The Lion's Roar

University earns social mobility ranking

All classes and scheduled activities from Monday Aug. 24 to Friday, August 28 have been cancelled in anticipation of tropical storms Laura and Marco.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

The university was recently ranked 108 out of 1400 universities in U.S. for its prominence in social mobility. The ranking was published in the article “Top Performers on Social Mobility” compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The university was distinguished as a top 125 school in the southern...

Rehydrate with refill stations

Ashlyn Harris, a sophomore elementary education major, refills water in a station by the War Memorial Student Union Breezeway. Several refill stations have been installed across campus in an effort to reduce plastic waste.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

The university aims to make the campus more sustainable by adding water refill stations for its students. Currently, the university has 36 water stations around campus and is planning to add more. The refill stations have been provided to make the water on campus cleaner and more accessible to drink....

Forum explores complaints about preachers’ hatred

Sabrae Nasset, a sophomore general studies major and member of standOUT, addresses the panel during “The Students & The Public” event put on by the Student Government Association. During the session, attendees expressed their grievances about members of Consuming Fire Ministries.

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Concerns from students and faculty reached administration and fueled the discussion of an hour-long meeting about free speech and community safety. “The Students & The Public” was hosted by the Student Government Association on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Commons. The conversation...

One injured, one in custody after shooting

Officers with both the University and Hammond Police Departments block entrances to North Oak Park Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Park visitors were quickly evacuated after an altercation between non-students erupted into gunfire.

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

The campus community was alerted to an unfolding situation yesterday evening when reports of gunfire prompted a swift and heavy response from University and Hammond Police Departments. At approximately 6 p.m., Hammond Fire and Rescue along with multiple units from the HPD and SLUPD converged on North...

Hammond boutique ranked first place

Obsession Boutique has won “Best Boutique” in Louisiana for 2019. Employees Adrienne Mclin and Madeline Lato, left to right, assist customers in preparing for “Game Day” outfits.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

Boutique Hub recently awarded Obsession Boutique the title of 2019 Louisiana Boutique of the Year. Tori Bishop, a university alumna, owns the boutique that is located in the Hammond Square Mall. The store aims to carry the latest trends in clothing, shoes and accessories. Winning the award has...

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

Due to the increasing number of students graduating, the university is making changes to its commencement ceremonies. Beginning this December, the university will host two commencement ceremonies. Both ceremonies will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the University Center. The first ceremony consisting...

University student brings attention to Clark Hall safety

A brick wall at the Clark Hall Annex has recently seen lighting changes and an increase in patrol by the University Police Department after a university student raised concern about safety. Eric Summers, vice president for student affairs, requested students or faculty members who do not feel safe when walking in the area to contact the University Police Department.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2019

A concern has been raised on campus regarding the safety of students around the Clark Hall area. Allison Arrigoni, a senior art major, has recently shed light on a wall at Clark Hall that may cause concern to students who pass it at night. Arrigoni shared what her main concern is with the brick...

Alumni receive honors in education

Two alumni from the College of Education Scott Jerreau and Keyana Davis were named to the Future Educator Honor Roll and were recognized by the Louisiana Board of Regents this past May.

Jacob Summervile, Opinions Editor

September 18, 2019

Two alumni represented their green-and-gold alma mater through their excellence as aspiring teachers. Scott Jarreau and Keyana Davis, alumni from the College of Education, were among 40 college alumni in Louisiana who were named to the Future Educator Honor Roll and were recognized by the Louisiana...

Vibriyogn earns computer certification

Geographic Informaton System (GIS)  is a computer software system that deals with spatial or geographic data. Vibriyogn Epuri, a sophomore mathematics major, is among the first to receive a new certification in this area.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

Vibriyogn Epuri, a sophomore mathematics major, earned a Geographic Information Systems International Building Code certification in the summer of 2019. GIS IBC is a computer software system that is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present spatial or geographic data. Epuri...

It is OK to get help

The University Counceling Center provides Gratitude Journal booklet to help students reflect on the positive aspects of their life.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

Even though mental health is an important aspect of a healthy life, it may sometimes be swept under the rug. Mental health issues are a common problem among college students and anyone needing help must always seek it. According to the American Psychological Association, “the number of university...

Crain walks down memory lane

Dr. John Crain, president of the university, cuts cake with Miss Southeastern 2018 Alyssa Larose during the university birthday celebration organized by the Campus Activities Board. The institution that began as Hammond Junior College in 1925 will turn 94 this year.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

The institution that began as Hammond Junior College in 1925 has grown over the past 94 years to become Southeastern Louisiana University. After facing the impacts caused by the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, the university has achieved several milestones during the past decade. The university has...

University debuts re-branded teacher residency program

David Faucheux, instructor of management and business administration, talks to students about expanding professional skills at a seminar earlier this year. Southeastern Education majors will have the opportunity to gain practical experience similar to this in the classroom through residency programs.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2019

Education majors will now have the opportunity to gain more practical experience in the classroom. The Louisiana Department of Education recently introduced new requirements for the student-teaching program for all education majors, now rebranded to the piloted teacher-residency program. Similar...