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Reunion [May. 25th, 2014|01:11 pm]
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I was just at the reunion this weekend and Slackerville came up. So I decided to actually post something here. Anybody still out there?

Also, picture:
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lsmsa 2012-2013 [Mar. 2nd, 2013|05:55 pm]
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So this blog was pretty much every reason I wanted to come to LSMSA. It sounded like an amazing academic and social heaven. I think that after the graduation and/or expulsion of last year's seniors, this ideaology has died.

1) The term gifties is no longer accepted. Most people hate it
2) We have sophomores
3) Miss Sharon is no longer here
4) Dr. Bier is leaving, Dr. Art may be leaving,
5) New Chemistry teacher is terrible. Other new teachers are always absent.
6) The school has a lot of 'normal' people, who mock the 'weird' kids
7) There are only 95 seniors left. The most people have been kicked out/dropped out across the grades this year.
8) The most interesting thing that happened this year are secret love notes floating around sophomores, and a bomb threat Monday.
9) Jenny may be leaving
10) End of The World is no longer played at dances; instead We Are Young is played.
11) The Steamin' Demon has closed for good.
12) A "CaddoGossip" twitter page was started to spread Caddo Gossip, did not really get off to a good start.
1) A lot of dumb people. 
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New and Improved Slackerville. [Nov. 1st, 2011|03:31 pm]
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Hey All, I think we should recreate our own rules regarding Slackerville.  Class of 2012 style.  (:
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I'm posting this to all of my New Orleans-related communities. [May. 10th, 2010|06:32 pm]
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And this one *almost* counts!

Vote for NOLA, even if you don't live here.  If you see your city on the list, just ignore it and vote for New Orleans anyway!  :)

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Who even uses Livejournal anymore? [Dec. 28th, 2009|01:44 am]
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This used to be the happening place for LSMSA talk but nobody has posted here in more than a year. How's it going gifties?
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2008 Connections Weekend! [Oct. 24th, 2008|03:29 pm]
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To all current Gifties:

Thanks for being so great last week at Connections Weekend!
I really had a great time.
It was such an honor to get to participate (I know that's a really cheesy thing to say, so I apologize :), and it's always fun to meet new generations of Fag Schoolers.

I have to admit that when Dr. Sharon asked me to participate, I was a little skeptical.
And when they told us we were going to have 2   1- hour sessions of Q&A with the seniors on Saturday with no pre-set agenda, I was a little worried.
I apologize for forgetting how amazing that you all were.

If any of you would like to contact me at any time in the future, I (obviously) have a LiveJournal.
I also have Facebook.
I'm really easy to find on there because I'm the only person who spells their name e-r-r-y-ca.
And of course, there is always LinkedIn.

If you have any questions or just want to chat about college and the great beyond, I'm only a couple of clicks away!

(And I'll also be around Baton Rouge for LSU Spring Testing if any of you need help with anything (directions, general questions, places to stay, etc...))

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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2008|06:39 pm]
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So Dr. Sharon called me today.
She invited me to be one of the alumni they get to come back to the school in October to participate in Career Weekend.
How in the world did I get selected for this?

OMG.  When did I get old enough to be one of the alumni invited back to one of these things?
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Alumni in Lafayette, LA [Aug. 17th, 2008|08:22 pm]
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I'm looking for any alumni living in the Lafayette, LA area.  My little brother and his girlfriend just moved out there last week and I want to try to hook them up with people to show them around.  They are 19 years old, Frank (my brother) is going to UL for architecture and Kayla (girlfriend) is a dental assistant at some dentist's office across the street from Wal-Mart.  They just moved into Bayou Shadow apartments or something to that effect.  I know the first word is Bayou and it is located behind Fred's a few blocks from the stadium.

Anyway, I am hoping to find graduates that know the area and don't mind adopting the new kids on the block.  They are really great kids, lots of fun to be around and very independent.  My brother is very outgoing and will easily make friends at school but his girlfriend is nervous that she won't meet anyone out there so hopefully I can hook her up with someone to talk to and potentially hang out with while Frank is at work. 

