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When I see an unnecessary sequel, I’ll often wonder what the studio was thinking. I’m not talking about the huge franchises where any kind of new installment is basically a license to print money. I’m talking about unwanted sequels to movies that don’t have a fan base clamoring for more. Obviously I can think of a few motivating factors — greed mixed with a lack of imagination — but what makes studios think that they have a franchise on their hands when the first movie wasn’t exactly a franchise-launcher? In the case of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” I actually don’t have this question. I...

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05/13/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Agriculture held its annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet recently, presenting more than $64,000 worth of scholarships to 50 continuing students and...
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05/12/2014
A horrifying domestic violence murder/suicideMay 2 in Caddo Parish has caused the DART staff to recall a tragically similar event which occurred 15 years ago within the same family.
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05/12/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s admission requirements have become increasingly selective over the past several years and becoming part of the Tech family can offer some academic challenges for even some...
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05/10/2014
The GSU Tiger Men’s Fellowship hosted guest speaker the Rev. L. Martin. Pictured, left to right, are Martin, Joseph Capers, Joseph Miller and Attorney John Belton.
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05/10/2014
Olaric Garner won several awards during the 2014 USKA National Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., in late March. He won first place in team fighting, first place in sword fighting and second place in...
05/10/2014
Cyber Storm 2014 is scheduled to make landfall at Louisiana Tech University on Friday. Computer science and cyber engineering students from Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science will...
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05/10/2014
GRAMBLING — After several years of service under two Grambling State University presidents, Nettie Daniels, the university’s planning officer in charge of all data and GSU facts, is leaving for...
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05/10/2014
A free six-session singing school will be available for area women starting Thursday, sponsored by Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines. The lessons will begin Thursday and run through June...
05/10/2014
ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God “Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on...
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05/09/2014
I was filled with so many positive emotions last week at Ruston’s first Downtown Gallery Crawl. I simply could not stop smiling. As a former resident of Monroe, and as an arts-worker, I am very...