The Lion's Roar

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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...

When athletes’ careers run their course

When athletes’ careers run their course

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Not all athletes make it to the professional level. So, what happens when they do not make it professionally? With 2% of all 492,000 collegiate athletes making it to the professional level, student-athletes should focus on life after sports. According to the document “NCAA Recruiting Facts” post...

‘Rock School’ and ‘Electric Edge’ coined most popular KSLU programs of spring 2019 semester

‘Rock School’ and ‘Electric Edge’ coined most popular KSLU programs of spring 2019 semester

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

From rock ‘n’ roll talk shows to Lions sporting events, KSLU 90.9 FM has caught the attention of many local listeners. Todd Delaney, general manager of KSLU, shared that “Rock School” and “Electric Edge” have been the radio station’s more popular shows. “I think they have been our mos...

A relationship rebuilt

A relationship rebuilt

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

May 7, 2019

In over a decade, the relationship between Lions football and the community began to grow again. In 1985, the football program was discontinued and entered an 18-year hiatus. Ken Kenelly, a 1975 alumnus, played on the Lions football team 1970-73 and later coached the team. He experienced the shift whe...

Students seek employment at ‘Part-time Job Fair’

Students seek employment at ‘Part-time Job Fair’

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

The Student Union Breezeway was filled with venders from around Hammond, as students walked through, to promote their businesses for the "Part-time Job Fair." Vendors and students came together on Thursday, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for this semesterly event. The Office of Career Services...

Mud Ballerz take victory at Swamp Bowl

Mud Ballerz take victory at Swamp Bowl

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

Students gathered in mass to participate in the annual spring festivities of the joint REC Fest and Swamp Bowl collaboration “Fais Do Do and Swamp Bowl” for its second occurrence. Scheduled from 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., in front of the Pennington Student Activity Center on Thursday, May 2, the team...

Brewery’s wine tasting brings people together

Brewery’s wine tasting brings people together

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2019

Beyond a night for drinking, the Red, White & Brew offers wine tastings each first and third Thursday of the month for people to socialize and learn more about wine. “If you’re interested in growing your knowledge and appreciation of wine, you do not want to miss our wine tastings,” stated Todd Delau...