Personal Reflection: 10 Years Post Hurricane Katrina

Ten years ago, Cheryl Schemanski left her home in Lacombe, Louisiana, in order to evacuate from the impending storm, Hurricane Katrina. This storm, now a household name, damaged not only the city of New Orleans, but also many surrounding areas just like the town of Lacombe. When news of the storm broke, Cheryl and her
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Not the ideal getaway

[Hammond, La.] Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 marked the ten year reunion of Hurricane Katrina. Even though the devastation has been cleaned and repaired, the memories will live on forever. Former New Orleans resident, Haley Burke, shared her side of the story from 10 years ago. With being only 11 years old, Burke experienced a whirlwind of emotions
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Katrina 10: Resilient New Orleans

After 10 years of recovery, the spirit of New Orleans is unbroken. A decade has passed since Katrina changed many lives, and New Orleans has learned that accidents happen.  Disaster left the city with nothing, but how it recovered and rebuilt made New Orleans special.  New Orleans has spirit. It is the soul of America, and 10 years
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Braithwaite family still struggling to dispel damage

It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Isaac made landfall in southeast Louisiana, and the journey to clear the wreckage is still ongoing at the Flaming household. The Flamings have only resided in their Braithwaite Park home for a year and a half in southern Plaquemines Parish. Tammy Flaming says she knew when they arrived that
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Southeastern English instructor, poet reflects on Louisiana culture

Alison Pelegrin shared poems and stories rooted in Louisiana culture March 21 as part of the 12th-annual Women’s History Month lecture series.

The series, sponsored by Southeastern’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, invites faculty and guest lecturers to share their thoughts on personal interests and studies on the theme, “Our History Is Our Strength.”

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The Word Spreads Through Hammond

Angelle Zachery performed at the Outpour concert at Hammond’s Black Heritage Museum on September 11th. In addition to Zachery, there were also performances by Tremaine Lee Louis, Leonard “The Oracle” Woodard, Alyssa Joseph, Nathan Cockerham and the Victory Ensemble from Quentin, MS. Some of the performers traveled from as far as Alabama while some came
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