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Classes cancelled for 3 days as ULM plans to shift completely online

Classes cancelled for 3 days as ULM plans to shift completely online

ULM Hawkeye

March 13, 2020

ULM will cancel face-to-face classes in March 16, 17 and 18 because of COVID-19 concerns. Online classes will continue as scheduled. On March 19, all face-to-face classes will resume in an online format for the remainder of the semester. All university events will be postponed until further no...

Caldwell Parish remembers teacher with scholarship

Caldwell Parish remembers teacher with scholarship

Uchechi Owunna, [email protected]

March 9, 2020

Charles Freeman Stamper presented the Caldwell Parish Morris Endowed Scholarship to ULM’s foundation scholarship board last week. Stamper said that the scholarship was initiated in memory of his high school English teacher, Frances Morris, from Caldwell Parish High School. She helped Stamper thro...

Opioid abuse combatted with medical drop box

Opioid abuse combatted with medical drop box

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

March 9, 2020

Last year, Louisiana had 455 opioid-involved overdose deaths, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. This number was the highest ever recorded in the state and one that continues to climb every day. Along with that fact, it is also known that two out of three teens who admit to abusing pres...

Students to be advised regardless of classification

Students to be advised  regardless of classification

Uchechi Owunna, [email protected]

March 9, 2020

Starting this semester, advising is required for all students regardless of classification. Advising has previously only been mandatory for freshmen and sophomores, but ULM’s new rule states that classification is no longer a factor in whether or not you meet with an academic advisor. Barbara Mich...

Stay safe: Louisiana ranked state with highest STD risk in United States

Stay safe: Louisiana ranked state with highest STD risk in United States

Morgan Andrews, [email protected]

March 9, 2020

Louisiana is known for Mardi Gras parades, seafood, Cajun music and southern hospitality. However, that is not the only thing that stands out about the state, Louisiana is also known for sexually transmitted diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Louisiana is the state with the...

Tax filing vital for international students’ future

Tax filing vital for international students’ future

Uchechi Owunna, [email protected]

March 9, 2020

International students are expected to file taxes every year just like students who are citizens of the United States. Tax filing is a topic that can be confusing for everyone. However, the process is often even more confusing if you are not from the United States. DeVaria Ponton, the international serv...

Forum provides safe space for women’s issues

Forum provides safe space for women’s issues

Morgan Andrews, [email protected]

March 2, 2020

It is important for women to stick together and support each other. This is why Ambitious Women Society hosted a Women’s Forum where student and faculty guest speakers discussed a variety of feminist issues. Chiemeka Onyemechara, the AWS founder and president, said she wanted to create an environment ...

Public college admission process to be enforced

Public college admission process to be enforced

Nathaniel Flores, [email protected]

March 2, 2020

New, stricter requirements are to be placed on Louisiana’s four-year public universities by the Louisiana Board of Regents. Revisions to the minimum admission standards for first-time freshmen applying to colleges in the state were announced Feb. 19. The current minimum requirements are: 19 units of c...

Hawkeye staff honored at annual conference

Hawkeye staff honored at annual conference

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

March 2, 2020

The student-run newspaper at ULM sent four of its editors over Valentine’s Day weekend to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They attended the Southeast Journalism Conference at the University of Southern Mississippi where they won many awards. All four editors won individual awards either at the conference...

Fatal drug ‘Gray Death’ surfaces in Louisiana

Fatal drug ‘Gray Death’  surfaces in Louisiana

Uchechi Owunna, [email protected]

March 2, 2020

Most people in the United States have heard of opioids and marijuana from a young age. In elementary school, the D.A.R.E Program exposes children to the dangerous effects of drugs and alcohol. One drug you may not have heard of is Gray Death, but its popularity is growing in Louisiana even in Monroe and...

Severe weather research wins Murphy ‘Researcher of the Semester’

ULM Hawkeye

March 2, 2020

Todd Murphy, assistant professor of atmospheric science has been named the spring 2020 Researcher of the Semester. The honor is presented by the ULM Office of Sponsored Programs and Research and the Research Council. Murphy is an active researcher in severe weather, especially in the southeast, and...

Coronavirus risk low: Precautions necessary

Coronavirus risk low: Precautions necessary

Uchechi Owunna, [email protected]

March 2, 2020

The coronavirus is rapidly spreading across the globe. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that at this time the United States has a considerably low health risk when it comes to coronavirus. It is still important to be prepared and take cautionary measures to lower your...

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