The Lion's Roar

Remembering Roppolo

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

October 22, 2018

After 28 years of service to the university as a physical plant worker, George Roppolo, 58, passed away after having a heart attack while on the job. “He had the biggest heart,” shared Gianna Roppolo, his daughter. “He was very giving and very caring. He’d help any student. He didn’t care...

Mandatory bike registration

Mandatory bike registration

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

Once an optional process, students and faculty should make a note about the university’s new policy that requires bikes used on campus to be registered with the university. According to Director of Transportation Services Gary Prescott, the policy was made effective by the Office of Student Affairs...

Meal prepping made easy

Meal prepping made easy

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018

Maintaining a healthy diet while being on-the-go all the time may seem like an impossible task, but meal prepping can make it simpler. According to a survey conducted by The FASEB Journal, 84 percent of 344 surveyed students eat fast food, and 54 percent of students eat it at least once a week. Meal...

Apartment Guide scholarship

Apartment Guide scholarship

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

Apartment Guide looks to help students trying to balance college expenses and costs of living with a $2,500 scholarship. Possible recipients must write a 500-600 word essay with one question in mind, “What makes a home a home?” Submissions will be reviewed, and 10 of them will make it through...

Healthy food for a healthy life

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

The human body needs a wide variety of nutrition to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As different foods supply different nutrition, consuming food to supply a balanced diet can sometimes be tricky. Superfoods are the foods that are thought to be nutritionally dense and should therefore be included in the...

Everything you need in downtown Hammond

Everything you need in downtown Hammond

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 20, 2018

By offering a place to eat, shop, live, work or hang out, Hammond became one of 10 semifinalists selected by Main Street America for the Great American Main Street Award. Chelsea Tallo, executive director of the Hammond Downtown Development District, expressed pride in her team for the recognition. “It’s...

What happens to the leftover cafeteria food?

What happens to the leftover cafeteria food?

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2018

The disposal of waste is a large environmental problem. The world produces enough food for the entire human population, but a large amount goes to waste. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “Worldwide, humans waste one of every three food calories produced. These wasted calories are enough to feed...

SLU makes Forbes top college report

SLU makes Forbes top college report

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018

The United States has more than 3,000 four-year colleges, and Forbes recognizes the best schools each year with its “America’s Top Colleges 2018” list. This year, the university ranked 641st on the list. Since there are thousands of universities to examine, Forbes broke down the ranking process...

Mourning Dr. Yates

Mourning Dr. Yates

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2018

After three decades of teaching, consulting and academic administrative experience, Dr. Marvin Yates was appointed as the vice president for student affairs in 2005.  Although Dr. Eric Summers has since taken over this role at the university, Yates’ memory still rings on. On Sept. 6, the Bereave...

Akers named 2018 alumnus of the year

Akers named 2018 alumnus of the year

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 14, 2018

Tom Akers, a 1973 alumnus, grew from an aimless teenager starting college to the president of trading at Metal Exchange Corporation to the alumnus of the year. Akers thinks of his time at the university in separate parts, first as a freshman and sophomore focused more on social life than on academics....

Making fiscal sense

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 11, 2018

College students learn about various topics in their classes, and the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance hopes to help those students become financially literate in paying for those classes. The "Financial Literacy for You" tour is scheduled to stop by the university on Monday, Sept....

Being bright about late night

Being bright about late night

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 28, 2018

With college-aged, that is women between 18-24 years of age, facing a greater risk of rape, students should take extra caution. Freshmen and sophomores face an increased risk of rape or sexual assault. Over half of college sexual assaults occur between August and November. Paige Moody, a mental health...