The Lion's Roar

Former homecoming royalty offers advice

Former homecoming royalty offers advice

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2019

Students running for the 2019 Homecoming Court have started campaigning for a position on the court. Candidates began campaigning for Homecoming Court at 8 a.m. on Sept. 9 and will continue through Thursday, Sept. 20, with voting ending at 4:30 p.m. The ballots will be tallied and the court will be...

Organizing an on-campus movie night

Organizing an on-campus movie night

September 9, 2019

Students can watch movie with friends and enjoy popcorn without going away from campus. The Campus Activity Board hosts multiple movie nights on campus throughout the school year. Destiny Coleman, a junior psychology major and member of CAB, explained the way the event is organized. “First...

Freshmen connect with student organizations

Freshmen connect with student organizations

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2019

Freshman gathered to browse organizations so that they can venture out and learn more about what the university offers. "Calm, Cool and Connected" took place from Aug. 4-5 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom each day. Students attended the seminar during their SE 101 period that...

New year, new presidency

New year, new presidency

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2019

Karley Bordelon, a senior social education major, officially took her pledge as the 2019-2020 Student Government Association president during the DSA Awards Convocation on May 7, 2019. Bordelon ran for the president as the position would allow her to help people. “I decided to run for SGA President...

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...

Greek Life unifies before ‘Greek Week’ in the spring

Greek Life unifies before ‘Greek Week’ in the spring

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Just before the kick-off of the university's first football home game, all the Greek organizations gathered around Friendship Circle for "Greek Family Reunion." At this event, the Greek organizations gathered around as Marjorie Parker, the coordinator for the Office of Multicultural and Internat...

Making equal experiences for all

Making equal experiences for all

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2019

The Office of Disability Services aims to provide support and services to students requiring special assistance registered through their department. Any student with a physical or mental impairment can register. to seek help from the Office of Disability Services page on the university website. “Our...

Annual ‘Part-Time Job Fair’ to offer employment opportunities

Annual ‘Part-Time Job Fair’ to offer employment opportunities

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

Students and local employers can interact with one another in an event on campus. The Office of Career Services is hosting the annual “Part-Time Job Fair” on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Breezeway. “We are going to have about 40 or so companies set up...

State law changes university free speech policy

State law changes university free speech policy

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

August 27, 2019

Recent changes to the university’s free speech guidelines have allowed for both on and off-campus groups more liberty on how they wish to express their First Amendment rights. Senate Bill 364, signed by Governor John Bel Edwards in June 2018 and now called Act 666, became the catalyst to the changes...

‘Block Party’ welcomes freshmen on campus

‘Block Party’ welcomes freshmen on campus

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2019

Students on campus were entertained with games, performances by students from Greek organizations and a DJ during the "Block Party." "Block Party" was organized as a part of the Welcome Week activities on Aug. 23 on SGA drive. The event which was scheduled for 6 p.m. started late around 8 p.m. due...

Honors Program starts new school year with a celebration

Honors Program starts new school year with a celebration

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2019

Students with high academic pursuits gathered yesterday evening to network before the beginning of the semester. The "Honors Welcome" was held on Aug. 20 from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. in Student Union Room 2207. Pedro Jimenez-Antenucci, a senior chemistry major and biology minor, talked about how the welcome...

Party at Strawberry Stadium completes the last day of summer break

Party at Strawberry Stadium completes the last day of summer break

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

August 20, 2019

The sound of a band, the taste of Italian food and the sight of school spirit filled students' senses on the evening before the Fall 2019 semester. Hosted by Athletics and sponsored by Olive Garden, "Strawberry Jam" took place on Aug. 20 at Strawberry Stadium. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the "Spirit of...