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Louisiana Unplugged is a collection of pieces written by journalism students at colleges and universities in Louisiana. WAFB-TV has teamed up with these colleges and universities to showcase the pieces of work these students generate. We hope you enjoy their reports.
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  • Airport Gambling

    Airport Gambling

    Monday, February 24 2014 7:37 AM EST2014-02-24 12:37:47 GMT
    By Joey Groner | LSU Student While the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport has nearly completed its $11 million renovations, one recent addition is drawing the negative attention of some passengers. A prominentMore >>
    While the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport has nearly completed its $11 million renovations, one recent addition is drawing the negative attention of some passengers. By Joey GronerMore >>
  • Moncrief

    Moncrief

    Monday, February 24 2014 7:30 AM EST2014-02-24 12:30:23 GMT
    By Tyler Nunez | LSU Student For many, the term student-athlete is an oxymoron, but LSU freshman basketball guard Raigyne Moncrief does not subscribe to that stereotype.     "God Bless her for beingMore >>
    For many, the term student-athlete is an oxymoron, but LSU freshman basketball guard Raigyne Moncrief does not subscribe to that stereotype. By Tyler NunezMore >>
  • State Hospital

    State Hospital

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 11:33 AM EST2013-12-25 16:33:05 GMT
    By Lauren Duhon | LSU Student Drivers passing through Jackson, La., on Highway 10 might think it's just another small, southern town between them and their destinations, but smack in the heart of it isMore >>
    Drivers passing through Jackson, La., on Highway 10 might think it's just another small, southern town between them and their destinations, but smack in the heart of it is a mental health facility more 150 years old and housed thousands of patients.More >>
  • Tiger Racing

    Tiger Racing

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 11:24 AM EST2013-12-25 16:24:27 GMT
    By Jonathan Olivier | LSU Student Hidden in a warehouse on LSU's campus, securely tucked behind a cluster of plain, white buildings, a group of mechanically inclined students toil away on a project theyMore >>
    Hidden in a warehouse on LSU's campus, securely tucked behind a cluster of plain, white buildings, a group of mechanically inclined students toil away on a project they describe as "their life." By Jonathan OlivierMore >>
  • Broussard

    Broussard

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 11:18 AM EST2013-12-25 16:18:17 GMT
    By Lauren Myers | LSU Student For Jinx Broussard, becoming the first African-American graduate in journalism at LSU was difficult. Stepping foot on campus just three years after the first African-AmericanMore >>
    For Jinx Broussard, becoming the first African-American graduate in journalism at LSU was difficult. Although Broussard did not always feel welcome at LSU, she was not one to retreat from a challenge. By Lauren MyersMore >>
  • LSU Greek Diversity

    LSU Greek Diversity

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 11:13 AM EST2013-12-25 16:13:23 GMT
    By Amy Whitehead | LSU Student The University of Alabama found itself at the center of a national whirlwind this past September when the student newspaper revealed that 50 years after the student bodyMore >>
    More than 5,400 students, nearly 22 percent of undergraduates at Louisiana State University, are members of fraternities and sororities. Administrators in the Greek Life and Student Life offices say the LSU Greek system is integrated – and it is, technically. By Amy WhiteheadMore >>
  • Tinker

    Tinker

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 10:56 AM EST2013-12-25 15:56:08 GMT
    By Andrea Gallo | LSU Student The woman known for winning a First Amendment Supreme Court case when she was 13 years old underscored to LSU students Monday that young people are perfectly molded to standMore >>
    The woman known for winning a First Amendment Supreme Court case when she was 13 years old underscored to LSU students Monday that young people are perfectly molded to stand up for their rights and take action. By Andrea GalloMore >>
  • News Future

    News Future

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 10:51 AM EST2013-12-25 15:51:46 GMT
    By Olivia McClure | LSU Student Though technology fundamentally has changed the way information is distributed, quality content it is still most important, according to members of a panel of experts whoMore >>
    Though technology fundamentally has changed the way information is distributed, quality content it is still most important, according to members of a panel of experts who pondered the future of news. By Olivia McClureMore >>
  • Bernstein

    Bernstein

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 10:37 AM EST2013-12-25 15:37:35 GMT
    By Jonathan Olivier | LSU Student Journalism means something different today, in an age of partiality and pre-conceived notions, and the news media need return to the "basic notions" that made AmericanMore >>
    Journalism means something different today, in an age of partiality and pre-conceived notions, and the news media need return to the "basic notions" that made American journalism great, Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Bernstein told Manship School students. By Jonathan OlivierMore >>
  • Tiger Eye

    Tiger Eye

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 10:16 AM EST2013-12-25 15:16:06 GMT
    By Lauren Myers | LSU Student If Eric Fasbender is doing his job, fans will never notice. Yet thousands of LSU Tiger fans admire his handiwork every Saturday at Tiger Stadium. Fasbender is assistantMore >>
    If Eric Fasbender is doing his job, fans will never notice. Yet thousands of LSU Tiger fans admire his handiwork every Saturday at Tiger Stadium. His department makes certain all Tiger athletic fields are pristine. By Lauren MyersMore >>
  • Leslie Dill

    Leslie Dill

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 10:01 AM EST2013-12-25 15:01:04 GMT
    By Austen Krantz | LSU Student Words don't have to use a traditional narrative form to tell stories, and Lesley Dill attempts to prove this in most of her multi-media art. The visual artist broughtMore >>
    Words don't have to use a traditional narrative form to tell stories, and Lesley Dill attempts to prove this in most of her multi-media art. The visual artist brought examples of this language to the LSU Museum of Art. By Austen KrantzMore >>
  • Best LA Hikes

