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In response to last week’s article by C.J. Williams and such penetrating insight as, “(student fees) suck,” I believe it is necessary to challenge the student body at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to raise the level of conversation regarding the cost of attendance. The cost of att…

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT FROM UL LAFAYETTE

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It’s no secret that the LGBT community is growing by the day. In fact, it’s been a point of discussion for multiple news outlets lately, including the New York Times, CNN and CBS. There are a few possible reasons for this, but the theory that I’m personally interested in is that the number o…

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OPINION — Composer Gustav Mahler was met with much tragedy in his relatively short life; the pain of death would follow him from his childhood up to his own death at the age of 50 in 1911. One of 14 children, eight of his siblings would not survive past childhood, and his brother, Otto, woul…

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In previous columns, I have mentioned that having a schedule when you are struggling with something can really be an amazing aide. However, with the ridiculousness of online classes and being forced to do work in your own time, more than before, finding a schedule can be difficult. And while…

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OPINION- On March 17, 2014, Broaddus Burgers was founded in Lafayette by Shawn Broaddus, a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. On Feb. 20, 2021, I ate there for the first time.

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OPINION-In the wake of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the CARES Act, a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package — the largest ever passed — to lessen the blow that shutting down the economy would have on businesses, state and local governments and regular peo…

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OPINION-After debuting at no.1 and spending 15 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, Ariana Grande’s “Positions” album got revamped in the best way. On Feb. 19 Grande released a deluxe version of the hit album featuring four never-released tracks. 

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Everyone has had at least one bad experience in their life that could lead to mental instability or manifest as physical symptoms. These symptoms can range from a feeling of abandonment to a phobia of what caused the experience in the first place. They also can develop issues with intimacy, …

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OPINION — Not so long ago I wrote of an identity crisis that the Democratic Party is going through. I made it clear in that article that I believe Democrats have to reckon with themselves on how the party should continue. My feeling is that the party had to return to its progressive roots of…

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OPINION — We’ve just entered February, which means there are plenty of things to do and celebrate right around the corner. Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and Easter might be the biggest events some are looking towards, but many are focusing on their looming midterms. Approaching the middle of t…

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The storming of the Capitol Building on Jan. 6th by unhinged, anti-American traitors was a terrible blow to our democracy. The pure definition of a putsch, what Americans saw on their TVs, phones and computers were scenes previously only seen in faraway countries or in chapters of history bo…

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The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of news for the LGBT community. Between President Joe Biden’s measures against Trump’s transgender military ban and Jojo Siwa’s coming out, my timelines and newsfeeds have been full of LGBT updates. 

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Louisiana has been commonly known as an oil field state. Everyone who is reading this article and has spent a considerable amount of time in Louisiana understands that the oil industry is the backbone of our state. Without oil, we don't go to restaurants, we don't buy clothes or trucks or pr…

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According to a study conducted by the Florida Virtual Campus on how much Florida University students spent on textbooks, “More than half (53.2%) of students spent more than $300 on textbooks during the spring 2016 semester, and 17.9% spent more than $500.” These figures are abhorrent and dis…

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