The Lion's Roar

Health center promotes a fitness program

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


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After two years of success with "Lighten Up Lions," the University Health Center is partnering with the Pennington Student Activity Center to sponsor the weight-loss program for a third year. Beginning Feb. 18, "LightenUp Lions" is scheduled to kick off another semester with one-on-one meetings, weekly...

Hatcher named Officer of the Year

Hatcher named Officer of the Year

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


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Jourdan Hatcher, university police officer, was named the University Police Department's 2018 Officer of the Year for his work ethic, initiative and leadership abilities. After working at the university for four years, Hatcher was delightfully surprised to receive the recognition. "It's truly an honor and caught me by surprise," said Hatcher. "I'm thankful for the guidance of my co-workers over the last few years." Hatcher always wanted to...

A day in the life of Christian Mozingo

A day in the life of Christian Mozingo

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019


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As a soldier of the United States National Guard and a cadet in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Christian Mozingo has been strengthened by his religion and fellow Americans to serve his country. A resident of Louisiana for most of his life, Mozingo’s grandfathers, father and one of his uncles se...

Knowing the right way to cross

Knowing the right way to cross

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019


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Students and visitors should remember to travel across University Avenue only using the pedestrian underpass. Since there was an increase in students crossing University Avenue last semester, a news release titled “Pedestrian Safety... Your Safety Matters!” included a reminder from the University ...

Losing gluten: what campus has to offer

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019


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For students who have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance, dining services provides options to address their dietary restrictions. Richard Pugh, interim marketing coordinator of The Mane Dish, stated that The Mane Dish supplies options for students on campus with an aversion to foods containing glut...

Office of Student Engagement still looking for a director

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019


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The Office of Student Engagement is currently searching for a permanent director. When Pam Rault, the previous director of OSE, moved to University Housing, Angela James served as an interim director of OSE for nearly a year and a half while also managing her position as director of the Office of Dis...

The crowns crossing campus

The crowns crossing campus

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019


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The women on campus who become involved in pageantry may have varying amounts of experience, but many share the same values that the competition experience provides. Madison Burnette, a freshman kinesiology major, shared that her journey to the pageant world began when she was young. “I got involv...

Supply chain management degree program ranked among the best

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019


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The university supply chain management program strives to prepare students for a career in the business world by giving good educational foundation and interaction with firms for job opportunities. According to the website study.com, the university’s supply chain management degree is ranked 23rd in the ...

Teaching how to teach

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019


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For more than 50 years, the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology has been training students to make future leaders. Dr. John Hatcher III, assistant professor of educational leadership, explained that the department’s main motive is to help students achieve their career goals. Hatcher exp...

University welcomes future lions

University welcomes future lions

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019


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The Office of Admissions hosts “Lion Pride Preview” to show prospective students what the university can offer. Prospective students and their families visited campus on Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anthony Ranatza, director of admissions, explained the purpose of the event. "We hope our...

A disco sparks student engagement

A disco sparks student engagement

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019


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The Office for Student Engagement owned up to its name by hosting a "Silent Disco" to promote student involvement. The disco was held on Jan. 31 from 7-11 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Arranging the event involved collaboration with the Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board...

High school leaders prepare for the future

High school leaders prepare for the future

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 1, 2019


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The Future Business Leaders of America hosted a conference at the university for high school students from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to engage in academic competitions. At the conference, high schools aimed to qualify for the state conference in Lafayette. The conference ended with an awards presentation...