different reasons. West, Bieber and Ocean are boycotting the Awards, while Drake will just be on tour in E...

Watch her performance, not her body

Megan Kirk, Copy Editor
February 19
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Lady Gaga slayed the Super Bowl Halftime show last Sunday. There’s no disputing that. She sang while flipping through the air. Her voice never faltered. She did four costume changes while she was still on stage, each costume more vibrant and fierce than the last. She hit some crazy dance moves wh...

‘The Grand Tour’ opens with style

Alan Rawles
November 22
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The boys are back. Jeremy Clark- son, Richard Hammond and James May made their return to automotive entertainment with the premier of “The Grand Tour” on Amazon Prime. The trio traveled from their British roots to the California high desert to start the new series featuring auto- motive...

Family’s tractor tradition continues

Cory Thaxton
November 22
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The Merritt family does what ev- eryone else does on anksgiving, eat, nap, and watch football, but there’s one anksgiving tradition that they do that most likely no oth- er family does. “Papa goes around back to grab the tractor and the trailer while mom goes to hide the gifts,” Lil...

Cast of ‘Rent,’ proud and honored

Cory Thaxton
November 22
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The Northeast Louisiana Music Awards was just like any other award show you would see on television, but it honored local musical artists. The Downtown Monroe Alliance hosted the first ever people’s choice music event in this area and their second event ever. The music awards honored ...

Dance Fusion concert dazzles audience with diverse styles

Dance Fusion concert dazzles audience with diverse styles

Megan Kirk
November 22
Filed under FEATURE STORIES, FREESTYLE

The ULM Dance Repertory Ensemble gave the audience something to talk about Friday night at the Fall 2016 Dance Fusion. e entire show was choreographed by dance instructors Robin Stephens, Tina Mullone and Gretchen Jones. Stephens and Mullone presented a small commentary between each of the...

Best friends find strength in travel

Best friends find strength in travel

Cory Thaxton
November 22
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Some people say “its not about the destination, it’s about the journey." For these two friends, it’s about both. Jansen Nowell, a freshman marketing major, said climbing a mountain is much like anything else in life. He thinks about where he is going and makes goals at locations w...

Culturati Noiré cultivates the runway

Culturati Noiré cultivates the runway

Sisam Shrestha
November 16
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Heritage is important.And what better way to learn about your heritage than through a fashion show and spoken performances?“Culturati Noiré” at Brown Gym this past weekend was all about cultural heritage, representation and unity showcased through various performances.ULM alumnus Robert J. Brown...

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