Author: Kris Darroux


DARROUX: Arsonist targeted black churches

Courtesy photo Kris Darroux is a junior CIS major from The Commonwealth of Dominica. Holden Matthews, a 21-year-old Opelousas man, was arrested last week in connection with res that destroyed three historically black Baptist churches in a 10-day span in St. Landry Parish. Matthews, son of Sheriff’s Deputy Roy Matthews, was […]

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Student shot in dorm room

Tyren Abraham. LPDC/Courtesy photo On the morning of March 7 at 8:54 a.m. Grambling State University Police received a call regarding an on-campus shooting in Bethune Hall.  The incident involved a non-student, Tyren Abraham, of Baldwin, La., and a Grambling student who was injured when he was struck in the […]


DARROUX: Black history: How far we have traveled, how far we must go

Kris Darroux is a junior computer information systems major from Commonwealth of Dominica. Every year we are constantly reminded of our past, and the contributions our fellow brothers and sisters the Black community have made in society. What is Black History Month? Black History Month, also known as African American […]


Why N-word is NOT a problem

Kris Darroux Tupac once said, “Niggers was the ones on the rope, hanging off the thing; niggas is the ones with gold ropes, hanging out at clubs.”   The word nigger has been utilized as an emphatically contrary term of scorn for a dark individual since the 18th century. Today […]


DARRAOUX: Life as an international student

Hurricane Erika /Courtesy photo Unlike most stories that begin with a happy scenario this one does not. However, the result of this scenario brings opportunity. On Aug. 25, 2015 Tropical Storm Erika struck my home country, The Commonwealth of Dominica, leaving us homeless and jobless. Luckily, I graduated Spring prior […]


New Performing Arts chair is Grambling alumnus

Dr. Rodrecus Davis in the studio. JESSICA KEYES/Courtesy photo  Davis. Courtesy photo Dr. Rodrecus Davis has been named the new head of department for the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Grambling State University.    Davis, a professor in the Department of Visual & Performing Arts, said his familiarity with the […]