The Lion's Roar

Alumna makes strides in education

Alumna makes strides in education

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

Stephanie Whetstone, a fifth grade teacher of science and mathematics at Bains Elementary School, became the first person in West Feliciana Parish to earn the $25,000 Milken Educator Award. Whetstone graduated from the university in the spring of 2007. In college, she was involved with Phi Mu frater...

Comedy lights up the union

Comedy lights up the union

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under On Campus

The Campus Activities Board invited comedians Gibran Saleem and LeClerc Andre to spark some laughter after another day of classes. "CAB's Comedy Special," held on the first floor of the War Memorial Student Union on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m., continued the organization's "I Heart CAB" week. "We had a great...

What options do seniors have after graduation?

What options do seniors have after graduation?

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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Completing an undergraduate degree forces graduates to decide whether to pursue postgraduate studies or to enter the workforce. While some graduates may decide to directly enter the workforce, others decide to continue their education. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, graduate...

Cheating in college

Cheating in college

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

From accidental plagiarism to blatant copying, professors have witnessed different forms of cheating in their classrooms. According to a study done by the International Center for Academic Integrity, 39 percent of undergraduate students admitted to cheating on tests, and 62 percent of them cheated...

A battle of brains

A battle of brains

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019


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Intellect and a drive to win mixed for the Campus Activities Board's "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" competition. The event was held on Feb. 11 from 6-9 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. Teams of university students competed with teams of fifth grade students from the Laboratory School, and...

Lecturer takes on inclusion in golf

Lecturer takes on inclusion in golf

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019


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In celebration of Black History Month, Chad Duffaut aimed to not only educate students on the discrimination against African-Americans in golf today but also recognize the strength and resilience of those pushing to be included in the sport. Duffaut presented "Obstruction: African American Golfers...

Promoting safe sex

Promoting safe sex

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under On Campus

On National Condom Day, the University Health Center and Student Outreach and Advocacy Representatives set up a table to educate students on safe sex techniques. "Health Relationships and Condom Educations" was held on Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Student Union Breezeway. Kirsten Dantin, a graduate...

A day in the life of Eryn Brannagan

A day in the life of Eryn Brannagan

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


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For some students, helping others and putting a smile on someone’s face prompts them to turn what they love into a career. Eryn Brannagan, a senior health education and promotion major, recently began her internship at the University Health Center in spring 2019. “I’ve always liked the age group of c...

A time to give back

A time to give back

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Archive, On Campus

With the theme of love running through this week, students and faculty donated the gift of blood. The Campus Activities Board hosted the "I Heart CAB Week Blood Drive" on Monday Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near Friendship Circle. Katlyn Daigle, student operations manager for CAB, explained why...

Leadership gets rewarded

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


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For their active leadership in the college community, Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, and Cedric Dent, homecoming king, were chosen to attend the Charles E. Williams Advanced Leadership Institute conference at Texas A&M University. Davis expressed happiness...

Get ready for graduation

Get ready for graduation

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


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With student working to finish their final semester of school, the Alumni Association prepares to help seniors gather their final memorabilia at "Grad Fair." Jennifer O’Neil, associate director of alumni programming, gave insight on what to expect when visiting the "Grad Fair." “'Grad Fair'...

Searches for businesses in ‘The Big Event’

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


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For the ninth year in a row, students who are participating in "The Big Event" are on a search for businesses and organizations to volunteer on the designated community service day. Organized by the Student Government Association, "The Big Event" sponsors students who choose to participate in the...