YOUR UPDATE ON RAGIN' CAJUNS ATHLETICS

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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I’m sure I’m far from alone when I say I never envisioned my last semester of college wrapping up this way. Despite never being able to properly say goodbye to my professors in person or have an in-person commencement ceremony, I’m grateful that I was able to finish my time at the University…

My friend called me yesterday, to tell me he’s going back to work. I was stunned, with all of this going on I’ve been away from social media and the news so it took me by surprise. He then asked if I wanted to play a board game this weekend, I said no but I had almost said yes. Which also su…

A common phrase I’ve heard when talking to friends and family has been, “I just can’t wait till everything gets back to normal.” It’s so common that I started keeping count for every time it’s said. I’m up to 11, so I’m not crazy for thinking it happens often. As I naturally do, when somethi…

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Given the current circumstances, I've had a lot of free time on my hands. I'm not the type of person to cut my own hair during the quarantine. I'm definitely not the type of person to ignore the social distancing rules.

As I scroll through social media, there is a buzz around the virus. That’s natural; in our lifetimes a scenario like this hasn’t been seen, nor were we well prepared for it. The buzz that I see, though, is different than what I expected. Not that I give a ton of thought to how people would r…

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In a novel incident, Yaeji’s debut mixtape, “What We Drew,” is a dance record that doesn’t cause dissonance when I’m listening to it by myself. Usually, I would prefer to share kinetic electronic music with others. But given current circumstances, I’ve been forced to listen to it in isolatio…

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There is no normal. What we knew it as, what we came to understand, is gone. People will be more distant, six feet away may become the new two and hand sanitizer will be a household item. This virus, this plague, has struck a different kind of fear into our hearts. The fear of the unknown. W…

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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…

DISCLAIMER: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is recommended to practice forms of social distancing, which may include refraining from non-essential shopping. While supporting local business is vital to the community, mitigating the effects of this disease should be a collective priority…

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…

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