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College Checklist

College Checklist

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Opinion, Showcase

While preparing for college, here is a checklist of things you may need! ...

Lions prepare for 2019 season

Lions prepare for 2019 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year, the Lions will open up their season at home against Jacksonville State University on Aug. 29. With Jacksonville State’s impressive history - being ranked first in the Ohio Valley Conference since 2014 - Frank Scelfo expects the first game to be a tough one. “They truly have a great...

Rocquin selected as Woman of Excellence

Rocquin selected as Woman of Excellence

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019


Filed under News, On Campus, Showcase

The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Scholarship awarded Victoria Rocquin, a junior communication major, the Women of Excellence Award this spring. The LLWCF is a nonprofit organization comprised of female legislators currently serving in the Louisiana Legislature. With a focus...

Getting in shape this summer

Getting in shape this summer

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the loss of continuity in students’ schedules over the summer, many can struggle with maintaining healthy habits. Dr. Ryan Green, assistant professor of athletic training, talked about the best way to stay in shape over the summer. “The first step everyone should do is to make a personal...

Miss Louisiana Preparation

Miss Louisiana Preparation

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, On Campus, Showcase

Once a year, some of the most beautiful and talented women across the state gather in West Monroe to compete for the title of Miss Louisiana. Since the 1970s, the university has sent a representative as Miss Southeastern Louisiana University, and this year Chelsey Blank, a junior accounting major, has...

DSA honors presidents, new and old

DSA honors presidents, new and old

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

The Division of Student Affairs honored students and faculty who demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to the university. Among many awards presented during the convocation, the DSA named Man and Woman of the Year. Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, was named the 2019 Woman of ...

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

This weekend, over 1,000 students will walk across the stage at commencement. For the second time in the university’s history, the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, May 18, will be livestreamed. The commencement ceremony was livestreamed for the first time in December. “We are offering this opt...

Student-athletes reflect on their time as Lions

Student-athletes reflect on their time as Lions

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Graduating student-athletes will not only take a diploma after graduation but also memories from past years. Kyle Schimpf, a senior infielder, has enjoyed his time being a part of the baseball team over the years. “I think my favorite memory as being a part of Lion’s baseball was when Cody Gross...

Blank leads by inspiration and compassion

Blank leads by inspiration and compassion

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Years of experience prepared Chelsey Blank, Miss Southeastern Louisiana University, to be an influence for other students. Though Blank grew into the leadership role, she did not abandon every childhood whimsy. “As I’ve grown up, I kept the young, silly part about me thriving, but I’ve still matured, and I ...

What happens in the Lion Traxx shuttles: a driver’s perspective

What happens in the Lion Traxx shuttles: a driver’s perspective

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

Since its start over a decade ago, thousands of students have used the Lion Traxx shuttle service.    Gary Prescott, director of Transportation Services, enjoys interacting with students using Lion Traxx. “There is a lot of fun times with the students, and seeing them get on with their friends and ...

The doors are open

The doors are open

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

As a number of students graduate during the spring semester, organizations within the Collegiate Panhellenic Council look to recruit new members. Alpha Omicron Pi and Theta Phi Alpha, two organizations of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council, will begin their recruitment process during the fall. Alpha Om...

Hundreds support call for change

Hundreds support call for change

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

Hate speech and a concern for the campus community strikes the heart of a recent petition. Canese Jarboe, instructor of English, created a petition on change.org last month titled “Protect Southeastern’s Students and Campus from Religious Hate Groups.” Since its creation, over 800 signatures h...