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September 17th

GSU enrollment sees growth

“We’ve been communicating the new standards with communities, as well as counselors and principals around the state,” Dixon said. “At first we met with some resistance.”
International student enrollment has also increased, which is one of Judson’s standing goals for the university. Students enrolled from foreign countries number at 328, up by about 60 from last year, when they numbered closer to 270.

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September 14th

GSU's growth brings good attention

That by itself is noteworthy because the university, which had seen some tough times when current President Horace A. Judson took office, leads the University of Louisiana System in enrollment growth with a gain of almost 2 percent.
That’s enough to put a smile on Judson’s face, but it was not unexpected. And with an overall loss in the eight constituent institutions of the ULS, President Sally Clausen and the rest of the state can be proud that GSU was able to move in the black on the student balance sheet.

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’Dogs battle No. 8 California

With the Golden Bears, it’s mainly about running with the football.
“Ether way, though, you’ve got to be able to play sound, good football,” summed up Derek Dooley, head coach of the Bulldogs. “For us, it means an opportunity to play another great opponent, regardless of what they like to do.”
Pass or run, it certainly will come down to that very mission for Tech (1-1), which will tangle with the No. 8 ranked Bears (2-0) a week after having dropped a 45-44 overtime decision to top 25 rated Hawaii at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Ruston — my college girlfriend

Then the fall came and we, both novices, learned each other. I taught her that this “big city” girl loves to drive fast and furious. In return, she taught me that U.S. 167 to Wal-Mart is a one-way, so don’t dare take a left off N. Service Road East going southbound back toward campus.
At least not during the day in the middle of rush hour traffic; and then again, not even after midnight when no other cars are on the road. The Ruston Police Department, actually, taught me that last one.

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Teens cited for drinking

Eleven people were cited for underage drinking this past weekend by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department. Three teens were cited at Cactus Jack’s, one at Sundown West, one at Ponchatoula’s, four at Rabb’s and one at Shenanigan’s. One was also cited for having an open container in a vehicle.

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September 13th

Creek, RHS: perfect marks on line

The Bearcats and Cougars are both 2-0 and ranked among the top 10 teams in their classifications of the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll, while the Kittens are still seeking their initial triumph after back-to-back losses.
Ruston will have a rare Thursday night test against District 1-5A opponent Captain Shreve at Independence Stadium in Shreveport starting at 7 p.m.
At the same time on Friday, Cedar Creek remains at home to meet North Caddo and Grambling High heads to Northwood High Lena.

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Tech retention encouraging

But with numbers that show you’re doing the best amongst your peers, you build support outside of Lincoln Parish, where the two universities are a huge part of the community. People love a winner, and Tech is furthering its reputation as a premier institution statewide and nationwide with such success. Myriad factors contribute to graduation retention. Selective admissions certainly doesn’t hurt — bring in the best students who have already demonstrated desire and ability to learn and succeed, and you’re set for positive growth.

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Who cares about voting?

“To sort of break the cycle it would be good if 18 to 30 year olds came out to vote in higher numbers,” said Pigg, who attributes lack of political involvement among young people partly to less socialization into the political system in schools.

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4-mill fire tax proposal dies

Juror Roy Glover brought the issue, which was not on the agenda, back up in other business during the Jury’s full meeting at the end of the night. His motion to bring the tax back up died on the floor with no second offered by his peers. Ford shook his head.
“So this issue will not be brought before the voters?” Glover asked.
The floor opened to public comment, and fire district volunteer Don Albrecht told the jury he did not understand.

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September 12th

Bulldogs’ defense growing up

That didn’t escape the attention of senior lineman Ben McGilton during an early week interview session.
“We’ve basically got the same guys here again, but there’s a different work ethic and a different attitude,” said the Cassiere, Miss., product who had a fumble recovery, a sack and a tackle for negative yards during the 45-45 loss to the Warriors. “We’re playing aggressively, trying to keep pressure on the quarterback and get teams out of their rhythm.

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