Louisiana State University

Why The Oil Bust Is Still Troubling Southern Louisiana's Economy

When oil prices tanked in 2014 and 2015, cities situated along the Gulf of Mexico’s rim lost tens of thousands of jobs, but southern Louisiana may have seen the worst of the economic trouble.<p>One of Louisiana’s largest and southernmost metropolitan areas, Houma-Thibodaux, has shed almost 20,000 jobs …

Business

Their Pledges Die. So Should Fraternities.

Following a night of heavy drinking at a fraternity at Texas State University, a 20-year-old was found dead. Another 20-year-old died at Florida State University in nearly identical circumstances.<p>At Penn State University, the victim was 19. Security cameras and text messages documented the fumbling …

Fraternities

Ohio State University suspended 37 fraternities on campus — the most aggressive move yet in the rush for colleges to crack down on hazing

• <b>Ohio State University suspended 37 fraternities, pointing to hazing and alcohol violations.</b>• <b><br>No sororities were suspended.</b>• <b><br>Eleven fraternities had been under investigation since the start of the school year.</b><p>The Ohio State University suspended 37 fraternities organizations from campus Thursday, citing …

College & University

‘Concerned Black Students’ Call on Duke to Address Alleged Hazing in African-American Sororities, Fraternities

Duke University is accused of failing to address and investigate alleged incidents of hazing withing NPHC organizations at the school. (Image …

African-American News

Don't call me 'Christian' any longer | Opinion | NOLA.com

When an angry reader emailed recently to ask how I justified calling myself a Christian, given my beliefs on social issues like marriage equality, I …

Faith

Is Ben Simmons the greatest rookie of all time?

The Philadelphia 76ers' season is only 14 games old, so there really shouldn't be any reason to get too excited. Or is there?<p>For starters, the 8-6 …

Basketball

'Time bomb' of wetland-killing bugs set to explode next year | NOLA.com

The plague of foreign insects killing a critical coastal marsh grass in Louisiana is likely to worsen next year, according to scientists studying the …

New Orleans

Through a Gas, Darkly: Scientists Trace the Origins of Earth's Antimatter

For the past decade or so scientists have noticed Earth is being bombarded with far more antimatter than expected. Now they are closing in on this …

Physics

Texas State student found dead after fraternity initiation

A Texas State University student was found dead at an off-campus apartment building following his fraternity initiation for Phi Kappa Psi.<p>The …

College & University

In The Animal Kingdom, Blood Comes in a Rainbow of Colours

Society elites aren't the only blue bloods. Several species of octopus have blue, rather than red, fluid running through their veins.<p>The blue comes …

Biology

'Please stop having children you aren't willing to raise'

Imagine that you’re the parents of four children under the age of eight. Your home is strewn with stuffed animals and sippy cups. And, if you’re a …

Abraham Lincoln

Football Finale Against Aggies to Kickoff at Night

BATON ROUGE -- LSU's regular-season finale against Texas A&M will kickoff on Nov. 25 under the lights in Tiger Stadium, it was announced Monday by …

College Football

Louisiana frat pledge blames hazing for crash that killed student

A frat pledge who fell asleep at the wheel and killed another student claimed he was forced to stay awake for three days in a hazing stunt

Crime

'I definitely want to play for the Boomers'

Australian NBA star Ben Simmons wants to assure fans back home that he has every intention to represent the Boomers at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.<p>After …

Call of Duty: WWII

Women's Tennis Announces Signing of Two Top Recruits

BATON ROUGE --- The LSU women's tennis program has secured another top recruiting class with the official signings of Ann Li and Luba Vasilyuk for …

College & University

Ben Simmons Easily Navigates Court, Business Of Sports

<i>Chase and UNINTERRUPTED have partnered to create “Kneading Dough,” a series of intimate and honest conversations with professional athletes about how they’ve navigated their unique financial and career pathways. We hope our readers are inspired, informed, and empowered to make the best financial</i> …

Ben Simmons

Baton Rouge Star Ja'Vonte Smart Inks with LSU Tigers

BATON ROUGE – Coach Will Wade and the LSU Compliance office announced on Wednesday that it had received and confirmed the national letter-of-intent …

College & University

Florida State University Suspends Fraternities and Sororities Indefinitely After Student Death

Florida State University president John Thrasher announced on Monday that all of the school’s fraternities and sororities have been suspended …

College & University

Fandom 250 preview: 24 best college fandoms in the NCAA

The Fandom 250 recognizes 24 colleges and universities for their avid athletic fanbases.<p>Collegiate pride is no joke. People — Americans, mainly and …

College & University

Are You Making This Huge Weight Loss Mistake?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters; Photographs by valeria_aksakov/Freepik</i><p><b>Here’s what you need to know.</b><p>“Torch 3 300 Kilojoules in 60 minutes!” “Congratulations, …

Weight Loss

The Most Important Nutrient In Your Diet

<i>Photo: Shutterstock</i><p>Fiber's fuddy-duddy image is getting a makeover, and a well-deserved one. For starters, new research shows fiber is critical for …

Nutrition

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK: McClellin suffers setback

Eligible to come off the injured reserve list this week, linebacker Shea McClellin was absent from practice on Tuesday after reportedly suffering a …

New England

University of Alabama Quarterback Mac Jones Charged With DUI

Mac Jones, a third-string quarterback for the University of Alabama, was arrested Friday morning and charged with DUI after allegedly driving under …

College & University

FSU Fraternity Suspended After Student Dies at Off-Campus Party

A Florida State University (FSU) student was found dead on Friday after attending an off-campus party, leading to the suspension of the fraternity he …

College & University

LSU Football vs Alabama

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LSU Tigers

Drinking This Fruit Juice Could Give You 84 Extra Minutes of Sleep

Have trouble sleeping? It turns out that a glass of cherry juice could be the key to a restful night between the sheets.<p>Recent research from …

Sleep

This Type Of Fruit Juice Has Been Found To Help You Get An Extra 84 Minutes Of Sleep A Night

It’s been found that cherry juice can do wonders for those who may have trouble sleeping at night.<p>Recent research from Louisiana State University reveals that Montmorency tart cherry juice can help people get an extra 84 minutes of shut-eye. Cherries, which contain melatonin, have long been a …

Sleep

GOP tax plan could crimp million-dollar college coaches

The Republican tax overhaul could end the era of seven-figure coaches' salaries for college athletics, because of a proposal to eliminate a special …

College & University

LSU has too many Confederates | Opinion | NOLA.com

Shortly after prosecutors sent then-Gov. Richard Leche to federal prison for mail fraud in 1940, Louisiana State University officials erased his name …

New Orleans

Fire at LSU law school injures 3: report | NOLA.com

Three people were injured Friday morning (Nov. 3) after a fire broke out at Louisiana State University's law school, WAFB reports.<p>The report says the …

New Orleans