LSU’s Tigerband members reflect on their season without Director Roy King

After the firing of LSU’s Tigerband Director Roy King in the spring of 2016, band members faced the challenges of a new director and teaching style that came with the changes. News broke of King’s firing on April 6, just three days before Golden Girl Auditions. Unable to get answers from LSU and Tigerband employees, the students got their updates from news stories and Facebook posts. Due to the tension involving King’s firing, the students have decided to remain anonymous but will be referred to by band section and classification. Life in Tigerband proceeded as though nothing had occurred. Golden … Continue reading LSU’s Tigerband members reflect on their season without Director Roy King

‘We have to support one another’: Palestinian family from Mississippi discusses the fear of Islam in America

A fear of Islam in America is becoming more common every day in a nation that includes 3.3 million of its followers as citizens. That fear has been popularly coined around the world as “Islamophobia.” A poll conducted in March … Continue reading ‘We have to support one another’: Palestinian family from Mississippi discusses the fear of Islam in America

13 Troopers participate in Drug Recognition certification course

Louisiana State Police is holding a Drug Recognition certification class this week at LSP Headquarters in Baton Rouge. As a Drug Recognition Expert, an officer is specially trained to conduct an examination on a person to determine if the person is impaired and, if so, whether the impairment is caused by drug use or by a medical condition. Once the examination is completed the DRE is able to determine which drug category or categories the person has used. Trooper Kenny LaMulle is one of 13 officers taking the class this week. These officers believe this course will make them better … Continue reading 13 Troopers participate in Drug Recognition certification course

Land of the Free, Home of the Pantsuit Nation

For some, the results of the Presidential Election were shocking, disheartening, and unbelievable. However, almost 4 million individuals have found a place where they can not only express their fears, but also come together to share stories of hope and triumph. This place is a Facebook group, known by the name Pantsuit Nation. It’s almost unheard of to hear of a mere Facebook group having almost 4 million members. However, after reading just a few of the stories posted in the group, you can tell that these people are not just members of some Facebook group- they have become a … Continue reading Land of the Free, Home of the Pantsuit Nation