ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT FROM UL LAFAYETTE

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On March 20, Nintendo released “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” for the Nintendo Switch. This is a game that fans have been vying for ever since the Switch itself was released in 2017. As the launch date grew closer and closer, fans chose names for their islands and discussed which villagers …

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March has certainly been a busy month. An “invisible enemy,” as the president calls it, really has turned our society on its head. The only thing I ever hear about these days is social distancing, working from home, testing kits and aunties’ WhatsApp groupchats offering “the cure for Mrs. Rona.”

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Hannes Ferm hasn’t always been one to entertain the strict format of pop songwriting. He’s certainly never been quick to prioritize vocal melodies, and once upon a time, it would’ve been hard to imagine them at the forefront of an entire record. In his third album “Ryder,” however, Stockholm…

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On March 10, NCT 127 became the first K-pop group to perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Rodeo is an annual event that was set to run from March 3-22 this year with concerts every night.

When historians look back on this time in history — especially this election — they will probably do so with a particular sense of interest in the amount of political turbulence we seem to have experienced. There looks to be a pattern of political turmoil at the start of a new century, and t…

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Greece has a real problem with its history. When I think of Greek civilizations, my mind floods with rich culture, mythology, the arts and the birthplace of democracy. Though that's true of the Greek civilization as a whole, ancient Greece often overshadows the current decisions of the count…

As 2020 marches its way through the third month of the year, the U.S. battles its way through the second month of primaries. As much fun as it is to speculate on the outcomes and deride and support this or that candidate, elections will not happen for another eight months, and so it should r…

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I have privilege. I don’t notice whether or not there are ramps because I don’t look for them. I don’t notice whether or not there are vegan options because I don’t need them. I didn’t even notice how inaccessible for disabled people the portable toilets on the sidewalks made Mardi Gras unti…

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The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is driving the music industry to take a serious amount of precaution with concerts and music festivals. While there is only one presumptive case of COVID-19 in Louisiana as of the writing of this article, the impact is reaching its way into Lafayette.

People say America has had a checkered past, but it truly resembles chess more. Our intricacies and tactics and uprisings have mirrored the greatest strategy game in history. We've had wars within our country, fought wars far outside of it and rarely stayed neutral in a time of conflict.

I wouldn’t be breaking new ground or be the only one to admit that Louisiana, while definitely not being the worst state in the union (I believe that title belongs to Alabama (looking at you Nick Saban)), does have some baggage to its name. We do tend to rank lowest on all of those “good” li…

Schools have been forcing students to exercise for as long as we can remember. They even go as far as giving us a grade based on how quickly we can run a mile, which is, honestly, just ridiculous. Many schools put more money towards their athletic department than any other part of the instit…

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New Orleans has been under a lot of scrutiny this Mardi Gras season. The two (potentially three) bodies remaining in the Hard Rock Hotel, two people dying in parades and a string of other loosely connected deaths have brought about a few semi-popular social media posts about a “Mardi Gras vo…

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is situated in a cultural goldmine, and with that comes a student body more inclined to pursue the arts as their trade. The university markets this as their identity and the depth of the music program speaks (or sings) for itself. And yet I have notic…

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Democracy has had a checkered past. For the longest time, it was the least used form of government and, at periods of time, it wasn’t used at all. Monarchies, tyrannies, kings and queens, pharaohs, royalty — they were all used with strong form to make things great for themselves and, rarely,…

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