The Lion's Roar

Miss Southeastern reflects on her pageant journey

Mr. Southeastern 2020 Brian Williams and Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher pose for a picture during the Lion4Life launch patry.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

August 19, 2020

On Nov 22 of last year, Janine Hatcher began her journey as Miss Southeastern 2020. The pageant winner has since carried out her reign through unexpected circumstances, witnessing history unfold before her. Although Hatcher’s pageant duties have been met with obstacles during the pandemic, she h...

Williams is first Mr. Southeastern in over a decade

Miss Southeastern Louisiana Univeristy 2019 Chelsey Blank hugs Brian Williams, a senior communication major, after Williams was announced Mr. Southeastern Louisiana Univeristy 2019. Blank organized the competition to raide funds for her platform: Down Syndrome Awareness.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

For the first time in over ten years, a student has been crowned Mr. Southeastern Louisiana University 2019. Brian Williams, a senior communication major, was crowned Mr. Southeastern on Wednesday, Oct. 2, after winning first place in the pageant. He described what it was like the moment he realized...

Mr. Southeastern back after 12 year hiatus

Brian Williams, a senior communication major, poses for a picture with Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2019 Chelsey Blank and orientation leaders after winning the competition. Williams played musical instruments for his talent competition, and won the “Best Hair Award.“

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

After more than a decade hiatus, the title of Mr. Southeastern has been brought back on campus. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Brian Williams, a senior communication major, was crowned Mr. Southeastern Louisiana University 2019. After the last competition being held in the year 2007, the pageant system...

Robinson takes first place in CAB talent show

Ariana Robinson, a freshman art major, performs with hula hoops on stage in the Student Union Theatre. Robinson won a $500 scholarship for placing in first.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

Students showed off their talents from singing or beatboxing to stand-up comedy on stage at the Campus Activities Board's talent show. The performances entertained an audience in the Student Union Theatre on March 27. Ariana Robinson, a freshman art major, took first place with a hula hoop performance. "It...

Joining the lion pride

The university invited high school students to experience the college spirit by practicing with the “Spirit of the Southland” Marching Band, Colorguard and the Lionettes for “Band Day” leading up to the Lions’ Southland Conference opener and first home game of the season.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 17, 2018

High schools joined the “Spirit of the Southland” to ramp up the lion spirit at the halftime performance of the Lions’ first home game of the season for “Band Day.” The annual event offers high school students a taste of participating in the halftime performance of college football. The...