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What to expect this Halloween

The Magnolia Mile Art Alley in Downtown Durant is lit with hanging pumpkin lanterns for the Halloween season.

Ieysha Sanders, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Halloween will be looking different this year in wake of COVID-19. While all Halloween events directed by the city have been cancelled, there are many other activities for students and members of the community to enjoy. Students can expect a quiet campus this Halloween, as the annual safe trick-or-treat...

First presidential debate cause for concern

During the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, candidates appeared to be more eager in berating each other rather than discussing policy. Less than 10 percent of voters use debates to make their final decision.

Seth Morrow, Contributor

October 9, 2020

“Will you shut up, man?” former Vice President Joe Biden muttered after one of President Trump’s many verbal attacks. The candidates exchanged snide remarks for the majority of the first debate in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, Sept. 29. And no, Trump was not the only who dished out insults on...

Fall festivities for you and friends

Madelyn Haines, an SE alumna, poses for a photo while enjoying time with family at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on Sept. 28, 2020.

Ieysha Sanders, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling and pumpkin spice lattes are back all across the country. This can only mean one thing: fall has arrived. Here are some cool (socially distanced) fall activities that students can enjoy during the season. Visit a pumpkin patch. The Dallas Arboretum has a p...

SE Aviation adds two new Cirrus Aircrafts to fleet

The newest additions to the Southeastern Aviation fleet sit nose to nose, awaiting their next flight.

University Communications, Contributor

October 1, 2020

DURANT, Okla. – For many years, aviation sciences has been one of several programs that has made Southeastern Oklahoma State University distinct. Aviation Sciences, which began at Southeastern in 1966, now serves 150 students who come to Durant from around the country to pursue their dream of becoming a...

Make the Magnolia Farmers Market your Saturday tradition

Stop by to purchase fresh produce, handmade products, seasonal flowers and more!

Charity Whitson, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

Saturday mornings can be spent in a variety of ways. A favorite local tradition is taking a trip to the Magnolia Farmers Market in Downtown Durant and then visiting a few small businesses. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday mornings until Nov. 7. It is located in Market Square on the...

We have loved and we have lost

Kobe Bryant reminded the Black community that no matter your profession, you could achieve greatness.

Ieysha Sanders, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

2020 has been a year of immense loss for the Black community. It has held the deaths of Chadwick Boseman, Kobe Bryant, Pop Smoke, John Lewis, Betty Wright and several other Black legends and icons. The actor Chadwick Boseman passed away on Aug. 28 at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with colon...

The show goes online for Southeastern bands

The Spirit of Southeastern Marching Band braved the heat with masks on and held their annual band camp in early August.

Charity Whitson, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

After the announcement of the cancellation of Division II fall and winter sports in mid-August, many students were left to question what the fall semester would look like as far as extracurricular activities go.  The Spirit of Southeastern Marching Band has certainly felt the effect of cancelled s...

Southeastern says goodbye to ‘Batman’

Michaela Ervin, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Dr. Bryon Clark officially retired on April 29 after three decades of working for Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Although he will be missed for many reasons, Clark’s coworkers said they will always remember his quirkiness and special affinity for bats. Clark retired after six months as the...

The coronavirus:

Coronavirus HD

Michaela Ervin, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

There have been 154 cases of the coronavirus, named Covid-19, confirmed in the United States. The Center for Disease Control says they are preparing for community spread of the virus in the states. As of March 4, according to, 95,180 people have been affected by the coronavirus...

First Friday preparations

On Thursday, September 5, Ieysha Sanders, a Southeastern senior Advertising/Public Relations major, sets up Fall decorations outside the Durant Main Street office in preparation for First Friday. First Friday is a monthly event that encourages the community to eat, shop, and live local on the first Friday of every month. Shops offer later shopping hours, live musicians on the sidewalks throughout the district, plus a special theme each month.

September 6, 2019


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