The Lion's Roar

Lion statue revealed

Lion statue revealed

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

2019 Storm Tracker

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

SGA funds lion statue

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: Networking made easy

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

Rocquin selected as Woman of Excellence

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

Staying cool this summer

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

A new taste in town

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

American Idol Competitor

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

Shakeup shows resiliency of newspapers in New Orleans

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

Brewery’s wine tasting brings people together

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

Ordinances push for safety during spring break

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...

Yoga event benefits Hammond cancer center

Yoga event benefits Hammond cancer center

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Downtown Yoga is partnering with the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond to present “Geaux Yoga,” an event benefiting cancer patients and their families. The event will kick off with a morning yoga class hosted by Downtown Yoga at Cate Square Park on April 22 at 9 a.m. Brenna Barzenick, co-own...