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Black History Month feature: Katherine Johnson

Black History Month feature: Katherine Johnson

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

“Black women working for NASA in the ‘60s? How am I just now hearing about this?” That was my initial reaction when the movie “Hidden Figures” first hit theaters. I remember feeling both fascinated and disappointed, realizing I had gone so many years without knowing this piece of history...

Never just read subject lines in emails

Never just read subject lines in emails

Prakriti Adhikari, Copy Editor

February 14, 2020

Attending a university is a very expensive investment. It is an investment that demands a lot: sleepless nights, sacrificing attending family functions, a week-long Ramen dinner diet, attending events you were never interested in just to make your resume look good, dressing up formally for a presentation...

The day of love

The day of love

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love between you and your spouse and share affection for one another. It originated in the 14th century and is still celebrated seven centuries later. This holiday is used to show your appreciation for the very special person in your life, which is why I have mixed feel...

Have a safe Valentine’s Day

Have a safe Valentine’s Day

Alexia Fisher, University Health Center

February 13, 2020

With Valentine’s Day coming up, some students are getting excited and making Valentine’s Day arrangements. From spending some time away from home, planning a Chick-fil-A dinner, or maybe catching up on Netflix in your dorm-however you choose to spend the day/weekend-if you choose to participate in s...

Black History Month feature: Dorothy Height

Black History Month feature: Dorothy Height

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2020

Dorothy Height was an activist and administrator throughout the 20th century who started many institutions that pushed for both the rights of black Americans and of women in America. Born in Richmond, Va. on March 24, 1912, Height grew up primarily in Pennsylvania, where she attended high school. There...

Australian wildfire reaches past the country and into the global ecosystem

Australian wildfire reaches past the country and into the global ecosystem

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2020

The bushfire season in Australia is usually from December to March, but this past year it surprised Australian residents by coming early in September in regions all over New South Wales. The fires got more destructive by November, destroying homes while growing in size. As of February 2020, there...

The Aaron Hernandez documentary sucks

The Aaron Hernandez documentary sucks

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2020

‘Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” is a slap in the face for mental health. If you look online today, most reviews of the Netflix documentary are left with the same mind-boggled reaction: ‘What did I just watch?’ Aaron Hernandez was charged for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional...

Letter to the editor, Feb. 4, 2020 issue

Letter to the editor, Feb. 4, 2020 issue

February 8, 2020

To The Editor: I fear the Republican Party members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.  They are my “nemesis.” They are much more “conservative” than the Conservative-Republican citizens who they are supposed to represent.  When I averaged out the results of several...

Black History Month feature: Maya Angelou

Black History Month feature: Maya Angelou

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, a nation-wide celebration that spans the month of February, The Lion’s Roar will feature a series of articles written by our staff that reflect on the accomplishments of three individuals who have greatly impacted African-American history. After facing prejudice, discrimi...

Forgive Beckham and drop the charges

Forgive Beckham and drop the charges

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2020

Shortly after Louisiana State University won their fourth national championship, a video of alumnus Odell Beckham Jr. slapping a New Orleans Police Officer on the butt surfaced on the news. Three days after the video flooded  social media, the New Orleans Police Department put out an arrest warrant...

Student Press Freedom Day: Accurate news reporting in 2020 is as important as it was before

Student Press Freedom Day: Accurate news reporting in 2020 is as important as it was before

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2020

Entering a new year means the return of an important day for student media: Student Press Freedom Day. Celebrated on Jan. 29, the day recognizes the 32-year-old ruling of Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, which ruled that student journalists have less First Amendment protections than professional...

Musk: The most important figure of the past decade

Musk: The most important figure of the past decade

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2020

To me, the most important trend of the 2010s was technological advancement, without a doubt. While social issues came and went relatively quickly, innovation never stopped. Nothing embodies this progress quite like Elon Musk and his many projects over the decade. One of Musk’s most notable affiliations...