Interview: UL Professor Jeff George, Director of Guitar Studies, and student Sean Huddleston talk about the Friends of Music Annual Guitar Competition. Huddleston, winner of the competition, also performs a piece.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. And the number one cause of suicide of college student suicides is untreated depression. Students at the University of Louisiana At Lafayette are no strangers to stress. Counseling and Testing intern Ryan Winters explains that there are different techniques that students can use to relieve stress on a daily basis such as breathing exercises and organizing. The UL Counseling and Testing Center located within the Saucier Wellness Center provides professional counseling services for students and University employees.
The Saint Thomas More Cougars defeated the Northside High Vikings to win the 4-A State Championship. The cougars were led by their six seniors who also set a record for fewest points allowed per game. Senior players, Matt Roberts, MVP of the game, and Charlie Padgett were two seniors that helped the cougars capture the state championship. Head Coach of the cougars, Danny Broussard, knows that it will be tough to replace the six seniors, but winning the state championship this year will motivate his team next year to do the same. Story by Thomas Babin.
Faith House is a vital program in Acadiana and is considered home to many battered women and their children. It is estimated that one in three women will be affected by domestic violence at some point in their life. Recently, domestic violence programs like Faith House of Acadiana have suffered a huge decrease in their budget. The amount of $124,000 has been cut from their total $998,000 budget. Faith House helps women to recover, but with more than 12 percent of its budget cut, the program will need help to continue this vital assistance. Story by Lillian Brown.