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It’s the last game of the year; Northwestern is taking on SFA for Chief Caddo. With the game well in hand for the Lumberjacks, it is time for the halftime show. Tristain Harris follows the band onto the field and takes his usual spot at the 50-yard line, waiting nervously for the announcement of his title as the Lumberjack Marching Band’s new drum major. All day he held in the news, finding out six hours earlier that his dream for the last three years was coming true.

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A knock on the door interrupts a routine meeting. When he sees his brother and parents standing on the other side of the threshold, he knows something is wrong.

He is right. Strong, Page 3 Last October, SFA senior JD Rodgers learned his dad was dying of cancer and had seven months to live. “You can imagine that was a very emotional night. We did lots of talking and had decisions to make,” JD said. “It was pretty hard toward the end of the semester. We decided as a family that we were going to grow stronger in this and live with purpose.”

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It’s that time of year when sororities and fraternities actively pursue new recruits to add to their chapters.  What’s different this go around, and every spring, is the formality of the recruitment process.  

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Last Wednesday night, the Student Government Association’s weekly hearing was not a typical occasion. In addition to debating the three bills offered to the senators, the group made school history as they partnered with Greek Life to give the Greeks senatorial spots in SGA for the first time. 

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It has come to the final stretch for seniors and their college careers, but there’s much preparation left to make sure all the paperwork is ready for graduation. It can be scary and hard at times, but here are 10 steps that will help the graduation journey. 

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At halftime of Saturday’s football game, SFA’s ROTC battalion honored veterans for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and Veterans Day. Lt. Col. David Miller presented 10 Vietnam veterans with SFA’s ROTC battalion coin as a sign of respect and gratitude for their service. 

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On the third floor of the Liberal Arts North Building, another voice of history rests in his office just outside the skyway. Dennis Bradford, a history professor at SFA, eagerly fought as a Marine in the Vietnam War.

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Huddled in the center of a dark room with their eyes closed, students listened as whispers escalated to degrading shouts from those circling them. Demeaning words like “fatty,” “worthless” and many others pierced the students’ ears as they stood in the “Stereotype Room” of the Tunnel of Oppression.

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On the same weekend as the Battle of the Piney Woods, students in the American Marketing Association and AdHoc, organizations specializing in art, mass communication and marketing, traveled to Houston to compete in a conference and competition sponsored by AAF, American Advertising Federation. 

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Looking forward to next year's study abroad trip to London? Well, applications to sign up will be on the International Programs website sometime this fall semester. To sign up early and secure a spot, students can send in their information (name, major, requested courses) to the Study Abroad…

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The SFA athletic department is teaming up with Tagboard to bring an innovative game day experience to students and fans. Tagboard is set to debut during the Homecoming game using the official hashtag of SFA athletics, #AxeEm, students will be able to see their posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram featured on the video board at Homer Bryce Stadium.