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Collections will be relocated, not destroyed

Collections will be relocated, not destroyed

Olivia Barfield, Editor in Chief
March 30, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, FEATURE STORIES, NEWS, Sports

The director of ULM’s Museum of Natural History has called administration’s ultimatum to destroy the museum’s research collection “unnecessary.” Thomas Sasek, the museum’s director, said the collections will not be destroyed to renovate the school’s track because several institutions ha...

Administration confirms collections may be destroyed, track renovations go unaddressed

Administration confirms collections may be destroyed, track renovations go unaddressed

Olivia Barfield, [email protected]
March 29, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

A Facebook post made by ULM's Museum of Natural History on Tuesday alleged that millions of research collections would be destroyed so that renovations could be made to track facilities. Administration responded on Wednesday.

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Cutting AmeriCorps from communities

Cutting AmeriCorps from communities

Brea Joyner, [email protected]
March 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Since the early 90’s, over one million volunteers have served in AmeriCorps nationwide. The non-profit organization has helped restore homes from natural disasters, clean the community, introduce innovative science programs and most of all, mentor young children. But due to an unexpected cut, this gro...

Pink Bag Series explains privilege in Voodoo books

Brianna Duronset, [email protected]
March 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Pink Bag Series continued on March 22 on the subject of privilege. Professor Jeffrey Anderson of the history department spoke about Zora Neale Hurston and her impact on Voodoo and Hoodoo. He compared two writers: Hurston, who is an African-American writer, and Robert Tallant, a Caucasian mal...

Greek students come together for 1 week

Greek students come together for 1 week

Brianna Duronslet, [email protected]
March 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Members of National Panhellenic Council (NPC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) joined together for Greek Week as a way of unifying members of all fraternities and sororities on campus. The event started with a leadership series and a competitive game of Catch the Flag. Throughout the week, ...

Traveling Scholar Series explores works of author

Kandice Johnson, [email protected]
March 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS

On Tuesday evening in Stubbs Hall, Gloria Anzaldua was the topic of discussion. Diana Bowen, a visiting assistant professor of communication at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, presented “Voices from the Archive: Women of Color, Civic Engagement and the Politics of Archival Research” as part...

Pink Bag Series delves into white privilege in Asia

Sisam Shrestha, [email protected]
March 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The ULM Femhawks have added yet another talk in their Pink Bag series this semester. The theme for this semester is “Privilege.” Last week, professor James Pettit conducted a talk on “Privilege Abroad: Experience of a White American Expat in Asia and the Middle East.” Pettit used his experien...

Student Support Service TRIO Program collects water for St. Joseph

Pujan Dahal, [email protected]
March 7, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Poor water service is not a new issue to the town of St. Joseph, Louisiana. Dating back to the 1930s, the city has dealt with a contaminated water supply. The water’s rusty tint comes from naturally occurring iron and manganese sediment in the underground well that has built up in the water lines over th...

Universities, TOPS spared from budget cuts for now

Universities, TOPS spared from budget cuts for now

Olivia Barfield, [email protected]
March 7, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Louisiana Legislature spared higher education and the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) from budget cuts when they closed out of special session last Wednesday, Feb. 22. Compromise brought the close of the special session with most legislators agreeing that they weren’t fu...

Pinkbag Series discusses privilege

Pinkbag Series discusses privilege

Brianna Duronslet, [email protected]
March 7, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Many are silent when the subject of privilege is brought up, but ULM professor Leslie Pace spoke on the topic at the Pink Bag Series in Sandel Hall. The lecture was hosted by the ULM Femhawks. Pace spoke on two types of privileges. The first was white privilege. In her presentation, Pace discuss how...

Cutting AmeriCorps from communities

Cutting AmeriCorps from communities

Brea Joyner, [email protected]
March 2, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Since the early 90’s, over one million volunteers have served in AmeriCorps nationwide. The non-profit organization has helped restore homes from natural disasters, clean the community, introduce innovative science programs and most of all, mentor young children. But due to an unexpected cut, this gro...

Miracle man still stands strong

Miracle man still stands strong

Corlyn Key, Opinion Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

Around two in the morning on Jan. 7, Wildlife Agent Tyler Wheeler stopped a vehicle on Highway 165 between Sterlington and Bastrop for “switched tags.” What started as just a routine traffic stop ended up as a life-threatening situation when Wheeler was shot five times. The 25-year-old was shot on...

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