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    I was in Pride band for 3 years as well, and i was just wondering where the hell are they gonna practice now? it seems like every few years they lose the band field. is there band field gonna be between the dorms and parking towers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunsHat View Post
    _ I was in Pride band for 3 years as well, and i was just wondering where the hell are they gonna practice now? it seems like every few years they lose the band field. is there band field gonna be between the dorms and parking towers? _
    Yes, the band field as it is now isn't going to be touched, other than having a temporary parking lot over it right now. Supposedly they'll be able to use it for the fall.

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    Once I saw Griffin had moved in the BFDBH if figured it wouldn't be long. That machine could have taken down both buildings in about 3 days. The limiting factor is hauling off the debris. Lemoine is making very good progress on Dorm no 1 even with all the rain we have been having. It's nice to see a real contractor do work. I'm thinking they should take a weekend off and finish the Softball stadium.

    On another note, renovation of Girard Hall is finished except for a little bit of dress up work on the outside. The building looks very nice.


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    UL 1984, 1999 . . . . Re: Campus Expansions

    Quote Originally Posted by RedBug58 View Post
    _ Wow.......It's going to look extremely different. _
    Ditto! Lot of stories happened in all these old buildings and these new building will create much needed space and qualitly buildings for many new stories to be made!

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    To see these two buildings go is a joy to my heart. Countless times I was awoken in the middle of the night to calls of wasps in peoples rooms. I'm not an exterminator. I also had a pipe burst in the ground causing the parking lots to be a lake at 2 AM. Never lived there, but as a maintenance worker....bye bye.


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    _ I've always considered this art of the outskirts of campus. (Even though I spent so much time on that band field and in Angelle Hall.) Before the tower was built, the only people around were those of us in band and the people around Angelle. I think once everything is completed its going to bring a lot more people to that side of campus, make it seem more like a main part of campus. _
    Back in the day the area where Griffin and Rougeou Halls are was called Little Abbeville. It was a collection of World War II buildings used to instruct those in the military V12 (I think) program. Where Fletcher Hall is, was the Baseball Field. Beyond that was the hinterlands that was married student housing, maintenance, the male dorms and Martin Dining hall.

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    Helmut I remember reading about that, and I'm pretty positive that it as the V12 program. There's a plaque by the flagpole in front of Martin Hall dedicated to it.

    While where talking about back in the day, can somebody tell me what this used to be:

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    It's on St. Mary close to Johnston. It's behind the Burger King. I've wondered this for 6 years, since I was a freshman.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ Helmut I remember reading about that, and I'm pretty positive that it as the V12 program. There's a plaque by the flagpole in front of Martin Hall dedicated to it.

    While where talking about back in the day, can somebody tell me what this used to be:

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    It's on St. Mary close to Johnston. It's behind the Burger King. I've wondered this for 6 years, since I was a freshman. _
    I am pretty sure that it was an apartment/house

    but next door was the home of about 6 of us senior f-ball players who had just moved of campus when our careers were over---Some VERY SERIOUS parties were held at this location!!!!


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    _ I am pretty sure that it was an apartment/house

    but next door was the home of about 6 of us senior f-ball players who had just moved of campus when our careers were over---Some VERY SERIOUS parties were held at this location!!!! _

    It was an apartment, it caught fire back in the early 90's I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ Helmut I remember reading about that, and I'm pretty positive that it as the V12 program. There's a plaque by the flagpole in front of Martin Hall dedicated to it.

    While where talking about back in the day, can somebody tell me what this used to be:

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    It's on St. Mary close to Johnston. It's behind the Burger King. I've wondered this for 6 years, since I was a freshman. _


    I believe it was called "Dupuis Mens Dorm". It's now a terrible eye sore and should be removed..........

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    Thanks for letting me know!

    It seems like it'd be a perfect place for a little convince store. Something that sells cigarettes, snacks and drinks, maybe even cold sandwiches and stuff. It seems like you can only get Coke products on campus, even in Follet's. With as many people that pass right there, bet somebody could make a killing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ Thanks for letting me know!