If you are interested in helping a fellow alumnus out, you can reply to this post or email me directly:

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5-Year Reunion for the Class of 2004? [Aug. 10th, 2008|02:13 pm]
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This is Josephine Ngo McKelvy (Class of 2004). The class of '89 is planning their 20-year reunion and offered to include us in the group discount for the hotel. If you're interested in going to graduation weekend, please email me back at josephine.mckelvy@gmail.com so that I can start a head count for the hotel discount.

Also, I know that the LSMSAAA is thinking of doing a wine and cheese reception at the NSU Alumni Center for all classes. Dr. Pat will probably conduct a tour of the new building under construction as well as the Annex renovations. I'd like to plan a Class of 2004 social, maybe including our juniors (Class of 2005) and seniors (Class of 2003) if they're not doing anything specific for the weekend. Let me know what you think!
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a shot in the dark [Jul. 22nd, 2008|12:06 pm]
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Hey this is Mary Beth Widhalm c/o 2003. I just recently moved to Austin for graduate school and am desperately looking for a (non-food service industry) job. I've got experience with public libraries, private/public archives, bookrooms, and offices, but I'm going to school for Historical Preservation/Conservation. I know that gifties would be drawn to a city like this, so if there is anyone who may know a good place for me to start or who has any tips at all please let me know! I'm getting pretty sick of Craig's List.

Also, if you live in this city you should let me know! Maybe when I find a job I can buy you a drink and we can have those oh so cool lsmsa conversations that exclude everyone who didn't go there.

Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.
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Are we really getting that old??? [Jul. 4th, 2008|07:58 am]
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Congratulations, Geoff Whiting!
Class of '03

"Geoffrey Whiting and Grace Juneau will be married at the Old Governor's mansion in Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday, July 5th, at 10:30 in the morning..."

grace and geoff met house-gutting in post-Katrina New Orleans, 2006

Geoff, a charming young man from the swamplands of Lafayette, is a recent LSU graduate with adorable curly hair and pretty green eyes. Majoring in Psychology, he graduated with a B.S. degree (heh, heh). A cunning political mind, Geoff has worked for the CEO of Raising Cane's and for the 2007 Louisiana gubernatorial candidate, Walter Boasso. He has written for several publications including Students for Reform, The Daily Reveille, and The Online Reporter. He also recently attended the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where he won $6.5 bazillion dollars. Upon returning, he purchased some "bling" for his baby and pursued an early retirement. Yet, with the right offer, Geoff is willing to come out of retirement.

Grace, a sassy young lass hailing from both Mississippi and Louisiana, is also a recent graduate of LSU. After receiving her Bachelor(ette) of Arts in Communication Studies, this blue-eyed beauty began her career with Wells Fargo Financial. While delving into the sub-prime depths, Grace discovered Toastmasters and has continued her love of public speaking. Also possessing a keen mind and sharp wit for politics, she wrote speeches and press releases for a State Representative candidate. When the opportunity to truly help people arose, Grace jumped at the chance - becoming a communications manager for the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps. Never a dull moment, she is finding satisfaction in a position where people in need are able to get the help they deserve. Since her baby came back from Vegas with all that cash, she has decided to stay with the Recovery Corps for all the right reasons.

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LSMSA Alum [Jun. 17th, 2008|11:48 pm]
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This is an LSMSA Alum, class of 2000. So if you're bored, help a giftie out.


And if you're even more bored, pass it along.
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Support Net Neutrality [Jun. 7th, 2008|08:27 pm]
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Support Net Neutrality!

Vote Obama in November

From http://www.barackobama.com/issues/technology/

Barack Obama's Plan
Ensure the Full and Free Exchange of Information through an Open Internet and Diverse Media Outlets

