YOUR UPDATE ON RAGIN' CAJUNS ATHLETICS

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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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The Democratic Party as it stands today is simply a shell of its former self; it stands in the shadow of great policy and presidents who radically changed the system they operated under for (the most part) the better. What distinguishes the party of the past from the party of today? Identity…

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A majority of the LGBT community released a collective sigh of relief as the election was finally called with Joe Biden as the winner. Although celebrations have mostly revolved around Trump’s loss rather than Biden’s victory, there are some victories this election season that deserve to be …

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Social workers in Texas have to abide by the Texas Administrative Code, which is a code of conduct that establishes when it is and isn’t okay for a social worker to refuse service to someone. On Oct. 12, a unanimous vote changed that code of conduct and began to allow Texas social workers to…

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Early voting in Louisiana started last week as it did for many other states in the union. Over 50 million people have already voted with more doing so every day. This is unprecedented and shows the unique times we find ourselves in as well as the amazing amount of voter enthusiasm Americans …

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When it comes to criticizing the Trump Administration on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic there is no storage of material to work with, but there is one area that Congress and the president both share the blame: monetary relief. In a country that possesses unimaginable wealth, why was i…

Every year around Easter, my elementary school classmates would stop asking their parents for horses and start asking for rabbits. It makes sense; young children see rabbits all around them as part of Easter displays and decorations and decide they need one. As far as I know, none of those c…

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My family has two dogs: Bentley, a miniature salt and pepper schnauzer, and Braxton, an all-white shih tzu/maltese mix. Bentley is not a smart dog in the slightest sense, which I find endearing, while Braxton can be pretty keen and sometimes too smart for his own good. Bentley is very active…

Dogs have almost always been a part of my life. My family never went too long in between dogs, and I now have two of them. Nyla, who is about 10 years old, is a miniature Italian greyhound. I got her when I was in seventh grade as an emotional support animal to help with my anxiety. She isn’…

It is my belief that Republicans in 2016 should have taken up the nomination of Merrick Garland, held hearings and taken a vote up or down on whether to confirm him. They had a majority; they could have easily voted no on his confirmation and that would have been the end of the story at elec…

Healthcare is the most important aspect of a person’s life. Without access to quality, affordable healthcare, preventable, and sometimes minor, health issues balloon into deadlier illnesses or chronic health complications. But despite massive efforts to reduce uninsured rates in recent years…

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