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Royal Rookery: Restoring Queen Bess Island

It’s been fifty-one years since the brown pelican was reintroduced to Louisiana after the species completely disappeared from the state due to pesticide use in the 1960s. Since then, the pelicans have thrived on Queen Bess Island, making it the third largest brown pelican rookery in Louisiana. Another battle looms, however.

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Four Generations of LSU Tigers

Incoming freshman Jane Hamilton is a fourth-generation LSU Tiger. Hamilton, of Spring Lake, N.J., is the daughter and granddaughter of passionate LSU alumni. Their dedication and love of LSU began with Jane’s maternal great-grandfather. “I have been visiting the campus my whole life. I’ve always known I would be going to LSU. I feel like I’ve been waiting my four high school years to go,” Hamilton said.

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