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Bulldogs host Hawaii tonight

The Bulldogs were an 87-57 victim of Nevada in Reno last weekend, when Tech trailed by 17 points (42-25) at halftime.
“We’re not the kind of team that can get down and think we can get it back all at once,” Rupp said. “Our kids, at the end of the game against Nevada, executed well. It’s just a matter of battling for the rest of the season, first with our regular season games that we have left and then in the WAC tournament. We have to be committed to the things that make us successful.”

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Tech offers key insights into Russia

Some highlights of the series include films from Russia spanning the 20th century to today; an exhibit on 18th and 19th century Russian icons; reproductions of Russian cinema posters; two other opportunities to hear Russian music; distinguished speakers to discuss culture, history, economics and military power in Russia; and an exhibit covering Russian history. All events are free and open to the public except a March 18 performance by the Moscow String Quartet at Howard Auditorium.

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Group fights social problems

I believe a lot of it can be attributed to expectations and societal acceptance. It also can be tied to peer influence and incorrect information. Struggling through school if it is challenging or not enjoyable or waiting to get married require delaying immediate gratification. Plus, if young people have friends without a degree who are still paying the rent or see other married teenagers who appear to have temporary financial independence from their parents, these choices look more appealing.

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Schools’ score edges higher

Ranking No. 37 out of 61 districts in eighth grade persistence, the Lincoln Parish School District’s ability to keep eighth graders enrolled in school was labeled marginal.
Wall said this could be in part because of faulty paperwork or students who transfer schools in the middle of the year and are recorded as dropouts. The parish ranked above the state in Eighth Grade Persistence, with a score of 97, as compared with the state’s score of 96, which is considered unacceptable.

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Animal control a parish issue

And that means enforcement with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The current setup is not working as well as it should. The evidence of that is as close as the yards, neighborhoods and parish roads that dogs, cats, horses and other animals can be found encroaching upon. But one deputy, who also serves as the parish litter enforcement officer, cannot control a population of animals.
Animal lovers in our community have taken the first steps, with entities like 4 Paws Inc. making an effort to help keep the population of dogs controlled and in loving homes, but more needs to be done.

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NFT an example of our future

To run the risk of sounding like a prat, we may have a “silicon bayou” gathering life and vitality in our backyard.
And Ruston Economic Development Director Stuart Clason feels pretty much the same way, if the hour he spent chatting with me Friday is any indication. Tech’s Network Foundation Technologies is a prime example.
NFT’s video streaming technology is the proverbial story that writes itself. NFT (pronounced “nifty” for us lay people) has truly set itself up to boom by signing contracts with major sports leagues like the Central Hockey League and ArenaFootball2.

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Simsboro faces tough Rapides

Other contributors include senior Bennie Robinson (9.7), sophomore Antwon Baker (8.3), sophomore Dariunte Jenkins (7.1), sophomore Marcellas Anderson (6.5) and sophomore Dennis Mitchell (4.0).
Jackson is the top rebounder with eight grabs per game, Ogunyemi has a 7.0 mark and Gavin Mitchell and Robinson each are handling five boards per contest.
Gavin Mitchell is also handing out seven assists per game and Ford and Robinson have four assists each per game.

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Students learn worldly skills

“I serve food, clean up and make pasta dishes,” said the 16-year-old who hopes to be a boxer one day. “I’m going to try and get transportation to come back here and work this summer. The pay’s pretty good for a part-time job.”
LaKeytra Harris, another Career Academy GED track student, said learning to make food and finding comfortable shoes, so her back wouldn’t hurt while she stood, were early challenges of the job at McCall Dining Hall, but the skills she’s learned in class have pushed her forward.

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