    Best LA Hikes

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 9:43 AM EST2013-12-25 14:43:25 GMT
    By Jonathan Olivier | LSU Student Being closer to nature, relishing the wonders of the woods, or simply getting away from it all are easy goals to achieve when on a good hiking trail. As hikers and backpackersMore >>
    Being closer to nature, relishing the wonders of the woods, or simply getting away from it all are easy goals to achieve when on a good hiking trail. Five hikes have been singled out as the best. By Jonathan OlivierMore >>
  • LSU Grad Certificates

    LSU Grad Certificates

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 9:30 AM EST2013-12-25 14:30:53 GMT
    By Olivia McClure | LSU Student A new materials science and engineering graduate certificate program at LSU is designed to give students an interdisciplinary edge in academics and careers. To obtainMore >>
    A new materials science and engineering graduate certificate program at LSU is designed to give students an interdisciplinary edge in academics and careers. Instead of earning a master's degree, one receives a certificate. By Olivia McClureMore >>
  • Take Back Night

    Take Back Night

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 9:26 AM EST2013-12-25 14:26:45 GMT
    By Wilborn Nobles III | LSU Student The IRIS Domestic Violence Center of Baton Rouge says the city has experienced at least five victims of fatal domestic violence since September 2012. More than 100More >>
    The IRIS Domestic Violence Center of Baton Rouge says the city has experienced at least five victims of fatal domestic violence since September 2012. More than 100 people came together to remember abuse victims Sunday night. By Wilborn Nobles IIIMore >>
  • Sweatshops

    Sweatshops

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:58 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:58:34 GMT
    By Gordon Brillon | LSU Student Two former sweatshop workers are urging LSU students to organize in opposition to the use of sweatshop labor to make athletic logo wearing apparel for universities. YennyMore >>
    Two former sweatshop workers are urging LSU students to organize in opposition to the use of sweatshop labor to make athletic logo wearing apparel for universities. By Gordon BrillonMore >>
  • Crime Stats

    Crime Stats

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:55:18 GMT
    By Olivia McClure | LSU Student Overall, the number of on-campus crimes committed at LSU and Southern University did not increase significantly in 2012, according to the universities' annual securityMore >>
    Overall, the number of on-campus crimes committed at LSU and Southern University did not increase significantly in 2012, according to the universities' annual security reports. Law enforcement officials at the two Baton Rouge campuses cite better student awareness as the primary reason. By Olivia McClureMore >>
  • RAD

    RAD

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:51:09 GMT
    By Christian Rachal | LSU Student A ring of armored women roared in support of their classmate while she battled against a would-be attacker during the fall session of the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)More >>
    A ring of armored women roared in support of their classmate while she battled against a would-be attacker during the fall session of the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program on the LSU campus. By Christian RachalMore >>
  • BREC Program

    BREC Program

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:46 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:46:28 GMT
    By Jonathan Olivier | LSU Student Some Baton Rouge students are leaving behind the cluttered confines of urban sprawl and immersing themselves in nature. An outdoor outreach program, called BREC Out, offersMore >>
    An outdoor outreach program, called BREC Out, offers at-risk youth in East Baton Rouge Parish schools that may need help academically the chance to participate in outdoor-oriented team building activities in class and on field trips. By Jonathan OlivierMore >>
  • Ag Leaders

    Ag Leaders

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:41 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:41:45 GMT
    By Olivia McClure | LSU Student After nearly half a century at LSU, College of Agriculture Dean Kenneth Koonce retires Oct. 7 and will be replaced by Vice President for Agriculture Bill Richardson, reunitingMore >>
    After nearly half a century at LSU, College of Agriculture Dean Kenneth Koonce retires Oct. 7 and will be replaced by Vice President for Agriculture Bill Richardson, reuniting the LSU Ag Center's research and extension with the college's academic program. By Olivia McClureMore >>
  • Cancer Tech

    Cancer Tech

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:35 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:35:54 GMT
    By Jonathan Olivier | LSU Student Newly installed equipment at the LSU Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) will allow for more in-depth cancer research that focuses on using x-rays toMore >>
    Newly installed equipment at the LSU Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) will allow for more in-depth cancer research that focuses on using x-rays to target malignant cells while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. By Jonathan OlivierMore >>
  • Sand Volleyball

    Sand Volleyball

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:30:25 GMT
    By Lauren Myers | LSU Student LSU Tiger fans will have something new to cheer come March 2014 when the LSU sand volleyball team joins the 20 existing varsity Tiger sports. "It's something that…the communityMore >>
    LSU Tiger fans will have something new to cheer come March 2014 when the LSU sand volleyball team joins the 20 existing varsity Tiger sports. By Lauren MyersMore >>
  • Black Bear

    Black Bear

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:24:39 GMT
    By Jonathan Olivier | LSU Student State and federal officials are preparing to make a decision at the beginning of 2014 to remove the Louisiana black bear as a threatened subspecies under the EndangeredMore >>
    State and federal officials are preparing to make a decision at the beginning of 2014 to remove the Louisiana black bear as a threatened subspecies under the Endangered Species Act. By Jonathan OlivierMore >>
  • LSU Dairy

