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Big leap of faith

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Track and field’s athletes set marks early to qualify for regional meet
In December, junior high-jumper Clint Broussard was unsure if he’d be able to defend his conference title due to a fractured ankle bone that required surgery.
Now, Broussard is not worried if he’ll be able to defend his crown. Not only is he ranked third […]


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Richard changes throwing fields, leaves diamond to find more success
She was born in the Philippines, but she doesn’t know much Spanish. She gave up on America’s favorite pastime – softball – to throw missiles through the air. She doesn’t know for sure what’s next in life, but one thing guaranteed – a top-five finish in […]

Triathlon team takes on nation

Guy riding a bike.

Being talented in many things is no easy feat, as the Warhawk triathlon team has learned.
Five triathletes represented ULM in the USAT Collegiate National Championships at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on April 21 by competing in the open triathlon’s 1,500-meter swim, 40,000-meter bike and 10,000-meter run.
“It was great. I enjoyed it and being […]

God, family, ducks

photos by Srdjan Marjanovic

Reality TV can’t come between Robertson beliefs
Not every family on reality TV is obsessed with fame and celebrity like the Kardashians. Not every reality TV star’s childhood dream was to be followed by cameras 12 hours per day and up to four months. No reality TV family is like Jase Robertson and his family, the […]


photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

Softball’s Cassel is a look-alike, unmatched on team’s roster
She came into the world as a pair, but for the ULM softball team, she is one of a kind. Senior catcher Roxy Cassel is the only catcher on the team’s roster, but with a twin sister six hours away coaching her mentally, Cassel continues to play […]

Tiger Woods needs to be Casanova to get wins

Watching Tiger Woods struggle with that putter for the past three years is getting tiresome. Ever since the golf-club-through-the-back-of-the-SUV-window incident that we all know about, Woods’ success rate has dramatically decreased.
I don’t know if he still has nightmares about the incident and that is causing his late round heroics to disappear, but seeing a guy […]


photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

National Wildlife Refuge becomes Monroe’s paradise
Monroe has a place that’s been almost invisible to humans, but animals think it’s their best-kept secret – a real paradise. Coyotes, deer, alligators, rattle snakes and turtles (just to name a few) live in the 4,500 acres of the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. As more animals are […]

Artists unveil works

photo by Emi McIntyre

Junior Putnam wins Best in Show Award at exhibit
Several art students racked up multiple moments of recognition for their works entered in the 15th Annual ULM Juried Art Exhibition at the Bry Art Gallery on April 2.
Durant Thompson, the University of Mississippi’s associate professor of sculpture, juried the exhibition.
Dara Engler, ULM assistant professor of art, […]

Freshman comes up big on senior day

Seniors Vivian Polak (left) and Monica Winkel (right) are presented with flowers, balloons and a picture representation of their careers at ULM during the tennis team's senior day at Heard Stadium.

Freshman Ema Turudija showed her senior teammates how much she respects them by sealing the win at the tennis senior day on April 6 at Heard Stadium.
Turudija closed the match against Middle Tennessee State University in single’s play in three gut-checking sets, earning the team’s ninth consecutive victory.
Turudija defeated Middle Tennessee’s Nayara Moraes 6-4, 6-7 […]

Golf Loses Tug-O-War

photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

Oklahoma City is known to bring the thunder, and the men’s golf team is no exception. ULM lost in a playoff round against the Oklahoma City University Stars in the ULM Wallace Jones Invitational at the Calvert Crossing Country Club in Calhoun on Monday and Tuesday. The Warhawks tallied a final score of 887 through […]


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