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Sigma Lambda Alpha sorority hosts annual women’s 5K

Taylor Henson, Reporter

April 4, 2019

To celebrate Women’s History Month and to promote women’s awareness, the Sigma Lambda Alpha sorority members held their third annual Women’s Awareness 5K at Sikes Lake on March 27. Thirteen runners participated.   Estafani Vasquez, biology and chemistry freshman and vice president o...

Humans vs Zombies takes over the campus

Sky Barron, Reporter

April 2, 2019

The campus-wide game of tag “Humans vs. Zombies” hosted by the University Program Board, began April 1. It is still going on as of today, but the number of students who remain human is dwindling, while the number of zombies is growing. Alexis Osborne, nursing sophomore, said, “Hearing about it ...

A Day in the Life of Joanne Ortega

A Day in the Life of Joanne Ortega

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Joanne Ortega, mass communication senior lived her childhood in Dallas, Texas. She chose this university due to it being a smaller institution. “I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas,” Ortega said. “And I originally went to an all-girls high school. So when I was applying for colleges, I wanted...

New Title IX director charged with education enforcement

New Title IX director charged with education enforcement

Taylor Henson, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Rachael Fornof started her new job in the fall of 2018 as director and coordinator of Title IX, and she hit the ground running. After a series of incidents the previous spring drew attention to the need for her position, she began offering required educational training. She even helped staff tables outside...

Break a leg at the cheer clinic

Break a leg at the cheer clinic

Tiana Stribling, Reporter

April 2, 2019

The cheer team is hosting a cheer clinic in Don Flatt Gym in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum April 7 from 2 p.m- 4 p.m. "I've been waiting for this for the longest time. I'm so excited to be back cheering again," Haley Johnson, nursing freshman said. Clinics are open to anyone 15 years of age and older....

Campus jobs are no joke

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

April 1, 2019

Students would be fools not to attend the campus job fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 2. 14 job departments will set up tables in the Clark Student Center Atrium to inform students about job opportunities on campus. Stephanie Sullivan, assistant director of the Career Management Center, said,...

Speakers discuss challenges of international students

Speakers discuss challenges of international students

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

April 1, 2019

20 students and faculty gathered in the Legacy Multipurpose Room to hear the last Critical Conversation series of the year about international student experiences March 29. Elizabeth Ysasi, international services specialist, presented the Critical Conversation series hosted by the Office of Equity,...

Faculty saxophonist, percussionist duo perform March 28

Faculty saxophonist, percussionist duo perform March 28

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 1, 2019

The 51 members of the audience including student and members of the community patiently waited in Akin Auditorium March 28, for Andrew J. Allen and Gordon Hicken to begin their yearly faculty recital, Rogue Two. Rogue Two is presented by the department of music and was composed of four unique piece...

Spanish professor tied to her culture

Spanish professor tied to her culture

Andrew Murray, Reporter

April 1, 2019

Born in Pueblo, Mexico Claudia Montoya associate professor of Spanish, holds her culture, life and students in high regard. “I have all the duties of a professor, which is the grading, preparing for classes, the research,” Montoya said. She is a working bee, but with that she also takes time...

Caribbean Student Organization to hold Expressions on March 29

Randi Heaton, Reporter

March 28, 2019

Music will be playing, people will be dancing, and the food will be cooking on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Akin Auditorium. It's the biggest event the Caribbean Student Organization holds this semester and is free for all students. The CSO uses the event to help educate students learn more about...

VPAF candidate holds open session

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

March 27, 2019

As of Jan. 31, Marilyn Fowlé retired from her position as vice president of administration and finance (VPAF) after having the position for seven years. Faculty and staff were given the opportunity to meet VPAF candidate Brett Powell at an open session on March 25, 2019. Powell believes he is a good...

Campus jobs available to students

Campus jobs available to students

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

March 20, 2019

Being a college student is full of bills. Bills for tuition and fees, food bills, movie ticket bills. The list goes on and on. To help students pay these bills, a number of campus departments offer jobs for students. There are departments on campus in which a student can apply for a student assistant...

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