    LSU Dairy

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:15:38 GMT
    By Olivia McClure | LSU Student The LSU AgCenter and the University's separate dairy programs will consolidate, causing some operations at the campus dairy farm on Gourrier Avenue in Baton Rouge to scaleMore >>
    The LSU AgCenter and the University's separate dairy programs will consolidate, causing some operations at the campus dairy farm on Gourrier Avenue in Baton Rouge to scale down and move to the AgCenter's Southeast Research Station in Franklinton, La. By Olivia McClureMore >>
  • New Magazine

    New Magazine

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:09 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:09:34 GMT
    By Lauren Myers | LSU StudentLouisiana is one of the most obese states in the country.  According to a 2012 study by the Center of Disease Control, 34.7 percent of adult residents of Louisiana have a bodyMore >>
    According to a 2012 study by the Center of Disease Control, 34.7 percent of adult residents of Louisiana have a body mass index above 30, classifying them as obese. Baton Rouge Health and Fitness Magazine is trying to change that. By Lauren Myers
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  • Voting Regs

    Voting Regs

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 9:33 AM EDT2013-10-09 13:33:07 GMT
    By Amy Whitehead | LSU Student Voters across Louisiana will head to the polls on October 19 for open primary elections.  To the east, Mississippi will hold elections soon after on November 5. But otherMore >>
    Voters across Louisiana will head to the polls on October 19 for open primary elections. Mississippi will hold elections soon after on November 5. But other than sharing one of the highest voter registration rates in the nation – 84 percent of eligible voters, say election officials – the ease of voting differs vastly in the two states. By Amy Whitehead
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  • Chimp Haven

    Chimp Haven

    Monday, May 20 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:01:28 GMT
    By Taylor Balkom | LSU Student KEITHVILLE, La. -- Even chimpanzees need to retire. Nestled in the pine trees of northern Louisiana, 22 miles southwest of Shreveport, is Chimp Haven, a 200-acre habitatMore >>
    Nestled in the pine trees of northern Louisiana, 22 miles southwest of Shreveport, is Chimp Haven, a 200-acre habitat that is home to 169 chimps from around the nation. By Taylor BalkomMore >>
  • Zeagler Music

    Zeagler Music

    Saturday, May 11 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-05-11 15:04:44 GMT
    By Josh Bergeron | LSU Student Rapidly improving technology is creating problems for many locally-owned music stores, laments Fred Zeagler, owner of Zeagler's Music in Baton Rouge. "Our profit marginMore >>
    Rapidly improving technology is creating problems for many locally-owned music stores, laments Fred Zeagler, owner of Zeagler's Music in Baton Rouge. By Josh BergeronMore >>
  • Exonerees

    Exonerees

    Saturday, May 11 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-11 15:00:01 GMT
    By Otisha Paige | LSU Student The Innocence Project of New Orleans is responsible for 22 exonerations in Louisiana and Mississippi since its founding in 2001. The staff's time, patience, and diligenceMore >>
    The Innocence Project of New Orleans is responsible for 22 exonerations in Louisiana and Mississippi since its founding in 2001. However, exoneration is not sufficient to restore what once was. By Otisha PaigeMore >>
  • FBI 2

    FBI 2

    Saturday, May 11 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-11 14:59:07 GMT
    By Kevin Thibodeaux | LSU Student WASHINGTON, D.C. - FBI agents remain adamant they are making their best efforts to bring justice to decades-old Civil Rights era murders, although they acknowledged casesMore >>
    FBI agents remain adamant they are making their best efforts to bring justice to decades-old Civil Rights era murders, although they acknowledged cases get tougher by the year as suspects and witnesses die of age-related ailments. By Kevin ThibodeauxMore >>
  • Appointments

    Appointments

    Monday, April 15 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-04-15 13:41:09 GMT
    By Chris Grillot | LSU Student Just before leaving their respective positions under pressure, LSU System President John Lombardi and System General Counsel Ray Lamonica wrote letters of appointment toMore >>
    Just before leaving their respective positions under pressure, LSU System President John Lombardi and System General Counsel Ray Lamonica wrote letters of appointment to select staff members in Jan. 2012. By Chris GrillotMore >>
  • LA Queer

    LA Queer

    By Joshua Bergeron | LSU Student College students from around the state, donning rainbow flags and multicolored hair, descended on LSU for the third annual Louisiana Queer Conference this past weekend. MoreMore >>
    College students from around the state, donning rainbow flags and multicolored hair, descended on LSU for the third annual Louisiana Queer Conference this past weekend. By Joshua BergeronMore >>
  • DWF Fallen

    DWF Fallen

    By Albert Burford | LSU Student Since the agency's founding in 1872, seven Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (DWF) agents have lost their lives in the line of duty – all but one since 1991.More >>
    Since the agency's founding in 1872, seven Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (DWF) agents have lost their lives in the line of duty – all but one since 1991. By Albert BurfordMore >>
  • Frank DeLaughter

    Frank DeLaughter

    By Kevin Thibodeaux | LSU Student Newly declassified FBI documents show the late Concordia Parish Chief Sheriff Deputy Frank DeLaughter claimed to have reformed after he was released from prison for conspiringMore >>
    Newly declassified FBI documents show the late Concordia Parish Chief Sheriff Deputy Frank DeLaughter claimed to have reformed after he was released from prison. By Kevin ThibodeauxMore >>
  • Bryan Monroe

