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Natural hair, don’t care: my pouf is professional

Brea Joyner
March 27, 2017
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Natural hair is not a trend. It’s not a lifestyle. It’s not a race thing. It is identity. During my recent trip to a conference in New York City, I spoke to an ABC reporter and asked her about the reality of natural hair on television. I told her that as I flip through different newscasts on TV, I ha...

Gay LeFou isn’t very progressive

Cooper Doyle, [email protected]
March 20, 2017
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There’s been a kerfuffle over Disney’s latest nostalgia-based cash grab, “Beauty and the Beast.” The character LeFou is the first gay character in Disney’s history, at least according director Bill Cordon when speaking to gay magazine Attitude. But not really because, also according to Cord...

Modern fairy tales are making us wimps

Corlyn Key, [email protected]
March 20, 2017
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Modern fairy tales are making more generations of whiny dreamers. Remaking fairytales are becoming the latest trend. People should stop reinventing fairy tales unless they are reviving the original texts. However, the one thing they are missing when they do so is the true meaning of what a fairy tale ...

Shop locally for the good of community

Megan Henderson, [email protected]
March 20, 2017
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Buying local is better for our community and the people who live in it. It may seem kind of strange that I have to make this argument, but it’s something we should all think about. Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a lot of big corporations moving into Monroe while local businesses and rest...

Gay LeFou will lead to something more

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
March 20, 2017
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There is nothing wrong with LeFou being gay in Disney’s new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Gays don’t have an agenda, regardless of popular belief. No, we don’t want everything to be gay. We just want the same rights as everyone else and to be treated like actual humans. That’s all we want. ...

We deserve more than just a month

Corlyn Key, [email protected]
March 7, 2017
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Black History Month should not exist. Before you say this is racist, I ask that you read this entire article before judging. The entire meaning behind this “holiday” is incredibly submissive in its very nature. We fought for equality and to appease us they gave us a month dedicated solely to our a...

Girls no worse than guys with drama

Olivia Barfield, [email protected]
March 7, 2017
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Women are not more dramatic than men. Traditionally? Yes. Realistically? No. And when we pretend that women are more dramatic or more petty or bully more just because they’re women, we feed stereotypes that tell boys and girls what they can and can’t be. Yes, girls can be horrible. They can be sl...

Girls are more vicious than guys

Kaitlynn Harris, [email protected]
March 7, 2017
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Women are the worst of all bullies. We are prone to viciousness. Society tries to paint us as innocent and kind and loving, and although we may be all those things, we are also mean and cruel to one another for no reason. As someone who has both male and female friends, I’ve noticed that my female...

Humanities majors want to do more than just educate

Sabrina Simms, [email protected]
March 7, 2017
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I shouldn’t feel embarrassed when a person asks me about my major. However, when they do and I say that I’m studying English, they immediately respond with “so, do you want to teach?” My major is something I wear proudly when I’m working or learning in the classroom. However, all ego sinks...

NLU past can be offensive

Karen Niemla, [email protected]
March 7, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor

I don’t know if you want to print this or not, or just edit it down, or just read it and forget it... but I have something to say which may or may not matter to you concerning the  Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) logo identity of the past. I’m not mad about it or anything, since this his...

Screaming campus ‘preachers’ won’t spread Christianity

Kaitlynn Harris, [email protected]
February 20, 2017
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Christians can make it hard for other people to know Christ. You heard me right, Christians can be the road block in God’s way sometimes without truly meaning to. Most of them live in the realm of hypocrisy. Whether you think so or not, at some point in your life you have done or said something hyp...

The lesson of the Good Samaritan means more

ULM Hawkeye, [email protected]
February 19, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Author, We’re better than this. If you can’t see this, then we, collectively as an institution of higher learning, are failing you. I don’t hear my fellow students “whining about finding a solution.” I hear people from all over our planet coming together, wherever we may gather, galvaniz...

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