The Lion's Roar

New to an American summer and the beach

New to an American summer and the beach

Prakriti Adhikari

June 11, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

All throughout my childhood, I have only seen the sun rise from behind the hills and rays of light slowly peek from gaps between trees. As the day passed, the sun slowly disappeared behind the trees again. I never saw the sun rising from the ocean and disappearing behind it.  I was born and gre...

Roseanne Barr, let’s talk about racism

Roseanne Barr, let’s talk about racism

Larshell Green

June 11, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

The first amendment has become the greatest accomplishment and curse of our nation.  In the time of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, you would think that a woman in the entertainment business, a huge position of power, would not spew hate speech publicly.  Maybe I should have been surpr...

People are our greatest assets

People are our greatest assets

Don Lawrence

May 8, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States formed in 1909 to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality to everyone and to eliminate race-based discrimination. This year, the university’s chapter of NAACP...

Never give up

Never give up

Jonathan Rhodes

May 8, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

It has taken me four and a half years to reach this point in my collegiate career. I have made so many friends and have so many memories. Even though not everything has gone exactly as planned, I will still say that I have had one of the best college experiences possible. I have seen other seniors ...

What must be done to create stricter gun control

What must be done to create stricter gun control

Prakriti Adhikari

May 8, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

Time and again, some tragic news of mass shootings and gun violence strikes the nation. News headlines tell of the number of dead and injured, and news feeds in social media overloads with comments on whether or not stricter gun control measures should be adopted. Tragedies such as the latest mass sho...

All aboard the struggle bus, affording life and education

All aboard the struggle bus, affording life and education

Annie Goodman

May 1, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

People from the ages of 18 to 25 seem to be having a hard time with money. But why is that? I think this is a complex issue with multiple contributing factors. As a college student writing for a college paper, I feel the most important aspect to consider is college tuition costs. According to ProC...

Behind the royal obsession

Behind the royal obsession

Jennifer Dettwiller

May 1, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

Years of war and destruction were fought for the American separation from England and their lifestyle. So, why are Americans obsessed with the royal family?  The royals are all the rage lately with the news of the royal wedding, Meghan Markle an American actress, will be marrying Prince Henry &ldqu...

Why news should be serious

Why news should be serious

Prakriti Adhikari

April 24, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

The first thing many people ingest in the morning with a cup of coffee is the news and latest happenings around the world. The events and facts presented to the general public forms a foundation to the way they perceive the world and help make the best possible decisions in their daily life. Therefore,...

Louisiana Senate pushes to ban bestiality

Louisiana Senate pushes to ban bestiality

Jacob Summerville

April 24, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

We have all seen those quirky laws in each state that prohibit people from doing outlandish tasks. For example, it is illegal to give a moose an alcoholic beverage in Alaska. Laws like that gives the social media addict a quick feeling of bemusement due to its absurd and hyper-specific context, an...

Field Guide to the nice guy, misogyny by any other name

Field Guide to the nice guy, misogyny by any other name

Zachary Araki

April 17, 2018


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Like every sensible child, I grew up fearing the monsters hiding under my bed, in the closet and in every shadow. In time, I learned that these monsters rarely bother with such obvious tactics and instead often disguise themselves as people walking around us such as the “Nice Guy.” Before ...

Decoding the barcode tattoo

Decoding the barcode tattoo

Annie Goodman

April 17, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

I currently have six tattoos. The one that people notice the most and always ask about is the one I hate to talk about. On the back of my neck, is a barcode tattoo with the numbers “10062013” across the bottom. The numbers correspond to my mother’s death date, but the barcode itsel...