    Bryan Monroe

    By Albert Burford | LSU Student Bryan Monroe, editor of CNNPolitics.com, advocated in a speech Monday at Southern University, a news media coverage shift to increase fairer representation and coverageMore >>
    Bryan Monroe, editor of CNNPolitics.com, advocated in a speech at Southern University, a news media coverage shift to increase fairer representation and coverage of African-Americans. By Albert BurfordMore >>
  • Jindal Suit

    Jindal Suit

    By Kevin Thibodeaux | LSU Student The Jindal Administration temporarily has avoided litigation from commissioners of one of its agencies over the diversion of Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (DWF)More >>
    For the past two years, the LDWF Commission has had a lawsuit set to file in an attempt to halt the governor's office from sweeping of dedicated funds out of DWF's Artificial Reef Program to the general fund. By Kevin ThibodeauxMore >>
  • Hearts and Hooves

    Hearts and Hooves

    By Kayla Reed | LSU Student With fewer than 10 minutes left before the session begins, there are still volunteers arriving to help. "They just show up. Every day is an adventure," said Sarah Carlson.More >>
    On 24 Mondays a year, volunteers and a group of friendly horses help physically and mentally disabled people improve their strength, balance and confidence. By Kayla ReedMore >>
  • Field House

    Field House

    By Joshua Bergeron | LSU Student LSU's College of Human Sciences and Education is working to bring the decrepit Huey P. Long Field House back to its former glory. But it isn't the only one. Landmark LSU,More >>
    LSU's College of Human Sciences and Education is working to bring the decrepit Huey P. Long Field House back to its former glory. But it isn't the only one. By Joshua BergeronMore >>
  • Tony Brown

    Tony Brown

    By Albert Burford | LSU Student Journalist and television host Tony Brown encouraged students to not only study hard and make good grades, but maintain strong character as he brought a time capsule worthMore >>
    Journalist and television host Tony Brown encouraged students to not only study hard and make good grades, but maintain strong character when he spoke at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. By Albert BurfordMore >>
  • Civil Rights

    Civil Rights

    By McKenzie Womack | LSU Student Surviving family members of victims of Civil Rights murders consider Keith Beauchamp a champion. He investigates forgotten and current cases, making documentaries designedMore >>
    Surviving family members of victims of Civil Rights murders consider Keith Beauchamp a champion. He investigates forgotten and current cases, making documentaries designed to bring closure to those families. By McKenzie WomackMore >>
  • Med School

    Med School

    By McKenzie Womack | LSU Student LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is seeking to open a four-year medical school focused on research, and the idea has drawn tentative supportMore >>
    Pennington Biomedical Research Center is seeking to open a four-year medical school focused on research, and the idea has drawn tentative support from the LSU System Board of Supervisors. By McKenzie WomackMore >>
  • Bike Trip

    Bike Trip

    By Joshua Bergeron | LSU Student Will Adams traveled more than 700 miles to reach southern Louisiana, but has nearly 10,000 more miles to go before he reaches his destination. Adams, a 29-year-old residentMore >>
    Will Adams of Augusta, Ga., is riding a motorized bicycle from his hometown to the southern-most city in the world – Ushuaia, Argentina – to raise awareness about a lack of clean water in developing nations. By Joshua BergeronMore >>
  • Hansen's Disease

    Hansen's Disease

    By Kevin Thibodeaux | LSU Student CARVILLE, La. -- Once relegated to the outskirts of society, the National Hansen's Disease Program, centered in Baton Rouge, is attempting to bring the disease more commonlyMore >>
    Once relegated to the outskirts of society, the National Hansen's Disease Program, centered in Baton Rouge, is attempting to bring the disease more commonly known as leprosy to the forefront of the public's attention. By Kevin ThibodeauxMore >>
  • Ernest Parker

    Ernest Parker

    By Andrea Gallo | LSU Student In 1964, Ku Klux Klan activist James Ford Seale beat two black teenagers in Franklin County, Miss., forced them into a car and later killed them by throwing them into a LouisianaMore >>
    In 1964, Ku Klux Klan activist James Ford Seale beat two black teenagers in Franklin County, Miss., forced them into a car and later killed them by throwing them into a Louisiana offshoot of the Mississippi River. By Andrea GalloMore >>
  • Wharlest Jackson Murder

    Wharlest Jackson Murder

    By Kevin Thibodeaux and Brian Sibille | LSU Students Newly declassified FBI documents detailing the investigation into the Feb. 18, 1967, race-related murder of Wharlest Jackson in Natchez, Mississippi,More >>
    Newly declassified FBI documents detailing the investigation into the murder of Wharlest Jackson reveal Raleigh J. (Red) Glover, leader of the violent KKK-offshoot Silver Dollar Group, was the FBI's main suspect. By Kevin Thibodeaux and Brian SibilleMore >>
  • Scott

    Scott

    By Parker Cramer | LSU Student The morning of July 18, 1973, was supposed to be a normal day for Milton Scott. The former LSU Athletic Department employee said good-bye to his pregnant wife and daughterMore >>
    In a case of stolen – then mistaken – identity, a 21-year-old former LSU Athletic Department employee was shot by an FBI agent and died in his own driveway in 1973. By Parker CramerMore >>
  • Alcohol

    Alcohol

    By Emily Bell | LSU Student Since a new ordinance went into effect in East Baton Rouge Parish earlier this month allowing the sale of alcohol by the drink until midnight on Sundays, John Kirkendoll ofMore >>
    Since a new ordinance went into effect allowing the sale of alcohol by the drink until midnight on Sundays, one businessman has brought in an additional day of revenue for one of his clubs. By Emily BellMore >>
  • Town Hall

