The Lion's Roar

University housing makes accommodations in response to COVID-19

Residential students will have to follow a new set of guidelines in Fall 2020 in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines on campus.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

July 14, 2020

University Housing recently made adjustments to its housing policies for the upcoming semester. Changes are being made to align with the recommendations of the CDC and the Louisiana Department of Health in order to reduce the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19. University Housing will enforce...

University Bookstore continues to serve campus via online shopping options

Along with most offices on campus, the university’s bookstore has closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bookstore still continues to operate its online storefront and is offering free shipping on all items.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2020

Despite the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak causing campus closures, the University Bookstore is still providing some of its services. Along with most university offices, the bookstore has been closed for the remainder of the semester. However, its digital storefront continues to operate and has been unaffe...

‘Sip Smarter’ initiative created to reduce plastic straw waste

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Americans use 500 million drinking straws daily according to the National Park Service, the equivalent of 183 billion straws a year. To counter this, Auxiliary Services launched its “Sip Smarter” campaign to reduce the amount of waste that these drinking conveniences contribute to landfills each...

What happens to the leftover cafeteria food?

The university Dining Services attempts to reduce food waste through the food management process. Globally, a large amount of food from household restaurants and cafeterias goes to waste because of improper food waste management.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2018

The disposal of waste is a large environmental problem. The world produces enough food for the entire human population, but a large amount goes to waste. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “Worldwide, humans waste one of every three food calories produced. These wasted calories are enough to feed...