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STD’s, Twerking, and the N-Word at Grambling State University (and other North Louisiana News You Probably Haven’t Heard Elsewhere)

• Grambling State University’s Mass Communication’s Department is sponsoring a forum Tuesday to discuss the N-word, according to The Gramblinite…which uses the N-word quite liberally in its article promoting the event.

• Speaking of Grambling State University, the Dallas-based WFAA profiles a Grand Prairie, Texas woman who twerked when she found out the university accepted her daughter. The Fort Worth Star Telegram, meanwhile, has video.

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• Authorities arrested nine members of the now-closed Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Louisiana State University on hazing charges. Garrett Joseph Sanders, a 21-year-old student from Minden, was among them, according to the Alabama-based

• Why is he scratching? Well, Louisiana has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases and infections in the United States, according to The Gramblinite.

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The Baton Rouge Business Report writes about a Buddy Roemer for governor campaign ad in the 1980s that didn’t test well in North Louisiana.

• People are upset with a Los Angeles mural apparently depicting former Ruston “Mayor” Logan Paul being hanged, according to

The Baton Rouge Business Report also highlights how it’s harder for North Louisiana residents to win the governor’s seat.

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