    Town Hall

    By Brian Sibille | LSU Student LSU Interim System President and Chancellor William "Bill" Jenkins Thursday sought to quell the chaos among the university community that has sprouted since the LSU BoardMore >>
    LSU Interim System President and Chancellor William Jenkins sought to quell the chaos among the university community about a proposed reorganization of the statewide system. By Brian SibilleMore >>
  • Diversity

    Diversity

    By Otisha Paige | LSU Student Student enrollment for African Americans at LSU this fall totalled 2,835 compared to 21,568 caucasian students. Observing foot traffic in LSU's Quad reinforces the makeupMore >>
    Student enrollment for African Americans at LSU this fall totalled 2,835 compared to 21,568 caucasian students. Observing foot traffic in LSU's Quad reinforces the makeup of the student body. The diversity gap is apparent. By Otisha PaigeMore >>
  • Memorial

    Memorial

    By Catherine Threlkeld | LSU Student Gone but far from forgotten at LSU. LSU architecture and ceramics student Nathan Drake was only 21 years old when he died from cancer in March. Eight months later,More >>
    LSU architecture and ceramics student Nathan Drake was only 21 years old when he died from cancer in March. Eight months later, he is embedded in the minds of many at the Baton Rouge campus. By Catherine ThrelkeldMore >>
  • UREC Holiday

    UREC Holiday

    By Emily Bell | LSU Student Several Baton Rouge and campus organizations and individuals donated time and resources for the LSU Staff Senate's 23rd annual "Holiday on Campus" on the day that has been nationallyMore >>
    Several Baton Rouge and campus organizations and individuals donated time and resources for the LSU Staff Senate's 23rd annual "Holiday on Campus" on the day that has been nationally dubbed "Giving Tuesday." By Emily BellMore >>
  • Beatings

    Beatings

    By Ben Wallace | LSU Student During the waning hours of Feb. 13, 1964, Raleigh "Red" Glover of Vidalia parked his car in the middle of the B.B. Beard Road near Monterey, Louisiana, propped open the hoodMore >>
    During the waning hours of Feb. 13, 1964, Raleigh "Red" Glover of Vidalia parked his car in the middle of the B.B. Beard Road near Monterey, Louisiana, propped open the hood and waited. By Ben WallaceMore >>
  • Hurricane

    Hurricane

    By Morgan Searles | LSU Student Two plastic king cake babies led Jennifer Shaw to self publish a book about her experiences fleeing Hurricane Katrina. "Hurricane Story," a collection of 46 photos andMore >>
    "Hurricane Story," a collection of 46 photos and titles, describes the birth of Jennifer Shaw's first son and the two months she and her husband took leave from New Orleans. By Morgan SearlesMore >>
  • Evacuation Redeux

    Evacuation Redeux

    By Andrea Gallo | LSU Student LSU Emergency Operations Center (EOC) core committee chairwoman D'Ann Morris Tuesday took responsibility for what many students and faculty members deemed a lack of clearMore >>
    LSU EOC core committee chairwoman D'Ann Morris took responsibility for what many students and faculty members deemed a lack of clear communication in the Sept. 17 evacuation of the campus. By Andrea GalloMore >>
  • FBI

    FBI

    By Andrea Gallo | LSU Student WASHINGTON -- Twenty of the 112 cases – representing 27 deaths, five in Louisiana and 10 in Mississippi – reactivated under the FBI's Cold Case Initiative more than five yearsMore >>
    Twenty of the 112 cases – representing 27 deaths, five in Louisiana and 10 in Mississippi – reactivated under the FBI's Cold Case Initiative more than five years ago remain open. By Andrea GalloMore >>
  • Numbers

    Numbers

    By Luke Johnson | LSU Student The purpose of a football player's uniform is to identify him on the field, but a few choose it to identify themselves, the digits a tribute to those they admired. For others,More >>
    The purpose of a football player's uniform is to identify him on the field, but a few choose it to identify themselves, but for others, the number is either traditionally assigned or selected at random. By Luke JohnsonMore >>
  • Montgomery CC

    Montgomery CC

    By Morgan Searles | LSU Student FERRIDAY, La. – Dedicated spouse, record keeper, mayor and civil rights advocate, Odeal Montgomery played many roles during her 89 years in this northeaster LouisianaMore >>
    As the only female mayor of Ferriday -- serving one term from 1994 to 2000 – Odeal Montgomery is one of only three African Americans to hold that position. By Morgan SearlesMore >>
  • Cage Ride

    Cage Ride

    By Luke Johnson | LSU Student The beast may be caged, but the energy it creates is not. "It's one of the most spirited parts of the game," said LSU junior cheerleader Julie Rapp. "All the little kids loveMore >>
    In a unique custom that is an integral part of the LSU football game day experience, 16 LSU cheerleaders kick-start the LSU crowd by circling the Tiger Stadium turf atop a trailer before each home game. By Luke JohnsonMore >>
  • Summit

    Summit

    By Andrea Gallo | LSU Student NEW ORLEANS - Democratic pundit James Carville brought journalists, academics and political experts back to his home in Louisiana Thursday during the Bipartisan Policy Summit'sMore >>
    Democratic pundit James Carville brought journalists, academics and political experts back to his home in Louisiana Thursday during the Bipartisan Policy Summit's fourth annual Political Summit.
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  • Closed Cases

