The Lion's Roar

Students to decide the future of SGA

Students to decide the future of SGA

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under On Campus

In less than a month, polls will open for students to vote on the future of the Student Government Association. The general election will open on April 8 at 8 a.m. and close on April 11 at 4:30 p.m. Students can vote electronically either at a polling station or on any device with internet access...

Students train to be better leaders

Students train to be better leaders

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under On Campus

High school students from across the state of Louisiana received leadership training from presenters and university alumni at the second annual "EvolveU" conference. The leadership training was held at the Student Union Ballroom on March 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Attendees were educated on topics...

Being involved on campus

Being involved on campus

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

While college offers opportunities to make connections, further education and figure out an identity, students’ experiences may depend on how much effort each student dedicates.  For some people, college involves going to school and going back home. For others, it is where relationships are cult...

An exploration into the nursing field

An exploration into the nursing field

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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Nursing students prepare to become caregivers for the community through research, clinical practice and service. Dr. Kenneth Tillman, department head of the School of Nursing, explained that even though a career as a nurse is rewarding, the life of a nursing major requires extensive hard work. “It can be ...

Earning a degree impacts long-term health

Earning a degree impacts long-term health

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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Obtaining a college degree can impact students’ long-term health and well-being. Advanced degrees may give aspiring employees an advantage in obtaining jobs that offer higher salaries and job satisfaction. A study by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the unemployment rate in D...

Computer lab helps simulate real world working environment

Computer lab helps simulate real world working environment

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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A new computer science lab has opened in the university to prepare students for the real world working environment. Located in the Computer Science and Technology Building, the Envoc Innovation Lab officially opened on Jan. 29 after a yearlong construction process. The technically equipped lab was co...

Preparing for late-night study sessions

Preparing for late-night study sessions

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under On Campus

As students prepare for tests along with their other responsibilities, they may find themselves searching for time to study. Chloe Cooper, a sophomore kinesiology major, found cramming to be her most successful form of studying. “When I cram, I can definitely remember the information and regurgit...

Choosing to become a part of the Lion Nation

Choosing to become a part of the Lion Nation

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under On Campus

With over 14,000 students from 50 different countries, students may cite different reasons for attending the university. The campus environment brought William DeMoss, a freshman informational technology major, from Clinton to the university. “It seems to be a nicer school than any of the other ...

High school students find camaraderie at speech festival

High school students find camaraderie at speech festival

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under On Campus

The university continued more than 30 years of tradition with an annual speech festival to help high school students hone their speaking abilities and meet other students with similar interests. The "Vonnie Borden Speech and Theatre Festival" was held on March 15. Students from six high schools attended...

Network and search at a career fair

Network and search at a career fair

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2019


Filed under On Campus

At the annual "Biz-Connect" career fair, students networked with potential employers looking to fill full-time, part-time, intern and temporary positions. 49 local and national employers attended the career fair on Thursday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Garrett Hall. Karley Bordelon, a...

Bake sale raises money for mental health

Bake sale raises money for mental health

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019


Filed under On Campus

The National Alliance on Mental Illness on Campus Southeastern raised money to fund the group and future events with a bake sale. The organization set up its "St. Patty's Day Bake Sale and Raffle" on March 11-12 in the Student Union Breezeway. Lojuanda Weary, a junior biological sciences major,...

Playing with dogs to de-stress

Playing with dogs to de-stress

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

Students took their minds off midterms by enjoying a sunny day of walking, cuddling and playing with dogs. On March 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Park, Campus Activities Board and the Tangi Humane Society collaborated to bring the dogs to campus. The third annual "Puppy Pawlooza"...