The Lion's Roar

Requirements for joining organizations should not include hazing

Requirements for joining organizations should not include hazing

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

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

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...

Stereotypes, counter-stereotypes and lies

Stereotypes, counter-stereotypes and lies

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

Recently, I have been finding articles in the Washington Post and the New York Times about reality TV shows perpetuating stereotypes. As I scroll through the wealth of knowledge: Google, I find other websites and articles have titles blaring that reality TV falsely stereotypes women and/or people of...

Problems in 21st-century relationships

Problems in 21st-century relationships

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

“I really just can’t believe he left me on read.” “She hasn’t talked to me in the past few days. She’s not into me anymore.” “If he is not going to answer my Snapchat then I guess I am going to have to get back on Tinder.” These are all statements I have encountered because of the...

UPD: More than an emergency number

UPD: More than an emergency number

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

One aspect of my college search during my senior year of high school was finding a safe campus. Having gone to high school in the heart of Baton Rouge, I realized that the state’s capital was not the safest place to attend college. During my senior year, the university was ranked 15th in the nation...

Does fame come at a price?

Does fame come at a price?

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Everyone loves gossip. From the gossip of a neighbor dating a cool dude, a colleague having a extramarital affair, or a distant cousin coming out, to a celebrity having a safari vacation in Africa, gossip is somehow a part of people’s everyday lives. And when these tales are spiced up a little bit,...

A tribute to an expressive art form: Graffiti art

A tribute to an expressive art form: Graffiti art

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Visiting downtown Baton Rouge is where I have seen the most graffiti art. There are many colorful and stylistic walls that never fail to catch my attention. Although some may perceive graffiti as a bad thing, I have never experienced negative feelings in response to seeing it. I feel it does no harm,...

Modern singer will leave mark

Modern singer will leave mark

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

For me, listening to pop music has always been unintentional. Whether it is played at a high school homecoming dance or at the grocery store, I have always detested the monotony of one-hit wonders such as Twenty One Pilots and bland music produced by Imagine Dragons. Although I cannot stand to listen...

The truth about the math lab

The truth about the math lab

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

A loud mathematics professor and a squeaking door opening and closing are just some of the things you will hear as you are face to face with a computer at the math lab. The math lab, which is located on the second floor of the Sims Memorial Library, is not many people's friend, especially not mine....

A graveyard marriage of glory and laziness

A graveyard marriage of glory and laziness

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 19, 2019

Every day without failure, I wake up in fear. Getting out of bed, going to class, talking and seeing my ex again all terrify me constantly. However, being killed or wounded in a shooting never scared me. If I die, well, then I die, right? The sentiment does not extend to other people. School shootings...

Hatred is not the new normal

Hatred is not the new normal

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

Americans may connect with different things as they hear the word “immigration.” The first thought could range anywhere from border wall, illegal or foreign, to resilient, hardworking or creative. While some may have a thought about their school friend with whom they shared lunch, some others might ...

Finding friends in a variety of ways

Finding friends in a variety of ways

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

The feeling of being alone is often a terrifying thought, especially when embarking on a new step in life. When I first graduated high school and began my freshman year at Mississippi State University, I grew worried from the fact that I would have to start over and find new friends. It was a literal...