    Closed Cases

    By Kevin Thibodeaux | LSU Student Five civil rights-era murder investigations in Louisiana and 10 in Mississippi are among the more than two dozen that will remain open and active, according to a U.S.More >>
    Five civil rights-era murder investigations in Louisiana and 10 in Mississippi are among the more than two dozen that will remain open and active, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report. By Kevin ThibodeauxMore >>
  • LSU's Got Talent

    LSU's Got Talent

    By Emily Bell | LSU Student Participating in an LSU student talent competition can offer more than name recognition. It could also mean the opportunity, win or lose, for free studio recording time. ElevenMore >>
    Participating in an LSU student talent competition can offer more than name recognition. It could also mean the opportunity, win or lose, for free studio recording time. By Emily BellMore >>
  • Rowing

    Rowing

    By Alex Cassara | LSU Student While slicing through turbulent waters, the males of LSU's rowing club need all the motivation it can get, especially last weekend. Danielle LeBlanc has sought to provideMore >>
    While slicing through turbulent waters, the males of LSU's rowing club need all the motivation it can get, especially last weekend. Danielle LeBlanc has sought to provide that. And no, she's not a cheerleader. By Alex CassaraMore >>
  • Honore

    Honore

    By Catherine Threlkeld | LSU Student He was the "John Wayne" of New Orleans, the "overnight hero" of Hurricane Katrina, and "exactly what the Gulf Coast needed," to hear the newscasters tell it. Also dubbedMore >>
    He was the "John Wayne" of New Orleans, the "overnight hero" of Hurricane Katrina, and "exactly what the Gulf Coast needed," to hear the newscasters tell it.More >>
  • Hate Groups

    Hate Groups

    By Ben Wallace | LSU Student Nationally, organized hate is alive and well, and anyone who believes differently needs only an Internet connection and a computing device to find out just how close the nearestMore >>
    Nationally, organized hate is alive and well, and anyone who believes differently needs only an Internet connection and a computing device to find out just how close the nearest Louisiana chapter is located. By Ben WallaceMore >>
  • Banned Books

    Banned Books

    By Ferris McDaniel | LSU Student This year marks the 30th anniversary of the observance of banned books in America — a celebration of literature and the freedom for one to read what one pleases. WhenMore >>
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the observance of banned books in America — a celebration of literature and the freedom for one to read what one pleases. By Ferris McDanielMore >>
  • Football Culture

    Football Culture

    By Otisha Paige | LSU Student When the word "football" is mentioned in Baton Rouge, images of the Louisiana State University's football team immediately emerge and a feeling of pride exudes. The TigersMore >>
    When the word "football" is mentioned in Baton Rouge, images of the Louisiana State University's football team immediately emerge and a feeling of pride exudes. However, there are some who don't share this sentiment. By Otisha PaigeMore >>
  • Greatest Games

    Greatest Games

    By Andrea Gallo | LSU Student Death Valley. The Cathedral of College Football. Tiger Stadium. No matter what people call it, analysts and athletes agree that LSU's stadium is one of the nation's loudest,More >>
    Death Valley. The Cathedral of College Football. Tiger Stadium. Analysts and athletes agree that LSU's stadium is one of the nation's loudest, most menacing places in which to conduct a football game. By Andrea GalloMore >>
  • LongSwords

    LongSwords

    By Luke Johnson | LSU Student For an hour and a half on Tuesday nights in September and October, combatants wielding medieval long sword replicas engage in hand-to-hand combat, circling each other slowly,More >>
    For an hour and a half on Tuesday nights in September and October, combatants wielding medieval long sword replicas engage in hand-to-hand combat. By Luke JohnsonMore >>
  • Election Commissioners

    Election Commissioners

    By Clayton Crockett | LSU Student In the words of Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court Louis Perret, Tuesday marks the Super Bowl of Louisiana's election season. As if for a major sporting event, parishes acrossMore >>
    Tuesday marks the Super Bowl of Louisiana's election season. Parishes across the state are bracing for whatever obstacles may arise on Election Day with thousands of veteran poll workers assigned and at the ready. By Clayton CrockettMore >>
  • Free Courses

    Free Courses

    By Emily Bell | LSU Student Improved job skills may be only a library card away. Since May, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library has offered more than 350 free online courses through a digital company Ed2GoMore >>
    Since May, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library has offered more than 350 free online courses through a digital company Ed2Go to anyone with a library card. Officials say it may be the only such offering in the state. By Emily BellMore >>
  • Socialist

    Socialist

    By Clayton Crocket | LSU Student Neither white nor male, Republican nor Democrat — she's not even 35 years old — the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) presidential candidate, Peta Lindsay, is runningMore >>
    Neither white nor male, Republican nor Democrat — she's not even 35 years old — the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) presidential candidate, Peta Lindsay, is running a campaign with "no illusions." By Clayton CrocketMore >>
  • Mayor

    Mayor

    By Emily Bell | LSU Student Crime was the focus of the last debate among the four candidates for mayor/president of Baton Rouge and the parish and each offered a plan to combat it. Metro Councilman MikeMore >>
    Crime was the focus of the last debate among the four candidates for mayor/president of Baton Rouge and the parish and each offered a plan to combat it. By Emily BellMore >>
  • Summer Ball

