The Lion's Roar

Predicting the future of higher education

Predicting the future of higher education

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

Opinions of how higher education will change by the year 2030 range from few alterations at all to the utter extinction of universities. In a Times Higher Education article titled “Future perfect: What will universities look like in 2030?” Warren Bebbington, former vice chancellor of the Univer...

Vendors accepting Lion’s Lagniappe grow

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

With the agreement of Our Mom’s Restaurant and Bar to accept Lion’s Lagniappe in November of last year, the number of Lagniappe vendors increased to 39. Installation was complete, and card services have been available since December. Stefan Watts, manager of Our Mom’s, acknowledged that he has...

Lights out

Lights out

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

On Monday, Jan. 28, the university and the surrounding Hammond area were impacted by a power outage. The power in several buildings on main campus was disrupted, and by 1:44 p.m., classes and most food services were canceled for the remainder of the day. Byron Patterson, director of the Physical Pla...

University digging into sustainability

University digging into sustainability

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

The university installed 90 geothermal wells on the north side of Ascension Hall with 130 currently being added at the former site of Zachary Taylor Hall. This sustainability effort began almost two years ago with funds from University Facilities Inc. Faculty anticipate the money saved from the geothermal w...

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....

Understanding gun culture in history

Understanding gun culture in history

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

Director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Dr. Samuel Hyde Jr., professor of history, was awarded the “Michael V.R. Thomason Book Award” by the Gulf South Historical Association for his book “Pistols and Politics: Feuds, Factions, and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana’s Florida...

Getting out the vote

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 6, 2018

Although midterm elections this year select 506 political offices, voter turnout continues to lag behind voter registration. "Voting is one of the most fundamental rights we hold as Americans," said Public Information Director for the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office Brandee Patrick. "It's not...

The scary side of social media

The scary side of social media

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018

Though social media offers a convenient form of communication and networking, negative effects can accompany prolonged use.  According to Director of Graduate Studies and Institutional Effectiveness John Boulahanis, social media is psychologically addictive, and like other addictions, withdrawal brin...

Breathe to relax

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

The University Health Center has partnered with Sims Memorial Library to offer a space for students who cannot find the time in their day to breathe. Mindfulness Breaks occur each Tuesday on the third floor of the library at 5 p.m. Kuldip Grest, a registered nurse at the University Health Center,...

Two businesses, one haunting experience

Two businesses, one haunting experience

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

A Hammond venue dedicates this time of the year to the spirit of Halloween. Ranch of Horror and The Party Barn have come together to run three Halloween attractions from Sept. 28 until Nov. 3. The three options for visitors include “Zombies of the Bayou,” which is a hayride course, “Haze Maze,”...