The Lion's Roar

Studying behavior on all levels in psychology

The department of psychology offers several concentrations for students to analyze the functions of the mind and human behavior. The university also offers a master’s program where students can earn a concentration in industrial/organizational psychology.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

Students pursuing a degree in psychology can expect to analyze human behavior on a deep level. The university offers two concentrations of study for psychology majors as well as a graduate program. Professors teach the fundamentals early on in the curriculum so that students understand the field better...

Self-defense and relaxation

Muilin Hodges, a resident of Hammond, takes tai chi classes offered by the Recreational Sports and Wellness Center as a form of relaxation and exercise.

Noah Smith, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

Tai chi, or Taiji, is an ancient Chinese exercise form practiced for its uses in self-defense and various health benefits. Tai chi, whose earliest known use was in 1580, refers to the philosophy of forces known as yin and yang. Although it was used traditionally as a form of self-defense, over time...

Juggling parenthood’s responsibilities

Amber Edwards, a senior chemistry major, separates layers using a separatory funnel in chemistry lab. She manages her studies and motherhood by scheduling each day.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 2, 2018

Besides going to classes and taking tests, some students fit the responsibility of parenthood into their schedule. The responsibilities of parenthood may push studying off until the children have gone to bed, or require taking time off when one becomes sick. Amber Edwards, a senior chemistry major,...

A day in the life of Breana Sterling

Breana Sterling, a junior nursing major, stays determined in managing her studies while also working at Chick-fil-A.

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

Breana Sterling, a junior nursing major, juggles a busy schedule filled with schoolwork and her job at Chick-fil-A. Sterling lives by one motto that keeps her motivated, “If I couldn’t do it, God wouldn’t let me do it.” Sterling’s days start off busy and end late. A typical day for her...

Recognition with an induction

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018

The Student Union Theatre brimmed with intelligence and success as the National Society of Collegiate Scholars held its annual induction ceremony. From 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 26, NSCS welcomed new members to recognize student excellence and proficiency. The selected students were first or second-year...

Knowing about blood cancer

Victor Betancourt, graphic designer for Campus Activities Board, spreads awareness about leukemia for CAB's tabling event.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018

In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the Campus Activities Board hosted a tabling event to inform students about leukemia. On Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., CAB was joined by the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, who promoted students to become organ donors and spread awareness about leukemia....

When, where, what? Programs by the UPD

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

Although the University Police Department can be seen on campus at events like the last football game, monitoring and surveying the event, Patrick Gipson, police lieutenant, wants everyone on campus to know the department beyond this perspective. “We also like to engage with students in a non-enforcement...

Impact of tardiness

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

As the semester goes on, the number of students missing class and being late for class increases. This impacts the teaching and learning environment by distracting both teachers and students. Dr. Lucy Kabza, a professor on mathematics, shared her experience with latecomers. “It’s different...

A day in the life of Jenna Licciardi

When Jenna Licciardi, a senior marketing major, manages to find free time in her schedule, she enjoys watching horror movies or painting.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 25, 2018

President of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha Jenna Licciardi, a senior marketing major, looks out for more than her studies on any given day. “Unlike the majority of people my age, instead of waking up and checking social media, I check my emails,” said Licciardi. “I am constantly...

A garden strengthens community connections

The community came together at the Sustainability Center to clean up the garden.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 25, 2018

The community gathered at the Sustainability Center to clean up the community garden and connect with each other. Jacob O'Neill, a senior sociology major, has seen the garden grow over time in his years as a member of Reconnect. He hopes to see more work like the "Community Gardening Day." "I was...

Hazing prevention week

At last year’s “Gumbo Ya Ya,” students participated in painting a “These Hands Don’t Haze” sheet sign.

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

September 24, 2018

Since the death of Louisiana State University student Max Gruver, the state has taken stricter stances on hazing activities. In addition to the university’s “These Hands Don’t Haze” event, the university will be celebrating National Hazing Prevention Week with events throughout this week. President...

Overcoming addiction: 4 years sober

Alaina Fontenot, a junior early childhood education, PK-3 major, sits with her daughter Luna Fontenot underneath Friendship Oak. Alaina Fontenot has been sober from her addiction to alcohol and pills for four years.

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

September 24, 2018

“There was a small part of me that knew that if I didn’t, that I was going to die, and that same small part of me didn’t want to die,” said Alaina Fontenot, a junior early childhood education, PK-3 major, who is four years sober from drug and alcohol addiction. Now 28 years old, Fontenot first...