The Lion's Roar

Raise swords and funds for combat armory

Raise swords and funds for combat armory

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

The university theatre program organized a fundraiser on Oct. 9 to build a stage combat armory. Benjamin Norman, technical director and lighting designer, looks over staged combat during theatre shows. Norman explained what stage combat is. “Anytime you see a punch thrown or a knife pulled out...

Williams is first Mr. Southeastern in over a decade

Williams is first Mr. Southeastern in over a decade

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

For the first time in over ten years, a student has been crowned Mr. Southeastern Louisiana University 2019. Brian Williams, a senior communication major, was crowned Mr. Southeastern on Wednesday, Oct. 2, after winning first place in the pageant. He described what it was like the moment he realized...

Faculty band ‘Snake Hat’ is an outlet for creativity

Faculty band ‘Snake Hat’ is an outlet for creativity

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Some professors in the university also perform with their bands while they are not lecturing. In 2017, four university faculty members formed Snake Hat, a band that spans over multiple genres from blues to alt-country to rock. The band is based in Hammond, Louisiana. The band’s original members...

Austin and Magee crowned king and queen

Austin and Magee crowned king and queen

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

The 2019 Homecoming Queen and King winners were announced during halftime at the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 12. Aesha Magee,a senior health systems management major, was crowned the 2019 Homecoming Queen and Keenan Austin, a senior biological sciences major, was crowned the 2019 Homecoming...

Alumni reunite for Homecoming Week activities

Alumni reunite for Homecoming Week activities

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Festivities were underway this Thursday at Santa Fe Cattle Company in Hammond Square. Organized by the Alumni Association and Homecoming, the “Alumni Reunion Pep Rally” took place on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5-6:30 p.m. Entering its second year, the event included a performance from the Spirit of t...

Music Concentrations allow students to advance their abilities

Music Concentrations allow students to advance their abilities

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

The university offers several ways for students who are interested in music to express themselves. Music majors have the option to choose one of five different concentrations: vocal performance, piano performance, vocal education, instrumental performance and instrumental education. Each of these...

Mr. Southeastern back after 12 year hiatus

Mr. Southeastern back after 12 year hiatus

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

After more than a decade hiatus, the title of Mr. Southeastern has been brought back on campus. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Brian Williams, a senior communication major, was crowned Mr. Southeastern Louisiana University 2019. After the last competition being held in the year 2007, the pageant system...

Vehicle maintenance can help ensure driver’s safety

Vehicle maintenance can help ensure driver’s safety

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2019

Taking proper care of one’s vehicle is just one of the ways that a driver can maintain their safety while on the road. To avoid car troubles, drivers should make sure to routinely perform certain maintenance tasks, such as changing their oil, rotating their tires and making sure all of the vehicle’s...

Healthy job market affects college enrollment

Healthy job market affects college enrollment

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

Statistics have shown that a healthy job market and college enrollment rates do not have a direct relationship. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the national unemployment rate is currently 3.7% as of July 2019 and approximately 164,000 jobs were created. With the job...

Leadership Ambassadors encourage others to be more engaged on campus

Leadership Ambassadors encourage others to be more engaged on campus

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

Every year, a group of students are chosen to help better engage students on campus. The Southeastern Leadership Ambassadors is a group of 20-25 student leaders who help the university with a variety of different events aimed at recruitment and leadership development of new students. They are also re...

Professors speak for their ‘Best Ten Minutes’ during October

Professors speak for their ‘Best Ten Minutes’ during October

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

Faculty and staff from the department of Communication and Media Studies will be telling stories in an event on campus. The second annual “Your Best 10 Minutes” is underway for the university as faculty and staff will present a story for the event. Organized by Dr. Joe Burns, assistant professor...

The Louisiana Puchase: a concern between America and France

The Louisiana Puchase: a  concern between America and France

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

Coming 200 years after a foreign contingency plan had fallen through, United States President Thomas Jefferson would acquire a massive swath of land, including the trading port of the Mississippi River and the drive for westward expansion in the USA. The Louisiana Purchase was a deal from France led...