* Protect the Openness of the Internet: A key reason the Internet has been such a success is because it is the most open network in history. It needs to stay that way. Barack Obama strongly supports the principle of network neutrality to preserve the benefits of open competition on the Internet. Users must be free to access content, to use applications, and to attach personal devices. They have a right to receive accurate and honest information about service plans. But these guarantees are not enough to prevent network providers from discriminating in ways that limit the freedom of expression on the Internet. Because most Americans only have a choice of only one or two broadband carriers, carriers are tempted to impose a toll charge on content and services, discriminating against websites that are unwilling to pay for equal treatment. This could create a two-tier Internet in which websites with the best relationships with network providers can get the fastest access to consumers, while all competing websites remain in a slower lane. Such a result would threaten innovation, the open tradition and architecture of the Internet, and competition among content and backbone providers. It would also threaten the equality of speech through which the Internet has begun to transform American political and cultural discourse. Barack Obama supports the basic principle that network providers should not be allowed to charge fees to privilege the content or applications of some web sites and Internet applications over others. This principle will ensure that the new competitors, especially small or non-profit speakers, have the same opportunity as incumbents to innovate on the Internet and to reach large audiences. Obama will protect the Internet’s traditional openness to innovation and creativity and ensure that it remains a platform for free speech and innovation that will benefit consumers and our democracy.
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I guess this means I'm fresh meat. [Mar. 9th, 2008|05:57 pm]
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Name's Sara, c/o 09.
I had an older sis, graduated 05,
and I know slackerville was her home away from home.

So here I am, the fresh meat.
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FSP needs your support! [Mar. 7th, 2008|10:05 am]
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Dear Alumni,


Last year the Science Department began a new program called the Future Scientist Program (FSP).  The goal of the program is to provide students the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work and dedication in any of the STEM areas.  The focus is to get students involved in science and educate them about the opportunities available in science while building character through community service.  Students in FSP are required to perform a minimum of 80 hours of community service, act as ambassadors for the LSMSA Science Department, participate in science competitions of their choosing, and maintain a 3.25 GPA in their science courses and a 3.0 GPA overall.  This year we will honor the inaugural class of FSP students and induct our second class at a banquet to be held on April 19, 2008 at 5:30pm at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training across from the HSB.  Dr, James Garber, Department Chair of Chemical Engineering and Professor at University of Louisiana Lafayette will be our speaker.  This will be a great event that I am sure the students will enjoy but we need your support.  We anticipate the cost of the banquet to be approximately $500, and we hope to hold this banquet each year for our graduating FSP members.  Please contact us if you would like to make a donation to this year’s banquet or our future FSP fund.  Of course each of you is invited to the banquet as space allows.  Please contact Dr. Mark Ward, Science Department Chair for ways you can help us honor these students or if you want to attend.  He can be contacted via email at mward@lsmsa.edu or you can call him at 318-357-3174 ext. 159.  Thank you for your support.




The LSMSA Science Department

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For all of you who care [Feb. 20th, 2008|01:31 pm]
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Obama 08

Peace, Love, Ska

P.s - even if you don't like Obama, get out and vote for someone in November. We are the future, we should start deciding where it is heading.
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Alumni Database [Jan. 25th, 2008|08:57 am]
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A repost from facebook group if any one did not get it. New LSMSA webpage and alumnia database.

"Alumni Central
Your login I.D. is an eight digit number consisting of the last 4 digits of your social security number and the year of your graduation (i.e. 55551994). Your temporary password is �eagles�. You will be prompted to set a unique password after your first successful login. ...
Doorway to the Alumni Central database"
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Blast from the past [Jan. 5th, 2008|11:59 pm]
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I've been going back through old journal entries and tagging them, and I found this wonderful quiz from 2003:

Which LSMSA faculty member are you?

I have no idea how many of these staff members are still hanging around, but I sure remember all of them.
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LSMSAReunion.com [Dec. 18th, 2007|07:53 pm]
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[mood |cheerful]

Greetings fellow alumni of LSMSA---

I want to let you know about a great forum dedicated to alumni from LSMSA.

Its called LSMSAReunion - http://LSMSAReunion.com  This site has been
 around for 6 months and has become very active.   ITs the closest thing online
I've found to the "total living learning experience" -- eg, lots of gifties!
It restricts membership to those who have attended (but not necessarily
graduated from) LSMSA.   To speed the validation process, you can put me
down as a referrer-- in the referrer box put JayPrince (no space.)  
This isn't an affiliate scheme or anything like that, just the secret knock so you
don't have to wait to be validated.

Also a good idea to put down your class name, and use your real name as
your login id (though not required, it helps people find each other.)

Have reconnected with numerous long lost friends here already... hope to
see you there soon.

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Hey, LSU people!! [Dec. 7th, 2007|11:48 pm]
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Highland Village Condominiums

1 bedroom available in a 3br/2ba townhouse.

