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Edwards gets support from small communities

Edwards gets support from small communities

Miles Jordan, [email protected]

November 11, 2019

As Monroe moved on from President Donald Trump campaigning for gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone, current Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards campaigned himself. Governor Edwards began his day in Shreveport at the campus of Louisiana State at Shreveport before meeting with Grambling State. Edwards...

Monroe becomes hub for political discussions

Monroe becomes hub for political discussions

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

November 11, 2019

Loudspeakers playing “The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals rose attendees from their seats. More than 6,000 people waved signs and flags. They knew the president had finally arrived at the Monroe Civic Center. “Wow, do you have spirit. Hello, Louisiana. Thank you very much, incredible,...

Organizations promote voter registration

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

November 4, 2019

Knowing where you register to vote and how you register to vote can be a difficult task. Luckily, for some college students like Andie Lindsey, Femhawks, College Democrats and NAACP wanted to help students know exactly what to do for voter registration. These organizations hosted voter registration Tuesday...

Emily Williamson’s legacy lives on

Emily Williamson’s legacy lives on

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

November 4, 2019

For years, Emily Williamson led ULM’s Child Development Center to success with an amount of passion and dedication that is unmatched by anyone. Even until her final days, Williamson continued to give the center her all. Many times, Williamson was found vigilantly working at the center on her days...

ULM Online joins program that enrolls adults in college

ULM Online joins program that enrolls adults in college

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

November 4, 2019

In the United States during 2018, around eight million adults over the age of 25 were enrolled in college, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The number is projected to grow in the next few years. The University of Louisiana System has prepared for this increase of older college...

Community unites to paint, uplift local homeless shelter

Community unites to paint, uplift local homeless shelter

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

October 28, 2019

The sound of laughter and the smell of paint filled the DeSiard Street Homeless Shelter last Saturday as volunteers gave the drab building a fresh, new look. Walls that were previously plain are now covered in fun designs and interesting colors thanks to a pair of ULM students who organized Poses and...

ULM honors deceased president emeritus

ULM honors deceased president emeritus

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

October 28, 2019

Last Saturday, ULM lost a beloved president emeritus while Northeast Louisiana lost a strong supporter with the death of Dr. Dwight D. Vines. Vines started at ULM as an instructor of management in 1958 before becoming a professor. Then, he became the dean of the College of Business in 1964 before being...

Kitty DeGree Foundation funds neuromuscular lab

Kitty DeGree Foundation funds neuromuscular lab

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

October 28, 2019

In 2012, Kitty DeGree reached out to her longtime friend and co-worker, Cindy Rogers, to set up a foundation that would promote higher education and health care. Then, DeGree donated $1 million to ULM in hopes that her work would outlive her. And that’s exactly what it did as she continues to contribute...

Students sail to new futures with internships

Students sail to new futures with internships

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

October 21, 2019

Landing the perfect internship can change a student’s life—just ask senior communication major, Chuck Riddick, who took a leap of faith last year and applied for an internship in California at Hulu through the Television Academy. To be considered for the position, Riddick was required to send in...

Local facilities offer cheap prostate cancer exams

Local facilities offer cheap prostate cancer exams

Chealsea Terrell, [email protected]

October 21, 2019

One simple decision that can make a huge difference on a man’s future is getting a prostate exam. A prostate is an organ found only in men and is located under the bladder. It aids men in the reproduction process which makes it important. According to the American Cancer Society, the most common...

Fraternity encourages men to be aware of their health

Fraternity encourages men to be aware of their health

Uhechi Owunna, [email protected]

October 21, 2019

Self-checks for breast cancer are normalized for women as soon as puberty starts. For years, “I love boobies” bracelets were sold in stores across the United States to promote breast health. However, prostate cancer is rarely spoken of in the same way. Members of Omega Phi Psi fraternity noticed...

Student pharmacists give out free flu shots

Student pharmacists give out free flu shots

Loryn Kykendall, [email protected]

October 21, 2019

Flu season is upon us, and as college students, we should all be taking as many preventative measures as possible to avoid catching it. According to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, less than half of all college students in the country get vaccinated for the flu. For this reason, ULM’s...

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