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February 28th, 2014

Programs need support

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I would like to take this opportunity to express some concerns of mine as a student and soon to be alumnus. My initial intent was to voice concerns for the political science Department towards administration in the form of a letter in efforts to channel support and resources into the department.

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G.I. Bill versus welfare programs

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Earlier this month President Barack Obama was noted for commenting the G.I. Bill fell under the same umbrella as welfare programs, and those who utilized it were no different.
He received national attention for this statement and I’m willing to bet he infuriated more people than he pleased by comparing the two.
If you’re not familiar with the G.I. Bill, it provides educational aid to veterans of our armed forces, many of whom more than likely held positions that didn’t necessarily arm them with a skill they could use outside of the line of duty.

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Bulldogs shut down MTSU

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With first place in Conference USA on the line, Louisiana Tech came up with a defensive performance for the ages as they defeated Middle Tennessee, 55-39, on Thursday night in front of 5,349 fans for the last game this season inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (23-6, 11-3 C-USA) now finds itself in a four-way tie for first place with two regular season games remaining and it took record setting feats by Kenneth Smith, among others, to help achieve it.

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Techsters look for road win at N. Texas

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DENTON, Texas — Louisiana Tech will close out the road portion of its regular season schedule when the Lady Techsters travel to face North Texas at the North Texas Coliseum (The Super Pit) with tipoff set for 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Lady Techsters (8-19, 3-11 Conference-USA) are coming off a 75-64 loss at Old Dominion on Wednesday night in a game that saw Tech lead by one at the half before surrendering 47 points over the final 20 minutes of action.

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SHS Lady Tigers ousted

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Te’Keya Murphy (shooting ball) and the Simsboro High School’s Lady Tigers fell 60-36 Thursday in quarterinal action of the girls Class B playoffs. In Class C action, New Living Word lost 51-47 at Elizabeth.

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Kittens win opening playoff contest

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GRAMBLING — Davauhnte’ Turner poured in 26 points Thursday night to lead the Grambling Laboratory High School Kittens to a 68-44 win over Montgomery in the Frederick C. Hobdy Memorial Gym on the Grambling State University campus.
Turner added six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot for the seventh-seeded Kittens, (17-9), who will next play host to the winner of No. 10 seed White Castile and No. 23 seed Ringgold in Class 1A playoff action.

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Tech-Minnesota baseball series pushed back

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Tonight’s home baseball game between Louisiana Tech and Minnesota has been postponed and will now be played as a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. Saturday due to the Golden Gophers’ flight out of Minneapolis, Minn. being delayed.
The contest was originally scheduled for a 6 p.m. start time tonight at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park, with the second and third games of the series set to start at 3 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The third and final game of the series is still scheduled for 12 p.m. Sunday.

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Bearcats in full diamond mode

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Jacob Phillips pitched Ruston High’s freshman baseball to a 9-7 win over Choudrant on Thursday. The Lady Bearcats softball team brings a 1-0 record into today’s home game against Southwood.

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Unveiling new plans

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Local youth may be in for a treat. The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana unveiled a rendition of their plans for a new club building on Tuesday.
Eldonta Osborne, chief professional officer for the club, said the club has had the need for the additional space.
“I first spoke with Kevin (Singh) four or five years ago,” Osborne said. “We started talking about what we’d like to see the club look like one day.”
Osborne said the group of students responsible for the rendition had worked tirelessly.

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Business After Hours held at LPSB

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Members of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce were pleased with their decision to host a “Business After Hours” event at the Lincoln Parish School Board Tuesday night.
“We had an awesome turnout,” said chamber president Judy Copeland. “I think this is one of the best turnouts we’ve had at any after hours event.”
Business After Hours is a way for the chamber to connect with the businesses it supports through collaborative partnerships and although some people may not think of an education system as a business, it plays a role in the economic status of any area.

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