Understanding massive TOPS revamp, what it means for prospective Louisiana students, their families

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Participants enjoy the free food and information booths. LSU's Fall Fest celebration took place on Oct.. 2, 2015, at the LSU Parade Ground which ignites and unites Tiger spirit in more than 30,000 new and returning students, faculty and staff on campus. The annual event included food music, The Golden Band from Tiger Land, LSU Golden Girls, LSU Cheerleaders. and a welcome from LSU President F. King Alexander.

A bill aimed at controlling the costs of TOPS awards won final legislative approval Monday and is on its way to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who is expected to sign it. The measure, Senate Bill 174, easily cleared the House on a vote of 74-20. It earlier won Senate approval 36-0.… Continue reading →

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Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Elijah Malik, 4, honks of the horn of a construction vehicle during the Junior League of Baton Rouge's Touch-A-Truck event held at BREC's Fairgrounds at Airline Highway Park on Saturday. The interactive event allowed children to to see, touch and explore their favorite big vehicles and heavy equipment as well as meet local law enforcement.

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Junior League of Baton Rouge hosted an interactive, one-day event that allowed children to see, touch, and explore their favorite big truck, vehicle, heavy equipment and more, as… Continue reading →




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