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Stop forcing Christian beliefs in public schools

Stop forcing Christian beliefs in public schools

August 20, 2019

If you have taken a history class in Louisiana, you have heard the term separation of church and state more times than you can count. In May 2018, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill that completely contradicted years of teaching around the state. Although the bill hides under the guise of educating...

Say bye to loneliness; get involved

Say bye to loneliness; get involved

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

August 20, 2019

College- it’s what most would say is some of the best years of your life. But it all depends on your involvement on campus. To all incoming freshmen, I suggest you take this advice sooner than later- get involved on campus. According to kff.org, an international survey found that one in five Americans...

Learn over summer opinion

Learn over summer opinion

Killian Hicks, [email protected]

April 30, 2019

You made it. Finals are over and you are getting to relax for the first time since January. The fear and stress of those last papers and tests are gone for three months. Whatever you choose to occupy yourself this summer, you should also go out of your way to try to learn new things this summer. The...

Break before burning out this summer

Break before burning out this summer

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

April 28, 2019

After a stressful semester of constantly worrying about assignments, grades and a social life, summer is coming and we can finally take a break, soak up some sun and have some fun. Well, that’s not true for all of us. Many students will be hard at work all summer trying to make some extra cash to pay fo...

Suffering is universal, intimidation is genderless

Suffering is universal, intimidation is genderless

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

April 28, 2019

Sexual harassment is more common than most people assume. It happens every day and sometimes it even happens in front of you. It’s not even a problem specific to women. It happens to everybody. Sexual harassment is a behavior characterized by the making of unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remark...

Boys, girls should be treated same

Boys, girls should be treated same

Vanelis Rivera, English Instructor at ULM

April 28, 2019

Boys will be boys. That’s what I heard growing up. Whether my brother left his Legos out, carelessly cleaned his room or threw a tantrum, his behavior was often easily explained, though not always tolerated. While my parents held my brother and I accountable for misbehavior, often his bouts of pr...

Don’t rush to leave Monroe

Don’t rush to leave Monroe

John Radcliffe, [email protected]

April 28, 2019

Move in Mania is one of the most eventful weekends of the school year. All sorts of campus organizations gather together to reach out to the students. However, you rarely see any of those organizations staying behind to help those moving out. When winter break came into session, many students like mysel...

Improve weather alerts at ULM

Improve weather alerts at ULM

Alex Melancon, [email protected]

April 28, 2019

We’ve entered severe weather season. Dozens of people have already lost their lives to weather-related hazards this year. ULM is not doing enough to help us be ready for this. ULM has posted some guidelines for tornado preparedness - two paragraphs, 12-point font, single-spaced, on sheets of paper taped...

Border problem greater than just avocados

John Radcliffe, [email protected]

April 14, 2019

Around 1.3 billion dollars worth of avocados were imported into the U.S. from Mexico in 2015, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. President Trump can’t cast out all the avocados along with the Mexicans if he closes the Mexican-American border. It...

Help out homeless as much as possible

Help out homeless as much as possible

Killian Hicks, [email protected]

April 14, 2019

One day last spring I decided to help out the homeless in the area, and it changed my life. There are now two homeless shelters in Monroe, the DeSiard St. Shelter and the Salvation Army. There are none from Baton Rouge to Little Rock and from Jackson to Shreveport. Anyone in search of assistance, who...

Get used to other cultures, try them out

Get used to other cultures, try them out

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

April 14, 2019

The U.S. is ever changing. It continuously grows into a more diverse nation with different kinds of races, ethnicities, social classes, religions, genders and cultures. As the U.S. grows into a more diverse country, it’s time for citizens to try out the many different cultures that are a part of this...

Politicians should be scrutinized at times

Politicians should be scrutinized at times

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

April 14, 2019

Joe Biden, a favorite among democrats to win the office, has been having a rough time as of late. He can’t shake the allegations that he’s been inappropriate to women around him. While Uncle Joe and other politicians can blame the media for spreading these allegations, they can’t do their jobs...

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