Large living room, washer/dryer, dishwasher, quiet roommates

Located on E. Boyd, walking distance from LSU, on bus route

Available January 1, 2008; lease until August 2008

Deposit $466, Rent $466/month +1/3 utilites

Please comment if you are interested and we'll go from there.
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NEED SOME ADVICE ABOUT THE G-MAT! [Oct. 16th, 2007|08:13 am]
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 Hi everyone,

I am a 2004 graduate of LSMSA and am anticipating on graduating with a B.S. in Business this December. I recently found out that I stand a very good chance of securing a scholarship that will pay for my entire masters program, worth about $20,000 total, provided that I score really high on the G-mat. The problem is that I have to take the G-Mat ASAP in order to get this scholarship before the funds are gone. I found this out yesterday and have only a very limited time to prepare for the exam itself.

Though I am going to invest in the G-Mat preperatory book, I was hoping that anyone who has taken the G-Mat might share their experiences or study tips with me. Also, if you could be so kind as to include what the test primarily focuses on, especially on the maths portion, I would be so very thankful (I've never taken maths beyond college algebra and financial math).  

Thank you so very much for your assistance in this matter!

Erin Schrepfer
c/o 2004
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I just rememberd slackerville exists [Sep. 18th, 2007|01:58 am]
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And I'm curious, are there any alumni out there who've done the Peace Corps, Teach for America, or other similar programs?
I just met with a recruiter today and went from thinking "2 years is way too much time" to "maybe it's worth it to make a difference?"
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Here's a topic: Transgender marriages - what's more "gay"? Discuss amongst yourselves... [Sep. 14th, 2007|10:09 am]
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For those of you who go to LSU, you will probably know exactly what I'm refering to here.
The rest of you can read up, if you want to.
I've been reading all of the responses sent in by the LSU student body, and I thought that it would be really interesting to get perspectives on this from other Gifties (we did all go to the self-proclaimed "fag school").
(And if anyone decides to do extra research on the subject, let me know, please.)

So after all of the ruckus caused by the
Michael Denton Daily Reveille column (lots of letters against the article can also be found on the site now), I began to wonder...
Can transgendered people legally marry members of the opposite sex?
If so, does that mean that they can't marry members of the same sex?
Or vice versa?
I feel like someone opposed to homosexuality would be way more opposed to a trangendered person getting to marry someone of the opposite sex:  "Can't get married because you're a same-sex couple?  Why don't one of you become a man/woman, and then it will be legal!"
But then, if this were not allowed, then you would have to allow same-sex marriages for transgendered couples: "Wait, Danny and Mike, I can't give you a marriage certificate.  You're both men!"  "No, it's ok!  Danny was really born 'Danielle,' so we're good."
Either way, I think that transgendered people may actually have unintentionally provided valuable ammo for the fight for equality regarding gay relationships...

Here's what I found.
What do you think?

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Review your old LSMSA teachers for the new kids! [Aug. 17th, 2007|11:05 pm]
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Hello all!
I was sitting in my living room tonight, imparting my Fag School wisdom on a student who will move in tomorrow for her Junior year. 
I pulled up the current LSMSA faculty and was giving her the rundown on all of the teachers - who she should take, who she should stay away from, etc.
We started discussing LJ and the Slackerville community when I realized that we should do a teacher "cheat sheet" that the current students can read. 

Below are listed all of the current faculty.  Comment on the teachers who were your favorite.  Anonymously comment if you don't feel comfortable with letting it all hang out for all of the LSMSA staff to read. 
I mean, who would want any student heading to LSMSA to miss out on M.D. or Dr. Beier, just because they didn't know better??? 



  Computer Science


  Fine Arts




  Physical Education


Let the comments begin!
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Official REunion Site [Aug. 2nd, 2007|07:28 pm]
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yearbook [Jul. 31st, 2007|01:32 pm]
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[mood |anxious]

hey, does anyone of the recently graduated class of 2007(still love saying that) know when we're supposed to get our yearbooks in? did mine just get lost in the mail??
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SAC [Jul. 31st, 2007|11:54 am]
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i hear that next year, the SAC is going to be a study room. I don't know all the details (does anyone from '08 know?) but what are everyone's opinions on this?
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Re: Ghost AA [Jul. 17th, 2007|02:23 pm]
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Well, it's not exactly an Alumni Event, but they are certainly welcome. I'm leaving the country for a couple months and having a party with some friends of mine as a bit of a send-off. I've got some RSVPs from c/o 99, 00, and 01. If any alums are in the area and interested, especially 98-02 range, let me know. See my Journal for more info and directions and such.