    It seems like it'd be a perfect place for a little convince store. Something that sells cigarettes, snacks and drinks, maybe even cold sandwiches and stuff. It seems like you can only get Coke products on campus, even in Follet's. With as many people that pass right there, bet somebody could make a killing. _
    You need to read CajunFun's article on "Bling and Blight". You are talking about going from Blight to Bling. That is not going to set well with CajunFun. Cigs, snacks and softdrinks... good Lord! You are really going to set CajunFun on fire son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    _ You need to read CajunFun's article on "Bling and Blight". You are talking about going from Blight to Bling. That is not going to set well with CajunFun. Cigs, snacks and softdrinks... good Lord! You are really going to set CajunFun on fire son. _
    lol. I read the article on UL Today, but I didn't read too much of the comments on here. I wouldn't be offering anything that isn't available on campus!

    Actually, if I have the capital to do something like that, I would, and I'd take it a step further. I see all these flyers up around school for students trying to sell old books. I'd be a "bookstore" too. I'd have a used book section. Students could leave their old books that they're trying to sell and leave their contact info with me. If somebody buys the book, I'll let the student know he can pick up his money, minus a small fee. If nobody buys the book after a semester, they can get their book back with no charge, or if they don't want it I'd give it away for free. Tell me that's not a bad idea. I'm a genius!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ lol. I read the article on UL Today, but I didn't read too much of the comments on here. I wouldn't be offering anything that isn't available on campus!

    Actually, if I have the capital to do something like that, I would, and I'd take it a step further. I see all these flyers up around school for students trying to sell old books. I'd be a "bookstore" too. I'd have a used book section. Students could leave their old books that they're trying to sell and leave their contact info with me. If somebody buys the book, I'll let the student know he can pick up his money, minus a small fee. If nobody buys the book after a semester, they can get their book back with no charge, or if they don't want it I'd give it away for free. Tell me that's not a bad idea. I'm a genius! _
    It's genius entrepreneurialism... and CajunFun is going to have a cow when he reads it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ Thanks for letting me know!

    It seems like it'd be a perfect place for a little convince store. Something that sells cigarettes, snacks and drinks, maybe even cold sandwiches and stuff. It seems like you can only get Coke products on campus, even in Follet's. With as many people that pass right there, bet somebody could make a killing. _
    Just don't try to sell po boys, because you would have trouble competing with Old Tyme across the street

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterboy View Post
    It was an apartment, it caught fire back in the early 90's I believe.
    I want to say late 90s, b/c I was still a student at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunPride View Post
    _ Just don't try to sell po boys, because you would have trouble competing with Old Tyme across the street _

    Oh course not! haha, I wouldn't commit that blasphemy!

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    Lots of work today 1/29/11. Pumping concrete for perimeter footings, excavation for interior footings, more plumbing, electrical rough in all for Dorm No. 1 Dirt hauling for the new parking garage.

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    Bancroft Demolition

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    Pumping concrete for perimeter footings for Dorm No. 1. The stack of material in the foreground are "Symons forms" a metal form that they will use to for the slab.

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    Excavation for interior footings. Electrical rough in is being done (the gray pipes sticking up in the lower left of the photo)

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    Replacing poor soils under the area of the old Credit Union building. the soil was full of debris. This could be a change order if they were not anticipating this. You never know what to expect when you start digging in the ground. They were hauling dirt today in anticipation of rain tomorrow.

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    I did notice that they had light towers on the site. Looks like they are anticipating working at night.


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    Lemoine is putting together a good plan and executing it well


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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    _ Back in the day the area where Griffin and Rougeou Halls are was called Little Abbeville. It was a collection of World War II buildings used to instruct those in the military V12 (I think) program. Where Fletcher Hall is, was the Baseball Field. Beyond that was the hinterlands that was married student housing, maintenance, the male dorms and Martin Dining hall. _
    the "hinterlands" also included "vet village."

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