    Summer Ball

    By Luke Johnson | LSU Student Familiar sounds echoed in an empty Alex Box Stadium as the LSU baseball team prepared for its 2013 season with fall practice, but for more than half the team the autumn tune-upMore >>
    Familiar sounds echoed in an empty Alex Box Stadium as the LSU baseball team prepared for its 2013 season with fall practice, but for more than half the team the tune-up is a continuation of a year-long routine. By Luke JohnsonMore >>
  • Politics and Religion

    Politics and Religion

    By Clayton Crockett | LSU Student A tense religious debate over the role religion plays in social politics ensured during the final installment of Louisiana State University's Election 2012 Forums. "There'sMore >>
    A tense religious debate over the role religion plays in social politics ensured during the final installment of Louisiana State University's Election 2012 Forums. By Clayton CrockettMore >>
  • Global Perspective

    Global Perspective

    By Clayton Crockett | LSU Student Thanks to former President Bill Clinton, Democratic presidential candidates for the foreseeable future will hold a popularity edge oversees - or so maintain a panel ofMore >>
    Thanks to former President Bill Clinton, Democratic presidential candidates for the foreseeable future will hold a popularity edge oversees - or so maintain a panel of foreign students assembled by LSU. By Clayton CrockettMore >>
  • Dardenne

    Dardenne

    By Emily Bell | LSU Student LSU Manship School Professional-in-Residence and Tiger TV Advisor Cindy Carter is trying something different for her advanced broadcast class: an opportunity for students toMore >>
    LSU Manship School Professional-in-Residence and Tiger TV Advisor Cindy Carter invited Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne to her advanced broadcast class to try something different. By Emily BellMore >>
  • Blimp

    Blimp

    By Alex Cassara | LSU Student Whether you ventured to LSU's Tiger Stadium last Saturday or watched the Tigers' top-10 matchup with South Carolina on a home TV, it's almost certain you saw Michael KrauseMore >>
    Whether you ventured to LSU's Tiger Stadium last Saturday or watched the Tigers' top-10 matchup with South Carolina on a home TV, it's almost certain you saw Michael Krause at work. By Alex CassaraMore >>
  • Cook

    Cook

    By Ferris McDaniel | LSU Student President Barack Obama's lack of interaction with Congress has become a major concern in the upcoming presidential election, says national political analyst Charlie Cook,More >>
    President Barack Obama's lack of interaction with Congress has become a major concern in the upcoming presidential election, says national political analyst Charlie Cook. By Ferris McDanielMore >>
  • Survey

    Survey

    By Ferris McDaniel | LSU Student A survey conducted by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab shows that first-time voters who supported President Barack Obama in 2008 continue back him in the 2012 electionMore >>
    A survey conducted by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab shows first-time voters who supported President Barack Obama in 2008 continue back to him in the 2012 election but are less politically engaged this time. By Ferris McDanielMore >>
  • Health Care

    Health Care

    By Clayton Crockett | LSU Student Authorities in the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) traversed party lines with LSU professor Jim Richardson Thursday, weighing in on the future of healthcare in theMore >>
    Authorities in the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) traversed party lines with LSU professor Jim Richardson Thursday, weighing in on the future of healthcare in the United States and Louisiana. By Clayton CrockettMore >>
  • LSU, SU Crime

    LSU, SU Crime

    By Ben Wallace | LSU Student Burglary reports tripled and liquor law arrests doubled from 2010 to 2011 at Louisiana State University, according to LSU's 2012 Annual Security and Fire Report. The reportMore >>
    Burglary reports tripled and liquor law arrests doubled from 2010 to 2011 at Louisiana State University, while burglary reports more than doubled for Southern University. By Ben WallaceMore >>
  • Political Madmen

    Political Madmen

    Monday, December 3 2012 6:54 AM EST2012-12-03 11:54:08 GMT
    By Andrea Gallo | LSU Student Four "rock stars" of political consulting sat on a stage in the Holliday Forum of LSU's Journalism Building, traded war stories back to the presidential campaigns of JimmyMore >>
    Four "rock stars" of political consulting sat on a stage in the Holliday Forum of LSU's Journalism Building, traded war stories back to the presidential campaigns of Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford and Gary Hart. By Andrea GalloMore >>
  • Foreign Affairs Forum

    Foreign Affairs Forum

    Monday, December 3 2012 6:48 AM EST2012-12-03 11:48:09 GMT
    By Ferris McDaniel | LSU Student High on the list of concerns at an LSU political forum focusing on the presidential campaign and foreign policy is the nuclear mènage à trois involving the U.S., IsraelMore >>
    High on the list of concerns at an LSU political forum focusing on the presidential campaign and foreign policy is the nuclear mènage à trois involving the U.S., Israel and Iran. By Ferris McDanielMore >>
  • NO News Media

    NO News Media

    Monday, December 3 2012 6:44 AM EST2012-12-03 11:44:02 GMT
    By Catherine Threlkeld | LSU Student Over the weekend, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans moved to publishing a print edition to only three days a week on Sunday as The Advocate of Baton Rouge launchedMore >>
    The Times-Picayune moved to publishing a print edition to only three days a week as The Advocate launched a home-delivered edition to New Orleanians. By Catherine ThrelkeldMore >>
  • Emergency

    Emergency

    Wednesday, November 14 2012 7:16 AM EST2012-11-14 12:16:12 GMT
    By Emily Bell | LSU Student LSU officials say they are updating the university's emergency text messaging system and emergency management plan to provide for speedy campus-wide evacuations in the caseMore >>
    LSU officials say they are updating the university's emergency text messaging system and emergency management plan to provide for speedy campus-wide evacuations. By Emily BellMore >>
  • Cherokee

