Author: Whitney Gaston-Loyd


Blackface: costume or controversy?

In recent years, there have been many publicized photos of White people painting themselves to portray a Black person for Halloween. Due to the prevalence of social media, these occurrences have finally reached the forefront of the public eye, causing many to question the fad.  In many instances, members of […]


Grambling Chamber honors local indiviuals

Dr. Ponton and other local indiviuals honorees The Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce held the 7th Annual Community Contributions Banquet on Oct. 23. The event served as a way to recognize the commitment of local individuals who serve the community of Grambling. The award winners of the Community Contributions Banquet […]


Like mother, like daughter

Kim Garner (left) shares a moment with daughter Jalin Ford after the Homecoming on field performance. Ford is a member of Orchesis, as was her mom. If you had the pleasure of meeting alumna Kim Garner you would instantly think she’s a graduating senior, and as for her daughter, they […]


Local church changes to ‘Fall Carnival’

Halloween, for most people, is a holiday that generally glorifies the dark things of this world and gives off a spooky vibe. For the most part even though Halloween consist of candy and dressing up in your favorite costumes, not everyone celebrates the holiday. Some Christians do not take part […]


The act of giving back

During the Criminal Justice Department’s 40th anniversary celebration on Oct. 17 the department received a financial lift.  Several donations was presented by alumni and friends. Dr. Joyce Montgomery-Scott presented a plaque to  Elaine Douglas Deberry for her outstanding contribution to the department. In early October, according to Montgomery-Scott,  she contacted […]

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Grambling Lab schools continue efforts to survive

Grambling State University Labortary School located on GSU campus is apart of the city of Grambling education system.   The Grambling High Foundation pulled its charter school application form the Louisiana Department of Education on Oct. 13 because it would have not been approved. The application would have secured funding […]

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It’s all in the NUMBERS

Grambling State University welcomes several new adminstration with top salaries at the university. Eighteen people at Grambling State University make more than $100,000 as the university faces a $3 million deficit and is requesting faculty and staff to retire. The highest paid person at the university is the Interim President […]

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Passing of a Pioneer

Dr. Helen Richards-Smith A distinguished woman left her legacy as she impacted the lives of many, practiced what she preached, and greatly encouraged everyone to further their education not only at Grambling State University, but in the entire community. Dr. Helen L. Richards-Smith served the university, alumni and community for […]


Deltas Show Devotion and Service

The Iota Delta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. is displaying their devotion to service and sisterhood, during Delta Week on the campus of Grambling State University.  Delta Week is from Oct. 20 through Oct. 24, and concentrates on sisters of Iota Delta serving their university and community. […]


DBW holds ‘I’m Aware and I Care’ Event

The Society of Distinguished Black Women (DBW) hosted an event entitled “I’m Aware and I Care” in the Tiger Den of the Favrot Student Union on Monday. The purpose for event was for students to come out and create homemade cards for the sick and elderly people with the members […]