UL in History: Academic Awards Banquet

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Dr. Clifton W. Potter Jr. ~ UL History Professor

Last week we honored the graduates of the classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, and 1969; this week we shall recognize the accomplishments of our current students. On Friday, Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi will induct their new members, and the college family will gather to honor academic achievement and faculty service. For over four and a half decades, the Academic Awards Banquet has marked the beginning of the end of the college year.  It one of the traditions of which I am most pleased.

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College Life: Things for True Southerners

 

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Katherine Daniel ~ Editor-in-Chief

There are many things that describe a person, some more than others. In the south, there are certain descriptions that describe everyone. Growing up in the south has made me the southern girl I am. No matter where I go in life, I will always have my southern roots to follow me and a piece of home that is with me. My senior year of high school, I was SO ready to move away and get out of the “boonies” or the “middle of nowhere”, but there will always be a special place in my heart for my southern living. There are many things that make a southerner, a true southerner, but there are many things that every person down south can relate to, and if you know, you know.

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Mystic Magic: Herbs and Crystals

 

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

Candles are not the only thing used in spell work. While I was doing my research for the Vernal Equinox on candle colors, I decided to also take a look into crystals and herbs.

Crystals are also used in Tarot work. Crystals are meant to be used to draw energies out of the cards after use. They are made into necklaces as well. It is interesting to look at all the different meanings behind crystals.

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Nerd Factor: Shazam!

Dr Mike Robinson ~ UL Communication

This weekend, Shazam makes his first return to the big screen since his 1941 movie serial. Here are some useful things to know about thunderous homecoming.

He is the Original Captain Marvel:  Shazam’s name is a tricky tale of corporate skullduggery and trademark carelessness.  When the character debuted in Fawcett Comic’s Whiz Comics #2 in 1940, Bill Parker and C.C. Beck’s creation had already faced a number of name changes and finally settled in as “Captain Marvel.”  That seems strange to us today because we habitually divide the superhero universes up between DC and Marvel. But back then, DC was mostly called National Comics and Marvel was known as Timely.  

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UL in History: Westover Weekend

Dr. Clifton W. Potter Jr. ~ UL History Professor

Westover Weekend is just around the corner. Beginning on Friday, the campus will be filled with alumni ranging in age from their early sixties to—well, never matter.  The Westover Society, which is composed of the College’s senior graduates, and this year the Class of 1969 will hold its Fiftieth Reunion. Dr. Robert Whitmore and I were the sponsors of this remarkable group of alumni. Unfortunately, Bob, who was a member of the Class of 1959, died several years ago.

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College Life: Plan through the semester

Katherine Daniel ~ Editor-in-Chief

Having time for yourself is something you should ALWAYS have. Even if you have a boyfriend, fiancé, or are married, you still need time for yourself, girlfriend; trust me on that, I know. There are many times you need your “me time” and here are some times that you need it.

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