The Lion's Roar

The university should expand parking spots

The university should expand parking spots

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2019

One major problem at many universities across America is campus parking for students. The number of students and faculty is high, but parking spots are limited. One of the universities that is affected by this conflict is our own. I feel that there are many students who have to plan their whole da...

Finding joy as a communication major

Finding joy as a communication major

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2019

Choosing a major has probably been one of the most overwhelming decisions I have had to make so far as an adult. Being asked to declare a major can feel like being asked to declare your life career, and truthfully, I’m not entirely sure what I want my future career to be. What I do know, however, i...

Singing the issues, something far from new for musicians

Singing the issues, something far from new for musicians

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2019

It seems that everybody today has a political opinion, the uncle at the Christmas party or Taylor Swift at a concert. That is the case today as more celebrities, be it in part of the project they are in or in retaliation of the current office, are speaking their opinions in the political sphere. They...

Greedy universities, pay your athletes

Greedy universities, pay your athletes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

California bill stirs up college athletics Last month, the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, signed a bill allowing college student-athletes to be compensated for their name and image. Paying student-athletes has been a pressing issue in American sports for decades now. With some athletes li...

Health Center provides STD checks and stresses its importance

Health Center provides STD checks and stresses its importance

Devyn Alford, Intern at the University Health Center

October 24, 2019

Sexually transmitted infections are a problem that plague many young adults in colleges and universities nationwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections occur in people ages 15-24. College students...

Open relationships breed disloyalty, damages our society

Open relationships breed disloyalty, damages our society

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2019

Dating has always been a confusing and complicated world. A recent trend that has emerged and began to gain more popularity in the world of dating is open relationships. Open relationships are when both parties in the relationship agree to the possibility of seeing other people while still staying...

Why I keep the studying solo

Why I keep the studying solo

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2019

In my first semester of college, I had to learn a lot of new things like how to live on my own, how to live with someone else and faced the most important challenge: How to study harder for all of my classes? In high school, I did not have to do much studying, as all of my classes and tests were easy...

Why I keep the studying solo

Why I keep the studying solo

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

In my first semester of college, I had to learn a lot of new things like how to live on my own, how to live with someone else and faced the most important challenge: How to study harder for all of my classes? In high school, I did not have to do much studying, as all of my classes and tests were easy...

Get some sleep, start fresh

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2019

My first semester of freshman year, I made the naive mistake many freshmen make while scheduling classes. When I scheduled all my classes in the morning, this did not seem like such as bad idea. After all, I always considered myself a morning person, and I had to wake up early for all of my classes...

Early bird gets the worm

Early bird gets the worm

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2019

“You can only balance two out of the three things in college: academics, social life and good sleep.” This is the greatest misconception about college life. Do you want to know why? Because there is one solution that balances all these three things together. Yes, taking morning class is a solution....

Editorial: Preparing for the paper’s future

Editorial: Preparing for the paper’s future

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

At the start of my freshman year, I looked for a job, and I found one. Guess what? I still work there. Throughout the past two years at the Office of Student Publications, I have written around 200 stories and covered dozens of events for The Lion’s Roar, and I am adding to that story total with...

Learning to overcome the struggles of the first semester of college

Learning to overcome the struggles of the first semester of college

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2019

I remember the first day of my first semester like it was yesterday. I arrived 20 minutes early for my 8 a.m. History 201 class. When I got into the classroom, there was only one other person there. I tried to talk to them in an attempt to get to know them a little better and possibly even make...