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Louisiana ranked 16th in traffic deaths

Louisiana ranked 16th in traffic deaths

Kerrion Henry, [email protected]

October 21, 2019

Jnell Casborn hates drunk driving because her cousin died in a wreck involving an intoxicated driver on the interstate. “The guy who killed my cousin is in jail but that does not bring my cousin back,” Casborn said. But even without drunk driving, Louisiana has one of the highest death rates...

Science majors connect with new history courses

Science majors connect with new history courses

Loryn Kykendall, [email protected]

October 14, 2019

Here at ULM, there aren’t many history majors. However, that does not mean that ULM’s history program is not a force to be reckoned with. According to GradSource, ULM’s online master’s history program is ranked eighth in the nation. So, even though we may not have many history majors, our history...

Phishing issue tackled by program

Phishing issue tackled by program

Uchechi Owunna, [email protected]

October 14, 2019

According to the FBI’s Internet crime report for 2018, there were more than 26,000 victims of phishing last year. Combined, the victims lost more than $48 million. It is for this reason that the ULM’s Information Technology staff continually monitors our email activity and send out warning emails...

Health Sciences Career Fair provides professional jobs

Health Sciences Career Fair provides professional jobs

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

October 14, 2019

Hannah Heyl is excited to graduate from ULM’s medical laboratory science program next spring. However, she knows to get a job after college she needs to start making connections while still in school, and the perfect opportunity to do so showed itself at the Health Sciences Career Fair last Tuesday....

Dr. Don Smith: ULM’s 1st black graduate

Dr. Don Smith: ULM’s 1st black graduate

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

October 14, 2019

Donald Smith, his mother and sister watched from their window as three wooden crosses burned on their front yard. While the grass around the crosses blackened, his mother and sister were horrified, but Smith never even batted an eye at the violent display before him. “Growing up, he was always...

Counseling Center teaches students to resolve conflict

Counseling Center teaches students to resolve conflict

Morgan Andrews, [email protected]

October 14, 2019

Conflict is normal because everyone has different backgrounds and viewpoints. Whether it’s with work, friends, family or partners, some type of opposition is inevitable. To inform students about how to resolve conflict with others, the ULM Counseling Center gave a workshop on how to do just that....

Severe weather training held on campus

Severe weather training held on campus

Loryn Kykendall, [email protected]

October 8, 2019

In April 2019, a deadly tornado tore through Ruston. The tornado killed two people and destroyed parts of the city as well as the Louisiana Tech campus. Because of tragedies like this, it is important that people be aware not only of the dangers of severe weather, but of what to do when it hits your...

Kitty DeGree offers mammograms

Kitty DeGree offers mammograms

Hope Anderson, [email protected]

October 8, 2019

Since it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, those who have fought and are currently fighting the battle of breast cancer are recognized and honored. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is not just used to give respect. It is also a nationally recognized month that is aimed to raise awareness of the disease...

UPD enforces campus traffic rules

UPD enforces campus traffic rules

Prajal Prasai, [email protected]

October 8, 2019

Madison Frost, along with her friend, were crossing the road between Schulze and the Coliseum when a speeding car made them sprint toward the sidewalk. Frost said that “the car was speeding very bad.” “The people driving were at fault. I was not texting but in three out of four (incidents) people...

Handprints for breast cancer awareness

Handprints for breast cancer awareness

Morgan Andrews, [email protected]

October 8, 2019

For Fisher Binns, cancer has impacted him tremendously. Binns’ family friend died of cancer which impacted everyone in his family. “We were really connected to her,” said Binns, a junior risk management major and member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Kappa Sigma...

ULM hosts disability conference

ULM hosts disability conference

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

October 8, 2019

When Jessica Jackson was younger, she would volunteer with her god mother at a nursing home. She knew from that moment she loved to help older adults. After taking a gerontology class in college, she decided that’s what she wanted to do with her life. And that’s how she got started in the gerontology...

Pumpkins promote breast cancer cure

Pumpkins promote breast cancer cure

Chelsea Terrell, [email protected]

October 8, 2019

During the first week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Health Studies Student Association begins decorating their little, pink pumpkins for an annual fundraiser. The organization displayed their pumpkins in the SUB overhang Monday through Wednesday last week. Students were asked to donate to the...

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