University students aid community in a big way

University students aid community in a big way

It is that time again for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and United Way of Acadiana to put on The Big Event. The university and United Way first began The Big Event in the fall of 2013 with more than 2,000 volunteers who signed up to participate. This year, there are approximately 2,490, which […]

RARE party victorious in freshmen elections

RARE party victorious in freshmen elections

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Patricia Cottonham announced the Student Government Association’s four new freshmen senators on the steps between Lafayette and Vermilion Halls at 5 p.m. today. The RARE party took all four spots: Briley Higginbotham, Alaina Kiefner, Mary McMahon and Samuel Riehl. Kiefner, a psychology major, took home the […]

Letter to our readers:

Letter to our readers:

LETTER TO OUR READERS: The Vermilion will slowly be transitioning to a newly improved paper and website. Though our columns and satire will no longer be available in print, we will still have them available for viewing at our website,www.thevermilion.com. Because of this transition, we are excited to provide more news and features in print, […]

Local artist fuses international sounds in new EP

Local artist fuses international sounds in new EP

Singer-songwriter Sean Bruce is staged to release half of a two-part EP, “Staring at Maps, Pt. 1,” a release whose title alludes to both international inspiration and emotional growth. “The title track is on part two of the album,” said Bruce, 26. “I wrote this song about staring at a map and talking about all […]

Student film club works, films, learns together

Student film club works, films, learns together

For students interested in the art of filmmaking, Mise-en-Scene Society (MESS) is a club designed to bring together those with a shared interest in film, serving as an outlet to share ideas and cast finished projects. Meeting every other Friday in Griffin Hall, the society participates in weekly workshops involving topics voted on by the […]

Scholarship opportunities abound for students

Scholarship opportunities abound for students

While tuition and fees for students are increasing, so are the scholarship opportunities offered at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The university awards around $9 million worth of scholarships to its students every year, with about $10.5 million total scholarship money being handled by the university last year. “The university administration has been very […]

Fall season ends, Golf searches for leadership

Fall season ends, Golf searches for leadership

The Ragin’ Cajun golf team wrapped up their fall season last Sunday at the Moe O’Brien match play event in Lake Charles. The team earned a great deal of success during the season, and they encountered some adversity as well. Three top-5 finishes in three out of the five possible events highlight the Cajuns season. […]

Cross country gears up for upcoming tournament

Cross country gears up for upcoming tournament

The Ragin’ Cajun cross country team has garnered extreme success heading into the Sun Belt Championships Nov. 2 in Mobile, Alabama. In the four scoring meets of the season, including last Friday’s Ragin’ Cajun Invitational at Acadiana Park, the Cajun team has earned a bevy of top-five finishes, which includes a first place finish on […]

“Calvary” and the Catholic Distress

“Calvary” and the Catholic Distress

The Catholic Church has had a troubled time over the past quarter-century. Before Pope Francis assumed the papacy and became a voice of reform (some might say reason), Catholicism had increasingly begun to appear as something of an anachronism with its hardline views on contraceptives and homosexuality. But seeming outdated, of course, paled in comparison […]