Kandace Moss

Student Reporter

Kandace Moss is a Senior Psychology and Communication double major with a concentration in Journalism at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Originally from Monroe, she intends to graduate in the fall of 2018 and pursue a masters of arts in marriage and family therapy.

Kandace has become involved in many extracurricular activities on the ULM campus including the Campus Activities Board, ULM Scouts, ULM's chapter of NAACP, editor and writer for the student newspaper, The Hawkeye, and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

In her free time, Kandace enjoys going on long runs, journaling, and listening to a wide range of music genres. She also loves volunteering with her beloved sorority and spending time with friends and family.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government, which provides an opportunity for Louisiana’s college and university students to experience policy making in action through participation in the state’s governing process.

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Five former corrections officers at the Richwood Correctional Center have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to physically assault five inmates. They are also being indicted for their roles in covering up their actions.

Roderick Douglas, Christopher Loring, Demario Shaffer, Quintail Credit, and David Parker, were charged in a seven-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Monroe, Louisiana, on March 29, 2018.  The indictment was unsealed and made public Thursday upon initial court appearances of the defendants.

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Louisiana Tech University is to present the classic Shakespearean play "King Lear" with a modern twist April 24 -29  in the Arthur W. Stone Theater at Tech’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts.

In the university's re-vamp of the drama, the setting will take place in modern-day Washington D.C.

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The Origin Bank RiverMarket will host their annual 'Ritas on the River' margarita competition and festival  Saturday, April 21.  

The day will feature margarita tastings from participating bars and restaurants as they compete for the title of Best Classic Margarita, Most Creative Margarita, Best Dressed Booth, and People's Choice. The competitors this year are Braiz'n Bar & Grill, Copeland's of New Orleans, Don Tomas, El Chile Verde West Monroe, Iron Cactus, Maui Tacos, Restaurant Cotton, Warehouse No. 1 and Waterfront Grill.

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Congressman Ralph Abraham wrote to the United States Department of Agriculture urging that the USDA take all steps possible to protect farmers during the current trade negotiations between the United States and China.

The United States has taken a number of actions aimed at reducing the trade deficit between the U.S. and China while also holding China accountable for its unfair market influence and disregard for American intellectual property. The Chinese responded with tariffs that could have negative consequences on American agriculture.

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The Northeast Louisiana Opportunity, a branding project to promote the region, unveiled a new marketing initiative Friday that will showcase the area to potential transplants and companies.

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Higher education is important, especially to the thousands of students who belong to the University of Louisiana school system. Wednesday, students from the nine universities of the UL system gathered at the state capitol in Baton Rouge to rally for higher education and show school spirit.

From morning until mid-afternoon, students let the senators and state representatives know how important higher education is to them through speeches, talent showcases, and visiting representatives during their breaks in the current legislative session.

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According to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network, every 98 seconds an American citizen is sexually assaulted in some way or form. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the University of Louisiana Femhawks and the Wellspring of Wellspring Alliance of Northeast Louisiana collaborated and hosted their third annual “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” march, Thursday, April 12.


Monroe, Louisiana and the surrounding areas are to expect heavy storms starting today and lasting throughout the week.


Areas of widespread rain, with brief thunderstorms and moderate to heavy showers will continue to move to the northeast across the area through late morning. Flooding does not appear to be a huge threat at this time, but residents should expect periods of heavy rainfall to increase later today.


An Atlanta-based global nonprofit, Point 27, sent Thin Blue Line scripture-inscribed dog tags called “Shields of Strength” to the Monroe Police Department to honor fallen officer Chris Beaudion who in early January.