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Yellow Jackets’ leader picks Tech

“I am not coming down there to be anybody’s answer,” Bennett answered when asked about moving into a quick starting role for the Bulldogs, who are seeking a successor to two-year regular Zac Champion at QB. “My first priority is to become part of the team, get to know the guys, make friends and work hard to earn my place.
“If it works out to where I start or contribute a lot, fine, but the main challenge for me is to become integrated with the program and adjust to my new teammates and friends.”

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Correct news is critical in an emergency

Information distributed by the university is sending mixed messages. Press releases on the GSU Web site report conflicting information.
One document says, “Three gun shots were fired into the air.” A more updated document on the site states, “Students reported to campus police hearing what sounded like gun shots. However, no evidence of gun shots fired has been presented.”
In the time of a potential emergency, it is critical that the university provides a clear and consistent message to the concerned students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni who will check for information online.

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Future lies wide open ahead

Having overthrown the psychology degree for one in journalism, I know that I love writing and I have enjoyed every second of time working on newspapers. Unfortunately, love for something isn’t always enough to help you figure out where you’re going to spend your time after school lets out.
This all-too-familiar, uneasy uncertainty reminds me of the first big graduation only a few short years ago. It felt like they pushed you from your safety net of school, friends and activities and urged you to make decisions about your future you were in no way qualified to really understand.

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Telling stories through images

Bloxham, who has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, said he is interested in how the mind works. When it came time to choose his master’s studies, he said it was either creative writing or photography. Since he was a child, Bloxham has been writing plays, and he said his conceptual ideas are like filmstrips in his mind.
“I’m interested in fiction,” he said. “How can you tell a story — how can you entertain people through fiction?”

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GSU: No shooting confirmed

“Some students did toss firecrackers, we know that for sure,” Wilson said today. “We just cannot confirm anything else at this juncture.”
A news conference is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. today on GSU campus.
Wilson said things went “extremely smoothly” this morning as students returned to classes.
“A lot of folks came to class this morning who didn’t come Friday, because they wanted to see what would happen,” Wilson said.
GSU student Witt Riley was on his way to class this morning, and he said an incident such as what happened Friday takes direction away from campus.

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Canada team: ‘Showcase’ champ

But in so far as pre-tournament predictions went, though, it wasn’t supposed to be the Grassroots Canada No. 2 squad bringing the title back home.
They were the younger of the two Grassroots’ teams who were split up for the three-day tournament, the No. 1 club being older, more experienced and deeper in talent.
The No. 2’s apparently didn’t pay much attention, though, as they survived an overtime period and took an 81-72 victory in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association-sanctioned event.

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Dance into summer arts opportunities

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council can help.
The regional arts nonprofit organization has scheduled a series of summer camps for kids in grades 1-6.
The camps will be at locations throughout north Louisiana, including Lincoln, Jackson, Union, Claiborne and Bienville parishes.
Each camp is a week long and offers instruction each day in two-dimensional art (painting, drawing), three-dimensional art (hands-on crafts) and drama.

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Area musical history rides in

In the 1950s, north Louisiana was a haven for the country rock scene with such artists as The Residents, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Steppenwolf cropping up.
While many of the younger generation residents in the area may not be familiar with the music, those who grew up here with the music remember and the artists still have a following.
“They (Europeans) really relish this music (Giles and Hawkins),” said David Anderson, contributing author for Shreveport Sounds. “British and German record labels released a four CD set of the stars of the Louisiana Hayride.”

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Police hunt for possible shooter at GSU

Officers have so far been unable to apprehend him or those responsible for multiple fistfights that broke out on campus after 11 a.m. Friday and prompted the campus closure at 3:30 p.m. Gunshots or sounds resembling them were reported at about 1 p.m. Campus reopened at 8 a.m. Saturday.
“We’re still in the process of investigating this,” said GSU Police Chief Jefferson Walker. “We’ve gotten some disinformation, and we’re checking it out.”
Walker said the events of Friday originated on Thursday at The End Zone, an establishment on La. 146 in northern Jackson Parish.

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Tech press box earns rave reviews

But the new facility can comfortably seat 30 people, which includes two radio broadcast positions, a booth that can be used for television or LaTechTV.com, and ample seating for print and other media.
There are 16 high-speed internet connections spread throughout the box and multiple phone lines that can be used as either analog or ISDN connections.

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