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LifeShare receives blood donation

LifeShare receives blood donation

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Homecoming activities gave students an opportunity to donate blood on campus. The LifeShare Foundation held a mobile blood drive at the Friendship Circle on Oct. 8 as a homecoming activity. Bianca Stelly, a member of LifeShare Foundation, described the regulations and procedures that a potential...

‘Fixer-Upper’ themed dance finishes first in ‘Lip Sync’

‘Fixer-Upper’ themed dance finishes first in ‘Lip Sync’

Gabrielle Wood, The Lion's Roar

October 11, 2019

Baptist Collegiate Ministry earned win at “Lip Sync” competition with their performance themed “Fixer-Upper” based on HGTV’s series ran by Chip and Joanna Gaines. The annual “Lip Sync” competition was held on Thursday, Oct. 10 in the University Center from 8-10 p.m.  The Student Governme...

Minute to Win It places teams in direct competition

Minute to Win It places teams in direct competition

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

The university held its annual Minute to Win It competition on Wednesday, Oct. 9th from 6-8 p.m. The event took place in the Pennington Student Activity Center and was hosted by the Student Government Association.  The idea of the event is derived from the Minute to Win It game show where contest...

OSE Breakdown: Greek Life

OSE Breakdown: Greek Life

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

One of the multiple branches that make up the university’s Office for Student Engagement is the Fraternity and Sorority Life department. This department oversees events such as “Greek Week”, formal recruitment and bid day for the university. The university has over 18 different fraternities...

Campus Activity Board hosts annual Gumbo YaYa event

Campus Activity Board hosts annual Gumbo YaYa event

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

The 2019 Homecoming Week started Monday with the Campus Activity Board’s annual “Homecoming Kickoff” celebration.  Wednesday CAB held its annual Gumbo YaYa event in the Student Union Breezeway from 11 a.m-2 p.m. Destiney Coleman, a junior psychology major,  explained how long it takes to plan ...

Lion Up Recovery becomes state’s first collegiate addiction recovery program

Lion Up Recovery becomes state’s first collegiate addiction recovery program

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

According to the Addiction Center, college students are twice as likely to struggle with addiction compared to the rest of the nation. In order to combat this, the university has created the Lion Up Collegiate Recovery Program. The program aims to create a safe environment for students who are struggling...

Kickoff Grooves at Black Family Reunion

Kickoff Grooves at Black Family Reunion

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Celebrations for homecoming went into the night as students and members of the campus community took part in the Black Family Reunion. Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Black Family Reunion took place on Oct. 7 from 7-10 p.m. in the Student Union Breezeway, with several fraternities co...

SGA encourages school spirit during Homecoming

SGA encourages school spirit during Homecoming

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2019

As part of Homecoming Week, the Student Government Association hosted the T-Shirt Swap/Spirit Hand Out.  Kiara Goins, a junior psychology major, explained what happened at the event. “It’s an event during homecoming that we provide where you can get a shirt, or if you have a different shirt, swap ...

Homecoming Court and Beau Court Interviews

Homecoming Court and Beau Court Interviews

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Members of the Homecoming and Beau Courts were asked by The Lion’s Roar to provide input regarding the position on their respective court. Those who responded are pictured with their thoughts.   Alanna Arceneaux The Lion’s Roar: Why do you want to be Homecoming Queen? Arceneaux: “If I were to become Homecoming Queen, I would be shocke...

Forum explores complaints about preachers’ hatred

Forum explores complaints about preachers’ hatred

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Concerns from students and faculty reached administration and fueled the discussion of an hour-long meeting about free speech and community safety. “The Students & The Public” was hosted by the Student Government Association on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Commons. The conversation...

Homecoming Week kicks off with a celebration

Homecoming Week kicks off with a celebration

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2019

The 2019 Homecoming Week has officially begun. The Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board and several other university organizations came together to host the Homecoming Kickoff to commemorate the start of Homecoming Week. The event began as SGA handed out free homecoming T-shirts...

Mane Dish adds option for those with allergies

Mane Dish adds option for those with allergies

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

A new dining station was added to the Mane Dish to accommodate people with dietary restrictions. The True Balance station provides not only healthy meal options, but it also takes into account some common allergenic foods: milk, eggs, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and crustacean shellfish. Accordi...