Breaux was managing editor under editor Rondray Hill on Sept. 11, 2001, an indelible experience for him and his classmates.
"I remember, so vividly, getting the call from Rondray to get to the newsroom as quickly as I could," he said. "We spent hours watching the story unfold. There was so much false information out there when it first happened. I guess so many media outlets were trying to be the first to report new news that they forgot about journalistic integrity. We all just sat in the newsroom helpless. We really didn't know what to do. One of our reporters, Elona Boggs Weston, finally had enough and got up to go interview students to get their reactions about the day's events."