The Lion's Roar

Getting involved by getting others involved

Getting involved by getting others involved

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019

Gabrielle “Gi” Levet, student event manager for Campus Activities Board, believes that getting involved with organizations on campus can serve the best interest of all students when it comes to gaining experience and enriching their abilities. “She is one of just two event managers, making her...

Practicing to achieve perfection

Practicing to achieve perfection

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019

Starting his last season for the men’s basketball team, senior guard Marlain Veal reflected on his time at the university.  “I have learned a lot since playing here at Southeastern,” said Veal. “I learned that patience is key when it comes to basketball and sometimes taking it 50 miles per hour ...

Cubs become Lions

Cubs become Lions

Diamond Hollins, Staff Repoter

January 23, 2019

Alumni Jeremy Lloyd, Jennifer Jarreau and William Takewell are examples of the proclamations of success on the university’s website. While at the university, Lloyd was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., won Southeastern Star, and was a recipient of the Dr. S LaVanner Role Model of the...

UPD gets Narcan to keep campus safe

UPD gets Narcan to keep campus safe

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019

The University Police Department will introduce the emergency opioid overdose treatment drug naloxone for student safety. Narcan is the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone and is used for emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. Currently, the UPD has not started ...

Remembering Zachary Taylor Hall

Remembering Zachary Taylor Hall

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2019

Sept. 5, 2018 began the demolition of a 56-year-old piece of university history. Zachary Taylor Hall, no longer able to effectively serve its purpose, was torn down last semester after new residence halls, Ascension Hall and Twelve Oaks Hall, were constructed. Kenneth Howe, director of facility plan...

She came with a vision

She came with a vision

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2019

A vision for encouraging student leadership propelled Macey Crovetto into her job as the Greek life and student organizations coordinator where she oversees 108 organizations. Promoted from her position as admissions recruiter in July, Crovetto understands that she wears many hats with her new job....

A conference builds a network

A conference builds a network

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

January 12, 2019

The University Counseling Center hosted the second annual Terrell Conference to provide continuing education and networking opportunities in the community. The conference was held on Jan. 10-11 in the Student Union. The conference honors its namesake who is one of the founding members of the Louisiana...

Hammond Ballet Company puts together a family experience for the holidays

Hammond Ballet Company puts together a family experience for the holidays

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018

The Hammond Ballet Company held its annual holiday performance of "The Nutcracker" with guest artists Alicia Mae Holloway and Saverio Pescucci. The production was held on Dec. 7-8 at 7 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The Hammond Ballet Company cast Annabelle Mack, a student...

5 years of laughter fuel a theatre memorial

5 years of laughter fuel a theatre memorial

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

December 4, 2018

Alumni returned to their home Vonnie Borden Theatre stage to honor the memory of three university theatre community members with the 5th annual “Cubas/Kay/Jacob Memorial Comedy Show.” Brandon Cubas and Jacob Zeringue were students, and Kay Files joined the university’s theatre staff in 1993....

Student fees increase

Student fees increase

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

December 4, 2018

In the spring semester, the university will introduce a $5.30 per credit hour student fee increase in line with the University of Louisiana System decision. For a full-time student, or a student taking 12 credit hours, the total fee increase equals $63.60. The university is expected to raise about...

‘Sip Smarter’ initiative created to reduce plastic straw waste

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Americans use 500 million drinking straws daily according to the National Park Service, the equivalent of 183 billion straws a year. To counter this, Auxiliary Services launched its “Sip Smarter” campaign to reduce the amount of waste that these drinking conveniences contribute to landfills each...

A potential budget increase for Louisiana

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

December 4, 2018

In response to past budget cuts, the Louisiana Board of Regents requested a $172 million increase in the state budget for public colleges. If approved, general state funding for higher education would increase to $1.2 billion in the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning on July 1. President Dr. John L....