"I Believe that there’s a cat in a box somewhere who’s alive and dead at the same time (although if they don’t ever open the box to feed it it’ll eventually just be two different kinds of dead) "- Neil Gaiman
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Ghost AA [Jun. 30th, 2007|02:17 pm]
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Why does it seem that alumni around Louisiana don't do anything? All through our tenure at LSMSA, faculty speaks of these people as the ones you'll be friends with your entire life, yet our Alumni Association doesn't do anything. Sure, we got the email about the get-together coming up, but that's the first thing I've heard of in the area since I've graduated.

Also, is it too much to ask of our wonderful AA to get an updated website with current information? What? You really don't have any new information to put? WELL THEN GET OUT THERE AND DO THINGS! Maybe you'll secure AA dues if you actually do something!

Anyway, I was thinking about LSMSA and talking with a few of my fellow classmates, and that was a subject we touched on. Felt the need to vent.

-Conan Moody
Class of 2004
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Did anyone else see this??? [Jun. 25th, 2007|10:56 am]
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Alright, Alabama School for Math & Science!
Not that we haven't had our own share of weirdos...

I guess sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between eccentric genius and literally crazy.

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i forgot about livejournal [Jun. 23rd, 2007|09:27 pm]
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[mood |OLD]
[music |lcd soundsystem]

does reading this community make anyone else feel ridiculously old?

i graduated, what, six years ago? damn.
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JOB OPPORTUNITY!!! [Jun. 22nd, 2007|01:33 pm]
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So, I see we don't have very many 2007ers in this community, but I hope you guys can pass this along to any of the recent graduates who may be interested... I just posted this in facebook as well, so I apologize to those of you who had to see it twice.

The LSU Earth Scan Lab is looking for graduating(ed?) undergrads to help two LSMSA alumni (myself and Chet Pilley) run this place. We would love to begin training you immediately so being in Baton Rouge already is a major plus. If you're not coming until school starts in the fall, that's good too. You will be able to work around your class schedule for 20 hours/week.

If you want to see what we do, check out http://www.esl.lsu.edu.
You would be helping us create all those images, archive them, etc. During hurricane season, we go to the OEP any time there's the threat of a storm coming near us and that's always exciting.

Working here is a ton of fun. It is a small office of really cool, laid-back people. If you're self-motivated, interested in oceanography, meteorology, computer programming/linux/awesomeness, PLEASE contact either me or Chet at 225 578 2957, or shoot us emails, either jessica@esl.lsu.edu, or chet@esl.lsu.edu, and we will talk to you and get you in contact with our boss.
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Really simple question. [Jun. 16th, 2007|04:30 pm]
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[Current Location |Poplarville, MS]
[music |Fabolous & Jay-Z - Brooklyn]

I'm transferring from Buffalo to New York City and I need to get my high school transcript mailed to the school in NYC. Who do I need to call or write to in order to get that done? Is there a form somewhere I can fill out, and does it cost anything?
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(no subject) [May. 16th, 2007|08:11 pm]
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[Current Location |Monroe, LA]
[mood |sad]

In response to the previous post, it is indeed true that Marco Wilson was involved in a car accident near St. Francisville, LA which took his life Tuesday, May 15, 2007.  He was 22 years old.

Marco, who attended the Louisiana School during the 2001-2002 school year, was a student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  He is survived by his mother, two younger siblings, his grandparents, and a host of other family members and friends.

For those who wish to attend, funeral arrangements have been set for Saturday, May 19th at 1:00PM in his hometown Monroe, LA.  There will be a viewing at the church from 12:00PM - 1:00. Address:

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
500 Swayze St.
Monroe, LA

For more information:
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(no subject) [May. 16th, 2007|06:55 pm]
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I've only heard this second hand, but Marco Wilson passed away either last night or early this morning. He was in a bad car accident, and one of the people I've heard this from also said he had heart failure.
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