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Students and faculty “brush their stress away” with painting event in Friendship Circle

Students gather in Friendship Circle for the university’s “Brush Away Your Stress” painting event as a part of Homecoming Week. Participants were provided with canvases, paint, water and paint brushes.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

In the midst of a busy semester, a Homecoming event allowed students to go outdoors, channel their inner artists and let their worries fade away. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, students and faculty participated in the “Brush Away Stress Painting Event.” The event took place at 5:30 p.m. in Friendship Circl...

BSU and NAACP present Fall Pop-Up Shop for student entrepreneurs

The university’s BSU and NAACP have partnered together to create a pop-up shop designed to highlight students with small businesses. The event will be held virtually Nov. 9-13 with an in-person event still in the works.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

In a time of economic uncertainty, student organizations have banded together to show support for students with small businesses. The Black Student Union and the university’s chapter of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have collaborated to host the Fall Pop-Up Shop, an eve...

Q&A with an education professor: Teaching during the pandemic

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Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2020

With the pandemic still at large, teachers have faced major changes in the way they teach and have learned to adapt to the situation. Dr. Colleen Klein-Ezell, department head and professor for the department of teaching and learning, answered some questions regarding the department and teacher residents...

Students share why they are voting in November election

The last day to vote early for the Presidential election is Tuesday, Oct. 27. Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at the parish registrar of voters office or other designated locations.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2020

Election Day is approaching, and for many college students, this will be the first presidential election in which they are voting. Generation Z, the generation that makes up almost all currently-enrolled college students, is the most racially diverse generation, and more than half of the older members ...

Butler and Richardson crowned 2020 Homecoming royalty

2020 Homecoming King and Queen Darnell Butler Jr. and Destiny Richardson, center, pose with 2019 Homecoming royalty Keenan Austin and Aesha Magee. The royalty announcement took place in the University Center on Oct. 24.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2020

Homecoming Week 2020 came to an end with the announcement of the 2020 Homecoming King and Queen. Darnell Butler Jr., senior management major, was crowned Homecoming King and Destiny Richardson, junior art major, was crowned Homecoming Queen. Richardson shared her initial reaction to hearing her name b...

Gumbo YaYa 2020 puts new spin on tradition

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Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

Although Homecoming Week has seen several changes to tradition, this year’s Gumbo YaYa remained true to its name.  The Campus Activity Board’s annual Homecoming celebration returned with free gumbo and entertainment on Oct. 21 in the Student Union Park. To prioritize safety and social distanci...

Mission 101: Students kick off Homecoming Week with bonfire and music

The Homecoming Kick Off included a bonfire.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

To start off Homecoming Week, ‘Mission 101: Homecoming Kick-Off’ was held on Oct. 19 from 5-9 p.m in Cook Field.  Access to a bonfire, free food and an array of games were some of the activities that the event offered. 2020 Homecoming T-shirt was handed out as well.  Alyssa Acosta, a fresh...

Historic Lion football games to re-air during Homecoming Week

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Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

With the Lions football season rescheduled until the Spring semester due to COVID-19, this weekend’s Homecoming football game is being replaced with two historic, televised replays. As a part of the Homecoming Week lineup, The Southeastern Channel will air the Lions vs. Arkansas-Monticello game...

Local vehicle burglary reminds students to lock their cars

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Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

On the night of Oct. 4, locals reported numerous vehicle burglaries in the Ponchatoula area. The Hammond Police Department linked the burglaries to university student Emily Candies, who was later taken into custody and booked for an outstanding felony warrant on Oct. 5. According to the press release...

An unusual Homecoming : A mix of virtual and in-person events

Student organizations decorated sheets that are hanging in the Student Union Breezeway. The sheets include this year's Homecoming Theme,

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2020

Homecoming Week 2020 is scheduled for Oct. 19-24 and is being organized with the collaboration of the Office of Student Engagement and Alumni Association. This year, events will be held both virtually and in-person.The following are the events scheduled for the Homecoming Week. Downtown Decorating Co...

New equipment helps combat the spread of COVID-19 on campus

The troffer systems take the form of a drop-in light fixture. These have been installed in the exercise room in the REC. This area is considered higher risk for COVID-19 due to traffic flow and constant heavy breathing in the area.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2020

While social distancing guidelines and mandatory face coverings are still seen throughout campus, they are not the only ways the university is fighting the spread of COVID-19. Several new technologies have been installed in buildings around campus to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the case of an ou...

Meet your Homecoming Court: The road to royalty

Homecoming King candidate Jawaun Walker poses for a Lion Up selfie with other members of the Homecoming Court.

Symiah Dorsey and Jordyn Franklin

October 13, 2020

Members of the Sweetheart and Beau Courts were asked by The Lion’s Roar to provide input regarding the position on their respective court. Taylor DeBourg Senior, Kinesiology TLR: Why do you want to be Homecoming Queen? “Homecoming Queen is not just a title for me. To be nominated and awarded Homecoming Court is an accomplishment in ...