The Lion's Roar

Larose constructs her legacy

Larose constructs her legacy

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 15, 2018

When 2018 Miss Southeastern Alyssa Larose accepted the crown almost a year ago, she began to carve her lion mark by furthering the influence and extent of the pageant. “I cannot believe that the 2019 pageant is just around the corner,” said Larose, a junior elementary education and special education...

A day in the life of Nicole Zimmer

A day in the life of Nicole Zimmer

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018

To some students, the library is a second home where they make memorable experiences and lifelong relationships. Nicole Zimmer, a senior biological sciences major, performs responsibilities in the university as a student worker at the Sims Memorial Library. A usual day for Zimmer consists of going...

Meet the contestants

Meet the contestants

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 6, 2018

With 13 contestants, the 2019 Miss Southeastern Pageant promises to be larger than those in recent years. The pageant is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre. 2018 Miss Southeastern Alyssa Larose, a junior elementary education and special education major, shared what...

Photographic passions

Photographic passions

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

Instructor of Photography Lily Brooks started teaching at the university in fall 2015. Brooks shared how she was exposed to photography as a child. “I was so privileged to be in close proximity to people and places where I could see artwork firsthand,” said Brooks. “My mother studied photography....

Informing the public from the microphone

Informing the public from the microphone

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

The university radio station KSLU offers students and the surrounding community on-air programming like sports updates and music from around the world. Since its establishment in 1974, the radio program has been functioning as a public radio broadcasting station. General Manager for KSLU Todd Delaney...

Soccer high scorer: Christina Cutura

Soccer high scorer: Christina Cutura

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2018

With seven goals scored this season, Christina Cutura is the highest scoring player on the Lady Lions soccer team. “Christina has been a true team player this year by taking on a new position in her senior year,” said soccer Head Coach Christopher McBride. “She is constantly working hard. It...

Madere named International Pike of the Month

Madere named International Pike of the Month

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2018

For the month of September, Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity announced Joshua Madere of the university chapter as the Pike of the Month. Madere, a junior business administration major, described the process of becoming Pike of the Month, which usually keeps the nominee unaware. “Each chapter ...

Going into the polls

Going into the polls

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

Local and state elections are next week, and two students at the university have been active participants leading up to Nov. 6. Vice President of College Republicans Mollie Millet, a sophomore political science major, and President of College Democrats Eugene Davis, a senior double majoring in communication...

Campus Haunted House

Campus Haunted House

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

The Campus Activities Board tackles phobias and fears to spook students with this year’s “Haunted House.” The “Haunted House” will take place on Oct. 29-31 from 7-10 p.m. with the line starting outside the University Bookstore.  The theme for this year’s “Haunted House” focuses ...

Behind the scenes of Lion spirit

Behind the scenes of Lion spirit

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

As the official spirit squads of the university, the Lionettes and cheerleaders support the athletic teams at on-campus and off-campus events. The university’s cheerleaders and Lionettes work together to show Lion pride for the athletic programs and fan base. Each year, tryouts are held for both...

A day in the life of Michael Aleman

A day in the life of Michael Aleman

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018

Service, education and protection to the university are the three main goals of the University Police Department. But how did they get to their position and why do the officers stick with it? University Police Officer Michael Aleman, a university alumnus, said that he joined the police force after...

Smith’s journey to success

Smith’s journey to success

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

2018 Young Alumnus of the Year Joni Smith, administrative assistant at Westside Junior High School, is among those who agree that success is not always handed out on a silver platter. “I experienced childhood trauma and went into foster care and was adopted in high school,” said Smith. “Being...