The Lion's Roar

Don’t let summer pass you by

Don’t let summer pass you by

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-chief

May 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

For my eighth birthday, my sister, a couple of our friends and I got these shirts that said, “It doesn’t count if you don’t get caught.” This was my favorite shirt because there was an inside joke behind it. The irony of the shirt was that we stole them - and did not get caught. Now after 14...

Teacher leaves lasting impact

Teacher leaves lasting impact

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When I first registered to take World Literature as an English credit this semester, I chose the course for one main reason. I had already taken American History and wanted to learn about something outside my comfort zone. I, however, did not know how much of an impact my professor, Dr. Alexander Br...

Dining options that fit better for students

Dining options that fit better for students

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Being a freshman on campus, I constantly hear the phrase, “Bring the Popeyes back,” from all the upperclassmen. Even though Popeyes is not the healthiest choice, older students miss it. I think they miss it so much because they would like a larger variety of options on campus. I agree with the fa...

Never too late for personal change

Never too late for personal change

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Everyone is familiar with the story of the stubborn family member, the ignorant coworker or the obnoxious neighbor. Many of these personalities are a product of their beliefs and how they were raised. It leaves many people to wonder, “Is it too late for these people to change?” Author Theodor Seuss...

Living without a phone, my life hack

Living without a phone, my life hack

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

My mom bought me my first phone when I was about 11. It was a black TracFone, and my twin brother and I were only allowed to use it for the express purpose of calling her in case of emergencies. I still have that same phone today. Nowadays, it rides with me in the front pocket of my backpack, general...

Where to go when you need to go: on-campus restrooms

Where to go when you need to go: on-campus restrooms

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Choosing where to go when you are on the go can be a daunting task. It is a question of when, not if, the need will arise, and a poor selection can mean discomfort at least and embarrassment at worst. The best bathroom on campus is in the first floor lobby of the Computer Science and Technology Building...

The past comes back around

The past comes back around

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

This time last year, I wrote an opinion about my experiences with sexual assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I talked about my tattoo and how those experiences have affected my life for years after. Since then, I have worked to try to trust men and open up to people about what I have been through...

Stop fearing the nuclear alternative

Stop fearing the nuclear alternative

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The word ‘nuclear’ has a negative connotation. When I hear it, my mind starts to imagine mushroom clouds, black and white photographs of Hiroshima, radioactive poisoning and uninhabited towns in Ukraine. But I remind myself that these mental images are the result of what my mind keeps adding on...

Make birth control a personal decision, not a prescribed one

Make birth control a personal decision, not a prescribed one

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Even though a decision on whether or not to bear a child is very personal, the decision to use birth control is not entirely on an individual. Birth control pills are prescribed by doctors if they feel it necessary for their patient to take them. If one’s doctor deems it unnecessary for the patient ...

Mold your dreams

Mold your dreams

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Growing up in a middle class family in an Asian community, there was one dream that was instilled in me as a child: to be a doctor. My family and society molded my brain to believe that success came in the form of a white lab coat and a stethoscope around the neck. The job had the potential to give ...

Requirements for joining organizations should not include hazing

Requirements for joining organizations should not include hazing

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

After becoming a member of a Greek organization during the Fall 2018 semester, I quickly learned about hazing - not because I was involved in the act, but because they made sure to prevent it at all costs. I took online courses about hazing and went to meetings that involved talks about how it was strictl...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Stewart B. Epstein

April 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion

To The Editor: I believe that I speak for many Democrats when I tell you that I don’t like some of the direction that the national Democratic Party is taking.  I would like the party to be more like it was in the 1960s when it focused primarily on the bread-and-butter and kitchen-table issues that...