‘Makers’ merge boat building with neuroscience

‘Makers’ merge boat building with neuroscience

Photo by Sophie Berard/The Vermilion “How do you move from an idea to a real thing?” was the question “In the Mind of the Maker” …

Student athletes weigh in on school’s athletic ranking

Student athletes weigh in on school’s athletic ranking

Photo by Brad Kemp The train of success just keeps on chugging for University of Louisiana at Lafayette athletics. After a historic year …

Bomb hoax threatens summer students’ safety

Bomb hoax threatens summer students’ safety

Photo by Ashley Hinson/The Vermilion Although last Wednesday’s on-campus bomb threat at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette turned …


Bomb hoax threatens summer students’ safety

Bomb hoax threatens summer students’ safety

Photo by Ashley Hinson/The Vermilion Although last Wednesday’s on-campus bomb threat at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette turned out to be a hoax, the students’ reactions were very much real. “The main issue we had is that it was a fire alarm,” Daniel Dossantos said, a resident of Huger Hall since the spring semester. […]

Anime characters come alive at teen library event

Anime characters come alive at teen library event

Photo courtesy of Anime Secrets “Where’s the ball pit?” chanted a chorus of young adults gleefully mimicking bafflement at the lack of a promised ball pit within the auditorium of Lafayette’s South Regional Public Library on Saturday. Approximately 80 young adults, between the ages of 12 and 18, dawdled between meeting room one and the […]

Football unanimously picked No. 1 in preseason SBC poll

Football unanimously picked No. 1 in preseason SBC poll

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football team was the unanimous choice to repeat as champions in the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll put out Saturday. Louisiana, which finished 9-4 last season and clinched its second league title overall and its first since 2005, picked up all 11 first-place votes by the league’s head coaches. […]

Don’t debate creationists

Don’t debate creationists

Back in February, science educator Bill Nye and professional young-earth creationist Ken Ham debated whether evolution or creationism is true. It’s a tired debate, and it really isn’t that controversial to anyone who examines the evidence with an open mind. Yet because of the poor quality of American science education, the argument won’t go away. […]

Game journalist still missed one year later

Game journalist still missed one year later

It’s been a little over a year now since one of my biggest heroes passed away, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect. Video game journalist and internet personality Ryan Davis of giantbomb.com lost his life to sleep apnea on July 3, and the gaping hole he left in the people […]

Student athletes weigh in on school’s athletic ranking

Student athletes weigh in on school’s athletic ranking

Photo by Brad Kemp The train of success just keeps on chugging for University of Louisiana at Lafayette athletics. After a historic year that saw five sports capture conference championships, The UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns athletic program was recognized as the 34th-best in the nation, and the top non-BCS program, according to the National Association […]

‘Edge’ more than explosions

‘Edge’ more than explosions

  “Edge of Tomorrow” is one of those few movies that I wish I had not read about or even watched the trailer for before going to see it. It is a movie best seen cold, so if you are thinking about seeing it (it will be out of theaters in Lafayette soon if you […]

No Judgmental Jewdys

No Judgmental Jewdys

If you know anything about Judaism, it’s probably got something to do with World War II and that Jews observe a lot of holidays—many more than Christians do. Some of them are a lot of fun, and some of them require fasting and mourning; what most people don’t realize about the religion is that many […]