    Cherokee

    Wednesday, November 14 2012 7:07 AM EST2012-11-14 12:07:48 GMT
    By Alex Cassara | LSU Student LSU alumnus Bryan Pollard, executive editor of the United States' oldest Native American and first bilingual newspaper, says newspapers and websites that cater to small populationsMore >>
    The executive editor of the oldest Native American and first bilingual newspaper in the US says newspapers and websites that cater to small populations are critical. By Alex CassaraMore >>
  • Athlete Nutrition

    Athlete Nutrition

    Wednesday, November 14 2012 6:59 AM EST2012-11-14 11:59:18 GMT
    By Luke Johnson | LSU Student Jamie Mascari knows what to feed a Tiger to make it fierce - color-coded meals. LSU's first-year coordinator of sports nutrition has revamped how LSU athletes are fed by tailoringMore >>
    LSU's first-year coordinator of sports nutrition has revamped how LSU athletes are fed by tailoring meals to match rigorous athletic training and placing emphasis on nutrition education. By Luke JohnsonMore >>
  • Hilliard

    Hilliard

    Wednesday, November 14 2012 6:53 AM EST2012-11-14 11:53:57 GMT
    By Luke Johnson | LSU Student Seeing LSU sophomore running back Kenny Hilliard run is like watching an onomatopoeia-laden Batman episode from the 1960s. WHAM! Hilliard bursts through defenders with theMore >>
    Seeing LSU sophomore running back Kenny Hilliard run is like watching an onomatopoeia-laden Batman episode from the 1960s. By Luke JohnsonMore >>
  • Women

    Women

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 7:13 AM EST2012-11-13 12:13:16 GMT
    By Andrea Gallo | LSU Student A sharp chorus of the word "no" clanged on LSU's campus this past weekend when about 15 women punched, kicked and sprinted during the fall's Rape Aggression Defense program. TheMore >>
    A sharp chorus of the word "no" clanged on LSU's campus when about 15 women punched, kicked and sprinted during the Rape Aggression Defense program. By Andrea GalloMore >>
  • Hurricane Hunter

    Hurricane Hunter

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 6:45 AM EST2012-11-13 11:45:55 GMT
    By Ben Wallace | LSU Student He flies a plane with no flight attendants, no TVs and no complimentary snacks. But since Baton Rouge native Lt. Col. Jeff Ragusa's mission is flying directly into theMore >>
    Baton Rouge native Lt. Col. Jeff Ragusa's mission is flying directly into the eye of a hurricane as many times as possible before his fuel gauge ticks near "empty." By Ben WallaceMore >>
  • Breaux

    Breaux

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 6:41 AM EST2012-11-13 11:41:35 GMT
    By Alex Cassara | LSU Student While he has a face most LSU football fans won't recognize, walking through campus on a game day with Delvin Breaux is still a chore. Every 150 feet, an old friend stopsMore >>
    While he has a face most LSU football fans won't recognize, walking through campus on a game day with Delvin Breaux is still a chore. By Alex CassaraMore >>
  • Women in Tech

    Women in Tech

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 6:33 AM EST2012-11-13 11:33:18 GMT
    By Andrea Gallo | LSU Student Some 100 high school girls flooded LSU's Royal Cotillion Ballroom to hear older female counterparts bestow advice about the importance of taking risks when considering joiningMore >>
    High school girls listened to older female counterparts bestow advice about the importance of taking risks when considering joining a male-dominated industry. By Andrea GalloMore >>
  • Balloon Festival

    Balloon Festival

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 5:59 AM EST2012-11-13 10:59:55 GMT
    By Morgan Searles | LSU Student A motley crew assembled at 5 a.m. at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center on Friday as pilots prepared for the first competition of the 2012 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon ChampionshipMore >>
    A motley crew assembled at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center as pilots prepared for 2012 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival. By Morgan SearlesMore >>
  • Russell

    Russell

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 5:53 AM EST2012-11-13 10:53:47 GMT
    By Emily Bell | LSU Student New York casting director and bestselling author Paul Russell is encouraging LSU theater students to grasp their unique position. "You're here, you've got a good program… don'tMore >>
    New York casting director and bestselling author Paul Russell is encouraging LSU theater students to grasp their unique position. By Emily BellMore >>
  • Career Expo

    Career Expo

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 5:49 AM EST2012-11-13 10:49:40 GMT
    By Brian Sibille | LSU Student Tiffany Walker buttoned her black blazer and fixed her hair, taking a deep sigh. Walker, a political science senior from Monroe, stood outside the doors of the Pete MaravichMore >>
    More than 2,000 LSU students took their first steps on the hunt for a job when they attended the 2012 LSU Career Expo, a two-day annual event. By Brian SibilleMore >>
  • Smoke-Out LSU

    Smoke-Out LSU

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 5:44 AM EST2012-11-13 10:44:08 GMT
    By Catherine Threlkeld | LSU student Judith Sylvester hoisted two-gallon Ziploc bags packed with cigarette butts, and thrust them out toward the students in LSU's Journalism Building. The stench of tobaccoMore >>
    Judith Sylvester, an LSU mass communication professor, is the driving force in the fight for a smoke-free and tobacco-free LSU campus. By Catherine ThrelkeldMore >>
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