Graduation Day 2016

Congrats, LSU grads! See photos, videos from the 2016 commencement ceremonies

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Stuart Tully, left, who received his Ph.D in History is thrilled to get a photo with Mike the Tiger mascot after LSU graduation at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Friday morning May 13, 2016.

LSU awarded 4,102 degrees — the largest number ever at a single commencement — during ceremonies on campus Friday morning. LSU President F. King Alexander presided over the main ceremony and delivered the keynote address. … Continue reading →

Crash

WATCH: Baton rouge police, EMS on scene after Porsche crashes into gas pump

Baton Rouge Police and EMS work the scene of a crash after a driver reportedly lost control of his Porsche and crashed into a gas pump at the Speedy Mart on S. Harrells Ferry Road near King Arthur Blvd. Saturday afternoon, April 23, 2016. … Continue reading →

With the LSU Tiger Band at Mississippi State: Casual pregame tune-up, gametime fun and that oh-so-exhilarating moment of victory

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- While marching to Tiger Stadium, The Golden Band From Tigerland fires the fans up with the LSU fight song as the blimp flies by Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

The Golden Band from Tigerland journeyed to Starkville, Miss., Saturday to cheer the LSU Tigers to a nail-biting victory against he Mississippi State Bulldogs. The band’s videographer, Moe Athmann, documented the trip and put together this video showing what goes into getting this 325-piece ensemble from Baton Rouge to Davis Wade Stadium and back. Athmann compiled this … Continue reading →

It’s Geaux Time: LSU band video sends some love to Baton Rouge

The LSU Tiger Marching Band’s videographer, Moe Athmann, has released another video just in time for the LSU Tigers’ season opener against the McNeese State University Cowboys on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. The video is a mixture of football and band highlights set to Garth Brooks’ “Callin’ Baton Rouge,” which is broadcast over the stadium’s sound system before … Continue reading →

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Video: Tarpon Rodeo president John Georges passes the torch

Advocate Outdoors Writer Joe Macaluso talks to The Advocate Owner and Tarpon Rodeo President, John Georges about passing the torch on the final day of the longest running fishing rodeo.

Advocate Outdoors Writer Joe Macaluso talks to The Advocate Owner and Tarpon Rodeo President, John Georges about passing the torch on the final day of the longest running fishing rodeo. … Continue reading →

Video: LSU student describes how several men entered apartment, broke down roommate's door, left with several items

Advocate photo by Maya Lau  --  Anthony Jennings, Maquedius Bain and Dwayne Thomas are accused of breaking into an interior room of Apartment 403 in the West Campus Apartments at LSU on Friday, June 12, 2015.

Quarterback Anthony Jennings, cornerback Dwayne Thomas and defensive tackle Maquedius Bain were arrested and booked on unauthorized entry into a inhabited dwelling after entering the home of a fellow student, police records show. Thomas was also booked on simple burglary. On Sunday, six or seven males were able to enter the bedroom of Nicholas Anderson, destroying the … Continue reading →

Video: Pinwheels for Prevention

Blue pinwheels dot the south lawn at the Louisiana State Capitol, Friday, Apr. 24, 2015. The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign is a national movement which utilizes the pinwheel as a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention.

Blue pinwheels dot the south lawn at the Louisiana State Capitol, Friday, Apr. 24, 2015. The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign is a national movement which utilizes the pinwheel as a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. The pinwheel represents happy, healthy kids. Each April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month, blue pinwheels are planted throughout the nation to … Continue reading →

Video: Triumph Kitchen moves to a new home

Advocate photo by KEVIN MCQUARN -- Chris Wadsworth, founder of Triumph Kitchen, teaches students to prepare fish lunches at Modern Meals located at 2921 Government St .

Chris Wadsworth, founder of the educational venue Triumph Kitchen, talks about the school's move to its new home in Modern Meals located at 2921 Government St. Wadsworth also discusses the success of his students and how his past pushed him to found the nonprofit organization. … Continue reading →

Video: Racial profiling rally at LSU

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On Friday, January 30th at 6:38 PM, a text was sent out to the LSU community notifying them of an armed robbery in the Kirby Smith Hall parking lot. The suspect in the crime was identified simply as “black male wearing dark hoodie”. This vague description provokes suspicions of all black males on campus in hoodies, labeling them … Continue reading →