Cafeterias across the nation are struggling to meet the newly implemented guidelines which aim to decrease child obesity. The new portions have some students focused on still being hungry after leaving the cafeteria, more than the health benefits coming from the changes. “No one’s really that happy about it cuz there’s not enough for really anyone. It’s not very good sometimes.” Some students, such as Colin Comeaux, the starting quarter back at Lafayette High School, even have to bring snacks to class just to make it through the day. “Sometimes I have to bring snacks to school.
Whether it is learning how to play an instrument or singing in a school choir, music education can be very important in shaping a person’s life. However, in some states such as Indiana, Colorado, and Ohio, funds for music programs in schools have been cut to reduce the budget of public education. While there are currently no plans to go through with this in Louisiana, the thought of losing it can upset many people.
DeanO’s Pizza in Lafayette began serving a new pizza this past August to its customers, giving it a simple name: Boudin Pizza. Unbeknownst to DeanO’s at the time of its debut, Pastime Restaurant in Baton Rouge created its own Boudin Pizza more than a decade ago, trade-marking the name to protect its uniqueness. DeanO’s was quickly notified of the trademarked pizza name, and decided to solve the situation through Facebook. A contest was held, through the DeanO’s Facebook page, requiring a simple pizza name suggestion.
Republican National Convention delegate Julie Emerson from Carencro and Democratic National Convention delegate Davante Lewis from Lake Charles are intent on ensuring voters that their respective candidates are the best fit for the Oval Office. Emerson, a Mitt Romney supporter, says the country needs a change after four years of President Barack Obama, but Lewis disagrees, saying the best man for the job has already proven that he is more than capable of running the United States.
Could it be that 2012 will be the worst year for West Nile virus? In Louisiana alone, infections are the highest they have been in six years. Reportedly, there have been 176 cases and ten deaths. Most commonly, about 80 percent of those infected will never see any symptoms. 20 percent will have symptoms that are severe flu like, and one percent will find out they have West Nile in a routine blood test. Mosquito abatement programs across the state are working to keep the number of cases down, but some circumstances make that difficult.