Iconic building of the past and present collide in a new bill that plans to redirect $200,000 of the hotel-motel tax income, from the Cajundome to the Holy Rosary Institute Redevelopment Fund. The Holy Rosary Institute is in major needs of renovation, and it will be a multi-stage process to completely renovate. Plans to start renovating the Holy Rosary Institute, might mean plans of cutting back for the Cajundome. Executive Director of the Cajundome, Greg Davis, says that Cajundome needs the money to properly maintain their facilities.
The University of Louisiana System's Board of Supervisors approved a 10 percent tuition increase last month. Nine schools, including the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are included in this system. The increase will not be finalized until the UL System's Board of Regents approves it. This would result in a $540 per year increase for in-state tuition and $1,300 for out-of-state tuition at UL Lafayette. UL Lafayette has met the LA GRAD Act requirement and has the ability to increase tuition by 10 percent. Story by Lillian Brown
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski is a physician who has been treating cancer patients with an alternative therapy he discovered in the 1970s for over 30 years. Some cancer patients, like Youngsville native Carolyn Landry, know nothing about him, because he has been sued by the FDA many times over the last 15 years for “unlawful practices”. He continues to treat and in numerous cases cure people of cancer, some of which were deemed terminally ill by traditional doctors.
In preparation for the Sun Belt Conference tournament, the Men’s Ragin’ Cajun Basketball team have some obstacles to overcome. Through a rigorous season of college basketball, the Cajuns have a laundry list of injuries. Can teammates of the lead-scorer, Bryant Mbamalu, lend a helping hand when he needs it most? Story by Jarrett Reed