November 2, 2013

Community of Clay

October 2, 2013

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With its spider webs, cracked windows and perpetually dusty floor, the ceramics studio has the makings of a B-list horror film. But for students such as studio art junior Patrick LeBas, it’s home. “It’s worn down. It’s got broken windows, exposed wires and crumbling brick,” LeBas said. “And I wouldn’t change a single thing about […]

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That’s Not My Name!

September 24, 2013

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McDonald’s has ruined my life. No, I don’t mind the greasy fries, sodium-saturated McMuffins or nuggets that resemble chicken. My beef is personal – the Golden Arches stole my name. I began to distrust the fast food chain at an early age when my dad used Happy Meals to bribe my sister and me into […]

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Contrast

September 16, 2013

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Manicured lawns and wide porches frame the fortresses of estrogen lining sorority row. Inside, legions of women squeeze into Pinterest-inspired rooms with color-coordinated bedspreads. And I am the gatekeeper. I am the capable facility manager of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house and oversee the epitome of female décor. Every year, adroit residents transform barren […]

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Uniformity

September 10, 2013

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For high school graduates who envisioned college as a hotbed of originality and personal style, think again. The college uniform is alive and well at LSU. While it’s safe to leave the regulation polo and pressed khaki pants buried in the closet, most LSU students divide into easily recognizable fashion categories within weeks of arriving. […]

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Lessons learned

November 4, 2012

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Following the 2012 College Media Convention in Chicago, I’m beginning to feel a bit like a convention buff. In the three conferences I’ve attended I’ve learned a couple of lessons. 1. Go to the sessions that interest you. Even just a little bit. When multiple sessions are offered at the same time it can be […]

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So I guess school teaches something

March 20, 2012

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Sometimes I walk out of class feeling dumber than when I entered. (Yes, I’m referring to you, Politics of Socio-Economic Development.) But every so often a lesson clicks. I just had an aha moment while working on my 8 to 10 page paper due in MC 3505 (The Media and Political Process) class Thursday. For […]

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