The Lion's Roar

Establishing and building credit: why and how?

Establishing and building credit: why and how?

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

Learning about credit and how it impacts the future can be an important life skill for students to learn while in college. The transactions students make to finance their education builds up a personal credit history. Rakesh Duggal, professor of finance, reasoned why he thinks it is important for...

Lion statue revealed

The new lion statue funded by the Student Government Association located in Friendship Circle.

Staff Reports

September 3, 2019

Prior to the football game against Jacksonville State University on Aug. 30, the new lion statue was unveiled at 5:30 p.m. The structure, commissioned by the Student Government Association, is located on the west end of Friendship Circle. Dr. John L. Crain, along with current SGA President Karley Bordelon...

2019 Storm Tracker

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Staff Reports

August 28, 2019

Tropical-storm-force winds from Dorian could begin in parts of Florida as early as Saturday or Saturday night. Dorian is already raising concern in Puerto Rico after dumping rain on the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean. People on the U.S. territory have been stocking up on emergency supplies...

SGA funds lion statue

The Student Government Association has approved construction on a lion statue to be placed in Friendship Circle. The base has been completed, and the official unveiling of the statue is scheduled for Aug. 29.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

Not only will the university see incoming students this fall, but a new statue will also make its appearance. The Student Government Association was granted approval to put in a new lion statue on the university’s campus in the Fall 2019 semester. According to Richard Davis, a senior middle school...

Career Fair: Networking made easy

Career Fair is an annual event put on by Career Services to bring students, alumni, and employers together in one room. Career Services holds a number of other events throughout the semester to prepare students for future employment.

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2019

The university’s premier networking and recruiting event, Career Fair, is returning this semester for students and alumni to meet potential employers and grow their professional network. “Career Fair provides students with a unique opportunity to meet professional representatives from over 150...

Rocquin selected as Woman of Excellence

Victoria Rocquin, a junior communication major, poses under Friendship Oak. Rocquin was recently awarded the Women of Excellence Award by the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Scholarship.

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Scholarship awarded Victoria Rocquin, a junior communication major, the Women of Excellence Award this spring. The LLWCF is a nonprofit organization comprised of female legislators currently serving in the Louisiana Legislature. With a focus...

Staying cool this summer

Miss Southeastern Louisiana University Chelsey Blank cools down with a snowball from Snow Bros in downtown Hammond. It is important to stay hydrated during the hot summer months according to Dr. Ryan Green,  assistant professor of athletic training.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

Amidst barbecues, crawfish boils, beach adventures and tubing trips, knowing how to keep cool helps ensure everyone has fun and stays safe during the hot summer months. Dr. Ryan Green, assistant professor of athletic training, discussed why it is important to stay hydrated. “Every cell, every...

A new taste in town

Miss Southeastern Louisiana University Chelsey Blank enjoys an iced rose tea in the courtyard of Courtyard Cafe. The cafe opened in downtown Hammond in 2017.

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

June 13, 2019

A family-owned cafe in Hammond hosts a relaxed atmosphere while serving coffee and food to the community. Located on North Cate Street, Courtyard Cafe opened in October 2017. Owners Rose and Bryan Wong got the idea of selling Hawaiian ice and crepes while on vacation. The idea for selling coffee...

American Idol Competitor

Ashton Gill, a sophomore nursing major, shows off her Golden Ticket from American Idol. Gill auditioned with the to-be title winner Laine Hardy and advanced to Hollywood with her singing skills.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019

A passion for singing led a student to Hollywood, California. Ashton Gill, a sophomore nursing major, auditioned for ABC’s competition singing program “American Idol” and got a golden ticket to Hollywood after getting a “Yes” from all three judges: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. Gill...

Shakeup shows resiliency of newspapers in New Orleans

In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, free introductory copies of the Baton Rouge Advocate's new New Orleans edition, right, are seen next to copies of the New Orleans Times-Picayune at Lakeside News in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, La. The owners of Louisiana's The Advocate newspaper have purchased The Times-Picayune in New Orleans from Advance Local Media. The Advocate announced the purchase on its website Thursday, May 2, 2019.

May 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s a media shake-up that will leave New Orleans with one major newspaper, instead of two, for the first time in nearly seven years. Yet, in a way, this week’s announcement that the owners of The New Orleans Advocate have purchased The Times-Picayune shows the resiliency of print...

Brewery’s wine tasting brings people together

Todd Delaune, general manager of the Red, White & Brew, Jimmy Dixon, on-premise business development manager for E. & J. Gallo Winery, and Terry Gray talk at the Red, White & Brew's wine tasting. The event is held every first and third Thursday of the month.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2019

Beyond a night for drinking, the Red, White & Brew offers wine tastings each first and third Thursday of the month for people to socialize and learn more about wine. “If you’re interested in growing your knowledge and appreciation of wine, you do not want to miss our wine tastings,” stated Todd Delau...

Ordinances push for safety during spring break

In response to the influx of visitors during spring break, some destinations such as Panama City Beach, Florida passed ordinances to maintain safety and order. These ordinances include outlawing the sale of alcoholic or intoxicating beverages between 2-7 a.m. and alcohol possession or consumption on the beaches.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2019

For certain destinations, the arrival of spring break means a greater effort to maintain safety. Panama City Beach, Florida implemented ordinances in response to the influx of spring break visitors. Some of the laws were enforced from March 1-31. The university’s spring break is scheduled from April...