April Christ

April Christ

April Christ is a freelance journalist and student at Louisiana Tech University. She is deeply involved in the Ruston community and has worked on numerous campaigns related to student advocacy.

Karl Malone statue at Louisiana Tech rekindles discussion of athlete’s past sexual misconduct

By: and - September 21, 2023

RUSTON — In Louisiana Tech University’s champions plaza, six statues of its athletic greats sit together, immortalized in shining brass. Alongside these Louisiana legends such as Kim Mulkey and Terry Bradshaw is a statue of Karl Malone, who has a troubling history of sexual misconduct.  Louisiana Tech unveiled the statues at a ceremony Wednesday night […]

Senator Health Cloud speaks about a bill she introduced as Representative Julie Emerson and Attorney General Jeff Landry listen.

Lincoln Parish library board forms team to fight state proposals 

By: and - March 14, 2023

RUSTON – One local library board is preparing to fight back against upcoming proposals in the Louisiana Legislature to give local elected officials more oversight over libraries amid a statewide fight over publicly accessible content.  The Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control voted Thursday to form a committee to combat two bills prefiled for the […]