NOLA Polar Bear Express to rock for a cause

NOLA Polar Bear Express to rock for a cause

There are many non-profit organizations, especially at this time of the year, but none of them are quite like the Lafayette chapter of NOLA Polar Express, which donates 100 percent of its proceeds to giving toys to local children. The annual benefit is the Lafayette chapter of New Orleans’ NOLA Polar Express benefit. This year […]

Heirs’ Harper on the underground

Heirs’ Harper on the underground

Tyler Harper: moved back from Austin, Texas, to his hometown, Lafayette, to finished what he started: help an underground scene flourish. And he’s doing it with his new progressive band, Heirs. “We started in April,” said Harper. “And we’ve been writin’ and jammin’ ever since. “We’re doing a bunch of stuff,” the bassist continued. “The […]

Priesthood necessary for happiness

Priesthood necessary for happiness

As the last practicing Catholic on my mom’s side of the family (at least of those that I gather with on holidays), I get a lot of questions when conversation makes its way around to religion.  Religion isn’t that much of a touchy subject in my family; most of us are Christian in some way […]

International Eats: Morocco

International Eats: Morocco

We were somewhere around North Africa, near the edge of the edge of the Sahara desert, when the guy selling rugs began to get bold: C’mon buddy, 50 Dirham. Is nice rug! Im sorry, I don’t need a 50 pound rug in my carry-on. 45 Dirham! You can mail to yourself! Suddenly the waiter appeared, […]

Would you like to know more?

Would you like to know more?

So, I only have 600 words a week to discuss incredibly complicated issues. If you enjoy reading my column, you probably want more. Thankfully, the Internet is full of resources for learning more about atheism, skepticism and secularism. Podcasts are a good start, and the best one is Reasonable Doubts. The hosts cover every facet […]

Student Union nearing completion, offering new amenities

Student Union nearing completion, offering new amenities

  With only one month from its official open date, construction on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s student union is slowing as the construction team plans to open on Jan. 7. The student union has been under construction since the beginning of the 2012 fall semester as a part of the University’s 20-year Master […]

Students bike off semester at GEAUX Bike scavenger hunt

Students bike off semester at GEAUX Bike scavenger hunt

Student cyclists explored parts of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the downtown area and Girard Park in search of certain people, places and challenges as part of the inaugural End of Semester/Pre-Finals UL Lafayette Bicycle Scavenger Hunt. The event was sponsored by GEAUX Bike and planned by senior marketing major Cody Thibodeaux; it was […]

Students discuss study habits, anticipating finals

Students discuss study habits, anticipating finals

With final exams looming ever closer, students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will start to crack down with their studying to get that passing grade on their tests. While everyone studies differently, the Internet has a lot of suggestions for methods to increase your test scores. The Huffington Post suggested that studying students […]