Sunday Funday – A Review of Deepwater Horizon

By: Emily Schwab

Last week’s escapades included two things that are very near and dear to my heart: a major motion picture, commemorating the worst environmental disaster off the coast of Louisiana in history, and drink service at the push of a button. That’s right, I went see “Deepwater Horizon” at the Baton Rouge Movie Tavern. If you have yet to see this “doc”-buster, put down your WA2s, grab your study buddy, and head to Citiplace because this movie is an absolute must see. (more…)

Trials & Tribulations – The Dos and Don’ts of Tailgating

By: Patrick Schmidt

Football is back, and with that comes the time honored tradition of tailgating. Now, I will preface this article by saying there is no right or wrong way to tailgate. There is more than one way to skin a cat. (Side note, why is that a saying? I refuse to believe there was a time when skinning cats was so common, it needed to become the measuring stick for the options at one’s disposal. Anyway, back to tailgates…) I have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts for tailgating that you can either utilize or disregard entirely. (more…)

Costume Chronicles: How to Conquer HalLAWeen in Style

By: Tori Watson

October is finally here and for PMH students this means the annual Halloween party is just around the corner. For many of us, this yearly ritual marks a turning point in the semester, our one last hurrah before finals hibernation season kicks in. Much of the excitement surrounding the Halloween party stems from the annual costume contest. With the party just weeks away, it is time to begin planning your winning costumes. In every law student there is an over-achiever just itching to break through. What better time to showcase your inner gunner than the beginning of finals season? Here are some ideas to get those creative juices flowing (more…)

Student Spotlight: Elena Kousoulas

By: Patrick Schmidt

Ellie, Ellie, bo-ba-lee.

Bo-na-na fan-na, fo-fe-lee

Fee fi mo-mel-ee

Ellie!

Got to love the name game. Nostalgia aside, next up on the student spotlight is 1L Class Vice President Ellie (Elena) Kousoulas. This interview was conducted via the telephone game so it is accurate-ish.

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Exploring the Ferguson Effect: Myth or Material Fact?

By: Jacob Longman

When Officer Darren Wilson, having just tended to a baby with breathing problems, spotted Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson on August 9, 2014, the murder statistics in New York City were on their way down to a record low: 330.[1] [2]

“Unit 21. Put me on Canfield with two.” Wilson radioed. “And send me another car.” Seconds later, Brown, hit six times, lay dying in the street and the United States faced its toughest racial litmus test in decades. In the wake of Brown’s death, a divergent effect on criminal activity has emerged. While crime in general has continued to fall, violent crime has risen. (more…)




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