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Live mascots: School pride or injustice?

It is not uncommon to find universities around the country that have a live mascot portraying the pride of their sports teams, like Auburn, LSU, Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado, Texas, Baylor and many more. They are traditions like no other in college sports, and even have legendary names to go along with that. There is Bevo […]

Hello and goodbye

Before August 2010, Jennings Daily News’ (JDN) reporters asked the same question each day: “What crime is going to happen tonight?” You see, the writers hold a meeting each day to discuss what they are planning for the next day’s edition. For more than two years, it seemed those plans went out the window after […]

Get ready to vote

The November elections are what most people are talking about, and the time is swiftly approaching. As you read on page one of today’s edition, early voting is just around the corner, kicking off on Oct. 25, with the regular Election Day just behind that on Nov. 8. Jeff Davis Parish Registrar of Voters Lorraine […]

October raising domestic violence awareness

Shades of pink fill October each year because the month marks Breast Cancer Awareness. But just as important as the color pink in October is the color purple, which stands for Domestic Violence Awareness. Domestic violence is often the dirty secret of society. We all know it exists and happens in our own neighborhoods. It’s […]

Miles’ firing was needed

It was a shock to some, but a pleasure to many. LSU cut ties with head football coach Les Miles this past Sunday after an embarrassing loss to a lowly Auburn team. Although the firing was necessary because of Miles’ lack of success over the past two seasons, many question if it was handled properly […]

Five ways international trade affects your household

From the price of household goods to the quantity and quality of jobs available, international trade impacts your daily life in more ways than you may realize. Supporters of new trade agreements say they include important and unexpected measures that do everything from preserving the environment to supporting high tech innovation. Take a look at […]

Fun October planned in parish

Even though it is still quite warm outside, fall is here, which means festival season is getting underway in Jeff Davis Parish. Locals can look forward to plenty of activities this year and it seems each week is bringing something for everyone to enjoy over the next month. Next weekend will see the annual End […]

Party safely

This weekend two bodies of students will celebrate homecoming, and more annual dances are just around the corner. It is an exciting time for not only students, but alumni who are gathering to remember years past and catch up with former classmates. This week was bumpy for some but has ended on a positive note. […]

Are the days of asking for a date gone?

With homecoming season in full swing all across the state of Louisiana, there are a variety of things that have changed concerning the time-honored event. Yes, there are the issues with toilet papering houses, firing certain unwanted objects at other houses and vehicles and other tomfoolery that doesn’t need to be mentioned. However, another “tradition” […]

There is a difference between hijinks and hate

It is the time of year when high school students celebrate homecoming with costumes, fun activities, community pep rallies, parades and a night of dancing in beautiful dresses and smart suits. There are pranks, too, many of which are harmless and enjoyed by most. Unfortunately, as we see each year, some use homecoming week as […]

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